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Gilbane Conference on Content Management Technologies Recognized by End Users as the Industry’s Most Insightful Educational Forum

For Immediate Release:


San Francisco Event Addresses Most Pressing Content Management Challenges and Opportunities; Boston Event to Take Place November 29-December 1 – Call for Speakers Deadline May 15

Evan Weisel
Welz & Weisel Communications
Jeffrey Arcuri
Lighthouse Seminars

Cambridge, MA, April 21, 2005. The Gilbane Report and Lighthouse Seminars today announced that the San Francisco Gilbane Conference on Content Management Technologies (held last week at the Palace Hotel) was an overwhelming success as the event saw a significant increase in end-user attendance (over 20 percent), vendor sponsorships, as well as analyst and media turn out. The event brought together the industry’s top experts to discuss the hottest topics of the day – compliance, XML strategy for information interchange, enterprise use of blog & wiki technology, and much more.

“Conference attendees have again given us high marks for providing an educational and thought provoking event,” said Frank Gilbane, Conference Chair. “Our recipe of careful topic and speaker selection and inclusiveness allows for a variety of analyst viewpoints on the important technology and trends, a broad range of tried and true practices and tips from a range of consulting firms and enterprise practitioners, and enlightening debates among vendors and technologists are what sets our educational conferences apart. We will use the same formula at our upcoming Amsterdam and Boston events.”

The event in San Francisco attracted attendees interested in learning, evaluating and purchasing the latest content management technologies. End users came from organizations, including: PG&E, Bay Area Air Quality Management, Mervyns, Blue Shield of California, Ernst & Young, Stanford University, National Cancer Institute, Marriott International,, Visa, Bank of the Orient, Raytheon, Staples, Mastercard, and Thomson Healthcare. They attended the event to see the latest solutions from Interwoven, Open Text, Macromedia, Blast Radius, Quark, Hummingbird and many more. In addition, attendance was driven by the quality of the events 75+ speakers that provided vendor-neutral insight into today’s content management market.

“The level of sophistication of the Gilbane audience was impressive,” said Larry Bouthillier, Director of Educational Technologies and Multimedia Development, Harvard Business School. “I found the attendees, speakers, and vendors to be exceptionally knowledgeable in real-world applications of content technologies. In addition, the conference organization was among the best I have encountered.”

Boston Event Information 
The Gilbane Conference on Content Management Technologies will host its Boston event November 29- December 1 at the Westin Copley Place. The event will focus on the “what” and “how” – what are the content technologies enterprises should be using/considering, and how can they be applied to and benefit enterprise business applications?

Topics and technologies that will be covered at the Boston event include blogs, wikis, RSS, XQuery, enterprise rights management, and tools to assist with compliance, etc.; underused technologies like taxonomies and categorization; and “traditional” technologies including content management, document management, enterprise search, enterprise/content integration, authoring, and digital asset management.

A brief description of the event and topics is at:

The deadline for the call for papers for Boston is May 15, 2005. Instructions are at:

Amsterdam Event Information
The Gilbane Conference on Content Management Technologies is hosted three times a year. In addition to the San Francisco and Boston events, an event is held in Amsterdam, May 24-26. For more information on this event visit:

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).

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.


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