Posts Tagged ‘The Semantic Technology and Business 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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Sports Are The Semantic Focus In Britain At The BBC And In Brazil At Globo

Semantic technology is scoring more goals in the sports world. The BBC, for example, which created the FIFA World Cup 2010 website that leveraged semantic technology, is at it again as London prepares for the 2012 Summer Olympics. Brazil has gotten into the action, too, with an Internet portal there taking soccer to the semantic web set. At the upcoming SemTech conference in San Francisco, attendees will have an opportunity to hear the latest details about both efforts.

Over at the BBC, for example, the 2012 Olympics site accompanies a completely redesigned BBC Sports site, both based on technology including Fluid Operations’ Information Workbench to support the editorial process for the BBC’s Dynamic Semantic Publishing strategy, from authoring and curation to publishing of ontology and instance data following an editorial workflow. The BBC environment since the World Cup also has been updated to use the MarkLogic document store for managing rapidly changing statistics, navigation and ultimately all content objects, as lead architect Jem Rayfield described it in this blog posting. Today, the triple store that’s been behind the BBC’s past work is extended to cover every team, athlete, venue, discipline, country and so on, Rayfield told The Semantic Web Blog.

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Must-Attend Keynotes at #SemTechBiz SF

The Semantic Technology & Business Conference in San Francisco (#SemTechBiz) has lined up a number of highly-anticipated keynotes to perfectly bookend the conference experience. This year’s conference will take place June 3-7, 2012, at the Hilton San Francisco in Union Square. Experts from top semantic technology companies will be in attendance at this prime opportunity to learn, network, and explore.

Keynote Speakers from LinkedIn, Experian, BestBuy, and the Amsterdam Fire Department will share insights about how semantic technology is being used within these organizations to make money, save money and solve real-world business problems in innovative ways.

Tuesday Keynotes – Semantics and Linked Data in Production

Photo of Steve HarrisSemantics at Experian with Steve Harris, CTO – Garlik

This talk will cover Experian’s use of Semantic data, giving our experiences of using semantic data in production systems. It will also illustrate the pros and cons of semantic representation against other data models, what criteria we use for choosing a particular representation model, and cover some lessons learned during our use of these technologies. Read more

Breaking News: Wikipedia’s Next Big Thing at SemTechBiz Berlin

A late addition has been made to the agenda for the Semantic Technology and Business Conference (#SemTechBiz) in Berlin, Germany. The conference, which takes place February 6-7 in Berlin, Germany, will now feature a session entitled Wikipedia’s Next Big Thing: The Wikidata Project. Space is still available to see this and many other highly anticipated sessions, panels, and demonstrations at SemTechBiz Berlin.

Featured Session

Photo of Denny VrandecicWikipedia’s Next Big Thing: The Wikidata Project with Denny Vrandecic, Project Director - Wikimedia Deutschland e.V.

Wikidata is a new Wikimedia project, supporting the goal of the Wikimedia Foundation to develop and maintain open content, wiki-based projects over the sum of human knowledge, and provide the full contents of those projects to the public free of charge. Wikidata will provide an infrastructure and stable URLs to store and access data for use in Wikipedia articles, as well as for any other use. It will be similar to the way that Wikimedia Commons stores and provides public access to multimedia files today. Wikidata will be based on technologies pioneered in Semantic MediaWiki, and will be a powerful force for bringing structured data into Wikipedia, and making it available to everyone, for free.

About #SemTechBiz Berlin

SemTechBiz Berlin will be held February 6-7, 2012 at the Seminaris Campus Hotel. Packed with case studies and real-world perspectives, SemTechBiz Berlin offers two comprehensive days of fresh insight and immersive learning from global experts in technology, financial services, insurance, healthcare, publishing, government, automotive and enterprise data.

The highly anticipated conference will feature an array of speakers at the forefront of semantic web technologies in business applications. These speakers will discuss how semantic technologies are being used in organizations today to make money, save money, leverage existing resources, and solve problems in innovative ways.

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Space is still available for SemTechBiz Berlin. Register here today to secure your spot. A variety of registration options are available to suit different budgets and discounts are available for groups of three or more as well as students/academics. Read more