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Will Semantics Kill SOA?

Will Semantics Kill SOA?

Service-Oriented Architecture or SOA has promised to bring about a major shift in how software services will be delivered. Where are we now and how does "Semantics" change the Ecosystem for web based services? The panel will discuss the question "Will Semantics Kill SOA?"

Moderator: Shamod Lacoul
Shamod Lacoul is a software developer/entrepreneur working in the industry with technologies including data integration, web development, SOA and Semantic Web. A consultant at multitude of companies doing data integration in EAI and B2B scenarios. He has been working on SOA since 2004 and on Semantic Web since 2007. He has a B.S. and M.S. in CS from San Jose State University. He is currently a co-organizer of the Silicon Valley Semantic Web technology meetup and also a member of plethora of other local tech meetups in the valley.


Suresh Chandrasekaran is Senior VP, North America at Denodo Technologies, a leader in Data Virtualization and Data Services Software. Denodo was recently named a Leader in Forrester Research’s Wave: Information-as-a-Service, 2010. Prior to Denodo, Suresh held product management and marketing roles in enterprise integration and BPM (Vitria), enterprise portal (Vignette) and Web search (Alta Vista) companies and was a management consultant at Booz Allen Hamilton. Suresh has spoken at several conferences on Enterprise Software and Web technologies, and is typically both entertaining and insightful – he will present at EDW 2010 at 9:30am on Wednesday, March 17th “Are You Smarter than a 5th Grader? Lessons for Next Generation Data Integration”. Suresh has an MBA from the University of Michigan and undergraduate from India.

David Newman serves as a Senior Architect in the Enterprise Architecture group at Wells Fargo Bank. He has been following semantic technology for the last 3 years; and has developed several business ontologies. He has been instrumental in thought leadership at Wells Fargo on the application of Semantic Technology and is a representative of the Financial Services Technology Consortium (FSTC)on the W3C SPARQL Working Group. Jamie Taylor is the Minister of Information at Metaweb Technologies, where he tends to Data Gardening and Community Building. His interest in large scale, non-relational data stores grew while managing Enterprise Software projects which used Dynamic Object patterns in his role as CTO and VP Engineering at DETERMINE Software (now a part of Selectica.) He was the founder of one of San Francisco's first ISP's and has a Ph.D. from Harvard University in Behavioral Economics. David Wood is a Partner of Zepheira, LLC which provides solutions to effectively integrate, navigate and manage data across personal, group and enterprise boundaries. He recommends the application of disruptive technologies to maximize business opportunities. David has the privilege of leading the team designing and developing Freemix.

Most recently, David was entrepreneur-in-residence at the MIND Laboratory within the University of Maryland Institute for Advanced Computer Studies. He lead the implementation team for the Policy-Aware Web project, which developed a next generation access control system for the World Wide Web.

Dr. Wood is an adjunct instructor of Computer Science at the University of Mary Washington and researches the application of recombinant data techniques to software maintenance at The University of Queensland. He has been widely published, including Programming Internet Email (O'Reilly, 1999). He co-chaired the Semantic Web Best Practices and Deployment Working Group at the W3C, and was a member of the Semantic Web Coordination Group. He is a founding member of the Kowari Metastore, Mulgara Semantic Store and Persistent URL Open Source Software projects. Dr. Wood holds degrees in software engineering, aeronautical engineering, astronautical engineering, electrical engineering and mechanical engineering from The University of Queensland, the U.S. Naval Postgraduate School and the Virginia Military Institute.

Sponsor Message

This meetup event will be free to all San Francisco Semantic Web members. Please RSVP here on the meetup site and the EDW conference site to confirm your attendance. This way you will be eligible to attend the Exhibition in addition to the meetup presentation. Also please enter "Meetup" in the "How did you Hear?" field on the conference site https://www.regonline...

The meetup speakers will start at around 7pm. But you can start visiting the exhibits at around 5.30pm.

Meetup Attendees can attend the full Tuesday program for EDW (over 40 sessions) AND Monday's Linked Data for the Web and the Enterprise Tutorial by Dave Wood of Zepheira for $395 total. To register for this option you have to register here.

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  • alexander s.

    I got some ideas from that discussion that can be the base for my next project! Great!

    March 17, 2010

  • Roger S.

    I would have rated it Great if it had lasted longer.

    March 16, 2010

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