Posts Tagged ‘conference’

CFP Deadline EXTENDED for 2014 Semantic Technology & Business Conference

This will be the only #SemTechBiz Conference in 2014, so don’t miss out!

site-header-10th-blog-304x200 It’s not too late to make a speaking proposal for the 2014 Semantic Technology & Business Conference, but it soon will be! The original deadline was today (Friday), but due to a large volume of extension requests, the Call For Presentations deadline is now extended until…

Monday, March 17, 2014 at 11:59pm ET.


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2013 Semantic Technology & Business Conference – Program Announced

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.’ ”

View the program here

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Announcing the LODLAM Summit 2013 has become a media sponsor of the Linked Open Data in Libraries Archives and Museums Summit in Montreal, Quebec, from June 19-20, 2013. According to the Summit website, “The Second International Linked Open Data in Libraries, Archives, and Museums Summit (“LODLAM Summit”) will convene leaders in their respective areas of expertise from the humanities and sciences to catalyze practical, actionable approaches to publishing and consuming Linked Open Data, specifically: (1) Identify the tools and techniques for publishing and working with Linked Open Data. (2) Share, consider and publicize precedents and policy for licensing and copyright considerations regarding the publishing of library, archive, and museum metadata. (3) Share and promote use cases that will give LAM staff the tools they need to begin implementing Linked Open Data in their institutions.” Read more

SemTechBiz Deadlines – not too late, (but getting close!)

With the increase in the number of #SemTechBiz events taking place in a calendar year, we understand that tracking the deadlines can be tricky. There are several approaching for various events and stakeholders, so we present the most pressing ones below:

April 26 – Register for SemTechBiz – San Francisco by April 26, and save up to $300

April 30SemTechBiz Start-Up Contest Application Deadline — Free for registered attendees & speakers to apply!

April 30 – Call For Presentations deadline for SemTechBiz – London

June 3-7SemTechBiz – San Francisco! See you there!

June 11 – Call For Presentations deadline for SemTechBiz – New York

Sponsorships for all the SemTechBiz events are still available (even San Francisco — some promotional opportunities are already sold out, so hurry!)

#SemTechBiz Berlin CFP Closes Soon!

Berlin Semantic Tech & Business Conference Logo

At midnight Eastern US Time on October 31, 2011, the Call For Presentations ends for the first Berlin Semantic Technology & Business (#SemTechBiz) Conference.

About the Conference

The 2012 Semantic Tech & Business Conference (#SemTechBiz) will be held at the Seminaris CampusHotel Berlin in Berlin, Germany on 6-7 February 2012.

The conference is two days of presentations, panels, case studies and conversations. 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. Attendees will further their technical understanding in introductory sessions and learn from our expert Keynote speakers how to integrate the technology into their organization and how to benefit from it. Discovering all the latest tools while providing an unprecedented opportunity to network, talk shop and share ideas among like-minded industry peers and influencers is what the conference is all about.

If you have not yet submitted a proposal and have a good story to tell about a business application of Semantic Technologies, now is your chance. Begin the submission process here:

SemTechBiz DC Announces Full Conference Schedule

Along with our partners at, we’ve released the complete conference schedule for the upcoming SemTechBiz DC Conference. The conference — which will take place from November 29 through December 1, 2011 in Washington, DC — is set to feature the latest innovations in Semantic Web and linked data technologies. With sessions ranging from introductory discussions to advanced technical lectures, speakers from around the country will offer business cases, product demonstrations, and insights relating to the hottest trends and greatest advances of the Semantic Web. Read more

WebMediaBrands Acquires European Semantic Technology Conference

ESTC is pleased to welcome a new member of the family.   The parent company of this site and of the Semantic Technology (“SemTech”) Conference series announced today that it has acquired the European Semantic Technology Conference and trade show (“ESTC“) from Semantic Technology Institute International (“STI International”).   STII will remain involved in the event, including the steering committee of Alexander Wahler and John Davies. The European Semantic Technology Conference is the biggest industry trade show focusing on Semantic Technology in Europe. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.

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Share your Knowledge and Experience at the next SemTech Conference (and meet these organizations)

Next Monday (January 10) is the deadline for making a speaking proposal to the 2011 Semantic Technology Conference. You can start the submission process here.

I’ll reiterate my invitation from a few weeks ago, inviting everyone who has business and/or technical experience working with semantic technologies to put yourself forward and share your expertise. We want – in fact we NEED – your first-hand stories and lessons. We need stories from all industries, in any application area, and from the largest to the smallest scale. We’ve received lots of terrific speaking proposals thus far, but there’s plenty of room left for you and your presentation.

If selected, you and your work will be exposed to the richly diverse group of individuals and organizations that SemTech brings together each year. Here for example is a small sample of the organizations who attended SemTech in 2010:

