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OGC welcomes Chris Holmes as its inaugural Visiting Fellow

By Eric Van Rees - 31st March 2021 - 06:16

The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) is excited to welcome Chris Holmes as the first of the Consortium’s Visiting Fellows.

Chris Holmes brings to OGC a strong background in 'location' coupled with an understanding of the needs and expectations of contemporary developers, including how successful web APIs should work. Chris' long time expertise in product management will help the Consortium meet its ambitious OGC API development milestones.

OGC’s Visiting Fellow program was established to support OGC’s integrated standards and innovation strategy, which falls under the leadership of OGC’s Chief Standards Officer (CSO), Scott Simmons, and Chief Technology and Innovation Officer (CTIO), Dr. Ingo Simonis. The program welcomes highly accomplished, seasoned experts from around the world to augment OGC's leadership team with external targeted expertise and support the strategic objectives of the Consortium for durations of 3-9 months.

Chris Holmes, Open Fellow & VP Product/Strategy at Planet, and who also serves on OGC’s Board of Directors, commented: “I’ve been impressed by the latest evolution of OGC towards more modern and modular standards as the members’ work has progressed on the OGC APIs. I am honored to serve as OGC’s first Visiting Fellow, and am excited to have the dedicated time to bring more ‘product-thinking’ to help the OGC API initiative usher in the next generation of geospatial interoperability.”

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