Gartner named semantic technologies one of the 10 most important trends in 2013 and beyond. When it comes to Big Data, semantic technologies deliver on the variety aspect of the three Vs of Big Data (Volume, Velocity, and Variety) by enabling the right data to be processed in the correct way. During the Gartner Symposium ITxpo in Barcelona, TopQuadrant’s partner Computas held a satellite event, MANAGE VARIETY—create VALUE from Big Data, on November 10th, 2013 to share how customers are getting value by managing the variety of their Big Data.

Robert Coyne, a co-founder of TopQuadrant, presented on the company’s vision for semantic information ecosystems and showcased several case studies where Semantic Web Technology is a core element in respective customer solutions. As Robert told the MANAGE VARIETY audience, semantic ecosystem solutions are evolutionary, allowing organizations to build a modern information infrastructure incrementally with capabilities that let them adapt and capitalize on rapidly changing scenarios, have better access to information resources, discover new opportunities, and inform better decision making.

Attendees also learned more about TopQuadrant’s partnership with Computas, which is aimed at delivering efficient semantic solutions in Europe. Current projects include delivering IT services for data exchange and collaboration in the Oil and Gas industry and an ontology management and semantic enrichment infrastructure for the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), whose Knowledge Information Management (KIM) program aims to establish an integrated strategy and framework for managing and delivering information and knowledge.

TopQuadrant is working with Computas to fulfill the vision of the Exploration & Production Information Management Association(EPIM) to build a shared suite of knowledge based-applications for operators on the Norwegian Continental Shelf using semantic technology and industry-standard domain concepts. Computas and TopQuadrant are engaged with EPIM to develop EnvironmentHub, a solution using TopBraid capabilities and tools to provide a flexible semantic web standards-based platform for environmental reporting and data integration. TopQuadrant previously developed the ReportingHub system, a standards-based information-exchange solution that uses semantic web standards to store, query and analyze exploration and production data.

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