Athina Trakas is Director for European Services at the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC). In her position she is the contact person for OGC in Europe, responsible for the OGC’s activities and networking in Europe.
This includes raising awareness and increase application of OGC standards by technology providers and users, connecting with European stakeholder organisations, the European Commission and members, supporting regional and national forum activities and planning and managing of OGC outreach and recruitment.
Mrs Trakas has presented internationally on geo-information management topics, mainly in the areas of OGC processes, interoperability and standards, geospatial and location data and information and why location matters.
She has a diploma in Geography and started working in the field of GIS in 1998. In 2006, she joined OGC as Director for Business Development on a part time basis. Since 2008 she is charter member of the Open Source Geospatial Foundation (OSGeo). In 2009 she was appointed OGC’s Director for European Services.