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This Thursday evening, BCS brings two distinguished speakers to Douglas. Following their presentations, BCS Isle of Man members and guests are invited to join the speakers in the Claremont Hotel restaurant.
17:00 Doors open – Drinks, complimentary snacks, and networking opportunity
18:00 “Enterprise and eBusiness Search Technology”
Connie Chen, Transparensee, New York City (speaker kindly supplied by US Department of Commerce)
18:30 Q & A
18:45 “Security Loopholes and Hacking Updates”
Mark Mann, Webtech Software, Ballasalla, Isle of Man
19:15 Q & A
19:45 Optional meal with the speakers and BCS Isle of Man committee
(£15 for 2 courses in Coast restaurant)
This event is being held on Thursday 14th April 2011 at the Sanderson Suite, Claremont Hotel, Douglas Promenade, Douglas.
If possible, please confirm your intention to attend, and any guests, by email to firstname.lastname@example.org; and, if you wish to join the speakers for a meal and continued discussions, please state MEAL, total seats, and any specific points of interest.
Connie Chen Presentation Summary:
How can search be better when the user doesn’t know what the user really wants? Users frequently, initially, have not defined their search boundaries as precisely as websites anticipate. Their imaginations can be triggered by what they see in the periphery. In typical searches, the more information a user gives on wishes and desires, the worse the results. A better search produces better results with more information from the user. A better search produces better results for your organization too.
Connie Chen Biography:
Connie Chen leads business development at Transparensee Systems. Formerly the VP of Marketing for NewsBank, Connie owned market strategy, product management, and new product initiatives for this premier digital archiver of news and information. As the COO and the VP of Business Development of Morris DigitalWorks (MDW), Connie led MDW’s efforts to become a primary software vendor to more than 150 newspapers and several major newspaper groups in the US. She has been in information technology sales, marketing and business development for over 20 years, with the last 15 years directly in the Internet space. Her previous employment includes ten years at IBM, several start-up company experiences ranging from Internet consultancies to Foofoo.com, a luxury commerce, content and community B2C site, to sales and marketing for Infragistics, one of the top Microsoft Developer toolkit manufacturers. She has a B.S. in applied mathematics, computer science from Yale University.
Mark Mann and Webtech
Webtech design specialist software products to support International Finance, Trust and Corporate Service Providers, Banking and Regulatory Authorities. The Isle of Man based company was founded in 1992 and has a wealth of experience with finance industry systems, some of the leading names in banking and insurance rely on Webtech’s Genesis Life 3 to manage their complex multi-currency investment structures. Webtech’s Genesis system framework is designed to be highly flexible with secure internet integration and is developer and user friendly.