David helps organisations make higher impact digital changes, especially through the early development of a strategy to best frame these initiatives before they begin. He is the author of Website Migration Handbook and Website Product Management. His clients include the Center for Internet Security, the Library of Congress, the Mideast Broadcasting Company and the World Bank.
Charlie co-founded search consultancy Flax and recently joined OpenSource Connections where he acts as a Managing Consultant and leads operations in the UK. He writes and blogs about search topics, runs the London Lucene/Solr Meetup and regularly speaks at, and keynotes, other search events across the world. He co-authored Searching the Enterprise with Professor Udo Kruschwitz.
Miles is founder and president of New Idea Engineering (NIE) which helps organisations evaluate, select, implement and manage enterprise search technologies. NIE works and partners with most major commercial and open source enterprise search and related technologies.
Helen is a taxonomy consultant. She works on taxonomy development projects, including taxonomy audits, ontology modelling, tagging initiatives, semantic publishing, metadata training and more. Her clients include the BBC, gov.uk, Financial Times, Time Out, RIBA and the Metropolitan Police. She writes and speaks regularly is the programme chair of Taxonomy Boot Camp London.
Agnes is the managing consultant and CEO of Search Explained. She specialises in information architecture and enterprise search. She shares her expertise on the Search Explained blog and has written and co-authored several books on SharePoint and Enterprise Search. She speaks at conferences and other professional events around the world.
Agnes is a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) since 2008, and Microsoft Regional Director since July 2020.
Eric is co-founder and CEO of OpenSource Connections where he helps federal, state and commercial organisations develop strategies for embracing open source software. He co-authored Enterprise Solr Search, now in its third edition. He is interested in how Search is being invigorated by Machine Learning and exploring approaches for sharing data the way the open source movement shares code.
Doug is CTO of OpenSource Connections and the author of Relevant Search. His goal is to empower the world’s best search teams. He has assisted with search at organisations in a variety of domains. His clients include Wikipedia, Snagajob, Careerbuilder, and many search organisations.
Cedric is the CEO cofounder of France Labs, startup specialised in open source search engines and maker of Datafari, an open source enterprise search solution. He manages the company and handles the innovation and marketing aspects. In terms of ecosystem, he manages the open source business community at the largest association for IT entities in the French Riviera. He has been teaching entrepreneurship for 4 years at the Data Science European MsC of the EIT. Prior to that, he spent ten years at SAP in the research department. Cedric holds the French grande ecole diploma from Telecom SudParis, with the Eurecom certificate.
Martin is an information scientist and the author of Making Search Work and Enterprise Search. He has been involved with optimising search applications since the mid-1970s and has worked on search projects in both Europe and North America. Since 2002 he has been a Visiting Professor at the Information School, University of Sheffield and is currently working on developing new approaches to search evaluation.