Andreas Blumauer holds a master's degree in Computer Sciences and Business Administration from the University of Vienna/Austria. Since 2004, he is managing partner of the Semantic Web Company. Andreas is experienced with large-scale semantic technology projects in various industry sectors. He is also responsible for the strategic development and product management of PoolParty Semantic Suite. He has been a pioneer in the area of linked data and the semantic web since 2002; he is co-founder of SEMANTiCS conference series, and editor of one of the first comprehensive books in the area of the semantic web for the German speaking community.