What does it take to make the Enterprise "Semantic Ready?"
The SemTech Enterprise Track will demonstrate how large organizations can use semantic technologies in a variety of ways to improve efficiency, collaborative effectiveness, and profitability.
You'll learn what it takes to be "semantic-ready"...the architecture, tools and knowledge you will need to have in place to be successful. A number of case studies will be used, including examples of semantic analytics, data integration tools, process improvement, cross-platform knowledge management and drastically reduced application development cycles.
Just as importantly, these sessions will discuss the current limits of semantic technology, debunking both the hype and the myths of semantic deployment. And you'll see how real projects were implemented, from project feasibility through completion, so there'll be no surprises when you get ready to pilot your own project.
Key discussion topics include:
- Linked Enterprise Data
- Application Development
- Enterprise search
- Knowledge management platforms
- Market research
- Competitive intelligence
- Call center operations
- Controlled vocabularies
- Enterprise publishing
- Business intelligence
- Enterprise Information Management (EIM) frameworks
Semantic Web for the Working Enterprise
Chief Technology Consultant,
Dean Allemang, Chief Scientist at TopQuadrant Inc. is a frequent speaker at semantic technology conferences. He brings to this talk over 10 years experience working with customers on implementing solutions based on ontologies, with the last 5 years of his work focused on using the Semantic Web Standards. He developed the successful TopMIND Semantic Web training course, now in its fifth year with over 500 alumni. Along with his co-author Jim Hendler, Dean has just published Semantic Web for the Working Ontologist (Morgan-Kaufmann, 2008), a practitioner's guide to the Semantic Web
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
James Hendler is the Tetherless World Professor of Computer and Cognitive Science, and the Assistant Dean for Information Technology, at Rensselaer. Hendler has authored about 200 technical papers in the areas of Semantic Web, artificial intelligence, agent-based computing and high performance processing. One of the inventors of the “Semantic Web,” he is also the former Chief Scientist of the Information Systems Office at the US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) and was awarded a US Air Force Exceptional Civilian Service Medal in 2002. He is the Editor-in-Chief emeritus of IEEE Intelligent Systems and is the first computer scientist to serve on the Board of Reviewing Editors for Science..