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Semantic Technology and Business Conference Announces Late Breaking News, Updates, and Changes to the Conference Program

Semantic Technology and Business Conference Announces Late Breaking News, Updates, and Changes to the Conference Program

by Matthew PaulsonAugust 7, 2014

Semantic Technology and Business Conference Announces Late Breaking News, Updates, and Changes to the Conference Program

LIGHTNING RELEASES: San Jose, CA (8/7/2014)– Today DATAVERSITY® Education, LLC, and™ announced the addition of several special programs to the agenda for the tenth annual Semantic Technology & Business Conference (SemTechBiz). To view the updated and complete three-day agenda or to learn more about the additional speakers, visit

Organizers of the event have added keynote presentations, panel discussions, breakout sessions, and an additional day-long workshop. The changes include the following:

New Keynote:

Schema .org – Official Update

Dan Brickley of Google will provide an update on the latest additions and improvements, and will then be joined by some of his fellow schema team members from Google, Yahoo!, Microsoft (Bing), and Yandex for a lively open Q & A session with the audience.


New Breakouts and Panel Discussions:

Optimizing eCommerce in a Semantic Search World

Aaron Bradley, Electronic Arts

Barbara H. Starr, SemanticFuse LLC

Frank Kochenash, Mercent Corporation 

Jay Myers, BestBuy

Bill Slawski, Go Fish Digital

Semantics in Finance: Addressing the Looming Train Wreck in Risk Management,

Regulatory Compliance and Reporting

Elisa Kendall, Thematix Partners LLC

Elie Abi-Lahoud, GRC Technology Centre at University College Cork

Grit Denker, SRI International

Reginald Ford, SRI International

Richard Beatch, Bloomberg LP

Susanne Riehemann, SRI International

Wesley Moore, Wells Fargo Securities

Grill the Experts on FIBO and its Underlying Technology

Dave McComb, Semantic Arts

David S. Newman, Wells Fargo

Dean Allemang, Working Ontologist LLC

Dennis Wisnosky, Enterprise Data Management Council

Mike Bennett, Enterprise Data Management Council

Semantic Web Components

Brian Sletten, Bosatsu Consulting

To view the complete and updated agenda, visit

Additional Workshop

The Linked Open Data in Libraries, Archives, & Museums (LODLAM) Training Day

This daylong program offers professionals from the Libraries, Archives, and Museums community a chance to see real-world examples, learn open source tools, and experience hands-on instruction in working with Linked Data. To attend this workshop, you must register separately from the main conference. Registering for this event does not include access to Semantic Technology and Business Conference sessions, but upgrades are available.

To Learn More About the LODLAM Training Day, visit 

To learn more about this conference, visit

For press inquiries or to request a press pass, please contact Gretchen Hydo at or (818) 203-6060.

For sponsorship inquiries, please contact Warwick Davies at or (781) 354-0119.

About Semantic Technology & Business Conference:

The first Semantic Technology Conference took place in the spring of 2005 at the Stanford Court Hotel in San Francisco, California. The initial conference was largely attended by academics that were looking to commercialize Semantic Technologies and a few early adopters and vendors.

In the past decade, the event has seen incredible growth and adoption of Semantic Technologies. Enterprise-grade tools and services continue to improve, standards activities have reached recommendation status, and there are more options for projects both small and large. Organizations have deployed Semantic Technologies into production environments, resulting in demonstrated value, new revenue, lower costs, mitigated risks, and innovative solutions to business problems.

Growing sectors and vertical markets include Financial Services, Healthcare/Life Sciences, Government, Energy, the Internet of Things, Publishing, Marketing, Advertising, Retail, and eCommerce. As the growth trajectory continues, SemTechBiz is the best place to participate in the conversation.

More information about Semantic Technology & Business Conference is available at the official conference website


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