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March 23, 2015 17:00 ET

Standardization: Jahia and Enonic Spearhead Standardization Project at OASIS to Allow for Truly Personalized Web and Digital Experience, Breaking Existing Silos

hia and Enonic Ignite Project to Define a Standard to Enable Cross-Application and Multi-Technology Personalized Web and Digital Experiences

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND and OSLO, NORWAY--(Marketwired - March 23, 2015) - Jahia and Enonic joined forces to launch a new project at the OASIS international consortium to develop a standard that will enable the creation, management and delivery of personalized web and digital experiences. This initiative lead to the creation of the OASIS Context Server (CXS) Technical Committee (TC).

As obvious a need this would appear to any Digital Marketing Director, it is a huge challenge for CIOs trying to streamline heterogeneous technologies and the data and transactions flowing from each solutions from their Information System, while at the same time avoiding losing control over the collected data.

This is how Jahia and Enonic realized that the best solution would be to define a standardized and extensible model for collecting and sharing visitor context - in order to deliver personalized and better user experiences across systems, while improving user privacy at the same time.

As personalized web solutions are becoming a mandatory part of Enterprise digital presence, it is critical to provide open source and standardized solutions. This is why Jahia is also proposing to the TC an existing open source reference implementation, called Unomi (pronounced "You Know Me"), of the future context server standard under an Apache License.

Hence their proposal to OASIS. The effort is already being embraced by the industry, and other market players recently joined: Liferay, Hippo and the currently open Call for Participation invites any interested party to join the new Technical Committee in advance of its first meeting.

Both Serge Huber, Jahia CTO, and Thomas Sigdestad, CTO of Enonic, comment, "We are thrilled to see how the CXS TC is being welcomed by the community. The OASIS Consortium is the perfect organization to make the standard happen and be embraced by the market. We're looking forward to the first face to face meeting in Paris at the end of April."

"CXS will affect so many facets of the marketplace. Its success hinges on having the broadest possible range of organizations involved," said Laurent Liscia, CEO of OASIS. "We're calling on the marketing automation companies, data management platform providers and companies involved in machine learning and Big Data and to work with the traditional WCM and CRM software providers to ensure CXS reflects everyone's use cases. We applaud Jahia and Enonic for initiating this vital standardization project."

Purpose of the CXS TC

The purpose of the TC will be to create specifications for a Context Server as a core technology for enabling the delivery of personalized digital experiences. Organizations currently struggle to create and deliver consistent personalized experiences across channels, markets, and systems. The Context Server will simplify management, integration, and interoperability between solutions providing services like Web Content Management, CRM, BigData, Machine Learning, Digital Marketing, and Data Management Platforms.

Proposed initial contributions

• "Context Server proposal" contributed by Jahia and Enonic, https://docs.google.com/document/d/1YKwDyJaouKzzN3SqSa4DYZiEvgJmGkZVN-yyUG0uDVI/edit?usp=sharing

• An externally hosted (under an Apache License) open source reference implementation: "Project Unomi: Open Source Context Server prototype implementation" contributed by Jahia, https://github.com/Jahia/unomi

CXS TC key dates and OASIS official information

• TC proposal by Jahia and Enonic: February 20th, 2015

• Discussion opening about the proposed charter by OASIS: February 20th, 2015 (details)

• First face to face meeting April 29th and 30th in Paris (https://www.oasis-open.org/apps/org/workgroup/cxs/)

• Call for Participation: https://www.oasis-open.org/news/announcements/call-for-participation-oasis-context-server-cxs-technical-committee

About Jahia

Jahia is a leading open source User eXperience Platform (UXP) vendor, relentlessly working at transforming a silo industry into a user-driven one, beyond technology constraints. Each solution provided by Jahia stems from Jahia's Digital Industrialization vision: to streamline Enterprise digital projects across all channels and truly accelerate corporate-wide deployments, by bridging the IT/Marketing lifecycle gap.

Founded in 2002 and headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland, Jahia Solutions Group has its North American headquarters in Washington, DC, with offices in Chicago, Toronto and throughout Europe. Jahia counts hundreds of global brands and governmental organizations among its loyal customers, in more than 20 countries across the globe. In early 2015, the company announced its first round of funding from Invus for EUR20 millions. For more information, please visit www.jahia.com.

About Enonic

Enonic redefines how you create, manage and deliver digital experiences. The Enonic eXperience Platform and eXperience Cloud provides the fastest way from idea to digital experience. We simplify the technology and processes required to go digital - so you can focus on what really matters.

Our future proof technology is designed to meet the requirements of the entire organisation, from business and marketing to IT. Deliver seamless customer tailored applications, content and services to any audience on any device. Our platform powers mission critical digital solutions for both public and private businesses internationally. For more information: enonic.com.

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