[Updated October 5, 2012, 10:02 am ET]
SemanticWeb.com is pleased to announce that Andrew Nicklin, manager of New York City’s Open Data portal, and best-selling author David Weinberger will both deliver keynote speeches at this month’s Semantic Technology and Business Conference, October 15-17 in New York City. Nicklin and Weinberger will deliver their highly anticipated keynotes amidst a full program of presentations covering the role semantic technology know plays in the healthcare, finance, business, technology, and publishing industries.
New York – The Digital City of the Future by Andrew Nicklin, Office of Strategic Technology and Development – NYC DoITT
New York City is leading numerous technology and entrepreneurially-driven initiatives, from the Mayor’s “Digital City of the Future” vision, to the Open Data Law, and the new CornellNYC Tech campus on Roosevelt Island. NYC intends to be the first “City in the Linked Open Data cloud.” This presentation sets the scene for the conference by putting all of these plans into context and demonstrating how New York’s industries can participate in this quintessentially data-driven future.
The Restructuring of Knowledge by David Weinberger, Co-Director – Harvard Library Innovation Lab
In this talk, Weinberger will look at the networking of knowledge in science, education, and more to see the opportunities and dangers when knowledge can at last scale up to a world that has from its beginning been too big to know. Will our understanding be able to keep up with our knowledge? How much will Big Data help, especially if it’s also taking on properties of the Internet: linked, messy, and always in contention? Will we even recognize what knowledge is becoming?
Register before October 14 to save $200 from on-site prices. Group discounts and academic rates are also available.
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