Justin

Justin Holman is CEO of TerraSeer, where he leads efforts to develop cutting edge sales forecasting and inventory optimization technology for the Automotive Aftermarket. Prior to joining TerraSeer, Justin managed corporate consulting for the Strategy & Analytics division at MapInfo Corporation, leading major projects for retail clients including The Home Depot, Darden Restaurants, Bridgestone-Firestone, Sainsbury’s and New York & Company. Before that, Justin served as Vice President of Software Development at LogicTools, now part of IBM's supply chain application software group. Justin holds a B.A. from Claremont McKenna College, a Ph.D. from the University of Oregon and an Executive Management certificate from Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management.

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  • Rich Quodomine 3 years ago

    This is an outstanding idea whose time has come. While some Geography departments do establish regional type business ventures (Buffalo has a Canada-US Trade Center, of which I’m an affiliate), it is time to offer Business Geography as a network of aligned institutions who seek to provide synergy between the necessary theory and the practice. Well put!

  • John 3 years ago

    Justin,

    This is a great piece. I’m currently a GIS Analyst/Programmer at a renewable energy firm in Kansas City and I’ve been contemplating pursuing an advanced degree (with a preference toward business i.e. an MBA). It has come to my attention that geographic thought within businesses, in my experience, has largely been silo-ed into it’s own department. The GIS department where I am currently serves as a data repository for those who do the “real business” to call upon. I find myself wishing that I had more influence on the decisions that are made within the business. After all, estimating the return on a project by discounting future cash flows isn’t rocket science.

    Also, I’ve subscribed to your RSS. You have some great insights into how to leverage spatial/business thought as well as the technological components of an idea into a concise message. I’ll definitely be keen to see future posts.

    Best,
    John K

    • Justin 3 years ago

      Hi John, thanks for the comment and thanks for subscribing to the RSS feed. The silo status of GIS is true for many organizations. Same with IT in general. KU and K-State both have outstanding geography programs so maybe an MBA with some electives via geography could be the ticket for you? Best wishes, Justin

  • Mohammed Hafiz 1 year ago

    Hi Justin,
    After an exhaustive search for Management/Business-GIS programs in Universities, I could not come up with a list of colleges. It would be helpful if you could list out the colleges that has Management-GIS program.
    Keep up the good work.

    Thank You.

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