  • 1060 Research
  • 3 Degrees Holdings
  • AAA
  • Accenture Technology Labs
  • Access Communications
  • AdGlean
  • Adify
  • Adobe Systems
  • AgileDNA
  • ai-one
  • Air Force Research Lab
  • Amdocs
  • American Systems
  • Amgen
  • Anboto
  • artfuture
  • AT&T
  • Austral Capital Partners
  • Band of Angels
  • BBN Technologies
  • BC West Audit Div
  • Bechtel
  • Bell Labs Research
  • BIKO Publishing House
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield Texas
  • Boeing
  • Booz Allen Hamilton
  • Bosch Research and Tech Ctr
  • Breakpoint Books
  • British Telecom
  • Business Process Engineering
  • CA Technologies
  • Cambridge Semantics, Inc.
  • Cambridge Tech. Ventures
  • Carnegie Mellon Silicon Valley
  • CBS Interactive
  • Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
  • Charles River Ventures
  • Chevron
  • Cirque du Soleil
  • Cisco Systems
  • Clark & Parsia
  • Clear Blue Water
  • Cleveland Clinic
  • CNN
  • Coca Cola
  • CognitionTechnologies, Inc.
  • Computas AS
  • Computas
  • Core Analytics, LLC
  • Creative Commons
  • Department of Defense
  • DERI, NUI Galway
  • Det Norske Veritas
  • DOCOMO Euro-Labs
  • eBay
  • Edison International
  • El Paso County Health Dept
  • Eli Lilly & Company
  • Elsevier / Collexis
  • EMC Consulting
  • Eqentia
  • Eurescom GmbH
  • European Bioinformatics Inst.
  • European Commission
  • European Environment Agency
  • Evri
  • Exadel Inc
  • Excellus Health Plan Inc
  • Extractiv
  • Facebook
  • Factual, Inc.
  • Fair Isaac
  • FamilySearch
  • FAO of the UN
  • Federal Computer Week
  • Financial Management Service
  • First Retail Inc.
  • Forrester Research
  • Franz Inc.
  • Gartner
  • Genentech, Inc.
  • Glisson Capital
  • Google
  • Guidewire Group, Inc.
  • Heart + Lung Research Institute
  • Heuer Media
  • Hewett Research
  • Hewlett-Packard
  • IBM Research
  • IBM
  • IDG Ventures
  • Impact
  • Indian Inst. of Adv. Research
  • Infochimps
  • Informatica
  • InfoWorld
  • Intel
  • Intellidimension, Inc.
  • Intelligent Software Solutions
  • Internal Revenue Service
  • International Monetary Fund
  • Intuit
  • ion interactive
  • Jafco Ventures
  • Japan Biological Informatics
  • Jet Propulsion Laboratory
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • Kapow Technologies
  • Karlsruhe Institute of Tech.
  • KazzaDrask Media
  • KLM
  • KMI, The Open University
  • Knowledge Based Systems Inc.
  • KONA
  • Language Computer Corp.
  • LexisNexis
  • LH Telecom
  • Library of Congress
  • Lightspeed Venture Partners
  • Link TV/
  • Linux Gazette
  • Lockheed Martin
  • MarketingProfs
  • MarkLogic Corporation
  • Mashery, Inc.
  • MD Anderson Cancer Center
  • Media Research Associates
  • Menlo Ventures
  • Merck & Co., Inc.
  • MGH / Partners
  • MHS Capital
  • Microsoft Research
  • Microsoft
  • MIT
  • Morgan Stanley
  • MyContextualAds
  • NASA
  • Nat’l Research Council Canada
  • Nat’l Library of Medicine
  • Nat’l Renewable Energy Lab
  • Nfuse Partners
  • NHS National Innovation Centre
  • NIST
  • Nomura Research Institute
  • Northrop Grumman
  • Norwegian Defence Research
  • Novartis Pharma AG
  • Novo Nordisk A/S
  • ON24
  • ontoprise GmbH
  • Ontos AG
  • Ontotext
  • Open Data Registry
  • OpenLink Software
  • Oracle
  • Orbis Technologies, Inc.
  • Oxford University
  • Pacific Northwest National Lab
  • Pfizer
  • Phase2 Technology
  • Pitney Bowes
  • Powerset Division of Bing
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers
  • Primal
  • Procter & Gamble
  • Public Library of Science
  • Purdue University
  • Raytheon
  • Razorfish
  • ReadWriteWeb
  • Recognos Financial
  • Recognos
  • Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
  • Revelytix
  • Ritchie Capital
  • Saltlux
  • San Francisco Examiner
  • San Jose State University
  • Sandia National Laboratories
  • SAP
  • SAS Institute
  • SavantMD
  • Semantic Arts, Inc.
  • Semantic Engines
  • Semantic Seed
  • Semantic Systems
  • SemanticClarity
  • Semantifi
  • STI International
  • Shell
  • Siemens Ltd. China
  • Silicon Impact
  • SiliconAngle
  • SLAC National Accelerator Lab
  • Smartlogic
  • Social Media Club
  • SocialPulse
  • SocialWhiteboard
  • SRI International
  • Standard & Poor’s
  • Stanford University
  • Structured Dynamics
  • Swedish Defence Research
  • Swissnex San Francisco
  • Syntactica
  • Talis
  • TechWeb
  • Ted Ventures, Inc.
  • Teradata
  • TextWise
  • The Angels’ Forum
  • The Cloud of Data
  • The Idea Travel Company
  • The New York Times
  • Thomson Reuters OpenCalais
  • Thomvest Ventures
  • TigerLogic Corporation
  • Time Inc
  • TopQuadrant
  • TripIt, Inc.
  • True Knowledge
  • Turner Broadcasting
  • University of Aberdeen
  • University of Alabama
  • University of Bolton
  • University of Latvia
  • University of Lodz
  • Univ. of Manchester
  • Univ. of New Brunswick
  • Univ. of New Hampshire
  • Univ. of Technology Sydney
  • University of Texas
  • University of Tokyo
  • University of Toronto
  • US Army
  • US EPA
  • US Government
  • VentureClef
  • Ventures Technology Watch
  • VI investments
  • Vulcan Inc.
  • W3C
  • Wells Fargo
  • Wikimedia Foundation
  • World Bank Group
  • Yahoo! Research
  • zAgile Inc
  • Zemanta

Go on, add your name to this list. Make a killer speaking proposal that we just can’t turn down! But do it by next Monday, January 10!


Tony Shaw
SemTech Program Chair