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Juan Sequeda (https://www.google.com/search?q=juan%20sequeda), co-founder of Capsenta (https://capsenta.com/), longtime authority on the Semantic Web (W3C RDB2RDF Working Group (http://www.w3.org/2001/sw/rdb2rdf/) / Direct Mapping of Relational Data to RDF (http://www.w3.org/TR/rdb-direct-mapping/)), is coming to town for Data Day Seattle (http://datadayseattle.com). We've asked Juan to spend an evening to give a bit of historical background and share recent developments with respect to the Semantic Web (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Semantic_Web), Linked Data (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Linked_data), and related topics.
Organizations derive immediate value and knowledge residing in disparate and heterogenous legacy systems regardless of platform, data structure or data modeling. Integrating data from legacy systems is hard, complex and perhaps one of the most difficult jobs in the world.
This talk will present how graphs can be used to integrate data coming from different sources and how semantics can be added to make your data smarter and enhance search, analysis and interpretation of your data. I will also discuss different implementation architectures.
Additional details to follow. This should be a great talk.
Check out Juan's recent interview with Global Data Geeks:
6:30 pm Networking
7:00 pm Featured Talk
8:30 pm Adjourn to pub