Michelle Manafy, Enterprise Search Summit Conference Chair, asked me to spread the word that anyone can register for the May Conference and get free admission to the ESS Keynotes and Showcase.
We decided to offer a special VIP pass to our keynotes and the showcase this year, in recognition that the economy will make it difficult for some companies to send employees.
The Conference is May 12 & 13 at the Hilton in NY. Anyone who registers using this link will have the option of joining us for one or both keynotes for free as well as visiting our exhibits hall (all of which we usually restrict to paid attendees only).
This year’s keynotes are:
May 12 Keynote: Harness Information to Deliver Enhanced Business Performance
9:00 am – 9:45 am
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Ramesh Harji, Head of Information Exploitation, Capgemini UK
Despite the billions of dollars invested in information technology, organizations are still failing to realize the latent potential of their information. To be successful, organizations need to take a different approach—one that views information as a critical business asset, not an afterthought. Organizations must put exploiting information at the heart of the way they do business. A recent Capgemini research report concludes that poor information exploitation is costing the U.K. economy over $100BN/year in lost profits, representing an average 29% suppression of business performance per organization. Better information exploitation is one of the last bastions: an opportunity to both grow revenue and improve profitability.
May 13 Keynote: Improving Security Through Information Awareness
9:00 am – 9:45 am
Wim van Geloven, VP Information Technology, National Coordinator for Counterterrorism, The Netherlands
Approximately 20 agencies in The Netherlands are involved in combating terrorism. To boost the effectiveness in understanding terrorism and serious crime, four organizations decided to join forces in a unique venture, dubbed Improving Security by Information Awareness. The Program strives to improve the quality of intelligence and investigations within the public security sector. The approach revolves around the collaboration of the different agencies, operates from the perspective of the operational cases, and defines the IT case from these basic principles. Over the past 3 years, the Program invested in pan-organizational change, as well as IT techniques and also the (scientific) development of methods and techniques that improve the exchange, presentation, analysis, and storage of large quantities of data. This keynote will address the background and problems faced, the technological and organizational challenges, encountered, and the way in which this new approach has reformed information awareness.
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