Uche Ogbuji, partner at Zepheira, is a Computer Engineer (B.Sc. 1994, Milwaukee School of Engineering) specializing in integration of next-generation Web systems with established enterprise data technology. He's a leading expert in data design and distributed systems. He's worked with XML, RDF and Web Services since their inception. He co-develops 4Suite, Amara and related open-source tools XML, RDF and Web development. He is lead designer of the Versa query language for RDF, and several other influential technical reports. He is columnist for IBM developerWorks, Application Development Trends and XML.com. He has written over 300 articles on XML, Web Services and RDF in recognized publications, and speaks extensively at conferences worldwide.