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Richard Wallis

Talis Group Ltd.

Richard Wallis has been with the UK's leading Library Systems and Semantic Web technology company, Talis, for over twenty years. This coupled with his passion for and involvement with new and emerging technology trends, gives him a unique perspective of the issues challenging Information professionals today. As a Technology Evangelist he is at the forefront in promoting, explaining, and applying new and emerging Web and Semantic Web technologies in the wider information domain. Richard is an active blogger and regular podcaster in the Talking with Talis series.Talis started 40 years ago as a co-operative working on data management and sharing. Based at the University of Birmingham, Talis applied the latest technology to the ongoing task of keeping their libraries in order. 40 years on, Talis has grown to become the UK market leader in library management, and has kept at its core the idea of shared innovation through technology.