Jeff Fried

Chairman of the Advisory Board

Jeff has spent many years working on strategic applications of enterprise search technology. He has been with BA Insight for over seven years, previously as CTO and now serves as Chairman of the organization’s Advisory Board. Prior to this he worked at Microsoft, where he served as Technical Product Manager for all Microsoft enterprise search products. Jeff was also VP of Advanced Solutions at FAST Search and Transfer, where he scoped out high end search solutions, rolling them into delivery and into future product features.

Jeff is a frequent speaker at numerous industry events, including the US and European SharePoint Conferences. He also holds 15 patents, has authored more than 50 technical papers, and has led the creation of pioneering offerings in next generation search engines, networks, and contact centers. He is a co-author of several books, two of them being: Professional SharePoint 2010 Development and Professional Microsoft Search.  Jeff is also a regular contributor Shared Insights, BAI’s podcast show, and he frequently writes for the company’s blog.