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Re: Collateral to interest CxOs on the Semantic Web...

From: Ivan Herman <ivan@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 21 Sep 2006 13:50:04 +0200
Message-ID: <45127C6C.9080301@w3.org>
To: Jaidev <jai.jaidev@oracle.com>
CC: public-sweo-ig@w3.org

Jaidev wrote:
> Thanks, Ivan.
> In my view, there are two aspects to the basic collateral:
>     1)  One is the presentation bit at the vision/concept level (which
> is likely to be generic), and the other is
>     2)  a set of realistic demos translating this vision/concept  into
> (possibly industry specific) demos that really show this thing in action.

... and most of these are among the goals of the interest group indeed!

> What kind of interest/feedback do your presentations typically generate
> with the industry senior management? What strikes these folk at first
> sight and what response do they come up with? How much of their
> concerns/views are industry specific and how much is generic? And what
> do you feel they would they like to see most that might catch their
> attention?
> I hope these are appropriate questions on this mailing list. If not,
> please let me know if there is any better forum discuss this.

These are all the right questions that should be analysed. And, this
*is* is the right forum, just that... the SWEO is still under formation.
People begin to join in these days, and we would expect a much larger
audience in 1-2 weeks. It is only then that a more general discussion
could really take place...



> Regards.
> Jaidev
> Ivan Herman wrote:
>>Dear Jaidev,
>>it is indeed one of the biggest challenges to produce these types of
>>materials; hence one of the major targets for SWEO.
>>As for seed materials: we will have to collect those. I have some 'core'
>>presentation slide sets that I use to generate public presentations
>>on[1]; among those, maybe [2] is the closest to what you are looking
>>for. But let me emphasize that I do *not* consider that as a solution to
>>the problem, just as 'seed', as you call it.
>>[1] http://www.w3.org/People/Ivan/CorePresentations/
>>[2] http://www.w3.org/People/Ivan/CorePresentations/IntroThroughExample/
>>Jaidev wrote:
>>>Hi all,
>>>Is there any collateral that is targeted at CIO's/CTO's explaining to
>>>them the concept and vision on Semantic Webs and "what's in it for
>>>them", in a way ? They certainly will have knowledge of the industry and
>>>the geography specific nuances but might be very poorly informed about
>>>SW itself.
>>>While this creating kind of collateral might itelf be a goal of the
>>>SWEO, was wondering if there was some seed generic material based on
>>>which to interest the the CxOs first and actually get them to
>>>participate in the process. More of an industry enthusing, rather than
>>>an academic pitch.
>>>Would anyone have pointers to such  material or any ideas?
>>>-- Jaidev


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