SAN CARLOS, Calif. – February 9, 2009 – MarkLogic Corporation, a leading provider of infrastructure software for information applications, today announced the keynote speakers for the MarkLogic User Conference 2009 to be held May 12-14, 2009 at the InterContinental Hotel in San Francisco. James Surowiecki, author of the book The Wisdom of Crowds, and Whit Andrews, research vice president at Gartner, Inc., will be the featured keynote speakers for this year’s event. In order to accommodate demand, the call for speakers process has also been extended to February 18, 2009. Session abstracts can be submitted online by visiting the following website and completing a simple application form.
MarkLogic User Conference is a highly informative, hands-on, three-day conference that is committed entirely to leveraging XML and related technologies. This event offers exceptional opportunities to network with peers and thought-leaders from MarkLogic and the industry. Attendees will have the opportunity to participate in informative technology and applications sessions, as well as the chance to preview the upcoming release of MarkLogic’s flagship product, MarkLogic Server. Conference attendees will also have the opportunity to get hands-on with special developer training and learn how customers are using MarkLogic Server to solve information challenges and build cutting-edge, revenue-generating content products.
James Suroweicki is the acclaimed author of the book The Wisdom of Crowds: Why the Many Are Smarter Than The Few And How Collective Wisdom Shapes Business, Economics, Societies and Nations. This was a seminal book in the movement to Web 2.0, articulating the concept of harnessing collective intelligence and popularizing ideas such as prediction markets like Intrade. James also writes a bi-weekly financial column for The New Yorker that conveys the knowledgeable writing and insightful observations the magazine is recognized for. Prior to writing for The New Yorker, James wrote “The Bottom Line” column for New York Magazine and contributed to other publications such as Fortune, New York Times Magazine, and the Wall Street Journal. James is on top of the latest research in various fields surrounding social, political, and economic trends and is skilled in connecting them to different aspects of business.
Whit Andrews is a research vice president at Gartner, Inc. and covers information access technologies, including enterprise search within the Information Infrastructure group. Prior to joining Gartner, Inc., Whit was the senior editor at Internet World magazine and a print journalist covering environmental issues among other topics. Whit is an intelligent, thought provoking speaker with an extensive background with companies that use search-related technologies to build applications that leverage document content and other sources of unstructured information. He has won the Thought Leadership Award and the Golden Quill for excellence in research writing. Whit’s research interests include Digital Asset Management, the Hostile Information Ecosystem and componentized content.
Data integration is one of the most complex IT challenges, and our mission is to simplify it. The MarkLogic Data Hub is a highly differentiated data platform that eliminates friction at every step of the data integration process, enabling organizations to achieve a 360º view faster than ever. By simplifying data integration, MarkLogic helps organizations gain agility, lower IT costs, and safely share their data.