First Retail Announces Innovation in a Box

First Retail Announces Innovation in a Box

First Retail to offer SemanticETL™ and data application services, transforming the way big enterprise works with big data.

SAN FRANCISCO – (June 7, 2011) — Semantic Technology Conference 2011 – First Retail, provider of big data analytics solutions for the enterprise, announces a new service to enable companies to more effectively leverage the benefits of semantic technology.

While semantic technology has been lauded as the “next big thing” for several years now, it has failed to realize broad adoption in many of the business sectors where it can make the biggest impact. Reasons for this vary from company to company, but a common challenge is a lack of internal expertise coupled with a shortage of resources required to assess and deploy effective semantic solutions. First Retail has set out to address just this challenge with the introduction of First Retail Innovation-in-a-Box™.

Over the course of the past year, First Retail has been delivering big data analytics and complex research and development projects to Fortune 100™ leaders in communications, retail, and technology. Using proprietary methodologies and products including SemanticETL and SessionCam™, First Retail teams with a company’s own engineers to create a scalable, cost-effective framework for Web scale data analysis and strategic product development, improving business performance and driving competitive advantage.

“Working with some of the world’s largest companies has given us valuable behind-the-scenes insight into the challenges of managing big data in a real-world context, as well as critical understanding of the very real returns new technology investments must demonstrate,” says Gam Dias, co-founder of First Retail. “This, together with our deep technical expertise and direct experience in global management and strategy, enables First Retail to quickly evaluate how applied semantic technologies can help achieve an organization’s business goals.”

First Retail will be discussing Real-Time Semantic ETL at the 2011 Semantic Technology conference in San Francisco on Tuesday, June 7 at 2:40PM PDT, and will be presenting Innovation-in-a-Box during the poster session on Wednesday, June 8 from 10:45AM to 3:45PM PDT. To learn more, or to set up a conversation, please visit or email the team at

About First Retail:

First Retail is transforming the way big enterprise works with big data. Through products and services including First Retail SemanticETL™, SessionCam™, and the newly launched Innovation-in-a-Box™, First Retail applies deep domain expertise in advanced machine learning, global business intelligence, and the semantic Web to solve complex real-time data challenges and deliver real business results. Based in the Silicon Valley, it is privately held, and counts Fortune100™ communications, retail, and technology companies as clients. For more information, please visit

First Retail: An Obsession with Applied Data.

Show Press Contact:
Celine Takatsuno
Gracepoint, Inc for First Retail

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