Bernadette Hyland brings two decades of experience in commercial and federal government data management strategies, and has led several high-growth software organizations. She is committed to articulating the practical use of semantic technologies to make more informed decisions. She is author of Best Practices for Publishing Linked Data and the Linked Data Cookbook published by the W3C, and a chapter author of two peer-reviewed books Linking Enterprise Data (D. Wood, ed, Springer, 2010) and Linking Government Data (D. Wood, ed, Springer, 2011).
Bernadette is co-chair of the W3C Government Linked Data Working Group. She is a member of the Semantic Web Coordination Group. Bernadette is co-founder of several profitable early stage Internet companies delivering enterprise products. Each of these companies pioneered the development of Free/Libre/Open Source Software (FLOSS) projects, including the Mulgara Semantic Store, Persistent URL (PURLs), Freemix and the Callimachus Project.
Bernadette served as CEO of Zepheira, a services firm focused on the library and healthcare/life sciences communities. Bernadette was CEO and co-founder and of Tucana Technologies Inc., a leading provider of graph based database technology. She lead the company’s successful exit via acquisition to Northrop Grumman in 2005.
Bernadette holds a BA Computer Science and Linguistics, University of California, Los Angeles.