May 12, 2009 13:08 ET
Collecta CEO Gerry Campbell to Participate at SDForum's Panel on Real-Time Search
PALO ALTO, CA--(Marketwire - May 12, 2009) - Collecta's CEO, Gerry Campbell, will be an
invited panelist at SDForum's panel discussion titled "Real-time Search."
The event will be held Tuesday, May 12 from 6:30-9:00 pm at the Cubberly
Community Center (Room H-1) in Palo Alto, California.
Organized by the SDForum Search SIG (Special Interest Group) and moderated
by Robert Scoble, www.scobleizer.com, the panel will provide an overview of
the real-time search concept and its future evolution. Panel experts will
cover a wide range of topics -- from defining real-time search and
exploring primary use to analyzing how real-time search fits in with
classical web searches, and discussing how real-time search will benefit
Gerry Campbell is CEO of the soon-to-be-launched Collecta, a real-time
search and personalized newsfeed provider. Gerry was previously head of
search at AOL and Reuters (now Thomson Reuters). He is an investor/advisor
to several early-stage companies, including Tweetdeck, StockTwits,
Outside.in and New York technology accelerator Betaworks. Gerry was also an
investor and actively engaged with Twitter search engine Summize and helped
lead the company from launch to its acquisition by Twitter.
In addition to Gerry, confirmed panelists include Vik Singh, the creator
and architect of Yahoo! BOSS; Akhil Wable, engineering search lead at
Facebook; and Salim Ismail, who previously headed Yahoo! Brickhouse.
The panel discussion is free for SDForum members and $15 at the door for
non-members. Details about the event can be found here. For more
information about the Search SIG visit: www.sdforum.org/SearchSIG.
Coming soon, Collecta represents a new way to experience search, in
real-time. Collecta will be the Web's most powerful real-time search
engine, posting matching stories, blogs, photos, and comments from sites
such as Twitter, WordPress, Flickr and more -- as they happen. By
aggregating content in real time, Collecta offers a new and more
comprehensive view of what's going on in the world right now. For more
information, visit www.collecta.com.