The highly-anticipated program for the Semantic Technology and Business Conference (#SemTechBiz), June 2-5, 2013 in San Francisco has been announced. The conference returns to the Hilton Union Square for four comprehensive days of fresh insight and immersive learning from global experts. #SemTechBiz brings together today’s industry thought leaders and practitioners to explore the challenges and opportunities  impacting both corporate business leaders and technologists.

When asked about the program, Conference Co-Chair Eric Franzon said, “When we launched this conference in 2005, the discussion focused around a question: ‘We have this marvelous set of technologies. How can we use them practically?’ Today, we are in a very different place. With impressive case studies demonstrating cost savings, new revenues, and practical implementations, Semantic Technologies have become an important thing for technologists, executives, marketing experts, data professionals, investors, and other stakeholders to pay very close attention to.”

“In June, we will learn from the experience of those who have leveraged Semantic Technologies to make money, save money, gain more value from existing business assets, shorten development times, and solve very real problems. We will hear about how Semantic Technologies are being used to glean insight from ‘Big Data.’ ”

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Throughout the conference, attendees will find case studies; real-world business applications; introductory and advanced sessions; hands-on tutorials; news on the latest standards and best practices; sessions that focus on specific verticals such as financial services, healthcare, and media; networking opportunities; and much more.

The conference structure includes a Tutorial Day on Sunday, June 2, with conference breakout sessions Monday – Wednesday, June 5.  In 2013, the event once again hosts a “Top Semantic Start-up” contest, and adds “Semantic Hack,” a hackathon that will be held on Saturday, June 1. Details on both of these specific events will be announced here at SemanticWeb.com in coming days, so stay tuned!