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Expert in Semantic Web, Technology Due Diligence, Innovation Consultancy

Expert ID: 727928 United Kingdom

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Expert is a technology innovation consultant with a large blue chip corporation, and a visiting senior research fellow with a leading University in the UK. He has published extensively in the field of semantic interoperability and integration and he is a pioneer in ontology mapping technology. He holds a PhD in artificial intelligence from the University of Edinburgh and several years post doctoral experience in the field of artificial intelligence, knowledge engineering and management and the semantic web. He participated in national and international funding programs on the use of AI technologies on the Web. He led industrially funded projects on the provision of services in the field of semantic interoperability. He participates in several program committees for national and international research consortia and he has consulted venture capitalist funds on the use of semantic technologies. He has several years of consulting experience with emphasis on utility of technological innovations to businesses. He has developed true business acumen and can contextualise the application of technology to business domains. He collaborates with a wide network of professionals from a variety of fields and backgrounds. Expert has expertise in technology due diligence and research analysis.


Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 2000 Degree: PhD Subject: Artificial Intelligence Institution: University of Edinburgh
Year: 1995 Degree: BSc Subject: Computer Science Institution: University of Portsmouth

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 2008 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Technology Innovation Consultant Department: Responsibilities: He provides technology innovation consultancy at a leading global manufacturer of digital office equipment and producer of automated document management systems. He liaises and coordinates with R&D teams globally and showcase technology innovation to FG500 customers. He devises, develops and rolls out corporate wide business process improvements. He collects and compiles T-VoC for strategic insight.
Years: 2008 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Visiting Senior Research Fellow Department: Responsibilities: He maintains his status of "Senior Research Fellow" as a Visitor with the School of Electronics and Computer Science, at the University of Southampton, the international hub for research and development on semantic technologies in web environments and sharing and acting upon collective knowledge and information.
Years: 2007 to 2009 Employer: Eden Ventures Title: Research Analyst Department: Responsibilities: He provides consulting services and conducts due diligence on innovative technologies on behalf of a sophisticated VC fund focusing on Semantic and Web 2.0 technologies investments on EMEA startups.
Years: 2001 to 2008 Employer: University of Southampton Title: Senior Research Fellow Department: Responsibilities: He works on a multi-million pound UK Government programme, AKT (Advanced Knowledge Technologies) with focus on semantic technologies on the Web (Semantic Web), Web 2.0 and social networks and applied knowledge and ontology engineering to solve knowledge management problems. Led projects and coached junior researchers and students.Collaborated with external organisations and industrial partners and delivered solutions to match their business needs. Developed and delivered presentations on the use of semantic technologies for knowledge management. Secured funding from external customers and promoted the use of semantic technologies. Internationally recognized expert in ontology mapping and semantic interoperability systems, acclaimed expertise led to industrial funding and a publication of a book on semantic interoperability practices and applications (IGI books, 2009).
Years: 2000 to 2001 Employer: The Open University Title: Research Fellow Department: Responsibilities: He worked on a multi-million pound UK Government programme, AKT (Advanced Knowledge Technologies) focusing on knowledge management tools for web environments. Designed, developed and deployed a semantically enhanced, web used, organisational newsletter with customised, personalised news alerts.
Years: 1997 to 2000 Employer: University of Edinburgh Title: Marie Curie Research Fellow Department: Responsibilities: He conducted his doctorate research on the use of ontologies in software engineering. He received a prestigious Marie Curie Fellowship from the European Commission. He forged collaborations with a number of colleagues and authorities in his field and he established an international network.
Years: 1996 to 1997 Employer: Eurocom Expertise Title: IT Consultant Department: Responsibilities: Delivered specialists courses on advanced IT topics for a range of engineers from the manufacturing and telecoms sector.
Years: 1995 to 1996 Employer: Wired Software Title: Software Developer Department: Responsibilities: Designed and developed software for a number of custom-made projects including a students’ record tracking system, and a memory management system for MS Windows environments

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
Marie Curie Fellows Association
British Computer Society
Publications and Patents Summary
He has 72 publications in internationally renowned journals and conference proceedings and 2 edited books

Additional Experience

Training / Seminars
Specialist IT courses for MS Windows, Networking, Artificial Intelligence, Semantic Web, Semantic Interoperability, Knowledge Engineering
Vendor Selection
Established network of experts in semantic technology field; worked together for a number of years in various international projects. Kept in touch with them and can call upon for their servies if special skills are required.
Marketing Experience
Been a member of trade associations in the UK and in the EU, participates and receives regular technology intelligence reports from market and technology research firms; consults VCs on technology trends and upcoming innovations.
Other Relevant Experience
Expertise in conducting meaningful due diligence for new and innovative technologies, ability to contextualise them with currect market trends and business objectives.

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