Tuesday Keynotes


Welcome & Keynote - Entrepreneurial Skills for Knowledge Sharing

Tuesday, November 6: 8:45 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.

Sharing knowledge for enterprise success requires entrepreneurial skills, new ways of thinking and operating, continuous learning, and change. There are many new tools available, but it is the people and the culture of an organization that determine its ultimate success. Wilkinson interviewed 200 of today’s top entrepreneurs to distill what it takes to go from startup to scale in our rapidly changing economy. As leaders reinvent their approaches to digital transformation for organization survival in this economy, they can learn these fundamental skills, practice them, and pass them on. Join our accomplished researcher and speaker as she shares her framework and provides ways to master the skills that underlie entrepreneurial success.


, Founder & CEO, Ingenuity and Lecturer at Stanford Graduate School of Business; Author, The Creator’s Code: Six Essential Skills of Extraordinary Entrepreneurs


Keynote - Catching the Wave: Tools for Taxonomists & Information Users!

Tuesday, November 6: 9:45 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

The information industry is abuzz about emerging and maturing technologies often grouped under the ubiquitous rubric of AI, or with disruptive technologies such as blockchain, which may be poised to migrate from cryptocurrencies and cultivate business applications in other diverse activities. The growth of big data applications has produced a shift across the information landscape, challenging enterprises to rationalize the collision between information science and data science. Industries such as linked data, ontologies, and the semantic web have been impacted; in other industries, these technologies are perceived as academic. Clarke surveys industry trends before honing-in on practical applications and tools that taxonomists and others need to do their job.


, EVP Semantic Graph Technology, Squirro

Tuesday Sessions


Myth Busters: Can AI Really Change KM?

Tuesday, November 6: 10:45 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

So much hype surrounds artificial intelligence (AI) for knowledge management (KM) and search, but is it just a myth, or can AI technologies really impact our space? Kamran Khan breaks down the facts and walks you through how AI solutions such as natural language processing (NLP) are game-changers for better search and collaboration. Citing actual customer examples, Khan, along with Accenture’s Tracey Seward, explores why these are becoming essential tools for many new business functions and how to leverage them in your KM projects to discover and unlock more value from your unstructured data.


, Managing Director, Accenture

, Global Director of Innovation & Knowledge, Accenture


Voice Search & Natural Language Processing

Tuesday, November 6: 11:45 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Voice search seems to be in the ascendance. Simek discusses EY’s experience in implementing voice search and NLP using Bing Voice API and Microsoft’s LUIS app. The complex process involved the approach to the implementation, challenges encountered, how these challenges were addressed, change management topics, and the inevitable next steps. Hear about an actual case study regarding search and search metrics.


, Discover Search Product Manager, Global Markets - EY Knowledge, EY

, CEO and Co-Founder, eContext


Champagne Analytics on a Beer Budget

Tuesday, November 6: 1:45 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Running analytical queries across a large corpus of data, especially in parallel, normally requires an Apache Spark cluster. But that requires a big investment. What if you could perform high-end analytics without having to use Spark? Solr Streaming Expressions could be your new best friend. Solr’s Parallel SQL Interface is the heart of the system, which then enables logistic regression, parallel relational algebra, machine learning, anomaly detection, text classification, and more. Hoeffel surveys available capabilities.


, Software Engineering Manager, Polaris Alpha

, Director of Business Development, Ephesoft


Enterprise Search Learnings, Tactics, & Strategies

Tuesday, November 6: 2:45 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Enterprise search is challenging and implementing search, whether it’s upgrading an existing product, introducing a brand-new product, or tweaking the capabilities of your installed search, requires extensive planning. As expectations regarding search expand and as new types of information become searchable, the pressure is on to engage on both a tactical and strategic level to put search at the forefront of the enterprise’s digital future. One example is Systemware Content Cloud Find Engine.


, Group Product Manager, Machine Intelligence, Dropbox

, Regional Sales Manager, Systemware


Innovations in Search

Tuesday, November 6: 4:15 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

We’ve seen a great deal of innovation in the past few years, from bots to machine learning, AI, graphs, and cognitive services, all turbo-charged by rising cloud adoption. One important advance is visual search, which takes a radically different approach from existing offerings to solve relevancy problems by determining context from images. The usage of search is changing, indicating where future potentials for search optimization lies. Our experts help you look to the future.


, Senior Consultant, Raytion GmbH

, CEO & Co-Founder, France Labs

, CIO, City of Antibes and HP Compaq DigitalEquipment OrangeLabs


Networking Happy Hour in the Enterprise Solutions Showcase

Tuesday, November 6: 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

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