The Semantic Technology and Business Conference 2012 in London is over.
An amazing opportunity with several talks, presentations and showcases to confirm the good shape in which the semantic technologies industry actually is. Absolutely remarkable was Professor Nigel Shadbolt’s talk with insights and perspectives on the open data economy.
We were there to talk about an early preview of beancounter.io, our real-time user profiling platform.
We talked about how beancounter.io relies on Linked Data technologies to make our user profiles interoperable, and how we use real-time Natural Language Processing technologies to extract users’ interests from their Social Web activities. We captured the audience’s attention which challenged us with some interesting questions. Among others, a question about privacy implications allowed us to explain how we protect users’ privacy in terms of the APIs we give them to control their data. Privacy-preserving policies have always been a pillar of beancounter.io’s design. One of our mission statements was “we care about your data”.
We also presented a real-world use case: how beancounter.io is powering a Social TV second-screen application for one of the largest European broadcasters. This gave us the opportunity to show how beancounter.io could scale with million of users.
Now that the conference is over, we’re back to the office to plan future improvements and developments of beancounter.io. We’re planning plugins and integrations with other popular CMS, new APIs (e.g. for websockets) to improve integration capabilities and new real-time analysis for your users’ data. We’re actually pretty close to releasing beancounter.io to the public, if you are interested we’d love to let you know as soon as this happens. Contact us or just subscribe here.