Founder, Gilt Groupe
Professor, Michigan State University
Vice president, chief strategy and operating officer of the Texas Medical Center
Chair, Department of Chemical Physiology, The Scripps Research Institute; Co-director, Center for Physiological Proteomics, The Scripps Research Institute
It wasn’t so long ago the World Wide Web was some arcane phrase a dude hanging out in Switzerland thought up. But now the same dude—Tim Berners-Lee—and some others, like Ken Baclawski of Northeastern University, are well along on pushing the next phase of the revolution: the Semantic Web. It’s deep stuff, but the basic idea here is to provide a common framework based on meaning or concepts that allows data to be readily shared across applications and other boundaries—and, in the end, makes it more accessible. We think. We could be wrong. You can find out by going to this event from the EntreTech Forum, which includes Baclawski and, maybe, TBL.