SICoP 2011: Transforming Government through Innovation with Semantic Technologies
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  Brand Niemann   Brand L. Niemann
Director and Senior Data Scientist
Semantic Community


Tuesday, June 7, 2011
07:30 AM - 08:20 AM
Level:  Case Study

Location:  Franciscan A

We are restarting the Semantic Interoperability Community of Practice (by popular demand) and are working on a series of meetings/workshops in 2011 in collaboration with a numbers of groups and individuals based on three things: (1) Mapping Vivek Kundra's 25 point plan to CoPs and individuals; (2) The new OASIS Technical Committee on Transformational Government; and (3) Our very successful SICoP meeting in 2009. See From E-Government to Transformational Government Wiki page and slides at

To seed this activity we have prepared a series of Data Science Products for Social Business Intelligence with Open Government Data Using Semantics that will be demonstrated along with highlights from the meetings we have conducted so far.

The ideas we would like to explore with you include how best we might: (1) Harvest and package content from the sorts of meetings & demonstrations we have done and are planning for dissemination through media channels -- publications, digital, events, etc.; and (2) Collaborate together to develop and conduct a series of educational events that would reach the right audiences as well as benefit all parties involved.

Dr. Brand Niemann is the Director and Senior Data Scientist of the Semantic Community. He was the former Senior Enterprise Architect and Data Scientist at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and co-led the Federal CIO Council’s Semantic Interoperability Community of Practice (SICOP) with Mills Davis from 2003-2008. He is currently authoring a series of Editorials for Federal Computer Week on his work and recently made Spotfire's Twitter list for his cool visualizations on government data to produce more transparent, open and collaborative business analytics applications.

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