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About the Conference

The Semantic Technology & Business Conference (SemTechBiz) brings together today’s industry thought leaders and practitioners to explore the challenges and opportunities jointly impacting both corporate business leaders and technologists. Whether your most pressing issues are strategic, tactical, or a complex combination of both, you’ll benefit from this unique opportunity to explore how semantic solutions and linked data are being embraced throughout companies across a diverse range of business categories.

SEMTECHBIZ 2012 Program

SemTechBiz program combined innovative panels, case studies, tutorials, roundtables, keynotes, and lightning sessions that gave you an unparalleled interactive experience. From breakthrough approaches to solving business problems to the big data implications of fast–evolving technologies, SemTechBiz offered practical advice, hands-on guidance, and meaningful takeaways that our business luminaries and subject matter veterans bring to the table. Highlights from this year’s program included:


The SemTechBiz keynote speakers shared insights about how semantic technology is being used within their organizations to solve business problems in innovative ways. We were happy to announce the following SemTechBiz keynotes:


Steve Harris                                         Jay Myers                                      
CTO, Garlik                                            Web Architect, Best Buy


Bart van Leeuwen                               Daniel Tunkelang 
Architect/Firefighter,               Principal Data Scientist, LinkedIn


SemTechBiz goes beyond the technical talks to deliver business case studies that highlight semantic technology applications in action. These real-world examples touched on a number of topics, including:

  • How Semantic Information Integration is Transforming the Healthcare Sector
  • How Semantic Technology can Prevent Legal Risks and Damages
  • How to Develop a Semantic Strategy for a Large Enterprise
  • How Adaptive Semantic Techniques are used to Deliver High-Impact Real-time Information
  • How to Transform Enterprise Data Islands into Linked and Living Knowledge

View all case studies here.


“Enterprise Ready RDF with OWLIM: New Features and Use Cases”
SemTechBiz Platinum Sponsor Ontotext presented a special workshop exploring OWLIM on Thursday, June 7 from 1:30-4:30 PM.  OWLIM has matured in a number of ways to make it better, faster, more reliable and easier to use. Discover what the semantic technology application actually does and what features it has that make it the RDF database of choice for the BBC, the Press Association, and the British Museum. This workshop gave an overview of the W3C technologies that OWLIM supports as well as its powerful features that go beyond this technology stack.

Find out full details here.


Monday, June 4 will featured 14 tutorial sessions designed to educate individuals whose firms are just beginning to learn what semantic technologies are, as well as, organizations who wish to enhance ongoing efforts to leverage semantics in their enterprise and web-based systems. Gold passport registrants received access to all tutorials.

View all tutorials here.

Who Should Attend

SemTechBiz brings together forward-thinking technology and business leaders from around the world representing the entire marketplace, including:

  • IT/Software Managers
  • Startups
  • Venture Capitalists
  • Marketers
  • Government Agencies
  • Customers
  • Linked Data Specialists
  • Big Data Specialists
  • Extreme Information Management Specialists
  • Information Architects
  • Computer Scientists
  • Taxonomists
  • Semantic Web Job Seekers
  • Developers
  • Researchers

Start-up Competition and WebMediaBrands is awarding one company the prize as "Top Semantic Technology Start-Up" at this year’s SemTechBiz. Semantic Technologies are no longer a discovery of the future. Companies are using Semantic Technologies today to make money, save money, and solve business problems in ways they simply could not before, and the wide variety of start-ups in the Semantic Tech space is one exciting effect of this trend. More details on the contest are available here.

Interested in Sponsoring or Exhibiting?

Contact Frank Fazio at or 203.662.2887 for available opportunities.

Interested in Speaking?

The 2012 Call for Presentations is closed.  Please apply for a speaking opportunity at one of our future shows.


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The Semantic Technology & Business Conference (SemTechBiz) brings together today’s industry thought leaders and practitioners to explore the challenges and opportunities jointly impacting both corporate business leaders and technologists.

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