Richard Benjamins
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Description

Dr. V.R. (Richard) Benjamins is Director of Business Intelligence at Telefonica Digital, the newly created digital branch of Telefoncia. Before that he was responsible for Global BI programs across TEF footprint, and Director of User Modelling, where he was responsible for research and development in areas related to customer intelligence. His responsibilities included the development and technology transfer of products in areas including data mining, big data, targeted advertising, personalisation, and privacy. Richard is a frequent speaker on big data, BI and analytics events. Previously he was Director of Technological Strategy at the same company which he joined in July 2007.

Before that he was director and board member at Intelligent Software Components (iSOCO), which he co-founded in 1999 and he led its international positioning as a Semantic Web company. Based on his work, iSOCO were granted the National Award for Computer Science. Dr. Benjamins has held positions at the Technical University of Madrid, the University of Amsterdam, the University of Sao Paulo, Brazil, the University of Paris-South, France, and the Spanish Artificial Intelligence Research Institute in Barcelona.

He has published over 100 scientific articles (http://www.researchgate.net/profile/V_Richard_Benjamins/) in books, journals and proceedings, covering areas such as artificial intelligence, knowledge-based systems, semantic web and technology transfer. He has been guest editor of several journal special-issues and co-chair of numerous international workshops and conferences. He is on advisory boards of several start-ups and international research projects. He is general chair of the K-CAP 2013 Conference.


Lectures:

keynote
flag BIG DATA - from Hype to Reality
as author at  4th International Conference on Web Intelligence, Mining and Semantics (WIMS), Thessaloniki 2014,
107 views
  panel
flag Best Practise Panel
as panelist at  European Data Forum (EDF), Dublin 2013,
together with: Sandra Collins (moderator), Bill Thompson (panelist), Hjalmar Gislason (panelist), Dan Staniaszek (panelist),
19 views
keynote
flag Big Data – Big opportunities – Big risks? And what about Europe?
as author at  European Data Forum (EDF), Dublin 2013,
271 views
  panel
flag EDF2013 Executive Panel on Big Data
as panelist at  European Data Forum (EDF), Dublin 2013,
together with: Dieter Fensel (moderator), Michael Gorriz (panelist), François Bourdoncle (panelist), Gary Evans (panelist), Gerhard Kress (panelist), Roberto Viola (panelist),
105 views
lecture
flag Semantic Technologies for Enterprise: Adding Value to RTD
as author at  Semantic Technologies for the Enterprise,
43 views
  panel
flag Semantic Technology: Encouraging Industrial Uptake
as author at  2nd European Semantic Technology Conference (ESTC), Vienna 2008,
together with: Peter F Brown, John Davies, Mark Greaves, Márta Nagy-Rothengass, Paul Miller (moderator), Michael L. Brodie,
41 views
lecture
flag Semantic Solutions for Enterprises
as author at  REASE,
12 views
  lecture
flag The Semantic Web: Challenges and Applications
as author at  REASE,
19 views
lecture
flag The Semantic Web: How to bring technology to the market
as author at  REASE,
16 views
  lecture
flag Introduction of SEKT partner - Intelligent Software Components S. A., Spain
as author at  SEKT Kick-Off Meeting, London 2004,
45 views