Early Bird Deadline for #SemTechBiz SF – Thursday, March 1

This year’s Semantic Technology & Business Conference in San Francisco (#SemTechBiz) will feature some of the best and brightest minds in the world of semantic web technology. The conference — which will run June 3-7 at the Hilton San Francisco in Union Square — will start off strong with a welcome session presented by Tony Shaw, SemTechBiz co-chair and CEO of Dataversity, and Dave McComb, President of Semantic Arts, Inc.

Finding Your Path at SemTechBiz SF

Shaw and McComb agree that the SemTech Conference is so diverse and layered that it’s sometimes difficult to figure out which sessions are most relevant to your needs, and where you will get the most value. Surprisingly enough, these objectives are often out of sync — especially if you take the point of view that innovation occurs at the intersection of different disciplines. This welcome session will give attendees the opportunity to consider about they really want to achieve at SemTechBiz San Francisco.

After this opening session, attendees will be able to choose from the following lineup of half day tutorial sessions:

Morning Tutorials Speakers Audience Track
Introduction to RDF, RDFS, & OWL Mark Wallace, Modus Operandi Technical – Introductory Standards
Linked Data: Creating, Publishing and Consuming Juan P Sequeda, Capsenta
Daniel Miranker, Capsenta
Technical – Introductory Linked Data
Knowledge Design Patterns John F. Sowa, VivoMind Research, LLC Technical – Intermediate Semantic Information Architecture
SKOS for Business Vocabulary Management Bob DuCharme, TopQuadrant
Dean Allemang, TopQuadrant
Business/Strategic Enterprise Semantics
Building a “Semantic Web” Web Application John Hebeler, Lockheed Martin
Ryan Kohl, Inovex Information Systems
Technical – Intermediate Developing Semantic Software
Semantic Search Thanh Duc Tran, AIFB
Peter Mika, Yahoo!
Technical – Intermediate Industry and Business Trends
Resource-Oriented Architectures : Part I Brian Sletten, Bosatsu Consulting, Inc. Technical – Intermediate Semantic Information Architecture


Afternoon Tutorials Speakers Audience Track
SPARQL Access to SQL Databases Eric Prud’hommeaux, World Wide Web Consortium Technical – Intermediate Standards
Building Mobile Mashups for the Linked Data Cloud Evan W Patton, Tetherless World Constellation (RPI)
Dominic DiFranzo, Tetherless World Constellation (RPI)
Technical – Intermediate Linked Data
Semantic Technology for Enterprise Architects Dave McComb, Semantic Arts Inc.
Simon Robe, Semantic Arts
Business/Strategic Enterprise Semantics
Ontology 101: An Introduction to Knowledge Representation and Ontology Development Elisa F Kendall, Thematix Partners LLC
Deborah L McGuinness, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and McGuinness Associates
Technical – Introductory Developing Semantic Software
Leveraging the Semantic Web with Drupal 7 Stéphane Corlosquet, MIND Informatics
Paolo Ciccarese, MIND Informatics
Technical – Intermediate Content Management
Text Analytics for Semantic Applications Tom Reamy, KAPS Group Practical Experience Text Analysis
Resource-Oriented Architectures: Part II Brian Sletten, Bosatsu Consulting, Inc. Technical – Intermediate Semantic Information Architecture

The full conference program is available here.

Register Today!

Sign up for SemTechBiz San Francisco by March 1 to receive our early bird discount — $100 off of a Gold Passport or a Conference Only pass.  Discounts are also available for groups and for students/academics. Visit our registration page to learn more.

About SemTechBiz SF

Whether your most pressing issues are strategic, tactical, or, more likely, a complex combination of both, you’ll benefit from this unique opportunity to explore how semantic solutions and linked data are being embraced throughout companies across a diverse range of disciplines and business categories. The San Francisco Semantic Tech & Business Conference (SemTechBiz) brings together today’s industry thought leaders and practitioners to explore the challenges and opportunities jointly impacting both corporate business leaders and technologists. Packed with case studies and real-world perspectives, SemTechBiz offers five comprehensive days of fresh insight and immersive learning from global experts in technology, financial services, insurance, healthcare, publishing, government, automotive and enterprise data.

Image: Courtesy SemTechBiz SF

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