John Domingue Director of the Knowledge Media Institute at The Open University, President of STI International
Prof. John Domingue is the Director of the Knowledge Media Institute at The Open University and the President of STI International, a semantics focused networking organization. He has published over 250 refereed articles in the areas of Semantics and the Web. His current work is focused on how blockchains, the technology underpinning crypto-currencies like Bitcoin can enhance educational value eco systems (see blockchain.open.ac.uk) and its relationship to Linked Data.
He currently serves as: the OU representative to W3C; the Chair of the Steering Committee for the ESWC Conference Series and the Project Coordinator for the European funded European Data Science Academy. From 2008-2012 he served as a member of the Future Internet Assembly Steering Committee which helped coordinate the activities of over 150 EU projects with a combined budget of over 500M Euros. Prof. Domingue is currently the OU Principle Investigator for four European projects covering learning, data science and the next generation internet. He is a founder and Director of the ESWC Summer School and serves on the editorial board for the Applied Ontology Journal.