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Alex Miller

President, Esri Canada

Alex Miller is president and founder of Esri Canada, which provides enterprise geographic information system (GIS) solutions to Canadian organizations in the public and private sectors.  He founded Esri Canada in 1984 and has led the company through more than two decades of growth.  Esri Canada now has more than 300 employees serving more than 10,000 customers across numerous industries.

In his role, Mr. Miller is responsible for the overall strategic direction of Esri Canada.  He has broad experience in surveying, mapping, engineering, information systems design and management consulting.  He also has extensive expertise in the application of information technology to land, natural resource and environmental management. 

An advocate for promoting Canada's advanced technology sector, Mr. Miller has delivered numerous keynote speeches and presentations at international and local GIS conferences, and provides board leadership to several professional and industry associations in Canada.  He is a member of the Government of Canada's Open Government Advisory Panel that seeks to harness opportunities for innovation and knowledge sharing.

Mr. Miller was previously chairman of the Natural Resources Canada Earth Sciences Sector Advisory Committee, co-chair of the GeoConnections Policy Advisory Committee, chairman of the Geomatics Industry Association of Canada and a member of the Federal Department of Natural Resources Minister's National Advisory Board on Earth Sciences. He is also a past member of the University of Waterloo's Faculty of Environment Advisory Committee.

In addition, Mr. Miller is a Fellow of the Royal Canadian Geographical Society, one of Canada’s largest non-profit educational organizations focused on making Canada better known to Canadians and to the world. He is also Chairman of the Planet in Focus Foundation, which produces an annual film and video festival that showcases outstanding works focused on environmental themes and subjects by Canadian and international filmmakers.

Mr. Miller holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Surveying Engineering from the University of New Brunswick.  An outdoor enthusiast, he enjoys skiing, cycling, go-kart racing and photography.