Yesterday, I had the great fortune to speak at the Enterprise Search Summit in New York for the third straight year. This year, I came as a software vendor instead of a search user for the first time, now that I am the Product Manager for IBM’s OmniFind enterprise search software. I am used to speaking about enterprise search, but I always appreciate the intelligence of the Enterprise Search Summit audience.
I started by asking how many folks have been working in enterprise search for more than five years, and about thirty hands went up, out of about 100 people. This savvy crowd had heard the claims for semantic search in the past, but I hope that I was able to show them not only why it is important, but that IBM’s OmniFind products start to make semantic search a reality. Thanks to all who attended—my full slide deck is posted for Find What I Mean, Not What I Say.