elevated spatial thinking

About

Summary

Lucas Broyles is a seasoned professional with over two decades of experience in Geographic Information Systems software and Oil and Gas, Pipeline, and Utilities industries. As a strategic advisor, Lucas demonstrates a keen ability to provide insightful guidance for geospatial strategy execution. He is highly personable and excels in effective communication, distinguishing himself as a proven leader in developing and implementing strategic IT initiatives to drive business growth, enhance client satisfaction, and ensure cybersecurity.

 

Expertise

  • Business Development
  • Compliance and Assurance
  • Data Transformation
  • Executive Engagement
  • Geospatial Strategy
  • Global Operations
  • Knowledge Transfer
  • Program Execution
  • Project Management
  • Relationship Building
  • Stakeholder Management
  • Strategic Planning
  • System Architecture
  • System Management
  • Team Management
  • Technical Consulting
  • Technology Adoption
  • Thought Leadership

Technology Skills

  • Esri Core Products – ArcGIS Pro, ArcGIS Enterprise, ArcGIS Online
    • ArcGIS Enterprise and Extensions: ArcGIS Pipeline Referencing, Utility Network, Monitor, Data Reviewer, Data Interoperability, GeoEvent, Image Server, Network Analyst
    • ArcGIS Pro and Extensions: ArcGIS Pipeline Referencing, Utility Network, Roads and Highways, 3D Analyst, Network Analyst, Data Reviewer, Data Interoperability, Notebooks
    • ArcGIS Online and Extensions: Hub, Collaborations, Insights
    • Apps: App Builders, Dashboards, Experience Builder, Insights, Story Maps, Web AppBuilder, Field Maps, ArcGIS Solutions, Survey123, Power BI
    • Focused Products: Drone2Map, Site Scan for ArcGIS, GeoPortal Server
    • Location Data: Imagery, Data Appliance, StreetMap Premium, World Geocoder
    • Developer: API for Python, Pro SDK, SDK for .NET, SDK for JavaScript, Leaflet
  • Agile Software Development and Project Delivery Methodology: Salesforce, Microsoft Project, Jira, DevOPs, Asana
  • Operating Systems: Citrix Virtual Apps, Microsoft Azure, Windows Server, Apple OS X, Ubuntu Linux
  • Development Languages: Python, JavaScript, HTML, HTML5, JSON, XML, Unix shell scripting
  • Frameworks and Platforms: ArcPy, JavaScript, REST, SOAP, Dojo, JQuery, GitHub, Tortoise SVN
  • Databases: Oracle DBMS, MS SQL Server, PostGreSQL/PostGIS DBMS, MySQL
  • GIS Related Software & Open Source Technologies: Safe Feature Manipulation Engine (FME), 1Spatial’s 1Integrate, Geoportal Server, Open Street Map, Mapbox, CartoDB
  • Application / Web Servers: Microsoft Internet Information Services (IIS), Apache’s Tomcat Servlet, New Atlanta ServletExec, Eclipse IDE

Relevant Professional Experience

Environmental Systems Research Institute, Inc. (Esri)

Strategic Advisor – Louisville, CO (2021 – Present)
  • Thought Leadership: Primary liaison for 10+ Esri Advantage Program customer accounts, strategically maximizing their investment in the Esri Advantage Program by defining and implementing innovative, global geospatial business solutions.
  • Strategic Alignment: Translate customer requirements and business goals, objectives, and mission into a geospatial strategy roadmap that details strategic approaches, specific consulting tasks, innovative technical delivery, and training initiatives for both near and long term time-frames.
  • Executive-Level Engagement: Coordinated and led in-person strategic planning meetings with executive-level leadership, ensuring alignment with market demand, company strategic direction, and client needs. Collaborated with members of the executive team and other stakeholders to identify ways IT can assist in achieving business and financial goals.
  • Relationship Building: Built and maintained a healthy ecosystem of relationships across an organization’s departments, technologies, and business processes, ensuring trust was maintained throughout the advisor-client relationship.
  • Program Execution: Spearheaded the strategic scoping of new projects by aligning technology initiatives with business goals, resulting in successful execution within approved scopes, schedules, and budgets. Acted as a strategic contributor to each practice leader, contributing to key proposals and reviewing proposals for the best technical approaches.
Project Technical Lead – Louisville, CO (2021 – Present)
  • Project Management: Oversee and lead all technical aspects and delivery of projects, primarily focused on Utility Network integrated with ArcGIS Pipeline Referencing Implementation.
  • Project Execution: Coordinate the delivery of each milestone, host technical workshops, and ensure business requirements are met making customer satisfaction the highest priority.
  • Knowledge Transfer: Facilitate extensive knowledge transfer to recipients of cutting-edge solutions.
Senior Technical Consultant – Louisville, CO (2021 – Present)
  • Delivery Expertise: Delivery of multiple Utility Network and/or ArcGIS Pipeline Referencing projects.
  • Data Transformation: Tasks include data transformation into PODS or UPDM, customization of data models, and configuration of data ensuring full software functionality, and capabilities are available.
  • Tailored Solutions: Customize and build complex ArcGIS Solutions based on Esri core platform and extensions.
Etc
  • Esri Professional Services Subject Matter Expert: ArcGIS Pipeline Referencing
  • Esri Professional Services Subject Matter Expert: Optimized Pipeline Routing
  • 2023 Esri Energy Resources GIS Conference Presentation: “Data migration to Utility Network integrated ArcGIS Pipeline Referencing using Esri’s Data Loading Tools”

