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A Talk by George Anadiotis, Kirell Benzi Ph.D, Ebru Cucen, Andreea Deac, Ashleigh Faith, Katariina Kari, Carlo Luschi, Paco Nathan, Marcus Nölke, Haonan Qiu, Tara Raafat, Tiernan Ray, Evan Sparks, Clair Sullivan, Michael Uschold, Paraskevi Zerva, Panos Alexopoulos, Dawn Anderson, Mike Atkin, Jason Barnard, Tanya Beck, Dr. Tiffany Callahan, Val G. Cook, Peter Crocker, Milan Dojchinovski, Jan Forberg, Johannes Frey, Mikhail Galkin, Abhishek Gupta, Heather Hedden, Ian Horrocks, Dr. Charles Hoyt, Sergei Ivanov, Cindy Krum, Ora Lassila, Jerry Michalski, Paramita Mirza, Alan Morrison, Panos Papadopoulos, James Phare, Raghu Prabhakar, Jörg Schad, Chence Shi, Jeff Tang, Bob van Luijt, Ivo Velitchkov, Konstantin Vinogradov, Andrea Volpini, Bo Wang, Michael Watson, Zuobai Zhang and Zhaocheng Zhu
Connected Data World | Linked Data Orchestration | Year of the Graph | ZDNet | VentureBeat, Kirelion, Graph Aware | Open Credo, Mila | Université de Montréal, EBSCO, IKEA, Graphcore, Derwen Inc., Siemens Energy, BMW Car IT, CTO Office at Bloomberg LP, ZDNet, Determined AI, an HPE Company, Neo4j, Semantic Arts, Microsoft, Textkernel, Bertey, Content Strategies, Kalicube, Neural Alpha, University of Colorado, Anschutz Medical Campus, Blaize, Oxford Semantic Technologies, InfAI|DBpedia | Czech Technical University in Prague, InfAI | DBpedia, InfAI | DBpedia, Mila | McGill University, Montreal AI Ethics Institute, Semantic Web Company, Oxford Semantic Technologies, Harvard Medical School, Laboratory of Systems Pharmacology, Criteo AI Lab, MobileMoxie, Amazon Neptune, Open Global Mind, Max Planck Institute for Informatics, Knowledge graph consulting, Marathon VC, Connected Data World | Neural Alpha, SambaNova, ArangoDB, Mila | Université de Montréal, Athens Research, SeMI Technologies, Independent Consultant, Runa Capital, Wordlift, Jina AI, Apollo GraphQL, Mila | Université de Montréal and Mila | Université de Montréal

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George Anadiotis

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.

Kirell Benzi Ph.D

Kirell Benzi is a data artist, science communicator and researcher. His primary interests revolve around creating visual experiences that inspire, educate and empower large audiences using state-of-the-art technology.

Ebru Cucen

Ebru has a passion for Machine Learning and she is on a mission to make Graph Machine Learning easy to be understood and accessible by everyone, and to share the implementations in different fields. She is the author of the book "Connecting the Dots: Harness the Power of Graphs & ML".

Andreea Deac

PhD student in Machine Learning at Mila with Prof Jian Tang. I am broadly interested in how learning can be improved through the use of graph representations, having previously worked on algorithmic alignment for implicit planning and applications to biotechnology (drug discovery and drug combinations).

Ashleigh Faith

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 (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!

Carlo Luschi

Carlo is responsible for the study and development of algorithms for machine intelligence. Prior to Graphcore, Carlo was a Member of Technical Staff at Bell Labs Research, Lucent Technologies, and more recently Director of Algorithms and Standards at Icera Inc., which was acquired by NVIDIA in 2011.

Paco Nathan

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.

Marcus Nölke

Since 2016 I work at Siemens Energy in Supply Chain Management on the interface between procurement, engineering and supplier to identify product cost-out opportunities. One major task is to collect and analyze pricing data across product lines and business units. To enhance our data analytics platform I develop data pipelines in the Cloud infrastructure.

Haonan Qiu

Haonan Qiu is the Knowledge Graphs Specialist at BMW Car IT, formerly a Senior Software Engineer at ChinaSoft International. She strives to utilize cutting-edge semantic technologies for industrial use cases.

Tara Raafat

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.

Tiernan Ray

Tiernan Ray has been covering technology & business for 27 years. He was most recently technology editor for Barron's where he wrote daily market coverage for the Tech Trader blog and wrote the weekly print column of that name. He has also worked for Bloomberg, SmartMoney, and for the prestigious ComputerLetter newsletter covering venture capital investments in tech

Evan Sparks

Evan Sparks, Vice President of Artificial Intelligence and High Performance Computing at HPE, co-founded Determined AI (now an HPE company). His group helps businesses get better AI-powered solutions to market faster and delivers the open source Determined Training Platform for large scale AI model development.

