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Franz’s CEO, Jans Aasman to Present at the Knowledge Management World Conference (KMWorld 2016) in Washington D.C.

OAKLAND, Calif. — July 19, 2016 — Franz Inc.’s CEO, Dr. Jans Aasman, will present at the Knowledge Management World Conference (KMWorld 2016) in Washington D.C. on November 16th, 4:00 PM. This year's KMWorld theme, Hacking KM: People, Processes, & Technologies, will look at novel ways to support knowledge sharing and organizational culture. It will examine processes and technology to foster collaboration between self-organizing and cross-functional teams to promote early delivery and stimulate innovation, continuous improvement, and encourage rapid and flexible response to change. Hacking and hackathons are perhaps better known in the geek community, but KMWorld 2016, is taking a page from their book and looking to hack, or change our ideas, strategies, and practices in using processes and technology to engage our communities.

The topic of the talk - Tools for Expanding KM Processes. In this high-speed digital era, organizations have to deal with high volumes of structured and unstructured data. New digital tools are being developed to help analyze and visualize this vast amount of data; however, many challenges still remain. Aasman will discuss how graphs and KM have gained significant visibility with the rebirth of artificial intelligence and the emergence of cognitive computing. He discusses recent collaborations with Montefiore Health System, Intel, Cloudera, and Cisco to improve a patient's knowledge around the probabilities of their future health status. The knowledge creation stems from the capability to combine the probability space (statistical patient data) with a knowledgebase of comprehensive medical codes and a unified terminology system. The confluence knowledge via machine learning, semantics, visual querying, graph databases, and Big Data not only displays links between objects, but also quantifies the probability of their occurrence.


About Dr. Aasman

Jans Aasman started his career as an experimental and cognitive psychologist, earning his PhD in cognitive science with a detailed model of car driver behavior using Lisp and Soar. He has spent most of his professional life in telecommunications research, specializing in intelligent user interfaces and applied artificial intelligence projects. From 1995 to 2004, he was also a part-time professor in the Industrial Design department of the Technical University of Delft. Jans is currently the CEO of Franz Inc., the leading supplier of commercial, persistent, and scalable RDF database products that provide the storage layer for powerful reasoning and ontology modeling capabilities for Semantic Web applications.

Accomplishments:

Dr. Aasman has gained notoriety as a conference speaker at such events as Semantic Technologies Conference, International Semantic Web Conference, Java One, Enterprise Data World, Semantics in Healthcare and Life Sciences, Linked Data Planet, INSA, GeoWeb, AAAI, NoSQLNow, Graph Data Management, RuleML, IEEE conferences, and DEBS to name a few.

About Franz Inc.

Franz's semantic technology solutions help bring Web 3.0 ideas to reality. The company is the leading supplier of commercial, persistent and scalable Graph Database products. AllegroGraph is a high-performance database capable of storing and querying billions of RDF statements. The product provides solutions for customers to combine unstructured and structured data using W3C standard RDF for creating new Web 3.0 applications as well as identifying new opportunities for Business Intelligence in the Enterprise.  AllegroGraph’s Activity Recognition package provides a powerful means to aggregate and analyze data about individual and organizational behaviors, preferences, relationships, plus spatial and temporal linkages between individuals and groups. Franz customers include Fortune 500 companies in the government, life sciences and telecommunications industries. For more information, visit www.franz.com.

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