Presented by Earley & Associates and Riversand

Riversand Earley & Associates

How Product Information Management (PIM) Drives On-line Success

This webinar, with Earley & Associate’s CEO and Founder Seth Early, Practice Lead Paul Wloderczyk, and Riversand’s Vice President of Business Development Andrew Simpson, will help you answer the following questions:

  • Have you implemented Product Information Management?
  • Can customers, sales reps, and partners find the product information they need?
  • Is your product information consistent, complete, accurate, accessible, and reliable?
  • Do your on-line user experience and site search exploit your product data?
  • Are you maximizing business value from your PIM and product data investments?

If you are responsible for the success of your digital commerce or marketing programs then this webinar is designed for you.

Join us as experts from Earley & Associates andRiversand explain the critical role information architecture and taxonomy play in a PIM implementation. The speakers will demystify the technology and illustrate the impact of PIM on your digital programs with real-world deployment examples.

Registered attendees will receive a copy of the presentation and our business solutions brief: Product Information and the Keys to Digital Commerce Success.

About the Presenters

Paul Wlodarczyk, Practice Lead, Industrial Solutions, Earley & Associates
Paul Wlodarczyk helps clients compete by improving their content lifecycles – business processes and workflows that span content collaboration, management, localization, publishing, and search. Paul brings over 30 years’ experience in business management, advisory, technology, operations, and software development, with expertise in the areas of enterprise content management, knowledge management, collaboration and workflow, technical publishing, user experience, learning technologies, and knowledge worker productivity.

Paul leads technology selection and strategy engagements for Earley & Associates. Technology selection projects focus on enterprise content management, search, user experience, and taxonomy management software. Strategy projects focus on business process improvement, metadata management, and knowledge management, with an emphasis on roadmap planning, ROI analysis, and quick win strategies.

Prior to joining Earley & Associates, Paul served as CEO for Jorsek Software, publishers of the easyDITA component content management suite, and managed the business analytics practice at Northpoint Advisors, a marketing strategy consultancy. Earlier in his career, Paul established and led enterprise content management consultancies for JustSystems (a leading technology provider of XML technologies), Blast Radius (a full-service digital agency specializing in social commerce design, production, and managed services), and Xerox Global Services.

Paul serves organizations in high tech, process manufacturing, life sciences, aerospace, retail, energy, capital equipment, and travel industries. Paul is a sought-after speaker and contributing writer for industry organizations including AIIM, CIDM, DaraTech, DocTrain, Gartner, Gilbane, LavaCon, Linked Data, ebiz, Intelligent Content, KM World, LISA, MESA, STC, and TechLearn, Paul earned an MBA in strategy and finance from the William E. Simon School of Business, and holds a BA in Psychology from the University of Rochester.

Seth Earley, CEO & Founder, Earley & Associates
Seth Earley is Editor, Data Analytics, IT Professional Magazine from the IEEE and CEO of Earley & Associates. His interests include Knowledge Strategy, Data and Information Architecture, Search-based Applications and Information Findability solutions. Seth has worked with a diverse roster of Fortune 1000 companies helping them to achieve higher levels of operating performance by making information more findable, usable and valuable through integrated enterprise architectures supporting analytics, e-commerce and customer experience applications. For IT Professional he writes a regular column on data analytics and information access issues and trends. He is founder of the Boston Knowledge Management Forum, former adjunct professor at Northeastern University, where he taught graduate courses in Knowledge Management Infrastructure and E Business Strategy, and was Co-Chair of the Metadata Committee, NDIIPP Education and Outreach for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS). He has conducted workshops for senior leadership around aligning information management strategy with measurable business outcomes and developed information governance programs for clients in healthcare, technology, manufacturing, insurance, retail, pharmaceutical and financial services industries.

Andrew Simpson, Vice President, Business Development, Riversand
Mr. Simpson has over 22 years of Sales, Marketing and Business Development experience at innovative companies that provide significant value to clients. He has been with Riversand for 8 years and is responsible for alliances and channel partner programs, strategic positioning, and the Valuestream ROI assessment program.

Before joining Riversand, Mr. Simpson launched his own company, LeadPort, a performance-based business development company. Prior to LeadPort, Mr. Simpson was a Sales Director at Compete, Inc, an online market research company. In addition, Mr. Simpson was responsible for worldwide Sales at iXmatch, an advanced search technology company. Mr. Simpson was also successful in a variety of roles at Net Perceptions – a leader in personalization solutions – including Sales, Business Development and Product Manager while helping to take the company public. Earlier in his career, he worked in strategic Marketing and Sales roles at IBM, Parametric Technology Corporation and the Open Software Foundation(now the Open Group). Mr. Simpson has a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from Harvard University.

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