September 1, 2010 – Dr. Luis E. Bermudez has been appointed Director of Interoperability Certification for the OGC, where he will among other things, manage the OGC Certification Program and lead plugfest activities.

This announcement was shared in Mundegeo’s post “Luis Bermudez joins OGC as Director, Interoperability Certification.”  Dr. Bermudez has led a major ocean observing system interoperability program and was the technical lead of OGC’s Ocean Sciences Interoperability Experiment. He was a member of several OGC standard working groups and an invited expert at the W3C Semantic Sensor Network working group. With his pioneering work in geospatial interoperability, including ontologies and geospatial metadata frameworks used in environmental observatories, he brings experience and a commitment to advanced technology to the position.

“Luis has been a valued member of the OGC community,” said George Percivall, OGC’s Chief Architect and Executive Director of the Interoperability Program. “We are fortunate to have someone of his caliber on staff to direct the Consortium’s certification program.”

Subject matter experts are valuable, especially to projects involving ontology development and building strong taxonomies. It is nice to see that the OGC recognizes their value as well.

Melody K. Smith

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