Clair Sullivan

Dr. Clair Sullivan is currently a graph data science advocate at Neo4j, working to expand the community of data scientists and machine learning engineers using graphs to solve challenging problems.

Michael Uschold

Michael Uschold has thirty years’ experience in developing and transitioning semantic technology from academia to industry. He pioneered the field of ontology engineering, co-authoring the first paper and giving the first tutorial on the topic in 1995 in the UK.

Paraskevi Zerva

Paraskevi is part of Observability Team at M365 People Experiences working as a Senior Data and Applied Scientist. She is a tech enthusiast about everything data-related including data modelling and architecture, AI and Machine Learning, big data, semantic and graph databases solutions to name a few.

Panos Alexopoulos

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

Dawn Anderson

Dawn Anderson is the founder of international SEO consultancy and digital marketing agency, Bertey Ltd. Dawn is also a lecturer on digital marketing strategy, Search Engine Marketing (SEM) and marketing analytics at Manchester Metropolitan University.

Mike Atkin

Michael Atkin has over 30 years of experience as a strategic analyst to financial institutions, regulators and market authorities on the principles, practices and operational realities of data management.

Jason Barnard

Jason specialises in Brand SERPs (what appears when someone googles your brand name) and knowledge panels (triggering, correcting and improving) through his company Kalicube.

Tanya Beck

Tanya is passionate about anything where sustainability meets data, technology and innovation. She currently works on which is a graph-powered open data platform for understanding how the financial industry is exposed and contributing to deforestation.

Dr. Tiffany Callahan

Dr. Tiffany J. Callahan's research interests include computational phenotyping, symbolic AI, representation learning, and probabilistic mechanistic modeling. She is a lover of all things Semantic Web, an advocate of FAIR transparent science, and an avid supporter of open source development.

Val G. Cook

Val G. Cook is Chief Software Architect at Blaize. An AI visionary and authority on the design of graphics and visual computing architectures, Val possesses two decades of experience in graphics and multimedia algorithms and software architecture. He is responsible for the Blaize Graph Streaming Processor software programming environment.

Peter Crocker

As CEO for Oxford Semantic Technologies (OST), Peter strives to answer clients’ questions using semantic technologies delivered by RDFox.

Milan Dojchinovski

Milan holds a Research Associate position at the Institute for Applied Informatics (InfAI) and an Assistant Professor position at the CTU in Prague. He has 10+ years experience in the computer industry in Germany, Czech Republic and Slovenia. His research interests are in Semantic Web, NLP and Knowledge Graph technologies.

Jan Forberg

Jan is a full stack developer at the KILT Competence Center at the Institute for Applied Informatics. Since 2016 he has been involved in DBpedia and contributed to the development of the DBpedia Databus, Dockerized DBpedia and DBpedia Lookup. Jan has been part of the core organization team of the online series of DBpedia tutorials organized in 2020 and 2021.

Johannes Frey

Johannes is Research Assistant at the KILT Competence Center at the Institute for Applied Informatics. He is also a PhD student at Leipzig University working on research related to knowledge extraction, integration and fusion.

Mikhail Galkin

Mikhail is a Postdoctoral Fellow in the School of Computer Science at McGill University. He completed his PhD at the University of Bonn (Germany) specializing in knowledge graphs (KGs). His broader interests include geometric deep learning (Graph ML), reasoning with KGs, and applications of KGs in Natural Language Processing.

Abhishek Gupta

Abhishek Gupta is the Founder & Principal Researcher at the Montreal AI Ethics Institute, an international non-profit research institute with a mission to democratize AI ethics literacy. He works in Machine Learning & serves on the CSE Responsible AI Board Member at Microsoft where his work helps solve the toughest technical challenges of Microsoft’s biggest customers

Heather Hedden

Heather Hedden is a Data and Knowledge Engineer at the Semantic Web Company, developer of PoolParty software. She trains clients in getting started in building taxonomies and ontology models. Previously she worked as an independent taxonomy consultant and as a staff taxonomist in various organizations.

Ian Horrocks

Prof. Ian Horrocks is the leading authority on reasoning systems and semantic technologies, leads the Data and Knowledge research group at the University of Oxford, and is a co-founder of Oxford Semantic Technologies.

