Semantic Technology Conference & Expo Announces Amdocs, BBC, and the Department of Defense to Keynote June 5-9 in San Francisco

New York, NY (PRWEB) April 27, 2011 (a division of WebMediaBrands Inc., Nasdaq: WEBM) today announced top keynote speakers to present at the Semantic Technology Conference (#SemTech), the worlds largest conference on the commercialization of semantic technologies, taking place June 5-9, 2011 at the San Francisco Hilton in Union Square. 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.

Presented by, these keynote presentations taking place on Tuesday, June 7, will explain how enterprises are implementing semantic technology to achieve compelling application functionality less expensively and more quickly than with alternative approaches. Presentations will include:

John ODonovan, Director of Architecture and Development for the Press Association, will explain how the BBCs World Cup web site was able to generate customized web pages for viewers on the fly, based on their expressed interests and browsing patterns during World Cup Semantics at the BBC. ODonovan acted as Chief Technical Architect, Journalism and Knowledge, BBC Future & Media Technology at the time and recently joined the Press Association (UKs version of the Associated Press).

Bill Guinn, CTO Product Enablers for the Amdocs Business Unit, will discuss how they were able to provide better and faster responses to call center inquires based on real-time understanding of the context and sentiment of the customer’s needs during The Next Generation Consumer Business – Semantically Enabled for Real-Time Intelligence. Guinn will address complex, customer-centric businesses such as Telecommunications, Health Care, and Financial Services, and the reasons these businesses need to understand how every action affects the profitability of the business.

Dennis Wisnosky, CTO & Chief Architect, Business Mission Area at the Department of Defense, will explain how their semantically federated business intelligence systems will save the DOD billions of dollars in delayed and ineffective analytics systems during Technology, Engineering & Innovation in the US Department of Defense.

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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


About WebMediaBrands Inc.

WebMediaBrands Inc. (Nasdaq: WEBM) (, 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), 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), 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.

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