Denny Vrandečić is the founder of Wikidata. Today, he works is the Head of Special Projects at the Wikimedia Foundation, where he leads the Abstract Wikipedia and Wikifunctions project. He is the co-inventor of Semantic MediaWiki and was an Ontologist for the Knowledge Graph at Google. He is a former member of the Board of Trustees of the Wikimedia Foundation. He received his PhD at the KIT on his research in Semantic Web technologies.