Cutting-Edge NoSQL for the London Olympics
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  John O'Donovan   John O'Donovan
Director, Technical Architecture and Development
The Press Association Limited


Thursday, August 23, 2012
09:10 AM - 09:45 AM

Level:  Business / Non-Technical

John O'Donovan was the Chief Technical Architect of the acclaimed BBC World Cup site in 2010, which used advanced methods for analyzing content to deliver a highly individualized consumer experience in real-time. Now at the Press Association (the UK's version of the Associated Press), he has built the next generation of content delivery platforms for the London Olympics. John will tell us how his team did - just weeks after the Olympic experience - using a combination of NoSQL technologies including graphs, XML databases, RDF and linked data to deliver new media capabilities on the world's biggest stage.

John is Director of Architecture and Development at the Press Association, one of the world’s leading News, Sports and Data providers, managing a vast array of content and formats. John recently joined the Press Association from the BBC where he was Chief Architect for News, Sport and Knowledge. He has pioneered the use of metadata to drive new workflows and integrate intelligent, semantic technologies into the enterprise. With over 15 years experience of working with content and technology, at organisation like the Press Association, BBC, Sky and British Airways, John is an expert in dealing with the problems of enterprise content management and how this fits to the needs of business.

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