Why Your Next Product Should Be Semantic
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  David Wood   David Wood
CTO
3 Round Stones Inc
http://3roundstones.com
 


 

Wednesday, August 20, 2014
03:15 PM - 04:00 PM

Level:  Business/Strategic


Semantic techniques have matured to the point of providing critical business benefits. This talk will describe three key features of semantics that are necessary for market success: Better speed to market, lower running costs and increased market opportunities. Each benefit will be explained and backed up by real-world use cases.

The simple fact is that data is easier and faster to change than code. Code requires coders. Data requires business understanding. Limiting the amount and complexity of code can allow your business to focus on your customers and market segment instead of your product's internals.

Semantic technologies are ready to provide your business with:

  • Speed to market based on data-driven rapid application prototyping and development.
  • Reduced maintenance costs - maintenance is where most software costs hide.
  • More effective partnering; partnering is more feasible when technical integration is easy.
  • Increased OEM opportunities.

These benefits will be shown by exploring three real-world product development efforts that contrast traditional approaches to semantic alternatives. Success stories will name names and illustrate why your next product should be semantic.


Dr. Wood has contributed to the evolution of the World Wide Web since 1999, especially in the formation of standards and technologies for the Semantic Web. He has architected key aspects of the Web to include the Persistent Uniform Resource Locator (PURL) service and several Semantic Web databases and frameworks. David currently leads development of the Callimachus Enterprise, a Linked Data integration platform.


   
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