Thomas Kaleske


KN(owl)edge – the Linked Data Platform at Kuehne + Nagel

In 2015 Kuehne + Nagel started the evaluation of semantic web based on a concrete use case from contract logistics. The project results were presented at The Open Group London Event and Member Meeting, from 25-28 April 2016.
Based on the success, in 2016 a project was initiated to bring the first semantic web application at Kuehne + Nagel into production. To support different semantic web applications, Kuehne + Nagel is now building a linked data platform, called KN(owl)edge.
The talk will present the linked data platform and the first semantic web application that is built on it.


Thomas Kaleske is a Senior Integration Architect at the Global IT of Kuehne + Nagel in Hamburg. He initiated the project to evaluate semantic web. Currently he is the IT Architect for the first corporate semantic web application at Kuehne + Nagel. He is one of the key architects who design the new linked data platform KN(owl)edge. As semantic web evangelist he tries to promote the use of semantic web and linked data inside Kuehne + Nagel.
Thomas Kaleske has a Master of Science (MSc) in Advanced Software Technology and a Diploma Degree (Dipl.-Ing.) in Technical Computer Science.

Thomas Kaleske

Senior Integration Architect