November 3 - 5, 2015
Workshops November 2
JW Marriott Washington DC
search • discover • inform • deliver • connect

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Call for Speakers

Delivering on the Promise of Search

Promises, promises! For years, enterprise search has promised to increase information discoverability, enhance corporate performance and profitability, and transform workplaces. It's time to deliver on these promises!

New technologies, next generation information access, and novel approaches to search and discovery are on the agenda for 2015. We'll look at how to improve speed and relevancy, sound the death knell to those dreaded "blue lists" of results, and debate the merits of various technologies. We'll consider the role of information governance as it affects search and discovery. We'll investigate the intriguing challenges presented by mobile devices. And you can be part of this!

We seek dynamic speakers who can speak not only about the technical aspects of enterprise search but also about the business implications of successful deployments. We are also looking for people to present half-day workshops. This is an exhilarating time for enterprise-wide innovations, as they directly affect mission-critical operations.

The many aspects of search and discovery include customers finding products, companies monetizing real time activities, and organizations maximizing the data they own. Leveraging internal data in light of cloud computing, outcome-based metrics, adaptive filtering, taxonomy and metadata tools, predictive analysis, open source, knowledge graphs, and mobile delivery raises people's expectations for search and discovery. Add Big Data into the mix and we have many promises on which to deliver! Let's rethink how to handle search, databases, analysis, and decision-making. Contribute your experiences, your knowledge, your insights, and your successes at Enterprise Search & Discovery 2015.

How have information search and discovery issues and challenges affected you? Have you found a solution that works well in your environment? Have you switched technologies, formulated new strategies, or moved to different platforms? Has findability increased within your organization? Are you adopting different approaches to search and discovery? How are you measuring success?

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 a formal presentations and interactive panel participation. Case studies of search (both internal and customer facing), social networks, ecommerce, or any combination 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
  • Searching big data and open data repositories
  • Open source adoption
  • Big Data analysis
  • New information from old data
  • Graph search
  • Semantic search
  • Unstructured data
  • Predictive analysis
  • Visual analysis
  • Social enterprise search
  • Mobile discovery services
  • Enterprise apps
  • Search frameworks
  • Implementation case studies
  • Data mining
  • Text mining
  • Information governance
  • Enterprise search implementations in your industry
  • Security
  • Managing migrations
  • ROI
  • Real time decision processing
  • Hybrid technologies
  • Video, audio in the enterprise
  • Technology disruption
  • Managing Big Data
  • Cloud technologies
  • Innovative enterprise technologies
  • Data science
  • Business intelligence
  • Predictive analysis
  • Risk versus return
  • Extracting value from existing data
  • Collaboration
  • Upgrading technologies
  • Search algorithms
  • The Internet of Things as it affects the enterprise
  • Disruptive enterprise technologies
  • Internal search engine optimization
  • User expectations
  • Hybrid architectures
  • High value resource
  • Meaning extraction
  • Enterprise technology trends

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 March 27, 2015.

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