Posts Tagged ‘Callimachus Enterprise’
IT leaders keeping an eye on Gartner’s top tech trends list know that early in March semantic technologies made the cut (see our original story here, and our follow-up with one of the authors of the Gartner report here). The big question for many enterprise IT pros, though, is what should they be doing with that knowledge – how can they start leveraging semantic technology to their own organizations’ benefit?
Help is on the way. Three experts in semantic web technologies and Linked Data weigh in with their advice on heading down that road:
Callimachus is getting an update. It’s been quiet for a few months over at the framework for data-driven applications based on Linked Data principles, but with good reason, says David Wood, CTO of Callimachus project sponsor 3 Round Stones. 3 Round Stones also offers Callimachus Enterprise, winner of this year’s Startup Competition at the Semantic Technology and Business Conference in San Francisco.
Big things were on the menu for this release, which should emerge from beta today. To date, all the RDF that Callimachus has dealt with has been local to it, Wood explains. “People have been saying for ages, ‘But I don’t want to copy the LOD cloud into Callimachus to deal with it. I want to deal with a lot of data out there in the world, in enterprise systems, an Oracle server, or the LOD cloud,” he says.
The new release takes on the challenge of dealing with data that’s external to Callimachus.
Where is semantic technology better poised to be better commercialized – the U.S. or Europe? With The Semantic Business and Technology conference heading across the ocean to the U.K. next month, it seems a good time to provide some perspective on the question.
At the last SemTech conference in San Francisco, 3RoundStones took first place in the Startup competition with Callimachus Enterprise. During a discussion of some of the product’s winning features, talk turned to some of the differences between how semantic technology has progressed in the States and overseas.
3RoundStones Execs Discuss SemTech Start-Up Winner Callimachus Enterprise — And The Drive To A Semantic Web Ecosystem
As the Semantic Web Blog recently noted, 3RoundStones’ Callimachus Enterprise emerged as the winner of the Top Semantic Technology Start-up competition that was held at the Semantic Tech & Business Conference (#SemTechBiz) in San Francisco a few weeks ago. The commercially supported Linked Data Management system, now being piloted by eight companies, will this summer be released to the general public as Version 1.0.
Callimachus Enterprise is distinguished not only by its technology, but by CTO David Wood’s presentation that spoke to the real business needs of the enterprise today – including rapidly demonstrating value, in its case around exposing, connecting and visualizing disparate enterprise content – and also in that it provides a way for organizations to deal with their enterprise information in an entirely cloud-based solution. It leverages the Amazon cloud.
“A lot of companies are using cloud-based solutions for travel and expense tracking,” says CEO Bernadette Hyland. “But this is the beginning of a new wave.”
Press Release: (San Francisco, CA – June 5, 2012) – WebMediaBrands Inc. (Nasdaq: WEBM) and SemanticWeb.com today announced that 3 Round Stones has been named the “Top Semantic Technology Start-Up,” following a competition in which 12 companies vied for the prize. The competition was held this afternoon at the Semantic Tech & Business Conference(#SemTechBiz), which runs through Thursday at the Hilton San Francisco, Union Square.
To qualify for the title, a prospective company had to have a demonstrable product (at least in the “beta” stage) in the SemTech or SemWeb space, and has received no more than a Series A round of funding.
During today’s “pitch session,” judges reviewed live presentations from the sector’s most innovative start-ups including DSAPPS Inc., Pure Discovery Corporation, DishTip, KimmiC, INFORBIX, SindiceTech, seevl, Vital Al, Capsenta, and Saplo. David Wood, CTO of 3 Round Stones, made the winning presentation for their Callimachus Enterprise product.
“As this group of companies represents the leading-edge of development in Semantic Technology, our group of judges had a rather difficult task at hand in selecting just one for the top prize,” said moderator Eric Franzon, VP of Community, SemanticWeb.com. “We congratulate 3 Round Stones on this achievement, along with all the other companies for making such compelling presentations.”
In addition to Mr. Franzon, the panel of expert judges included:
- Phil Aucutt – CEO, TeamPatent
- Mike Dunn – CTO, Hearst Interactive
- James Hendler – Professor, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
- Mark Johnson – CEO, Zite
- Chris Shipley – CEO, Guidewire Group
As the recipient of this award, 3 Round Stones will give a half-hour presentation during the official Semantic Technology and Business conference program tomorrow, June 6th, at noon, and will receive an award on stage during the event’s final keynote presentation. Additionally, they will be featured in an article at SemanticWeb.com, which will include interviews with key officers.
For complete event information, schedules, and registration, please visithttp://semtechbizsf2012.semanticweb.com . For inquiries on sponsorship and exhibitor opportunities, please contact Frank Fazio firstname.lastname@example.org .
About WebMediaBrands Inc.
WebMediaBrands Inc. (Nasdaq: WEBM) (http://www.webmediabrands.com), headquartered in New York, NY, is a leading Internet media company that provides content, education, and career services to social media, traditional media, and creative professionals through a portfolio of vertical online properties, communities, and trade shows. The Company’s online business includes: (i) mediabistro.com, a leading blog network providing content, education, community, and career resources (including the industry’s leading online job board) about major media industry verticals including new media, social media, Facebook, TV news, advertising, public relations, publishing, design, and mobile; (ii) InsideNetwork.com, a leading network of online properties providing original market research, data services, news, and job listings on the Facebook platform, on social gaming, and on mobile applications ecosystems; and (iii) SemanticWeb.com, a leading blog providing content, education, community resources and career resources on the commercialization and application of Semantic Technologies, Linked Data and Big Data. The Company’s online business also includes community, membership and e-commerce offerings including a freelance listing service, a marketplace for designing and purchasing logos (stocklogos.com) and premium membership services. The Company’s trade show and educational offerings include conferences, online and in-person courses, and video subscription libraries on topics covered by the Company’s online business.
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