David Wood

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David Wood is a Partner of Zepheira, where he manages software projects and recommends the application of disruptive technologies to maximize business opportunities.

David has been involved with the development of Semantic Web standards, tools, products and services since 1999. He co-chaired the Semantic Web Best Practices and Deployment Working Group at the W3C, and was a member of the Semantic Web Coordination Group. He is a founding member of several Open Source Software projects, including the Kowari Metastore, the Mulgara Semantic Store and the recently re-architected Persistent URL service.

Most recently, David was entrepreneur-in-residence at the MIND Laboratory within the University of Maryland Institute for Advanced Computer Studies. He lead the implementation team for the Policy-Aware Web project, which developed a next generation access control system for the World Wide Web. David founded Tucana Technologies, Inc., a purveyor of a Semantic Web database purchased by Northrop Grumman Corporation in 2005. Prior to Tucana, David founded Plugged In Software, a successful software services firm in Australia from 1995-2002.

Dr. Wood is an adjunct instructor of Computer Science at the University of Mary Washington and researches the application of recombinant data techniques to software maintenance at The University of Queensland.

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