For Immediate Release:

6/5/06

New Session Just Added – WhiteHouse.gov: Utilizing Technology to Communicate the President’s Agenda Online; Free Technology Showcase of Content Management Solutions 

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Evan Weisel, 703-323-6006
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Washington, DC , June 5, 2006. The Gilbane Group and Lighthouse Seminars in cooperation with CMS Watch, today announced that it has pulled together an all-star line-up of government executives set to share with attendees how they use content management solutions to help accomplish their missions at the inaugural Gilbane Conference on Content Technologies for Government. Taking place June 13-15 at the Ronald Reagan Building in Washington DC, this event also offers a free technology showcase where attendees can meet with leading content management vendors to see product demonstrations.

Speakers include executives from the GAO, FAA, NASA, FirstGov, Navy, Forest Service, EPA, OMB, World Bank, NPR, White House, GPO, International Trade Commission, Department of Energy, Social Security Administration, and many more.

Just announced, a new session titled “WhiteHouse.gov: Utilizing Technology to Communicate the President’s Agenda Online” presented by David Almacy, Internet and E-Communications Director, The White House, has been added to the schedule on June 15 at 3:30 pm EST. As the Internet continues to rapidly evolve, Federal government Web sites are constantly adapting to meet the needs of their visitors. The White House’s Internet and E-Communications Director will provide a brief overview of the White House Web site and discuss how technology is being used to assist in communicating the President’s message to a growing online audience.

Also on display throughout the event will be the Tera Byte 100 Lab.

— The Emergent Relationship Analytics Solution (TERAS) indexes and searches terabytes of multi-lingual, semi-structured text, extracts those pieces of content that are important to the analysts (names, phone numbers, addresses, company names, monetary amounts, etc), and uses the extracted metadata to enhance the categorization of documents and document components. Extracted entities are “marked” within the data so that they can be retrieved, and, the text data can be mined to identify indirect relationships. “Collection” metadata is captured and indexed by the system (e.g., the date/time that the information was collected), allowing temporal queries and retrievals. This very high speed and high efficiency indexing and retrieval system supports search operations across disparate data types. These search operations include fully integrated text and metadata search, as well as ontology-based text mining.

In addition to this special lab, several vendors will offer product demonstrations, including:

— “Aquilent provides Web presence and information management solutions for Federal agencies. On display will be case study examples of improving the user experience for FirstGov, USPS.com, and others agencies.”

— CM Pros is a membership organization that fosters the sharing of content management information, practices, and strategies. Join CM Pros today! www.cmpros.org

— CrownPeak is defining the future of content management with its cost-effective software services for Web content management and site search. Gain complete control over your web site management. www.crownpeak.com.

— Ektron will demonstrate CMS400.NET V6.0’s new features for creating and managing interactive websites and applications, including blogging, web analytics, polls/surveys, forums, content ratings, AJAX-enabled search, enhanced multi-site support and localization.

— eTouch Systems will launch eTouch SamePage Solutions for Government – industry’s first wiki supporting Section 508 compliance while delivering rich functionality and wiki ease-of-use with enterprise-grade scalability, security, and reliability.

— Idiom(R) Technologies optimizes the globalization supply chain by aligning global enterprises, language service providers and translators. Award-winning WorldServer(TM) software solutions expand market reach and accelerate multilingual communication with a proven platform for automating translation and localization processes.

— Mark Logic Corporation provides the industry’s leading XML content server. Mark Logic helps government agencies build custom publishing systems, integrate, repurpose and deliver content, and search and discover information.

— Percussion’s Rhythmyx CMS allows organizations to efficiently manage their Web and portal content, documents, and digital assets. Rhythmyx is rated in the Top 6 WCM vendors in the Gartner WCM MarketScope for 2005.

— Recognized throughout the industry as the fastest to implement and easiest to use, RedDot CMS and LiveServer extend usability, deliver more relevant content, and make site administration simple.

— Sitecore’s pure .NET web content management and portal software for growing and evolving organizations provides ease of use, flexibility and scalability, while seamlessly integrating with existing Microsoft platform investments.

To view the full conference program, visit: https://gilbane.com/gilbane-conference-washington-dc-2006/

About CMS Watch 

CMS Watch(TM) is an independent source of analysis and advice on content management and enterprise search. In addition to the freely-available articles on its website, CMS Watch publishes vendor-neutral technology reports that provide independent analysis and practical advice regarding web content management, records management, and enterprise search, and portal solutions. These reports help sort out the complex landscape of potential solutions so that project teams can minimize the time and effort to identify and evaluate technologies suited to their particular requirements. For more information, visit www.cmswatch.com.

About The Gilbane Group 
Gilbane Group, Inc. serves the content management community with publications, conferences and consulting services. The Gilbane Group administers the Content Technology Works(TM) case study 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, Omtool (NASDAQ:OMTL), Open Text Corporation (NASDAQ:OTEX), SDL International (London Stock Exchange:SDL), Vasont Systems, Vignette (NASDAQ:VIGN), and WebSideStory (NASDAQ:WSSI). https://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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