Gilbane Content Management Conference Announces Thought Leaders Participating in Keynote Panels

Content Management Technologies Conference in Boston includes three interactive keynote panels with noted analysts, authors, and IT leaders from IDC, Forrester, Ovum, Baird & Co., InfoWorld, W3C, CMSWatch, WGBH, HP, J&W Seligman, and more. 

Joy Blake Scott
Longleaf Public Relations
Jeffrey Arcuri
Lighthouse Seminars

Cambridge, MA, November 9, 2004. The Gilbane Report and Lighthouse Seminars announced the speaker line-up for the three keynote panels at the Gilbane Conference on Content Management to be held at the Westin Copley in Boston, November 30 – December 2, 2004.

The opening keynote panel on Tuesday November 30, 8:30 – 10:00am includes six highly-respected industry analysts who will provide an up-to-the-minute update on technologies & trends. Moderated by Frank Gilbane, the panelists include: Steven Ashley, Senior VP Research, Baird & Co., Joshua Duhl, Research Director, Content Management and Rich Media, IDC, Hadley Reynolds, Vice President & Research Director, Delphi, Robert Markham, Senior Analyst, Forrester Research, Alan Pelz-Sharpe, Vice President North America, Ovum, and Mike Maziarka, Director, InfoTrends/CAP Ventures.

The pre-reception keynote panel on November 30, 3:45 – 5:15pm will debate some of the key decisions facing content technology strategists and system architects, such as “Open” document formats, XHTML vs. HTML, and XSL vs. CSS. The expert panel includes: Jon Udell, Lead Analyst, InfoWorld, Bob Boiko, Author, The Content Management Bible, and Lecturer, University of Washington iSchool, Tony Byrne, Editor, CMSWatch; Author, The CMS Report, and Matt May, Web Accessibility Specialist, W3C (World Wide Web Consortium).

In the opening keynote panel on Wednesday December 1, 8:30 – 10:00am senior executives involved in forward-thinking content technology and business strategies will share their views on best practices & implementation strategies. Panelists include: David B. Liroff, Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, WGBH Educational Foundation, Mario Queiroz, Vice President, Content and Product Data Management, HP, and Bill Benz, Vice President, eBusiness, J. & W. Seligman.

“Attendees will hear from top strategists at market-leading companies in financial services, high tech, and media and publishing,” said Track Chair Mary Laplante, Senior Editor of The Gilbane Report and VP Consulting Services at Bluebill Advisors. “Our panelists will share their experiences with successful deployment of content technology, which is what our Content Technology Works initiative is all about.”

The Gilbane 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 complete Gilbane conference program is available at

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

About Bluebill Advisors, The Gilbane Report 
Bluebill Advisors, Inc. serves the content management community with publications, conferences and consulting services. The Gilbane Report 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, ClearStory Systems ( OTCBB:INCC) , Context Media, Convera (NASDAQ:CNVR), IBM (NYSE:IBM ), Trados, Vasont, 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.