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Connecting the Knowledge Ecosystem Founded in 2019 at Columbia University, The Knowledge Graphs Conference is emerging as the premiere source of learning around knowledge graph technologies. We believe knowledge graphs are an underutilized yet essential force for solving complex societal challenges like climate change, democratizing access to knowledge and opportunity, and capturing business value made possible by the AI revolution.
KGC bridges the gap between industry, which is increasingly recognizing the necessity of integrated data, and academia, where semantic technologies have been developing for over twenty years. Our events, education, content, and community efforts facilitate meaningful exchange between diverse groups, and increase awareness, development and adoption of this powerful technology.
Conference – bridging the gap between research and industry
We organize workshops and tutorials to progress a number of Tech4Good themes, targeting objectives such as the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and the development of a COVID-19 vaccine. At our most recent conference, 530 attendees participated, representing over thirty industries across forty-two countries. Speakers ranged from Bell Labs pioneer John Sowa to Morgan Stanley, AstraZeneca, and leading academics from Europe and USA. A variety of workshops and tutorials were also given, including several on tech4good themes–from the UN SDGs to personal health graphs and fake news.
KGC Vision and Values
Our goal is to build the community and become a leading source of learning around knowledge graphs.
We will achieve this by engaging and convening industry leaders and innovators, across sectors.
We will focus on the diversity of perspectives:
Professional Diversity: Industry practitioners, Business Users, Faculty, Scientists, Students
Gender & Age diversity
We will gather, share and publish content to increase learning.
We will build the community online and in-person through our content, meetups and conferences.
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Justin Zhen & Francois Scharffe | Building Data Products Using No-code KGs
Description: The switch to decentralization in data management is finally happening as organizations struggle with a disconnect between data teams and domain knowledge. Once a new organizational structure around data domains is in place, the need for platforms for managing data products appears.
In this talk, we argue that knowledge technologies are best placed to be the technical layer for data products. Ontologies provide the flexibility and expressiveness to represent the complexities of domains. Knowledge graphs provide graph representation, query languages, and standard access APIs that are perfectly suited for cross organizational data access. Last but not least knowledge graphs, being all about data integration, provide an efficient way to connect data inside and across domains through entity linking and shared vocabularies. This talk will be followed by a short Demo of the Knowledge graph no-code platform, KgBase, by Justin Zhen