Wednesday, September 8, 2021 - 14:45 to 16:15
In 2017, the Dutch market for RDF-based IT-solutions started to grow fast. As a consultancy specializing in Linked Data, we had more RDF-related work in 2017 alone than in the period 2012 – 2016. What has changed in the past four years? The market has grown significantly, and demand is currently growing at a faster rate than supply. (Yes, we are hiring!) Much activity can be seen in the public sector, health care, industry, logistics, publishing, and many more domains. The fastest growth is probably to be found in asset management and construction.
A cognitive linguist by background, Jan is a technology evangelist in the field of Linked Data, and specializes in language processing, semantic web technology and AI. Jan is currently employed as CEO of Taxonic, which he co-founded in 2012. Taxonic is a consultancy that focusses on applying Linked Data technologies to real world business problems.
The Ministry of Social Affairs & Employment in the Netherlands conducts around 30 research studies on labor agreements per annum, with the topics varying from flexible labor market, diversity in the workplace, and the impact of the Covid-19 crisis on the collective labor agreement. The aim of these studies is twofold: on the one hand the collective labor agreements are a gauge for policy, and at the same time they can form an inspiration.
Sophia Katrenko, Head of Data Science at DEUS, has worked in advertising, research, finance, publishing, and continues exploring Data Science & Analytics in other sectors, preferably with a measurable impact on society. Sophia is particularly interested in bridging the gap between research and industry, and promoting knowledge valorisation.
The energy transition brings about new challenges, while the traditional cascade model for asset management is too slow and expensive to cope with these challenges. Therefore, transmission system operator TenneT is transforming the asset chain to a dynamic digital ecosystem in which partners work together in an innovative way. This provides TenneT with the agility to work together smoothly with many different contractors.
Wouter Lubbers is a specialist on data exchange, reference data libraries and Linked Data at Semmtech, a consultancy and IT firm in the field of information management. He holds a MSc degree in Industrial Engineering. At Semmtech, he helps clients to improve their information management through the use of open standards and reference data libraries.
Sander Weitkamp is working at TenneT as a digital advisor for the project and maintenance organization. A company that is challenged with an immense workload in the upcoming years due to the energy transition. Sander started as a project manager and within this role he discovered the potential of digitalization and the issues when not introducing it properly.
Sander Stolk is a researcher at Leiden University and Head of Innovation at Semmtech. His area of expertise is the application of linked data and knowledge graphs in several industries – including construction and infrastructure – and, in the Humanities, for sharing knowledge on lexical data.