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SWEO Introduction: Kingsley Idehen

From: Kingsley Idehen <kidehen@openlinksw.com>
Date: Mon, 20 Nov 2006 15:16:26 -0500
Message-ID: <45620D1A.9010300@openlinksw.com>
To: public-sweo-ig@w3.org

I am the Founder & CEO of OpenLink Software and I have been involved 
with Data Access Middleware since the inception of the concept. I have 
been involved in the vision, architecture, and design of some critical 
data access middleware and data management technologies over the years 
that provide complimentary infrastructure for layer - 1 of the Semantic 
Web (the Data-Web), these include:

1. High-Performance ODBC, JDBC, ADO.NET, and OLEDB Data Access Drivers 
(see: <http://uda.openlinskw.com>)
2. Virtuoso Universal Server (see: 
<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Virtuoso_Universal_Server> )
3. OpenLink Data Spaces (see: 
<http://virtuoso.openlinksw.com/wiki/main/Main/OdsIndex> ). Examples of 
SPARQL and SIOC Ontology usage can be seen at 

I have extensive knowledge  and experience in both Enterprise Software 
and Architecture, especially as our solutions have served large 
enterprises for many years.

You will notice that Data Spaces (new research focal point of DBMS 
community relating to Data Virtualization / Federation) and SQL to RDF 
integration have become a major theme in many of my blog posts and 
general commentary.

 From personal experience in the enterprise software realm, I know that 
the key to success comes down to re-use of existing IT infrastructure in 
new contexts -- which implies that the same rules apply to the 
introduction of Semantic Web concepts as part of any outreach effort.

I look forward to working with everyone regarding this very important 



Kingsley Idehen	Personal   Blog: http://www.openlinksw.com/blog/~kidehen
President & CEO 
OpenLink Software          Web: http://www.openlinksw.com
Received on Monday, 20 November 2006 20:16:26 UTC

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