From Desktop to the Cloud: The Evolution of GIS at Walgreens

In Walgreens’ response to the COVID-19 pandemic, GIS mapping and analytics were essential. Recently Walgreens has designed and implemented an enterprise GIS. Mr. Farster will discuss the role of GIS at Walgreens and how it has grown and changed over his 17 years with the company.


Please register by Jan. 27, 2022. A WebEx link to join will be emailed to you near the start of the event.


About the Presenter | Ben Farster leads the GIS and business intelligence functions for Walgreens’ planning and performance division. After studying GIS and business at Carthage College, Ben started with Walgreens as a GIS intern in 2004 and was hired after graduation. Ben has led multiple system migrations, large-scale analytical studies, M&A analyses, and currently leads a 6-person team of GIS and business intelligence professionals.


Disclaimer | This event is not hosted by the Office of Career & Professional Development. If you have specific concerns or need an accommodation to attend, please notify the event organizer directly.

For more information, contact:
James Pick
Professor & Director for Center Spatial Business

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