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

Thursday, November 5, 2015

8:00 a.m. - 8:45 a.m.
Continental Breakfast
9:00 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.
Keynote - Learn It! Do It! Share It!
Carla O'Dell, CEO, APQC

Knowledge management is in the business of helping organizations learn, use, and remember— the antidote to corporate amnesia. O’Dell shares APQC research aimed at helping organizations get smarter. She talks about the need for speed and ways of accelerating learning. Get KM best practices you can use to nudge people in your organization. Grab O’Dell’s nuggets of information for those who are at the beginning of their KM journey, those who are in the messy middle of their efforts, and those who are operating in mature KM marketplaces. Good tips for all!

9:45 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Keynote - Finding the Needle in the Haystack With Enterprise Search
Alon Mei-raz, Senior Product Manager, Hewlett-Packard

Enterprises have increasing volumes of human-generated information ripe with critical insight waiting to be unlocked. But searching for meaningful information using traditional search technologies can come up short. Until now. Learn how next-generation enterprise search capabilities enable businesses and universities alike to extract meaning and, more importantly, business value from growing volumes of videos, emails, documents, free-form text, and more.

10:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.
Coffee Break
10:15 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Moving Enterprise Search to the Cloud
Moderator: Patrick White, CEO and Co-founder, Synata

Is this the Year of the Cloud, the year when enterprise search takes hold in the cloud? This panel of experts, including a cloud SAAS vendor, a traditional enterprise search vendor, and an implementation consultant, discuss the pros and cons, security, implications, and usability. What types of clouds are there (public cloud, SAAS, private cloud) and what different deployment options exist?

11:15 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Language of Search
Gudrun Magnusdottir, CSO, Coreon GmbH
Jochen Hummel, CEO, Coreon GmbH
Mark Schmelzenbach, Chief Technical Officer, Attensity

The need to facilitate the process of analytic search is particularly evident where corporations are being drowned in content and internal communications in multiple languages. Translation of every piece of content is not cost effective and doesn’t scale. Intelligent answers require a solution that embeds multiple language ontologies in search. Even when content is in only one language, English, the rise of social enterprise search must accommodate slang, sarcasm, and irony. NLP, natural language processing, helps disambiguate online search and discovery as well as provide social sentiment analysis.

12:00 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.
Attendee Luncheon & Keynote - Cognitive Knowledge: Emerging Solutions
Heather Richards, Transversal Corporation Ltd.

Richards talks about a new generation of solutions emerging around cognitive knowledge. She discusses how advancements in technology are being used to understand, predict, and almost mimic human behavior, making it simpler to connect people to knowledge.

1:15 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Global R&D Search at Allergan-Actavis
Jeff Fried, Director, Product Management, Intersystems
Steve Shimek, Director of R&D Information Management, Allergan-Actavis

Allergan-Actavis, a global pharmaceutical company, developed an R&D search product, which fields a new information retrieval solution based on Microsoft SharePoint 2013 that provides users with a single access point to content across many sources, including internal, SaaS, and external syndicated content. Steve Shimek walks through the project from inception and business justification to implementation and lessons learned.

2:15 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Creating ROI for Information Governance
Linda G. Sharp, Associate General Counsel, ZL Technologies
Joshua Rattan, Director, PwC

It’s no secret that companies need to have control over their data. But too often it seems that an information governance initiative presents an insurmountable obstacle in the form of a major additional expense. Linda Sharp provides ideas on where to derive resources to create an ROI for information governance initiatives when there is no budget and no money to be had. Get your creative juices flowing!

3:15 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Future of Search
Miles Kehoe, Founder & President, New Idea Engineering

We’ve heard about the deficiencies of search results as lists of blue links; about graph, semantic, and cloud technologies; about video and visualizations; but what about the future of search? Where do Kibana and Silk fit in? What of apps that support saved queries? And then there’s Big Data—how will that impact enterprise search and discovery? Miles Kehoe addresses all the ways that search can be used to power valuable and powerful applications, including alerting, analytics, and mapping.

4:15 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Closing Keynote - Insights, Ideas, & Innovation
Gary Klein, Senior Scientist, MacroCognition LLC

As a researcher, writer and practitioner, our speaker discusses five ideas for increasing discoveries, describes the insight stance—a mental set we adopt for encountering new ideas and events, and looks at how it might help organizations improve their level of innovation.