Democratizing Access to FIBO with
  Bryon Jacob   Bryon K Jacob
CTO and Co-Founder
  Dean Allemang   Dean T Allemang
Ontologist, Author, Semantic Web Consultant
Working Ontologist, LLC


Wednesday, April 25, 2018
08:30 AM - 09:30 AM

Level:  Technical (may include code)

The FIBO vocabulary and ontologies provide a great structure in which to model and understand financial data - but getting started with these concepts for users who are not familiar with RDF and ontologies can be a challenge. is a data management platform that is based on RDF and semantic web technologies, but with a suite of tools that helps more mainstream data workers make use of those technologies without the steep learning curve. By publishing the FIBO assets into the platform, the EDM Council has opened FIBO up to a broader audience of potential users, and in this talk, we will demonstrate how anyone interested in learning how to apply FIBO to their own data work can get started in minutes on We will cover:


  • What FIBO content is available through
  • How you can make use of that content through the platform
  • Examples of linking data in spreadsheets to the FIBO vocabulary
  • Examples of using those linkages to connect to the FIBO ontologies

Bryon is the CTO and co-founder of – on a mission to build the world's most meaningful, collaborative, and abundant data resource. Bryon is a recognized leader in building large-scale consumer internet systems and an expert in data integration solutions. Bryon's 20 years of academic and professional experience spans AI research at Case Western Reserve University, enterprise software at Trilogy, consumer web experience at Amazon, and, most recently, 10 years building At HomeAway, Bryon oversaw platform development and the integration of 30 acquisitions while building the world's largest online marketplace for vacation rentals.

Dean Allemang is the author of the leading textbook on Semantic Technologies ("Semantic Web for the Working Ontologist"). Dean has trained over 1,000 professionals on the application and deployment of Semantic Web technology. He is an experienced Data Management consultant and trainer in Semantic Technologies, and sits on the design committees of several major international standards bodies.

Dean currently directs Working Ontologist, LLC, a consultancy that specializes in the development and deployment of semantic web solutions. His current industry focus is in finance, media, agriculture, and life sciences.