Elevator Pitch

SemWebRox Community Challenge: Results

Thanks everyone for participating in the #SemWebRox Community Challenge! Looking at the results (which have been pasted at the end of this article for convenience), I’m struck once again by the diversity of points of view in the Semantic Web community on what the key value of its technology really is. Over at Semantic University…

Community Challenge: The Semantic Web in 140 Characters

As a community, we Semantic Webbers have done a poor job communicating our value clearly and concisely. Last week, I stated the case in more detail at the Enterprise Semantics Blog, and Aaron Bradley continued it over at Google Plus (here and here). Today, I bring you a challenge. Describe a value of the Semantic…

"Top Semantic Start-Up" Contenders Announced!

We are pleased to announce the start-ups that have been selected to participate in the 2012 SemTechBiz “Top Semantic Start-Up” competition. These companies will give demonstrations/pitches before a panel of expert judges at the Semantic Technology and Business Conference June 3-7. Judges Our panel of judges includes (Left to Right): Phil Aucutt, CEO, TeamPatent; Mike…

#SemTechBiz Start-Up Contest – Deadline Extension and Judges Announced

SemanticWeb.com and parent company WebMediaBrands recently announced a contest to earn the title of  “Top Semantic Technology Start-Up.” Today, we have two exciting announcements to make about the contest. Deadline Extension We have had several requests to extend the deadline, and are announcing today that we will now accept applications for the contest until April…

#SemTechBiz Start-up Contest – 3 Weeks Left to Enter!

SemanticWeb.com and parent company WebMediaBrands recently announced that a competition will be held at the upcoming Semantic Technology and Business Conference (SemTechBiz) in San Francisco to select the “Top Semantic Technology Start-Up.” The contest begins with an online application process. Out of that pool of applicants, ten companies will be selected to compete in person…

Summer School – Excecutive Briefing on Linked Data

Summer can be a great time to learn something new, and SemanticWeb.com is always on the lookout for new ways of explaining the terms, techniques, standards, and technologies involved in the world of Semantic Web. We were thrilled, then, to see this much-needed executive briefing on Linked Data from our colleagues at 3 Round Stones:…

Coming Soon, to a Newsroom Near You

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We recently have given coverage to the new rNews standard from the IPTC, but two things today caught our eye: First, from Beet.tv, a brief video from Mike Dunn, VP and CTO of Hearst Interactive. The video serves as an introduction to the value of rNews in the media industry, and does that well.  That…

Defining the Semantic Web in a Few Sentences

Quora offered up this challenge to their readers: “How do you explain semantic web to a nine-year old child in one sentence?” The challenge was followed by a quote from Albert Einstein: “If you can’t explain it to a six year old, you don’t understand it yourself.”

Semantic Web Elevator Pitch for… Government and Citizenry?

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Last year, former British Prime Minister Gordon Brown gave a 90-second elevator pitch for the Semantic Web.  Granted, it started about four minutes into a 32-minute long speech. This speech, given March 22, 2010, was long before our original challenge went out, but this discovery was simply too fun to not include it here. Obviously, it was…

Semantic Web Elevator Pitch for: Journalistic Research

David Wood of Talis, Inc., submitted this elevator pitch. I particularly like how he used an elevator both as setting and example (of a closed system). We are collecting these from our readers in an attempt to answer the question “What is the Semantic Web?” If you think you have a pitch in you, check…