SemTech 2011 Presents the Future of Information

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Presentations from leading industry experts will explain semantics and the way businesses can adapt their information infrastructure to successfully propel business forward on the Web.

Information management is changing faster than people may realize. The key is in the semantics.

Mediabistro.com (a division of WebMediaBrands Inc., Nasdaq: WEBM) today announced sessions and case studies to be presented at the Semantic Technology Conference (#SemTech), the world’s largest conference on the commercialization of semantic technologies, taking place June 5-9, 2011 at the San Francisco Hilton in Union Square, on the topic of the future of information.

“Information management is changing faster than people may realize,” Tony Shaw, Program Chair for the SemTech 2011 educational agenda said. “Information is increasingly structured and modularized in much the same way that small, standard components are combined in a manufacturing process. The key is in the “semantics” - the description of the information that enables computer to find, understand and manage information in a “plug and play” fashion.”

These dramatic changes have already started to influence media organizations in major ways, but are soon to hit every organization with external customer-facing applications as well as every internal business intelligence application. The SemTech 2011 agenda features sessions dedicated to these trends and new technologies and how businesses can take advantage of them, including:

  • Change the structure of your “content” to be more flexible across a range of applications
  • Find valuable information within your unstructured documents and content
  • Integrate your disparate internal data faster and more accurately
  • Make your enterprise and web-based search results more relevant
  • Identify important customer opinion and behavioral trends in real time

Case Studies from leading implementers will explain how its done:

  • The Library of Congress
  • Department of Defense
  • Federated Media Publishing
  • British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
  • Best Buy
  • Globo.com (the world’s third largest television network)

To register for the conference, request a press pass, or to view the program schedule visit
http://semtech2011.semanticweb.com

2011 SemTech sponsors, leading vendors, and developers will demonstrate dozens of innovations at the SemTech Expo Hall. They include Ontotext, Oracle, Revelytix, ai-one, Cambridge Semantics, Cray, Fluid Operations, Inform, iQser, Ontoprise, OpenAmplify, OpenText, Orbis, Talis, TopQuadrant, XSB, Cognition, Morgan Kaufmann, Expert System, and more.

For sponsorship and exhibit information, contact:
Frank Fazio
Senior Director of Sales, Events
203-662-2887
eventsales(at)webmediabrands(dot)com

About WebMediaBrands Inc.
WebMediaBrands Inc. (Nasdaq: WEBM) (http://www.webmediabrands.com), headquartered in New York, NY, is a leading Internet media company that provides content, education, and career services to media and creative professionals through a portfolio of vertical online properties, communities, and trade shows. The Company's online business includes: (i) mediabistro.com, a leading blog network providing content, education, community, and career resources (including the industry's leading online job board) about major media industry verticals including new media, social media, Facebook, TV news, sports news, advertising, public relations, publishing, design, mobile, and the Semantic Web; and (ii) AllCreativeWorld.com, a leading network of online properties providing content, education, community, career, and other resources for creative and design professionals. The Company's online business also includes community, membership and e-commerce offerings including a freelance listing service, a marketplace for designing and purchasing logos and premium membership services. The Company's trade show and educational offerings include conferences, online and in-person courses, and video subscription libraries on topics covered by the Company's online business.

All WebMediaBrands press releases are here:
http://www.webmediabrands.com/corporate/press.html

For information about WebMediaBrands contact:
Amanda Barrett
Director of Marketing
212-547-7879
press(at)webmediabrands(dot)com

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