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Month: May 2011 (Page 1 of 2)

Gilbane Boston speaking proposals deadline

Update – We have received a phenomenal number of proposals – almost 50% more than last year. We have also had a huge number of requests for extensions, so we have extended the deadline for speaking proposals through next week – until May 28th. Don’t delay though, as our program committee is already pouring over the proposals we have.

Proposal Deadline: May 16th 28th, 2011

The Gilbane conference is all about helping organizations apply content, web and mobile technologies to communicate with their ecosystem of customers, employees, suppliers, partners, and the rest of the world in the most effective and efficient way possible.

This means understanding what technologies can and can’t do, what practices in applying them succeed or fail, and how to plan for changes in market and technology evolution. We bring together a diverse audience of technologists, marketers, strategists, business managers and analysts to learn, share, and debate best practices and strategies. Our conference is organized into four tracks so attendees in marketing, technology, a business unit, or an internal function will be able to plan a customized agenda.

To submit a proposal for a presentation or panel to contribute your expertise and experience, please see the topics below listed for the four tracks, then follow the instructions and guidelines for submitting proposals using our proposal submission form. Send any questions to speaking@gilbaneboston.com.

You can also learn more by visiting the conference website at http://gilbaneboston.com, where you can also see information from our 2010 conference.

Customers & Engagement track
Topics to be covered include: Web content management, content strategies, analytics, web design and UI, social media, digital and cross channel marketing, rich media, global reach, multilingual practices, personalization, information architecture, designing for mobile devices, e-commerce, search engine optimization. Read more

Colleagues & Collaboration track
Topics to be covered include: Collaborative authoring, intranets, knowledge management, search, wikis, micro-blogging and blogging, managing social and user-generated content, integrating social software into enterprise applications, SharePoint, portals, social software platforms, enterprise 2.0 strategies. Read more

Content Technologies track
Topics to be covered include: Multi-lingual technologies and applications, smartphone, iPad and tablet app development, XML, standards, integration, content migration, search, open source, SaaS, semantic technologies, social software, SharePoint, and relevant consumer technologies. Read more

Cross-channel Publishing track
Topics to be covered include: Multi-channel publishing, multi-lingual publishing, mobile app and digital product development and marketing strategies for the iPad, and other tablets and ebook readers, mobile content management, digital rights, digital asset management, DITA, documentation, structured content, and XML. Read more

http://gilbaneboston.com/speaker_guidelines.html

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Questions?: speaking@gilbaneboston.com

Sneak peek at the conference community site to be announced next week.

XBRL Continues Global Expansion as Standard for Business Reporting Transparency

Hundreds of executives from 38 countries convened in Brussels, Belgium this week during XBRL22 to discuss the continued global expansion of XBRL. One of the significant announcements made during the conference was in the area of insurance – the European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority (EIOPA) has chosen XBRL as the Uniform Format for Solvency II insurance reporting across Europe, as announced by Gilles Maguet, Secretary-General of XBRL Europe, the regional body for XBRL jurisdictions in the European Union. http://www.xbrl.org

EMC and Box Deliver Enterprise Content Management Mobility Through the Cloud

EMC Corporation announced a technology collaboration with Box to develop integrated content management solutions, bringing cloud-enabled sharing and collaboration to global enterprises. Customers get Box‘s user interface, easy external collaboration, and content access from any mobile device, paired with the enterprise-class security, compliance and process management from EMC Documentum. EMC Documentum customers can connect their on-premise deployments to Box through Box‘s ECM Cloud Connect, to synchronize, archive and transfer content between the two systems. The companies are currently working to build deeper integrations to offer customers a better content management and collaboration experience. Integrating Box‘s cloud layer and interface with EMC.  http://www.emc.com

Publishing Disruptors On Stun

PW Daily, in an article “Montlake Romance Marks Tip of Amazon’s Expansion Into Publishing,” by Rachel Deahl (May 04, 2011), reports that Amazon is establishing an imprint—actually, a series of imprints—that pushes Amazon further along the path of becoming a publisher itself.  In fact, Amazon is far enough along this path to declare them a publisher, fait accompli.

The recent Amazon activity at least suggests a disintermediation of traditional publishers. I’ve addressed this topic in more depth in the blog entry, The Amazon Publisher

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