More than 16 Major Semantic Industry Announcements to be Unveiled at SemTech 2008 Daily Press & Analyst News/Buzz Briefings and RoundTables

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News to Include Breakthroughs in Enterprise-wide Application Deployment and Integration; Data Searching, Sharing, and Tracking; Knowledge Modeling Solutions; Information Publishing and Data Provisioning; Open Source Community Initiatives; and Artificial Intelligence Functionality

The success of the deployment of semantic technologies across the enterprise is evidenced at this year's SemTech conference, where no less than 16 major industry innovations will be announced by international market leaders, from Fortune 500s to innovative start ups.

Now in its fourth year, SemTech is the world's largest annual gathering of users, technologists, publishers, developers, specialists, innovators, and entrepreneurs targeting comprehensive, real-world business applications using semantic technologies. Taking place 18-22 May at the Fairmont Hotel in San Jose, California, SemTech 2008 showcases the people, places, and products in the semantics industry, with an emphasis on innovative, enterprise-wide deployment across key markets and sectors.

Semantics in action: SemTech 2008 brings together leading semantics industry figures and companies, offering attendees dozens of examples of successful business models and development strategies that demonstrate ways to leverage a new generation of services and opportunities simply by applying a little semantics. As the industry's major conference on semantic technologies, SemTech attracts participants from across the globe, including delegates from Accenture, the American Cancer Society, Apple, AT&T, Barclays Global Investors, BBN, Blue Shield of California, Booz Allen Hamilton, Cisco Systems, Deutsche Telekom, Dow Jones, Eli Lilly, Elsevier, FedEx, Fujitsu, Hitachi, HP, IBM, Intuit, Kaiser Permanente, Lockheed Martin, Mayo Clinic, McDonald Bradley, Merck & Co., Microsoft, MIT, MITRE Corporation, NASA, Oracle, Pfizer, Procter & Gamble, Raytheon, RSA, SAP, Sierra Nevada Corporation, Stanford University, The Boeing Company, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Thomson Reuters, the United States Army, Unisys, Vulcan Capital, and Wyeth.

Members of the media and analyst community must register in advance to attend SemTech. To register, please visit

More details and logistics on the Daily Press & Analyst News/Buzz Briefings and RoundTables are below:

What: Announcements include developments in optimizing data searching, sharing, and tracking; grid computing integration; enterprise Semantic Web platforms and applications, knowledge modeling solutions, information publishing and data provisioning, business intelligence frameworks; text extraction and natural language processing; data analysis, annotation, and management; Open Source community initiatives; and the first computer chip to crack the "neural code" by thinking, analyzing, and processing data like a human brain.

Who: Announcements by Dow Jones, Expert System, Franz, NETBREEZE, Ontos, Pragati, semantic system ag, Textwise, Thetus, Thomson Reuters, TopQuadrant, Zepheira, among others, will take place during the event. The complete announcement schedule will be made available by 12 May.

Where: SemTech Media/Press Room, Fairmont Hotel, San Jose

Mon 19 May 10.30AM - 11.30AM
Tue 20 May 10.30AM - 11.30AM
Wed 21 May 10.45AM - 11.45AM
Thu 22 May 9.45AM - 10.45AM

Onsite Media Access: SemTech Daily Press & Analyst News/Buzz Briefings and RoundTables offer excellent interview and photo opportunities with SemTech executives and key industry representatives. Please contact Sally Khudairi of HALO Worldwide with specific requirements or special needs. Video and still cameras are permitted with advanced notice.

Program: More than four dozen sessions showcase the strategic and commercial capabilities of semantic technologies in action. Highlights include tutorials, case studies, keynotes, and panels, as well as vertical industry focus areas and sidebars on financial services, healthcare, application development, government, and semantic SOA. SemTech 2008's globally-recognized speakers and faculty include experts from: Adobe Systems, BBN Technologies; Blue Shield of California; Build Software, LLC; Cleveland Clinic; Cycorp, Inc.; Digital Enterprise Research Institute (DERI); Digitas/Prodigious; DowJones Client Services; IBM; Garlik; GE Global Research; Guardian Life; Harland Financial Solutions; JP Morgan Chase Investment Bank; Kent State/Georgetown/World Bank; Mayo Clinic College of Medicine; Mission Critical IT; NATO - Allied Command Transformation; Oracle; Progeny Systems; Radar Networks; Rearden Commerce; Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI); Revelytix; Sabre Holdings; Sandpiper Software; Second Integral LLC; Semantic Arts Inc.; Stanford Center for Biomedical Informatics Research; Sun Microsystems; Talis; TopQuadrant; VivoMind Intelligence; WebBackplane; World Wide Web Consortium (W3C); XBRL International Inc.; Yahoo!; and Zepheira.

Contact and More Information: Sign up to receive news announcements or details on media partnerships by contacting Sally Khudairi on +1 617 921 8656 or For more information, including the full program schedule and latest news on the event, visit

About SemTech: SemTech is owned and operated by Semantic Universe, a joint venture between Wilshire Conferences ( and Semantic Arts ( With corporate and conference leadership by some of the most recognized names in the semantic community, their portfolio of conferences and events includes the DAMA International Symposium and WILSHIRE Meta-Data Conference, Data Governance Conference, Designing and Building Business Ontologies, Enterprise Information Management Conference, and Information and Data Quality Conference, as well as the publications Data Strategy Best Practices Council, Data Strategy Journal, and Semantic Report.


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