2014-2015 EContent 100 Judges and Category Descriptions

Dec 01, 2014


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Meet the EContent 100 Judging Team

Scott Abel, aka "The Content Wrangler," is a content management strategist and social media choreographer with strengths in helping organizations improve the way they author, maintain, publish, and archive their information assets.

Robert J. Boeri is an independent consultant in the Washington, D.C., area. He has more than 30 years of experience as a publishing and content management systems professional in both the private and public sectors.

Theresa Cramer is the editor of EContent magazine. She is a 10-year veteran of the publishing industry with a background in both newspaper and book publishing.

Frank Gilbane is founder of the Gilbane Conference, Bluebill Advisors, the Gilbane Group, and the "Gilbane Report." He is a long-time IT analyst and advisor.

Donovan Griffin is the former assistant editor and current editor of Information Today, where he writes about issues concerning the library, information professional, and IT communities. 

Irina Guseva is an independent consultant focusing on web content management (WCM), digital asset management (DAM), customer experience management (CEM), and digital marketing, among other enterprise technologies. 

Ron Miller is a freelance technology journalist, a contributing editor at EContent magazine, and the enterprise reporter at TechCrunch. He is also co-founder of Soc Media News.

Marydee Ojala edits Online Searcher and writes its business research column, The Dollar Sign. She is responsible for program planning for WebSearch University and Internet Librarian International.

Eric Schumacher-Rasmussen is editor of Streaming Media magazine, Streaming Media.com, and OnlineVideo.net. A technology and entertainment journalist for more than 20 years, his work has appeared in the Village Voice, MTV.com, BlurtHarp, and more.

Steve Smith is the digital media editor for min and min's b2b and the editor of Minonline. He is also the Mobile Insider columnist at Media Post Communications.


Category Descriptions

Big Data

Where would content be without Big Data? During the past few years, Big Data has gone from a buzzword to a must-have capability for enterprises. And it's become a tool for content creators to develop new, innovative types of content and serve it up to the right audience. But none of this could be done without Big Data tools.

Content Commerce

Grease must be applied to the wheels of commerce lest they squeak-nay, grind- to a halt. When what is being bought and sold is measured in bits and bytes, solutions that enable the buying and selling of digital content are there to keep the transactions humming smoothly along. Here we include solutions that enable the buying and selling of digital content, including digital rights management (DRM) and payment systems, as well as digital ad networks.

Content Creation

Formerly the purview of the privileged few with access to a printing press, creating content is everyone's business today. Luckily, tools keep cropping up that help us create it, convert it, use it, and-most importantly-reuse it in ways as varied as the people creating the content in the first place.

Distribution & Delivery

The avenues by which content can travel are myriad. Figuring out which roads are right for your content-especially if you're looking to get paid-can be a journey in itself. Without the help of distribution and delivery networks and tools, many publishers' jobs would be exponentially harder. Here we honor the companies that create new paths and opportunities for digital content to find its way to our inboxes, web browsers, mobile devices, and even our televisions.

Mobile Content

See all those smartphones? Yep, people are doing a lot more than talking on them. These days-from cellphones to tablets and e-readers-content gets around. Mobile content and delivery devices put information in the hands of users when and where they need it. As content today travels across platforms, we will focus on the technologies that help make it go.

SEO & Search Analytics

What good is digital content if you can't find it? Publishers need an audience; otherwise, they become the proverbial tree falling in the woods. Here we include the companies that help digital publishers navigate the jungle of SEO and fine-tune the content to grab the most views.

Social Media

The web has opened up a world of opportunity for the readers to become the writers, reviewers, and producers. Here we look at the tools that help proliferate the vox populi and increasingly act as mediators between people and the content we publish.

Web Content Management

What would digital publishers do without good web content management (WCM) systems? While content management purports to be all things to all people, its true power may actually lie in its flexibility to change shape to fit each new business problem set before it. With the constantly changing demands of digital publishing, WCM systems need to be more nimble than ever.


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