Biographical Information

Bjørn Olstad

Bjorn Olstad, Ph.D., serves as the Chief Technology Officer at Fast Search and Transfer (FAST). Before joining the company, Dr. Olstad held key positions within General Electric Medical Systems, including Director of Research and Development for Cardiac Ultrasound. He has served as a professor in computer science at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), where he was awarded the youngest professorship ever.

Articles by Bjørn Olstad

How Search 2.0 Will Impact the Enterprise

Microsoft’s Susan Dumais has been among the leading lights in search research...

Inverting the Corporate Information Pyramid
User Driven Information Discovery

The information chain is a pyramid In past decades, information-intensive businesses profited from dropping storage costs. Computer systems offered simple

What is Contextual Search?

Text and data mining are the automated discovery of new information by extraction of patterns and relationships between entities in text or structured data sources, respectively. They can, for example, be used to discover new patterns in consumer behavior, or help research in biosciences . . . .

A Roadmap to Search as a Strategic Enabler