May 13-14, 2014
Workshops May 12
New York Hilton Midtown
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Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Continental Breakfast
8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.

Oh, Shift! How Big Data Is Calling for an Enterprise Data Rethink
9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Anne Buff, Business Solutions Manager, SAS Best Practices, SAS Institute

The addition of Big Data does not negate the need, purpose, or existence of traditional business data. In many situations, Big Data adds to the value (and headaches) of existing data. SAS thought leader Anne Buff looks at how your enterprise search, data and content management, policymaking, oversight, and governance practices will shift (or not) as you add more data capabilities. She shares how, as you explore new insights and capabilities for customer engagement, you can exploit Big Data, recognize prospects for data monetization, and seize the opportunities of data’s ROI.

Enterprise Search in the Age of Big Data
[9:45 am - 10:00 am]
Dan Burke, Vice President, HP Autonomy

Is the search solution you are using today solving yesterday’s problems? As knowledge workers rely more on mobile, social, and cloud technologies to perform their jobs, the boundaries between personal and professional data are becoming blurred. Unstructured data, including video and other rich media, now forms a large portion of an enterprise’s information assets. How do these trends affect your enterprise search requirements? Find out what you can do to succeed in today’s information age.

Coffee Break in the Data Solutions Showcase
10:00 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.


Let’s look ahead to the future of searching, finding, and discovering—with mobile, in the cloud, via visualizations, and possible innovations waiting just around the corner.

C201: Going Mobile in the Enterprise
10:45 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Michael Weil, Director, Deloitte Financial Advisory Services LLP

Mobile devices present huge challenges within an organization. As these devices become ubiquitous, mixing personal and business applications, the enormity of preserving that information for discovery purposes far exceeds the burden of preserving data on hard drives and email inboxes. What steps can you take to reduce the burden of enterprise mobile device discovery?

C202: The Findability Framework - Establishing a Foundation for Knowledge-Driven Innovation
11:45 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Jeff Carr, Senior Manager, Search & Findability, Earley Information Science

Innovation by definition changes the way we do things and what we do every day in the enterprise is often dominated by data and information. Advances in technology offer the ability to create significant value. Knowledge-driven products are some of the most productive of our time. However, connecting people to the right information at the right time in the right context is critical to those products' success. This session introduces The Findability Framework, a methodology intended to provide a structured approach to establishing a foundation for enabling connected experiences.

Attendee Lunch in the Data Solutions Showcase
12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

C203: Search, Discovery, and the Cloud
2:00 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.
Jeff Fried, Director, Product Management, Intersystems
George Everitt, Founder, Applied Relevance
Miles Kehoe, Founder & President, New Idea Engineering
Nate Treloar, President & COO, Orbita

This illustrious panel looks to the cloud and its increasing dominance in the enterprise. Moving some applications to the cloud can create silos that search can bridge across. Computing and storage-intensive work, such as metadata extraction, content analytics, and multimedia processing, benefit from the cloud. What about hosted solutions and hybrid cloud approaches? Panelists shine their different lights on our cloudy future.

C204: Trending Now: Analytics and Graphs
3:00 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.
David Feng, Engagement Manager, Opencrowd
Patrick White, CEO and Co-founder, Synata

Search can be used to dramatically boost the performance of complex, workflow-driven enterprise applications or dashboard analytics that would otherwise be hindered from performance limitations of relational databases. Feng describes a company which uses search to provide analytics and drill-down capabilities on terabytes of government data and an investment bank which uses search to drive risk management applications on a global scale. White examines the impact of Facebook-style knowledge graph search, which is a game changer within the enterprise, calling it the beginning of a new era.

C205: Cognitive Computing: The Next Step for Search?
4:00 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.
Moderator: Susan E. Feldman, President, Synthexis
Nate Treloar, President & COO, Orbita
Craig Rhinehart, Director, IBM Software Solutions Group
Guy Mounier, Customer Matrix

To round out your Enterprise Search & Discovery experience, this closing panel discusses what cognitive computing is, what it isn’t, and why it represents an emerging disruption for IT and computing.  Search is a key part of this change, but search architecture and principles will play a role that goes well beyond the search box.  They talk about the new Synthexis-led initiative to define cognitive computing and the nascent market around it and ask for attendees to help in this “open source” endeavor.


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