I'm writing a book on the business implications of the semantic web, and I need your help. The book is called Business 3.0, to be published by Harvard Business School Press. As you can see by reading the other blogs I have written here, I'm a passionate advocate of the Semantic Web. I think companies will build new business practices on the Semantic Web, and I think companies like Google and Microsoft will find the playing field shifting underneath their feet because of it. There are huge changes coming, and I want you to know about them.
I'll be writing hard for the next few months. I could use your help. Here's my list of things I'm looking for:
A business intern, who will help research the business aspects I mention in the book. There will be lots of little facts to check and figures to chase after. I would love someone who is in an MBA program or a graduate who has an interest in the Semantic Web. There's a lot to work on - how will the Semantic Web affect banking, health care, transportation, distribution, transactions, security, media, advertising, and just about every other aspect of commerce? I could use a small army of researchers! In fact, I would love if a professor who is interested in innovation would ask his/her class to help.
A semantic researcher and web production person, who can build and maintain my coming blog on Business 3.0. My goal is to be the single point of information for all things semantic as this new world takes shape. I'll need to constantly be on the lookout for new companies, technologies, standards, events, people, and developments. I need someone curious, agile, plugged in. Someone who blogs or reads a lot of blogs. Someone who does searches at Digerati. Someone who reads Techcrunch. Someone who knows what microformats are. Is that you? Do you know the person I'm looking for? Let me know - email@example.com.
Interesting case studies that show companies using Semantic Web technologies. I'm looking for companies embracing semantic technologies in their verticals, from banking to health care to automotive to travel to advertising. Show me the innovation! Show me the enthusiasm! Let me make you famous!
Interesting start-ups in the semantic space. Who's doing what? You can help me learn.
Venture capitalists and investors putting money into semantic projects.
Interesting semantic projects and developments in ...
Industry standard formats
Ontologies gaining momentum
Health care (Google, Microsoft, VistA, patient privacy, HIPPA, etc.)
Banking, micropayments, insurance, loan applications, securities, bonds
Architecture, design, construction, building management
If you have any resources, contacts, or developments in the semantic world, please send them to firstname.lastname@example.org
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