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Scott Abel
Director of Marketing, CM Pros

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Scott Abel is a technical writing specialist and content management strategist whose strengths lie in helping organizations improve the way they author, maintain, publish, and archive their information assets. Scott's website,, is a popular resource for writers, editors and publishers interested in making the move to content management. Scott is a founding member of Content Management Professionals (CM Pros) and currently serves as director of marketing for the organization. Scott is an active member in the Society for Technical Communication (STC), where he focuses on educating members of STC Special Interest Groups about the role of technical communicators in content management.

Speaking in: Content Technologies: A Town Hall Debate

Eric M. Andersen
Senior I/T Architect

Eric Andersen is a Senior I/T Architect for IBM's Global Business Services division. He has extensive experience architecting, designing, developing, and delivering innovative technology solutions across a variety of industries including public sector, retail, and transportation. Eric's areas of expertise include enterprise search and information access, optimization, enterprise integration, e-commerce, e-marketplaces, and SOA/SOMA.

Speaking in: Case Studies in Enterprise Search

Michael Anobile
Executive Director, LISA

An international businessman with over 25 years experience in the IT sector, Michael Anobile received a Bachelors of Science degree in communications at Syracuse University, and participated in the Masters degree program in political communications at the University of Maryland. After relocating his family to Switzerland in 1980 to become European Training Manager for Exxon Office Systems, he subsequently held a number of European and Swiss senior management positions in the IT and language-technology industries, focusing on global business development and marketing. A founding member of LISA, and the Managing Director from its inception, he is responsible for the day-to-day management of the Association including outreach programs to other standards organizations (E.g., ISO, Unicode, Openi18N, W3C, OASIS, etc.) and government agencies (E.g., US Department of Commerce, the DoD, FBI, NVTC, NSA along with various Asian, Canadian and European language technology and national standards and trade bodies) as well as its international forums, training programs and industry marketing & public relations projects.

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Erik Arnold
Arnold IT

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Erik Arnold provides system engineering and technical support to the Federal government's search system. In addition, he is the co-owner of Arnold Information Technology, the advisory and research firm that authored Enterprise Search Report (published by CMSWatch in September 2004). Erik was a founder of The Point and helped create the for-fee backlink service and Point (Top 5% of the Internet) program. The Point was sold to Lycos in 1996 at which time, Erik joined the Lycos search team. He was one of the early employees of and managed that firm's search system. When Xoom was acquired by NBC, Erik was responsible for the NBCi search system. He founded an instant messaging company which he sold in 2002. In 2002 he joined Infozen and assumed responsibility for the project. He is a frequent speaker at search-related conferences, and he along with his father has co-authored more than two dozen articles about search and online information. Erik is a graduate of the University of Virginia. He resides in Washington, DC with his English bulldog.

Speaking in: How Search Vendors Do or Don't Support Desktop vs. Enterprise, vs. Web Search

Nate Aune

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Nate Aune is Founder and Chief Technologist of Jazkarta, which provides CMS solutions based on Plone, the open source content management system. He has helped small businesses and non-profits leverage Plone to build robust websites, intranets and customized web applications. With 15 years of experience in web development and IT consulting, Mr. Aune now explores the intersection of CMSes and online communities. He frequently organizes developer sprints which bring together coders and designers from all over the world to create community building tools for Plone. Out of these rich participatory experiences and interest in arts/music, Mr. Aune founded the PloneMultimedia and Plone4Artists community-driven projects. He is a member of the Plone Foundation, founder of the Boston Plone Users Group, and a regular speaker at the annual Plone conferences.

Speaking in: Open Source Content Management Experiences

Joseph Bachana
President, DPCI

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Mr. Bachana began his career in the late 1980's at the New York Times in its Production Technology Group. He furthered his career at the Associated Press as technical services manager for AP AdSend, the digital delivery system from advertisers to AP member newspapers. Mr. Bachana went on to be senior Project Manager at I.M.A.G.E. Inc, then Senior Account Manager at Inacom, before founding DPCI ( in April, 1999. A native of New York, Mr. Bachana is a graduate of both Brown (BA) and Columbia (GS) Universities and holds PMP certification from the Project Management Institute. Mr. Bachana serves on the editorial board of Palgrave-Macmillan's Journal for DAM, , is a guest lecturer on Multi-Channel Publishing, Content Management and Digital Asset Management at the Rochester Institute of Technology, Henry Stewart Symposium, and other industry conferences

Speaking in: Selecting and Building a WCMS: Case Studies

Sue Ballantine
Director of Customer Intelligence, Business Information Group, The McGraw-Hill Companies

Sue Ballantine is director of content production for the Business Information Group at the McGraw-Hill Companies. She is charged with standardizing production processes across the three BIG business units. Sue has been with The McGraw-Hill Companies for seven years and most recently was BIG Director of Customer Intelligence Systems. Prior to the acquisition of FT Energy by Platts, she was vice president of information design and delivery for all FT Energy products. Sue's background is in a mixture of technology and communications. She has broad experience in developing and integrating new systems and processes and has had significant success in furthering the adoption of new processes. Before coming to McGraw-Hill, Sue worked as a consultant, developing effective internal communications for IT departments in several large Denver companies. She has also served as managing editor for a number of scholarly journals and magazines. She was educated at University College London, the Humboldt University Berlin, and Iowa State University.

Speaking in: Monetizing content: Strategies and practical technology advice for creating agile content

Nora Barnes
Professor & Director, Center for Marketing Research, University of MA, Dartmouth

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Dr. Nora Ganim Barnes earned a Ph.D. in Consumer Behavior from the University of Connecticut and is a Chancellor Professor of Marketing and Director of the Center for Marketing Research at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. She is the recipient of the prestigious Leo Sullivan Excellence in Teaching Award and the Scholar of the Year at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. She was also awarded the system-wide University of Massachusetts President’s Community Service Award.   Dr. Barnes was selected twice for the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, Charlton College of Business, Outstanding Teacher Award. She was selected for a Distinguished Alumni Award from Rhode Island College. Dr. Barnes has worked as a consultant for many national and international firms including the National Pharmaceutical Council, the National Court Reporters Association, and the Board of Inquiry of the British Parliament, Scotts Lawn Care Co, Distilled Spirits Council of the US and others. She has worked closely with businesses in the Southern New England area providing marketing research assistance to over 200 small businesses. Dr. Barnes also works as a researcher/consultant to key agricultural groups including the MA cranberry industry, the Southern New England Winery Group and the Cape Cod Cultured Shellfish industries. As Director of the Center for Marketing Research, she has provided services in brand and product development, research, promotion, and commercial television production. She is a frequent keynote speaker for national and international meetings. Dr. Barnes has published over 125 articles in academic and professional journals and proceedings, has contributed chapters to books, and has been awarded numerous research grants. Her areas of expertise include Consumer Behavior (both online and offline) and Marketing Research.

Speaking in: Trends in Enterprise Blogs and Wikis

Eric Benson
Boomer Consulting

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Eric Benson is the Director of Interactive Communication at Boomer Consulting, Inc. Joining the Boomer team in June of 2005, Eric is responsible for creating innovative channels to communicate with members of the Boomer Community. Coming from a combination of science and design experience, Eric brings a unique set of skills to the Boomer Team. With a background in exercise physiology and a reinvention in graphic design, he can approach the online and technology projects at Boomer with either a structured approach or a creative one. Eric‘s experience spans print design, project management, and more recently, web design and information architecture. His range of interests adds a new depth to the Boomer team as well. With a strong background in print design, Eric is able to contribute to the improvement of all Boomer materials. His interests in online communication and collaboration will help take the Boomer Technology Circles™ into new territory. Eric’s work experience includes 10 years of print design, project management and general management. Although he was interested in web design, attending the Information Architecture Retreat in 2004 changed everything. His interests in online web design and development have taken over, and he can’t wait to get more into the tools a web architect uses. Prior to joining Boomer, Eric worked for an international manufacturer of industrial spill control products. During his tenure there, he helped rebrand the company, including rolling out a new website, catalog, marketing plan and other printed materials. He is a graduate of Kansas State University, with two degrees – a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Physiology and a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design.

Speaking in: Open Source Content Management Experiences

Steve Billings
Senior Solutions Engineer, Idiom Technologies

Steve Billings is a senior solutions engineer at Idiom Technologies with a dozen years experience in internationalization and localization. He has been responsible for the globalization of products sold in over 40 countries around the world. In his role at Idiom, Mr. Billings works closely with Idiom's LSP partners to help them utilize Idiom's globalization solutions to drive down the cost and time to complete localization projects for their clients.

Speaking in: Content Globalization Workflows

Asheesh Birla
Executive Director, Strategic Production Technology Thomson Corporation

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Asheesh Birla currently is the Executive Director, Strategic Production Technology at the Thomson Corporation located in Belmont CA. Asheesh has been working towards transforming Thomson’s print publishing business to an electronic publishing business through the use of open source tools, XML, metadata, and advanced content management solutions. Additionally, Asheesh has been a key player in developing Thomson electronic solutions for business partners through partnerships with 3rd-party partners and content service providers primarily based in Asia. Prior to joining Thomson, Asheesh founded idea2net, inc and its offshore subsidiary. idea2net, inc provided electronic publishing services to the financial, insurance, automotive and retail industries. Asheesh is a graduate of the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor where he studied Economics and Computer Science.  

