Becoming Data Centric with Semantics

When is it?

Wednesday, June 24th 2020
8:00 am – 4:00 pm PST

You will connect to the training webinar using Zoom, details will be sent prior to the event.

What is it?

This is a one day very interactive training webinar on how and why you should be beginning your journey to becoming Data-Centric. We will limit attendance to 12. We will insist that you have your video camera on, that you type along and that you direct the conversation. This is not going to be a passive training  like so many you’ve been attending during shelter in place.

There will be eight 50 minute sessions with a 10 minute bio and email break every hour. There will be an hour allotted to lunch, which you will have to provide your own. Dress code is shelter in place business casual.

We will have an outline of the topics we expect to cover. Our intent is to introduce a few concepts, and then ask the trainees how they would like to pursue each topic (examples, hands on, white board session, Q&A etc). Every hour or so we will change topics.

What are the topics of the training?

  1. What is Data-Centric & Why Should You Care?
    Our definition, and the key enabling technology.
    Who is already Data-Centric
    What routes are there to get there?
    What are the economics of data-centric?
    Triples as the fundamental unit of graph databases.
    URIs and their role in Global Identifiers and self-joining data structures.
  2. Sparql & Triple stores
    The different types of graph databases and in particular RDF triple stores
    DBPedia
    How triples are created from text?
    How to query a triple store?
    What is a sparql end point?
    Examples of  basic queries
  3. Classes and Properties
    Intro to Protégé
    lightweight ontology modeling with classes and properties.
    Example of very simple inferencing
  4. Formal Definitions
    Introduction and hands on with a few simple restrictions and Boolean class definitions
    Hands on with Protégé.
  5. SPARQL Meta Queries
    How to conduct directed exploration in a triple store?
  6. Design thinking
    How to think about your problem space?
    How to plan a project and where to start?

Who is the Facilitator?

Dave McComb is the President and co-founder of Semantic Arts. He and his team of consultants help enterprises uncover the meaning in the data from their information systems. Semantic Arts guide and coach organizations through implementation “best practices” of Data-Centric principles by leveraging Ontology and Semantic Knowledge Graph capabilities. Dave is also the author of “The Data-Centric Revolution”, “Software Wasteland” and “Semantics in Business Systems”. For 20 years, Semantic Arts has helped firms of all sizes in this endeavor, including Proctor & Gamble, Goldman Sachs, Schneider-Electric, Lexis Nexis, Dun & Bradstreet, and Morgan Stanley. Prior to Semantic Arts, Dave co-founded Velocity Healthcare, where he developed and patented the first fully model driven architecture. Prior to that, he was a part of the problem.