 

SSP Innovations, LLC:

LG&E / KU Gas Distribution Utility Network Implementation: Solution Architect – Englewood, CO (2019-2020)
  • Solution Architect for custom Utility Network integrations for 3rd party software which includes custom workflows utilizing ArcGIS Pro, Portal for ArcGIS, and custom web applications and dashboards.
  • 3rd party software integrations, included: ARM, Customer Care System, DIMP/TIMP, Open Text, Pipeline Compliance System, SQL BI, SynerGi Gas, MyWorld
  • Esri’s Utility Network ArcGIS Enterprise implementation and SSP Product Delivery.
    Business requirements workshop gathering, workflow documentation, validation of data, system configuration documentation, testing documentation, and management of software delivery.
Southern Company Electric Utility Network Implementation: Solution Architect – Englewood, CO (2019-2020)
  • Solution Architect for redesigning a legacy Customer Linking system which includes automated database processes and web-based manually customer linking process. The new Customer Linking process was designed to integrate with the Utility Network on the latest version of the ArcGIS Enterprise.
    Business requirements workshop gathering, workflow documentation, validation of data, system configuration documentation.

Critigen, LLC:

National Grid Gas Utility Network Implementation: Product Owner – Denver, CO (2018-2019)
  • Solutions Architect for geospatial data conflation product. Primary task involved conflating and migrating legacy Smallworld gas utility data into an Esri Utility Network by automating spatial data corrections and attribution improvements using 1Spatial’s 1Integrate software with integration to Esri’s ArcGIS Pro and Enterprise web applications.
  • Migration from legacy non-Esri GIS systems to Esri ArcGIS Enterprise via one-time go-live system cutover.
    Business requirements gathering, solution design, workflow documentation, validation of data, and system configuration documentation
  • Management of a team of 7 GIS analysts for delivery of custom development of automation scripts, web maps and apps, ArcGIS Pro workflows, conflation processes, and data creation, quality assurance, and control.
    Demonstrated leadership in interviewing, hiring, and coaching employees, ensuring the global division leads and functional heads of the product and IT team were well-aligned with the company’s strategic direction.
    Fostered a high-performing IT team through effective talent acquisition and team-building strategies, driving efficiency and skill differentiation within the organization.

Quantum Spatial:

Bureau of Land Management: Sr Geospatial Data Portal Specialist – Denver, CO (2016-2018)
  • BLM geospatial portal and web applications connectivity software engineer responsible for reduce data redundancy, maximize efficiency, and interconnect programs that host geospatial data.
  • Develop Python scripts that automate required Portal for ArcGIS and ArcGIS Online administrative tasks: OATH2 & SAML authentication, security, user involvement, user access and privileges, content management, and gathering environment and usage statistics.
  • Design internally host Web AppBuilder configurable application templates with custom widgets for Portal for ArcGIS & ArcGIS Online.
  • Develop and update ESRI Geoportal Server open sourced content & metadata management delivery system
    ArcGIS Online Administration: custom roles for over 1,600 unique named users, documented and submitted bugs to ESRI, created standards for groups, content, apps, and design documentation for strategic workflows.
  • Disaster recovery documentation: installations, configurations, general working knowledge, and system architecture diagrams, CSOMs (Computer System Operations Manuals).

Earth Analytic:

Williams Energy: Senior GIS Specialist – Santa Fe, NM (2014-2016)
  • ESRI ArcGIS Model Builder & Safe FME Desktop: geoprocessing models creation used to automate manipulation of thematic vector big data into global cost surface rasters used for custom least-cost path optimized pipeline routing software
  • On-site implementation of enterprise GIS solutions: desktop software installation, geodatabase design, web-based GIS data hosting, custom web portal applications, geoprocessing models, maintenance, and software enhancements
Marketing & Technologist Lead – Santa Fe, NM (2014-2016)
  • Vender point of contact to client: strategic workflow assessment, technical meetings for project status updates, recommend new solutions, provide explicit documentation, on-site training, and project related technical support
    Sales/Marketing technologist for GIS industry specific conferences: building proof-of-concepts, live demos of custom software and impromptu conversations focused on custom GIS solutions and all aspects of the latest GIS technology
    ArcGIS Online, Portal for ArcGIS, ArcGIS Server: administrator, publisher, and author of custom web GIS applications
  • IT Systems Administrator for EAI Datacenter: on-site troubleshooting, storage upgrades, and security updates
    This position was 100% remote work, physically located in Denver, CO

Markwest Energy Partners:

