Posts Tagged ‘CTO’

Semantic Web Jobs: Chief Technology Officer


A social media company is searching for a Chief Technology Officer in  Santa Monica, CA. According to the post, “Social Media Company is seeking a CTO to lead, manage, and grow our talented Product Engineering Department. You will be responsible for designing and overseeing implementation of complex, highly-scalable software solutions. Our company is at the vanguard of social media interest graph technology. We are seeking a leader with proven experience developing and delivering projects while bridging the gap between business and technology. We offer excellent benefits, vacation, bonuses, and aggressive stock option package.” Read more

SearchYourCloud Appoints CTO and Opens New Atlanta Office


SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ – SearchYourCloud today announces the opening of its office in Atlanta, GA.  The new location will house the engineering and support arm of the company and will focus on next-generation product development of SearchYourCloud’s search and security application.  The new office is indicative of the recent growth SearchYourCloud has experienced in the US.  The office will be led by the company’s newly appointed Chief Technology Officer, Ken Hawkins.  Read more

Financial Times Names ex-BBC Exec New CTO

Derek du Preez of Computer World reports, “The Financial Times (FT) has appointed John O’Donovan as its new Chief Technology Officer, who will lead the FT’s technology strategy across development and operations teams. O’Donovan joins the publication from the Press Association, where he was director of architecture and development, and has also previously worked as the chief architect for BBC News, Sport and Weather. Whilst at the BBC, O’Donovan played a key role in building some of the company’s flagship products, such as the BBC iPlayer, as well as the widely used sport APIs for the Olympics Data Feed.”

John O'Donovan of The Press Association at Semantic Tech & Business, London, 2011He continues, “The FT said that O’Donovan has ‘delivered influential technical strategies that have become widely adopted, using semantic technologies and architectural patterns for dealing with complex integration in modern technical environments.’ Read more

Narus Honored with Three Global Excellence Awards

Narus, Inc., a leader in big data analytics for cybersecurity solutions, today announced it has been honored with three awards from Info Security Products Guide‘s 2013 Global Excellence Awards. Narus Chief Technology Officer Dr. Antonio Nucci won the “CTO of the Year” award, and was a Gold winner in the “People Shaping Info Security” category. The company was also presented with a Bronze Award for its Narus nSystem cybersecurity solution in the “Security Products and Solutions for Government” category. This recognition reaffirms Narus’ position as an industry thought leader and pioneer in cybersecurity technology. Read more

Discovering A New World of Semantic Tech For Big Data Challenges

In the same way that Columbus “discovered” a New World that was already there, more businesses may be about to discover the world of semantic web technology that’s been there all along.

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Their expeditions in this direction, not surprisingly, are likely to have a Big Data hook. In a recent survey, New Vantage Partners queried the connection, asking respondents, “What data structures and standards are of particular interest in your Big Data initiatives?.” It listing among the choices flat-file, relational, graphs, and yes, Semantic Web technology.

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SemTech Keynotes Show The Power of the Semantic Web

The Semantic Technology & Business Conference has been underway since Sunday, with tutorials and lightning sessions catching audience interest. The conference presentations get underway today, most of them following on the heels of the opening keynotes given by Bart van Leeuwen, firefighter and architect at; Jay Myers, web architect at Best Buy; and Steve Harris, CTO of Garlik, a part of Experian.

Best Buy, as readers of this blog know, has been diving deep into the semantic web waters under Myers’ direction for a few years now, and he shared that journey with the audience at SemTech.

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Algebraix Presenting at SemTechBiz SF This Week

Algebraix Data has announced that CTO Christopher Piedmonte and Product Manager Arthur Keen will be presenting Algebra Unlocks SPARQL Performance at the SemTechBiz Conference in San Francisco. According to the article, “Mr. Piedmonte and Dr. Keen will provide a technical presentation to attendees that will show how Algebraix® Technology can unlock SPARQL performance. Algebraix technology leverages newly developed data algebra to dynamically re-factor queries as algebraic expressions of prior result fragments and optimally order queries to improve result re-use.” Read more

Zemanta CTO on the Smart Personal Assistant

Ryan Kim recently spoke to Zemanta CTO Andraz Tori regarding the company’s role in the growing smart personal assistant field. Kim writes, “When I first heard of Zemanta, I thought of it as a great tool for bloggers, helping recommend links, content and images. And it does that quite well, helping some 80,000 active users. But after talking with Zemanta’s CTO and co-founder Andraz Tori, our conversation turned to the bigger picture of what New York-based Zemanta is doing. And it’s really in a similar vein as Apple’s Siri, IBM’s Watson and other services. We’re now entering the age of the smart personal assistant, as computers increasingly listen and understand what we’re saying and fulfill our requests and questions in real time.” Read more

Semantic Web Jobs: Semantic Systems

Semantic Systems is seeking a new Chief Technology Officer in New York, NY, “to lead the next generation of our platform and beyond. The ideal candidate will have excellent skills in Java/Scala, Semantic Web, RDF/OWL, Sparql, AI, distributed systems and hopefully the Real-time Web.” The post continues, “Candidates must have a bachelor’s degree or higher in Computer Science (or a related field) and have extensive experience as a VP or CTO.  Start-up experience is important, as is a proven track record in building effective, scalable and distributed systems. You’ll also be passionate, sharp, energetic and excited about the future of semantics and real-time – just like we are!” Read more

#SemTech Spotlight: Inform

Marc Hadfield, Chief Technology Officer of Inform will be at SemTech 2011 to present the Inform Service. According to the article, “Inform Technologies provides semantic services that deliver the rich metadata used for selecting content and ads for publisher customers including CNN, CBS Interactive, and the New York Daily News. Inform is also applied to user-generated content, such as the Yuku network of sites, which includes over 40,000 forums, 10 million registered users, and more than 1 billion pieces of short-form content.” Read more