Archives: November 2009

Cambridge Semantics Appoints Michael Anthony as new Vice President of Sales

Industry Veteran Will Help Meet Growing Enterprise Demand, Support Existing Client Base

Cambridge, Mass., November 30, 2009 — Cambridge Semantics, the leading provider of semantic middleware and user-driven tools, today announced that Michael Anthony has joined its management team as its vice president of sales.  Anthony will lead Cambridge Semantics’ efforts to execute a worldwide sales strategy to bring semantic solutions to enterprises across all industries.

Mr. Anthony joins Cambridge Semantics after spending the past 21 years as director of the Software, Electronic Equipment and Services business group of PRTM, a management consulting firm located in Waltham, Mass., where he also led the firm’s intellectual property strategy and licensing practice. Anthony brings to Cambridge Semantics over two decades of experience working with high-technology companies, and has extensive experience in assisting companies in everything from product strategy, new product development and portfolio management to technology strategy and market analysis.

Anthony is the co-author of Product and Cycle-Time Excellence for High-Technology Companies, a product strategy guide book written specifically for the 21st century high-tech industry.  He has contributed to countless articles in product development-focused trade magazines. He is also the Vice Chairman of the Board of Trustees for Wentworth Institute of Technology.

Prior to joining PRTM, Anthony worked in the semi-conductor equipment and computer industries. Anthony received his Masters in Business Administration from Boston University and holds a Bachelors of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Wentworth Institute of technology in Boston.

 "Michael is an important addition to our team. His in-depth knowledge of the high-tech industry and extensive sales experience will be invaluable in developing key customer relationships for Cambridge Semantics’ transformational software as it continues to gain momentum in the enterprise technology space,” said Michael Cataldo, Cambridge Semantics Chief Executive Officer.

The Anzo Suite
The Anzo Suite includes three components: Anzo for Excel, Anzo for the Web and The Anzo Data Collaboration Server.  Using the suite, organizations of any size can deploy an enterprise-wide semantic fabric in just days, allowing users to quickly link internal and external data sources such as databases and spreadsheets, making the combined data easy to manipulate and cross reference, and eliminating time-consuming and repetitive data gathering tasks.

About Cambridge Semantics
From its inception in 2007, Cambridge Semantics has worked to leverage semantic technology to make any data accessible to and consumable by, any application that needs it. Cambridge Semantics’ Anzo product suite enables even non-technical users to liberate data from proprietary applications, relational databases or Microsoft Excel spreadsheets, allowing it to be exchanged freely and in real-time. Cambridge Semantics’ fully scalable, enterprise-wide solutions are developed and deployed in a matter of days allowing users instant access to a semantic solution that solves an array of chronic data collection, aggregation, and integration challenges.

http://www.cambridgesemantics.com/

Simplifydigital Launches Next Generation Natural Language Search Tool – Allmediascotland

Simplifydigital Launches Next Generation Natural Language Search Tool
Allmediascotland
In keeping with the web 3.0 trend towards semantic search, which aims to understand people’s needs more intelligently, the company set out to transform the

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Groups Work Toward Ultimate Web Surveillance System – Internet Evolution

Groups Work Toward Ultimate Web Surveillance System
Internet Evolution
to be unlimited interest in the US and Europe to own the “Web 2.0 ultimate online surveillance system” and to be ready for the emerging “semantic Web.

New Developments in Information Retrieval on the Web – ClickZ News

New Developments in Information Retrieval on the Web
ClickZ News
On June 10, 2008, the UK government announced it will move to put government data on the Web in an effort to participate in the linked data movement.

XBRL: Accounting Geeks Get Radical – ReadWriteWeb (blog)

XBRL: Accounting Geeks Get Radical
ReadWriteWeb (blog)
Yes, that sounds like the semantic Web, and we all know that has faced the chicken-and-egg problem (ie not enough content is semantically tagged yet).

SKOS Primer translated to Spanish

Juan Antonio Pastor Sánchez and Javier Martínez Méndez have published a Spanish translation of the SKOS Primer, under the title “Manual de SKOS (Simple Knowledge Organization System, Sistema para la Organización del Conocimiento simple)”.

Semantic Analytics? One step at a time – ComputerworldUK

Semantic Analytics? One step at a time
ComputerworldUK
(In this book he states that the Web is designed for being read by humans and not for being understood by machines. However, the “Semantic Web” adds a

Maryam Mahdaviani is the cofounder of Vancouver-based Optemo Technologies. – Georgia Straight

Maryam Mahdaviani is the cofounder of Vancouver-based Optemo Technologies.
Georgia Straight
Maryam Mahdaviani thinks the on-line shopping experience leaves much to be desired. So, with its staff of four, her Vancouver-based Internet

Northcliffe launches topic pages for regional news sites – Journalism.co.uk

Northcliffe launches topic pages for regional news sites
Journalism.co.uk
The sites with topic pages will have to carefully monitor the level of sensitivity employed by the semantic technologies so that users are not bombarded

The POWDER Working Group is now closed

After having successfully published the POWDER Recommendation, the POWDER Working Group is now closed. For more details, see the group’s (last) blog entry

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