Andreas Blumauer is co-founder of punkt. netServices (established in 1998), a Vienna based provider of knowledge management systems and semantic technologies. He is lecturer at several universities in the area of semantic knowledge management. In 2003 he founded the Semantic Web Company which is a consultancy company for Semantic Web with a focus on technology consulting, media economy and metadata management. He has an academic background in Computer Science and Business Administration. Andreas edited two compendia on the Semantic Web for Springer which were released as one of the first books on that topic for the German speaking community. Andreas currently works in several consulting projects for customers in the financial sector, media industry and engineering industry.