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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.

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Gilbane expo pass includes keynotes, product labs, reception

For those of you that do not have the time to spend 2 days with us at the Gilbane Boston Conference, we still have a lot going on for you to consider spending a half-day or few hours with is as our guest using your Complimentary Technology Showcase Pass.

Your pass includes the option to attend one or both of the conference Keynotes, Product Labs, full access to the exhibit area and the conference reception on December 1st. It is worth the effort to plan your time in advance. Here is a quick list of the activities to consider:

Wednesday – December 1, 2010

  • Opening keynote session with Marie Williams, Senior Director, Web Innovation, Global Online Services, Hilton Worldwide; Keith Cook, Global eBusiness Officer, ACE Group and Aaron Hill, Senior Director, Online Strategy & Services, SAS
  • Product Labs starting at 11:00am – 4 labs today
  • Second Keynote – Industry Analyst DebateWhat’s Real, What’s Hype, and What’s Coming with Hadley Reynolds, Director, Content & Digital Media Technologies, IDC; Stephen Powers, Senior Analyst, Forrester; Scott Liewehr, Senior Consultant, Web Content Management, Gilbane Group; Tony Byrne, Founder, The Real Story Group & CMS Watch; Kathleen Reidy, Senior Analyst, 451 Group
  • Expo Area and Networking10:00am to 6:00pm
  • Reception, Technology Demos, and Networking5:00pm to 6:00pm

Thursday – December 2, 2010

  • Product Labs starting at 8:30am – 6 labs today
  • Lunch Reception, Technology Demos, and Networking from 12:30pm to 2:00pm
  • Expo Area and networking at 10:40pm to 2:00pm

There is still time to take advantage of a special $200 discount off the Conference Plus package, the Pre-Conference Workshop & Conference package and the Conference Only options – just use the discount code “Gilbane“. Learn from the unique collection of leading practitioners, analysts, and technologists that can only be found at the Gilbane Conference!

Technology showcase hours
Wednesday, December 1: 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Thursday, December 2: 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

See the conference program & speakers at:
http://gilbaneboston.com/conference_program.html

See the complete conference schedule at:
http://gilbaneboston.com/conference-schedule.html

See the in-depth pre-conference workshops at:
http://gilbaneboston.com/exhibitors_sponsors.html

Sign-up for your FREE Technology Showcase Pass at:
http://gilbaneboston.com/registration_information.html

See you in Boston!

The Lighthouse Seminars & Gilbane Group Team

Gilbane Boston 2010
Westin Copley Place
November 30 – December 2, 2010

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Jeremiah Owyang and Dan Rasmus to Keynote Gilbane Conference

For Immediate Release:

Customer & Collaboration Visionaries Jeremiah Owyang and Dan Rasmus to Keynote Gilbane San Francisco Content Management Conference

Annual Conference Helps Attendees Evaluate the Latest Solutions to Reach and Engage Customers and Foster Collaboration with Customers and Partners

Boston, MA – March 10, 2010 – The seventh annual Gilbane San Francisco Conference (http://gilbanesf.com/) announced today that its lineup of keynote speakers will address the critical issues businesses face in using web technologies and content to more effectively connect with customers and collaborate with colleagues. The upcoming Gilbane San Francisco conference, produced by the Gilbane Group and Lighthouse Seminars, takes place May 18-20, 2010, at The Westin Market Hotel in San Francisco.

Public facing Internet sites are the new corporate front door, where customers, partners and investors engage with the corporate brand and develop perceptions. Intranets, blogs, wikis, portals and social software tools provide knowledge workers increasingly efficient ways to collaborate and share knowledge. Web and enterprise content management permeate every aspect of an organization, and customer and internal-facing applications share requirements that call for a number of enterprise content, publishing and infrastructure technologies, such as multi-lingual, social media, search, and more. Gilbane San Francisco 2010 brings together industry thought leaders from technology, enterprise IT, analyst, and consulting firms who provide attendees with the latest strategies, techniques and practices for successful application of web technologies to improve communications with global customers, employees and partners.

