Christian Fillies Christian Fillies is managing director and head of development of Semtation GmbH in Europe.    (2NJZ)

The company he co-founded in 2001 is a Microsoft Gold certified partner specialized in modeling solutions based on Visio and SharePoint. Semtation's modeling software SemTalk is used by customers such as Bayer, Siemens or Vattenfall as well as many consulting firms. The unique approach of SemTalk is the combination of business process modeling with ontological capabilities. However, he notes, many customers are still not committed to invest significant amount of effort in the elaboration of good ontologies, which are beyond common glossaries needed in process modeling scenarios.    (2NK0)