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Day: December 11, 2006

LISA Forum, CM Pros, and Gilbane Conference to co-locate

For Immediate Release:

LISA Forum and CM Pros to Co-Locate with 2007 Gilbane Conferences on Content Management Technologies

Gilbane Conferences Considered Premiere Industry Events for Obtaining Content Management Advice 

Welz & Weisel Communications
Evan Weisel, 703-218-3555
Cell: 703-628-5754

Jeffrey V. Arcuri
Lighthouse Seminars

Boston MA, December 11, 2006. The Gilbane Group and Lighthouse Seminars today announced that the Gilbane Conference series is extending its reach into complementary technologies in 2007 with the co-location of both the LISA Forum and the CM Pros Summit. Having established itself as the industrys top forum for bringing together industry experts, vendors and end users to share new content management technologies and real-world experiences, the addition of these new events to the Gilbane Conferences will help further educate attendees and drive business success.

LISA (Localization Industry Standards Association) is one of the leading international associations for globalization professionals and organizations doing business around the world. It has distilled the right ways and wrong ways of supporting international customers, products and services over the last fifteen years from more than 500 corporate members, public & private institutions, government ministries and trade organizations. CM Pros (Content Management Professionals Association) is the worldwide organization for people who want to learn more about content management from other CM professionals.

Our partnership with Gilbane illustrates the structural link between globalization services and managing content globally, said Michael Anobile, Managing Director of LISA. “Users of globalization tools, technologies and standards now have a single point of reference for the expertise required to develop, sell and support products, customers and information services worldwide.”

In its three years since inception, the Gilbane Conferences (Boston, Washington DC and San Francisco) have rapidly gained a reputation for being the premiere content management events to attend due to the focus of providing neutral and educational information to attendees. The events will offer attendees a chance to learn about Web content management, enterprise content management, collaboration, enterprise wikis & blogs, globalization & localization, enterprise search & search based applications, enterprise digital rights management, and automated publishing.

Because we are strictly neutral with regard to vendors, analysts, enterprises, and consultants, we have been able to maintain a constant dialog with each group, all of whom are our customers, and all of whom we have learned from, said Frank Gilbane, Conference Chair. Our conference content is carefully designed by our team of consultants and analysts to ensure the focus is on what you need to know to successfully plan and implement content technology solutions. Partnering with LISA and CM Pros only increases the value we offer attendees in providing actionable information that attendees can implement immediately.

For more information on the 2007 Gilbane Conferences, visit:

About Gilbane Group, Inc.
The Gilbane Group, Inc. serves the content technology community with publications, conferences and consulting services. The Gilbane Group, Inc. also administers the Content Technology Works 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: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.


Lots of Globalization and localization activity this week

Underscoring the increasing interest in globalization and localization among our audience of content and web professionals are three items this week. Today we announced that the the LISA (Localization Industry Standards Association) Forum will co-locate with the Gilbane conferences starting with Gilbane San Francisco April 10- 12, 2007. Last Friday, Kaija Poysti, introduced herself as our new guest blogger covering translation and localization issues (in her post, she doesn’t actually propose it, but she does point us to some reasons why we should just all speak Finnish). And, this coming Wednesday, we co-host a case-study webinar on how Sun has built a a global customer experience with their online content and branding.

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