Dr. Luis Bermudez is the Executive Director of the OGC’s Compliance and E-Learning Program. This program is part of OGC’s Engineering Group, which also includes the OGC Interoperability Program. He is responsible for the strategy, development and management of the OGC's Compliance Program and he leads staff and members in developing educational content and supporting the planning and implementation of educational programs to promote improved understanding, skill development, and implementation of OGC standards in the technology and user community. His responsibilities also include conceptualizing additional professional programs of value to membership and the community.
A member of OGC staff since 2010, Dr. Bermudez has led OGC training and educational activities worldwide that have helped advance the development and use of international standards to promote geospatial interoperability. During this time he has also served as an adjunct faculty member in the Master of Professional Studies in Geographic Information Systems program at the University of Maryland. He has developed educational modules on open standards and interoperability for both OGC workshops and university programs.
Dr. Bermudez has more than 20 years of experience in the information and technology industry including geospatial, sensor web, semantic web and legal information. Before OGC, he was the Technical Manager at Southeastern Universities Research Association (SURA) and Technical Lead of the Marine Metadata Interoperability project at the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI). In both positions he advanced technologies to support sharing and improvement of numerical models and the integration of ocean observing systems around the world. He has a Ph.D. and M.S. in Environmental Informatics from Drexel University.