Denise is the Executive Director, Communication and Outreach for the international open standards organisation the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC). In this role she is responsible globally for the planning and execution of marketing, communications and education programs to raise awareness and increase application of open geospatial and location standards by technology providers and users worldwide. She also oversees all Alliance Partnerships. Denise also represents the OGC at the United Nations Global Geographic Information Management (UNGGIM) committee and recently joined the Board of the AGI in the UK. Prior to her role with OGC, she worked for over 12 years with the Victorian Government (Australia) in areas of strategic policy, collaboration and innovation. She currently lives in the United Kingdom with her family, though at times her children have thought she lives on the space station.