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

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

8:00 a.m. - 8:45 a.m.
Continental Breakfast
8:45 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.
Keynote - Sparking Innovation: Human & Machine Learning & Knowledge Sharing
Susan E. Feldman, President, Synthexis

In order to innovate and succeed, organizations need to be flexible and fast, able to easily transfer and share knowledge. In years past, many industries used apprentices who learned from others’ knowledge. With cognitive computing now moving forward, how does knowledge sharing and learning change? Learn more about the possibilities and get a vision for the future!

9:45 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Keynote - Emerging Trends With Enterprise Search & Big Data
Kamran Khan, Managing Director, Accenture

Based on case study materials from recent search implementation projects, this presentation highlights examples of how the worlds of enterprise search and Big Data are converging and discusses the trends that we are seeing with some of the world’s leading enterprises.

10:00 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
Coffee Break in the Enterprise Solutions Showcase
10:45 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Tricking Users Into Entering Metadata
Robert L Bogue, President, Thor Projects LLC

The key problem with findability isn’t search; it’s getting users to enter the metadata the search system needs. How can you convince people to help you out? Robert Bogue has some sneaky tricks up his sleeve that will have people entering metadata without even realizing it. He uses SharePoint 2013/Office 365 as the live demonstration system, but the concepts apply to most content management systems as well. Think of some sample data to help test whether the tricks work or not.

11:45 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Dynamic Developments Debate
Moderator: Jeff Fried, Director, Product Management, Intersystems
Susan E. Feldman, President, Synthexis
Patrick White, CEO and Co-founder, Synata

The debate about graph search versus semantic search has grown more heated in the past year, as search companies such as Facebook, Google, and Microsoft move rapidly to develop new capabilities that will benefit enterprise customers. What are the implications of adding underlying structure to search engines? This panel of experts enlightens you as they explore the technology, applications, and implications of graph and semantic search.

12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Attendee Luncheon in the Enterprise Solutions Showcase
1:30 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.
Beyond Blue Links
Tom Reamy, Chief Knowledge Architect & Founder, KAPS Group, LLC, USA

We need more intelligent interactions with search results. Those lists of blue links just don’t cut it anymore. Although we’ve seen developments with more sophisticated, interactive displays with faceted navigation and personalization, we still seem stuck with lists of links. Tom Reamy provides some examples of how to move beyond those blue links to dynamically define sections of documents and applying analysis to those sections, surfacing content-driven significant themes or facets.

2:30 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.
Case Studies: Custom Search Applications
Derek Rodriguez, Managing Architect, Search Technologies
Bruce Johnson, Senior Library Information Systems Specialist, Policy & Standards Division, Library of Congress

Implementing a successful custom search application requires paying close attention to user needs. The Library of Congress' Cataloger's Desktop is a subscription-based, search-driven, online documentation service that indexes and presents hundreds of information resources used by librarians around the world. In this case-study presentation, learn how the Library of Congress redesigned Cataloger's Desktop, including a search engine migration and a new user interface to meet user needs and deliver increased value to subscribing institutions.

3:15 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Coffee Break - Last Chance to Visit the Exhibits
4:00 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.
Video: The Last Mile Challenge for Enterprise Search
Ari Bixhorn, Senior Vice President, Panopto, Inc.

Video is quickly becoming an essential tool for many organizations, which results in a growing internal video library and the necessity of creative ways to find a specific piece of content within that video library. The challenge of searching actual video content as opposed to metadata about the video is a challenge that new video search technologies are addressing.