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About the Enterprise Knowledge Graph Forum (EKGF)

The Enterprise Knowledge Graph Forum was founded by a number of leading industry participants in the knowledge graph space, to define best practices and help to further adoption of knowledge graphs in the enterprise. Originally known as the Enterprise Knowledge Graph Foundation, the EKGF is now part of the Object Management Group® (OMG®), where work is carried out in two complementary groups within the OMG Standards Development Organization (SDO): 

  1. The Enterprise Knowledge Graph Platform Task Force (EKGPTF), a formal SDO task force tasked with furthering the adoption of standards in the knowledge graph space; and

  2. The Enterprise Knowledge Graph Forum Community, an OMG Managed Community

Most of the day-to-day activities of the EKGF are carried out in the EKGF Community, while formal standards-related work is carried out via the EKGPTF. OMG Managed Communities provide a more accessible level of membership for those organizations who may not need to influence the creation and curation of standards directly. Please see the Membership page for more details and links.

The EKGF Mission:

The Enterprise Knowledge Graph Forum was established to define

best practice and mature the marketplace for EKG adoption, including: 

 

STANDARDS
Adopt semantic standards to solve the challenges of data management
 

METHOD
Develop best practices for accelerated EKG deployment

ARTIFACTS
Curated repository of reusable models and resources

COMMUNITY
Build the mechanism for engagement and shared knowledge

ADVOCACY
Advance the business cases for EKG adoption

Meet The Team

The OMG EKG Platform Domain Task Force and the EKGF Managed Community are both chaired by the Leadership Team, below:

 

EKG Platform Task Force Co-chairs

  • Jacobus Geluk – agnos.ai

  • Pete Rivett – Federated Knowledge

  • Marcel Froehlich - Eccenca

 

EKGF Community Co-chairs

  • Jacobus Geluk – agnos.ai

  • Pete Rivett – Federated Knowledge

  • Marcel Froehlich - Eccenca

EKGF INITIATIVES

Maturity Model

The EKGF is establishing the catalog of best practices for sustainable knowledge graph deployment based on the EKG Maturity Model – a set of criteria for evaluating readiness in EKG environments.

Principles

The EKGF has defined a set of guiding principles for the development and deployment of an enterprise knowledge graph. These principles are designed to promote sustainable data management in complex and interconnected business environments.  

EKG Portal

The EKGF will offer curated access to published ontologies, tools, use cases and other resources needed for sustainable knowledge graph operations.

Organizational Founding Members:

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agnos.ai is a specialist consultancy that designs and implements enterprise knowledge graphs. We are industry practitioners with an established track record in financial services, government and other information-intensive industries. Our combination of technical, data and business expertise provides a unique perspective on how to approach data challenges in complex and interconnected environments.  

CAMBRIDGE SEMANTICS

Cambridge Semantics Inc. is a modern data management and enterprise analytics software company. Our product Anzo® is a scalable knowledge graph platform for modern data integration and analytics. Anzo dramatically simplifies and accelerates the integration, modeling, and blending of siloed data into insight-rich knowledge graphs at enterprise scale. Anzo is built on AnzoGraph®, the fastest & most scalable knowledge graph engine supporting data integration, graph algorithms, data warehouse-style analytics, feature engineering for Machine Learning, and more. The company supports solutions that enable IT departments and business users across Life Sciences, Financial Services, Government, Manufacturing, and other industries to accelerate data delivery and provide meaningful insights across the organization. Cambridge Semantics is based in Boston, Massachusetts.

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data.world makes it easy for everyone—not just the "data people"—to get clear, accurate, fast answers to any business question. Our cloud-native data catalog maps your siloed, distributed data to familiar and consistent business concepts, creating a unified body of knowledge anyone can find, understand, and use. data.world is an Austin-based Certified B Corporation and public benefit corporation and home to the world’s largest collaborative open data community. Visit data.world for more information and expert guidance.

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eccenca is a leading provider of enterprise knowledge graph management software and solutions. Its flagship product Corporate Memory helps companies to master the complexity and dynamics of their knowledge, product and device lifecycles. The eccenca platform enables companies to manage rules, constraints, configurations and expert knowledge as well as data in one central application. This empowers customers to digitally scale knowledge for automation.

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Global IDs provides software for enterprise information management (EIM). Over the last 14 years, Global IDs'​ products have been implemented in some of the world’s largest companies. Our core product, the Global IDs Data Ecosystem Management Suite addresses the problem of managing complex data. In contrast to traditional data management software that focus on data silos, Global IDs focuses on data ecosystem problems that rely on a holistic understanding of enterprise data.

Ontotext

Ontotext is a global leader in enterprise knowledge graph technology and semantic database engines. For more than 2 decades, Ontotext has employed big knowledge graphs to enable unified data access and cognitive analytics via text mining and integration of data across multiple sources. Our main products are GraphDB™ engine and Ontotext Platform. Ontotext technology and solutions are spread wide across the value chain of the most knowledge intensive enterprises in financial services, publishing, healthcare, pharma, manufacturing and public sectors. 

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Wizdom is a recognized leader in providing our clients with innovative process-based business solutions for improving performance. Wizdom's integrated training and consulting gives you an improved enterprise-wide business process and enables you to communicate, plan, and execute a unified corporate strategy. We help companies grow by aggressively pursuing new opportunities and employing the best business practices. 

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