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Call for Speakers: Enterprise Search Summit 2010

November 13th, 2009 · No Comments · Uncategorized

I’m no longer in the enterprise search business, but I know that many readers here are. If you are one of those readers, then I strongly encourage you to consider participating in the Enterprise Search Summit, which will take place next May in New York. I presented there last year and enjoyed the opportunity to meet fellow presenters and attendees. You can read my recap of the event.

The deadline for proposal submission is November 30th–you only have to submit a 250-word abstract.

Here is the call for proposals:

We seek dynamic speakers who can talk knowledgeably about detailed aspects of how to implement and maximize search within an organization. Search can no longer be viewed as a stand-alone application. It is increasingly part of everything we do and has become the de facto gateway to information in the enterprise. This year’s Summit will examine the ways to leverage search tools, information architecture, classification, and other strategies and technologies to deliver meaningful results—not just in terms of information, but to the bottom line.

Ours is a well-informed, tech-savvy audience, so proposals should be specific and detailed. Consider topic such as:

  • Integrating search into enterprise systems and workflow
  • Customizing your search solution/ Task-specific search
  • Compliance, records management, and eDiscovery with effective search
  • Migrating your search engine
  • Social search and social tagging strategies & solutions
  • Search-enabled decision making
  • Business intelligence, data mining
  • Search as the gateway to enterprise information
  • Optimizing the interface and user experience
  • Navigational tools—context, facets, entity extraction, clustering, and visualization
  • Emerging trends, the future of search
  • Overcoming information overload
  • Categorization techniques
  • Semantic Search
  • Query Federation & Federated Search
  • Enhancing an existing solution

If you represent a company that has an enterprise search software product, your best bet to be on our program is to collaborate with a customer to submit a case study to be presented by them, following the guidelines above.

If you need more information–or more time–I encourage you to reach out directly to Michelle Manafy, the conference chair.

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