On Wednesday, September 12th, we were joined by a mix of customers, prospects, and partners at Inform’18, our 3rd annual user community event in New York City. The event provided attendees with the opportunity to mingle with Sinequa experts, partners and customers, to hear how our Cognitive Search & Analytics platform is being leveraged across different industries and use cases. The beautiful venue – Monarch Rooftop Lounge, overlooking the Empire State Building – was packed with attendees representing a variety of prestigious organizations in Pharma, Finance, Defense & Aerospace and more in an informal setting, providing the perfect environment for learning and networking.
We had the pleasure to have as our keynote speaker Mike Gualtieri, Vice President & Principal Analyst at Forrester, who kicked-off the afternoon with a very enlightening presentation about the trends in AI-powered search to enable the Information-Driven Enterprise while differentiating between “pure AI” vs. “pragmatic AI” and existing AI building blocks with true business benefits.
As for every community event, Sinequa allocated a lot of time to our customers to take the center stage to highlight their journey to become Information-Driven. Divya Harinder, Manager, Engineering at Akamai Technologies, the world’s largest and most trusted cloud delivery platform, made the trip from Boston, MA, to detail their recent Sinequa implementation to connect the dots (over 20 data repositories as a starting point) and optimize the search user experience for thousands of knowledge workers with a slick “Akamaized UI”.
Then, Shefali Pathak, Global Search Owner at Celgene, a leading NJ-based biotechnology company, walked us through “CelSearch” providing the users insightful information extracted from over 50 million documents and records. The speakers were then joined by Kamran Khan of Accenture for an interactive panel discussion moderated by Sinequa Director of Product Marketing, Scott Parker. Panelists took questions from the audience, making this part of the event very informative and engaging for those in attendance.
Sinequa strives to deliver the best possible solutions to our customers and prospects, and our offerings are not limited to top-of-the-line cognitive search & analytics platform. Those able to stay for dinner and drinks were pleasantly surprised and entertained by a menu of signature cocktails: Sinequila Sunrise, Information-Driven Sidecar, and NLPeach. Even the smallest of details are taken into consideration! The next event may be a year away, but we are plotting to make it even more successful than its 2018 counterpart!
For those in EMEA, this is a great time to join the Information-Driven Revolution at our Inform’18 EMEA on October 16th in Paris – read more here.
Thanks to all of you for your participation and making this a great event!