Christopher Cappelli leads Esri’s global sales and business development activities. A computational geographer with a passion for science and technology, he has been with Esri for 25 years in a number of different roles, starting his journey as a consultative GIS technician. He later moved to develop GIS analytical models and applications to improve operational processes. In 2004, he assumed leadership of the Esri sales group and since then, his role has expanded to guide Esri’s broader business development activities. An avid woodworker, amateur astronomer and triathlete, Chris refuses to depart from his technical roots; he still programs in Python and uses ArcGIS daily.