May 13-14, 2014
Workshops May 12
New York Hilton Midtown
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Call for Speakers

Call for Speakers
The Call for Speaker is now open
Click here to submit your proposal.

Enterprises wanting to leverage internal data to enhance profitability and deliver excellent services need discovery mechanisms as well as enterprise search. It's no longer about merely searching for information within the firewall—it's about customers finding products, companies monetizing real time activities, and organizations maximizing the data they own. Deploying an enterprise search engine is rarely sufficient. It needs to be tweaked or replaced based on changing requirements.

The advent of Big Data causes enterprises to rethink how they handle search, databases, analysis, and decision making. Cloud computing, outcome-based metrics, adaptive filtering, taxonomy and metadata tools, predictive analysis, open source, knowledge graphs, and mobile delivery raise people's expectations for search and discovery. Implementing search and discovery that works for the realities of your business, your users, and your work environment presents many challenges.

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?

Come share your knowledge, your approaches, and your experiences at the 10th annual Enterprise Search and Discovery Conference in New York City on May 13-14, 2014 or apply to present a workshop on May 12, 2014.

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. This is an exhilarating time for enterprise-wide innovations, as they directly affect mission-critical operations.

We invite you to submit a proposal to participate in this exciting conference. Click here to submit your proposal. The deadline for submitting proposals is December 13, 2013.

The audience at Enterprise Search and 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 technologies
  • Searching big data and open data repositories
  • Open source adoption
  • Big Data analysis
  • New information from old data
  • Hadoop
  • NoSQL
  • HBase
  • 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
  • Security
  • Managing migrations
  • ROI
  • Enterprise search implementations in financial service, insurance, pharmaceutical, or media organizations
  • 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

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 December 13, 2013.

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


Rick Smolan
CEO, Against All Odds Productions
Anne Buff
Thought Leader, SAS