9/14/04

Content Management Conferences in Boston brings together the largest collection of leading industry analysts, technologists, and enterprises that have successfully deployed content management technologies 

Contacts:
Joy Blake Scott
Longleaf Public Relations
joy@longleafpr.com
Jeffrey Arcuri
Lighthouse Seminars
781-821-6634
jarcuri@lighthouseseminars.com

Cambridge, MA, September 14, 2004. The Gilbane Report and Lighthouse Seminars announced an unparalleled combination of expert faculty for the Gilbane Conference on Content Management to be held at the Westin Copley in Boston, November 30 – December 2, 2004.

The conference program is entirely focused on content technologies, and includes 27 educational sessions covering today’s most critical issues for businesses planning or implementing a content management strategy. The program is organized into 6 tracks so attendees with specific interests can easily organize their itinerary. The tracks are: Content Management, Enterprise Search & Knowledge Management and Collaboration; Document & Records Management; Enterprise Information Integration; Digital Asset Management; and Content Technology Works Best Practices and Case Studies. In addition, there are 3 half-day intensive workshops on: “ Web Content Management Systems: Principles, Products & Practices”, “Content Technology Choices for Technical Communicators”, and “Enterprise Search – Principles, Players, Practices, & Pitfalls”.

The conference faculty consists of 65+ speakers carefully chosen for their expertise and communication capability, and is comprised of analysts, consultants, and practitioners from many vertical industries who have successfully implemented content technology applications . In addition, there are technology experts from content technology suppliers.

Leading analysts and consultants from Robert W. Baird & Co., IDC, InfoWorld, Ovum, Delphi, Yankee Group, InfoTrends/CAP Ventures, CMSWatch, the Gilbane Report, and many others, will provide insight on technology and market trends and tell you how to get started on a successful project.

Well-known authors and practicing consultants, including Bob Boiko, (“The Content Management Bible”), Ann Rockley (“Managing Enterprise Content: A unified Content Strategy”), Bill Trippe (“Digital Rights Management: Business and Technology”), Lynda Moulton (“ Data Bases for Special Libraries: A Strategic Guide to Information Management”) and many others will be on hand to share their expertise with attendees.

IT and business executives from WGBH, Hewlett Packard, BBC, University of Buffalo, Lexis/Nexis, Sesame Workshop, IDX Systems, Analog Devices, CMP Media, J. & W. Seligman, Grand Circle Travel, RC Hagen, and others will share their experiences in successfully deploying content technology in their enterprises.

“Content management technologies need to be core components of most enterprise applications today.” said Frank Gilbane, Conference Chair, “But there is such a broad array of content technologies and a lack of experience integrating them that businesses have been rightfully cautious. That is why it is critical to share successful examples of content technology deployments, and to provide a well-balanced and critical analysis of the technologies and issues. By bringing together experts from all industry constituencies, we can ensure attendees are well-informed and prepared for success.”

The conference program and faculty listing is available at www.gilbane.com/CM_conference_program_Boston_04.html.

Sponsors of the Gilbane Content Management conference in Boston include EMC Documentum (NYSE:EMC), GMC Software, Interwoven (NASDAQ:IWOV), Open Text ( NASDAQ:OTEX), and Stellent (NASDAQ:STEL). For a complete list of sponsors and exhibitors-to-date see https://gilbane.com/CM_conference_Boston_04.html

About Bluebill Advisors, The Gilbane Report 
Bluebill Advisors, Inc. serves the content management community with publications, conferences and consulting 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 (Open Text – NASDAQ:OTEX), 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

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