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Why Your Business Needs To Get Going With Linked Data

Semantic Technology & Business Conference - NYC, October 2-3, 2013Any data-driven industry – and these days, that’s almost all of them – knows the challenges around bringing together data from many systems and from across many years to make use of it. There’s too much focus on making copies and transforming information, rather than getting value out of it.

It doesn’t have to be that way. Broad benefits await when an organization looks to how subscribing to the Linked Data model changes the game, offering a far more mature and sustainable approach to working with data than typical platform upgrades or conversion projects.

At the upcoming Semantic Technology & Business Conference in New York City in October, K. Krasnow Waterman will deliver the opening keynote focused on how and why Linked Data is a value to businesses in so many respects, including driving revenues and easing risk management and compliance requirements. “If you take that first step and make [Linked Data] your project, the value associated with it is so much greater than the next platform upgrade, because it unleashes all this opportunity to do things with data that you haven’t been able to do before,” says Krasnow Waterman, a visiting fellow at MIT whose work includes having created Linked Data Product Lab and Linked Data Ventures program, a web technology and entrepreneurship course, and CEO of LawTechIntersect, which offers data/technology management and policy consulting for private companies and government agencies.

At hand is the opportunity to manipulate your data across multiple data sources and have it lead to other data. “A great feature of Linked Data is the ability of data to reference other data,” says Krasnow Waterman. “So as you are tagging it and as people are supplementing it, that takes on an assistive capability that you simply don’t get from any other structured data that I know.”

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Announced: Program for NYC Semantic Technology & Business Conference

Semantic Technology & Business Conference - October 2-3, 2013 in New York CityThe initial program has been announced for the next Semantic Technology & Business Conference in New York. The conference will take place October 2-3, 2013 at the New Yorker Hotel. This marks the second time this conference series has been to the Big Apple.

Eric Franzon, Conference Series Chair, said, “We are very excited about this conference. In addition to an already great program, we will be announcing other sessions, including must-see keynotes, in coming weeks, so we are excited for a very strong program full of solid learning and networking opportunities.”

Attendees will have the opportunity to explore semantic technologies in practice and to learn from the expert practitioners and business leaders who have already found value in semantic applications.

 

BREAKING: Semantic Technology & Business Conference Europe Changes Dates

Semantic Technology & Business Conference - Europe - Date updated: February, 2014Almost as soon as we announced the dates for our New York and European Semantic Technology & Business Conferences, we began hearing from members of the community that they would prefer to have more space between the two events.

We heard you and we have taken action! We are moving the Semantic Technology & Business Conference – Europe, to February of 2014, and the event will still take place in Berlin. We are finalizing details with the conference venue and will have more specifics to announce soon.

Those who have already registered, submitted speaking proposals, or signed up for sponsorship of the European event will receive separate communications specific to those discussions next week, and we will look forward to seeing you in New York October 2-3, 2013 and Berlin early next year!

 

CFP EXTENDED for both European and NYC Semantic Technology & Business Conferences

Your Face Here?This fall, we will offer two events in the popular Semantic Technology & Business Conference series (#SemTechBiz).

Eric Franzon, Conference Chair, says, “We have received many excellent proposals for both the European  (Berlin, 18-19 September) and the New York (October 1-3) events. Perhaps due to Summer holidays, we have also received more requests than usual for deadline extensions. As a result, we are re-opening the CFP process and will now accept submissions for both events until end of day, Monday, July 22.”

Sponsorship opportunities and registration options are also available at this time. Details for each event are below.

LOGO: European Semantic Technology & Business Conference - September 18-19, 2013

Berlin

LOGO: New York Semantic Technology & Business Conference, October 1-3, 2013

NYC

We hope to see you at one or both events!

CFPs Open for European and New York Semantic Technology & Business Conferences

Your Face Here?The Call For Presentations process has begun for two events in the Semantic Technology & Business Conference series.

The European event will take place in Berlin, September 18-19, 2013, and will include two days of breakout sessions, keynotes, panels, lightning talks, and networking opportunities.

In New York, October 1-3, 2013, the conference includes all of the above and also offers half-day, in-depth tutorials as an opportunity for in-depth learning.

Both events will have sponsored sessions and an exhibit floor where attendees can catch up on the latest Semantic Technology tools and services.

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RDF’s Role In A Universal Healthcare Exchange Language

LOGO: Semantic Technology & Business Conference; June 2-5, 2013, San Francisco, CaliforniaWhat are the possibilities for RDF (Resource Description Framework) as a Universal Healthcare Exchange Language? It’s an issue to be explored next week at a SemTechBiz workshop in San Francisco.

