Speaker Profile

Dr Nadine Alameh

CEO, Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC)


Dr. Nadine Alameh is the recently appointed CEO of the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC).

She is a recognized leader in the GIS field, having built a career out of her dedication to interoperability and innovation in several domains including Aviation, Earth Observations, Public Safety and Defense.

Prior to OGC, she held various roles in industry from Chief Architect for Innovation in Northrop Grumman’s Civil Solutions Unit; to CEO of a small international Aviation data business; to senior technical advisor to NASA’s Applied Science Program.

Nadine graduated from MIT with a Ph.D. in Information Systems Engineering and 2 MS degrees. She holds a BS degree in Computer Engineering from the American University of Beirut.


Title: The integrating Power of Location

Summary: It’s 2021 and the world is finally recognizing that Location indeed matters! There’s this energizing and undeniable recognition of the value of Location – now way beyond our traditional community of geospatial experts and users. With the world's collective appetite for – even reliance upon – data, the future is clearly in data integration, in creating knowledge and insights out of the overwhelming amount of data out there. As a community of geospatial experts, we have an opportunity, an incentive – an impetus, even – to make data integration as seamless as possible by making Location information Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, and Findable (FAIR). Let’s together unleash the power of Location!

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