In addition to visionary keynotes, the event features in-depth pre-conference workshops and a main conference providing in-depth coverage of trends and technologies organized in four tracks: Customers & Engagement, Colleagues & Collaboration, Content Technology, and Content Publishing

Opening Keynote:
Our opening keynote session sets the stage for the rest of the conference with presentations & discussion of two of our main themes: engaging customers, and collaborating with colleagues. Prolific blogger and Twitterer Jeremiah Owyang may communicate with more companies on the use of web and social software technologies for connecting with customers than any other individual. Jeremiah has been involved in interactive marketing both as a Web marketer and an analyst at Forrester and now at Altimeter Group. If you want to know how companies are actually using social and web tools to engage with customers, Jeremiah is the go-to guy. Strategist and Author Dan Rasmus has been studying the knowledge worker workplace as an analyst, consultant, and at Microsoft, for decades, and has deep insight into how it has, and will continue, to change. Dan will be talking about two critical areas of collaborating in today’s, and tomorrow’s, workplace: cross-border, cross-culture collaboration practices, and how to design workplace experiences that will buffer people from complex changes that will likely take place in the future.

Industry Analyst Debate – What’s Real, What’s Hype, and What’s Coming:
We invite industry analysts from different firms to speak at all our events to make sure our conference attendees hear differing opinions from a wide variety of expert sources. A second, third, fourth or fifth opinion will ensure you don’t make ill-informed decisions about critical content and information technologies or strategies. This session will be a lively, interactive debate guaranteed to be both informative and fun. Panelists include Frank Gilbane, President, Gilbane Group; Rob Koplowitz, Principal Analyst, Forrester; Hadley Reynolds, Research Director, Search & Digital Marketplace Technologies, IDC; Tony Byrne, Founder, The Real Story Group & CMS Watch; Scott Liewehr, Senior Consultant, Web Content Management, Gilbane Group

“In today’s business environment, every organization has one thing in common – the need to leverage communication and content across multiple customer and partner communities,” said Frank Gilbane, President of the Gilbane Group and moderator of the keynote sessions. “This year’s keynotes share the timely theme of connecting with global customers and colleagues with marketing, product and enterprise content using web and social technologies.”

For information on keynotes and entire conference program, visit: http://gilbanesf.com/conference_program.html

IT and business professionals interested in attending the conference may register at:

Technology solution providers interested in exhibit or sponsor opportunities should visit: http://gilbanesf.com/sponsorship_opportunities.html

Follow the conference on Twitter: http://twitter.com/gilbanesf (#gilbanesf)

About Gilbane Group
Gilbane Group, a division of Outsell, Inc. is an analyst and consulting firm that has been writing and consulting about the strategic use of information technologies since 1987. We have helped organizations of all sizes from a wide variety of industries and governments. We work with the entire community of stakeholders including investors, enterprise buyers of IT, technology suppliers, and other consultant and analyst firms. We have organized over 70 educational conferences in North America and Europe. Information about our widely-read newsletter, consulting & advisory services, reports, white papers, case studies and analyst blogs is available at http://gilbane.com.

About Lighthouse Seminars
Lighthouse Seminars’ events cover information technologies and “content technologies” in particular. These include content management of all types, digital asset management, document management, web content management, enterprise portals, enterprise search, web and multi-channel publishing, electronic forms, authoring, content and information integration, information architecture, and e-catalogs.

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Lighthouse Seminars
Jeffrey V. Arcuri
508-759-8180
jeff@lighthouseseminars.com

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Mass.gov, Smithsonian, and Philips to Keynote Gilbane Boston Conference

For Immediate Release:

Panel of Senior Web Executives to Discuss Online Engagement with Customers

Boston, MA – October 8, 2009 — The opening keynote at the sixth annual Gilbane Boston Conference, produced by The Gilbane Group and Lighthouse Seminars, to take place December 1- 3, 2009, in Boston, MA will be a special panel made up of practitioners discussing Content, Collaboration & Customers.  In our opening keynote panel we will have a candid conversation with senior managers that are responsible for large public web presences that are critical to their organizations’ mission:

As Director of Mass.gov, Susan Parker has responsibility for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts’ official website, actually comprised of 75 websites with different combinations of requirements dictated by agency, resident, business, and visitor needs.

