SOURCE: Questex Media Group

December 04, 2007 14:00 ET

The AIIM International Conference Program Helps IT Professionals Turn Content and Information Into a Powerful Business Tool

Debuts High-Profile Keynote Presentations and More Than 120 Conference Sessions

NEWTON, MA--(Marketwire - December 4, 2007) - Questex Media Group's AIIM International Exposition & Conference (www.aiimexpo.com), the largest, most comprehensive content and information management event in North America, today announced its 2008 conference program. Packed with high-profile keynote presentations and more than 120 sessions, the conference program, presented by industry leaders and innovators, provides new ideas, inspiration and the knowledge any organization needs to turn data overload into valuable and accessible information. The AIIM International Exposition & Conference, which is co-located with the ON DEMAND Exposition & Conference, will take place at the Boston Convention & Exposition Center, March 3-6, 2008.

"There's no doubt that enterprises today are experiencing an unprecedented explosion of data and information. This year's AIIM Exposition and Conference helps organizations better organize, access, distribute, share and analyze information to streamline business processes and improve business performance," said Tom Bliss, Group Conference Director - AIIM International Exposition & Conference, Questex Media Group.

"The volume of information and content being created has been growing exponentially for several years, with no end in sight, far exceeding our ability to consume it. For most businesses and organizations, the gap continues to widen," said John Mancini, President, AIIM - The ECM Association. "The AIIM conference program delivers practical advice for solving business content challenges."

Keynote Presentations

David Pogue, best-selling author and New York Times personal technology columnist, will present the opening keynote on Tuesday, March 4 at 8:30 a.m. Entitled "The Power of Simplicity," Pogue will discuss why "software rage" has become an epidemic and how the problem is the software design itself -- the interface. Program and website design grow more important every day, and getting it right is extremely difficult. Pogue will also look forward to the interface design of the future as we move into an era of both much bigger and much smaller screens.

On Tuesday, March 4 at 9:30 a.m., AIIM's Mancini will present the State of the Industry keynote entitled "Corporate Knowledge: Share It, Secure It." In his presentation, Mancini will discuss the intersection between collaboration and security concerns within organizations. As core document, content and records technologies move to the mainstream, there are many new collaborative tools to empower employees to create, publish, and disseminate information as well as increasing compliance and legal demands to put more information "under control."

The keynote panel "Reflections on Super Tuesday: What's at Stake & What's to Come" will take place on Wednesday, March 5 at 8:00 a.m. The panelists include Patrick J. Buchanan, political analyst, former advisor to three U.S. Presidents, and two-time Republican Presidential candidate and Howard Fineman, Newsweek Senior Washington correspondent and NBC News political analyst; the panel will be moderated by Carlos Watson, a former CNN News political commentator. The goal of this panel is to provide a true insider's view of Washington's latest political developments and help attendees understand the impact they will have on industry and the country.

On Thursday, March 6 at 9:00 a.m., Tony Byrne, Founder of CMS Watch, will moderate a CIO panel entitled "The Future of Information Management: The CIO's Perspective." Panel members will discuss what "information management" will look like three to five years from now. They will frame out some of the scenarios that are likely to unfold as the discipline of information management evolves and the technologies that support it mature, as well as how to prepare for the changes ahead.

For additional details on the keynote presentations, go to: http://aiimexpo.com/aiimexpo2007/v42/index.cvn?id=10197

Conference Sessions

With 18 tracks and more than 120 sessions, the conference program will give attendees the tools they need to learn how to assess, select and deploy technologies that will help end users make better, faster business decisions, improve business processes and performance, and maximize the return on an organization's information assets. Tracks and themes covered include:

--  ECM fundamentals
--  Business process management
--  Security
--  Risk and compliance
--  Document management
--  Data capture and imaging
--  Records management
--  Web content management and portals
--  Collaboration and social software
--  Enterprise 2.0 and Web 2.0
--  Web services
--  Information infrastructure and architecture
--  Business intelligence
--  Next-generation search tools and applications
--  Information classification, taxonomies and metadata management
--  Email management
--  Litigation and discovery, payments and billing
--  Product selection and implementation
    

For additional details on the conference tracks and sessions, go to: http://aiimexpo.com/aiimexpo2007/v42/index.cvn?id=10168#

Pre-Conference Workshops

The Pre-Conference Workshops will take place on Monday, March 3. They include:

--  Intensive AIIM Enterprise Content Management (ECM) Practitioner
    Training Program
--  Intensive AIIM Electronic Records Management (ERM) Practitioner
    Training Program
--  Intensive AIIM Information Organization & Access (IOA) Practitioner
    Training Program
--  Intensive AIIM Business Process Management (BPM) Practitioner Training
    Program
--  Intensive AIIM Email Management (EMM) Practitioner Training Program
--  Intensive AIIM Enterprise 2.0 (E2.0) Practitioner Program
    

For additional information on the pre-conference sessions, go to: http://aiimexpo.com/aiimexpo2007/v42/index.cvn?id=10168#

SuperSessions

The AIIM Expo SuperSessions will take place on Wednesday, March 5. They will encompass the following topics:

--  "Searching for Meaning: The Future of Text Analytics," Mike Moran, IBM
    Software Group
--  "The Digital Big Bang and the Global Challenges for Information
    Managers and Consumers," Mark Lewis, President, Content Management and
    Archiving Division, EMC Corporation
    

For additional information on the SuperSessions, go to: http://aiimexpo.com/aiimexpo2007/v42/index.cvn?id=10168

For more information about the AIIM International Conference & Expo, or to register, visit http://www.aiimexpo.com or call 888-824-3004.

Keynote sessions are free to all AIIM International Conference & Exposition attendees. For additional information, please visit www.aiimexpo.com.

For information on exhibit and sponsorship opportunities, contact Leo Squatrito at 617.219.8378 or lsquatrito@questex.com.

AIIM International Exposition & Conference

The AIIM International Exposition & Conference is the world's largest and oldest educational conference and exposition. The place to go to gain control, meet compliance standards and access important information from structured and unstructured data, the AIIM International Exposition & Conference assists IT professionals turn content and information into a powerful business tool. The exposition and conference attracts business professionals and executive management seeking the latest technologies to capture, manage, share, and store documents and digital content to support business processes, comply with governmental regulations, drive down costs, and gain the competitive advantage.

About AIIM - the ECM Association

AIIM is the international industry association connecting users and suppliers of enterprise content management (ECM) technologies -- tools and methods used to capture, manage, store, preserve, and deliver content in support of business processes. For more than 60 years, AIIM has been a neutral and unbiased source for education and industry information, standards, advocacy, and community.

About Questex Media Group, Inc.

Questex Media Group, Inc. is a global, diversified business-to-business integrated media and information provider, headquartered in Newton, MA. Questex serves multiple industries including technology, beauty, spa, travel, hospitality, leisure, home entertainment, industrial and service industries through a range of well-established, market-leading publications, events, interactive media, research, information and integrated marketing services. The company's media properties include over 100 print and digital media publications, 45 conferences, tradeshows and events, as well as a range of research, data and information products. The company's businesses are managed through operating companies including Questex Media Group; InfoTrends, Inc., Imaging Networks and; McLean Events International, Ltd, a world-leading producer of appointment-based events. The company's combined operations include more than 400 employees in offices throughout North America, South America, Asia and Europe.

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