Katie McFarland Appointed Solution Architect at ESRI Ireland

11th December 2020

Posted In: So In Demand

Esri Ireland, the market leader in Geographic Information Systems (GIS), announces that it has appointed Katie McFarland as solution architect. In this new role, Katie will work with customers to plan out the roadmap to implementing GIS within their organisation and ensure that digital mapping technology is helping them to achieve their business goals.

Following her appointment, Katie will be responsible for the technical design and delivery of value-adding GIS projects for Esri Ireland’s customers. Also ensuring that customer solutions are kept up-to-date with the latest technological advancements and trends, she will work to provide unique digital mapping solutions that address specific business challenges and needs.

Katie is a member of Esri Ireland’s Great Place to Work (GPTW) Culture Audit team, helping the company to complete its yearly GPTW Audit and contributing to workplace and employee initiatives that help to maintain Esri Ireland’s high ranking each year.

Prior to this appointment, Katie held the position of lead consultant with Esri Ireland for two years, helping in the technical design of projects across both Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. Previously, she was employed by Esri Ireland as senior consultant and GIS consultant, having formally joined the company in 2016 following three years working as a self-employed GIS contractor across numerous government departments.

Katie holds both an MSc. In Geographic Information Systems and a BSc. in Geography with Computing from the University of Ulster. She has also received a PRINCE2 Project Management certification as well as a Professional SCRUM Master certification.