David Hyland-Wood is a writer, speaker and researcher. He is currently director of technology of Ephox, a software product company. He has contributed to the evolution of the World Wide Web since 1999, especially in the formation of standards and technologies for the Semantic Web. He has architected key aspects of the Web to include the Persistent Uniform Resource Locator (PURL) service and several Semantic Web databases and frameworks. David is the author of Linked Data: Structured data on the Web (Manning, 2013) and Programming Internet Email (O’Reilly, 1999) and editor of Linking Enterprise Data (Springer, 2010) and Linking Government Data (Springer, 2011).
David’s next book is Humanity: An Unauthorized Biography.
In his eclectic career, David has been a ship’s navigator, deep sea salvage engineer, aerospace engineer, university researcher and serial entrepreneur. David holds a Ph.D. in Software Engineering from University of Queensland, Australia; Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineer and MS in Astronautical Engineering from the U.S. Naval Postgraduate School and BS in Mechanical Engineering from the Virginia Military Institute.