Michael Atkin
Michael Atkin has over 30 years of experience as a strategic analyst to financial institutions, regulators and market authorities on the principles, practices and operational realities of data management. Mike has served as a senior advisor to several regulatory bodies in both the US and Europe. He was the founder of the Enterprise Data Management Council and is currently a director of the Enterprise Knowledge Graph Foundation. Experience with KG Atkin refers to himself as a global advocate for content standards. He’s been helping the financial industry develop a formal ontology about financial instruments, entities and processes since 2008. When speaking of his experience with Knowledge graphs, Atkin framed his point in this way: “Our system-of-record for the Financial Industry Business Ontology (FIBO) is RDF/OWL – the building block for knowledge graph”.

2021 Panel: KGs Adoption in Finance


2019 Talk: Knowledge graph potential

Atkin refers Knowledge graphs as the mechanism for managing interconnectivity of data. Formal ontology enables us to capture precise meaning. Ontologies expressed in Web standards (RDF and OWL) allow for flexible query. Knowledge graph is the term of art to describe this confluence of precision and analytical flexibility – and is one of the most important developments for the representation of knowledge.