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Eric Franzon - (a MediaBistro company). Missoula, Montana Area, MT, US

Eric Franzon

Vice President Community, | (a MediaBistro company)

Missoula, Montana Area, MT, UNITED STATES

Want to learn what Semantic Technologies are about in an entertaining way that won't leave you wishing you had a PhD in Computer Science?



Eric works as a Semantic Technology consultant, trainer, evangelist, journalist, community organizer, and business analyst. Eric regularly teaches and consults about Semantic Web and Linked Data concepts and their use in both SEO/SEM and Enterprise applications. He is interested in Open Data, Cognitive Computing, and how to make Big Data systems smart(-er).

Eric has directed a daily publication,, and a large, detailed IT industry conference ( A lifelong learner and educator, Eric has taught Semantic Web concepts, improvisational comedy, blues harmonica, and theater. Skills and specialties: RDF, RDFa, JSON-LD, Microdata, SPARQL, e-commerce, website development, community building, business analysis, technical research, presentation skills, training development, marketing/communications, Semantic Web, staff management, system and process management, operations. Eric lives in Missoula, MT and travels frequently.

Industry Expertise (3)

IT Services/Consulting


Information Technology and Services

Areas of Expertise (3)

Semantic Web

Linked Data

Smart Data

Affiliations (2)

  • Advisory Committee Rep., World Wide Web Consortium
  • University of Montana, Dept. of Computer Science Advisory Board

Testimonials (1)

Pierre Bradshaw, Founder - Rockstar Labs / Partner @ The A-Listers | Seevl / Semantics and Music

"You gave one of the most easy to understand and entertaining technical presentations that I've ever seen on a subject that can easily confuse most people. You have a true gift."

Event Appearances (11)

Semantic Web: A Roadmap for SEO Today and Tomorrow

SEO Meets Semantic Web (Meets St. Patrick's Day)  Lotico San Diego Meetup: San Diego, California


A Path to Success along the Semantic Web

Presentation to internship program  Missoula College


Introduction to Semantic Web

Database Course  University of Montana


Semantic Web for Fun and Profit

Big Data Week 2014  MonTEC Center


Big Data for Dummies

Big Data Week 2014  MonTEC Center


Introduction to Semantic Web

Graduate level course on advanced databases  Montana State University, Bozeman, MT


Introduction to Semantics for Manufacturing and Retail

GS1 Alliance Group Webcast  Online


Semantics and Accessibility - A Natural Fit

Accessibility Camp L.A.  California State University, Northridge


Semantic Web - A Musical Introduction

Joint Meetup Group  Coloft, Los Angeles, CA


Semantics for the Rest of Us

DAMA Day - Half-day workshop  SAP Labs, Palo Alto, CA


Linked Open Data / Linked Enterprise Data

Enterprise Data World Conference  San Diego, CA




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