Web 3.0 and Semantic Technologies - Introduction for Business

Web 3.0 and Semantic Technologies

Duration 4 hours

Brief Description
This short course provides a rapid and powerful introduction to what Web 3.0 and Semantic Technologies are, where they come from, how they have evolved, how they enhance the ability of systems and the web and how they will impact organizations and business models in the near future. 

What Differentiates this Course?
Unique insights into emerging technologies and their implications not only for an organization’s web presence, but for its very business model and strategy.

Intended Audience
Anyone who has an interest in understanding the future of the web, the implications of the emerging technologies for web based systems and for business. There are no strict pre-requisites, so anyone can attend.

Course Overview
A rapid and thorough introduction to what is coming in terms of Web 3.0, especially semantic technologies. Through powerful examples, we will show delegates the potential of these technologies and how they can provide new ways to use information, leverage the web and even reshape business models. The time is too short to explore many of the topics in depth, but we will present a map of the landscape, show how the technologies and standards fit and interrelate and significant examples.

Semantic Technologies and Web 3.0

Semantic refers to the representation of meaning with symbols. Semantic ideas and modeling have been employed to make sense of concepts, their relationships and what they represent in the real world for many years. In 2001, Time Berners Lee, the founder of the original web introduced the concept of the Semantic Web, marrying concepts of universal access, worldwide data and semantic technologies to help make sense of it. 
Since then, semantic technologies have evolved rapidly, culminating in a variety of powerful standards ratified by W3C and supported in an increasing array of commercial and open source products. 
We believe the widespread adoption of semantic technologies, open linked data and the semantic web will constitute a wave at least as significant as the original web and more so than the curently highly touted Web 2.0.

Typical Coverage
Course content includes (subject to change):

  • From Web 1.0 (the content web) to Web 2.0 (the social web) and Web 3.0 (the semantic web)
  • Semantic Concepts
  • Semantic Modeling basics
  • Semantic Standards - what they are, where they fit, what they do
  • Examples of semantic technologies and applications
  • Growth of the Semantic Web
  • Available Data Sources
  • Implications for business



Provided Materials
Delegates will be provided with high quality notes and links to media and references to pursue further investigation.  

Location, Costs and Dates
This course is offered in the UK, Germany and South Africa. It may be extended to other locations in future. Please see schedule for dates, locations and price in local currency.