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James Phare Katariina Kari Paco Nathan Andrea Volpini Ashleigh Faith Panos Alexopoulos Tara Raafat Ivo Velitchkov George Anadiotis

Connected Data World 2021 Program Roundtable

A Talk by George Anadiotis , Ashleigh Faith , Katariina Kari , Paco Nathan , Tara Raafat , Panos Alexopoulos , Ivo Velitchkov , Andrea Volpini and James Phare

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About this Talk

#CDW21 is kicking off with a live discussion among our top-notch contributors and Program Committee members, and you're all invited!

Join us as we have a sneak peek through the CDW21 program, and discuss the Connected Data landscape.

The CDW21 Program Committee members will go through the 50+ sessions and 70+ speakers, and talk about:

  • The Connected Data landscape
    • Knowledge Graphs
    • Graph Databases
    • Graph Analytics
    • Graph Data Science &
    • Semantic Technology
  • Topics, speakers and talks that piqued our interest
  • Our own work in the domain and how it cross-cuts #CDW21
  • Community chat and Ask Me Anything
  • More in-depth topics as time permits:
    • Hiring a team for building knowledge graphs: required roles and skills, what can be taught? 
    • I want a knowledge graph! What next? The process of starting to build a knowledge graph for an organisation: assessment of need, use cases, support needed from management etc.
    • Triple Store vs Labelled Property Graphs: It's not either-or, it's both and more!

With an all-star Program Committee and lineup, this will be a tour de force in Connected Data.

You need an access pass to attend this session: Full Access Pass, Diversity Access Pass or Free Access Pass apply

18 November 2021, 05:00 PM

05:00 PM - 07:00 PM

About The Speakers

George Anadiotis

George Anadiotis

Managing Director | Founder | Contributor, Connected Data World | Linked Data Orchestration | Year of the Graph | ZDNet | VentureBeat

George has been contributing to, using, and evangelizing knowledge and graph-based technology since the early 2000s. From research and implementation of Graph Databases, to Semantic Web and Knowledge Graph applications in the real world, and now Graph Analytics, Data Science and AI.


Ashleigh Faith

Ashleigh Faith

Director of Platform Knowledge Graph and Semantic Search, EBSCO

Ashleigh Faith has a PhD, focused on Advanced Semantics, and she has worked in the search and data community for over 15 years with corporate business on eCommerce and Digital Asset Management, as well as government and manufacturing entities such as the Federal Reserve, John Deere, NASA, NATO, Gulfstream, DoD, and NLM on data strategy and knowledge management.


Katariina Kari

Katariina Kari

Lead Ontologist, IKEA

Katariina Kari (née Nyberg) is the lead ontologist for IKEA and an active semantic web practitioner for the past 5,5 years. Before that, she was doing the digital transformation for classical music. Katariina thinks the IT world is shifting from software to data and Knowledge Graph is a good place to be currently!


Paco Nathan

Paco Nathan

Managing Partner, Derwen Inc.

Known as a "player/coach", with core expertise in data science, cloud computing, natural language, graph technologies; ~40 years tech industry experience, ranging from Bell Labs to early-stage start-ups.


Tara Raafat

Tara Raafat

Semantic/Metadata Architect, CTO Office at Bloomberg LP

Tara Raafat is a semantic technologies specialist with over a decade of experience in semantic knowledge modeling and knowledge driven applications in domains including but not limited to finance, healthcare, industrial symbiosis and insurance. In her current role she strategizes the use of semantic metadata across Bloomberg.


Panos Alexopoulos

Panos Alexopoulos

Head of Ontology, Textkernel

Panos Alexopoulos has been working at the intersection of data, semantics, and software, contributing to building intelligent systems that deliver value to business and society since 2006. Currently Head of Ontology at Textkernel BV, leading a team of data professionals in developing and delivering a large cross-lingual Knowledge Graph in the HR and Recruitment domain


Ivo Velitchkov

Ivo Velitchkov

Independent Consultant, Independent Consultant

Ivo Velitchkov is an independent management and data consultant. For the last 25 years, he has worked with big public and private organizations helping them with their strategy, structures and information. He has worked as a project manager, CEO, coach, consultant, researcher, and trainer.


Andrea Volpini

Andrea Volpini

CEO, Founder, Wordlift

Co-founder and CEO of WordLift, Andrea has 25 years of world-class experience in online strategies and works at the intersection between linked data, NLP and SEO, helping brands worldwide increase their organic search visibility.


James Phare

James Phare

Founder, Connected Data World | Neural Alpha

James is a long time practitioner in the Connected Data space specialising in financial services and in more recent years in Sustainable Investment software. He is the founder of the Connected Data World conference and leads the sustainable investment software and data consultancy Neural Alpha.