Our partners at Esri invited us to join them in their booth at the ICMA conference again this year. We attended last year in San Jose, and this year was a much different vibe. There seemed to be an increased focus on civic engagement, plus a heightened sense of just how much things are changing in the world, and in our own domestic markets. We even met a delegation from the Chinese government about how they can use crowd sourced technology. They were interested in our Reno NV Bike & Ped Planning Project. Can you imagine?
One thing is for sure, we’re working closely with our friends at Esri to do our part to transform civic engagement. Our approach to this transformation is to work from the inside out and help our public sector cliental connect broken workflow and optimize input channels. Our “Channel Shift” strategy is all positive results, and that’s something we all like.
Chris Thomas, Director of Marketing, State & Local Government at Esri with Kurt Daradics, Co-Founder at CitySourced.