Semantic Web SIG: Summer Plug & Play



  • Topic: Summer Plug & Play

    Summer time, let's play.  On this event, Nick Turner from the Plug and Play Tech Center will be discussing the role of incubators in the valley and Plug and Play Tech Center specifically.  Following Nick's introduction of how plug & play style helps entrepreneurs, we will hear real stories from the startups currently playing in the center. 


    • Denis of Yakr ( will talk about the motivation behind creating Yakr and how semantic technology will power the next phase of improving our lives.
    • InfoAxe ( will present what they are doing and how it relates to the future of search. 

    Tech incubators also help international companies to access US market.  Alfredo Coppola from US Market Access Center will discuss this new type of incubator and two international companies in the semantic web space.


    6:30pm - 7:00pm Registration / Networking / Refreshments / Pizza


    7:00pm - 7:10pm Introduction by AJ Chen (Moderator)


    7:10pm - 7:40pm Nick Turner: Plug and Play incubators


    7:40pm - 7:55pm Denis: Yakr


    7:55pm - 8:10pm InfoAxe


    8:10pm - 8:40pm Alfredo Coppola: International semantic web companies


    8:40pm - 9:00pm Joint Q&A.