Mirek Sopek, PhD.
MakoLab S.A. is a modern public IT company listed on the NewConnect market of the Warsaw Stock Exchange. For more than 25 years its mission has been to create and deliver IT solutions in the field of digital communication and business processes. MakoLab’s services include design and development of corporate Internet portals, mobile websites and apps. Moreover, we offer management systems which cover customer relations, sales, logistics and other business areas as well as consulting and marketing domains. MakoLab operates according to its slogan – Digital Agility. This means the merging of the latest web technologies, competence and flexible project management methodologies to produce optimal IT solutions and achieve business goals.
Our unique specialty is the use of Semantic Web technologies to analyze large data sets. Approx. 70% of the company’s revenues are generated by exports. Our services are used by global corporations, such as Renault-Nissan Group and RCI Banque, as well as Polish market leaders – mBank, PZU or dr Irena Eris. The company employs over 150 people and has offices in Lodz, Paris and London. MakoLab is also the shareholder in Chemical Semantics, based in Gainesville (USA), which develops software for the scientific sector based on Semantic Web technology.
Prof. Martin Hepp
Martin Hepp is a professor of E-business and General Management at the Universität der Bundeswehr Munich and the CEO and Chief Scientist of Hepp Research GmbH. His key research interests are shared data structures at Web scale, for example Web ontology engineering, both at the technical, social, and economical levels, conceptual modeling in general, and data quality management. As part of his research, he developed the GoodRelations vocabulary, an OWL DL ontology for data interoperability for e-commerce at Web Scale. Since 11/2012, GoodRelations is the e-commerce core of schema.org, the official data markup standard of major search engines, namely Google, Yahoo, Bing, and Yandex. Prof. Hepp authored more than 70 academic publications and was the organizer of more than fifteen workshops and conference tracks on conceptual modeling, Semantic Web topics, and information systems, and a member of more than sixty conference and workshop program committees, including ECIS, EKAW, ESWC, IEEE CEC/EEE, ISWC, and WWW. For more information, see http://www.heppnetz.de