• For a multi-million-circulation consumer magazine publisher, created a strategy for reorganization of editorial and product management functions to support cross-media content development; this included redesign of organization, processes, and technology.  Results were mentioned in Folio magazine cover story, October 2007.
  • For a global news provider, led a requirements gathering effort for content management and enterprise content integration across text, image, audio, and video production organizations. Created business requirements for a new type of newsgathering workflow system that increases cross-divisional and cross-geographical visibility into story coverage while enabling more efficient production of multimedia news feeds.
  • For a publisher of legal information, defined a strategy to improve competitive positioning and disrupt market dynamics based on a new open standard for legal citations and crowdsourcing of metadata.
  • For a national radio broadcast network, delivered Cross-Media Transformation Strategy for sharing and repurposing content efficiently across divisions. Gathered information about existing content technology and future business goals across the company; created gap analysis showing required capabilities, roadmap for technology architecture and content/metadata workflow processes, and implementation plan with suggested vendor solutions.
  • For a major music company, provided input on digital rights technologies and business models for negotiations with a global online music provider.
  • For a major music company, analyzed the technology and feature set of a "brand name" digital music service provider with a view toward determining potential copyright liability.
  • For a global entertainment company, helped develop a B-to-B rights management strategy, including an enterprise-wide unique asset identifier scheme, to improve the company's ability to manage and track intellectual property throughout production processes.
  • For a diversified publishing company, surveyed several publishing divisions and defined requirements for enterprise-wide digital asset management architecture and metadata standardization; developed RFP and business case for asset management and business rights management implementation; participated in vendor selection process.
  • For a global consumer publisher, performed an audit of content technologies and scored them according to industry best practices.  Gathered future product and new business plans and derived required technology capabilities.  Created technology architecture roadmap and high-level implementation plan.
  • For a global consumer publisher, created an RFP for digital asset management; managed the vendor response process, and provided input to the final vendor selection.
  • For an educational and professional publishing company, gathered cross-divisional requirements for digital rights management (DRM) for online educational materials and performed a vendor selection process.
  • For a global diversified publishing company, created an architecture and implementation plan for content identification as part of enterprise digital asset management strategy.
  • For a global entertainment company, created a survey of current DRM technologies, performed a detailed feature and function-level evaluation of a selected few, and made recommendations on a DRM technology and implementation plan for a pilot project.
  • For a global entertainment company, provided input on digital copyright, DRM, and network security technologies to a public policy initiative.
  • For a multi-million-circulation consumer magazine publisher, performed a study of IT department staffing and organization; made recommendations for changes to better align IT with the company's business strategy.
  • For a global technical publisher, created a strategy for integrating two separate online digital library systems.
  • For a medical publisher, created a multi-year strategy to transform the organization from print-centric to cross-media editorial and product development, encompassing processes, skills, and technology.
  • For a leading online education provider, provided input to product planning on DRM technology and market trends.
  • For a content industry trade association, organized its constituents' requirements for DRM and represented it in a DRM standards working group, to ensure that the requirements were covered.
  • For a global entertainment and electronics company, delivered a series of seminars on digital rights management to company executives.
  • For a publisher of aviation industry technical documents, developed a plan for transitioning from optical disc-based publishing to XML-based online content distribution; defined technology architecture and new processes; created implementation RFP for systems integrators.
  • For a custom magazine publisher (publisher of private-label magazines and newsletters), created a 2-year technology implementation strategy based on customer market research and competitive analysis.
  • For an educational publishing company, gathered requirements for an editorial workflow system, examined vendor offerings, and recommended a short list of vendors for detailed consideration.
  • For the online division of a global news provider, gathered requirements for automated text analysis (categorization and entity extraction) for adding value to digital news feeds through metadata. Surveyed tool vendors and selected a vendor that best fit the requirements.
  • For a national daily newspaper, defined a new architecture, processes, and strategy for scalable XML-based cross-media publishing and digital content distribution. Helped design an Internet-delivered electronic facsimile edition of the paper, including product format, distribution channel, e-commerce strategy, and integration with the print circulation system. This helped boost circulation and ad rates while lowering costs of distribution.
  • For a medical information publisher, gathered requirements for enterprise-wide XML content management and led a vendor/tool selection process.
  • For a publisher of audio legal journalism, helped structure content partnerships with leading law and business publishers, and architected web content distribution solutions, to help increase both visibility of and revenue from branded content.
       

 

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