2019 Call for Speakers

Impactful Insights, Intelligent Implementations

Submit your proposal

Deadline is April 26

Expectations for search have never been higher. People want enterprise search to go beyond simply delivering relevant results—although that remains a challenge. They want insights and analysis. They want intuitive knowledge seeking. They want instant gratification. And they’re not all that interested in actual searching. Information should flow to them instantaneously, seamlessly, and without effort on their part.

How are you managing these new expectations? How is enterprise search in your organizations delivering impactful insights? How are you intelligently implementing (or re-implementing) search? Given that end users may not truly understand the underlying complexities, it’s up to search professionals to examine developments in search technology that will not only satisfy but delight users.

How can we turn the promise of new interfaces, particularly voice search, and AI technologies, such as machine learning, semantic and graph search, bots, and predictive analytics, into reality?

Now in its 15th year, the Enterprise Search & Discovery conference is looking for your expertise and your lessons learned with search and discovery. 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 2019. 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?

Share Your Knowledge

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 speakers to present half-day workshops.

Click here to submit your proposal. The deadline for submitting a proposal is April 26, 2019.

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
  • Graph search
  • Visual search
  • Social enterprise search
  • Graph technology
  • Enterprise apps
  • Cognitive search
  • Technology disruption
  • SharePoint search
  • 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 26, 2019.

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

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