Thought Leader Michael Atkin Joins Ontotext to Accelerate the Penetration of Knowledge Graphs in the Mainstream Data Management Market

Ontotext brings in senior industry analyst to articulate the business case for semantic data management as part of their global expansion strategy

New York, Sofia, Basel Tuesday, August 9, 2022

Ontotext, a global leader in enterprise knowledge graph technology and semantic database engines, takes the next step to bring the most advanced data management to the mainstream market by appointing Michael Atkin as consultant and brand evangelist.

Michael has been an analyst and advocate for data management since 1985. His experience spans from the foundations of the information industry to the adoption of semantic technology. He has served as an advisor to financial institutions, global regulators, publishers, consulting firms and technology companies, including:

  • Chair, Data and Technology Committee, Office of Financial Research, US Treasury;
  • Principal Author, Data Management Maturity Model and Data Management Capability Model;
  • Founder, Financial Industry Business Ontology (FIBO);
  • Member, Technology Advisory Committee, Commodity Futures Trading Commission;
  • Lecturer, Columbia University, School of Professional Studies, Department of Applied Analytics;
  • Member, Financial Stability Board, Legal Entity Identifier (LEI) Advisory Group;
  • Member, American National Standards Institute;
  • Member, Market Data Advisory Committee, Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC);
  • Advisor, European Bank and Regulatory Data Forum;
  • Managing Director, Enterprise Data Management Council (EDMC) and Enterprise Knowledge Graph Foundation (EKGF).

I am so excited to have Mike on board in our journey to bring enterprise knowledge graphs to the mainstream! – shared Atanas Kiryakov, CEO at Ontotext. – His experience and exhaustive understanding of the Semantic Value Chain will help us explain the story in articulating the business case of our technologies to give a multi-angle perspective to  the executive stakeholders in organizations and what it takes for their projects’ success.

I have served as the analyst for the data management industry for the past four decades – said Michael Atkin. – My conclusion is that it is possible to turn data from a problem to be managed into a data as a resource to exploit through the adoption of semantic standards. I am delighted to be working with Ontotext who has been both a market leader in knowledge graph technology and an active supporter of industry-wide efforts in this area.

For more information, contact Doug Kimball, Chief Marketing Officer at Ontotext