Geoffrey Bock
Principal, Bock and Company

Geoffrey Bock, Principal of Bock & Company, focuses on business strategies for content management and collaboration. An analyst and author with over twenty-five years industry experience, he tracks how organizations create, organize, and manage business information to sustain profitable relationships. He advises software companies, end-user organizations, and government agencies in areas of business planning, technology innovation, and operational excellence. Geoffrey can be reached at

Speaking in: Social Computing in the Enterprise

Steve Bond
Director of Technology, AOL Content Management Engineering, AOL

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Steve has been managing Content Management Engineering team @AOL for 7 years.One of pioneers and content management strategists at AOL whose strengths lie in helping organization improve the way they Ingest, maintain, publish at close to real time, and archive their information assets. Steve and his team work with various technology and product teams at AOL and Time Warner on building state of the art Content Management Solutions. Steve is a firm believer in bridging the gap between pure science of technological innovation and dynamic business needs by improving communications between technology and Business organizations.

Speaking in: Paying Attention to the (Human) Customer

Thaddeus Bouchard
CTO, Omtool

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An 18-year veteran of the software industry, Thaddeus Bouchard is responsible for directing all aspects of technology, system development and strategic partner alliances. He brings extensive systems development expertise along with a wealth of project management experience. Bouchard joined Omtool in 1998 as Director of Product Management and was quickly elevated to Vice President of Products in 1999 and has held the position of Chief Technology Officer since 2001. Previously, Bouchard was founder and CEO of NetValu Corporation, an Web-based business providing technology and services for profiling the interests of Internet users. Thaddeus has also had product management, marketing and engineering positions for AT&T and Lotus Development Corporation.

Speaking in: CTO Perspectives on Content Technologies

Janus Boye
Managing Director, Boye IT

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Based in Denmark and managing director at Boye IT, a vendor-neutral services company focused on enterprise content management, intranets and portals. Contributing analyst at CMS Watch, as co-author of the CMS Report and a principal author of the Enterprise Portals Report. In a previous life Janus worked several years at an enterprise CMS vendor in various roles with clients across Europe.

Speaking in: Portals & Content Management

Kevin Brown
Vice President Sales & Marketing, RenderX, Inc.

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Kevin Brown, Vice President of Sales & Marketing, has over twenty years of experience in the information technology and management industry. Prior to RenderX, Brown was Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Lightspeed Interactive, a start-up XML content management company. While at Lightspeed, Brown led several acquisitions and developed marketing strategies in XML content management and delivery. Brown has also held management positions at Chrystal Software, Texcel Research and EDS. Brown graduated from Michigan State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering and a minor in Mathematics. Brown also holds a Master’s Degree in Nuclear Engineering Design from the U.S. Navy’s nuclear design facility in Schenectady, New York.

Speaking in: Five Minutes with a Publishing Automation Vendor

John Bruce
General Manager, EMC Software

As the former President and CEO of Authentica Inc, acquired by EMC in February 2006, John Bruce is the General Manager of EMC’s Information Rights Management Software Group. He brings a solid record of accomplishment of leadership and achievement as a senior sales, marketing and business development executive in the high tech industry. Prior to Authentica, Bruce was Chief Marketing Officer and Executive Vice President of Sales for Counterpane Internet Security, Inc. where he was responsible for establishing and driving the company’s marketing strategy, sales channels and business relationships. During his tenure, the company established clear leadership in an emerging market, achieved record growth and raised $71 million of funding. Bruce also spent more than eight years at Symantec Corporation in senior management roles, his last position there was Vice President of Business Development and Alliances. Before coming to the United States in 1996, Bruce served Symantec in Holland as Marketing and Business Development Director for Europe, the Middle East and Africa. During this time, he was responsible for building and executing a marketing and channel strategy that drove Symantec’s revenue growth across the region.

Speaking in: Enterprise DRM and Content Management

Linda Burman
President, LA Burman Associates Inc.

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Linda Burman is President of L A Burman Associates Inc., a   recognized leader in the content industry. The consultancy provides: information strategy, project leadership, market/technology analysis/RFP development, business development and training to: tool vendors, standards organizations, the investment community and companies who are implementing digital asset (DAM) and enterprise content management solutions (ECM). In 1999 Ms. Burman founded and chaired the PRISM (Publishing Requirements for Industry Standard Metadata) Working Group and drove adoption into the industry ( The PRISM specifications enable sophisticated search and navigation across disparate content repositories, digital rights tracking, automating processes and interoperability. She has held senior marketing, product/business management and technical roles in leading knowledge management, publishing and networking firms including Apple Computer. She is also co-author of Mastering XML & Mastering XML PRO (Sybex, 1999, 2001) and has been a lecturer at the University of Toronto.   She has spoken, chaired tracks, developed conferences and delivered tutorials at many industry events including AIIMOnDemand, The Seybold Seminars, Henry Stewart DAM Conference and the Gilbane Conference.

Speaking in: Monetizing content: Strategies and practical technology advice for creating agile content

Tony Byrne
Founder, CMS Watch

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Tony Byrne is Founder and Principal of CMS Watch (, a vendor-neutral technology evaluation firm. A former reporter, publisher, international educator, Byrne previously headed the Engineering and Production groups at an Internet consulting firm. He is the author of The CMS Report, now in its 9th Edition, and publisher of the Enterprise Portals Report, the Records Management Report, and the Enterprise Search Report.

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Steve Carton
VP of Content Technologies, Retrieval Systems Corporation

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Mr. Carton is Vice President of Content Technologies for Retrieval Systems Corporation. He has over 30 years experience in information systems development with special expertise in the technologies of the publishing and library sectors. He couples strong requirements knowledge with best-of-breed technology development skills to create content-centric solutions. At RSC, he is responsible for design and development of complex repository management systems for publishing clients and for research and development into the company's CMS product "Tractare". Retrieval Systems Corporation (RSC) is an established software services company with a well-earned reputation for delivering successful content management and publishing deployments on time and under budget. Our customers include professional publishers and other public and private institutions with significant content management and publishing requirements. As a thought leader in content management and delivery systems, RSC has been recognized by The Gilbane Report for its leadership in blending commercial off the shelf (COTS) and open source components to provide high impact low cost content management solutions. Prior to joining RSC, Mr. Carton worked for Preston-Whitelaw, Ltd., an early adopter of for-profit web publishing technologies, and for Online Computer Systems (A Reed-Elsevier company), where he was Vice President of Electronic Products and responsible for their premier line of CD-ROM products. Mr. Carton, a native of New England, lives in the Annapolis, MD area with his family. He enjoys sailing, reading, gardening, and travel.

Speaking in: Organizing Content for Enterprise Applications

Bill Cava
CTO, Ektron

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As chief technology officer, Bill Cava is responsible for guiding Ektron’s technology direction, including product strategy, new product development and engineering practices. With more than a decade of experience, Cava brings his passion for Internet technology, software architecture and user-centric interface design to Ektron. Prior to joining Ektron, Cava served as a team leader and software architect at Lycos, one of the Internet’s first search engines. There he led numerous high profile projects, including a large-scale distributed advertising content management system still used across well known sites such as Lycos, Wired, WebMonkey, Tripod and Angelfire. As an undergraduate at University of Massachusetts Amherst, Bill pursued degrees in Computer Science, Italian Literature and Fine Art, and is currently finishing a Master of Science degree in Computer Science from Worcester Polytechnic Institute.

Speaking in: Web 2.0 Technologies

Leonor Ciarlone
Senior Analyst, Gilbane Group

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Leonor Ciarlone brings over 15 years of experience analyzing, designing, and developing content-centric applications in a variety of industries including manufacturing, insurance, and software development. She served as an analyst and information architect from 1986 to 1999 for companies such as FM Global, Commercial Union Insurance, EMC Corporation, Inso Corporation, Intellution, Inc., and General Cinema Corporation. From 1999 to 2003 Leonor was a Senior Consultant with InfoTrends/CAP Ventures, a worldwide market research and strategic consulting firm for the digital imaging and document solutions industries. In this capacity she provided personalized market research and strategic consulting to companies that invest in, provide, or implement content-driven technologies and solutions. Her deliverables included market trends analysis, competitive intelligence, strategic and tactical marketing services, and technology assessment services to a variety of vendor and corporate clients. Leonor has provided numerous presentations on XML and related standards for various technical communication conferences, written articles for magazines and organizations including EMedia, eContent, and IEEE, and has judged local and international technical documentation competitions. She is a past president of the Boston Chapter of the Society for Technical Communication and has won multiple awards from chapter competitions. She earned a B. A. Degree in Journalism from the University of Massachusetts in Amherst.

