About Tony Sarris

Tony Sarris is the founder and principal of N2Semantics, a consultancy based in Orange County, California, specializing in semantic technologies, AI and cognitive computing. Tony spent many years in IT (including Northrop Grumman, Price Waterhouse Coopers and Unisys) working with large-scale database management systems and the enterprise transactional processing applications built on them. Frustrated that these databases and applications didn't really know anything about the world that they operated in, Tony began working on conceptual modeling technologies and other forms of ontologies and knowledge representation systems. He was a leader in the movement to formalize and standardize conceptual schemas and other metadata-based approaches to information modeling, interchange, integration and interpretation, which comprise key components of today's broader smart data landscape. Tony has spent the past few years working with startups and enterprises developing and applying smart data technologies. He has a particular passion for virtual assistants and intelligent software agents, and hopes that smart apps can make the everyday lives of businesses and individuals easier, more productive and more enjoyable.