Speaking at NFAIS

It’s with great privilege that I was asked to speak at the NFAIS (National Federation of Abstracting and Indexing Services) annual conference in Philadelphia next week on Tuesday the 27th. The conference title is Creating Change: Opportunities for Growth in the Wake of Disruption. My presentation is: Web 2.0: Maximizing Content and the User Search Experience. I’ll be touching on how search and social media combine to disrupt the traditional distribution and consumption of information. Also, how technology can play a part in optimizing and improving the information seeking experience of the user within this new paradigm.

I’ll be on a panel with TJ Kang, CEO, ThinkFree and David Kellogg, CEO of Mark Logic. Other speakers include: Dr. Tony Hey, Corporate Vice President for Technical Computing, Microsoft, David Barnes, Program Director, IBM Emerging Internet Technologies and C.J. Rayhill, Chief Information Officer, O’Reilly Media.

One of the more interesting presentations should be Jon Spector, Vice Dean of Education, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. He will describe an experiment in publishing where a community of authors (to date, 3,000 people have registered to participate) are writing a business book, to be published by Pearson in the Fall of 2007.

Hopefully I can share my presentation with you via Slideshare later in the week. Off to Philly…



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One response to “Speaking at NFAIS”

  1. SWistrom Avatar

    Saw your presentation at NFAIS and was very impressed. I was intrigued by your NYT examples of most searched words – fore example, that one of the most searched words was “Obituary” but yet it was hard to even find them on the NYT homepage.
    Well, you might want to update your presentation – it seems someone at the NYT’s has been listening!
    Obituaries is now an easy link from the home page.
    In addition, they have an prominent “Most Popular” link that leads to most popular words searched, etc.


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