Posted by: kurtsh | December 22, 2008

CONFERENCE: Fastforward 09 Global Search Conference | The Mirage, Las Vegas (Feb 9th-11th)


"FastForward is the best ‘user-conference’ I have ever experienced. Given the quality of the speakers and content and the thought-leadership of your executives and clients, the event amounts to a meeting of the best minds in search and content technologies."
– Krista Thomas, VP Marketing and Communications, Thomson Reuters

Join the discussion at FASTforward’09, February 9 – 11 in Las Vegas, to see how businesses are responding — and evolving — in the face of rapid technological change and the growing demands for user control. As The User Revolution continues, we examine search’s critical role in helping companies engage their users.

The rising tide of user empowerment has become a revolution that continues to fuel fundamental change in the way business are conducted. At FASTforward’09 — the industry’s largest business and technology conference dedicated to search-driven innovation — you’ll see how search can engage your users in unique experiences to help them find and assimilate vast amount of information to deliver new value to your organization.

Microsoft is proud to present new and information-packed keynotes, business and technology sessions, breakout sessions, and workshops — led by search and industry experts — to advance your knowledge and give you valuable insight into how others are using search to create unique and engaging experiences that drive revenues externally, and empowerment internally. Check out the following breakout session tracks:

  • Search-driven Monetization
  • User-driven Innovation Powered by Search
  • FAST Technology
  • SharePoint Technology
  • Partner Solutions

Whether you are a business or technical professional who is using search today or seriously considering the technology, don’t miss this opportunity to hear from the experts and join your peers in a forum that will expand your knowledge and show you how to apply the search strategies and innovations that are fueling the next stage of the User Revolution.

Register for FASTforward’09 by January 9th and save $400 off the regular conference price of $1,695. Visit







Don Tapscott
Chairman, nGenera Innovation Network

Clay Shirky
Author, Consultant, Professor

Charlene Li
Independent Analyst on Emerging Technologies, Author

John M. Lervik
Chief Executive Officer, FAST and Corporate Vice President, Enterprise Search Group, Microsoft

Bjørn Olstad, Ph.D
CTO, FAST and Microsoft Distinguished Engineer

Daniel W. Rasmus
Director, Information Work Vision, Microsoft


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