Semantic Technology Industry Analysis - Review of Semantic Integration Market Segment
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    Steve Hamby
Vice President, Semantic Technologies and Information Fusion
Orbis Technologies, Inc.


Thursday, June 18, 2009
01:00 PM - 05:00 PM

Level:  Technology - Intermediate

The Semantic Integration market segment is one that has evolved from traditional integration companies that have adopted semantic technologies and some niche start-ups with semantic technology differentiators. The technologies in the market segment provide the capability to integrate information across disparate data sources. The products/vendors in this market segment focus on standards, such as RDF/OWL, to represent models used to mediate data sources.

The author is currently working on large scale semantic integration projects for Federal Government customers, specifically tactical intelligence programs. This session provides a summary of this market segment:

  • Scope and size
  • Technology and financial drivers
  • Trends shaping the market
  • Considerations prior to purchasing
  • Market leadership valuation and profiles
  • Lessons learned

This session is the second session of a series of presentations on semantic technology market segments reviews.

Steve Hamby has 20 years of experience in the IT industry, with the last few years devoted to semantic technologies. He is currently the Vice President, Semantic Technologies and Information Fusion for Orbis Technologies, Inc., which is a leader in deploying semantic technologies for tactical intelligence organizations. Prior to Orbis, he held various technical and managerial positions at Cerebra, Software AG, Inc., BMC Software, and PLATINUM technology.

Mr. Hamby received a Bachelor of Science degree in Management and Computer Information Systems from the University of North Alabama and an MBA in Operations Management from Jacksonville State University. He has authored numerous articles on XML topics, regularly speaks at industry conferences, and is widely regarded as a leading technologist in the semantic space.

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