Speaker profile

George Percivall

Chief Technology Officer & Chief Engineer - Open Geospatial Consortium

As CTO he is responsible for working with OGC members to ensure a strategic technology focus across the OGC Programs in support of the strategic vision set forth by the OGC Board of Directors.  As lead technology architect for the Consortium he authorizes technical staff to propose and implement technology approaches across the Consortium.  As Chief Engineer, he promotes consistent and sound architectures including an emphasis on innovation and emerging technology.  He chairs the OGC Architecture Board and is an appointed member of the OGC Board of Directors.

Prior to joining OGC, Mr. Percivall was Chief Engineer with Hughes Aircraft for NASA’s Earth Observing System Data and Information System (EOSDIS) – Landsat/Terra release; Principal engineer for NASA’s Digital Earth Office; and represented NASA in OGC, ISO and CEOS. He was Director of the GST’s Geospatial Interoperability Group. Previously, he led developments in Intelligent Transportation Systems with the US Automated Highway Consortium and General Motors Systems Engineering including the EV1 program. He began his career with Hughes as a Control System Engineer on GOES/GMS satellites. He holds a BS in Engineering Physics and an MS in Electrical Engineering from the University of Illinois – Urbana.