Biographical Information

Erik Schwartz

Director, Product Management, FAST Search and Transfer

Erik Schwartz is director, product management for FAST Search & Transfer ASA, on the enterprise product marketing team. Schwartz plays a lead role in the product strategy for global government markets for FAST. These activities include driving product positioning and pricing; internal and external training; gathering and validating market requirements; and authoring and delivering highly compelling content and messaging. Schwartz also creates and facilitates the next-generation product and service roadmaps, working closely with customers, partners, R&D, services, sales
and senior executives.

Articles by Erik Schwartz

The Paradigm Shift in Information Access
Building Relevancy Models that Work

Explosion. Eruption. Big bang. Call it what you will, but it's no secret that data volumes are reaching epidemic levels. The difference between the rate at which data continues to grow and the number of knowledge workers that can make sense of it is continually expanding at a geometric rate. Typically, the data comes from internal sources and increasingly open-source content is driving this disparity at even greater rates. These poor information-laden laborers now spend up to a third of their time looking and still not finding what they are looking for. To further exacerbate the issue, at the federal level, agencies are mandated to share their information. This creates a fundamental business problem: "I can't find what I'm looking for...