FASTforward ’08 Examines How Search-Driven Innovation is Fueling the User Revolution

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FAST-sponsored industry conference to feature all-star speaker lineup, attracting industry innovators from around the globe

(Vocus) February 6, 2008

WHAT: The industry's largest business and technology conference dedicated to search-driven innovation, FASTforward '08 attracts over 1,500 attendees and features business tracks that spotlight search technology in a variety of industries.

WHEN: February 18 – 20, 2008

WHERE:    Rosen Shingle Creek Hotel

Orlando, Florida

WHY: Powerful, information-packed sessions and workshops—led by search and industry experts—will advance your knowledge and give you valuable insight into existing search-based solutions, search-driven innovation, and the future of search in your specific market.

You'll learn how others are using search to overcome challenges imposed not only by industry, but also by information silos and unprecedented data volume. Plus, you'll examine how search-driven innovation complements business requirements of efficiency and security with powerful performance, reliability, and non-degradable scalability.

WHO: Feature keynote presentations from industry experts such as:        

•    John Hagel, Author, Consultant, & Co-Chair, Deloitte & Touche Silicon Valley Research Lab

•    Clare Hart, President, Dow Jones Enterprise Media Group

•    David Weinberger, Author & Fellow, Harvard University Berkman Center for Internet & Society

•    Don Tapscott, Chief Executive, New Paradigm, the Business Innovation Company

QUESTIONS: Those interested in receiving more information or to register for the event, please visit the event Web site at:

About FAST

FAST (OSEAX: FAST.OL) is the leading global provider of enterprise search technologies and solutions that are behind the scenes at the world’s best known companies. FAST’s flexible and scalable enterprise search platform (FAST ESP) elevates the search capabilities of enterprise customers and connects people to the relevant information they seek regardless of medium. This drives revenues and reduces total cost of ownership by effectively leveraging IT infrastructure. FAST’s solutions are used by more than 2,600 global customers and partners, including America Online (AOL), Cardinal Health,, CIGNA, CNET, Dell, Factiva, Fidelity Investments, Findexa, IBM, Knight Ridder, LexisNexis, Overture, Rakuten, Reed Elsevier, Reuters, Sensis, Stellent, Tenet Healthcare, Thomas Industrial Networks, Thomson Scientific, T-Online, US Army, Virgilio (Telecom Italia), Vodafone, and Wanadoo.

FAST is headquartered in Norway and is publicly traded under the ticker symbol 'FAST' on the Oslo Stock Exchange. The FAST Group operates globally with presence in Europe, the United States, Asia Pacific, Australia, South America, and the Middle East. For further information about FAST, please visit

For more information, please contact:

Silvie Casanova (US)


Carine Zeier (EMEA)



Danielle Wuschke



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