Events We're Hosting

Data-centric Architecture Forum

Fort Collins, CO | February 3-5, 2020

February 2019 we hosted the inaugural Data-Centric Architecture Forum where we started a profound conversation about the exploding costs of enterprise systems, discussed strategies to reverse the application-centric mindset, and committed to move the needle in the right direction forging data-centric projects going forward. We are very pleased to announce we'll do this again February 2020 as the Data-centric Architecture Forum. The theme of next year's forum will be experience reports on attempting to implement portions of the architecture. Join us and our mission to get more people involved and skilled in data-centricity. Here's a quick summary of our 2019 event to give you an idea of what to expect.

Designing & Building Business Ontologies

Location/Dates TBD

This course is far more than learning the syntax of the Semantic Web or how to use tools to implement semantic-based systems (although it certainly does cover both of those). This course is about learning how to think and design in semantics and how to utilize/develop triplestores, graph databases, queries, and ontologies.

Feel free to send us an email with any questions you may have at

Presentations We're Giving / Events We're Attending

2019 MIT Chief Data Officer & Information Quality Symposium

Cambridge, MA | July 31 - August 2, 2019

Ralph Brainard will be attending. This event focuses on evolving data intelligence for organizational performance.

Location: Massachusetts Institute of Technology – Tang Building (E51), MIT East Campus, 2 Amherst St., Cambridge, MA, USA 02142

DataCon 2019

Houston, TX | October 9-10, 2019


GUEST PRESENTER: Semantic Arts | Dave McComb, President

Enterprise Information Understanding

Data Day Texas

Austin, TX | January 24-25, 2020

Michael Uschold: "Ontology for Data Scientists"

We start with an interactive discussion to identify what are the main things that data scientists do and why and what some key challenges are. We give a brief overview of ontology and semantic technology with the goal of identifying how and where it may be useful for data scientists.

Enterprise Data World

San Diego, CA | March 22-27, 2020

Mark Ouska: "Data Management via Meaning-First Versus Structure-First: An Analogy"

Monday, March 23, 2020 from 5:10 PM - 06:00 PM

This humorous presentation highlights the difficulty of data management using Structure-First compared to Meaning-First using household pets. No animals were harmed in the making of this presentation.

Past Events

Minneapolis, MN | November 6-7, 2019

Our Speakers:

Mark Ouska: "What is Semantic Technology and Why it Owns the Future"

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Chicago, IL | October 14-17, 2019

Our Speakers:

Mark Wallace: "Convergence of Property Graphs and RDF"
Mark Wallace: "Super-Easy RDF and Knowledge Graphs"
Ralph A Brainard: "Breakthrough Business Performance Through the Next Generation of Data Governance"
Dave McComb: "Data-Centric: Models and Architectures"
Mark Ouska: "Simple Knowledge Graphs: It's Not So Hard After All"

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Houston,TX | October 9-10, 2019

A Who's-Who of Global Innovators and Thought Leaders in AI, AR, Data Science and Automation. An Insightful conversation based on the coming tsunami of change in data collection and utilization in the Oil and Gas and Petrochemical Processing Industries.

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