Actionable access to information powered by the Semantic Web - TopQuadrant
Speaker: Irene Polikoff, Co-founder/CEO TopQuadrant http://www.topquadrant.com/
Date: Thursday, September 18, 2008 - 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM EDT
Location: KONA HQ, 60 W 23RD Street Conference Room 4Fl · New York, NY
An ever growing variety of information is available in the digital form. This presents both an opportunity and a challenge for the business decision making. More data points mean better decisions if business users can interact with the information effectively. It can also mean growing frustration for the business users of having to manually integrate the data, understand how different aspects of information connect to each other and deal with inflexible data access mechanisms.
This talk will present TopQuadrant's rich data exploration and reporting solution based on the Semantic Web standards. We will discuss the unique features of the Semantic Web technologies that make this solutions possible and explore why more traditional technologies can not deliver the same results. We will also present how early adopters of this concept are starting to use it in the industries ranging from investment banking to pharmaceutical research.
Ms. Polikoff has over 20 years of experience in business application development and deployment, consulting, software development and strategic planning. Since co-founding TopQuadrant in 2001 Irene has been involved in more than a dozen projects, both with government and with commercial organizations. She has written strategy papers, trained customers on the use of the Semantic Web standards, developed ontology models, designed solution architectures and defined deployment processes and guidance. With the evolution of TopQuadrant from a technology consultant to a technology provider, Irene has been playing an active role in requirements and design of TopQuadrant's Semantic Solution Platform - TopBraid Suite.
Before starting TopQuadrant Irene was a Principal in the national Knowledge, Content Management and Portals Practice in IBM Global Services. Prior to that she was a Senior Development Manager and a Project Executive for IBM worldwide consultant's tools and methods.At TopQuadrant, Irene consults with clients on Semantics-based Enterprise Architecture, Ontology Development and Design and Architecture of Semantic Web solutions.
Prior to IBM, Ms. Polikoff held IT management positions at Fortune 500 companies where she was responsible for development and deployment of enterprise-wide mission critical information systems. Irene has a background in Operations Research and a strong interest in technologies for software innovation. She is co-author of a recently published book on software requirements and architecture - "Capability Cases: Solution Envisioning Approach".
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