Enterprise Search Europe – Conference Programme

Wednesday, 15 May 2013

09.00 - 09.15
Welcome and Introduction to the Conference Themes
Martin White, Managing Director, Intranet Focus Ltd, UK
Welcome from Valentin Richter
Valentin Richter, CEO, Raytion GmbH
09.15 - 10.00
KEYNOTE: The Six Drivers for Search Quality
Ed Dale, Search Services Manager, EY Knowledge, EY

Ed Dale’s keynote speech will give delegates a process which they can adopt and use to improve the performance of their search applications, based on his own experience of being the business owner of search at Ernst & Young. He will talk about what he regards as the Six Drivers for Search Quality. These are: indexing the correct content; improving content findability; search engine algorithm tuning; search result UI improvement; contextual relevancy and pervasive search experience. He will set out the background on how he has developed and improved these drivers in his own work, and describes some of the projects that the team at Ernst & Young have undertaken.

10.00 - 10.30
The 2013 Survey of Global Enterprise Search Implementations
Kristian Norling, Founder & CEO, Norling & Company

Following the opening keynote on search implementation Kristian Norling will present the results from the 2013 Findwise Search and Findability survey. This global survey seeks to give an insight into the current state of search implementation from both a business and technology perspective. What do search managers around the world see as opportunities? What trends should you be aware of in the year ahead?

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10.30 - 11.10
Coffee Break
11.10 - 12.20
The Language of Discovery: A Toolkit for Designing Big Data Interfaces and Interactions
Joseph Lamantia, UX Lead: Discovery Products and Services, Oracle Endeca
Information Wayfinding: A New Era of Discovery
Tyler Tate, Lead Designer, TwigKit

No matter how powerful the underlying technology the challenges of presenting a highly usable interface are considerable. The presentations in this session look at the principles of information discovery and how these can be used to create effective interfaces for both enterprise search and big data applications.

12.20 - 13.00
Big Data vs Search
Stephen E. Arnold, Managing Director, ArnoldIT.com

Stephen Arnold considers the similarities and differences between ‘big data’ and ‘enterprise search’ and explores the implications for search managers and for search vendors.

13.00 - 14.20
14.20 - 15.20
Panel Session: Open Source Search: Trends and Opportunities
Moderator: Charlie Hull, Managing Consultant, OpenSource Connections, UK
Eric Pugh, Principal, OpenSource Connections
Daniel Lee, CEO & Co Founder, Artirix

This panel session looks at how open source search is developing, and highlights what this means for search managers. What are the trends that you need to be aware of, and how are they likely to impact on search implementations in the future?

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15.20 - 15.50
Coffee Break
Track ATrack B
15.50 - 17.00
Open Source Search
Moderator: Charlie Hull, Managing Consultant, OpenSource Connections, UK

In the first of two case studies, Cedric Ulmer discusses how the city of Antibes used an open source enterprise search solution for its intranet search needs. René Kriegler will reveal how a German shopping portal implemented a process of continuous search monitoring and improvement using metrics and tools which made the most of open source.

CASE STUDY: City of Antibes gives Open Source Search to its Employees
Cedric Ulmer, CEO, France Labs
Patrick Duverger, CIO, City of Antibes HP Compaq DigitalEquipment OrangeLabs
CASE STUDY: shopping24: Continuous Search Monitoring and Improvement using Open Source
Dennis Kallerhoff, Head of Operations, shopping24internet group
René Kriegler, Independent Search Consultant
15.50 - 17.00
Moderator: Valentin Richter, CEO, Raytion GmbH

Microsoft has announced major enhancements to the search application in SharePoint 2013. The two talks in this session set out the benefits of these enhancements and consider what the implications are for organisations considering if, and when, to upgrade from SharePoint 2010 to SharePoint 2013.

The Things You Need to Know about SharePoint 2013 Search
Matthew Willsmore, Senior Technical Consultant, Search Technologies
Search Based Applications with SharePoint 2013
Agnes Molnar, CEO, Search Explained, Hungary

As the Enterprises grow, having more and more information stored in the various back-end and Content Management Systems, Search Based Applications get more and more importance and emphasis. SharePoint 2013 has countless new features and capabilities to provide contextually valuable information to every segment of your business.

In this topic, I'm going through several real world scenarios, highlighting the most important use cases, options and solution patters to provide a practical overview of the Search capabilities of Microsoft's latest platform.

17.00 - 18.00
Drinks Reception

An opportunity to catch up with fellow delegates,  speakers and sponsors and continue the discussions of the day.

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Platinum Sponsor
Raytion GmbH
Gold Sponsors
Silver Sponsors
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Lanyard Sponsor
Funnelback UK Ltd
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Media Sponsors
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