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Richard Pinder

Director Smartlogic
Location: London, UK


Richard is a Director and Co-Founder of Smartlogic. He has 20 years experience in the knowledge and information management industry and has worked for a breadth of organizations from Eastman Kodak to small start ups, SilverStream Software (since bought by Novell). Focusing on helping clients build business cases, sell the business value inside organisations and help build strategic roadmaps, Richard is very well placed to help teams at the tipping point of business change. Specialising specifically on subjects such “findability”, and applying taxonomies and ontologies into real life business applications he is capable of bringing to the table many case studies. These include: Yell. Com – Working with the CTO of Yell, an agreement was made to co-develop and co-fund a product called Thes Builder (now Ontology Manager). Some 5 years on the product remains central to both Yell’s and Smartlogic’s business; UK Government Sector – Having recognised a key compliance issue in UK Government, including eGMS (eGovernment Metadata Standards), Richard worked with over 50 local and central government organisations to help them implement a solution; McClatchy-Tribune Information Services – Working with their executive team Richard has been helping them to fundamentally change their Information management strategy; UK Parliament – Richard has been working with the House of Parliament for the last year to help re-engineer their Library Thesaurus Management solution. As well as having knowledge of Smartlogic’s solution and the technologies that surrounds it: Content Management Solutions, such as SharePoint and Enterprise Search Engines such as Google and FAST, he also has experience in consultancy. Having run a 15 man consulting organisation, TFPL, he has worked on as range of projects including a Content Migration Project for Clifford Chance (Global Lawyer Firm) and an design, build and implementation of a new taxonomy into Unison (UK’s largest Trade Union).