For Immediate Release:


Blogs, Taxonomies, Open Source, Content Platforms, Integration, Other Strategic Technology Issues Focus of Opening Keynote Panel; Blog Enables Attendees to Pose Questions, Shape Discussion in Advance 

Joy Blake Scott
Longleaf Public Relations
Jeffrey Arcuri
Lighthouse Seminars

Cambridge, MA, April 26, 2005. The Gilbane Report and Lighthouse Seminars announced that the Gilbane Conference on Content Management Technology slated for Amsterdam at the RAI Centre, May 25-27, 2005, will feature an opening keynote panel of technology executives discussing the major upcoming content technologies that will have a profound impact on content management technology development and deployment in the next 12 – 24 months.

Members of the panel include:

  • John Newton, Chairman & CTO, Activiti; Co-founder, Documentum
  • Bjørn Olstad, CTO and co-founder, FAST
  • Rich Buchheim, Senior Director, Enterprise Content Management Strategy, Oracle

Moderating the panel will be Conference Chair Frank Gilbane, Editor and Publisher of The Gilbane Report.

“This debate will expose new developments and trends that are critical to understand for anyone with a stake in content management, whether project manager, business manager, IT strategist, consultant, integrator, market or financial analyst, or vendor,” says Gilbane. “We’ve even established a Web Blog where attendees can post their own suggestions for questions to ask the panel.”

Some of the questions the panel will cover include:

  • There is a lot of debate about enterprise content management (ECM) suites verses individual content applications. What is an “ECM suite” and which approach makes the most sense?
  • The proliferation of content applications and repositories has created a huge integration challenge. How and when will this get resolved?
  • How will blog, wiki, and RSS technology affect content management applications?
  • Will taxonomies or “folksonomy” tagging technologies have a major impact on CMS applications?
  • Are Portals dead for good?
  • How will open-source content management software affect future content management implementations?

The Gilbane Conference on Content Management is being held in conjunction with XTech 2005 (formerly XML Europe). Gilbane Conference attendees will receive four free session passes to attend sessions at XTech 2005. For more information, visit

To view the entire Gilbane Conference program, 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.