Speaking in: The Analysts Debate Content Technologies and Trends

Jim Costello
Webmaster and Web application developer, Center for Technology in Government, University at Albany, State University of New York.

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Jim Costello serves as the Webmaster and Web application developer at the Center for Technology in Government (CTG). Prior to joining CTG, Jim had his own Web design and development company and worked for several private and public organizations, including KeyCorp, the Professional Development Program of Rockefeller College, Coopers & Lybrand, and the Office of Data Processing, Human Resources Administration, City of New York. He has been an editor, technical writer, trainer, computer-based training designer, and manager of Web applications and distance learning. Jim Costello has worked for the past five years on the benefits and challenges of using XML for Web site content management. He has developed curriculum and delivered training to over 30 different NYS agencies on XML/XSL. He was a member of the project team on the XML Testbed Project described in this presentation.

Speaking in: Selecting and Building a WCMS: Case Studies

Guy Creese
Analyst, Content Management, The Burton Group

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Guy Creese is an analyst for Burton Group, covering content management and search technologies. An IT industry analyst for the past seven years, Creese has also covered the business intelligence and Web analytics markets. He has held positions throughout the software development lifecycle, including systems analyst, developer, product manager, tech writer, QA engineer, customer service representative, and Webmaster. He recently served as Co-Chair of the Standards Committee for the Web Analytics Association, and is currently a regular monthly columnist for Creese received his B.A. from Williams College.

Speaking in: The Analysts Debate Content Technologies and Trends

Russ Danner
Software Architect, Christian Science Monitor

Russ Danner is an architect at Christian Science Monitor and The First Church of Christ Scientist where he is engaged in enterprise architecture and moving Open Source to the forefront of the organization’s technical approach. Russ has been developing production grade software for over ten years in C++, Java and other niche languages. Prior to joining the CSPS (Christian Science Publishing Society) Russ worked as a developer in process control engineering / industrial automation at Carpenter Technology Corporation; a specialty alloys manufacture. Russ is an active community member and committer of several open source projects. Russ blogs for The CXO Review.

Speaking in: Open Source Content Management Experiences

Christian Donner
Director of Distributed Systems, Aviva Life Insurance Company

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Christian began his career in software development in Austria more than 20 years ago. Since then, he has been developing systems for the banking and insurance industries and spent 6 years in Web Consulting as a technical project lead. He recently returned to the insurance industry and manages development for the web, middleware, and document generation systems for Aviva Life Insurance Company in the US. In his spare time, Christian writes and speaks about generic solutions to specific software development problems, such as content localization. If there is still time left, he blogs at

Speaking in: Organizing Content for Enterprise Applications

Jonathan Duce
Senior R&D Manager for Information Technology, Monitor Company Group, L.P.

Jonathan is responsible for discovering, evaluating and implementing information technology that enable Monitor's business to deliver showcase professional services to clients. Current projects include leading the development for a document tracking and retention system, building an infrastructure for private web meetings, and deploying a scalable environment for encrypting intellectual property. His 17 year background is in desktop publishing, messaging, database development, application development and document management. Jonathan works across all levels of the organization and is interested in projects centered around strategies and technologies that help employees save time and reduce company costs.

Speaking in: Enterprise DRM Case Studies

Seth Earley
Founder, Earley & Associates

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Seth Earley is the founder or Earley & Associates, Inc, a consulting firm specializing in knowledge, content and document management systems with a focus on taxonomy development and workflow design. With 20 plus years in the technology field, he has been involved in knowledge and content management processes for the past 12 years. He has taught graduate courses in KM and is co-author of Practical Knowledge Management from the IBM Press. He host monthly conference calls on search, content management and taxonomies and has founded communities of practice supporting a world wide network of professionals in those fields. Seth advises senior management teams at global organizations in technology selection and implementation and is a popular presenter at business and technology conferences.

Speaking in: Enhancing Search & "Findability"

Sue Feldman
Research Vice President Content Technologies, IDC

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Susan Feldman directs the content technologies research programs at IDC. These software research programs track, analyze, and forecast markets and trends in document and content management, search engines, text mining, categorization and other content access technologies, XML, rich media asset management, authoring tools and digital rights management. Before coming to IDC in 2000, Ms. Feldman was President for twenty years of Datasearch, an independent information consulting firm where she consulted on new retrieval technologies such as natural language processing, search engines, usability of online systems and digital libraries. Ms. Feldman won the 2003 James Peacock Research award at IDC for her work on the search and retrieval technology markets. She is the author or editor of numerous articles and books about the Internet and information retrieval technology for which she has won several national and international awards. She wrote the chapter on search engines for the 1999 volume of the Encyclopedia of Library and Information Science and was the first editor of the IEEE Computer Society's Digital Library News. She has designed and taught courses and workshops in information science and is a frequent speaker at conferences. She is a former president of the Association of Independent Information Professionals, an advisory board member for several conferences and organizations, and is also a member of the Association for Computing Machinery and the American Society for Information Science and Technology.

Speaking in: Is Search a Tool, an Application, or a Platform?

Bret Freeman
Senior Sales Engineer

As Senior Sales Engineer for Vasont Systems, Bret Freeman is responsible for technical support for the sales and marketing staff. In this role, he consults with prospective clients and demonstrates Vasont’s technical features and capabilities, and frequently delivers presentations for Vasont’s Webinar Series, industry conferences, and media events. He has extensive knowledge in content management strategies and complex multilingual outputs. Bret has more than ten years of experience in the information management and publishing industry.

Speaking in: How to Develop a Solid Publishing Automation Plan

Reed Fox
Director of Production at Consumers Union (Consumer Reports)

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Reed Fox has worked in the printing and publishing industry for the past 25 years. He has held various editorial and production positions, as well as positions with graphic arts houses and prepress service bureaus. He has been with Consumer Reports since 1996, when he was brought in as Production Editor and charged with moving all publication prepress services in house. Successfully completed in 1997, this transition resulted in greater efficiency and productivity, as well as substantial savings. In 1999, Fox was made Production Manager, and introduced new processes and procedures designed to streamline the editorial workflow, as well as new and updated technologies and systems to support the editorial platform. In 2001, as Production Director, he led the Content Management System implementation team, resulting in the launch of the cms in October. As Production Director, he played a lead role in the development of systems to automate database publishing, and worked with Web Production to design more efficient processes for content flow from print products to our Web site. In 2003 he was made Director of Editorial Operations with direct responsibility for Print Production and Prepress, Web Production, Copy Desk, Fact checking, and Scheduling. Most recently, Fox helped to launch the Editorial Division’s media neutral initiative, resulting in the creation of editorial franchises and processes to efficiently generate content for all published products, print and digital; played a key role in the implementation and launch of a new web content management system; and is leading the team planning major upgrades to the Editorial systems platform.

Speaking in: Integrating Automated Publishing into the Broader DAM and CMS Process

Aaron Fulkerson
Co-Founder, MindTouch

Aaron has extensive experience in leveraging technology to meet the needs of information workers. He has architected and developed information hubs in diverse environments ranging from elite research teams at Microsoft to impoverished inner-city communities. His management and operational experience spans more than a decade across several industries.

Speaking in: Enterprise DRM and Regulatory Compliance

Aniruddha Gadre
CEO & Founder, eTouch Systems

Aniruddha "Ani" Gadre is the Founder and CEO of eTouch Systems Corp., a leading provider of content-centric solutions based in  Silicon Valley.   Founded in 1998, eTouch is comprised of two business units: Software Consulting Services and Collaborative Software. The consulting division provides solutions in Enterprise Portals, Content Management, Search, Collaboration, and Business Intelligence for major global clients including Cisco, NASA, Kaiser-Permanente, Johnson & Johnson, Google and Intuit. The Collaborative Software division is dedicated to providing a robust, scalable and feature-rich enterprise-grade wiki solution based on the eTouch SamePage product. eTouch SamePage is currently deployed by various medium- and large-scale organizations to enable business users to effectively support, streamline and manage their collaborative efforts. Prior to founding eTouch, Ani served in various management roles at Oracle from 1988 through 1997, including product development and working with consulting organizations. During his tenure there, Ani opened Oracle’s first development center in India, hiring the company’s first 100 engineers in Bangalore. Previously, he worked for Digital and Hinditron Computers in Mumbai, India. Ani holds a B.Tech degree in Electrical Engineering from IIT (Indian Institute of Technology), Mumbai.

Speaking in: Enterprise Wiki CEO/CTO Panel

David Nelson-Gal
Senior Vice President of Engineering, Interwoven, Inc.

David Nelson-Gal has over twenty five years of expertise in enterprise software and infrastructure environments. Interwoven is a leading supplier of Enterprise Content Management Solutions for Business. As the Senior Vice President of Engineering, David is responsible for the technical operations of Interwoven’s worldwide engineering team. David joined Interwoven in 2004 from Sun Microsystems where he was Vice President of Software Engineering for N1 Grid Systems. He has also held responsibility for Sun’s HA Clustering, Java Technology Group, and C++ development environments.  Before Sun, David was Director of Advanced Technology at Ready Systems specializing in realtime embedded operating systems and embedded systems development environments. Prior to Ready Systems, David developed some of the first embedded Ada development environments for Rolm Milspec Computers. David holds BS and MS degrees from the University of Michigan where he did some early research on Computer Vision and Robotics. Outside of technical work, David was also the editor-in-chief of the University of Michigan’s Yearbook. Currently, he likes to coach youth soccer in his spare time.

