3/22/05

“Making the Most of Compliance” session to help attendees take expenditures on compliance and turn them into real, measurable added value

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Contacts:
Evan Weisel
Welz & Weisel Communications
703-323-6006
evan@w2comm.com
Jeffrey Arcuri
Lighthouse Seminars
781-821-6634
jarcuri@lighthouseseminars.com

Cambridge, MA, March 22, 2005. Lynn Brewer blew the whistle at Enron. Carole Switzer is Senior Vice President and General Counsel of the Open Compliance and Ethics Group (OCEG), a not for profit organization established to develop a common framework for effective management of corporate compliance and ethics programs. Michael Evans works with Ernst & Young to implement compliance and governance systems. All three of these prominent experts will participate in a free panel discussion titled, “Making the Most of Compliance” on Tuesday, April 12 th at 11:00 a.m. as part of the Gilbane Conference on Content Management, taking place April 11-13 at the Palace Hotel in San Francisco.

In this session, Gilbane Report Senior Editor Bill Zoellick asks these prominent experts how companies can build effective compliance programs. Focusing not just on technology, but on the broader governance framework, this discussion will help attendees think more deeply and broadly about stages of compliance program maturity and about where their programs can and should be headed. The expert panel will take particular care to help attendees address questions such as where to focus resources, what the program should involve, and how to tie different compliance initiatives together into a single coherent, sustainable component of a company’s activities. For more information on this session, visit: https://gilbane.com/San_Francisco_05_program.html

“With all the focus on compliance deadlines, it is easy for companies to fall into the trap of treating internal control and governance issues as some kind of special project, like another Y2K initiative,” says Zoellick. “The trouble is, compliance is never ‘over;’ companies need to invest in systems and create processes to sustain this effort year after year. Perhaps even more important, treating compliance as a “project” can cause companies to miss out on the substantial benefits that come from improved internal controls. The focus for this discussion, with these experienced panelists, is to help companies shift from ‘compliance as a burden’ to ‘internal control as an opportunity.’”

In addition to the conference sessions and free keynotes, attendees can attend a free technology showcase to gain expert insight and get a hands-on understanding of the latest information and content management innovations. Exhibitors in the showcase represent enterprise and web content management, digital asset management, document management, enterprise portals, enterprise search, content & information integration, collaboration, authoring, and more. There is no charge to visit the Exhibit Hall; however, a registration badge is required for admittance. On-site registration is available for exhibit-only visitors.

This event brings together 750 thought leaders and practitioners to provide attendees with actionable advice, techniques, best practices, and case studies to help understand and successfully implement content technologies critical to their businesses.

The Gilbane Conference on Content Management is unique in that the majority of its conference sessions are delivered by industry analysts and researchers to offer attendees a neutral and balanced market perspective related to content technologies and trends. The program is organized into five technology-specific areas: Content Management, Enterprise Search & Knowledge Management, Content Technology Works (case studies), Document & Records Management & Compliance, and Enterprise Information Integration.

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, Atomz, Astoria Software, ClearStory Systems (OTCBB:INCC), Context Media, Convera (NASDAQ:CNVR), IBM (NYSE:IBM ), Idiom Technologies, Mark Logic, Open Text (NASDAQ:OTEX), Trados, Vasont, and Vignette (NASDAQ:VIGN). www.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. http://www.lighthouseseminars.com

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