VALA2010: L-Plate Session 3 Semantic Web

VALA L PlateMonday 8 February, 14:00 – 14:30

As a fundamental part of what many call Web 3.0, the Semantic Web is being seen as the next big thing to hit the Internet. This presentation provides an overview of the Semantic Web from one of the internationally recognised commentators and players in the Semantic Web space.

Presenter: Tom Tague

Thomas (“Tom”) Tague leads the Thomson Reuters OpenCalais initiative, spearheading strategy and product development. He also oversees the OpenCalais developer community at, evangelizing the Calais Web service and working closely with commercial and non-commercial developers alike. Tom brings more than 25 years of solutions experience and domain expertise to Thomson Reuters. Previous roles include Executive Vice President, Client Solutions for Darwin Partners – which he grew to $40 million in revenue in four years – and co-founder and chief operations officer of Tessera Enterprise Systems, a quantitative analysis and data warehousing company he helped grow to $30 million in five years. He also served in senior roles at database marketing pioneer, Epsilon and systems management company, Electronic Data Systems (EDS).

As an internationally recognised thinker and player in the semantic web space, VALA is particularly Tom agreed to introduce the topic to the VALA2010 L Plate Series.

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