Sirma AI, trading as Ontotext, supported as a gold sponsor the first Knowledge Graph Conference organized by Columbia University in New York. The event took place on 7 and 8 May 2019. The theme of the conference is Knowledge Graphs for AI in the Enterprise. The conference aims to showcase the major knowledge graphs implementations, disseminate the knowledge of how knowledge graphs are built, maintained and used, and help to build a community of professionals and technology leaders.
The CEO of Sirma AI Atanas Kiryakov gave a presentation on the topic of “How Analytics on Big Knowledge Graphs Help Data Linking: Company Importance and Similarity Demo”. He has also participated in the closing panel discussion of database providers, including topics like Graph Query Languages, Graph Data Models and high-availability architectures.
The first issue of the conference surpassed all expectations, gathering most of the prominent technology vendors and about 200 participants. Best represented was the financial services industry - the conference was attended by representatives of more than 10 financial institutions, including the six largest US banks: JPM Chase, Bank of America, Citi, Wells Fargo, Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley. Sirma AI has already been working with two of these banks and as a result of the conference, two more expressed immediate interest in its technology.
During the visit, the company has signed a big new licensing deal with one of its bank clients. Confidentiality does not allow disclosure of details about the deal.