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Excellence Awards Application Now Open, Keynotes by Gartner and Best Selling Author

SAN CARLOS, Calif. — February 8, 2011 — Mark your calendars – it is destination San Francisco for hundreds of technology innovators, as they gather for the 2011 MarkLogic User Conference. MarkLogic Corporation, the company revolutionizing the way organizations leverage unstructured information, today announced that the 2011 MarkLogic User Conference will be held in San Francisco, CA, at the Palace Hotel on April 26-29, 2011. The event will be keynoted by distinguished Gartner Analyst Donald Feinberg and best-selling author Bob Sutton. To register or for more information, please visit

Keynote speaker Donald Feinberg is a distinguished analyst and vice president of information architecture at Gartner. Feinberg is responsible for research on database management systems and data warehouse infrastructure. Bob Sutton, the second keynote speaker, is the international best-selling author of the book “The No A**hole Rule”; his latest best-seller is “Good Boss, Bad Boss: How to Be the Best… and Learn from the Worst.” Sutton is also a Professor of Management Science and Engineering at Stanford University, and Professor of Organizational Behavior at the Stanford Graduate School of Business. He studies and is an expert in innovation, leaders and bosses, evidence-based management, the links between knowledge and organizational action, and workplace civility.

“The 2011 MarkLogic User Conference will be the largest gathering of MarkLogic customers and partners to date, discussing best practices and sharing innovative applications built on MarkLogic,” said Tracy Eiler, senior vice president of marketing, MarkLogic. “As we turn to tackle new business challenges, such as the rapid growth of unstructured information and big data in 2011, it is imperative that we share our knowledge to be successful. The MarkLogic User Conference gives attendees the opportunity to see the latest and greatest technology from MarkLogic and learn from the experts who built the technology.”

The MarkLogic User Conference is also a place where MarkLogic customers, partners, and technologists are recognized for their innovation. The application for the MarkLogic User Conference Awards is now available at The deadline to apply is Friday, March 25.

  • The MarkLogic Excellence Award will be presented to customers and partners that have implemented MarkLogic in new and innovative ways for a substantial impact on the business or organization.
  • The Lindblad Award, named for MarkLogic founder Christopher Lindblad, will be awarded to a single person within an organization that has gone above and beyond the call of duty to successfully innovate within his/her organization with MarkLogic.

Past winners of the prestigious MarkLogic User Conference Awards include McGraw-Hill, JetBlue Airways, Elsevier, FAA C3 Program Office, Northrop Grumman,, The Warrior Gateway, and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

The conference has many early sponsors, including platinum sponsor Avalon Consulting; gold sponsors Cognizant and Innodata Isogen; silver sponsors iFactory, Janya, and Antenna House; bronze sponsor RSuite; and additional sponsor Flatiron Solutions.

To register or learn more about the MarkLogic User Conference in San Francisco, CA at the Palace Hotel on April 26-29, please visit The hashtag for the event is #MLUC11.

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