[OGC Press Release] Nadine Alameh Joins OGC as Director, Interoperability Programs

OGC Press announce at opengeospatial.org
Thu May 6 15:04:50 EDT 2010

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Lance McKee
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Wayland, MA, USA, 6 May 2010.  The Open Geospatial Consortium
(OGC) announced that Dr. Nadine Alameh has been appointed as a
Director, Interoperability Programs for the Consortium. In her new
position, Nadine plans and manages OGC Interoperability Initiatives,
which include testbeds, pilots and interoperability experiments
designed to develop, test and validate specifications in support of
developing standards for geospatial information.

Dr. Alameh is already leading activities in the OGC Interoperability
Program. In the OGC Web Services (OWS-7) Interoperability Initiative
she is managing the aviation developments using the Aeronautical
Information Exchange Model (AIXM) and the Weather Information Exchange
Model (WXXM) in an OGC Web Services environment. Her role is also
vital to the success of OGC's leadership in the GEOSS Architecture
Implementation Pilot.

Nadine Alameh's appointment to the OGC's staff underscores the
Consortium's commitment to maintaining technology leadership as the
preeminent consensus standards organization in geospatial technology
and location based Web services.

"Nadine has been a valued member of the OGC community and an active
participant in many OGC projects," said George Percival, OGC's Chief
Architect and Executive Director of the Interoperability Program. "We
are fortunate indeed to have her on staff now to play a key role in
advancing OGC Interoperability Initiatives."

Beginning with her PhD dissertation at MIT on "Distributed
Interoperable Geographic Information Services", Dr. Alameh has been a
leader in the geospatial interoperability field. Most recently, Dr.
Alameh founded a small business focused on promoting and incorporating
geospatial interoperability within her clients' enterprise
architectures. Nadine also served as a Senior Technical Advisor to
NASA's Geosciences Interoperability Office, representing NASA in OGC
and other standards organizations. Nadine holds two MS degrees and a
Ph.D. from MIT.

The OGC® is an international consortium of more than 395
companies, government agencies, research organizations, and
universities participating in a consensus process to develop publicly
available geospatial standards. OpenGIS® Standards support
interoperable solutions that "geo-enable" the Web, wireless and
location-based services, and mainstream IT. OGC Standards empower
technology developers to make geospatial information and services
accessible and useful with any application that needs to be
geospatially enabled. Visit the OGC website at

See http://www.opengeospatial.org/ogc/organization/staff/nalameh for a
photo of Nadine

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