Dr. Charles Hoyt

Dr. Charles Tapley Hoyt is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Laboratory of Systems Pharmacology at Harvard Medical School based out of Germany. He received his Ph.D. in Computational Life Sciences from the University of Bonn.

Sergei Ivanov

Research scientist in machine learning and computer science. My general research area is applied machine learning and data science for graphs, recommender systems, and reinforcement learning. I received Ph.D. at Skoltech and work as a research scientist at Criteo AI Lab.

Cindy Krum

Cindy Krum is the Founder & CEO of MobileMoxie. She is considered a thought-leader in the mobile SEO and ASO marketing, and has been bringing fresh and creative ideas to digital marketing stages around the world, regularly speaking at national and international trade events, as well as clients and loyal blog readers.

Ora Lassila

Ora Lassila is a Principal Graph Technologist in the Amazon Neptune graph database group. He has a long experience with graphs, graph databases, ontologies, and knowledge representation. He was a co-author of the original RDF specification as well as a co-author of the seminal article on the Semantic Web.

Jerry Michalski

Jerry is the founder of Open Global Mind, a community working to help humans make better decisions together, and the curator of Jerry's Brain, a 23-year-old mind map that holds everything he's found worth remembering. He also cares about trust.

Paramita Mirza

Paramita Mirza is a postdoctoral researcher at the Max Planck Institute for Informatics in Saarbrücken, Germany. She received her PhD degree from the University of Trento, Italy in spring 2016. She recently co-organized a Workshop on Personal Knowledge Graphs Co-located with the 3rd Automatic Knowledge Base Construction Conference (AKBC'21)

Alan Morrison

Alan helps business leaders focus on how to use new technologies together most effectively in their transformation efforts, especially data and analytics technologies. Top Quora Writer, conceptual thinker, strategic advisor and writer on the future of business and technology.

Panos Papadopoulos

Panos is an Athens-based partner at Marathon Venture Capital. He was previously a DevTools entrepreneur and his last company was acquired by Splunk where he led APM-related efforts. He focuses on enterprise software, developer tools, productivity, cloud infrastructure, and blockchain. He is most proud of having started several developer communities in his home country

James Phare

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.

Raghu Prabhakar

Raghu Prabhakar is a senior principal engineer and one of the founding engineers at AI innovation platform SambaNova Systems. His research interests are in the areas of programming models, compilers, and hardware architecture for reconfigurable dataflow architectures.

Jörg Schad

Jörg Schad is the CTO at ArangoDB. In a previous life, he has worked on or built machine learning pipelines in healthcare, distributed systems at Mesosphere, and in-memory databases. He received his Ph.D. for research around distributed databases and data analytics. He’s a frequent speaker at meetups, international conferences, and lecture halls.

Chence Shi

Chence Shi is a developer and maintainer of TorchDrug. His research interests lie at the intersection of generative models, geometric deep learning, graph representation learning, and drug discovery.

Jeff Tang

Jeff Tang is the founder of Athens Research, a collaborative knowledge graph that helps research teams solve complex problems.

Bob van Luijt

Bob is CEO and co-founder of SeMI Technologies, which is the business created around the vector search engine Weaviate. Besides SeMI and Weaviate. Bob is a frequent speaker on the topics of open source, digital technology, software business, and creativity. He has spoken at around 50 events as a GDE in Europe, the US, and Russia.

Ivo Velitchkov

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.

Konstantin Vinogradov

Konstantin is London-based Principal at Runa Capital. He focuses on investing in startups developing enterprise software, ML/AI applications, open source, cloud infrastructure and fintech. He also leads the Runa Open Source Startup (ROSS) Index, which highlights the top-20 fastest-growing OSS startups every quarter.

Andrea Volpini

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.

Bo Wang

Bo Wang works as an AI Engineer at Jina AI. Prior to Joining Jina in February 2021, he worked as an AI Engineer at Sensara (Rotterdam) and IBM (Amsterdam).

Michael Watson

Michael is a passionate graph builder that has worked with various large enterprises on their production environment with an emphasis on a federated architecture. He is the creator and maintainer of Apollo Workbench which is a VS Code extension design to help you develop your schema without writing any code.

Zuobai Zhang

Zuobai Zhang is a developer and maintainer of TorchDrug. His research interest includes graph representation learning and its application on drug discovery.

Zhaocheng Zhu

Zhaocheng Zhu is the lead developer and a maintainer of TorchDrug. His research mainly focuses on algorithms and systems for large-scale knowledge graphs, as well as applications of knowledge graphs in drug discovery.

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