Speaking in: Keynote Panel

Ed Gaudet
Vice President of Product Management and Marketing, Liquid Machines

Ed brings more than 15 years of high-tech marketing experience to Liquid Machines. Most recently, Ed was Vice President of Worldwide Marketing for IONA Technologies, the leading e-business platform provider for Web services integration. During his three-year tenure at IONA, Ed was responsible for overall corporate branding; product, partner and field marketing; and corporate communications. As a member of the senior management team, Ed contributed to the company’s overall business and operating strategies, which generated more than $181 million in revenue in 2001. Prior to this experience, Ed held several senior marketing, product management and business development positions in various start-up and public software companies, including Rational Software, a provider of an integrated enterprise development environment and SQA Inc., a leader in automated testing solutions. Ed received his bachelor's degree from Bentley College in Waltham, Mass.

Speaking in: Enterprise DRM and Regulatory Compliance

Frank Gilbane
CEO, Gilbane Group, Inc.

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Frank Gilbane is President & CEO of Gilbane Group, Inc., and organizes the Gilbane Conferences on Content Management Technologies. Frank is also a Managing Partner at Lighthouse Seminars LLC, a producer of educational events for enterprise software. Frank serves on the board of directors of APT (Art Plus Technology), a Boston-based firm specializing in communications strategies, information delivery, and document processing solutions for the financial industry. Frank was a member of the Board of Directors of market research and consulting firm CAP Ventures, Inc. (now InfoTrends, Inc.) and the founding Director of their Dynamic Content Software Strategies service. Frank was the founder and former president of Publishing Technology Management, Inc., a founder of the French firm TechnoForum SARL, co-founder of the Documation conferences in the U.S., Canada, France, the UK, and Switzerland, and founder of the Gilbane Report. In the early eighties he held various positions in software development, marketing, and senior management at Texet Corporation and Quadex Corporation. Frank was a founder and former member of the board of the Content Management Professionals Association (CM Pros). He was also a founding member of the Board of Advisors to SGML Open (now OASIS), is a past member of ANSI, ISO, and CALS Standards Committees, the Graphic Communications Association (now IDEAlliance), the MIT Enterprise Forum, the Advisory Board of the MIT Press journal Markup Languages: Theory & Practice, served on the advisory board of the University of Washington iSchool Content Management Systems (CMS) Evaluation Lab, and a recipient of the GCA's TechDoc award. Mr. Gilbane has a Bachelors degree from Boston University and a Masters degree from Tufts University in Philosophy.

Speaking in: Content Technology Industry Update

Seth Gottlieb
Comtent Managment Practice Lead, Optaros

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Seth Gottlieb leads the Content Management and Collaboration Practice of Optaros, a consulting and systems integration firm that helps enterprises solve IT business problems by providing services and solutions that maximize the benefits of open source software. With 10 years of IT and technology experience in both software and professional services, Seth has helped numerous companies improve the efficiency and effectiveness of their content management and publishing processes. Seth has written articles on content management and is a member of the 2005 Board of Directors of Content Management Professionals a membership organization of practitioners, consultants, and representatives from the software industry that fosters the sharing of content management information, practices, and strategies.

Speaking in: Open Source Content Management Experiences

Steve Gottwals
Senior Product Manager, Adobe Systems Incorporated

As Senior Product Manager in the Security Solutions and Strategy group within Adobe System’s Enterprise and Developer Business Unit, Steve is responsible for Adobe’s current and future document security offerings. In 1993, Steve achieved his Ph.D. at the University of California, Davis in engineering. After five years in computer simulation where Steve excelled in analyzing complex systems to ensure effective design, he moved into information security in computer environments. As a director and spokesperson for European security firm, F-Secure, Steve honed his expertise during the viral epidemics that took place during the Internet boom in 1999 and 2000. He is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional, and has direct experience with network security, including VPN and firewall technology, cryptography for digital signatures and encryption, authentication, anti-virus and systems development. A popular speaker at enterprise, government, press, and analyst events, Steve is a recognized expert in information security. He has been a featured presenter at industry conferences worldwide and has also been interviewed numerous times during major virus outbreaks for radio, television and the web including: CNN, CNET, ABC, CBS, Wired News, Computerworld, and InfoWorld.

Speaking in: Enterprise DRM and Regulatory Compliance

Todd Graham
Chief Scientist, Tablus

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As Chief Scientist for Tablus, Todd Graham brings a unique blend of technical knowledge and an understanding of market requirements that allows Tablus to provide powerful solutions to real-world problems. During his tenure at Tablus, Graham has been an integral part in the development of the Tablus content protection platform that prevents enterprise information leaks. Graham joined Tablus through its acquisition of Indigo Security in January, 2005 where he was the founder and chief technology officer. Prior to founding Indigo, he was founder and CEO of Digital-3, a digital audio device platform start-up. Graham is a founding executive board member of Digital Detroit, the largest non-profit high tech group in Michigan and was honored as the Deloitte and Touche Young Entrepreneur of the Year in 2002.

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Phillip Green
Vice Chairman, Inmagic

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Phillip Green served as Inmagic’s President and CEO from 1990 until September 2006, when he was named Vice Chairman. He continues in an operational role with the company. Green led Inmagic through its successful transformation from products based on DOS to Windows and ultimately the Web. He joined Inmagic after more than 15 years of experience in the software and information management industries. Before Inmagic, Green held a variety of management positions at Lotus Development Corporation, including director of product marketing for the One Source division, director of systems software development, and product manager for financial services products. Prior to Lotus, Green was a consultant with Communications Studies and Planning International, where he worked on the roll-out strategy for dBASE III and business planning for Ashton-Tate's initial public offering. As an independent consultant to Microsoft, Green worked on the project management team for Microsoft Word. He also has consulted with Data Resources, Inc., Applix, and MicroMentor. Green is a graduate of Harvard College with a bachelor's degree in economics. He also holds an MBA from Harvard Business School.

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Darren Guarnaccia
Vice President of Technology

Darren is Vice President of Technology for RedDot Solutions.   As Vice President of technology for RedDot Solutions, Mr. Guarnaccia works with analysts and other industry thought leaders to identify trends in enterprise content management.  Prior to joining RedDot, Guarnaccia held the position of Chief Technology Officer for White Horse. There, he delivered e-business strategy and planning services for customer-facing solutions to key Fortune 100 clients such as General Motors, AT&T Wireless, Liberty Mutual and Cisco Systems. He also created engineering development methodology leading to a 95 percent on-time, on-budget delivery performance in addition to managing the internal information technology support team leading to 99 percent uptime of IT services

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Andrew Grygiel
Vice President of Market Development, Mark Logic

Andy brings to Mark Logic more than 18 years of enterprise software experience with a proven track record of opening, developing, and expanding new markets. Prior to joining Mark Logic, Andy served as vice president of the global industries group at EMC Software. At EMC, Grygiel was responsible for driving all worldwide industry market development activities for seven industry verticals (discrete manufacturing, energy, financial services, government, healthcare, life sciences and telecommunications) generating over $400 million of software license revenue per year. Andy joined EMC in 2003 as part of the acquisition of Documentum where he managed the life sciences market development group and launched Documentum’s content management solution for life sciences. Prior to Documentum, Andy held a number of senior marketing and market development positions at companies including Hewlett Packard, Perkin–Elmer, and UpShot Corporation. Andy earned a bachelor’s degree from Temple University.

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Larry Harris
Founder & Chairman, EasyAsk Inc.

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Dr. Larry R. Harris is vice president and general manager for the EasyAsk Division of Progress® EasyAsk®. EasyAsk products provide natural language query and reporting capabilities that empower business and consumer users to quickly find and retrieve information trapped within multiple business applications and enterprise data sources. The EasyAsk information retrieval solution provides single-point access to the users of business applications, enterprise data stores and e-commerce web sites to optimize their online experience. EasyAsk’s lead technical visionary, Larry works closely with the development team to create and implement a roadmap that keeps EasyAsk on the leading edge. Larry is internationally recognized as an expert on database systems and computerized natural language. He founded EasyAsk as Linguistic Technology Corporation (LTC) in 1994, and is the author of its EasyAsk and English Wizard products. Prior to founding LTC, Larry was the founder of Artificial Intelligence Corporation, later renamed, AICorp, which went public in 1990. Larry’s early research involved a unique language analysis technique that became the foundation of Intellect, AICorp's mainframe natural language product, which has the distinction of being the first third-party software ever sold by IBM. Larry was also the chief architect of KBMS, an expert system tool, and InfoHub, a relational engine for accessing non-relational mainframe data. Prior to founding AICorp, Larry was a Professor of Computer Science at Dartmouth College and a visiting professor at MIT. Larry, who received a PhD in Computer Science from Cornell University, is the author of the Bantam book, AI Enters the Marketplace.

