Discovering the World through GIS
GIS Day at Notre Dame will bring together researchers, local government agencies and businesses with the goal of building a community of interest around the display and manipulation of geospatial data.
We have speakers lined up from the private, local government, federal government and academic sectors. GIS Day includes lectures, a poster session, software demonstrations, a reception and giveaways. We will be giving away GIS books as door prizes.
Registration is free, but necessary for full participation. Registration will close on Wednesday, November 18.
Come join us.
“It’s not often that an individual gets to participate in the dynamic explosion of a new technology,” says Skyline Software Chairman Paul Collins. While not trying to overreach, Collins is very serious about the impact of location-based services (LBS) and the role that Skyline will play in it. “We believe that we are providing the geo-spatial community with a combination of services, products and capabilities in a manner that has never before been offered. We are focused on enabling the geo-spatial networks of our government and commercial partners, and not just enabling them, but supercharging them,” says Collins.
As Chairman, Paul views that his major role is to make sure that Skyline has the right resources and relationships to prosper. Having experience in several industries has allowed him to understand that all successful businesses need a sound foundation of financial and strategic planning. “Making sure that we provide the most innovative products to our customers is critical”.
Prior to joining Skyline, Paul has had a proven record of service in the government community. As a founder and former Chairman of Apptis, Inc. Collins was a part of this company’s growth from startup to one of the regions largest government service providers. As a founder and President of BDS, Inc. he helped this government focused provider of information technology to become one of the fastest growing companies in its field. As Group Vice President at BTG, Inc., Collins was recognized as an innovator and visionary who helped position that company to take advantage of changes in the government marketplace. He is a recipient of the Federal 100 Award that recognizes outstanding achievement and innovation.
“It’s exciting to participate in the dynamic changes that technology are bringing to the government geo-spatial community. We believe that Skyline will be the centerpiece of that revolution,” Paul says. “We will provide an unprecedented platform for government agencies to launch geo-spatial solutions.”
Paul’s “pre-government” experience was as a founder and executive manager of two companies in the construction and manufacturing industry. He is a summa cum laude graduate in Civil Engineering from the University of Notre Dame. He is active in this church and community organizations.