Forum Video: Bern Szukalski and Craig Pedersen

We were proud to host Esri's Bern Szukalski as the opening keynote of the 2017 Texas GIS Forum. We hope you enjoy the video of his remarks and power point, which revealed surprising anecdotes from Esri's history as pioneers of GIS.

Bern Szukalski uniquely serves as a technical evangelist, technology advocate, and product strategist, working directly with Esri's global user community and product marketing and development teams.

Bern's Full Bio:

TNRIS was privileged to host a special commentary from Craig Pedersen, a leader of Texas GIS, who shared special insights about leadership with the Forum audience.

Craig Pedersen has thirty-five years of experience in organizational management and leadership in the areas of state and local governance, finance, and water policy. Mr. Pedersen’s 1981-2002 career in the Texas state government included both administrative and policy positions, and culminated in eleven years as the Executive Administrator of the Texas Water Development Board, where he was recognized for organizational innovation in both leadership and policy.

Providing the Highest Level of Geographic Data Services to the People of Texas

Research & Distribution

Data support staff working with a customer

Let our hands-on team of data specialists assist you with physical map products and other datasets, many unavailable online.

Learn More about Research & Distribution

Geographic Information Office

Texas flag superimposed with spatial data

TNRIS hosts the State of Texas’s Geographic Information Office (GIO), an inter-agency initiative to collaborate and facilitate the effective use of G.I.S. in state and local government.

Learn More about the Geographic Information Office

Texas GIS Forum

Audience and speaker at the Texas GIS Forum

Our annual gathering of the Texas GIS community, showcasing the latest innovations and talent in the field.

Learn More about the Texas GIS Forum