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Erik Hartman
Consultant, Hartman Communicatie BV

drs. Erik M. Hartman is an independent consultant in the field of communications in IT. His company Hartman Communicatie BV provides organizations with communication strategy, design, and research. Hartman Communicatie BV has specific expertise in the fields of IT related change management, knowledge management and content management. Hartman Communicatie consulted several organizations with the selection and implementation of content and document management systems. Hartman’s customer base spans the 500 largest firms and governmental entities in the Netherlands , Belgium and the United Kingdom. Hartman Communicatie publishes a content management portal and maintains several online overviews of content and document management systems.

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Tim Hess
VP Software Engineering and CTO, ThomasTech

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As the Vice President, Software Engineering and Chief Technology Officer, Tim Hess is responsible for the company’s strategic technology direction and for managing the development and enhancement of applications that serve as the basis for many of ThomasTech’s solutions. Hess’ group currently focuses on providing content management solutions, web and print publishing solutions; e-commerce/e-business solutions; editorial/production, digital asset management, and workflow management solutions. Hess joined ThomasTech in 1997 and has more than 23 years of experience in his field. Most recently, Hess has been spearheading the development of a large-scale e-marketplace for one of ThomasTech’s principal publishing customers, transforming the publisher’s existing legacy systems to an e-commerce solution using the latest browser-based technologies. Prior to joining ThomasTech, Hess held a variety of management and technical positions with Interwave Technology, Atlantic Science & Technology, and Unisys Corporation.  He is experienced in the development of database centric systems using Oracle and SQL, and is familiar with the following technologies: Microsoft Windows, XML, SOAP, Web Services, and related Microsoft .NET technologies. His programming background includes the development of browser-based and GUI client/server applications using a variety of Microsoft development platforms. Hess holds a B.S. degree in Computer Science from Arcadia University, Glenside, PA.

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Robin Hopper
CEO, iUpload

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Robin Hopper’s professional background combines extensive startup experience with years of software development and professional services delivery and management. Robin served as VP Strategy for Ibex Technologies Inc. - the market leader fax-on-demand software from 1992 to 1998. During his tenure he helped define the document delivery and content management strategy for organizations like MCI, Bell Canada, Microsoft, Air Canada, IBM, Dell, and Canada Post. Having helped take Ibex from start up to successful acquisition by Castelle Corporation in 1997, Robin leveraged his document management experience and fulfilled his vision for web content management by founding iUpload. After seven years in operation, Robin has lead iUpload to be a leader in the rapidly growing area of hosted content management and corporate blogging relied on to manage all aspects of web content by more than 500 sites worldwide. Recently, Robin was a speaker at Digital Hollywood’s Building Blocks conference and OMMA West. Robin has also spoken at Forrester Research events, including “Blogging Fundamentals: Building A Business Strategy.”

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Jim Howard
CEO, CrownPeak

Under Jim’s leadership since its founding in 2000, CrownPeak has become the market leading company in the content management software services sector. In the past four years, CrownPeak has experienced explosive growth, with over 90% year-to-year CAGR. CrownPeak has also sustained over 93% customer retention over four years. Among the companies in the CrownPeak client roster today are Trek Bikes, Honeywell, Crain Publishing, New Century Mortgage, Hyundai Motors, and the State of Virginia. Jim’s professional background combines extensive startup experience with years of software development and professional services delivery and management. He has spent the past ten years working with web content management and search technologies. Jim previously held senior executive positions in professional services management, sales, and operational management with companies such as USWeb, MarchFIRST, and successful startup, W3-design. Jim was named by CMSWatch as one of the 20 People to Watch in Content Management for 2005.

Speaking in: The Future of Content Management Technologies & Solutions

Jack Jia
Founder & CEO, Baynote

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Jack is a founder and CEO of Baynote, Inc. For eight years, he was SVP & CTO of Interwoven, Inc. (Nasdaq: IWOV) with executive responsibilities in engineering, products, marketing, strategy and vision. Prior to Interwoven, he was a founder and CEO of V-max America. Jack led operating systems and applications development at SGI, Sun Microsystems, Stratus and NASA for over a decade. He is a frequent speaker at major conferences and has appeared on television programs in several countries. He is a contributing author in “XML Handbook, the 4th Edition”, “Online! The Book”, “Content Management Bible”, and writes regularly about key technology issues and trends. He is a board advisor for Santa Clara University, and the president of HYSTA, a premier non-profit organization for promoting entrepreneurship.

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Detlef Kamps
President, Reddot

Detlef Kamps, President RedDot Solutions As president of RedDot Solutions, Detlef Kamps provides strategic direction and oversees business operations for the company’s North American presence. Kamps joined RedDot in 1998 when the company was known as InfoOffice, Inc. Prior to joining RedDot and launching the company into the U.S. market, Kamps served as vice-president of sales and marketing at Spectrum Laboratories, Inc. Previously, he worked as a management consultant with Kurt Salmon Associates, where he helped several Fortune 500 companies in Europe and the U.S. to develop and implement IT strategies. He also worked at Lufthansa German Airlines, where he was responsible for the team that successfully developed and implemented flight engine monitoring software. Kamps began his career in his native Berlin at software developer Brainware. Kamps earned a master’s degree in economics, business administration and computer science from Free University, Berlin, and from the University of California Berkeley. He also holds a bachelor’s degree of economics and business administration from Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms Universitaet, Bonn.

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Ernest Kayinamura
Manager of Information and Communication Technology, Enel

Mr. Kayinamura is currently Manager of Information and Communication Technology for Enel North America, a subsidiary of Enel S.p.A of Italy, one of the world’s largest integrated energy companies. He serves in lead roles integrating new technologies with Enel companies in Europe, North and Central America. Mr. Kayinamura is also vice-president of – a non-profit organization which provides educational and healthcare assistance to orphans in Rwanda. He holds a B.S. in Management of Information Systems from the University of Connecticut.

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Hans Keller
CIO, National Aquarium in Baltimore

Hans Keller has over 18 years of experience in IT covering a wide variety of industries including manufacturing, pre-press, non-profit and government (military). He has served in his current position as the Chief Technology Officer of the National Aquarium in Baltimore since 1999. During his time at the Aquarium Hans has led a number of technology and business initiatives that include the implementation of new financial systems, animal management systems, business intelligence and numerous handheld applications that are used to provide better information regarding the Aquarium’s dolphin and shark collections. Hans was one of the key architects that helped design and implement the Aquarium’s award-winning website (The Aquarium has received awards for every major release of their website). In addition to his role at the Aquarium, Hans also chairs the Technology Advisory Committee for the International Species Information System, a non-profit that provides IT solutions for animal management to over 600 zoos and aquariums in 72 countries, and is part of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums Business Operation Committee which is charged with defining best practices for over 200 zoos and aquariums in North America.

Speaking in: Content Technologies at Work in the Enterprise

Marc Kolenko
Information Assurance Advanced Technology, General Dynamics

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Kolenko is responsible for developing General Dynamics’ Advanced Information Systems next-generation information assurance reference architecture, which features secure, converged (VoIP) network solutions, cross-domain information sharing environment (ISE) infrastructures, and digital and enterprise rights management (DRM/ERM) technologies that are used by agencies and departments across the Federal Government. Kolenko is an acknowledged Network Systems Engineering and Information Security Specialist, and is currently the ITAA’s Intelligence Subcommittee Chair for Information Sharing Environment. A 22 year veteran of government and commercial high-tech communities, and a former decorated USAF Officer, Kolenko started his career at Onizuka AFB’s Air Force Satellite Control Network’s (AFSCN) Program Office as a Project Manager and Contracting Officer’s Technical Representative (COTR). After separating from the USAF in 1990, Kolenko worked for both Bolt Beranek & Newman (BBN, creators of the ARPAnet) and Advanced Network & Systems (ANS, developers of the NSFnet).

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Mary Laplante
Vice President Consulting Services, Gilbane Group, Inc.

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Mary Fletcher Laplante manages all Gilbane Group vendor and enterprise consulting and services. She brings broad information technology marketing experience to the task of helping companies introduce new products. Ms. Laplante is a Partner Fastwater LLC, and was the first Executive Director of the industry consortium now known as OASIS (Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards). OASIS provides a forum for the development of open e-business standards, typically built around XML. Before helping in the creation of OASIS, Ms. Laplante developed and managed her own consulting practice providing marketing and technical expertise in publishing-related applications and technologies. She has held executive and senior positions at several publishing software companies; she was President and Chief Operating Officer for Cygnet Publishing Technologies, Incorporated; Vice President of Marketing for Avalanche Development Company; and Vice President and Senior Product Manager at Scribe Systems, Inc. Prior to forming Fastwater, Ms. Laplante was a Director in the Document Software Strategies Group at CAP Ventures, Inc., a strategic consulting and research company that covers the markets for document technologies. Ms. Laplante is a frequent speaker at industry events like The Gilbane Conferences, Internet World, The Seybold Seminars, and the Gartner Group Internet Electronic Commerce conference.

