Category Archives: Thursday

Keynote – KM Buy-In: Proven Practices

Keynotes & Mentoring Morning: Thursday – 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 long-time 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 – 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

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

Keynotes & Mentoring Morning: Thursday – 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

Knowledge CafĂ© – Mentoring Morning

Keynotes & Mentoring Morning: Thursday – Thursday 9 November 
10:15 – 12:00

Participate in our popular interactive knowledge café, where you can share your KM challenges with colleagues and KM practitioners. Each table has a KM industry mentor and topic; you will have time to visit at least three different tables during the morning. Meet and learn in this intimate networking atmosphere with thought leaders and practitioners of the KM industry!

Presented by: V. Mary Abraham, Holly C. Baxter, Gloria Burke, Stan Garfield, Kim Glover, Patrick Lambe, Jim Lee, Jean-Claude Monney, Art Murray, Katrina B Pugh, Euan Semple, Gordon Vala-Webb

Machine Learning, Taxonomy, Search

Track 1: Technical – Thursday 9 November 
10:15 – 11:00

Combining Machine Learning, Text Analytics, & Semantic Web for Automated Tagging

This talk describes work that the IBM Taxonomy Squad has done to develop an enterprise-scale service that automates the extraction of entities and the generation of meaningful metadata. We cover the approach that was taken to design a solution architecture that leverages a corporate knowledgebase and integrates best-of-breed services in taxonomy and ontology management, NLP, machine learning, text annotation, and entity extraction.

Presented by: Dan Segal

The Savior Machine: Text Analytics, Machine Learning, & the Role of Taxonomy

The promise of machine learning has become a practical reality in today’s enterprise, but companies often struggle with implementation or reliable results. One fundamental issue is the common “garbage in, garbage out” problem. Poor input stems from the lack of clean data or unclear results from unstructured data analysis feeding machine learning models. Well-built taxonomies powering clear text analytics rules are an important infrastructure need often overlooked in data science activities. Come learn more about the role of taxonomy and text analytics as sources of clean data for machine learning.

Presented by: Ahren E Lehnert