Jon Pedder is a technology evangelist who holds a breadth of experience in supporting organizations worldwide become crisis-ready.
Jon currently advises senior public safety and national security officials on the use of location intelligence to support critical missions.
Among the incidents he and his team has supported include the recent Charlottesville KKK protest, Las Vegas rampage shooting, Boston Marathon, California Wildfires, Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, and several biochemical accidents such as a large-scale oil tanker explosion in Japan.
Prior to joining Esri, Mr Pedder has been accredited for pioneering the MapSAR, a voluntary collaborative effort to build an ArcGIS based tool to support Search and Rescue efforts for lost and missing persons. The MapSAR has since gained international adoption and acclaim since its release, and in 2012, earned special achievement awards from both Esri and the National Alliance for Public Safety GIS (NAPSG).