1. The changing information landscape.
The business of information.
2. Understanding your information culture.
- Information delivery history and innovation
- Business and public-sector drivers and success factors for information innovations
- Defining information as a service and information architecture
- Information as an asset and as a business
- The impact of big data
- Evolving information business models
- A look at real world information services in government and business
Observations from the field.
- An ethnographic view of the enterprise: business as a culture
- Information needs within a business culture: Who uses what?
- The chief: Business intelligence for strategic advantage
- The elders: Information to run daily operations
- The hunter/gatherer: Information about new business opportunities
- The explorer: Enterprise-wide discovery for innovation
- The villager: Information to accomplish day-to-day tasks
- The storyteller: From information publishing to digital folklore
- Understanding information values and quality
- Developing a client-centric information strategy
- Real innovative world case study and interactive workshop
3. Trends in information architectures.
Information service patterns.
- Making sense of information architectures
- Enterprise Architecture, SOA and information services
- Service patterns: data federation, data consolidation, data cleansing,
and master data management
- The challenges of customer data integration and product data management
- The structured – unstructured information continuum – its implications
- Enterprise content management systems
- Information and content analytics
- Big data
- Business Intelligence (BI) from structured and unstructured data
- Search: from keywords to complex queries
- Discovery and inferencing
4. The semantic imperative.
Towards an understanding of information and knowledge structures.
- The emerging role of semantics for enterprises
- Systems of systems (SOS) - the drive to reuse legacy systems
- Growing need for semantic interoperability
- What is semantics and its relationship to knowledge
- Enterprise ontologies and why they are so important to information services
- Positioning taxonomies and metamodels
- Semantics and knowledge management
5. Real world global integration.
The International Council of Museums.
- The problem of cultural information diversity
- The need for a common “cultural reference model”
- Strategies to integrate heritage information
Days 2 & 3 - Implementing Enterprise Information Services: Semantic Strategies for Enabling Information Architectures
1. Information Services Innovation.
Semantics: Enabling Enterprise Information Architectures.
- The semantic continuum - from implicit to the semantic web
- Enterprise information integration (EII) of disparate legacy systems
- The need to significantly augment shrink-wrapped data services solutions
- Increasing volumes of structured and unstructured data
- Intelligent crawling, search, retrieval, and analysis
- Deep business intelligence (BI) analytics
- Semantic-based text mining via natural language processing
- Intelligent simulation systems
2. Responding to real-world Information Services.
Designing meaningful information services.
- The purpose of ontologies and semantics
- Semantic enterprise processes
- Ontology building blocks
- Axioms, rules, and reasoning
- Levels of ontology
- Ontology modeling languages
- IDEF5 language schemas and examples
3. Real world business value.
Semantic interoperability in action.
In this walk-through session, team members will gain an overview
perspective of the key steps involved in initiating an information
integration project including lessons learned from various
- Problem: the fragmented enterprise
- Solution: Single integrated system
4. Knowing what you know.
Building a semantic domain model for information services.
- Semantic analysis process leading to the ontology
- Five sources of domain concepts and relations
- Seven steps for understanding your domain semantics
- Five-step process for an effective semantic model
- Issues in advanced semantic architecture design
5. Getting real - The enterprise model.
Putting semantics to work for information architecture (IA).
- Managing an IA project
- Roles in the IA Team
- Develop refine, verify and validate enterprise model
- Deploy an enterprise model to integrate information
- Create physical data services and map to the enterprise model
- Map relationship functions and deploy
- Enterprise model visualization and search
6. Semantic Strategies for Enterprise Information Management.
Implications for SOA and business processes modeling and management.
- Adding "meaning" to business process models
- Business process modeling overview, process standards, and language standards
- SOA standards come in to play; composing web services into business processes
- Business process metadata and semantics
- Linking process knowledge with enterprise knowledge through ontologies
7. Information services end-game: Unified information for all stakeholders.
Enabling meaningful access and exploitation of Enterprise Information (EI).
- Challenges of unifying EI for application and user access and exploitation
- Business intelligence vs. business knowledge
- Revisiting structured vs. unstructured information architectures
- The evolving role of hybrid architectures
- State of the research in EI integration, access and correlation
- Agile presentation layers for unified information
- Designing information architectures for evolution in an age of technology revolution
8. Meaningful reference models.
Leveraging information and business patterns.
- Goals and dimensions of reference models
- Role of semantics in developing reference models
- Industry reference models
- Public sector reference models
- Benefits of developing a business ontology
9. We speak your language.
Standards and tools to make it easier.
- The role of various standards organizations
- The building blocks of expressive power - making sense of languages
- Ontology languages - OWL, DAML + OIL, RDF XML, RDF, and XML
- Reasoners - inferring consequences from a set of facts or axioms
10. Return on meaning.
Making the business case for information services.
- Business case within your culture
- Business value of semantics
- Semantically integrating services as business value
- Business case analysis method
Who should attend
Senior Vice President/Director
Chief Information Officer (CIO)
DG, Information Management/
Vice President/Director IS
Strategic Planner/Enterprise Architect
Enterprise Information Manager
Director/Manager, Information Services
Strategic Innovation/Knowlege Management
Web Architect/User Experience Designer
Business Unit or Department Manager
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