The #OverWeb Meetup in #Gent #IOT #Solid #NGI #WebWeWant


The #OverWeb is a Trust Layer on top of the existing web. It attaches ideas, interactions, and experiences with web objects in the page source. Browser overlay apps like Hypothesis, Omnity, dokieli, and Bridgit are the first wave of the #OverWeb.

In the Next Generation Internet, the page source will be the Contextual Footprint for a world of ideas, interactions, and experiences associated with any single page.

Imagine adding notes, having conversations, meeting collaborators around an idea on any web page. Then 10x it.

The #OverWeb is the Next Big Leap in Human Consciousness!

17u45 - 18u15 Registration & Welcome drink
18u20 - 18u30 Daveed Benjamin / CEO Bridgit
18u30 - 18u40 Rob Van Kranenburg / Founder of Council_IoT and #iotday
18u40 - 18u50 Ruben Verborgh / Professor of Semantic Web Technology
18u50 - 19u00 Tom De Block / Chairman AIOTI WG DLT
19u00 - 19u10 Andy Lurling / Founder Lumo Labs
19u10 - 19u30 Arnaud Saint-Paul / Founder of Give Nation
19u30 - 20u00 Panel discussion / Q & A / Closing remarks
20u00 - 22u00 Network reception

The Only Constant is Change
Are you ready?

Expert #OverWeb Panel

Rob van Kranenburg, Founder of Council_IoT and #iotday
Rob wrote The Internet of Things. A critique of ambient technology and the all-seeing network of RFID, Network Notebooks 02, Institute of Network Cultures. He is co-founder of bricolabs. Together with Christian Nold he published Situated Technologies Pamphlets 8: The Internet of People for a Post-Oil World. Rob is co-editor of Enabling Things to Talk Designing IoT solutions with the IoT Architectural Reference Model, Springer Open Access. He works as Ecosystem Manager for the EU projects Tagitsmart and Next Generation Internet. He is a DeTao Master IoT.

Ruben Verborgh, Solid, Professor of Semantic Web technology
I’m a professor of Semantic Web technology at IDLab, Ghent University – imec, and a research affiliate at the Decentralized Information Group of CSAIL at MIT. I’m a technology advocate for Inrupt and the Solid ecosystem of apps that let you keep your own data. I love to discuss about the Web, decentralization, hypermedia clients, Web APIs, Linked Data, and much more. My belief is that if we want to see intelligent clients, we should stop trying to build intelligent servers. We need to focus on designing a new generation of Web applications that emphasize serendipitous reuse of data and functionality through decentralization.

Sam Butler, Project Director of CrowdFact
CrowdFact 2020 pilots the use of web page overlays for revealing fact checking and contextual information underlying the news so that web users can identify what’s real by themselves. We are developing a human-AI trained False News Detection tool and Truthiness Score that aggregates all the publicly available information about the facts. Our goal is to reduce the average response time to false news from 13 hours to minutes utilizing Frontier technologies including distributed ledger technology, machine learning, and extended reality.

Moderator, Daveed Benjamin, CEO of Bridgit

Light food and beverages provided.

If you would like to do a Lightning talk or a #OverWeb or #WisdomTech pitch, please reach out to [masked].

Sponsored by the Bridgit and the WisdomTech Society!
If you would like to sponsor this inaugural event, the food, or the venue, please reach out to [masked].