Big thanks to Connected Data meetup group regular Valerio Malenchino of Ontology for his really in depth overview of how telecoms providers use Connected Data tech. It was really interesting to see how semantic impact analysis can be conducted in a way that is both accessible and detailed for users.
Valerio gave us a great introduction to both why triplestores are used for integrating disparate data sources as well as some practical examples of the analytics that are applied to answer connected data questions.
Thank you everyone for joining us at our MeetUp yesterday! Great talk from Mike Bennett introducing the theory behind ontologies and how to present them to business stakeholders in a simple and clear way. It was also interesting to hear how FIBO got established and how they bring a bit more order to the financial industry.
It is great to see the group gaining more traction, for our next MeetUp we are planning to have Navino Evans from Histropedia to do a talk/demo of the Wikidata SPARQL endpoint, so come along and bring your friends!
To find out more about ontologies, RDF and Semantics you can watch Szymon Klarman’s speech from CDL 2016:
Another successful MeetUp completed! We wanted to thank everyone for attending. Great talks from Nigel Higgs and Jesús Barrasa. Nigel quickly explained that this MeetUp aims to bring together Graph database and Linked data professionals to spark new ideas and conversations. Jesús presented his work on how Explicit Semantics can be used in Graph Databases using Neo4j. This talk sparked a lot of interesting ideas and questions about merging these two technologies together, what would be the opportunities and threats of this approach.
We wanted to thank everyone for joining us at the Connected Data London 2016. We had over 70 Connected Data Practitioners on the day leading to some thought provoking conversations around shared challenges and solutions. It was great to see people sharing so many practical experiences around working with the different standards, technologies and use cases.
Our speakers demonstrated how they have implemented connected data strategies in such leading companies and organisations as NASA, BBC, Financial Times and the European Bioinformatics Institute, University of Southampton and Brunel University. Topics included next generation search, recommendation engines, connected data science and knowledge management.
The next Connected Data event is planned to be a MeetUp in London, it is scheduled for the 7th of September. If anyone has any suggestions on topics / speakers please do drop us a line – it would be great to see you there!