It is great to launch a new venture, and I am looking forward to launching this one – Data Liberate.
Having said that, there is much continuity in this step. Those that know me from the conference circuit, my work with the Talis Group and more recently with Talis Consulting, will recognise much in the core of what Data Liberate has to offer.
What will I be doing at Data Liberate? The simple answer is much of the same, but with a wider audience & client base and less restricted to specifically Linked Data and Semantic Web techniques and technologies. Extracting value from data, financial or otherwise, is at the core of the next the next big wave of innovation on the web. The Web has become central to what we all do commercially, corporately, socially and as individuals. This, data driven, next wave of innovation will therefore influence, and potentially benefit, us all.
As with all ‘new waves of innovation’ there is much technological gobbledegook, buzzwords and marketing hype surrounding it. My driving focus for many years has been to make new stuff understandable to those that can benefit. A focus I intend to continue and increase over the coming months and years. This is not just a one way process. Experience has shown me that those with the technology are often not very adept at promoting it’s value to others in terms that they can connect with. I therefore intend to spend some of my efforts with these technology providers, helping them get their message over for the benefit of all.
Trawling the blogosphere you will find proponents of Open Data, Big Data, Linked Data, Linked Open Data, Enterprise Data and Cloud Computing. All trying to convince us that their core technology is the key to the future. As with anything the future, for extracting and benefiting from the value within data, is a mixture of most if not all of the above. Hence Data Liberate’s focus is on Data in all it’s forms.
Contact me if you want to talk through what Data Liberate will be doing and how we can help you.