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Joel Oleson Joins BA Insight as Director of Enterprise Search Strategy

Top Rated Speaker and Recognized SharePoint Influencer Joins Team of Industry Experts

BOSTON, Mass. - July 14, 2014 –BA Insight, provider of software that transforms SharePoint into a Powerful Unified Information Access Platform, is proud to announce the appointment of Joel Oleson as Director of Enterprise Search Strategy.  Joel is a recognized SharePoint practitioner who has launched over 30 communities around the world. As a former employee of Microsoft, he helped architect Microsoft’s own Intranet “MSWeb” and enterprise search strategy on SharePoint, which was recognized as a top Intranet by the Norman Nielsen Group.  He architected the first version of SharePoint Online currently known as Office 365. Joel was also acknowledged as a top Microsoft SharePoint Online Influencer in a recent study by Forbes. 

In this newly created position, Joel will partner with BA Insight’s global customers and prospects to demonstrate how they can advance their enterprise search strategies to increase findability, provide secure connectivity to content systems, and drive a remarkable user experience.  Joel will also be speaking on behalf of BA Insight at industry events and conferences and will be an active contributor to the company’s blog, as well as other thought leadership and technical resources.

“I am fired up and inspired to work with this great team,” said Joel Oleson.  “BA Insight has been single- handedly educating the market on how to turn enterprise search into a killer app, and I look forward to supporting this concept.  I am excited to play a key role in further educating buyers and users about BAI products and how they are transforming the way SharePoint is implemented.”

Joel is a frequent keynote speaker at SharePoint events across the world.  He is also a popular blogger and the founder of SPYam, a SharePoint and Yammer community with over 6,000 members. 

“Joel Oleson is a well-known, highly respected SharePoint expert and influencer with an extremely impressive background and skill set,” said Will Zuckerman, Chief Revenue Officer at BA Insight.  “We couldn’t be more pleased to have him join our team. Joel will be instrumental in helping our customers, as well as the market at large, understand how BA Insight leverages SharePoint to enable organizations to implement search-driven applications at a fraction of the cost, time, and risk of alternatives.”

About BA Insight

As an innovator in the Cognitive Search Market, BA Insight’s best of breed approach helps companies  make search intelligent by providing technology that connects machine learning, cognitive computing, and enterprise systems, powering a new generation of intranets and cognitive search solutions.  Our customers have the freedom to leverage the best search engines and cognitive computing capabilities available, providing users with an internet-like search experience while saving them precious time looking for needed information.  We support multiple search platforms including Azure Search; Elasticsearch and Elastic Cloud; and SharePoint search (online, on-prem, and hybrid).

Our modular software product portfolio features SmartHub, delivering a personalized, internet-like user experience; connectors, providing secure connectivity to a wide variety of systems; classification, increasing findability using auto-tagging, text analytics, and metadata generation; and analytics, providing valuable data to make intelligent decisions about your intranet.

Hundreds of organizations and over 3.5 million users benefit from BA Insight’s software on a daily basis to provide compelling intranets that people love to use.  This includes respected organizations such as the Australian Government Department of Defence, CA Technologies, Chevron, DLA Piper, Keurig Green Mountain, Mars, Pepsi, Pfizer, and Travers Smith. BA Insight is a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner, a member of the Microsoft Enterprise Cloud Alliance, and an Elastic Partner.

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