WebMediaBrands’ Semantic Technology & Business Conference Announces Keynote Speakers and Complete Program for June 2-5 Event

  WebMediaBrands’ Semantic Technology & Business Conference Announces Keynote   Speakers and Complete Program for June 2-5 Event in San Francisco  SemTechBiz 2013  Business Wire  NEW YORK -- March 11, 2013  WebMediaBrands Inc.(Nasdaq: WEBM) today announced its program and lineup of keynote speakers for its Semantic Technology & Business Conference, the world’s largest event devoted to semantic technologies. Keynote presentations will be delivered by speakers from big enterprises, start-ups, and large-scale, open projects.  Abhishek Gattani of Walmart and Matthew Degel of Viacom will speak on how they are using semantic technologies to tackle big data challenges, while Nick Holzherr of Whisk and Hans Constandt of Ontoforce will give the audience a peek into the world of semantic start-ups. Denny Vrandečić of Wikidata, will provide an update on how the information within Wikipedia is being shaped into a knowledge graph by and for everyone.  The conference brings together data-driven thought leaders and semantic experts from influential brands and Fortune 500 companies, including Gannett, Google, the BBC, Oracle, Autodesk, schema.org, Wells Fargo, Gartner, O’Reilly Tech Ventures, and Yahoo! Inc. The complete program can be found at http://semtechbizsf2013.semanticweb.com/agenda.cfm.  “2013 seems to be the year for the take off of semantic technologies, as Google and Facebook have based their search on semantic technology and now we have the Gartner Group predicting that semantic technology will be one of the leading tech themes for the year,” stated Alan Meckler, Chairman and CEO of WebMediaBrands, Inc.  In addition to the conference breakouts, keynotes, panels, and tutorials, the event will play host to the “Top Semantic Start-Up Competition” and a hackathon.  A large body of enterprise companies, information professionals, and venture capitalists will attend Semantic Technology & Business Conference in San Francisco on June 2-5. Exhibitors and sponsors include Be Informed, Cambridge Semantics, EnterpriseWeb, fluid Operations, Profium, Stardog, SYSTAP, TopQuadrant, Edyt, Expert System, Meronymy, and Ontos.  For exhibiting and sponsorship information, please contact Frank Fazio at 203-662-2887 or eventsales@webmediabrands.com.  For complete information on Semantic Technology & Business Conference, please visit http://semtechbizsf2013.semanticweb.com.  About WebMediaBrands Inc.  WebMediaBrands Inc. (Nasdaq: WEBM) (http://www.webmediabrands.com) is a leading Internet media company that provides content, education, and career services to social media, traditional media, and creative professionals through a portfolio of vertical online properties, communities, and trade shows. The Company's online business includes: (i)mediabistro.com, a leading blog network providing content, education, community, and career resources (including the industry's leading online job board) about major media industry verticals including new media, social media, Facebook, TV news, advertising, public relations, publishing, design, and mobile; (ii) InsideNetwork.com, a leading network of online properties providing original market research, data services, news, and job listings on the Facebook platform, on social gaming, and on mobile applications ecosystems; and (iii) SemanticWeb.com, a leading blog providing content, education, community resources and career resources on the commercialization and application of Semantic Technologies, Linked Data, and Big Data. The Company's online business also includes community, membership and e-commerce offerings including a freelance listing service, a marketplace for designing and purchasing logos (stocklogos.com) and premium membership services. The Company's trade show and educational offerings include conferences, online and in-person courses, and video subscription libraries on topics covered by the Company's online business.  All current WebMediaBrands press releases can be found online at http://www.webmediabrands.com/corporate/press.html  Contact:  For information on WebMediaBrands: Ashley Taylor Anderson, 212-547-7870 press@webmediabrands.com  
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