We have our own set of speaker guidelines that are specific to our event that we ask all speakers to read. But last week there were two Harvard Business Review posts that provide some of the best advice you can find anywhere on giving a great presentation or moderating an engaging panel. These are must reads for anyone who cares about presentation or moderating skills, and strongly recommended for Gilbane Conference speakers. Even if you are already a speaking pro, each post is likely to give you at least one new idea. See:
- TED Curator Chris Anderson on How to Give a Killer Presentation
- Scott Kirsner, Innovation Economy Columnist for the Boston Globe on How To Moderate a Panel Like a Pro.
Call for papers
Please review the conference and track topics below and submit your speaking proposal.
Businesses and organizations of all kinds are struggling to keep up with the dramatic changes and challenges caused by current and near-term future potential of digital technologies. These challenges are enterprise-wide because everybody from customers to employees to partners expects an integrated and compelling digital experience that just works.
Accomplishing an engaging digital experience requires creating and managing compelling content, but also includes measuring how effective the content is, building interfaces that are consistent yet appropriate for multiple mobile channels, and integrating with e-commerce and enterprise systems. None of this should be news, but putting all the technologies and practices together is still largely uncharted or experimental territory for enterprises. Well-informed decisions on digital experience strategies require proactive dialog with experienced peers and industry experts.
At Gilbane conferences we bring together industry experts, content managers, marketers, marketing technologists, technology and executive strategists to share experiences and debate what the most effective approaches and technologies are, and how to implement them. Our theme this year is Manage – Measure – Mobilize, and we have tracks focused on the customer digital experience, employee digital experience, future technologies for digital experiences, and a track on digital strategies for publishers and information providers where we expand our theme to include Monetize.
Main conference tracks
Track C: Content, Marketing, and the Customer Experience
Designed for marketers, marketing technologists, growth hackers, content managers, strategists and technologists focused on customers and digital marketing.
- Web content management
- Customer experience management & engagement
- Digital and postdigital marketing
- Inbound & content marketing
- Marketing automation
- Measuring and analytics: Web, mobile, social, big data
- Growth hacking strategies
- Mobile challenges & channel priorities
- Marketing technologist best practices
- Responsive design
- Localization & multilingual content management
- Content strategies
- Cross-channel marketing
- E-commerce integration
- Search engine strategies
Track E: Content, Collaboration, and Employee Engagement
Designed for content, information, technical, and business managers focused on enterprise social, collaboration, intranet, portal, knowledge, and backend content applications.
- Collaboration and the social enterprise
- Collaboration tools & social platforms
- Enterprise social metrics
- Community building & knowledge sharing
- Content management & intranet strategies
- Enterprise mobile strategies
- Content and information integration
- Enterprise search and information access
- Semantic technologies
- Taxonomies, metadata, tagging
Track T: Re-imagining the Future: Technology and the Postdigital Experience
Designed for technology strategists, IT, and executives focused on the future of content and either internal or external digital experiences.
- Hybrid cloud content management
- Natural language technologies
- Haptic and gesture interfaces
- Big data platforms and tools
- Big data analytics
- The future of the open web and walled gardens
- New mobile operating systems
- Beyond desktops
- Distributed data, distributed apps – mixing up code and data
- Internet of things and digital experiences
- Wearable content
Track P: Digital Strategies for Publishing and Media
Designed for publishing and information product managers, marketers, technologists, and business or channel managers focused on the transition to digital products.
- Designing for digital products
- Business models and monetization
- Mixing owned, earned, and bought content
- Ad technologies and strategies
- App development strategies
- HTML5 or no?
- Multi-channel publishing
- Ebook readers vs tablets
- Tablets vs smartphones
- Mobile publishing workflows
- Matching content to platforms and devices
Submit your speaking proposal. [red]The deadline is June 30th 2013![/red]