Call for Speakers

Old Problems, New Solutions

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Deadline: Extended to April 29

Search is evolving. It's gaining new names, such as insight engines and cognitive search. Cognitive computing, semantic technologies, graph architectures, artificial intelligence, big data, machine learning, and speech recognition are but some of the new technologies that are changing the search experience. User interfaces are also transforming to satisfy user search behavior.

The biggest problem with search? People not finding what they want. It could be your staff, your customers, or other stakeholders. Another old problem is not understanding the context of a query. Plus, you still don't want people finding data they shouldn't see—confidential documents, outdated policies, or discontinued products. New technologies and new approaches to search solve these problems—or at least come close.

How have you found new solutions to old problems?

Whether you equate enterprise search to insight engines, cognitive search, knowledge discovery solutions, enhanced discoverability, or something else, we want to hear from you. New technologies, next-generation information access, innovation acceleration, and novel approaches to search and discovery are on the agenda for 2018. Got some ideas on improving search speed and relevancy, how search results should look, or choosing one technology over another? What about your thoughts on information governance or the effect of mobile devices and the cloud on search and discovery?

Be Part of Enterprise Search & Discovery 2018!

We seek dynamic speakers who can discuss the technical aspects of enterprise search and discovery as well as the business implications of successful deployments. We are also looking for people to present half-day workshops. 

We invite you to submit a proposal to participate in this exciting conference. Click here to submit your proposal. The deadline for submitting proposals has been extended to April 29, 2018.

The audience at Enterprise Search & Discovery is well-informed and tech-savvy. We're looking for speakers who can “wow” this audience with their insights into designing enterprise search and discovery so that it empowers business operations, enhances user experience, and allows workplace innovation to occur. We would like a mix of formal presentations and interactive panel participation. Case studies of search (both internal and customer-facing), social networks, ecommerce, or any combination thereof are particularly welcome. Feel free to suggest something different from the normal conference presentation.

Possible topics (but don't let this limit your imagination!):

  • Search and discovery technologies
  • Open source adoption
  • Big Data analysis
  • Voice search
  • Predictive analytics
  • Visual search
  • Social enterprise search
  • Graph technology
  • Enterprise apps
  • Cognitive search
  • Technology disruption
  • Risk versus return
  • Impact of cloud technologies
  • Business intelligence
  • Data and information governance
  • Extracting value from existing data
  • Enhancing user experience
  • Implementation case studies
  • Collaboration
  • Establishing context
  • Artificial intelligence
  • Disruptive enterprise technologies
  • Internal search optimization
  • Security
  • Managing migrations
  • Upgrading technologies
  • Search algorithms
  • Hybrid architectures
  • Search and discovery trends
  • Site search
  • Building a business case
  • Ensuring relevance
  • Insight engines
  • Data lakes, data hubs
  • Machine learning
  • Maintaining and searching repositories
  • Data science
  • Managing user expectations
  • Meaning extraction
  • Regulatory compliance
  • Hybrid architectures
  • Search and discovery implementations in your enterprise

How to Submit a Proposal

If you would like to be considered as a speaker, please submit your ideas here. We will review submissions as they arrive, so don't delay in submitting your ideas! If you are a search/discovery vendor, please contact us about sponsor presentations and other sponsorship opportunities, or please pass this along to one of your customers to encourage them to present their case study using your products.

We look forward to receiving your ideas and suggestions before the submission deadline of April 29, 2018.

Marydee Ojala
Program Director, Enterprise Search and Discovery
Editor-in-Chief, OnlineSearcher

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