Wednesday, Nov 6

Wednesday Morning Keynotes


Keynote - Future Trends: Insights for Knowledge Sharing in 2020+

08:30 AM2019-11-062019-11-06

Wednesday, November 6: 8:30 a.m. - 9:15 a.m.

Get the highlights and insights from Glimpse - the trend analysis which focuses on emergent generational and societal shifts, and learn how to respond to these changes. Understanding the global context teaches us what each person is facing with the world today and sets the emotional groundwork for every project. From this global context , Turner shares insights into how our minds have changed, how society has shifted in response, and where it is going through the eyes of generational and cultural evolution. Get ideas about what the future holds for knowledge sharing in our organizations. The eight important mega-trends that inform the world today, the disruptors, include: Reinvention, Non-Linears, Crowd-Shared Revolution, Being Human, Data Disruption, Human +, a New Visual-Verbal Culture, and Human Speak. Hear more and get ideas of how to prepare for this future.


, Future Trend & Innovation Specialist, Culture of Future and Author, GLIMPSE: Understanding the Future Marketplace


Keynote - Making the Most of Machine Learning

09:15 AM2019-11-062019-11-06

Wednesday, November 6: 9:15 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.

More and more companies are allocating budget for machine learning initiatives. At the same time, knowledge management and search leaders are struggling to understand what exactly machine learning is, what it does, and how it can help them. Join Attivio’s expert, who explains the best use cases for incorporating machine learning and the top three must-haves in a solution.


, VP of Technology, Attivio


Keynote - Demands for Data: Governance, Risk, Compliance, Analytics & Value

09:30 AM2019-11-062019-11-06

Wednesday, November 6: 9:30 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.

Knowledge graphs built on top of semantic technologies, supported by machine learning technologies, can become a paradigm change in how we deal with metadata management. Keeping track of what is going on in your data is the crucial momentum. Active metadata is a key element to achieve this. Traditional approaches do not work anymore - they are not adaptive, cross application and do not provide the semantic richness creating additional value from your data. You need a knowledge graph to specify your business rules and semantics. It is the bases for data enrichment, lineage and impact analysis. Working in complex deployments requires metadata exchange in a unified standardized way. Knowledge graphs provide better user experience and allow to fulfil specific workflow, security and privacy requirements. Based on real business examples our speakers illustrate how active metadata management works and provides more value to your data and by that your corporation.


, COO, Semantic Web Company GmbH

, Head of Sales, Semantic Web Company, Austria


Keynote - Knowledge Management in the Age of AI

09:45 AM2019-11-062019-11-06

Wednesday, November 6: 9:45 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Artificial intelligence, cognitive technologies and related tools have the ability to fundamentally reshape knowledge management. As always with groundbreaking technologies and management systems, there is a mixture of some successes, lots of hype and an emerging body of knowledge of how and where to deploy AI/Cognitive for both quick wins and long-term transformational impact. Namir provides an overview of this rapidly transforming landscape and discusses how organizations can accelerate their AI investments to derive maximum value.


, Global Knowledge Management Consulting Leader, Deloitte

Wednesday, Nov 6

Wednesday Sessions


Office 365: Past, Present, & Future

10:45 AM2019-11-062019-11-06

Wednesday, November 6: 10:45 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Join Real Story Group founder Tony Byrne for a strategic assessment of Office 365’s evolution, reality, and future. What role should Office 365 play in your enterprise’s future technology plans?


, Founder, The Real Story Group


Office 365 Industry Insights

11:45 AM2019-11-062019-11-06

Wednesday, November 6: 11:45 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Our industry leaders and sponsors share case studies of innovative and creative uses of their technologies to ensure Office 365 meets the needs for knowledge sharing, discovery, and more. Clarke showcases organizations using new technology for innovations in taxonomy and knowledge sharing using SharePoint.


, CEO, Synaptica LLC, USA


Building Real Employee Engagement With Microsoft 365

01:30 PM2019-11-062019-11-06

Wednesday, November 6: 1:30 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.

New innovations in the Microsoft/Office 365 suite have made dramatic impacts to the way people collaborate to meet business needs. Jill Hannemann and Shawn Shell explore five (somewhat surprising) dimensions to building employee engagement and show a direct, measurable impact on overall company performance. Specifically, they highlight integrating physical experiences, making digital transformation real, how AI plays a role in human productivity, and measuring real success. Case studies are shared showing where these innovations are making an impact and how these organizations leveraged Microsoft 365 to influence employee engagement.


, Executive Advisor, Avanade

, Modern Workplace Advisory Lead for the West, Avanade


Innovating With Microsoft 365

02:30 PM2019-11-062019-11-06

Wednesday, November 6: 2:30 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.

This session explores several areas where organizations are driving innovation and digital transformation using the Microsoft 365 suite of tools. A key part of this session examines Workplace Analytics and how organizations can drive significant transformation through the use of Workplace Analytics and other tools in the Microsoft suite of services.


, Vice President of Microsoft Technology, Hitachi Consulting


PANEL: Stump the O365 Consultant!

04:00 PM2019-11-062019-11-06

Wednesday, November 6: 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

For those of you unfamiliar with this format, the concept is simple: Bring your toughest, thorniest, most intractable O365 conundrum or challenge, and a team of experienced O365 gurus will compete to offer you the best advice in 2 minutes or less. But there’s a twist … we’ll use noise-canceling headphones to make sure the gurus can’t hear the answers that the other panelists give. Come and get insightful, likely controversial, and sometimes entertaining answers to your most pressing questions. The person deemed to have stumped the consultants the most will go home with their own noise-canceling headphones!


, Founder, The Real Story Group


, Modern Workplace Advisory Lead for the West, Avanade

, Executive Advisor, Avanade

, Vice President of Microsoft Technology, Hitachi Consulting

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