Michael Edson is Director, Web and New Media Strategy, Office of the CIO, at the Smithsonian Institution. The world’s largest museum complex and research organization composed of 19 museums, 9 research centers, and the National Zoo, the Smithsonian is a public institution with lots of competitors, and even more types of content to manage.

Luuk de Jager, Senior Director, B2C Organizational Empowerment, Central Marketing Office Online, Philips Consumer Lifestyle, is helping marketing managers more effectively engage 100 million online consumers with 5000 new products each year in 42 languages.

How do you effectively engage online with your customers? How can you be sure to reach all your customers? How do you meet the sometimes-competing needs of different constituencies both externally and internally? How do you manage collaboration between content contributors for consistency and quality? How do you implement social software and support user generated content so that it is a valuable addition to site visitors? How much control do you exert? These are some of the questions the panel will address.

Join us for an interactive and educational opening session. Conference attendees are encouraged to come with questions, and can also suggest questions in advance via our social media channels or email. See http://gilbaneboston.com/conference_program.html#K1 for details.

The additional conference sessions and pre-conference workshops will offer enhanced programs tied to competitive business and productivity issues surrounding a company’s content, collaboration & customers. The conference tracks have been organized around the four major areas of how enterprises use web and content technologies as well as where they are most likely to invest, including: Managing enterprise social content; Managing enterprise mobile content; SharePoint & Office 2010 and web content management and E-government & transparency.

Exhibitors
Attendees can also expect a world-class exhibit area, featuring the latest web content management tools, products, and services from 40+ conference sponsors and exhibitors, including: Microsoft, Alterian, atex, Coremedia, EPiServer, Jive, Just Systems, SDL Tridion, Sitecore, Across, Alcero, Backbase, Bridgeline Software, Connotate, Contextual, Day Software, dotCMS, Ephox, FatWire Software, GX Webmanager, Hippo, Inmagic, Kapow Technologies, Kentico, Magnolia, mediumbold, mindSHIFT, MultiCorpora, Nstein, Nuxeo, Open Text, Pegboard, Percussion, Plone, SDL, Telerik, Translations.com and Vamosa. http://gilbaneboston.com/exhibitors_sponsors.html

Learn more about the Gilbane Boston Conference 2009 by visiting: http://gilbaneboston.com/

Receive updates and follow the conference on Twitter at http://twitter.com/gilbaneboston

Registration
IT and business professionals involved in content creation, management, delivery or analytics wishing to attend the conference may register at: http://gilbaneboston.com/registration_information.html

To Exhibit
Technology solution providers wishing to exhibit or sponsor should contact Marc Goldstein at 781-821-6652 or at mailto:mgoldstein@lighthouseseminars.com.

About Gilbane Group Inc.
Gilbane Group Inc. is an analyst and consulting firm that has been writing and consulting about the strategic use of information technologies since 1987. We have helped organizations of all sizes from a wide variety of industries and governments. We work with the entire community of stakeholders including investors, enterprise buyers of IT, technology suppliers, and other consultant and analyst firms. We have organized over 60 educational conferences in North America and Europe. Information about our widely read newsletter, consulting & advisory services, reports, white papers, case studies and analyst blogs is available at http://gilbane.com.

About Lighthouse Seminars
Lighthouse Seminars’ events cover information technologies and “content technologies” in particular. These include content management of all types, digital asset management, document management, web content management, enterprise portals, enterprise search, web and multi-channel publishing, electronic forms, authoring, content and information integration, information architecture, and e-catalogs. .

Contact
Lighthouse Seminars
Jeffrey V. Arcuri, 508-759-8180
mailto: jeff@lighthouseseminars.com

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