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Greg Lloyd
President and Co-founder, Traction Software, Inc

Greg is the President and co-founder of Traction Software, Inc. Greg lead the development of Traction Software's secure, scalable web communication and collaboration products which combine group editing, a simple time ordered journal (or blog), and a unique model for commenting and access control. Traction Software currently has over 220 customers including over 15 Fortune 500 and over 10 Global 100 customers in the US, Japan, and Europe. Greg has over 30 years experience as architect and engineer of publishing, hypertext, and signal processing operating systems at the US Naval Research Laboratory, Mentor Graphics, and Electronic Book Technologies (EBT), Inc. Greg was member of the founding team of Context Corporation (a Mentor Graphics Company) and Electronic Book Technology (EBT) leading the development and introduction of SGML based hypertext systems for aircraft maintenance manuals as well as online documentation products OEMed by Sun Microsystems, SGI and other enterprises. He is the co- inventor of the Mentor Graphics/Context change control system for publishing, configuration management, and engineering applications. Greg has collaborated for 30 years with Andy van Dam of Brown University on four generations of hypertext systems. He has a Bachelor of Science (1970) in Physics and Computer Science and a Master of Science (1973) in Applied Math and Computer Science, both from Brown University.

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Michael Maziarka
Director InfoTrends, Inc.

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Michael Maziarka has over 18 years of product management, marketing, and consulting experience in the document and electronic publishing market. As Director of the Dynamic Content Software Strategies (DSS) and the Image Scanning Trends (IST) services at InfoTrends, he provides research and consulting services to software suppliers, investors, and corporate users who need accurate, objective, and unbiased information and advice on document software technology. Prior to joining InfoTrends, Mr. Maziarka was a Product Marketing Director at Xyvision and held several corporate and product marketing positions at the Datalogics Division of Frame Technology. Recognized as an industry expert, Mr. Maziarka has chaired numerous Seybold Enterprise Publishing Conferences and Content Management & Collaboration Forums for the Internet World conferences. During his tenures at InfoTrends, Xyvision, Frame Technology, and Datalogics, Mr. Maziarka was active in industry consortiums and industry standardization initiatives. He held the Chair position on the Board of Directors for OASIS, the Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards (formerly SGML Open). He was also active in the development of the CALS electronic publishing standards, and has participated in J2008 and ANSI committee work. Mr. Maziarka holds an M.B.A. Degree from DePaul University and a B.S. Degree in Computer Engineering from Iowa State University.

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Ross Mayfield
CEO, Socialtext

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Ross Mayfield is the CEO and co-founder of Socialtext, the leading provider of enterprise social software and wiki-based group productivity solutions. Socialtext has gained the support of over 75 customers, and 15 Fortune 500 companies. Mayfield is a serial entrepreneur with over 10 years of startup executive management experience and a focus on helping people and companies communicate effectively. Most recently, Mayfield served as VP of Marketing for a Fujitsu spinout developing enterprise software for the telecommunications industry and as Interim VP of Marketing for an Immersive Group Simulation provider to military and homeland defense markets. Previously he was CEO of an enterprise risk management software company. Mayfield co-founded and served as President of RateXchange (AMEX:RTX), the leading B2B commodity exchange for telecom. RateXchange reached $1 billion market capitalization, raised over $45 million in equity and debt and generated a thousand-fold return on investment for initial shareholders. His management of marketing led to majority market share, perceived leadership in its market category and recognition by Forbes as "The Best of the Web." Mayfield served as the Marketing Director of the largest privately held telecommunications group in Eastern Europe and was the internal lead manager of their Initial Public Offering. He also founded an ISP, a web-design company and has served on a number of Advisory Boards of high tech startups. Mayfield is a former advisor to the Office of the President of Estonia and began his career in the non-profit sector. He holds a BA in Political Science from the University of California at Los Angeles and completed the Management Development for Entrepreneurs (MDE) program of the Anderson School of Business. He resides in his hometown of Palo Alto with his wife and two children.

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Thad McIlroy
President, Arcadia House

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Thad McIlroy is an electronic publishing analyst and author, and president of Arcadia House, based in San Francisco and Toronto. A well-established expert in the technology and marketing issues surrounding electronic publishing, color imaging and the Internet, he has authored a dozen books and over 180 articles on these subjects. McIlroy also served for five years as Program Director for Seybold Seminars. In 1988 he founded Arcadia House, a consulting firm specializing in the implementation of electronic publishing technology in the graphic arts and publishing industries. Arcadia House provides consulting services to publishing and media companies, printers, prepress shops, design and advertising agencies, as well as vendors serving the publishing industry. Principal consultant Thad McIlroy serves also as an expert witness on patent litigation, as well as other litigation related to technical and marketing issues in the publishing industry, its vendors and service providers. McIlroy wrote the Composition, Design, and Graphics chapter (with contributions from Frank Romano) for the Columbia Guide to Digital Publishing (Columbia University Press, January, 2003). He is a contributing editor to PrintAction magazine, a columnist for, and a member of the Technical Association of the Graphic Arts, the Association for Computing Machinery, and the Content Management Professionals. He is a former member of the board of directors of the International Prepress Association. For the past three years McIlroy has been named as one of Canada’s 50 most influential people in graphic communications. McIlroy has spoken at the Seybold Conferences, the Gilbane Content Management conference, the Henry Stewart DAM conference, XPLOR, the NAPL Top Management Conference, the I S & T Annual Conference, the International Prepress Association (IPA) Technical Conference, Prepress Asia, and Digital Design World.

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Sam Moore

Sam Moore has spent the majority of his career focused on improving the ease and efficiency with which people communicate. From automated document generation while an instructor at the University of KY, software architect at DataStream Imaging, an industry specialist for financial services at Lexmark International, improvements to document based communication are a central theme. His current role is in business development for channel solutions, Sam works with partners to develop and exploit technologies that can be leveraged both inside and outside Lexmark’s organizational boundaries. In his current position, developing Intellectual Property within the organization is a focus. After studying the marketplace, current Lexmark document security needs and available solutions, Sam spearheaded the implementation of securing critical documents that move among Lexmark’s world wide organizations while providing persistent security and use auditing for document publishers.

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Lynda Moulton
Principal, LWM Technology Services

Lynda Moulton is the principal of LWM Technology Services, a management consulting practice dedicated to leveraging organizations’ knowledge. In 1980 she founded Comstow Information Services, which developed BiblioTech software products, forerunner of today’s content management systems. In 1999 she sold BiblioTech to Inmagic, Inc. For over 25 years she has been a thought leader in corporate knowledge management, speaking and writing on the role of professional competencies and business strategies. In 1993 Greenwood Press published her book Data Bases for Special Libraries: A Strategic Guide to Information Management. As a consultant she has worked on leveraging automation technologies, guiding taxonomy development and facilitated search interfaces. Among her clients are defense organizations such as Raytheon, Naval Surface Warfare Center, Northrop Grumman, and MIT. Lincoln Laboratory, biotech and pharmaceuticals such as Pfizer, Biogen, Novartis and Gilead Sciences, and law firms such as Pillsbury Madison & Sutro, Greenberg Traurig, and Goodwin Procter. Ms. Moulton is an active leader in the Boston KM Forum, a contributor to the publications and programs of The Gilbane Group, and a past leader in divisions and chapters of the SLA where she co-authored the original document Competencies for Special Librarians of the 21st Century.

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Chandi Perera
VP Professional Services, Typéfi Systems Pty Ltd

As the new vice president of professional services, Chandi is responsible for overseeing customer implementation of Typéfi’s dynamic enterprise publishing solutions. Chandi also oversees the training of authorized resellers in the Typéfi Print reseller program. In the past, Perera worked as the CIO at Lonely Planet, the world’s largest independent travel publisher. He has also acted as a technology consultant to government agencies around the world. Perera is a frequent conference speaker in the areas of content management, publishing, media, XML, structured content, and digital rights management.

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Sandy Porter
CTO, Avoco Secure

Sandy Porter holds MA from RCA London University. He is currently Founder and Strategy and Business Development Director at Avoco Secure Ltd and was previously CEO & Business Development Director for Global Network Security Solutions, prior to that Business Development Director for Grafix Tracking Systems – He has been involved in DRM for over 12 years now. His early experience was in delivering DRM for digital cinema and more latterly moved to working in the Enterprise Digital Rights Management.

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Theresa Regli
Principal, CMS Watch

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Theresa Regli applies over twelve years of experience in content management and multi- channel publishing to her work as a consultant, analyst and writer. Recently, Theresa joined CMS Watch, an analyst firm that provides an independent source of buyer's advice on content management, portal and search technologies. Previously, she was Director of Content Management at Molecular, a technology consulting and services firm. In the last year, Theresa shared her expertise at over a dozen leading industry conferences (including AIIM Expo) while advising clients such as Harvard Business School Publishing and Hewlett-Packard. Her specializations include taxonomy, content strategy, and business process engineering.

