Flash Back Friday: Highlights from INFORM’18 EMEA


INFORM’18 EMEA: Sinequa’s European Community Event!

Happy Friday everyone! To end up this week in a nice way, we wanted to remember and tell you about a successful event we had last month.

On Tuesday, October 16th, our customers (among leading Forbes 2000 companies from various industries) and partners from leading SI companies, joined us at INFORM’18 EMEA – Sinequa’s EMEA Annual Event – held in Paris . It was a great networking opportunity and the perfect occasion to discuss with our user community the several ways of becoming Information-Driven with AI-Powered Search!

Inform18 crowd

Attendees were representing a wide range of industries including Pharma, Manufacturing, Finance and Banking, Security and Defense, Legal companies among others.

Jennifer Belissent, Principal Analyst at Forrester Research came all the way from Chamonix to open the event with an inspiring keynote about trends in AI-Powered Search. She explained why enterprise data is considered as the raw fuel of the AI-Powered Search and how this technology enables the Information-Driven enterprise.

forrester analyst at Inform18

The second part of the event was dedicated to our customers who shared with the audience their testimonials and facts about their journey to become Information-Driven.  In that way, Mark Woolley – Search & Taxonomy Capability Lead at AstraZeneca, a global science-led biopharmaceutical company with innovative medicines used by millions of patients worldwide, explained to which extent AI-Powered Search contributed to the company’s innovation and digital transformation. He described the initial challenges that led to the genesis of the Search project in the R&D department and how this project evolved to a company-wide initiative serving the 60.000 AstraZeneca’s employees’ needs.

customer testimonials for inform18

Lars Bendler, managing director at Join GmbH, our German SI partner, shared with the audience insights on the Search project of our joint customer: the leading automotive company Volkswagen. It was a very interesting to learn about the challenges initiating the project and see how within a few weeks, Join and Sinequa helped Volkswagen Procurement to ingest dozens of millions of documents into the Sinequa insight platform and enhance its information retrieval and compliance.

 lars bendler from Join

Right after our customer testimonials, Alex Bilger, our CEO, presented the latest version of the Sinequa’s insight platform (V11 demo) and highlighted the R&D roadmap for the next months. Scott Parker, Sinequa’s Director of Product Marketing, ended the conference with a panel discussion about AI-Powered Search in the Enterprise. This panel gathered all the event speakers including Forrester Principal Analyst Jennifer Belissent , Julien Bensaid, Global Head at Atos Codex, Lars Bendler – Managing Director at Join GmbH, Patrick Darmon, Accenture Applied Intelligence Lead for France, Belgium and the Netherlands and Edouard Barthuet, Search and Semantic Director at SWORD Group.

Thank you all again for making this event a success! We look forward to the next edition. Stay tuned!

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