Gobe Hobona

Director, Knowledge Management

Open Geospatial Consortium, United Kingdom

Dr. Gobe Hobona is the OGC's Director of Knowledge Management. He is responsible for planning and managing the workflow of candidate standards as they progress through the OGC standardisation cycle to ensure high quality, consistency, accuracy, and utility. He is also responsible for facilitating the creation and sharing of knowledge between the OGC Innovation Program and the OGC Standards Program.  

Prior to joining OGC staff, Dr Hobona was the Consultancy Team Leader and Head of Applied Research at Envitia. During his time at Envitia, he was the technical lead of a multi-year geospatial research project commissioned by a major UK government ministry. He has also previously held postdoctoral research posts at Newcastle University and the University of Nottingham. His previous work has covered topics such as spatial data infrastructure, metadata harmonisation, geographic information retrieval, the semantic web, autonomous systems and earth observation.

He holds a PhD in Geomatics from Newcastle University. He also holds a Bachelor of Science with Honours in Geographic Information Science from Newcastle University.  He is a professional member of both the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and the Association of Computing Machinery (ACM).