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Kathleen Reidy
Analyst, 451 Group

Kathleen has almost a decade of experience in the content management, portal, and search industries. Mostly recently, she has been an independent consultant and writer, working for publications including Portals Magazine, eContent Magazine and The Gilbane Report, as well as for software vendors including BEA and FatWire. Kathleen previously held product management and product marketing positions in Sun Microsystems's software division, managing search, portal, and content management technologies and partners. Prior to joining Sun, she spent four years as an analyst at Giga Information Group (now part of Forrester Research), where she rose to lead Giga's coverage of the enterprise portal, search, content aggregation, and information management markets just as content management and portals grew from almost nothing to become an integral part of the infrastructure software stack. Kathleen has a Masters in Library and Information Science from University of Rhode Island and a BA in History and Political Science from University of Massachusetts.

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Hadley Reynolds
VP & Director of the Center for Search Innovation , FAST

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Hadley Reynolds is Vice President and Director of the Center for Search Innovation at Fast Search & Transfer. Under his direction the Center offers a centralized resource for catalyzing the development of intellectual capital method, and best practices that leading organizations can leverage to take advantage of the expanding business uses of enterprise search. Reynolds has more than 26 years of experience as a senior operational and strategy executive in the software industry. Prior to joining Fast, Reynolds was an industry analyst for 12 years with Delphi Group where he was responsible for research and consulting programs within the areas of search business impact, content management, and information intelligence. His role a search industry visionary and commentator is evidenced by the many research reports and white papers, numerous bylined articles in top technology publications, and frequent quotations in national business periodicals including the Wall Street Journal, Investors Business Daily, and the New York Times.

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Renaud Richardet
COO, Wyona

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Renaud Richardet is COO of Wyona, an Open Source Content Management consultancy with headquarters in Zurich, Switzerland. He is in charge of the US office of Wyona LLC in Boston/Cambridge. Wyona is specialized in Java webapplications development, especially using Apache Cocoon and Apache Lucene. Wyona is also the leading integrator of Apache Lenya, an open source content management based on Apache Cocoon and XML/XSLT. Prior to joining Wyona, Mr. Richardet worked as a project manager in the marketing research team of a major retailer in Switzerland. He is a Sun Certified Java Programmer and also holds a Master in Agriculture Economics of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology of Zürich. His primary fields of interests are Open Source Development Methodology, Information Management, Information Architecture and Usability.

Speaking in: Open Source Content Management Experiences

Ann Rockley
President, The Rockley Group

Ann Rockley is President of The Rockley Group, Inc, a consultancy that has an international reputation for developing content management strategies with a focus on unified content, and information architecture for content management. Rockley is a frequent contributor to trade and industry publications and a featured speaker at numerous conferences in North America and Europe. She has been instrumental in establishing the field in online documentation, single sourcing (content reuse), enterprise content management, and information architecture for content management. Rockley is President of Content Management Professionals, a member organization that fosters the sharing of content management information, practices, and strategies. Rockley is a Fellow of the Society for Technical Communication and has a Master of Information Science. Rockley is the author of the best-selling book “Managing Enterprise Content: A Unified Content Strategy” with TRG Senior Consultants Pamela Kostur and Steve Manning, New Riders Publishing ISBN 0-7357-1306-5. She can be reached at 905-415-1885 or,

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Cindy M. Rockwell
CEO, CustomerVision, Inc

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Cindy Rockwell is CEO of CustomerVision, which provides CustomerVision BizWiki, an enterprise wiki solution for content collaboration and knowledge management. She has helped Fortune 500, government entities, entrepreneurial small businesses and non-profits leverage CustomerVision BizWiki to deliver robust websites, intranets and portlets for collaborative web content. CustomerVision BizWiki fulfills a need for companies that need real-time collaboration to rapidly foster the creation of shareable knowledge, repeatable business processes and faster problem solving skills for employees, users and partners. With 20 years of experience in Business and IT, Ms. Rockwell brings a passion for the web's collaborative communication potential. As a previous Vice President at Wells Fargo and holding such roles as COO and CIO at the Principal Financial Group, Ms. Rockwell brings a vast array of business and technology real-world expertise to CustomerVision and its customers. She is a community leader in Economic Development and the Philanthropic Endowment foundation and a regular speaker at various conferences and events.

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Bill Rosenblatt
President, GiantSteps Media Technology Strategies

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Bill Rosenblatt is a recognized authority on digital media technologies, including content management, digital rights management, cross-media publishing, and content production systems, as well as on issues related to intellectual property in the online world. He has written several articles and contributed to technology standards initiatives in these areas, and he is the author of Digital Rights Management: Business and Technology (John Wiley & Sons) and managing editor of the Jupitermedia newsletter DRM Watch. He was one of the architects of the Digital Object Identifier, an emerging standard for online content identification and digital rights management. Before founding GiantSteps, Bill was Chief Technology Officer of Fathom, a knowledge destination web site for lifelong learners sponsored by Columbia University, the London School of Economics, Cambridge University Press, the New York Public Library, and other scholarly institutions. Bill defined Fathom’s content and e-commerce technology architecture and built its technology infrastructure. Bill’s publishing industry experience includes stints at McGraw-Hill and Times Mirror Co. (now part of Tribune Co.).  Before joining Fathom, he served as VP of Technology and New Media for McGraw-Hill's trade magazine division, where he was responsible for implementing the business’ vertical market web portal strategy, including, an information portal for the aviation industry. At Times Mirror, as Director of Publishing Systems, Bill implemented content management systems for many of Times Mirror's newspaper, book, and professional information publishing businesses, and helped develop the editorial system architecture for MDConsult, a web service for physicians. At Sun Microsystems, Bill served as a technology strategy consultant to Sun’s major media and publishing customers and did business development for Sun's video server product line. Then, as Market Development Manager for Media, Entertainment, and Publishing, he defined Sun’s market strategy for the industry and built alliances with software vendors who serve it. His career in digital media began at Moody's Investors Service, the bond rating agency, where he developed a pre-web-era architecture for electronic publishing of Moody’s credit reports. In addition to Digital Rights Management: Business and Technology, he is an author of three technical books for the publisher O'Reilly & Associates, which have been translated into French and Japanese; and he was a contributor to the book Electronic Publishing Strategies, published by Pira International Ltd. in the UK.    He has been quoted in The New York Times, US News & World Report, Der Spiegel, The Globe and Mail, Australian Financial Review, Electronic Times (South Korea), Billboard, Editor & Publisher, Information Today, and on NPR's All Things Considered. He holds a B.S.E. with honors in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from Princeton University and an M.S. in Computer Science from the University of Massachusetts, and he has had executive education at Harvard and University of Southern California business schools. Bill is a member of the Gerson Lehrman Group Media Council.

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Thom Shepard

Thom Shepard, a graduate of Simmons College, is employed at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology as both reference librarian and metadata specialist. Working closely with IT database administrators and the library's web designer, Thom has installed Seamark's faceted interface for the library's document collection and constructed several Seamark prototypes and proof-of-concepts. He is currently working on a project to create new workflows and publishing strategies for digital photographs and illustrations, including a large legacy collection. Before joining the library staff in May of 2005, Thom worked eight years at WGBH, where he first served as the Project Manager for the Universal Preservation Format initiative. He developed the data model for station's digital asset management project, helped to establish metadata standards and was one of the participants in the PBCore Working Group, a Corporation for Public Broadcasting initiative to formulate and document a metadata dictionary and data modeling standard for public television and radio.

Speaking in: Case Studies in Enterprise Search

Brett Sheppard
Founder, Absolutley Inc.

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Brett founded Absolutely Inc. ( in January 2004 to help empower emerging companies to cross the chasm from early adopters to a larger customer and revenue base. Previously, Brett served as Senior Analyst at Gartner, where he covered security and IT technologies in 15 countries, and Director of Strategic Marketing at IT systems supplier Nortel Networks. Brett has completed IT and security consulting, integration and sales engagements in 30+ countries. Brett has a BA with Honors and Phi Beta Kappa from University of Virginia and a MA from University of Pittsburgh. He has been based overseas in Belgium, Japan and Singapore. When he’s not working at Absolutely Inc.’s HQ office at the San Francisco Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center business incubator, you’ll often find Brett at client sites and industry events. Across the globe, Brett has chaired conferences and panel sessions for many of the world's leading conference organizers including Gartner, Networld+Interop, IIR, DRM Watch, M2M, Builconn, Upperside (Paris), IBC, and CommunicAsia. Brett’s insights have been quoted widely in the press, including by BusinessWeek magazine, USAToday newspaper, Wired magazine, RedHerring magazine, InfoWorld, Computer World, CIO Magazine, RadioWallStreet, Asia Week, Dow Jones Newswires, Reuters and other leading publications. His TV appearances include MSNBC, NHK (Japan), and Fuji Television (Japan).

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David Smith
President, LinguaLinx, Inc.

