LucidWorks reports that New Idea Engineering is now part of the company. The New Idea Engineering team will allow LucidWorks to meet the growing demand for search expertise as companies worldwide choose Lucene/Solr to transform mountains of information and big data into invaluable insights that can create tangible business benefits, says LucidWorks. New Idea Engineering’s Miles Kehoe, Mark Bennett and Evan Sayer are joining LucidWorks’ engineering and professional services groups.
Kehoe and Bennett founded New Idea Engineering in 1996 to focus on the business and technology of search. They bring more than 40 years of collective enterprise search experience to LucidWorks, with deep knowledge across all major commercial search platforms. Kehoe joins as director of professional services, where he will oversee a team of consultants working side by side with LucidWorks’ customers. Bennett joins the engineering team, where his seniority and talent will be leveraged within core engineering projects to further product innovation. Sayer joins professional services as a member of the consulting team reporting directly to Kehoe.