DITA Fest 2012 Registration Now Open to DITA, XML and Structured Content Professionals

MAIDENHEAD, U.K., Oct. 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --


SDL (LSE: SDL), the leading provider of Global Information Management solutions, announces the fifth annual DITA Fest 2012, which brings together the XML community for thought-provoking discussions, presentations and demonstrations on DITA – the XML content standard, product content and customer experience.


  • Companies are seeing the value of highly relevant, searchable and personalized content across multiple channels as part of providing the best customer experience.
  • Structured content technologies are allowing companies to transform product content creation, delivery and management, and realize enormous cost savings, efficiency gains and business benefits.
  • Adoption of DITA has increased dramatically in the past several years, with global businesses achieving as much as 30 to 50 percent savings in content production and translation costs.


  • Keynote speaker Jane McGonigal, PhD, renowned game designer and best-selling author of Reality is Broken will bring insight and perspective from her years of experience working with games and virtual communities and how that translates to the real world.
  • Chris Shockowitz, Senior Manager, Collaboration Solutions, Intel, will discuss Intel's content management program strategy.
  • Laura Bellamy, Information Architect, VMware, will discuss next generation customer engagement with product content.
  • Andrew Thomas and Tom Smith of SDL will provide a vision for the future of intelligent product content.
  • Exciting discussions led by DITA and content management thought leaders from some of today's leading companies including Autodesk, Brocade and OSIsoft.


Tuesday, October 23, 2012 from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. PDT

Doors will open at 9:00 a.m.


Hotel Sofitel San Francisco Bay

223 Twin Dolphin Drive

Redwood City, CA 94065

This event is free of charge.

Register: www.sdl.com/ditafest2012

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About SDL
SDL enables global businesses to engage with their customers in the language, the media and at the moment they choose. We help businesses manage their brands, drive global revenues, accelerate speed to market and enrich their customers' experience. SDL's enterprise-ready innovative technology and service solutions span the entire customer journey and include social listening and marketing analytics, campaign management, language management and services, video and written content creation, web content management, dynamic technical documentation publication and eCommerce. SDL solutions drive global reach across multiple languages, cultures, channels and media. SDL has over 1,500 enterprise customers, 400 partners and a global infrastructure of 70 offices in 38 countries. For more information, visit www.sdl.com.


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