Call for Speakers

Deadline is May 1

Exploring the Rapidly Changing Landscape of Search & Discovery

Exciting developments are radically transforming enterprise search and leading to exhilarating approaches to knowledge discovery. We’re saying goodbye to search based on keywords and welcoming AI-based alternatives, sometimes combining older and newer technologies for the best results. Generative AI, machine learning, knowledge graphs, semantic and contextual query understanding, data security, techniques to boost relevancy, customized apps, and conversational AI have caught the attention of developers and non-technical people alike. At this, the 20th year of Enterprise Search & Discovery, we’ll examine the challenges and glories of new technologies and apply them to real world situations.

If you are involved in enterprise search and discovery, you can contribute to your colleagues’ knowledge and understanding of today’s search world by sharing your stories at Enterprise Search & Discovery 2023.

The recognition of the importance of search and its impact on the future of the enterprise and its employees cannot be downplayed. Discovering knowledge necessary to work smarter and faster comes down to findability and relevance. Not only do people need correct answers to their questions, they need them quickly. Hybrid work environments result in altered workflows so that enhanced search and discovery technologies become imperative. Aligning technology with user needs and behaviors puts people at the center of search.

At the Enterprise Search & Discovery conference, we want to explore how you're exploring the rapidly changing landscape of search and discovery. What have you done that worked, what changes have you made, what technologies have you adopted, what content has become intelligently searchable, what discoveries about justifying search have you made, and how have you adjusted to changing work environments? How are you managing new expectations regarding collaboration, accessibility, bias, and diversity? How is enterprise search in your organizations delivering impactful insights? How are you intelligently implementing (or re-implementing) search?

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 on topics related to enterprise search and discovery.

Share Your Knowledge

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.

Click here to submit your proposal. The deadline for submitting a proposal is May 1, 2023.

Possible topics (but don't let this limit your imagination!):

  • Search and discovery technologies
  • Vector search
  • Data analysis
  • Spoken search
  • Predictive analytics
  • BERT and MUM
  • Visual search
  • Social enterprise search
  • Graph technology
  • Enterprise apps
  • GPT 3 and beyond
  • Technology disruption
  • SharePoint search
  • Impact of cloud technologies
  • Business intelligence
  • Data and information governance
  • Extracting value from existing data
  • Enhancing user experience
  • Generative AI
  • Implementation case studies
  • Collaboration
  • Search as conversation
  • Establishing context
  • Neural networks
  • Open NLP
  • Intelligent content
  • Disruptive enterprise technologies
  • Internal search optimization
  • Security
  • Managing migrations
  • Dealing with digital transformation
  • Upgrading technologies
  • Search algorithms
  • Success stories
  • Impact of AI
  • Hybrid architectures
  • Search quality
  • Site search
  • Business justification
  • Models for relevance ranking
  • Insight engines
  • Security and access control
  • Content analytics
  • Semantic search
  • Machine learning
  • Maintaining and searching repositories
  • Data science
  • Managing user expectations
  • Meaning extraction
  • Regulatory compliance
  • Analyzing log files
  • Diversity
  • 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 May 1, 2023.

Conference Organizer

Enterprise Search & Discovery is organized and produced by Information Today, Inc., a diversified digital media and print publisher and conference and events organizer and producer. Our mission is to deliver world-class content in a variety of formats and serve our audiences with the information they need to make informed and critical decisions for their organizations.

Program Director

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

Marydee Ojala is Editor-in-Chief of Online Searcher (the successor journal to ONLINE) and writes its business research column ("The Dollar Sign"). She also edits the ILI365 eNews newsletter. She has contributed feature articles and news stories to Information Today, Searcher, EContent, Computers in Libraries, KM World,Business Information Review, and Information Today's NewsBreaks. A long-time observer of the information industry, she speaks frequently at national and international conferences. She plans conference programs for WebSearch University presents Searcher Academy, Enterprise Search & Discovery, Data Summit, AI & Machine Learning Summit, and Internet Librarian International. Her professional career began at BankAmerica Corporation, San Francisco, directing a worldwide program of research and information services. She established her independent information research business in 1987. Her undergraduate degree is from Brown University and her MLS was earned at the University of Pittsburgh.

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