NEWTON, MA--(Marketwire - December 19, 2008) - AIIM International Exposition + Conference -- the world's largest content and information management event -- is pleased to announce this year's extraordinary lineup of Keynote Speakers.

The conference program kicks off on Tuesday, March 31st at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia with a keynote presentation by John Stenbit, Former CIO from the United States Department of Defense. Stenbit will discuss "The Information Explosion and How to Deal With It," where he will examine technological shortcomings and his vision of the advances needed to take the industry to the next level of information utility.

Following Stenbit's presentation will be a CIO Panel moderated by a senior executive from Oracle. This group of esteemed CIOs and IT executives will discuss how they're keeping their ECM projects on track, and how they're using content and information technologies to counteract the impacts of the economic downturn. Panelists will include Mike McKuras, CIO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Minnesota; James Whitlock, Lt. Col., U.S. Air Force Medical; Juan Jose Goldschtein, CIO, Organization of American States; and Jeffery Nohner, VP, Customer Services, Wells Fargo.

At 9:45 am John Mancini, President of AIIM - the ECM Association, will deliver his "Annual State of the Industry Address" examining how and why document, content, and records technologies are moving into the mainstream. Mancini will also assess the new collaborative tools that empower employees to create, publish and disseminate information as never before.

"It's likely that economic conditions will fuel a growing and increasingly urgent demand for the types of worker productivity, business process improvement and cost reduction benefits offered by today's content and information management technologies," said Tom Bliss, Group Conference Director for Questex Media Group, producers of the event. "This year's roster of keynote speakers is specifically designed to help business and IT executives get ahead of that tricky and fast-approaching curve. In addition to the critical bottom-line issues that dominate this year's event, a healthy dose of visionary, forward-looking keynotes will also be offered to give attendees a glimpse of what's to come when better times return."

On day two of the conference program, Andrew Lippman, Founding Associate Director of MIT Media Lab will deliver his Keynote Address on "Living Content," which will examine the evolution of information-based collaboration, learning and expression. Topics covered will include the role IT means as an organizational "nervous system," including information architecture, interfaces and distribution.

Following Lippman's keynote, Whitney M. Tidmarsh, Chief Marketing Officer, Content Management & Archiving for EMC will present "The CIO's Perspective: Providing Business Insight and ROI in a Challenged Economy." Attendees will participate in an interactive discussion with IT experts and learn how to identify and evaluate the tools that will provide the greatest and most immediate ROI.

At 9:30 am on Wednesday morning, Kurt Delbene, Vice President, Office Business Platform Group for Microsoft will present "Do More With Less: Using Technology to Compete and Win in a Tough Economy." Delbene will inspire conference attendees with new ways to do more than just weather the economic storm, including ideas to help them secure a competitive edge and win market share.

The final general session will be held on Thursday, April 2 at 9:30 am and will be presented by Rishi Chandra of Google Enterprise, who will discuss "Collaboration in the 21st Century." In this session, Chandra will talk about how the winning enterprises of tomorrow will be those that manage to cut costs without cutting corners, those that empower employees through knowledge sharing, and those that embrace the new wave of collaborative content solutions to create greater results with fewer resources.

In addition to the keynote presentations and general sessions, the event offers an extensive conference program which includes more than 100 end user case studies and an Expo floor where 200+ information management technology solution providers will offer attendees actionable products and services.


The AIIM International Exposition + Conference, the definitive industry gathering for information management professionals across industries, will be held Monday, March 30 through Thursday, April 2, 2009, at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia, PA. The AIIM International Exposition + Conference is produced and managed by Questex Media Group, Inc., a global, diversified business-to-business integrated media and information provider, headquartered in Newton, MA. For information on attending visit or call 888-824-3004 (US) or 972-620-3009 (Outside US).

Contact Information: For further information, contact: Amy Riemer Media Relations 978-475-4441