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Alfresco, Rivet Logic, and Limelight Networks join Gilbane Boston roster

Alfresco, Rivet Logic, and Limelight Networks have joined the list of Gold sponsors of this year’s Gilbane Boston conference. See the updated list of sponsors and exhibitors.

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Keynote lineup for Gilbane Boston is complete

We are going to have fun with the keynotes this year with our new rapid-fire format. You won’t want to miss any of it so be sure to get their early enough for a good seat. Also, please remember that after seven years at the Westin at Copley Place we have moved to a roomier spot at the Westin Waterfront at 425 Summer Street. You could easily lose 45 minutes by showing up at the wrong hotel!

K1. Opening Keynotes: Big Ideas – Bold Statements

Wednesday, November 30, 8:30 – 10:00 & 11:00 – 12:00

Our keynotes are designed to inspire, provoke, and provide perspective on the big issues, trends, and shifting foundation of technologies, digital strategies, and channels for communication and engagement. Our keynote sessions this year will use a rapid-fire format. Each speaker will focus on describing a single big idea or making a bold statement that will help us think a little differently about our use or expectations of content and content technologies. Presentations are limited to 10-15 minutes with 5 minutes for Q&A. Use of slides will be minimal.

Moderator: Frank Gilbane

Christos M. Cotsakos, Ph.D.
Founding Chairman, CEO & President, EndPlay

Christer Johnson
Partner, North American BAO Advanced Analytics Leader, IBM Global Business Services

Georgiana Cohen
Manager, Web Content and Strategy, Tufts University & Co-founder, Meet Content

Maureen Chew
Chief Applications Officer, Information Technology Division, Commonwealth of MA

Stephen Powers
Principal Analyst & Research Director, Forrester Research

Tony Byrne
Founder, Real Story Group & CMS Watch

Scott Liewehr
Lead Analyst, Web Content Management, Outsell Gilbane Services & President, Content Management Professionals Assoc.

Registration information

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Network with the CMS experts at Gilbane Boston

Converse with the experts at the Conference, in the Exhibit Area and in the Hallways.
November 30 – December 2, Boston Westin Copley

We are honored to bring you a “who’s who” of leading practitioners, analysts, and technologists at our upcoming Boston Conference, this year focused on the theme “Content, Collaboration & Customers”, and strategies for engaging global customers on the Internet, and for collaborating with both internal colleagues and customers.

You aren’t limited to listening to speakers on a panel – there are two full days on conversations taking place in the hallways, in the exhibitor area, and during the reception, lunches and breaks. This large collection of diverse content management technology experts can only be found at Gilbane events. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn, network, and socialize with colleagues, peers, and experts at

You can learn more about our speakers, including how to connect with them via Twitter or their blogs at

Our faculty of experts and industry leaders includes:

Brooke Aker - CEO, Admantx

Navdeep Alam - Director of Data Architecture, Mzinga

Deane Barker - Content Management Practice Director, Blend Interactive

Jay Batson - VP & Founder, Acquia. Inc.

Geoffrey Bock - Senior Analyst, Collaboration & Social Computing, Outsell’s Gilbane Group

Tony Byrne - Founder, The Real Story Group

Arje Cahn - CTO, Hippo

Melissa Casburn - Director of User Experience, ISITE Design

Ann Comer-Woods - Executive Director of Communications, MIT Sloan

Keith Cook - Global eBusiness Officer, ACE Group

Cornelia Davis - Office of the CTO, EMC Corporation

John Eckman - Sr. Director, Optaros

Mark Fidelman - eVP, MindTouch

Elizabeth Fraley - Founder and CEO, Single-Sourcing Solutions

Jeff Fried - CTO, BA Insight

Doug Gaff - Director of Technology, NPR Public Interactive

Emmanuel Garcin - Vice President & General Manager, Jahia North America

Frank Gilbane - President, Outsell’s Gilbane Group

Paul Gillin - Principal, Paul Gillin Communications

Doug Gorman - CEO, Simply XML

Kian T. Gould - CEO, AOE Media

Jarrod Gingras - Analyst, Real Story Group

Tugdual Grall - VP of Business and Product Strategy, eXo

Ryan Gruss - Intranet Project Lead, Continuum

Darren Guarnaccia - VP Product Marketing, Sitecore

David Guenette - Senior Analyst, Outsell’s Gilbane Group

Laurence Hart - Director Technology Solutions, Washington Consulting, Inc

Larry Hawes - Lead Analyst, Collaboration and Enterprise Social Software, Outsell’s Gilbane Group

