RALEIGH, NC – December 8, 2015 – TopQuadrant™, a leading enterprise information management company, today announced that Andy Seaborne has joined the technology team to further the company’s initiative of leveraging semantic technology to enhance data governance for organizations.

“As data ecosystems become more complex, data governance solutions need to be smarter and more responsive,” said Irene Polikoff, CEO and co-founder of TopQuadrant. “With Andy’s extensive background in the areas of linked data and backend data technologies we look forward to further enhancing our solutions with agile capabilities for enhancing data quality, capturing its meaning and seamlessly providing users with more accurate and timely business information and insightful analytics.”

“The Semantic Web approach to data management and integration is as applicable in the enterprise as it is to open data,” said Seaborne. “TopQuadrant has deep experience in working with customers to create solutions to meet business needs for data governance, compliance and effective delivery of information. I am looking forward to working with TopQuadrant’s experts and addressing these challenges to help customers continue to get the most out of their business information.”

As one of the developers of Apache Jena, a leading semantic web framework for Java applications, Seaborne is an accomplished semantics technologist. In addition to his role with Apache Jena, Seaborne has worked to advance linked data as one of the editors of SPARQL, a semantic query language specification developed within W3C.

About TopQuadrant

As an Enterprise Information Management (EIM) innovator, TopQuadrant helps organizations succeed in data governance by managing information regardless of its structure, origin or location so that it can be easily organized, shared and exchanged. Our products use standards-based graph technologies to provide our customers with agile information management capabilities—because connections are important.

TopBraid Reference Data Manager™ supports the governance and provisioning of enterprise metadata and reference data. TopBraid Enterprise Vocabulary Net™ supports collaborative management of taxonomies, business glossaries and ontologies and offers auto-classification of documents and search enhancement. TopBraid Insight™ is a semantic virtual data warehouse that enables federated querying of data across diverse data sources as if they were in one place. TopQuadrant customers include many government agencies and Fortune 1000 companies in numerous industries including pharmaceutical, financial services, energy and digital media. For more information, visit http://www.topquadrant.com.

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