About IMI



Dean Allemang specializes in innovative applications of knowledge technology, is Founder and Principal Consultant at Working Ontologist LLC., a consultancy specializing in semantic web applications, currently with an industry focus in Finance and Pharmaceuticals.  Formerly Chief Scientist at TopQuadrant, Inc., he has over 15 years experience in research, deployment and development of Semantic Technology systems.

Dean has worked and studied extensively abroad as a Marshall Scholar at Trinity College, Cambridge. No stranger to innovation, he was twice winner of the Swiss Technology Prize.   He has been keynote speaker for a number of Semantic Web conferences, including the Semantic Technologies conference, the OWLED workshop, RuleML and at the 3rd Joint International Semantic Web Conference.

As an internationally recognized expert in the Semantic web, he participated in the review board for the Digital Enterprise Research Institute-the world's largest Semantic Web research institute. He lead TopQuadrant's successful TopMIND training series, from which he drew much of the inspiration for his bestselling book (co-authored with Prof. Jim Hendler), Semantic Web for the Working Ontologist, now in second edition.  Other book contributions include Abductive Inference (Josephson and Josephson, eds.) and Linking Enterprise Data (Wood, ed.). Dr. Allemang combines a strong formal background (MSc in Mathematics, University of Cambridge, PhD in Computer Science, Ohio State University) with years of experience applying knowledge-based technologies to real business problems.