Prof. John Domingue

Director, Knowledge Media Institute
Open University

Prof. John Domingue is the Director of the Knowledge Media Institute at The Open University and the President of STI International, a semantics focused networking organization. He has published over 250 refereed articles in the areas of Semantics and the Web and his current work is focused on: the relationship between Linked Data, rich media, the Future Internet and education; supporting personal wellbeing and health through wearable sensors and semantic technologies and how blockchains, the technology underpinning crypto-currencies like Bitcoin can enhance educational value eco systems. Learn more about John's Blockchain activities here.   He currently serves as: the OU representative to W3C; the Chair of the Steering Committee for the ESWC Conference Series and the Project Coordinator for the European funded European Data Science Academy. From 2008-2012 he served as a member of the Future Internet Assembly Steering Committee which helped coordinate the activities of over 150 EU projects with a combined budget of over 500M Euros. He is a founder and Director of the ESWC Summer School and serves on the editorial board for the Applied Ontology Journal. More details of his work can be found here.