MAY 20-21, 2008
New York, NY
New York Hilton Midtown
search • discover • inform • deliver • connect
SOLVING YOUR FINDABILITY DILEMMA

ENTERPRISE SEARCH SUMMIT is a highly intense, in-depth, 2-day conference that covers how to develop, implement and enhance cutting-edge internal search capabilities. If you are an information manager or IT or search professional, ENTERPRISE SEARCH SUMMIT is where you will learn strategies and build the skill sets you need to make your organization’s content not only searchable but "findable."

The emphasis for ENTERPRISE SEARCH SUMMIT 2008 is on “extending search,” as search becomes not just an application but a major computing platform. The agenda focuses on how enterprise search software and related applications really work inside organizations and covers the complex issues and problems that challenge experienced search managers. Expert speakers tackle tough topics such as tuning search to deliver optimum results, making the most of search logs and analytics, applying Web services solutions to metadata challenges, developing topic maps, and much more. Breakout sessions pack more hours of programming into the concentrated conference schedule and give you the chance to select topics of special interest to customize your conference experience.

ENTERPRISE SEARCH SUMMIT delivers the skills and knowledge you need to implement, manage, and enhance search in your organization.


Who Should Attend

  • Search managers
  • Intranet/portal managers
  • IT managers
  • Information & knowledge architects
  • Taxonomists
  • Content managers
  • Web publishers & developers
  • Information professionals
  • Knowledge management professionals
  • Anyone who is responsible for organizing, managing, and retrieving internal and/or external information

What You Will Learn

  • Get the nuts and bolts you need to make search work.
  • Learn from the experience of hands-on information managers that are implementing search software and getting results.
  • Learn how to maximize your existing investments
  • Be equipped to make wise decisions about enhancements and new investments.
  • Hear case studies from practicing enterprise search professionals.
  • Explore search as part of Information Architecture and Knowledge Management.
  • Understand when and why to use taxonomies and metadata in enterprise search.
  • Get briefed on emerging search strategies, tools, and developments.
  • Network and share ideas with other knowledge, technology, and information managers with similar needs and concerns.

Keynote Speakers


Martin White
Managing Director, Intranet Focus Ltd

Susan E. Feldman
CEO, Synthexis, Cognitive Computing Consortium

Kevin A. Dana
Collaboration Applications Capability Lead, Accenture Interactive

Sam Detweiler
Vice President, Technical Support, Systems, Computer Associates

Kenneth M. Ritchhart
CIO, Customs and Border Protection, U.S. Department of Homeland Security