Faces of Econtent

As online marketing/SEO analyst for Sitecore, a web content management system software company, Ted Prodromou manages online ads and marketing campaigns all over the world. "I'm also responsible for the search engine optimization of Sitecore's corporate website and the microsites for each international region, and I play an integral role in Sitecore's social media strategy," Prodromou says.
As the sole database administrator (DBA) for startup Perfect Market, which provides traffic and content optimization solutions for web publishers, Tracy Tan likes the dual nature of her role. "It's nice to play with data-when business users ask me questions I can retrieve the answers. But I also like table design, and I get to do that for both our operational database and data warehouse database."
- November 2011 Issue, Posted Nov 11, 2011
Of her title as conference co-chair and community manager for O'Reilly's Tools of Change for Publishing (TOC) area of practice, Kat Meyer says, "That's a long way of saying I am a connector. I seek out and bring together the people, companies, and organizations that are creating the future of publishing." The TOC team produces in-person events, co-produces events and publications with partners, and publishes books. Meyer helps maintain TOC's online and social media presence via Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, and the O'Reilly Radar blog.
October 2011 Issue, Posted Oct 14, 2011
Name With The Face:Casey Jenkins
Job Title:Senior Product Manager
Organization:Elsevier B.V.
- Posted Sep 09, 2011
"I'm tasked with making an impact internally and externally."
‘We work closely with them to pinpoint the kind of information they need.'
- June 2011 Issue, Posted Jun 09, 2011
"I never get to sit at my desk."
- May 2011 Issue, Posted May 12, 2011
"I coach and guide my team in figuring out what product offerings are the best fit."
- April 2011 Issue, Posted Mar 25, 2011
"Some days I will be locked into my chair, headphones on, surfing the web to compile competitive intelligence."
- March 2011 Issue, Posted Feb 25, 2011
"I work alongside our production and content licensing teams to develop the final digital product for our web team and partners so they can access, manage, edit, publish, and distribute online."
"Being in the newsroom also means that every few months I get to work on some breaking news event where everything happens in an instant."
- November 2010 Issue, Posted Nov 02, 2010
"While I don't do the translations, I am the hub for the various teams involved in the process, from product managers to developers, QA staff, technical writers, in-country teams, and translation vendors."
- October 2010 Issue, Posted Oct 04, 2010
"I explain why the world needs more librarians and help to develop and educate librarians to fill the unmet needs out there."
- September 2010 Issue, Posted Sep 01, 2010
"I'm fascinated by trends in information delivery especially to enterprise users, and my role here is to help companies get the right information to the right people at the right time."
"There is a plethora of research and historical materials here with value in the global open access environment. It is a sustainable model, as it will be maintained in perpetuity with URLs that never change."
- June 2010 Issue, Posted May 31, 2010
As a technical project lead for ClearForest, a Thomson Reuters company providing text-driven business intelligence solutions, Sumit Shah works primarily on the company's Calais initiative, which offers free metadata generation services, developer tools, and an open standard for the generation of semantic content. In this role, Shah has a broad mandate, both helping customers who have deployed OpenCalais and adapting the platform for internal use at Thomson Reuters.
- May 2010 Issue, Posted May 04, 2010
"I train people from all over the world, and curriculum development and understanding of different learning modes all still applies. And I still give assignments; It's old school but it helps customers retain what I've shown them."
- April 2010 Issue, Posted Apr 09, 2010
'Essentially, font management is a specialized form of digital asset management, except that the asset is also a system-level software resource.'
- March 2010 Issue, Posted Mar 01, 2010
‘I spend most of my day working with faculty to help them both showcase and develop their research.'
"I was once at a customer site for a few days and noticed that a printer had been running continually, requiring an employee to feed it reams of paper..."
- November 2009 Issue, Posted Nov 02, 2009
"I'm currently preparing an exhibition on Darwin [that] will open soon in our gallery."
- October 2009 Issue, Posted Oct 01, 2009
"My focus has been on education and awareness-building."
- September 2009 Issue, Posted Sep 01, 2009
"Using scrum allows me to provide a rapid, flexible response to our client's business needs."
"Success is typically measured in small forward steps."
- June 2009 Issue, Posted May 28, 2009
"I get to meet the people with whom I frequently work virtually."
- May 2009 Issue, Posted May 01, 2009
"I am at the front line of customer interaction."
- April 2009 Issue, Posted Apr 02, 2009
"Provide the best access to the huge variety of online resources."
- March 2009 Issue, Posted Feb 19, 2009
"‘Success relies on whether we foster ongoing communication with our customers."
"It is challenging to find the best fit for the software."
- October 2008 Issue, Posted Sep 25, 2008
"They were stunned at how quickly and easily it was done."
- Sept 2008 Issue, Posted Aug 21, 2008
"My job is to translate their knowledge and expertise into the information that our customers need."
"I'm measured on the maintenance of the site's content."
- June 2008 Issue, Posted Jun 02, 2008
"Sometimes customer service is like walking a tightrope, due to the time difference."
"I don't get woken up in the middle of the night these days."
"I like to be out in front of costumers as much as possible."
“I go out and play on the internet at least once a month just to see what is going on out there.”
“Regular users, readers, and drive-by people come in and let us know what they think.”
"I work with salespeople to make sure they have the tools they need to make sales."
- June 2007 Issue, Posted Jun 01, 2007
“We come up with a method to map the current content to the new application.”
- May 2007 Issue, Posted May 01, 2007
"We drive the vision and the strategy of the product lines."
- April 2007 Issue, Posted Mar 22, 2007
“I’m part of a team that helps the company go to market in the publishing industry.”
- March 2007 Issue, Posted Feb 22, 2007
“I help people from the planning phase through to the actual implementation.”
"I use a statistical approach to get data into sensible and usable form.”
“We want to know about their relationships with the computer.”
“Our profiles are written by real people and are not just boilerplate.”
“It’s about your investment in your home and what upgrades you can make to it.”
“Leading the standards efforts gives us an earlier awareness of worldwide adoption.”
- June 2006 Issue, Posted Jun 16, 2006