Bernard Lunn

Creative Destruction 7 Act Play: Summary

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Photo from Flick, from Leon Botha We started this series 6 months ago with this post. It is also worth reading this post about the scale of change, what we are calling the 7 Factor Perfect Storm. Since then we have covered 11 markets: You can see the Index to all the posts here. This…

Semantic Enterprise: The StartUps

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This is Part 4 of our series on Semantic Enterprise, which is part of the Creative Destruction 7 Act Play series. In Part 1, we looked at the overall market for enterprise software to see where semantic web technology could fit. The basic conclusion: it is part of the data integration business. In Part 2…

XBRL Innovators Interview: Rivet Software

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We believe that there are two semantic technologies that are crossing the chasm from academia to the commercial mainstream – RDFa and XBRL. We have written about the reasons XBRL is important here and looked at the next wave of innovation here. Our full coverage of XBRL is here. One sign that we track is…

Entrepreneurial Hot Spots In The Semantic Web

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We have covered 9 markets in our Creative Destruction 7 Act series (Financial Services, B2B Media, Scientific Technical Medical Publishing, Education, Legal Publishing, Advertising, eCommerce, Accounting, Healthcare). A quick summary would be; “in every market the incumbents are facing massive disruption”. Knowing how hard it is for incumbents to deal with disruptive innovation (as described…

RDFa Momentum: Weekly News RoundUp

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Three months ago on April 2nd, we wrote that “RDFa is the gateway drug to the semantic web”. This is an exciting story. RDFa is crossing the chasm into the mainstream. Our mission at SemanticWeb.com and the SemanticWeb Summit is to be “The Voice of Semantic Web Business”. The emphasis is on business. Semantic Web…

Best Tweets Of The Week From The Semantic Web 100

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Back in May we published the Semantic Web 100, our list of the people tweeting interesting stuff about the Semantic Web. That’s a lot of people to follow and a fair amount of noise obscuring the signal – lots of tweets about the World Cup or where to eat/meet/drink as well as useful but repetitive…

Semantic Web Impact On Healthcare: Part 1

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We now turn to the Healthcare business in our Creative Destruction 7 Act Play series. Healthcare accounts for about 15% of GDP in America. This is very, very big business. We have also seen that Healthcare is one market that is spending serious money on Ontology development; so it matters in our Semantic Web world.…