Paul Hinz - CMO, Liferay

Devin Holmes - Executive Director, Warrior Gateway

Jason Hunter - Principal Technologist, MarkLogic

Colleen Jones - Principal, Content Science

Mike Iantosca - IBM Authoring Tools and Content Management System PDT Lead, IBM

Mark Korey - Online Applications Project Manager, SAS Worldwide Marketing

Simon Lande - CEO, Magus

Mary Laplante - Vice President and Lead Analyst, Outsell’s Gilbane Group

Andrew Lawless - Principal, Dig-It! Consulting

Debra Lewis - Web Content and Localization Manager, OCLC Online Computer Library Center

Barry Libert - Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, Mzinga

Scott Liewehr - Senior Consultant, Web Content Management, Outsell’s Gilbane Group

Greg Lloyd - President & Co-Founder, Traction Software

Ned May - Director & Lead Analyst, Outsell Inc.

Cheryl McKinnon - Chief Marketing Officer, Nuxeo

Marcel Meth - Marcel Meth Independent Senior SharePoint Analyst

Lynda Moulton - Senior Analyst & Consultant, Enterprise Search, Outsell’s Gilbane Group

John Parsons - Principal, Byte Media Strategies LLC

Peter O’Kelly - Independent Analyst

John Petersen - Founder, Sutro Software

Stephen Powers - Senior Analyst, Forrester

Patrick Quinlan - Lead Curriculum Specialist, Citrix Education

Kathleen Reidy - Senior Analyst, 451 Group

Hadley Reynolds - Research Director, Search & Digital Marketplace Technologies, IDC

Sara Roberts - President/CEO, Roberts Golden Consulting, Inc

Robert Rose - Founder & Chief Troublemaker, Big Blue Moose

Shannon Ryan - President & CEO, non-linear creations

Barry Schaeffer - Sr. Analyst, Outsell’s Gilbane Group & Principal Consultant, Content Life Cycle Consulting

Anne Scharff - Director, IS Web Services, Cincinnati Childrens’ Hosptial Medial Center

C. Scyphers - Chief Technical Architect, Daemon Consulting, LLC

Jerry Silver - Senior Product Marketing Manager, EMC Documentum xCP

David Suess - CEO, Northern Light

Bill Trippe - Vice President, Content Strategies, Outsell’s Gilbane Group

Dale Waldt - Senior Consultant, Outsell’s Gilbane Group.

Shaun Walker - Creator & Chief Architect, DotNetNuke

Melissa Webster - Program Vice President, Content & Digital Media Technologies, IDC

Lisa Welchman - Founding Partner, WelchmanPierpoint

Randy Woods - Co-Founder & Executive Vice President, non-linear creations

Brett Zucker - EVP and CTO of Bridgeline Digital

The complete conference program and speaker list is available at

We Hope To See You There!
The Gilbane and Lighthouse team

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Building Robust Content Assets

Today we highlight the Building Robust Content Assets session at Gilbane San Francisco.

This session takes place on May 20th at 2:00pm PST.

T10. Building Robust Content Assets
Robust content can drive many processes designed to realize savings in time and costs and enable high quality, accurate information. Building robust content requires an understanding of the business drivers for your content and the systems that are used to create and manage it. Migrating legacy content to a robust environment will entail adding detail and value to the content before it can enable these benefits. This session focuses on the challenges and goals for creating robust content.

Video Introduction to the session.

