As part of my involvement in the SSSC 2011
international conference in Wellington, New Zealand I ran a workshop on Open Standards, Policy and Business Value,
which was sponsored by e-Spatial New Zealand Ltd. Attendees came from both
government and the private sector and they contributed to the development of
the workshop, which will be delivered at other international conferences in
coming years. The workshop will also be refined in line with activities of the OGC
Business Value Committee.