Metadata for data governance – what’s Linked Data’s role?

Effective Data Governance is critical for any modern, data-driven organisation especially in the era of GDPR and other regulations. Increasingly leaders in this space are adapting approaches to leverage metadata frameworks and standards such as Schema.org, DCAT & SKOS.

This panel addresses whether Linked Data can help your organisation address its governance challenges and how to start.

Mandy Chessell
Distinguished Engineer, IBM

Mandy Chessell CBE FREng CEng FBCS is an IBM Distinguished Engineer, Master Inventor and Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering. Mandy is a trusted advisor to executives from large organisations, working with them to develop their strategy and architecture relating to the governance, integration and management of information. She is also driving IBM’s strategic move to open metadata and governance through participation in the Egeria open source project

Aaron Bradley
Knowledge Graph Strategist, Electronic Arts

Aaron Bradley started out as a technical services librarian, took an interest in records and coding standards, and spent a decade designing websites. In the mid-2000s he pivoted to search engine marketing, became increasingly exposed to the world of linked data, and as a semantically-minded SEO viewed the 2012 release of the Google Knowledge Graph with more than casual interest. He is now helping to build EA’s knowledge graph and to facilitate the growth of an intelligent content ecosystem. His day-to-day work revolves around taxonomies, ontologies, content models and the linked data standards that support them.

Paraskevi Zerva
Cognition & Knowledge Representation Lead, Elsevier

Paraskevi works on metadata management and metadata/data governance using semantic and linked data technologies. She has worked on Data Lineage/Provenance and Data Quality using semantic metadata, knowledge engineering and ontology data modelling languages and techniques. Paraskevi has been focusing on the aspects of assuring GDPR data compliance through effective metadata governance and data management.

Eugene Morozov
Engineering Practice Head, Lab49 London

Eugene is an Engineering Practice Lead at Lab49, a strategy, design and technology consulting company specialising in capital markets. He is interested in the use of Semantic Web standards for data and service modelling to help financial service firms meet their regulatory obligations. Eugene runs Semantic Web London meetup.

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