Content Technology Industry’s Leading Organizations to Sponsor, Demo at Educational Event March 24-26 in L.A. 

Joy Blake Scott 
Longleaf Public Relations
Jeffrey Arcuri 
Lighthouse Seminars

Cambridge, MA , March 1, 2004 . The Gilbane Report and Lighthouse Seminars announced that 50 organizations have signed up so far to support the Gilbane Conference on Content Management as sponsors and exhibitors. The conference, being held at the Westin Bonaventure in Los Angeles, March 24-26, 2004, is entirely focused on content management technologies and includes 26 sessions and tutorials covering today’s most critical issues for businesses planning or implementing content management strategies.

“We are delighted with the strong show of support from the leaders in the content technology industry,” said Frank Gilbane, Conference Chair. “This event will truly be a “one-stop shop” for businesses looking to implement or improve content management strategies as virtually every critical business and technology will be addressed by representatives from all the major content technology firms.”

“It is critical to tie in electronic forms processing and XML data to content management strategies,” said Amber Kinne y, US InfoPath Product Manager at Platinum Sponsor Microsoft Corp. (NASDAQ: MSFT). “We are pleased to join other major content management technology suppliers at this important event to help spread this message to enterprises of all sizes.”

“Enterprise content management is arguably the most critical component to driving business efficiency through enterprise web applications,” said Leif Pedersen, Vice President of Worldwide Marketing and Market Strategy at Vignette Corp. ( NASDAQ: VIGN). “It is important for enterprises to see and hear about enterprise content management in the context of a wide variety of enterprise requirements, as they will at the Gilbane conference. Vignette is looking forward to sharing its vision of how to harness the power of information and the Web to drive measurable improvements in business efficiency at the Gilbane show.”

Microsoft is the Platinum sponsor of the Gilbane Content Management Conference in Los Angeles . Gold sponsors include Vignette, Context Media, and GMC Software. Other sponsors include IDC, InfoWorld, eContent Magazine, CMSWatch, Transform Magazine, XML Journal, Web Services Journal, OASIS, IDEAlliance, OSCOM, WOW, and G-SAM. Additional exhibitors include Advent 3b2, Arbortext, Astoria, aXtive Minds, Blast Radius, Convera, CrownPeak, Day, Documentum, Ektron, empolis, Ephox, exegenix, Globalscape, immediacy, INCSI, IXIAsoft, Kofax, Macromedia, Open Text, Percussion, RedDot, Refresh, RenderX, SchemaLogic, Software AG, Snapbridge, ThomasTech, Trados, Vasont, Weborganic, and more. For a complete list of sponsors and exhibitors see www.gilbane.com/CM_conference_sponsors_LA_04.html 

About Bluebill Advisors, The Gilbane Report

Bluebill Advisors, Inc. serves the content management community with publications, industry conferences and professional services. The Gilbane Report ( www.gilbane.com ) administers the Content Technology Works™ program disseminating best practices with partners Software AG (TECdax:SOW), Sun Microsystems (NASDAQ:SUNW), Artesia Technologies, Atomz, Context Media, Convera (NASDAQ:CNVR), INSCI (OTCBB:INSS), Trados, Vasont, Venetica, and Vignette (NASDAQ:VIGN).

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. http://www.lighthouseseminars.com