Mr. Simmons leads
the OGC Standards Program. In this role, he coordinates member-driven standards
development activities and ensures that all OGC standards progress through the
organization’s consensus process to approval and publication. Preceding his
time as a member of the 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. Mr. Simmons was formerly an Executive Director for CACI
International, Inc. (CACI). At CACI, Mr. Simmons responsibilities included
alignment of new business opportunities with fielded or researched capabilities
in the geospatial domain. CACI acquired TechniGraphics, Inc. in 2010 where Mr.
Simmons was the Chief Technology Officer. From 1993 to 2000, Mr. Simmons worked
as a consulting geologist in the areas of structural geology, seismic risk, and
geochemistry for GeoSyntec Consultants, where he also founded and managed the
firm’s geospatial operations. From 1988 until 1993, Mr. Simmons worked as an
exploration and production geologist in the oil and gas industry where he had
particular expertise in redevelopment of declining oil and gas fields as well
as the practical application of geospatial technology. Mr. Simmons has also
served as an Adjunct Professor at the College of Wooster, on the Advisory Board
of the GIS Cluster at the Rocky Mountain Innosphere, and as a subject matter
expert for seminars at universities and conferences around the World. He holds
a Bachelor of Science degree in Geology from the University of Texas and a
Master of Science degree in Geology from Southern Methodist University.
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