Events We're Hosting

Semantic Boot Camp

First Class will be in Houston, TX on April 30, 2020

Course Description 

This course is focused on enterprise-scale semantic knowledge graphs and the Meaning-First approach that replaces traditional Structure-First data management complexity while increasing information insight. The principal focus is on how to Think Big and Start Small when designing semantic technology-based solutions. Included is a guided tour through the semantic stack starting with the foundations upon which they are builtweaving in case studies showing real-world results, and concluding by setting you up with hands-on examples with which to get started. At the end of the day you will have seen the full semantic stack at a working depth and walk out with hands-on introduction to the open standards enabling linked open data. More importantly you will have insight into the semantic mind-shift that is changing the world. 

Data-centric Architecture Forum

Fort Collins, CO | February 1-3, 2021

The Data-Centric Architecture Forum is an annual conference hosted by Semantic Arts. DCAF provides an intimate collaborative space for practitioners who are interested in helping shape the nascent Data-centric Revolution. This revolution recognizes that the predominant approach to implementing enterprise applications (the “application-centric” approach) is badly broken.

We use this platform to explore what works and what doesn't and we invite vendors that have key parts of the puzzle. The format of the conference is highly interactive; riveting discussions with much input from the audience and short vendor demos.

Super Early Bird Special: $375

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

U.S. Semantic Technologies Symposium

Raleigh, NC | March 9-11, 2020

Our Speakers:

Peter Winstanley & David Booth: "Next Steps Toward Easier RDF"

This will be an interactive session to discuss possible steps toward lowering the adoption barrier for RDF. The goal is to enable average developers (middle 33% of ability) to develop successful RDF applications.

Michael Uschold: Enterprise Semantic Data "The Siren Song of Semantic Silos"

Following the spirit of US2TS to create community between industry, academia and government, in this session, the presenters will share experiences of deploying semantic technology in the real world and lessons learned tailored to academia and government.

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.


Austin, TX | April 21-23, 2020

Dave McComb: "The Data-Centric Revolution"


Past Events

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.

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Austin, TX | January 24-25, 2020

Our Speakers:

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.

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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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