Gilbane San Francisco 2010 pre-conference workshops are a great way to get up-to-speed quickly with a half-day deep dive. Today we would like to highlight:
Workshop F: A The State of the CM Union
Instructor: Lisa Welchman, Partner, WelchmanPierpoint
These are exciting and challenging times for the Content Management industry – vendor consolidation, fundamental changes in the way people engage, the ubiquity of tools like SharePoint, the debate over the very definition of what makes a CMS – all as the discipline of managing content matures and emerges from IT.
We get the ball rolling on the pre-conference workshops with representatives from the CM Pros Board (including Scott Liewehr and Ian Truscott) and leading guest speakers (including Lisa Welchman) to look at the big picture of what it means to be a CM professional today. We’ll take a look at the trends and offer our perspectives.
We’ll also be revealing the results of our survey, ‘CMState’ – where we’ve called upon the 13,000+ members of the CM Pros extended community to tell us what’s really affecting them, their organizations and their industry. We believe it to be the first and largest survey of content management professionals of its kind.
We won’t just be talking about the technology, the vendors and the strategies, but also about our profession – what it means to be a content management professional. We’ll talk openly about our industry, and how the CM Pros organization can help and what we have planned. As our industry moves and reinvents – so must we.
In this session we will:
- Exclusively reveal the results of our CMState survey; what are the real trends and challenges our industry is facing – in the words of the people facing them
- Dissect some of those challenges and trends with thought-provoking presentations and workshop activities
- Help you connect with your profession as a content management practitioner
- Give you a primer for the rest of the conference – the sorts of questions we think you should have in mind as you enter the sessions and network with your peers
We look forward to you joining us. In the meantime, how about participating in our survey? It’s open to all and we’ll send you the results in a whitepaper – .
Boston MA, December 11, 2006. The Gilbane Group and Lighthouse Seminars today announced that the Gilbane Conference series is extending its reach into complementary technologies in 2007 with the co-location of both the LISA Forum and the CM Pros Summit. Having established itself as the industry’s top forum for bringing together industry experts, vendors and end users to share new content management technologies and real-world experiences, the addition of these new events to the Gilbane Conferences will help further educate attendees and drive business success.
LISA (Localization Industry Standards Association) is one of the leading international associations for globalization professionals and organizations doing business around the world. It has distilled the right ways and wrong ways of supporting international customers, products and services over the last fifteen years from more than 500 corporate members, public & private institutions, government ministries and trade organizations. CM Pros (Content Management Professionals Association) is the worldwide organization for people who want to learn more about content management from other CM professionals.
“Our partnership with Gilbane illustrates the structural link between globalization services and managing content globally,” said Michael Anobile, Managing Director of LISA. “Users of globalization tools, technologies and standards now have a single point of reference for the expertise required to develop, sell and support products, customers and information services worldwide.”
In its three years since inception, the Gilbane Conferences (Boston, Washington DC and San Francisco) have rapidly gained a reputation for being the premiere content management events to attend due to the focus of providing neutral and educational information to attendees. The events will offer attendees a chance to learn about Web content management, enterprise content management, collaboration, enterprise wikis & blogs, globalization & localization, enterprise search & search based applications, enterprise digital rights management, and automated publishing.
“Because we are strictly neutral with regard to vendors, analysts, enterprises, and consultants, we have been able to maintain a constant dialog with each group, all of whom are our customers, and all of whom we have learned from,” said Frank Gilbane, Conference Chair. “Our conference content is carefully designed by our team of consultants and analysts to ensure the focus is on what you need to know to successfully plan and implement content technology solutions. Partnering with LISA and CM Pros only increases the value we offer attendees in providing actionable information that attendees can implement immediately.”
For more information on the 2007 Gilbane Conferences, visit:
Welz & Weisel Communications
Evan Weisel, 703-218-3555
Jeffrey V. Arcuri
The non-profit Content Management Professionals organization, an international community of practice, is holding their Spring Summit in San Francisco on April 11. The Summit is being held at the Palace Hotel in downtown San Francisco in conjunction with our Gilbane Conference on Content Management Technologies.
Activities at the Summit include small-group, roundtable discussions focusing on the strategy and practice of content management and the role of those who are engaged in this discipline. CM Pros members leading roundtables include:
- Erik Hartman (Netherlands) on the enterprise content management poster and CMSML (CMS markup language)
- Hilary Marsh (Chicago) on the content in content management
- Ann Rockley (Toronto) on making the content management business case
- Mira Wooten (Mountain View, CA) on content management networking
- Rahel Bailie (Vancouver) on the human factor in content management
- Seth Earley (Boston) on doing successful taxonomy projects
- Shuli Goodman (San Francisco) on effective governance models to support enterprise content strategies
- David Warwick (Australia) on organizational compliance and the role of CM systems.
Update: Full Summit Program and schedule.
Register for the Summit or find out more about it.
(Discloure: I’m on the board.)