The healthcare sector is rife with medical vocabularies and localized terminologies. In fact, says David Booth, Senior Software Architect, KnowMED, one of the leaders of the upcoming event, “some people have characterized the problem as not being one of a lack of vocabularies but of too many vocabularies.” To some extent that can’t be helped, because specific languages have grown up with various medical specialties and healthcare subdomains. What can be helped, though, is to create semantic connections among these vocabularies, to avoid the disconnects that can harm patients, researchers, and others.

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Part II: At SemTechBiz, Enterprise IT Can Explore Reasons To Go Semantic

We continue our discussion from yesterday of what enterprise IT will learn to love about semantic technologies at the upcoming SemTechBiz conference (the story began here):

Another Score For Data Agility

Looked at from the data warehouse point of view by Thomas Kelly, Practice Director, Enterprise Information Management, for Cognizant Technology Solutions, semantic technology makes it possible to apply Agile development practices to the data warehouse itself. “You can start modeling, work with data, generate analytics and then start tuning based on what you learn,” says Kelly, who will be discussing semantic technology for the data warehousing practitioner at this session. Several semantic technology-based practices can be applied that support iterative, evolutionary improvements with little or no impact to data loading and analytics functions that were built before the refinements were made, he says.

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At SemTechBiz, Enterprise IT Can Explore Reasons To Go Semantic

LOGO: Semantic Technology & Business Conference; June 2-5, 2013, San Francisco, CaliforniaWhy should enterprise IT leaders start steeping themselves in semantic technologies? The answer to that question will become apparent to anyone attending the June Semantic Technology & Business conference in San Francisco, where many sessions will explore the value CIOs and their staffs can gain from going semantic. (You can register for SemTechBiz here.)

Let’s start with the problem of forcing enterprise knowledge workers into rigid procedures to accomplish their activities, the result of having to adhere to flow-charted business processes whose silo’d components are pieced together via fixed integration points. Dave Duggal, co-founder and managing director of EnterpriseWeb LLC, will paint a picture at this session instead of a world of smart, connected business processes to stand up a team of empowered and interactive knowledge workers. Once accorded certain rules-enabled permissions and information access rights, those employees can put their smarts to work “to do their jobs in a goal-oriented way to meet the objectives of the organization,” as Duggal explains it.

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“Semantic Hack” Hackathon Announced for Semantic Technology & Business Conference

Semantic Hack - June 1, 2013 at the Semantic Technology & Business Conference

What could you build if the entire web was your database?

A hackathon has been added to the agenda of the Semantic Technology & Business Conference. Semantic Hack, organized by SemanticWeb.com and Diffbot, will be an opportunity for developers and designers to work with RDF, SPARQL, OWL, entity extraction, natural language processing, sentiment analysis, newly available datasets, and other semantic technologies that help make the web more readable, accessible and dynamic for humans and more interpretable by machines. Semantic Hack is free to attend and prior experience with semantics is NOT required to participate.

Registration is open, but space is limited. Hackathon organizers are currently seeking coaches and sponsors; those interested in either role should contact the organizers.

  • Who: Developers, designers, and others interested in semantic technology
  • What: A day-long hackathon to build applications that help further expand the semantic web, or demonstrate the power of accessible web data
  • Where: Hilton San Francisco Union Square
  • When: Saturday, June 1, 2013, 9am – 9pm

Current sponsors include Bosatsu Consulting, The National Center for Biomedical Ontology, Protégé, and Stardog.

http://SemanticHack.eventbrite.com

Submission Deadline for Semantic Technology & Business Conference is this Friday

LOGO: Semantic Technology & Business Conference; June 2-5, 2013, San Francisco, CaliforniaThere’s still time to make a speaking proposal for the Semantic Technology & Business Conference, June 2-5 in San Francisco.

Once again, we plan to make it the biggest and most comprehensive educational conference on the business of semantic technologies. Contribute to this event by sharing the practical experience you have gained in your own semantic projects. Speaking offers numerous benefits including an unparalleled platform to gain exposure for your institution; increased credibility for your business, project or team; and the opportunity to convey your goals and vision with an audience of attendees from around the world.

We are looking for case studies big and small – whether you’re building a semantic start-up, a large enterprise implementation, or you’ve done semantic annotation on a local business web site. They are all relevant, because the curiosity of the audience is so rich and diverse. We are looking for 3-hour tutorials, 45-minute breakout sessions and panels, and 5 minute lightning talks.

The Call for Presentations ends this Friday, January 18, so get your abstract together now. All the information you need and the links to submit your presentation proposal, are HERE.

Proposals will be reviewed by our outstanding Program Advisory Committee.

Conference registration is also open. Register by February 7 and save with substantial early bird discounts.

If you have any questions, feel free to email me at Eric[ at ]SemanticWeb.com

Thanks,

Eric Franzon & Stewart Quealy
Conference Co-Chairs

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