Speaker Bio & Abstract

Alex Harper GIS Manager
Central Akansas Water

BiographyAs the GIS Manager at Central Arkansas Water, Alex provides innovative geospatial solutions to problems the utility faces. He leads two separate teams between Central Arkansas Water and Pulaski Area GIS totaling 11 geospatial professionals. PAgis is a consortium of local governments and municipalities to create and maintain basemap features for the Pulaski County area. These teams created applications for pandemic response both within the utility and to assist in making sure citizens have access to clean drinking water. With Alexs leadership, CAWs GIS team has received awards for Excellence and Innovation from the Arkansas GIS Users Forum. For their work responding to the pandemic crisis, his team also received an honor from AT&T and GovTech for Technology Innovation. Esri also awarded Alex with a Water GIS Hero award in 2020-2021. The University of Arkansas at Monticello honored Alex with the Young Alumni Rising Star Award in 2020.