Larry Young, ESRI

Dedicated User Advocate

Larry Young isn’t new to utility GIS.  In fact, he might have coined the term, “ArcFM.” 

“It’s highly disputed, but I would argue I first coined ArcFM,” Larry says. 

The Esri Technical Product Manager of nearly 30 years was the brains behind the first Utility Network Analyst toolbar in ArcMap. Behind the isolation trace code. Not to mention, behind the original map book solution, DSMapBook. In fact, Larry was part of the benchmark team that turned the tide against Smallworld, back when ArcGIS came on the scene with strategic wins around the world.

Needless to say, if you are looking for someone who knows a little something about the new Utility Network, look no farther than Larry Young. 

This year, Larry speaks during the plenary at SSP iLLUMINATE. 

When Larry isn’t envisioning the future of GIS with some of the best minds on the topic globally, you can find him managing the books for his son’s travel baseball team, playing golf, and taking summer trips to Maine for bass fishing. 

Looking for a conversation starter? If you like bowling and arcades, you’re in luck! Ask Larry about becoming state bowling champion in high school, or about the old-school video games (think Donkey Kong and Galaga!) that hold a special place in his heart. 

My Sessions

Plenary I — Where We Are Going & Where We Have Been (Roadmap)

Alpine 3&4

We kick off the SSP iLLUMINATE Plenary with a huge thank you to everyone from Platinum sponsor Esri to more than 80 SSP customers and partners coming together at this inaugural conference.  Master of Ceremonies Dean Perry kicks off your event. Then Skye Perry takes the stage to open the floor to Esri’s own Bill Meehan. Bill takes […]


Plenary II — Future of Industry Solutions

Alpine 3&4

We kick off the second half of the SSP iLLUMINATE plenary with an overview of where the industry is going.  Hear from SCANA’s Craig Aull on the transmission gas side of utility GIS, as well as how utilities and vendors are working together to create a profound utility GIS environment — including work management and related GIS […]