CMSWire Reader Advisory Board (2016)

The CMSWire Advisory Board is comprised of industry leaders and practitioners in the fields of digital experience, customer experience, social business and information management. Created in September 2015, the board provides input, advice and feedback to the CMSWire editorial staff.

Ann Breckenkamp

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Ann is the vice president of product marketing and operations at San Francisco-based Giftly, an electronic gift exchange that consumers can use to send funds that can be used at any store that accepts credit or debit cards. Before this, she built data-driven marketing software as a product manager at venture-backed startups CommandIQ and Quantifind, and spent several years as a biodefense consultant to the US Government. She has a BS in Chemical Biological Engineering from MIT. Tweet to Ann Breckenkamp.

David Lavenda

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A technology strategist, David focuses on interactions linking people, organizations and technology. He is vice president of product strategy at, a Milpitas, Calif.-based provider of user experience products for the digital workplace. A regular contributor to CMSWire and Fast Company, he recently completed a graduate degree in Science, Technology and Society (STS). He is also an International Scholar for the Society for the History of Technology. Tweet to David Lavenda.

Jake DiMare

Jake DiMare

Jake is the director of marketing at Digital Clarity Group and has worked in digital for the past 15 years designing, building and optimizing experiences for a wide variety of clients. He has deep experience with enterprise content management, e-commerce, measurement and optimization, and marketing automation, as well as a special focus on the business impact of placing customers at the center of seamless and cohesive digital customer experiences. Tweet to Jake DiMare.

Joel Oleson

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Recognized as one of the founders of SharePoint, Joel was the first full-time employee hired to deploy the global SharePoint environments at Microsoft and helped architect the first version of SharePoint Online in Microsoft's cloud. Following his time at Microsoft, Oleson traveled the world as a speaker at nearly every Microsoft TechEd, SharePoint Conference and Office 365 event while building global SharePoint communities. Oleson is currently director of business development at Tokyo, Japan-based Konica Minolta, where he drives strategy and growth for its SharePoint and ECM practice. Tweet to Joel Oleson.

Alan Lepofsky

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Alan is a vice president and principal analyst of Silicon Valley-based Constellation Research. With almost two decades of experience in the collaboration software industry, Alan helps organizations improve the way their employees work together to get their jobs done more effectively. His primary research area, The Future of Work, includes integrating collaboration and business processes, structuring work with social task management, leveraging analytics and digital assistants to work more productively, the strategic impact of mobile computing on business transformation and measuring workforce culture based on digital proficiency instead of age. Tweet to Alan Lepofsky.

Meghan Walsh

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A self-proclaimed content management nerd, Meg spends her days figuring out answers to content structure, management and distribution challenges. Her focus is empowering the enterprise to leverage core content and personalization capabilities to optimize consumer experiences. Meg leads Hilton Worldwide’s efforts to structure, govern, and deliver relevant content across channels. Her goal each day is to encourage others to embrace technology, design and define positive content author experiences, and deploy efficient content delivery process and practice. Tweet to Meghan Walsh.

Mission statement:

The Advisory board supports CMSWire's commitments to quality editorial content and a vibrant community of business professionals.


Gain a better understanding of the trends, drivers and priorities shaping our readers’ businesses so we can improve how we report, write and present news.