Richard Wallis, distinguished thought leader in Semantic Web and Linked Data, joined OCLC in 2012 as Technology Evangelist to focus and share Linked Data developments. He has been at the forefront of the emergence of these technologies in the information world for over 20 years.
He is Chair of the W3C Schema Bib Extend Community Group and evangelist for the adoption of Linked Data in libraries and wider Web. He has an international reputation for insightful and entertaining keynote sessions at library, Web, and Semantic Web focused events. He is a pragmatist who believes in searching for implementable solutions.