About This Webinar

Aired Live May 14 and May 28, 2020


Some RDF-based standards and technologies been available for over 20 years now. During this period, the standards have evolved and matured and so have the best practices and our understanding of what works and what does not.

This webinar is informed by working with many industry customers over the last 20 years, as they learned about and applied knowledge graph technologies. We will discuss some of the key challenges faced by the new (and sometimes not so new) users and how they can be addressed today.


This webinar covers the state of best practices on how to:

  • Define URIs – URI design is often the first stumbling block for new users
  • Create, define and use ontology models
  • Ensure that developers appreciate and like to use RDF
  • Capture statements about statements – so-called reification has long been a “pain point” in using RDF graphs, and it no longer has to be
  • Take advantage of reasoning or inferencing — which can be complex topics
  • Use task appropriate visualizations – pure graph visualizations are not always suitable

Who should attend:

  • Chief technology and data officers
  • Data stewards
  • Data scientists
  • Data governance professionals
  • Data custodians
  • Data architects
  • Chief Architect
  • Enterprise architects
  • Business analysts
  • Project managers
  • Content Librarian

About TopBraid Enterprise Data Governance 

TopBraid Enterprise Data Governance (TopBraid EDG™) is an enterprise knowledge graph for data governance. With EDG, you can choose data governance packages to support a comprehensive and staged approach to data governance. Our packages include:

  • Vocabulary Management
  • Metadata Management
  • Reference Data Management
  • Business Glossaries

About the Presenter:

Irene Polikoff

Irene Polikoff has more than two decades of experience in software development, management, consulting and strategic planning. Since co-founding TopQuadrant in 2001 Irene has been involved in more than a dozen projects in government and commercial sectors. She has written strategy papers, trained customers on the use of the Semantic Web standards, developed ontology models, designed solution architectures and defined deployment processes and guidance.