Moderator: Dale Waldt, Senior Consultant, Gilbane Group

Andrew Striemer & Chad Miller, Robert Half International
“Pain Free Content Migration at Robert Half International”
Deane Barker, Content Management Practice Director, Blend Interactive
“The Mysterious Art of the Content Inventory”
Dick Weisinger, Software Technologist, Formtek
“Building a Global View of Your Organizational Data”

Have questions about this session or the Content Technologies track? Ask Dale Waldt, the track chair and moderator.

Register today!

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CM Pros workshop: The State of the CM Union

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 – .

Register today!

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Early bird discount extended for Gilbane San Francisco

Early Discount Extended for One Week!

Sign-up for the 7th annual Gilbane San Francisco Conference and use discount code GILBANE to save an additional $200!

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Gilbane Boston call for papers

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:

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 If you have questions about speaking proposals email us at

UPDATE: We have just created a Twitter account for the conference:, and we’ll use #gilbaneboston for the hashtag. We are going to use our main twitter account for Boston at

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Reminder! Compliance and the “Fear Factor” Webinar

$25 billion.
That’s the cost of compliance in the U.S. Securities Industry for 2005 according to the Securities Industry Association (SIA).

59 percent.
That’s the percentage of respondents to a poll that did not know if they were in compliance because they could not figure out what they have to do.

$15 million.
That’s the amount Morgan Stanley was fined for failing to produce tens of thousands of e-mails during SEC investigations from December, 2000 through through July, 2005.

No wonder compliance issues today = fear. They don’t have to.

Compliance is about recordkeeping. The core issue is surprisingly clear — focus on the lifecycle of paper and electronic communications – how information is created, routed, managed, accessed and archived.

Join us tomorrow, November 9, 2006 at 11:00am EDT for my panel discussion with Omtool CTO Thaddeus Bouchard and HP Financial Services Solutions Manager Joseph Wagle to discuss how to make compliance practices a seamless part of your business processes. Register here.

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Alfresco Launches Enterprise Open Source Web Content Management

Alfresco Software Inc. announced that the availability of the Alfresco Web Content Management Preview release. This release offers enterprise class open source Web Content Management (WCM) for today’s next generation web sites. This is a milestone for Alfresco which now offers a full Enterprise Content Management (ECM) suite of collaborative document management, records management, email archiving, image management and Web Content Management. The Alfresco Web Content Management Preview release is a WCM platform that includes features such as: Virtualization Server, Multi-Site Transactional Publishing, Web Content Compliance Server, Standards Based, and High-Availability Scalable Platform. End user features include: Standards-Based Forms to Create Pages – Chiba XForms, Simple Multi-Channel XML Publishing, Email-Based Production Workflow,In-Context Review,Integrated Support for Content Managers, Contributors, Reviewers, Web, Designers and Application Developers in one repository, Parallel Branching and Merging, Dependency Management, and Pre-Built Templates and Website Components.

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Documentum Introduces Architecture, Partners with IBM

Documentum, Inc. introduced its Open Content Architecture (OCA). The OCA framework is a fundamental part of the extensible Documentum 4i platform and allows customers to power any enterprise or e-commerce application with live, trusted content. Addressing the speed, flexibility and rich feature requirements demanded by eBusiness initiatives, Documentum 4i’s open architecture enables companies to leverage existing technology investments and implement new technology. Documentum’s Open Content Architecture integrates with eBusiness technologies through a series of Live Content Adapters. There are several Live Content Adapters already available for enterprise and desktop applications including Lotus Notes, Microsoft Exchange, SAP R/3 and PeopleSoft. The next Live Content Adapters that Documentum will make available will integrate key e-commerce platforms and Web application servers, such as IBM’s WebSphere, BEA Systems’ WebLogic, the Broadvision One-to-One family of eBusiness Applications and ATG Dynamo. In addition, Documentum is developing Live Content Adapters for popular Web authoring tools, such as Microsoft FrontPage and Macromedia Dreamweaver. Documentum also announced that as part of the IBM PartnerWorld for Developers Program, Documentum will integrate IBM WebSphere with its Documentum 4i solution and will receive co-marketing support for the solution from IBM.

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