Service Design and Semantics: How Did Your Data Get Into My UI?

  • November 7, 2012 · 7:00 PM
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We have been out of action for a while, but now we are back!

This time, we are putting on a panel to discuss Service Design and how it can help communicate Semantic data to the masses!  This should be a great panel with author, semantic guru and long time SVST member Dean Allemang and author, designer and the organizer of Service Design Drinks Jamin Hegeman.

It is going great night, but space is limited. So, get your spot locked!

See you soon!


Jamin Hegeman is a design director at Adaptive Path, where he leads project teams and helps define the creative practice. His primary goal is to enable organizations to deliver more human service experiences. His work includes designing solutions in healthcare, education, finance, media, commerce, and social interaction for an array of clients, from large international organizations to startups.

Previously, he was a senior designer at Nokia, a master of design student at Carnegie Mellon University, a web consulting business owner, an editor, and a journalist. He has also fried burgers at McDonald’s, sold cigarettes at 7-11, and tidied up the giftware section at Marshalls.

Jamin is a member of the Service Design Network management team he contributed to the book, This Is Service Design Thinking, and frequently speaks about service design and design practice at conferences and workshops. He also organizes Service Design Drinks in San Francisco.

On the side, he plays soccer, writes poetry, draws, and makes beer.

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Dean Allemang is CTO at Open Data Registry, where he devises distributed data management strategies to link together social and environmental impact information across complex supply chains.  ODR is his latest application of the Semantic Web, which is also the topic of his recent book (co-authored with Prof. Jim Hendler), Semantic Web for the Working Ontologist. Dean's interest in applications of the Semantic Web go beyond environmental sustainability.  He also serves on the Scientific Advisory board for OpenPHACTS, whose goal is to provide large-scale sharing of pharmacological data. Dean has worked and studied extensively abroad as a Marshall Scholar at Trinity College, Cambridge and as a staff researcher at Swiss Telecom.  He has been an invited speaker at a number of semantic web meetings, and was the lead instructor for the TopMIND semantic web training course for seven years.  Dr. Allemang combines a strong formal background (MSc in Mathematics, University of Cambridge, PhD in Computer Science, Ohio State University) with years of experience applying knowledge-based technologies to real business problems. When he's not managing data, Dean runs marathons and calls contra dances.


Peter Berger is the Director of Strategic Development at Tagged. Former CEO of Topicmarks, which was acquired by Tagged in 2011. Adviser to Innovation Nest, an early stage Venture Fund, in Krakow, Poland; UCSF's Catalyst T1 Program; HotShotMedia; and several other stealth start-ups.

He is the Organizer of the Silicon Valley Semantic Technology Group, which has over 1000 members. He has been a guest lecturer at Cornell University and has been both a member and a moderated of numerous panels on the use of meaning based computation technology.

Peter is an attorney licensed in California, New York and New Jersey. He graduated with a Juris Doctorate from Rutgers University, Newark, and received a Bachelor's degree from California Polytechnic State University at San Luis Obispo.


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  • Erich G.

    Excellent to look at a system's perspective from different angles; this was a great meeting and very mind-stimulating discussions!

    November 9, 2012

  • Bob S.

    Interesting presentation, well prepared and presented. Jamin gave an interesting 'human centered' balance to the discussion. A reasonable complement to Dean's talk.

    November 8, 2012

  • Sanjiva N.

    clever topic, great presentations and engaging participation. It was a privilege to moderate this session.

    November 7, 2012

  • Peter B.

    Fixed the map.

    November 1, 2012

  • Dean A.

    We fixed the location link - it is in Berkeley, and now the map link should work.

    October 31, 2012

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