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Re: Pre-Telecon Introductions

Date: Wed, 6 May 2009 12:37:49 +0200
To: Harry Halpin <hhalpin@ibiblio.org>
Cc: "public-social-web-talk@w3.org" <public-social-web-talk@w3.org>, public-social-web-talk-request@w3.org, public-xg-socialweb@w3.org
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Hello all,

My name is Hans Constandt, I have a very happy family with 3 kids, I am
based in Belgium, I have way too many hobbies from which travelling,
snowboarding, networking, ...   and I work for a pharmaceutical
multinational Eli Lilly as 'Senior Business Consultant' - whatever is in
the name ;-). My background is in medicine, biotechnology, bioinformatics,
software engineering and drug discovery. The last 4 years, I switched from
being a bioinformatics account manager for the Eli Lilly Eu affiliates to
leading and assisting global projects in the area of knowledge management
and data integration. I always work with networked teams with folks from
the US, Europe and Asia and thus always learning from other cultures. Next
to the multinational work I also am very active in the non-profit sector
with an open source spirited mindset and member of several think-tanks for
the Flemish government. I might even start up something pretty innovative
in the area of social networks applying the crowds of wisdom to economical
successfull models in the coming year ;-).

Within the W3C, I'm new and hope get your help on how to add value and
drive where I can. My main interest will be in portability, ownership,
privacy, linkage, portability  and valorisation of social data.

At this point I don't do any technology deep dives anymore :-( but I do
even better understand the bussiness/scientific/patient/doctor needs and
might add most value in bussiness scenarios and industrial valorisation
with or without PoC's.
Within my current role I can also connect to a broad network of colleagues
within Lilly that are already member of W3C groups (SPARQL) as well as very
advanced software developers and semantic experts.

Hope this adds enough context and might help a tiny little bit to get this
group to success.
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                                       Pre-Telecon Introductions           
             05/03/2009 05:57                                              

Please, everyone introduce yourself over the list-serv over the
telecon. Some people  have already done so. If you could, just give
everyone your name, your organization if you have one, and what your
background and hopes for the Social Web XG are.

I'm Harry Halpin, from the School of Informatics at the University of
Edinburgh,and now W3C Fellow. My background is pretty varied in
computer science research, mostly in statistical techniques,
machine-learning,  and the Semantic Web. My most well-known work is on
the dynamics of tagging systems, and I'm interested primarily in
large-scale open standards for social network data-mining that will
make my life as a researcher of these systems easier. However, I
strongly believe that the user should own their own data and expicitly
let others user it for research as needed, so I'm also very much an
advocate for user's rights and electronic freedom and privacy. My main
work in this XG will be really pushing us to deliver a roadmap for
future W3C standardization in the area. Look forward to working with
you all!

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