Interviews and News

Cities don’t need money to start using data

June 06, 2019 by Stefan Summesberger

Jeanne Holm is the Deputy CIO of the City of Los Angeles and the Mayor’s Senior Technology Advisor. We still have great memories of her SEMANTiCS 2015 Keynote and time has come to catch up. In this interview, Jeanne provides insights into beneficial use of data for government purposes.

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Business #DigitalTwin: Digitalizing a Company's 4 P

June 03, 2019 by Stefan Summesberger

Hans-Christian Brockmann is CEO of SEMANTiCS 2019 Premium Sponsor eccenca and advisor to the president of the APICS Supply Chain Council. In this interview, Chris talks about the main solutions of eccenca as well as remarkable use cases with large industry clients

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Knowledge Graphs Need Social-Technical Solutions

May 24, 2019 by Stefan Summesberger

Juan F. Sequeda is co-founder of Capsenta, a spin-off from his research, Senior Director of Capsenta Labs, and winner of the SEMANTiCS 2015 Best Innovation and Transfer Project-Award. He shares how SMEs create value from data, important aspects of Knowledge Graphs and why CIOs should use semantic technologies.

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No AI Without Human Intelligence!

May 10, 2019 by Stefan Summesberger

SEMANTiCS 2019 Workshops & Tutorials Chair Irene Celino is the Head of the Knowledge Technologies group at Cefriel in Milano, Italy. She focuses on Human Computation and Semantic Interoperability, and putting back the “human in the loop” in information processing. Irene discusses these areas and this year’s workshops and tutorials.

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Beyond hype and pessimism: FAIR data and services

April 25, 2019 by Stefan Summesberger

SEMANTiCS 2019 Keynote Speaker Michel Dumontier is a Distinguished Professor of Data Science at Maastricht University. His research focuses on the development of computational methods for scalable and responsible discovery science. In this interview Michel provides an overview over the core principles of FAIR in the biomedical research domain.

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AI is Machine Learning ++

April 19, 2019 by Stefan Summesberger

Volker Tresp holds degrees from Yale University and University of Goettingen. He is a Distinguished Research Scientist at Siemens where he has been the head of research teams in machine learning. He was the inventor of the year of Siemens in 1996 and has filed 70+ patent applications. In this interview, Volker talks about use cases and promising developments in AI

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Try not to move the data.

April 12, 2019 by Stefan Summesberger

SEMANTiCS 2019 Keynote Speaker Michael J. Sullivan is Principal Cloud Solutions Architect at Oracle. He has 20+ years experience as a senior architect and tech lead responsible for custom integrated Customer Experience and Digital Experience solutions to Fortune 1000 companies using the Oracle stack. Michael talks about making the most of enterprise data and typical.

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Semantic APIs: Give Applications a Common Language

April 04, 2019 by Stefan Summesberger

SEMANTiCS Proceedings Chair Maria Maleshkova is Assistant Professor at the University of Bonn. Her research covers the Web of Things, semantics-based data integration and beyond. Maria talks about these areas, the limitlessness of future applications and benefits of publishing in the SEMANTiCS proceedings.

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Semantic Technologies for Digital Humanities

March 29, 2019 by Victor de Boer

This year's SEMANTiCS conference features a special sub-topic called Digital Humanities and Cultural Heritage. Through this call, we invite research progress, research challenges but also case studies and industry submissions. Victor de Boer from VU Amsterdam provides fascinating examples for the use of semantic technologies there.

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Information Extraction with Intelligence Augmentation

March 21, 2019 by Stefan Summesberger

SEMANTiCS 2019 Workshops & Tutorials Chair Anna Lisa Gentile is a researcher in the Intelligence Augmentation group at IBM Research. Her main areas are Information Extraction, Natural Language Processing and Semantic Web. Anna Lisa explains these areas as well as she highlights benefits of both, submitting and attending Workshops and Tutorials.

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