Jim Young

Business Development Lead, ESRI

Jim Young is a business development lead for Esri focused on big data and AI. He is working with tech companies and developers to explore the use of location-aware APIs and spatial analytics in their products and apps. His passion is the intersection of physical and digital – focusing on computer vision, sensor networks and location services. A pioneer in mobile social networks, Jim founded location-based Jambo Networks before joining Esri. He earned a masters degree in GIS from Cambridge University and holds a bachelor’s degree in history and economics from Southern Methodist University.

Past sessions

Would you like to generate meaningful insights with your geolocation data? Are you trying to run these queries at Petabyte scale? Join this talk to understand how you can scale ESRI's geospatial expertise with Databricks.

In light of the global coronavirus pandemic in 2020, we will take a look at how we analyze movement data and determine the impact of human movement during these times. We will showcase several key technical concepts in our talk -- dimensionality reduction with geoindexing, leveraging Delta Lake for geospatial query performance, and quantifying the risk introduced by human movement using a Human Movement Index.

At the end of this session, you will gain a better understanding of how you can derive insights into human movement at scale, which is a repeatable pattern that is highly applicable across industries.