SSSI/OGC Webinar Series: Standards and Interoperability: business value and impact stories
Date & Time
Friday, 6 Nov 2020
- 11:00 am
OGC is a worldwide community committed to improving access to geospatial (location) information. They connect people, communities, and technology to solve global challenges and address everyday needs. The organisation represents over 500 businesses, government agencies, research organizations, and universities united with a desire to make location information FAIR – Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, and Reusable.
The OGC community creates free, publicly available geospatial standards that enable new technologies. OGC also manages an agile and collaborative research & development process - the OGC Innovation Program - that anticipates and solves real-world geospatial challenges experienced by their members.
SSSI is proud to partner with OGC to present a four part webinar series from August to November:
- Part 1 - Meet the OGC Leadership team
- Part 2: The OGC Geospatial Technology Trends - Guiding the future of Location
- Part 3: Modernizing the Location standards baseline - OGC APIs
- Part 4: Standards and Interoperability: business value and impact stories
This session builds on the last three sessions of this series to showcase specific examples of OGC-based applications and activities in Australia and New Zealand. This session will be a collaboration between OGC staff and members from Australia and New Zealand highlighting the region's leadership in the geospatial field, the business value for interoperability and the unique use cases/challenges faced.
If you need to be inspired about the power of location, interoperability and collaboration, come listen to the impact stories in this session and ask any questions about lessons learned and future guidance!
Chris joined OGC last year as their Australian/New Zealand representative, having been involved in Imagery & Geospatial Standards work since the mid-1990's. One of the many roles Chris had within the Australian Government and Geoscience Australia was to coordinate and manage its contribution to the various OGC standards work programs.
Chris continues to represent Australia on various International and ISO committees; including ISO/TC 211 – Geographic Information/Geomatics committee & ISO/TC 268 – Sustainable Cities and Communities, and an Australian & ISO delegate to the UN Global Geospatial Information Management (UNGGIM).
Kate Williams, FrontierSI Chief Business Officer
A certified spatial professional and leader, Kate has extensive experience in data and analytics across the data management, utilities, natural resource management, transport, and digital sectors. Kate is well known in the spatial industry for her involvement in the private sector and most recently in the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP), having also led projects across Australia and the USA. A Geomatic Engineering and Arts graduate from Melbourne University and joint recipient of the Women’s Leadership award in the Victorian Spatial Excellence Awards (2019), Kate’s recent role at the DELWP involved leading several innovation pilots which tested industry applications of a modernised cadastre and future digital workflows including integrated 3D and BIM data models, and DELWPs first Digital Twin.
Simon Costello, ICSM Chair and Branch Head, National Location Information Branch, Geoscience Australia
Simon Costello leads the National Location Information program at Geoscience Australia. He is responsible for many of the national datasets which underpin decision-making by defence, border protection, environmental management and economic development activities in Australia and the Asia/Pacific region. He works closely with states, territories, other Australian Government agencies, and international partners to ensure those national datasets can be used appropriately and across borders. Simon’s 20-year career includes experience with Geoscience Australia, PSMA Australia, and the United Nations, and membership of national and regional working groups. Simon commenced as Chair of the Intergovernmental Committee on Surveying & Mapping for Australia and New Zealand in July 2018.
Dr Nadine Alameh | CEO, Open Geospatial Consortium
Dr. Alameh is a seasoned technical and business professional with a contagious passion for interoperable information exchange, technology & process innovation, and working with diverse motivated teams! Dr. Alameh is no stranger to OGC. From 2009 to 2014, she was Director, then Executive Director of OGC’s Interoperability Program, leading initiatives in various domains including earth observation, aviation, public safety and defense.
Prior to rejoining OGC in 2019, Dr. Alameh was Northrop Grumman’s Chief Architect for Innovation Strategy - Civil Solutions Division. And before that, she ran a couple of small businesses: an international business delivering information management solutions in the Aviation sector; and a consulting business focusing on addressing geospatial interoperability issues for the US federal government.
Dr. Alameh is a graduate of MIT with a PhD in Computer and Information Systems Engineering, a Masters in Civil and Environmental Engineering, and a Masters in City Planning – all with specialization in Geographic Information Systems (GIS).
By registering below, you receive access to the watch the webinar live OR if you can't watch it live, you receive the link to the recording 24 hours after the event date. You can then watch the recording at your leisure.
This event is worth one SSSI CPD Point. Note, only the individual registered for the event is entitled to receive the associated CPD points.
Free for SSSI and OGC Members!
Katie Le Miere
SSSI National Events Manager