Semantic Technology for Enterprise Architects
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  Dave McComb   Dave McComb
Semantic Arts Inc.
  Simon Robe   Simon Robe
Semantic Arts


Monday, June 4, 2012
01:15 PM - 04:30 PM
Level:  Business/Strategic

Location:  Franciscan A

We will start by summarizing some advantages that Semantic Technology offers as a basis for, or adjunct to, an integrated enterprise architecture. We will focus on how to apply OWL and RDF in practice and summarize some of the key advantages they confer in building a more adaptive architecture. The tutorial is organized as follows:
• Characteristics of Semantic Technology that provide advantages for enterprise architecture.
• Using "pace layering" as a metaphor for understanding how semantics can help isolate the parts of your architecture that need to change at different rates.
• An overview of design-time and run-time applications of semantic technology. We will present an organizing principle to help keep track of the various types of models that can be authored, borrowed or generated and how they relate to different parts of your architecture.
• The role of an "Enterprise Ontology" as an organizing principle for your architectural initiatives.
• We will then present a dozen different ways to apply Semantic Technology and an Enterprise Ontology to your architecture, ranging from: o Case studies of applications that have been proven and could be done now, even in relatively conservative IT shops o Descriptions of proof of concept applications that are ready to be applied to mainstream use, but have not yet been widely adopted o Some areas of anticipated developments of Semantic Technology that seem inevitable but will require applied research to become implementable. We expect this session to be highly interactive.

Dave McComb is President of Semantic Arts, a consulting firm that specializes in helping large organizations incorporate semantic technologies into their Enterprise Architectures. He has built Enterprise Ontologies for Procter & Gamble, LexisNexis, SallieMae, Fiserv, Colorado Child Support Enforcement and Washington State Employment Security Division. He was the author of "Semantics in Business Systems", and co-founder of the Semantic Technology Conference. He teaches a four day course in Designing and Building Business Ontologies. He has over 30 years experience with enterprise systems, and has built some of the types of legacy systems he is now trying to replace.

Simon Robe has 25 years experience with large scales systems information system design. He is a co-founder of the consulting firm Semantic Arts and has worked with a number of firms on designing their Enterprise Ontologies and Enterprise Architecture.

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