Paul Nelson

Paul Nelson was an early pioneer in the field of text retrieval and has worked on search engines for over 30 years. He was the architect and inventor of RetrievalWare, a ground-breaking natural-language based statistical text search engine which he started in 1989 and grew to $50 million in annual sales worldwide. RetrievalWare is now owned by Microsoft Corporation. Nelon served as the chief architect at Search Technologies until their acquisition by Accenture in July 2017, and is now Innovation Lead with Accenture’s Applied Intelligence group.