Category Archives: ESD Attendee Luncheon & Keynote

Keynote – KM Buy-In: Proven Practices

Thursday Keynotes – Thursday 9 November 
08:45 – 09:45

For a KM initiative to be successful, knowledge managers must secure the support of senior leaders before implementation. Early top management buy-in results in funding, resources, advocacy, usage, broad organizational support, and success—the program yields its expected benefits, KM is spoken of and written about positively by leaders, stakeholders, and users. Hear from our longtime KM practitioner about proven practices illustrated by real-world examples for securing resources, active participation, and ongoing advocacy from top leadership. Get lots of tips for leading an effective, sustainable KM program that is seen as essential to the success of companies in different industries, of different sizes, and with different cultures.

Presented by: Stan Garfield

Keynote – Beyond the Box: How Search Is Driving Data Access in a Hybrid World

Thursday Keynotes – Thursday 9 November 
09:45 – 10:00

For more than a decade, search technology has been used as the primary access point to the mountains of knowledge and data sitting behind an organization’s firewall. As environments evolve to account for private and public clouds, search is evolving beyond just the box to an API for human information. Will Hayes explores that evolution and talks about how search technologies and professionals play a key role in the enterprise cloud migration strategy.

Presented by: Will Hayes

Attendee Luncheon & Keynote – Cognitive Search & Analytics: What It Is & Why You Should Care

Attendee Luncheon & Keynote – Thursday 9 November 
12:00 – 13:00

If you are a believer in the data-driven organization (or even just curious) and have ever wondered what could happen if you cleverly combined the power of data collection, indexing, text mining, search, and machine learning into a unified platform and applied it within the enterprise, this talk is for you! Come learn about the state of cognitive search and analytics technology and how it is enabling great companies across a wide swath of industries to amplify mission-critical expertise within their business in a surprisingly short amount of time. Our speaker illustrates the technology in action with real-world examples.

Presented by: Scott Parker

Keynote – Creating Unified Views of Data With Semantic Graphs

Closing Keynotes – Thursday 9 November 
16:00 – 16:15

In recent years, document-centric search over information has been extended with the use of graphbased content and data models. The implementation of semantic knowledge graphs in enterprises is not only improving search in a traditional sense, but opens up a path of integrating all types of data sources in a most agile way. Linked data technologies have matured in recent years and can now be used as the basis for numerous critical tasks in enterprise information management. Hilger discusses how standards-based graph databases can be used for information integration, document classification, data analytics, and information visualization tasks. He shares how a semantic knowledge graph can be used to develop analytics applications on top of enterprise data lakes and illustrates how a large pharmaceutical company makes use of graph-based technologies to gain new insights into its research work from unified views and semantic search over heterogeneous data sources.

Presented by: Joe Hilger

Closing Keynote – KM in the Age of Digital Transformation: Magic Sauce for a Successful Future

Closing Keynotes – Thursday 9 November 
16:15 – 17:00

At the cross-section of innovation, open data, and education, our speaker, a former government KM practitioner, shares her thoughts about the challenges and opportunities for organizations and communities in the coming years. She discusses empowering members of our communities and improving services using new tech like AI, machine learning, virtual and augmented reality, Internet of Things, predictive analytics, gamification, and more. How will people interact and share knowledge over the next decade? Are we moving toward anticipatory knowledge delivery (just enough, just in time, just for me), being in the flow of work at the teachable moment, establishing trust in a virtual environment, and learning from peer-to-peer marketplaces like Airbnb and Uber? Our longtime KM practitioner shares her insights about the evolving digital transformation of every part of our world and hints at the magic sauce we need for a successful future!

Presented by: Jeanne Holm