The Search and AI Conference

Save the Date! September 9-12, 2019

Washington Hilton, Washington DC

Use search and AI to unlock your data and create amazing digital experiences.

Search powered by AI enables organizations of all kinds to surface relevant, contextual data to customers and users, creating delightful digital experiences that inspires conversion and informed action.

  • In digital commerce, search & AI deliver real-time product suggestions to shoppers, improving CX and driving toward conversion.
  • In the digital workplace, search & AI connect knowledge workers with data and insights, improving UX and productivity.

Learn how innovative organizations deliver digital experiences that elegantly surface relevant data at the Activate conference. Speakers and attendees represent technology and business leaders across industries, including Aetna, Amazon, Box, Chase, Genentech, Github, Home Depot, Intel, JP Morgan, LexisNexis, Macy’s, Microsoft, New York Times, Nike, Nordstrom, PWC, Reddit, REI, Salesforce, SAS, Slack, Stubhub, Target, Uber, Verizon, Walmart, and Wayfair, and the brightest minds from the Apache Solr, Lucene, and Spark open source project and developer communities.

Activate 2019 will held September 9-12 in Washington DC, packed with technical content, developer training, case studies from digital commerce and the digital workplace, and networking opportunities.

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Apache Solr & Artificial Intelligence

Search with Apache Solr 
Activate focuses on search driven by Apache Solr— the popular, blazing fast open source search platform from the Apache Lucene project, featuring powerful full-text search, hit highlighting, faceted search, dynamic clustering, database integration, and rich document handling. Solr is highly scalable and powers search and navigation for many of the world’s largest websites.

Applied AI & Machine Learning
Data scientists and non-data scientists alike will learn practical AI and machine learning approaches, tools, and techniques to deliver contextual, personalized digital experiences. Learn from experienced AI & ML engineers, take a deep dive into integrating techniques like Spark, TensorFlow, Keras, and Deeplearning4j, and learn how to integrate with search.


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Reach technology and business leaders at organizations interested in leveraging AI in order to solve search and big data challenges. Sponsoring is an ideal opportunity to showcase your brand, products, and services and recruit top talent.

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