MAY 15-16, 2012
New York, NY
New York Hilton Midtown
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Susan E. Feldman
Cognitive Computing Consortium

Sue Feldman is founder and CEO of Synthexis, a consulting firm that provides business advisory services to vendors and buyers of cognitive computing, search and text analytics technologies.   She speaks frequently at industry events on topics such as trends in computing, conversational systems, big data technologies, and the hidden costs of information work. In 2014, she led a coalition of industry experts to define cognitive computing (see She wrote the chapter on search engines for the Encyclopedia of Library and Information Science, and was the first editor of the IEEE Computer Society's Digital Library News. Sue’s clients rely on her for strategic advice and business coaching, as well as for her wide network of contacts in the industry. In her book, The Answer Machine (Morgan & Claypool, 2012), Sue discusses the technologies behind information seeking and analysis, and their central role in the future of computing.

In 2014 she co-founded the Cognitive Computing Consortium (, a forum for practitioners, researchers and vendors of cognitive systems to exchange ideas, promote cognitive computing, and discuss its use.

Before founding Synthexis, Sue was Vice President for Search and Discovery Technologies at IDC (International Data Corporation), where she directed research on the technologies and markets for search, text analytics, categorization, translation, mobile and rich media search. Prior to coming to IDC, Ms. Feldman was founder and president of Datasearch, an independent technology advisory firm, where she consulted on usability and on information retrieval technologies. She is a founder and former president of the Association of Independent Information Professionals, a member of the Association for Computing Machinery, and has won numerous research and writing awards.

Ms. Feldman holds degrees from Cornell University in linguistics and from the University of Michigan in information science. 

Sessions by Susan E. Feldman
Enterprise Search & Discovery 2015
Wednesday, November 4, 2015
Keynote 8:45 a.m. - 9:45 a.m. Keynote - Sparking Innovation: Human & Machine Learning & Knowledge Sharing
11:45 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Dynamic Developments Debate

Enterprise Search and Discovery 2014
Wednesday, May 14, 2014
4:00 p.m. - 4:45 p.m. C205: Cognitive Computing: The Next Step for Search?

Enterprise Search Summit Spring 2013
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
10:15 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. Search Trends 2013: What Comes Next?

Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Keynote 4:00 p.m. - 4:45 p.m. ENDNOTE: Platform Versus Apps: Which to Choose?

Enterprise Search Summit Spring 2012

Enterprise Search Summit 2010
Wednesday, May 12, 2010
10:00 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. KEYNOTE PANEL: In Search of Search

Enterprise Search Summit West 2008
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
Keynote 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. KEYNOTE - The Future of Search

Enterprise Search Summit 2008
Wednesday May 21, 2008
Keynote 1:30 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. KEYNOTE PANEL: Take a 30,000-Foot View of Enterprise Search Implementation

Enterprise Search Summit West 2007
Tuesday, November 6
Keynote 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. WELCOME & OPENING KEYNOTE

Enterprise Search Summit 2007
Tuesday, May 15th, 2007
Keynote 9:00 a.m. - 9:45 a.m. WELCOME & KEYNOTE: Search in 2007: Growth, Chaos, & Confusion

Enterprise Search Summit 2004
Wednesday, May 12 2004
8:30 a.m. - 9:15 a.m. Information Infrastructure: Putting Search in Context