Geospatial Expert Panel – Denise McKenzie – 2022 Top 100 Geospatial Companies
Geoawesomeness team is delighted to announce Denise McKenzie, Chair of the Association for Geographic Information in UK (Denise is a huge inspiration to me personally) joins us as an expert on the panel for the 2022 Top 100 Geospatial Companies.
Denise McKenzie is Chair of the Association for Geographic Information in the United Kingdom and co- author of the Locus Charter, a set of principles to guide the ethical and responsible use of location data. She is a consultant in international geospatial policy, strategy and program management with a speciality in community building and public/private partnership, sustainability and ethical use of location data. In the broader geospatial community, she is a member of the steering committee for Women in Geospatial+ and an advisory board member for the Location Based Marketing Association and PLACE. Previously she has worked as the Co-Director of the award-winning Benchmark Initiative at Geovation, as a Senior Policy Officer in the Victorian State Government in Australia and as the Executive Director, Communication & Outreach at OGC where she led work such as the UNGGIM Geospatial Standards Guides. She is also completing her Masters in Sustainability at the University of Southampton.
Geospatial Expert Panel – Dr. Nadine Alameh – 2022 Top 100 Geospatial Companies
Dr. Nadine Alameh serves as OGC’s Chief Executive Office (CEO), and is responsible for creating and integrating the strategic direction and business plans of the Consortium in partnership with the OGC Board, members and staff.
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).