Posts Tagged ‘Software Development’

Start Your Innovation Engines

Interop New York took place at the Jacob Javits Center in Manhattan last week. The semantic web wasn’t a focus of the show, but innovation had its place among the various keynotes and sessions. And innovation certainly is a theme that goes hand-in-hand with the semantic web.

byzIn that spirit, we’ll share some comments from some of the speakers about how they embraced concepts and argued for changes that they believed would make them more innovative companies – even when that was a scary thing to do. With any luck, their experience, advice and thoughts may give you some direction when it comes to taking your ideas about how semantic web technologies could help your own business become more innovative, and acting on them:

  •  From Michael Bryzek, co-founder and CTO, Gilt: In discussing the e-retailer’s move to a micro-services architecture, which he said supports the concept of autonomous innovation and is part of implementing a culture where employees can thrive, Bryzek told the audience that accepting the risk of failure was the first step.  “Start with the assumption you’ll fail,” he said. “If you want a chance at innovation, that alleviates some of the pressure because we all agree we are going to do something risky and we are in it together now.” There are only so many great companies in the world, and it’s true you might not make it to be among them, but “it sure is fun and great to work together to try and build something amazing.”

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Meet The Metadata Governance Challenge

How’s your company’s metadata governance strategy? When it comes to the business planning and software development lifecycle, it’s likely it could be more solid, one company says.

“There are a ton of companies making a lot of money now providing raw storage as things like e-commerce, mobile, and cloud technologies generate big volumes of consumer and behavioral data,” says Henry Olson, director of product management at Embarcadero Technologies.  “But many organizations can’t make effective use out of it. There’s an obscurity problem that people can’t find stuff or know what to make of what they do find.”

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Semantic Web Jobs: Maestro Technologies & Navon Partners

Maestro Technologies is seeking a Research Engineer of Internet Technologies in Pittsburgh, PA. Responsibilities of the position include, “Identify new trends in internet technologies and evaluate their significance. Adapt and develop IT technologies to build up new internet enabled products and services. Work with business units to elicit application- and domain-specific requirements and trends as well as develop and transfer technical solutions. Actively participate in projects underway at US and international locations.” The position also requires expertise in two or more of the following: “Service oriented computing and middleware technologies, cloud computing platform and service deployment, semantic technologies, context aware computing, mobile computing for IoT, [and] data mining.” Read more