Brian Bell

Brian Bell is the Director for the Utilities sector at Esri Canada. He is responsible for providing strategic leadership and vision for advancing the use of Esri technology, as well as maintaining and developing relationships with customers and business partners, in the utilities and telecommunications markets. He advises utilities across Canada on GIS & enterprise system implementation planning strategies. Brian holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Queen's University and a post-graduate GIS Applications Specialist certificate from Sir Sandford Fleming College. He is an accredited member of the Project Management Institute (PMP) and is Esri Canada’s representative for various industry associations including the Ontario Electricity Distributors Association and the Canadian Electricity Association.

  • The future of utility network management has arrived

    The future of utility network management has arrived

    The ArcGIS Utility Network Management Extension offers new capabilities allowing utility companies to better manage and analyze their networks.

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  • Supporting and Building Communities for Utilities Across Canada

    Supporting and Building Communities for Utilities Across Canada

    Esri Canada’s Canada-wide event series for its utilities customers helps them learn about market trends and technologies, and network with peers.

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  • Starting the year off right for Utilities – Focus on what’s important

    Starting the year off right for Utilities – Focus on what’s important

    Discover what Esri has in the pipeline for 2018. Brian Bell shares his vision for evolving Utility business models.

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  • The (real) arrival of spatially-enabled big data analysis

    The (real) arrival of spatially-enabled big data analysis

    Major advances in Esri technology make 2016 an exciting year for utilities interested in harnessing big data analysis.

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  • Connecting the future of Utilities & Telecommunications

    Connecting the future of Utilities & Telecommunications

    In this blog post, Brian Bell notes how the needs of customers in these industries have increasingly become common in recent years.

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  • When the lights go out: How to use Web maps for outage communications

    When the lights go out: How to use Web maps for outage communications

    Brian Bell discusses the drivers utilities must consider when adopting more progressive programs around how they communicate outage information to the public.

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  • GIS: Breaking barriers towards greater collaboration at utilities

    GIS: Breaking barriers towards greater collaboration at utilities

    Brian Bell shares his insights from EDIST 2016, an important event that draws hundreds of leaders from Ontario’s electricity sector.

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  • Turn the lights back on with GIS & operations dashboards

    Turn the lights back on with GIS & operations dashboards

    Electric utilities can never guarantee uninterrupted power. A heavy storm, a fallen branch, a car accident or even scheduled maintenance can easily down electric lines.

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