Welcome Kendall! You won't always find me on calls, but I watch the list pretty closely.

Best wishes,

Rick

office: 202-501-9199
cell: 202-557-1604

-----public-egov-ig-request@w3.org wrote: -----

To: "Jose M. Alonso" <josema@w3.org>
From: Kendall Clark <kendall@clarkparsia.com>
Sent by: public-egov-ig-request@w3.org
Date: 04/14/2009 09:29AM
cc: eGov IG <public-egov-ig@w3.org>, John Sheridan <John.Sheridan@nationalarchives.gov.uk>, Kevin Novak <kevinnovak@aia.org>
Subject: Re: [agenda] eGov IG call, 15 April 2009, 13:00Z (9:00EST, 14:00GMT, 15:00CET)

On Tue, Apr 14, 2009 at 9:07 AM, Jose M. Alonso <josema@w3.org> wrote:
> 2. Any new Members around? Intros.

I'll introduce myself here since I can't make the telecon. I'm Kendall
Clark, one of the founders of Clark & Parsia [1]; we're a W3C-member
startup focused on semantic web infrastructure. We've been involved in
SPARQL, WSDL, OWL, and other W3C efforts. We make things like Pellet
[2].

I'm interested in eGov as an emerging market for our technology for a
few reasons:

1. in the US federal market is one of the biggest for semantic web
technologies; we've built production systems using RDF & OWL for NASA,
National Cancer Institute, etc.

2. we're based in DC, so eGov is a natural outlet for us

3. the new US focus on transparency, etc in gov't data handling is a
good opportunity for semweb stuff.

I look forward to participating here.

Cheers,
Kendall Clark

[1] http://clarkparsia.com/
[2] http://clarkparsia.com/pellet