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Hot Topics this year include:

  • Big Data
  • Business Intelligence and Analytics
  • Media
  • Publishing
  • Case Studies/Use Cases
  • Cloud Computing
  • Collaboration & Wikis
  • Content Management
  • Context/Sentiment Analysis
  • Developing Semantic Software
  • Enterprise Data Management
  • Industry and Business Trends
  • Knowledge Engineering and Management
  • Linked Data
  • Open Government
  • Product/Service Available Now
  • Product/Service Under Development
  • Real-time Systems
  • Reasoning and Inference
  • Research
  • Rules
  • Search
  • Security
  • Semantic Information Architecture
  • Semantic Wikis
  • Social Networks
  • Standards
  • Text Analysis
  • User Interfaces
  • Web Services

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 SemTechBiz 2012 Program

Packed with innovative panels, case studies and real-world perspectives, SemTechBiz offers one tutorial day and two comprehensive full days of fresh insight and immersive learning from global experts in technology, financial services, healthcare, publishing, search, mobile and enterprise data. An exhibit hall will also showcase the latest tools and solutions across the Semantic and Big Data landscape. Attendees come to SemTechBiz for the practical advice, hands-on guidance and meaningful takeaways that our business luminaries and subject matter veterans bring to the table.

 Keynote Presentations

Speakers at Semantic Technology & Business Conference are experts in implementing semantic technology to solve business problems. We are honored to announce that Andrew Nicklin, manager of New York City's Open Data portal, and Joel Natividad of Ontodia have joined the conference to deliver keynote addresses on the ways semantic technology and Big Data are affecting every industry in New York City.

Andrew Nicklin
Office of Strategic Technology and Development

New York City is leading numerous technology and entrepreneurially-driven initiatives, from the Mayor's "Digital City of the Future" vision, to the Open Data Law, and the new CornellNYC Tech campus on Roosevelt Island. NYC intends to be the first "City in the Linked Open Data cloud." Nicklin's presentation, New York - The Digital City of the Future sets the scene for the conference by putting all of these plans into context and demonstrating how New York's industries can participate in this quintessentially data-driven future.

Joel Natividad
CEO & Co-founder

During his presentation, NYC Remapped, Natividad will explore how New York City has become the global hub of several data-driven industries and repositioning itself as the center for Open Data innovation. A 20-year IT veteran, Natividad won the NYCBigApps Challenge in 2011 and has a multitude of experience implementing semantics at Fortune 1000 companies.

Deborah Estrin
Ph.D.,Professor, CornellNYC Tech
YY Lee
Chief Operating Officer, First Rain Inc.
David Weinberger
Senior Researcher, Harvard Berkman Center for Internet & Society
Christopher Welty
Research Scientist, IBM Research

Semantic technology thought leader YY Lee spearheads the engineering, modeling, and analytics divisions at First Rain Inc., where she guides the development of patented technology and analytic algorithms that drive the site.

Best-selling author of The Cluetrain Manifesto, Small Pieces Loosely Joined, and most recently, Too Big to Know, David Weinberger is an accomplished speaker and commentator.

Chris Welty is a recognized leader in the Semantic Web at the IBM TJ Watson Research Center, where he is part of the core team that developed Jeopardy champion, Watson. Welty works to advance semantic technology standards and linked open data in natural language processing.

Deborah Estrin is an internationally known speaker who is a pioneer in the field of network sensing and mobile health. She has been named one of CNN’s “10 most powerful women in tech” and was chosen by Wired UK as one of “50 people who will change the world.” She is the first professor to join CornellNYC Tech.

Conference Track Options

  • Big Data
  • Content Management
  • Case Studies
  • Enterprise Semantics
  • Business Intelligence and Analytics
  • Industry and Business Trends

Case Studies

SemTechBiz case studies demonstrate the business value that can be delivered with semantic applications, in ways that no other technology can match. Experience gained at companies including Viacom, Martha Stewart, Tribune Company and Elsevier will be presented, showing examples of:

  • Finding and deterring insider trading
  • Deriving more value from clinical studies
  • Integrating trading data for various financial asset classes
  • Intelligent monitoring of terms, project schedules and variations in construction contracts
  • Enhancing discovery and integration of data in HCLS applications
  • Better content management and search results from publishing metadata

Technical Substance and Practical Experience

SemTechBiz is designed for both business executives as well as IT managers, so the agenda spans various levels of technical detail. If you’re an architect or a developer who wants to dig down into the details of “how” to develop these exciting new applications, then you’ll take home valuable lessons from presentations on:

  • Semantic mashups using Open Data
  • Modeling of ontologies
  • Use of RDF, SPARQL, and OWL for data access across multiple data sources
  • Applying semantic technologies to Big Data and Hadoop for agile analytics
  • Best practices for managing scalability, ETL pipelines, and complex event processing (CEP)
  • Real time entity tracking using Hadoop and in-memory databases
  • How to apply formats to enhance your SEO

View the full conference program here

About the Conference

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. Semantic Technology & Business Conference (SemTechBiz) New York brings together today’s industry thought leaders and practitioners to explore the challenges and opportunities jointly impacting both corporate business leaders and technologists.

 Who Should Attend

SemTechBiz brings together forward-thinking technology and business leaders from around the world representing the entire marketplace, including:

  • IT/Software Managers
  • Startups
  • Venture Capitalists
  • Marketers
  • Government Agencies
  • Customers
  • Linked Data Specialists
  • Big Data Specialists
  • Extreme Information Management Specialists
  • Information Architects
  • Computer Scientists
  • Taxonomists
  • Semantic Web Job Seekers
  • Developers
  • Researchers

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