David Smith has worked in the language industry for 15 years in both the United States and Europe. He operated a Russian translation firm in Albany, NY from 1991 to 1995. Smith worked in Moscow as the Director of the State University of New York at Albany’s exchange program from 1995 – 1996 where he also held a position on the faculty of foreign languages and taught English. From 1997 – 2001 he worked for TransPerfect Translations and was subsequently appointed Director of Business Development for He founded LinguaLinx in early 2002 and the agency has experienced triple-digit growth each year since. He holds an MA in Russian Language and Literature as well as an MA in Translation, both from the State University of New York at Albany. In 2005, Smith was honored as a recipient of the Business Review 40 Under Forty award recognizing outstanding business leaders under the age of 40.

Speaking in: Content Globalization Workflows

Jared Spataro
Senior Product Manager, Microsoft Office Servers, Information Worker PMG, Microsoft

Jared Spataro is a Group Product Manager in the Microsoft Office SharePoint Server team. He has extensive experience in the enterprise software industry and has recently joined Microsoft from a leading ECM vendor.   Jared holds an MBA from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Sloan School of Management and a BS in Computer Science from Brigham Young University.

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Bob Steelhammer
Vice President, eCommerce, Cingular Wireless

Bob Steelhammer is Cingular Wireless’s Vice President of e-Commerce and Cingular’s Chief Web Executive. His responsibilities include managing the over $2 Billion online sales and service for all customers both consumer (B2B) and business (B2B). Bob’s internet and web experience spans over fourteen years. He has pioneer many eBusiness and eCommerce practices within the industry. Prior to his assignment at Cingular Wireless he was the Executive Director of e-Commerce for Motorola. Before joining Motorola, Bob Steelhammer worked with SGI (formally known as Silicon Graphics) as SGI’s top web executive. In this position, he was responsible for SGI’s web strategy, development, deployment and e-business transformation. Before joining SGI, Steelhammer spent almost 20 years at IBM where he held several leadership positions in Internet, e-Business and Multimedia areas. He led the definition and implementation of IBM's divisional web strategies and sites along with the invention and deployment of IBM's premiere business to business extranet that was responsible for over $2.6 Billion in sales in 1999. Steelhammer holds a bachelor’s of science degree in Economics from The University of San Francisco in San Francisco, CA. His hobbies include restoring and flying vintage airplanes.

Speaking in: Content Technologies at Work in the Enterprise

Fred Thorne
Chief Architect, Catalyst Methodology, Computer Sciences Corporation

Fred Thorne is Chief Architect for CSC’s corporate-wide methodology, CSC Catalyst, and is responsible for directing the structure and evolution of the methodology to encompass new areas, to remain up to date with current technologies and best practices, and to improve the usability, flexibility, and maintainability of the methodology. Fred has been leading a project to transform the way the methodology is maintained and deployed. Whereas the methodology was previously maintained as books using word processing software, it is now maintained in a methodology content management system that includes a relational database for structural relationships and a referenced content library that is mostly XHTML and linked graphic documents. Books in PDF and Word are now considered to be derivative products to be produced automatically from the knowledgebase using an automated publishing solution. Fred has been with CSC for 14 years in a variety of methodology and knowledge management roles, and prior to that, with Deloitte and Touche, mostly in management consulting, also for 14 years.

Speaking in: A Tale of Three Successful Publishing Automation Projects

Bill Trippe
Senior Consultant, Gilbane Group

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Bill Trippe is President of New Millennium Publishing, a Boston-based consulting practice formed in 1997, and Senior Analyst at Gilbane Group, Inc. Bill has more than 20 years of technical and management experience in content management, XML, and related technologies. He specializes in large-scale applications of content management technology, working with publishers who are typically converting extensive legacy databases and systems into more contemporary, open technology. He brings a unique blend of strategic and hands-on knowledge of the products and trends that are shaping the publishing and content technology marketplace. At The Gilbane Report, Bill covers trends and technologies in the content management industry and develops conferences and tutorials on XML and content management. He is a sought-after speaker and author in the XML field, and is the XML columnist for Transform, a Consulting Associate with the consulting and market research firm CAP Ventures, and a regular contributor to the magazine, EContent.

Speaking in: DRM & the New Wave in e-Publishing

Mark Walter
Director, Product Management, Managing Editor

Mark Walter is Director of Business Development for Managing Editor Inc. (MEI), where he has been leading the company’s expansion into custom publishing solutions based on Adobe InDesign Server. Prior to joining MEI, Walter served for more than a decade as a consultant and industry analyst focused on helping businesses implement content technologies that improve their productivity and profitability. He has also written extensively about DAM technologies and workflows, having served as a senior editor for The Gilbane Report and The Seybold Report, and has been tracking the intersection of DAM and content management since the two technologies emerged in the 1980s.

Speaking in: Five Minutes with a Publishing Automation Vendor

Melissa Webster
Program Director, Content Technologies & Digital Media, IDC

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Melissa Webster serves as a Program Director within IDC's Content Technologies research group. This group’s research programs track, analyze, and forecast markets and trends in document and content management software and services, search engines, text mining, categorization and other information retrieval technologies, authoring tools, XML, rich media asset management, and digital rights management. They also cover the online content market, providing information on emerging technologies and trends of interest to content providers and aggregators. Ms. Webster is the primary analyst for content management, document management, and digital asset management systems; authoring tools; and digital media. Ms. Webster has more than 20 years of experience in the software industry with enterprise software vendors and internet companies ranging from the Fortune 500 to venture-backed startups. She has held senior management positions in marketing, business development, and product development at Oracle, Information Builders, Object Design, RetailExchange, FairMarket, and UniSQL, and has a strong background in object-oriented and multimedia databases, XML, user interface design, and application infrastructure technologies. Ms. Webster formerly led IDC’s Application Life-Cycle Management research program. Ms. Webster holds a B.A. degree from Wellesley College.

Speaking in: The Analysts Debate Content Technologies and Trends

Rita Warren
President & Principal Consultant, ZiaContent, Inc

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Rita is the principal of ZiaContent, Inc., a consulting and services company established in 2001. Rita has been working in the fields of computer software and new media for more than 10 years, bringing to her practice a broad range of experience in content development, information architecture, and content management. ZiaContent helps clients by designing and creating sensible content and working with them to implement sensible content management solutions. ZiaContent's content management service offerings include business case development/ROI analysis, requirements gathering and analysis, system selection, taxonomy and metadata modeling, workflow design, and system training and rollout. Rita has been strategy lead on content management initiatives for companies such as Microsoft, Macromedia, Motorola, Office Depot, and BellSouth, and has worked on projects that have involved publishing to both Web and print media.  

Speaking in: Integrating Automated Publishing into the Broader DAM and CMS Process

Derek Werthmuller
Director of Technology Services at the Center for Technology in Government, University at Albany, State University of New York.

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Derek Werthmuller has managed the Technology Solutions Laboratory and the Technology Services Unit at the Center for Technology in Government (CTG) for over 10 years. Prior to joining CTG, Derek spent six years at Siena College as a computer and network specialist. His accomplishments at Siena include establishing an Internet presence for the College, expanding the campus network, and designing a multi-layer computer and network security system. Derek Werthmuller is the co-author, along with Jim Costello, of the white paper "XML: A New Web Site Architecture," published in September, 2002, which detailed the Center for Technology in Government's migration to an XML-based Web site. He has made several presentations over the past five years on the benefits of using XML for Web site management. He was the Project Director of the XML Testbed Project described in this presentation.

Speaking in: Selecting and Building a WCMS: Case Studies

Tony White
Independent Consultant

Over the past ten years, Tony White has been an analyst at both Giga Information Group (now Forrester Research) and the Yankee Group, and has served in senior marketing roles at Interwoven and BroadVision. More recently, Tony has founded Ars Logica, Inc., a high-tech marketing and advisory firm offering a range of strategic and tactical marketing services to software vendors and providing needs-analysis/product-selection support to enterprise clients. In addition to hosting and speaking at analyst, vendor, and user conferences across Europe, North America, and Asia-Pacific, Tony has delivered competitive analyses to the sales forces of companies such as Hewlett-Packard, IBM, and BEA. His clients have included Adobe Systems, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Ford Motor Company, JPMorgan Chase, Qantas Airways, Siemens, and numerous other Global 2000 companies.

Speaking in: CTO Perspectives on Content Technologies

Ray Zambroski
CEO. Essential Security Software

Ray Zambroski, CEO of Essential Security Software, brings more than 12 years senior management experience in the creation, development, and marketing of emergent PC and web-based technologies. Prior to ESS, Zambroski was vice president of sales and marketing for Spinoza Technology. Zambroski led product development and partnership strategy for the first PC-based audio-visual management and control product. Prior to this, Zambroski was director of sales and marketing for GLIDES, an early developer of global Web content management tools. Before joining GLIDES, Zambroski spent seven years with Microsoft Corporation where he was instrumental in developing the company’s worldwide value-added reseller channel, and built ISV partnerships contributing to Microsoft Windows, SQL Server and Small Business Server revenues worldwide.

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