Data, Maps, and the World
A landscape architect by training, Jack Dangermond co-founded Esri (Environmental Systems Research Institute) in 1969 with a vision that computer mapping and analysis could help us design a better future. Under Dangermond's leadership, that vision has continued to guide Esri in creating cutting-edge GIS (Geographic Information Systems) technologies used in every industry to make a difference worldwide.
Dangermond fostered the growth of Esri from a small research group to an organization recognized as the world leader in GIS software development. Esri is now the 2nd largest privately held software company in the US with over 350,000 customers and 10,000 employees globally. Jack continues to invest heavily in R&D, and has guided the company through the major computing technology shifts, always improving the technology, value to markets, and connection to Esri’s loyal user’s.