Gilbane Boston Conference Agenda
The Gilbane Group has announced its Boston conference agenda, as well as the pre-conference workshops. The conference is scheduled to take place December 2-4, 2008, at The Westin Copley Place in Boston, MA. While the full conference program is not yet published, we already have some insight into what will be on Gilbane’s menu this time around. The agenda includes two days filled with all kinds of enterprise search, WCM, content strategies and social media fun. And this is just a tip of the iceberg!

Conference Schedule

The conference will be broken down into several tracks: * Enterprise Search, Federation, Semantic Technologies and Text Analytics * Global Content Management * Enterprise Publishing Technology * Web Content Management * Collaboration and Social Media * Content Technologies and Strategies It will be hard to choose from a variety of interesting topics. We think of attending: * Web Content Management Best Practices * Are We Approaching the Tipping Point for Social Media? * Web 2.0 and Microsoft SharePoint * Content “Management State of the Industry” * Open Source Content Management * Optimizing the Global Content Value Chain: Focus on Brand Content As always, there will also be technology demos, industry analyst panels and special keynotes. For a complete schedule, visit Gilbane’s web site.

Pre-Conference Workshops

The first conference day is traditionally devoted to workshops. Lasting half a day, the workshops, led by highly-regarded industry experts, are designed for deep topic immersions. This time, Gilbane’s workshop delights include:

How to Select a Web Content Management System

Led by Seth Gottlieb, Principal of Content Here, this workshop will offer a pragmatic advice for conducting an effective CMS selection: from analyzing the requirements to understanding your specific needs and evaluating potential solutions.

Taxonomy, Thesaurus, Ontology: Building and Maintenance for Search

Lynda Moulton, Lead Analyst Enterprise Search for Gilbane Group, will take you on a journey featuring these three vocabulary controlling and defining mechanisms; clarifying each of these elements to help attendees define when and how to tackle any of the three options.

Buying and Implementing Content Management and Global Translation Management Systems

Andrew Draheim, Principal of Kidd & Draheim Inc., will help you to understand the individual challenges of your organization, identify the technology needed to address them and point you in the right direction of how to effectively implement your solution.

Making SharePoint Work in the Enterprise

Organizations keep struggling with how to integrate the ubiquitous SharePoint into their architectures. Shawn Shell, founder of Consejo Inc., will help attendees to better understand the latest version of SharePoint, with its strengths and weaknesses and integration scenarios with other Portal Technologies. More details about these workshops can be found on Gilbane’s web site. Registration information is also available.