Sep 23–26, 2019
Panos Alexopoulos

Panos Alexopoulos
Head of Ontology, Textkernel


Panos Alexopoulos is the head of ontology at Textkernel, where he leads a team of data professionals (linguists, data scientists and data engineers) in developing and delivering a large cross-lingual knowledge graph in the HR and recruitment domain. Born and raised in Athens, Greece, and living in Amsterdam, Netherlands, he’s been working for more than 12 years at the intersection of data, semantics, language, and software, contributing in building semantics-powered systems that deliver value to business and society. Previously, he was a semantic applications research manager at Expert System and a semantic solutions architect and ontologist at IMC Technologies. Panos holds a PhD in knowledge engineering and management from the National Technical University of Athens, and has published ~60 papers at international conferences, journals, and books. He strives to present his work and experiences in all kinds of venues, trying to bridge the gap between academia and industry so that they can benefit from one another.


2:05pm2:45pm Wednesday, September 25, 2019
Location: 3B - Expo Hall
Panos Alexopoulos (Textkernel)
In an era where discussions among data scientists are monopolized by the latest trends in machine learning, the role of semantics in data science is often underplayed. Panos Alexopoulos presents real-world cases where making fine, seemingly pedantic, distinctions in the meaning of data science tasks and the related data has helped improve significantly the effectiveness and value. Read more.
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