Cody Burleson


Towards Making Linked Data Mainstream - A Product Development Journey

This presentation shares one company’s journey, spanning more than ten years, to build “a killer app for the Semantic Web”. The company has sought to create a tool that could lower the Linked Data learning curve and make semantic computing more readily accessible to everyday web developers and common organizations. Now nearing completion, you’ll get the first public demonstration of the company’s flagship product – a Linked Data Platform. The company’s R&D team will share the challenges and limitations they’ve encountered, valuable lessons-learned, their resulting technical approach, and their plan for the days ahead – useful insights that you can leverage in your own semantic computing solutions.


Cody Burleson is a founder, Enterprise Web Architect, and Director of Product Innovations at Base22, a consulting and systems integration firm that builds enterprise-class web solutions. Their motto is “enterprise web evolution”.

At the 2006 IBM Technical Leadership Exchange, Cody presented an Introduction to the Semantic Web Vision and Technologies. Since that time he has been an avid student of, and advocate for Linked Data and semantic computing – contributing several important works to the field.

He left IBM in 2007 to build a company, which now serves some of the world’s most recognized brands. He participated as a member of the W3C on the Linked Data Platform recommendation and is now leading an R&D team towards the first release of a commercial platform.

Cody Burleson

Director of Product Innovations