IT-GIS Business Analyst, Information Technology – Denver, CO (2010-2014)
  • Implemented multi-user corporate-wide enterprise GIS using ESRI suite: desktop software and extensions, versioned and replicated ArcSDE, ArcGIS Server, Silverlight web map, ArcMobile, ESRI License Server in 6+ US office locations
  • Implemented, customized, and supported SDE schema management in geodatabase using ArcGIS Pipeline Data Model (APDM)
  • Mass conversion of all existing pipeline data from GIS & tabular format into enterprise geodatabase
  • Integrate 3rd party software into eGIS for optimized pipeline routing, pipeline risk management software, high consequence analysis for integrity management, alignment sheet creation, and aerial photography base map software
  • ArcGIS Desktop user support GIS Analysts via distributed Citrix solution and also local installations
  • Developed mobile Juniper Mesa GPS units used to locate existing subsurface pipelines and route new pipelines
    Key point of contact for GIS business: understand, document, recommend, design, and implement solutions
    Markwest representative for all ESRI relationships for licenses, upgrades, support, and maintenance

Photoscience:

IT Administrator / Senior GIS Developer, GEOBASE at MacDill Air Force Base – Tampa, FL (2009-2010)
  • Migration and reinstatement of MacDill Air Force base’s GEOBASE network of ArcGIS Server and ArcIMS websites on new software and hardware: update custom Javascript, IIS environment, Oracle servers, and ESRI map services
  • MS Hyper-V hypervisor-based server virtualization technology was also instituted to further insure failover, redundancy, and load balancing using an exact snapshot of the original GEOBASE server
  • 13 ArcGIS Server applications serving the Air Force Base Emergency Response Training (ERT) Program
    Custom ASP online application developed to search MS Access database and report to HTML webpage
    Enforced project management and development life-cycle reporting tools for project tracking

URS Corporation:

Senior GIS Developer / Senior GIS Analyst – Tampa, FL (2006-2009)
  • Development of ArcGIS Server web applications: ArcGIS JavaScript API, Dojo tools, PostgreSQL DBMS running ArcSDE
  • Customization of GPS applications via ArcPad Application Builder used for environmental data collection
  • Hydrology modeling for FEMA DFIRM floodplain delineation using ArcHydro extension and geodatabase schema
  • Vector based spatial analysis used to optimize jet fuel pipeline route from the Port of Tampa to Tampa International Airport
  • Developed urban growth model to investigate impacted protected species habitats for current and future 0, 5, and 10 year population growth horizons for FL Department of Transportation
  • Florida Keys Water Quality Modeling: raster modeling to determine total water volume, total surface area, and total phosphorus for FL Department of Environmental Protection
  • PR-22 highway extension: spatial reporting for protected species, vegetation, soils, land use, and topography
    GPS and CADD environmental land use data conversion used for planning urban land development
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Barren River Area Development District:

GIS Analyst, Emergency 911 System – Bowling Green, KY (2003-2004)
  • GPS collection, post processing, attribution, and delivery of street centerlines and housing points for e911 project

EDUCATION

  • Western Kentucky University – Bowling Green, Kentucky (2001-2005)
  • Bachelors of Science – Geography (GIS course track) major & Computer Information Systems minor
  • Central Hardin High School – Cecilia, Kentucky (1997-2001
    High School Diploma, Pre-College Curriculum

CERTIFICATIONS

  • 2020 – Esri Enterprise System Design Associate
  • 2020 – Esri ArcGIS Desktop Professional
  • 2016 – US Department of Interior Security Clearance
  • 2010 – US Air Force Security Clearance
  • 2010 – CompTia Security+ Certified
  • 2005 – Kentucky GIS Certificate

Professional Societies/Affiliates

  • Denver Petroleum Users Group (DPUG)
  • Geospatial Information & Technology Association (GITA)
  • Association of Petroleum Surveying & Geomatics (APSG)

Other Achievements and Qualifications

  • Public presentation at 2023 Esri Energy Resources GIS Conference in Houston, Texas on “Data migration to Utility Network integrated ArcGIS Pipeline Referencing using Esri’s Data Loading Tools”
  • Public presentation at 2016 Esri Oceans Forum in Redlands, California on “Earth Analytic’s SmartFootprint Software”
  • Public presentation at 2015 Esri Lightning Talk in Denver, Colorado on “GeoCap’s Seismic Server Software”
  • Public presentation at 2014 APSG Meeting in Denver, Colorado on “Data Integrity for Asset Management”
  • Operated tradeshow booth at 2016 Esri User’s Conference for Earth Analytic
  • Operated tradeshow booth at 2016 Esri Oil and Gas Conference for Earth Analytic
  • Operated tradeshow booth at 2015 Esri Oceans Forum for Earth Analytic
  • Operated tradeshow booth at 2015 Esri Oil and Gas Conference for Earth Analytic
  • Operated tradeshow booth at 2015 Esri User’s Conference for Earth Analytic
  • Operated tradeshow booth at 2014 Esri User’s Conference for The GIS Institute
  • Operated tradeshow booth at 2014 Esri Oil and Gas Conference for Earth Analytic

References can be made available upon request.