SemTech Hosts Web Day 3.0 at its Annual Semantic Technology Conference, Thursday, June 24th - Limited Seating Still Available

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David Recordon, Senior Open Programs Manager of Facebook and best-selling Author, David Siegel will keynote the conference.

SemTech2010 is currently taking place at the San Francisco Hilton in Union Square. Web Day 3.0 will be held Thursday, June 24, and will include a number of informative presentations by industry experts. Attendees can expect to see demos of leading semantic search engines and products, hear experts discuss the technology and its impact in the industry, meet the world’s leading developers of Web 3.0, and understand how Web 3.0 technologies are changing web development.

Presented by co-chairs Tony Shaw and Dave McComb, this year’s program is the most extensive to date. Over 1,200 attendees are expected, including industry experts, researchers, analysts, content providers, developers, and technology enthusiasts.

“Interest in semantic technology is on the rise,” Shaw said. “Early numbers indicate a 30% increase in conference attendance. The world wants to understand where the Web is going and semantics play an imperative role in that.”

Highlights of Web Day 3.0 will include:
Keynote by David Siegel, author of Power of Pull, Pull: The Business Shift Behind the Web
Keynote by David Recordon of Facebook on their new Open Graph protocol.
Real-Time SemanticWeb with Twitter Annotations, Joshua Shinaview of RPI – Tetherless World Constellation and Jans Aasman of Franz.
Building Web 3.0 Web Sites, Mark Windholtz of AgileDNA, John Walker of Semantic Clarity, and Mark Birbeck of Backplane, Ltd.
Applying Semantic Extensions and New Service to Drupal, Daniel Hladky of Ontos AG
Comprehensive Validation: Pragmatically Joing the “Web of Data”, the Easy Supported Way, Giovanni Tummarello of Digital Enterprise Research Institute (DERI)
Drupal and the Semantic Web: from RDF to Whitehouse.gov, Jeff Walpole of Phase2 Technology
Semantic Web Tools for Video and Social Change, Hannah Eaves of ViewChange.org
Google Rich Snippets, Kavi Goel and Pravir Gupta of Google
The Personal Data Locker, David Boardman of Atigeo, David Siegel author of The Power of Pull, Von Wright of AT&T, Drummond Reed of International Card Foundation & Open Identity Exchange, Chris Messina of Google, and Kaliya Hamlin of Identity Commons
Search Day – featuring a dozen search sessions.
PitchSlam – Startups pitch their ideas to VCs and analysts.
Mergers and Acquisitions panel with VCs, acquirers, and acquired companies.
Exhibits open all day

SemTech represents a full spectrum of business, government, and consumer activity taking place within the field of semantic technology and brings together the most practical and advanced solutions in the industry.

To register for the conference and to see a full schedule, visit http://semtech2010.semanticuniverse.com

To register for press credentials, visit http://semtech2010.semanticuniverse.com/press.htm

About Semantic Universe
Semantic Universe is the semantic community’s trusted information resource. Semantic Universe owns and operates the Semantic Technology Conference. The SemTech Conference is the world's largest conference on semantic technologies, and is the only event focused on the commercialization of semantic technologies, bringing the most recognized names, knowledge, leadership, and innovation in the semantic community together at one location. For more information about Semantic Universe or SemTech 2010, visit SemanticUniverse.com, or call (310) 337-2616.

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