zAgile: Practical Semantic Web Applications for Your Organization
The Semantic Web promises to revolutionize the accessibility of information on the World Wide Web. But until the Semantic Web is fully implemented and adopted, how can the promises of the Semantic Web be applied to your organization today? In this session, we will discuss tangible benefits of the Semantic Web and practical ways it can help you to become more efficient, automate processes, and empower your organization. As an example we will discuss and demonstrate zCALM, zCALM is an open source (AGPL) infrastructure. You will see how zCALM may be used in conjunction with zAgile’s Wikidsmart to semantically enable your enterprise wiki (Atlassian Confluence), achieve deep interoperability and exchange of context-sensitive information between applications, and even act as a powerful search across your applications and tools.
Knoodl supplies the market with a web-based, semantic information management platform. It fully embraces many web 2.0/3.0 concepts such as semantics, collaboration, distributed data, distributed people, and cloud computing. Currently, Knoodl facilitates community-oriented development of OWL based ontologies and RDF knowledgebases and offers a JAVA service-based interface or a SPARQL-based interface so that communities can build their own semantic applications using their ontologies and knowledgebases. The talk will describe the full vision behind the creation of Knoodl, Knoodl's current state, and the road map for Knoodl's future development.
Sanjiva Nath, CEO & Founder of zAgile
Sanjiva has more than 25 years of experience in software technology and advises Silicon Valley start-ups in offshore software development strategies, process and methodologies, and overall software engineering operations. His focus has been on developing and deploying high-volume and high-transaction enterprise applications and systems on a variety of technologies and platforms. Prior to founding zAgile, he served as VP of Engineering at several companies including Trigo Technologies (acquired by IBM), ePit Systems (technology acquired by Hitachi), Abilizer Solutions (technology acquired by BEA), and planet U (acquired by Transora). Sanjiva holds a B.S. degree in Molecular Biology from San Francisco State University.
Mike Lang, Lead Ontologist and Product Manager, Revelytix
Mike Lang Jr. has 2 years of experience working for a semantic technology company (Revelytix) where he is Lead Ontologist and Product Manager. He is an expert in semantic technology and also has a strong understanding of web-based software architecture. Mike graduated from the University of Maryland - College Park with a BS in Mathematics. He is the son of the founder of Revelytix, Mike Lang Sr.