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What is your current title and the department that you work in? Technical Solutions Specialist for the National Capital Region. Describe your role as a former associate. I was an associate with the marketing department at Esri Canada. My role was to help journalists in our Media Program produce engaging content using ArcGIS. In this role, I always worked on new projects, and I have had the opportunity to produce several maps and apps that have been shared on prominent websites. I also provided technical assistance internally and used my GIS experience to try and solve business questions that our marketing department had regarding our customers. What's the most notable work you have done as an associate? The most notable work I have done as an associate was to work with CTV News to produce two apps that tracked the medal counts at the 2018 Winter Games in South Korea. One tracked total medal count by country, and the other showed where Canada's medalists are from. The apps received a significant amount of attention and a combined total of 115,000 views over two weeks. List any conferences/seminars/external training you have participated in as an associate. As an associate, I've had many opportunities to attend conferences and participate in unique training experiences. I attended the Esri Canada Toronto User Conference, Esri Canada Sales Kickoff, OneEsri Bootcamp and Esri FedGIS UC. In terms of training, I completed a "Getting Results without Authority" course to help develop my soft skills and received training on facilitation to get my CTT+ technical facilitation certificate. In addition to these professional development experiences, I volunteered to organize a CN Tower Climb with the Toronto office to help raise money for the United Way. What advice would you give aspiring and new associates? My main piece of advice to any new associates would be to say "yes" to new opportunities and new challenges. You will be constantly learning new things and doing things for the first time. Don't be afraid and embrace joining a new project or moving to another team. Esri Canada has a great support system, and your colleagues will help you learn and grow professionally throughout the year. My other piece of advice is to ask lots of questions. Esri Canada colleagues are very knowledgeable about a wide variety of GIS and non-GIS topics. They are always willing to help, and they encourage you to learn as much as you can. © 2018 Esri Canada Limited. All rights reserved. Trademarks provided under license from Environmental Systems Research Institute, Inc. Other product and company names mentioned herein may be trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners. Errors and omissions excepted. Associate GIS Professional Profile Bryan Ladds "Say 'yes' to new opportunities and new challenges. You will be constantly learning new things and doing things for the first time."

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