Open Text’s Content World Explores How to Maximize Value from Technology Investments
Noted Keynote Speaker, Customer Case Studies, Peer-to-Peer Interaction and Partner Conference Comprise Cornerstone of Annual User Conference, Oct. 25-30
Waterloo, ON – 2009-10-15 – In this current economic environment, companies are focusing on how to harness the power of enterprise technology to yield maximum benefits. Content World, Open Text Corporation’s (NASDAQ: OTEX, TSX: OTC) annual user conference, will center on the concept of “Capitalizing on Your Content” with a distinguished keynote speaker, more than 125 sessions on ECM best practices, emerging trends and technical expertise and in-depth networking. The six-day conference, attended and sponsored by the world’s leading brands, begins on Oct. 25 in Orlando, Fla.
To view more information on the event and its sessions and to register, visitwww.opentext.com/contentworld/2009. This year’s event sponsors include Accenture, Deloitte, Microsoft and SAP.
“Maximizing technology value is at the forefront of many organizations’ strategic growth plans. Our customers are searching for successful ways to manage content in an efficient, cost-effective environment that accelerates content-related processes and productivity,” said John Shackleton, President and Chief Executive Officer of Open Text. “At Content World, we provide our customers with educational tools and discussions that can address their business challenges, compliance goals and cost management objectives throughout the entire enterprise.”
Highlights of Content World 2009 will include :
- A keynote address from Dr. Michael Wesch, Assistant Professor of Cultural Anthropology at the University of Kansas, who will discuss how new media and technology are changing how people interact. Called “The Explainer” by Wired Magazine, his videos and lectures have been viewed by millions while Dr. Wesch himself has played key roles in everything from international film festivals to global academic conferences. For more information on Dr. Wesch, and to view his thought-provoking video “The Machine is Us/ing Us,” visitwww.opentext.com/contentworld/2009/agenda/keynote-speaker.html.
- A mix of informative programming, including workshops and courses, industry peer-to-peer meetings, user group discussions, product/solution paths and industry breakouts focused on areas including financial services, energy and natural resources, legal, public sector and life sciences. More agenda information is located atwww.opentext.com/contentworld/2009/agenda/index.html .
- The 2009 GlobalStar Enterprise and ECM Champion Awards are announced each year during Content World and distinguish Open Text and its customers and partners as “The Content Experts.” The GlobalStar Enterprise Awards recognize companies for their outstanding efforts in growing business value from ECM solution deployments, while the ECM Champion Awards are given to individuals who dedicate themselves to advancing ECM best practices within their own organizations or throughout the ECM industry. This year the GlobalStar Enterprise Award finalists are Central Vermont Public Service, Delhaize Group, Electronic Arts (EA), Husky Energy, Marathon Oil Corporation, Motorola, The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), PTT Chemical Public Company Limited, South African Government: Western Cape Provincial Department of Transport and Public Works and TXU Energy.
- The annual Partner Day on Oct. 26 which offers Open Text partners in-depth sessions on ECM Suite core competencies, ecosystem competencies, complementary ECM solutions competence and best practices for support and services.
For a complete list of sponsors, visitwww.opentext.com/contentworld/2009/sponsors/partners.html.