Gilbane Conference on Content Management Technologies Boston to Host CM Professionals Annual Summit

Summit and Conference Co-Locate to Facilitate Exchange of Ideas and Information with other Content Management Professionals and Industry Experts

Evan Weisel
Welz & Weisel Communications

Cambridge, MA, October 11, 2005. The Gilbane Report and Lighthouse Seminars today announced that the Gilbane Conference on Content Management Technologies Boston (November 29th – December 1st), will host CM Professionals third summit on Monday, November 28th at The Westin Copley Place in Boston, Massachusetts.

The one-day CM Professionals Fall Summit will kick-off with an industry keynote followed by roundtable discussions and workshops. Attendees will have an opportunity to get advice and recommendations from experts who are already well established in the field, and to exchange ideas with other professionals working in the dynamic, increasingly important content management community of practice.

“This Summit is a natural complement to our three-day program that will focus on the broad range of content technologies available for enterprise applications, including already widely deployed technologies like content management and enterprise search,” said Frank Gilbane, Conference Chair. “We are co-located to provide attendees with the opportunity to maximize their time out of the office, to network with, and learn from their peers and industry analysts about the latest content management applications and deployments.”

Attendees participating in Monday’s Summit will have access to the following sessions:

  • Content Management Systems and Personalization
  • Knowledge Discovery through Semantic Content Management
  • A-Z Indexes for Content Searching
  • The Relationship Between a CMS and the Organization’s Intranet
  • Managing a Hybrid CMS Across the Enterprise
  • Taxonomy for Personalization
  • Workflows for Personalization
  • Selecting a Content Management System

The full summit agenda is at:

Following Monday’s Summit, attendees can then participate in the three-day Gilbane Conference on Content Management Technologies. Complete event details can be found at:

This event is unique in that the majority of the 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 event brings together thought leaders and practitioners to provide attendees with actionable advice, techniques, best practices, and case studies to help successfully implement content technologies critical to their businesses.

This year’s conference will focus on the broad range of content technologies available for enterprise applications, including widely deployed technologies like content management and enterprise search. It will also look at the use and applicability of newer technologies for corporate content applications, especially blogs, wikis, RSS and “rich internet” applications. The five educational program tracks are:

— Content Managers Track (CM) – This track is for anyone managing content of any type, for everything from small websites, to knowledge management intranets, to large enterprise content strategies.

— Content Technologists Track (CT) – These sessions are for IT or technically oriented content or business managers. The material is a little more technical and looks at a select set of content-related technologies.

— Marketing Managers Track (MT) – This track is designed for content managers who need to manage marketing content, whether for an e-commerce site or a cross-media brand or publishing strategy.

— Business & Compliance Managers Track (BC) – This track is for managers responsible for compliance, governance, and managing content to enhance business processes and risk reduction.

— Content Technology Works Track (CTW) – This track presents and examines case studies – the emphasis is on all aspects of successful implementations.


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(TM) program disseminating best practices with partners Software AG (TECdax:SOW), Sun Microsystems (NASDAQ:SUNW), Artesia Digital Media, a Division of Open Text, Astoria Software, ClearStory Systems (OTCBB:INSS), Context Media (Oracle, NASDAQ: ORCL), Convera (NASDAQ:CNVR), IBM (NYSE:IBM), Idiom, Mark Logic, Open Text Corporation (NASDAQ:OTEX), SDL International (London Stock Exchange:SDL), Vasont Systems, Vignette (NASDAQ:VGN), and WebSideStory (NASDAQ:WSSI).

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.