What is hot in XML these days? I have been to a few conferences and meetings, talked with many clients, participated in various research projects, and developed case studies on emerging approaches to XML adoption. DITA (Darwin Information Typing Architecture) is hot. Semantically enriched XML is hot. Both enable some interesting functionality for content delivered via print, on the web, and through mobile delivery channels. These include dynamic assembly of content organized into a variety of forms for custom uses, improved search and discovery of content, content interoperability across platforms, and distributed collaboration in creating and managing content.
On November 30, prior to the Gilbane Conference in Boston, Geoff Bock and I will be holding our 3rd workshop on Smart Content which is how we refer to semantically enriched, modular content (it’s easier to say). In the seminar we will discuss what makes content smart, how it is being developed and deployed in several organizations, and dive into some technical details on DITA and semantic enrichment. This highly interactive seminar has been well received in prior sessions, and will be updated with our recently completed research findings. More information on the seminar is available at http://gilbaneboston.com/10/workshops.html.
By the way, t The research report, entitled Smart Content in the Enterprise, is now available at the research section at Gilbane.com. It (now available from Outsell Inc) includes several interesting case studies from a variety of organizations, and a lot of good information for those considering taking their content to the next level. We encourage you to download it (it is free). I also hope to see you in Boston at the workshop.
We’re featuring multlingual content strategies, practices, and technologies in four sessions on the San Franciso program:
- Reaching Global Audiences: Case Studies in Multilingual Multisite Web Content Management
- Breaking Out of the Silo: Improving Global Content Value Chains by Collaborating Across Departments
- Content Metrics: Tools for Measuring ROI in Global Content Infrastructures
- Eliminating the Multilingual Multiplier: Addressing the Cost of Producing Formatted Content in Multiple Languages
These topics are among the hot spots on Gilbane’s 2010 Content Globalization Heat Map, which identifies a set of key investments that companies can make today to advance their content globalization practices and overcome language afterthought syndrome. (See this presentation for more information on these concepts.)
We’re in the process of populating the sessions with top-notch speakers. Check the Gilbane San Francisco conference site for updates. Twitter is #gilbanesf.
Gilbane San Francisco is next week, and soon after we’ll be switching our energies to our annual Boston conference. The 2009 dates are December 1-3, and we are returning to the Westin Copley hotel for our 6th year. The first important date is the call for papers deadline, which is June 15th. Instructions for submitting speaking proposals can be found at: http://gilbane.com/speaker_guidelines.html.
The track structure this year will be similar to what we are doing in San Francisco. We are still fiddling with the exact names and descriptions, but currently the tracks are:
- Web & Business Engagement
- Managing Collaboration with Colleagues and Customers
- Integrating, Searching & Publishing Enterprise Content
- Content Infrastructure Strategies
We’ll be continuing our focus on enterprise use of social software and how it integrates into various business applications. We’ll also be adding more coverage of mobile content strategies and technologies. The mobile channel is no longer just for pure consumer applications, but has a critical role to play in mainstream business applications, for collaborating and content delivery, and much more. "Smartphone" platforms are rapidly becoming at least as important as desktops, notebooks and netbooks. Some specific technology areas at the Boston conference will be:
- Web Content Management
- Enterprise Social Software
- Enterprise Mobile Content
- Authoring & Publishing
- Content Globalization
- XML & XBRL
- Enterprise & Site Search
- Semantic Technologies
- Enterprise Content Management
The preliminary Gilbane Boston 2009 site is live at http://gilbaneboston.com/. If you have questions about speaking proposals email us at email@example.com.
We have just created a Twitter account for the conference: http://twitter.com/gilbaneboston , and we’ll use #gilbaneboston for the hashtag. We are going to use our main twitter account for Boston at http://twitter.com/gilbane .
Web content management takes center stage at the CM Pros Fall Summit, November 26 at the Westin Copley in Boston. The keynote speaker is Salim Ismail, who heads up the Brickhouse at Yahoo, a semi-autonomous unit charged with creating cool new things for Yahoo channels. As CM Pros president, I’ll moderate a discussion on new and improved WCM technologies and how they impact content management professionals. Topics on the one-day program include choosing a WCM solution, syndicating web content, wiki/WCM convergence, “2.0” and what it really means for businesses and users, social media optimization, migrating legacy content, WCM and rich media, and more. See the program and list of presenters on the event website.
Early-bird registration fee is $295 for members, $395 for non-members through September 30. Fee thereafter is $395 and $495, respectively. Continental breakfast, lunch and post-program reception included.
CM Pros sincerely thanks its event sponsors: Astoria Software, CrownPeak, Duo Consulting, FatWire, NetReach, and Terminal 4.
Don’t delay. Sign up and get $100 discounts today!
With the Boston program complete, we have been getting requests for the deadline for speaking proposals for our Gilbane San Francisco conference April 10-13, 2007. We publish this info at http://gilbane.com/speaker_guidelines.html on the bottom of the page when we have it. The deadline for submitting proposals for Gilbane San Francisco 2007 is January 3, 2007.
We have now published tutorial and session descriptions for our Fall conference (November 28-30, 2006 Westin Copley Place, Boston MA) and registration is also now open. Speaker details will be added soon.
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