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Dr. Jinsoo You is Director of Asian Services for the OGC. In this role, Dr. You represents the interests of OGC in the region, promoting awareness and adoption of OGC standards and working with Asian organizations to ensure that Asian requirements are addressed by the international standards of the OGC. He helps OGC members engage in the OGC process and identifies opportunities in the region for testbeds, pilot projects, and training sessions. He assists with recruitment and provides support to the OGC Asia Forum.
He also represents the OGC at meetings and at events involving OGC Alliance Partner organizations, such as the International Organization for Standardization/International Electrotechnical Commission Joint Technical Committee 1 Working Group 7 (JTC 1/WG7) Sensor Networks and ISO/IEC JTC 1 / Subcommittee 24/Working Group 9 (SC24/WG9) Augmented Reality.
Dr. You has a distinguished record of professional contributions in the field of geospatial information beginning in the early 1990s. His work with organizations in industry, research, academia, and government has reflected his belief that the successful use of geospatial information comes from organizations working together for mutual benefit. He has been involved in OGC activities in his previous work and has helped his organizations better accomplish their missions by aligning with OGC standards.
Dr. You has participated in standardization projects for both OGC and ISO/TC 211 Geographic information/Geomatics during the last decade. He has also been involved in the development of urban information systems and geospatial web services. He served as a Co-Chair of the OGC-ISO/TC 211 Joint Advisory Group (JAG) for harmonization of standards from the two organizations. In 2009 he became the Chair of the OGC Korea Forum to seek interoperability and create synergy between the various Korean producers and users of geospatial products and services. As the Chair of the OGC Korea Forum, Dr. You has focused on developing a geospatial services network in Korea based on international standards.
Before joining the OGC, Dr. You worked at Yonsei University, Korea as a research professor and at the University of Nottingham, UK as a research fellow for geospatial interoperability research. He also worked as a CTO and a CIO of leading geospatial information technology firms based in Seoul, Korea. Dr. You earned his Ph.D. in GIS for Transportation from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, receiving the Outstanding Ph.D. Award in 2000.
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