In less than one week SemTechBiz DC will arrive at the Kellogg Conference Hotel in Washington, DC. The conference, which takes place November 29-December 1, 2011, will feature highly-anticipated sessions led by top thinkers in the fields of Open Government, Content Management, Enterprise Data Management, Linked Data, and much more.

Featured Presentation

Photo of Presenters Elisa Kendall and Deborah L. McGuinness

Elisa Kendall and Deborah L. McGuinness

Ontology 101: An Introduction to Knowledge Representation and Ontology Development with Elisa Kendall, Partner – Thematix LLC and Deborah McGuinness, Tetherless World Chaired Constellation Professor – Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)

This presentation will provide an introductory-level technical examination of ontologies. According to the speakers, “Effective communication requires participants in a conversation to have a common understanding of the concepts and vocabulary exchanged. An ontology makes the terminology, concepts and relationships between them explicit. Ontologies can be extremely useful when people or systems, who need to exchange information for some business purpose, do not have a consistent understanding of a domain.”

This presentation is ideal for professionals who are just beginning to “get their feet wet” in the field by setting the stage for the rest of the conference.  In the speakers’ own words, the presentation “provides an overview of the knowledge representation landscape and attempts to de-mystify some of the ‘black art’ of ontology development.”

Register Today!

Space is still available for SemTechBiz DC. Registration prices will increase on-site, so register here today to save. A variety of registration options are available to suit different budgets and discounts are available for groups of three or more as well as students/academics.

About SemTechBiz DC

The Semantic Tech & Business Conference – DC is two and a half days of presentations, tutorials, panels, case studies, and conversations. With its strong focus on business and government, the program will provide you with insight on applications in enterprise IT, government, military/intelligence, healthcare, finance and publishing. The conference is designed for business and technology executives who need to learn what semantic technologies are and how to take advantage of semantics in their enterprise and web-based systems.

Organizations large and small, both private and public, can potentially benefit from semantic technologies. You’ll hear how open linked data and semantics are used by numerous civilian and defense agencies within the US Federal Government. You’ll hear how the Mayo Clinic has developed a working BPMN engine prototype that will lead to lower costs and improved time-to-market for businesses. Other case studies will discuss how semantic technology and linked open data have been integrated into cutting-edge applications for sentiment analysis, data integration, search, personalization, and mobile app development. These topics, among many more, will be covered in the three-track, executive-level program.