Speaker Bio & Abstract
Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC)
BiographyMr. Simmons is OGC's Chief Operations Officer. In this role, he provides oversight and direction to the Consortiums technical and program operations and deliverables. Mr. Simmons also continues to lead the OGC Standards Program, where he ensures that standards progress through the organizations consensus process to approval and publication. Preceding his time as a member of OGC staff, Mr. Simmons was an active member of OGC, promoting best practices in 3D Information Management (3DIM) as chair of the OGC 3DIM Domain Working Group and chairing or participating in numerous OGC infrastructure, mobility, and web services working groups. His OGC-related research has focused on data lifecycle management, integration, and dissemination.