Will Hayes

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CEO
Lucidworks

Will joined Lucidworks in 2013 as Chief Product Officer and was appointed CEO in 2014. He has over 15 years of product, marketing, and business development experience. Prior to Lucidworks he was head of technical business development for Splunk, where he was responsible for defining the company’s market category and key product feature sets. He created and led the company’s global partner program, building an ecosystem of consultants, developers, resellers, system integrators, service providers, and technology partners. Earlier in his career, Hayes served as a software engineer at Genentech.

Will Hayes is speaking at the following session/s

Opening Keynote

Wednesday | 9:00AM - 9:20AM | International Ballroom

Welcome to ACTIVATE 2019! Hear an exciting announcement from Lucidworks CEO Will Hayes, followed by an executive panel on Digital Transformation with AI-powered Search. 

Morning Keynote

Thursday | 9:00AM - 9:10AM | International Ballroom

Welcome to day two of ACTIVATE! Hear a brief recap of day one before hearing from open source technology leaders across industries.

Keynote Panel: The Many Faces of Digital Transformation, Through the Prism of Search and AI

Wednesday | 9:20AM - 10:00AM | International Ballroom

Digital Transformation is a big topic. We read those words several times a day, every day, but that idea means something different to everyone. This panel discussion will explore the aspects of digital transformation primarily driven by search and AI technologies. Experts from diverse industries like manufacturing, e-commerce, online social platforms, and financial services will share how they see this the same, and where and how their industries make things different.

Lucidworks CEO Will Hayes will moderate the discussion. The panelists will share what digital transformation means to them personally, below the buzzword. Where are the biggest opportunities? What are common challenges that block uptake and adoption? How do you build cross-functional enthusiasm between business analysts, data scientists, executives and devops teams so that machine models work, deliver results and can actually operate at scale.  

Audience Takeaway
Learn how business experts lead search and AI initiatives into their organizations: from concept to development to deployment. Understand how to meet your business goals, while also modernizing the company culture.