Panel Discussion: Integrating Semantic Technology with Enterprise Information Management
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  Chris Moran   Chris Moran
  Peter Lawrence   Peter Lawrence
  Sean Martin   Sean Martin
Founder & CTO
Cambridge Semantics
  Eric Franzon   Eric Franzon


Tuesday, April 30, 2013
03:20 PM - 04:10 PM

Level:  Intermediate

The panel will cover a host of discussion points including (but not limited to):
  • What are the basic definitions and typical objectives of EIM and Semantic Technology solutions?
  • How are they being utilized together today and how do the traditional approaches typically differ for key EIM components, such as:
    • Data Integration
    • Enterprise Modeling
    • Metadata Management
    • Business Intelligence
    • Master Data Management
    • Content and Records Management
  • What are the advantages and issues associated with taking a semantic approach to EIM?
  • What does the future look like for semantic technology integrated with EIM?

Chris Moran is the CTO at IMSC and has more than 20 years in the IT industry. He is an innovator and pioneer for semantic technology and controlled natural language. His innovations include a semantic rule engine called rules4J, and a controlled natural language for building ontologies called Common. Chris has designed and built semantic solutions for clients in the DoD and Intel communities. Most recently, he has been responsible for developing and teaching courses in semantic technology for the office of the Deputy Chief Management Officer (DCMO) for DoD.

Peter J Lawrence is with TopQuadrant having had 35 years as a passionate, innovative, and strategic CTO with a reputation for success in applying information technology to create transformational solutions to technical challenges, particularly in the manufacturing industries. A recent innovation was the ‘Intuition Executive’ product, which provided a semantically driven portal, data visualization, integrated workflow, data management, and connectivity to legacy data systems. Prior to that, as founder of Resolution Integration Solutions, he created ‘Resolution’, an innovative database model application for the process manufacturing industries.

Sean Martin has been on the leading edge of Internet technology innovation since the early nineties. As founder and CTO of Cambridge Semantics, Sean applies his vision on how semantic technologies will continue to impact enterprise data management in the coming years. Prior to founding Cambridge Semantics, he spent fifteen years with IBM Corporation where he was a founder and the technology visionary for the IBM Advanced Internet Technology group. Sean invented and implemented both IBM's first Web application server and content-manager, WOM, along with its distributed Web application hosting environment, the Womplex. Sean led the invention and implementation of IBM's Sash Weblication Manager and played a key role in Sash, including IBM's first ever Web Service SOAP & XML-RPC client stacks and associated developer tooling. At IBM, Sean was honored with many awards including IBM's Outstanding Technical Innovation award, the Chairman's Award.

Eric is President of and serves as conference chair of the Semantic Technology & Business Conference Series. Since 2004, he has worked to raise awareness and explain the usage of semantic technologies in business and consumer settings. A lifelong learner and teacher, Eric is frequently called on as a consultant, coach, and trainer around complex technical topics. He consults at, is an advisory committee representative with the World Wide Web Consortium and has worked as an affiliate analyst with Chris Shipley's Guidewire Group. He lives in Missoula, MT and travels frequently.

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