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SAN CARLOS, Calif. — March 25, 2010 — MarkLogic Corporation, a leading provider of information infrastructure software, today announced the launch of the official MarkLogic User Conference 2010 Blog. This site captures the events leading up to and during the company’s sixth annual MarkLogic User Conference, which will be held May 4-6, 2010 at the InterContinental Hotel in San Francisco, Calif. In addition, MarkLogic announced the conference’s track keynote and general session speakers including:

  • Mirko Minnich, senior vice president and CTO of Elsevier Health Sciences;
  • Michelle Manafy, editor-in-chief of EContent magazine;
  • Leslie Owens, analyst at Forrester Research;
  • Mark Smith, CEO and executive vice president of research at Ventana Research.

The MarkLogic User Conference 2010 Blog is authored by Scott Abel, CEO of The Content Wrangler. Scott is a content management strategist and structured XML content evangelist with experience in helping organizations improve the way they author, maintain, publish, and archive their information assets. His website,, is a popular resource for communication professionals seeking information about content management. Scott is the online manager of The Content Wrangler Community and a founding member and former executive director of Content Management Professionals. He also co-produces the Web Content Conference series.

MarkLogic User Conference is designed for companies that want to maximize their investment in MarkLogic products and learn about the rising trend toward information applications. The conference kicks off with an opening reception on Monday, May 3 and concludes on Thursday, May 6 with the final breakout sessions ending at 12:00 p.m. PT. Attendees will see first-hand the innovative ways companies are using MarkLogic products, experience products through technical training and workshops, and get an exclusive window into upcoming releases.

About Track Keynote and General Session Speakers

Mirko Minnich has 20 years of experience driving global software development, consultancy, and service initiatives. As senior vice president and CTO of Elsevier Health Sciences, he is responsible for implementing a new technology agenda and execution model to drive the company’s strategy.

Michelle Manafy, editor-in-chief of EContent magazine, has worked in book and magazine publishing for more than 20 years. She serves as the editorial director of the Enterprise Group for Information Today, Inc. and is the programming chair of Information Today’s Enterprise Search Summits and the Buying & Selling eContent Conference.

Leslie Owens, analyst at Forrester Research, is a leading expert on enterprise search, classification, and controlled vocabularies. Leslie helps enterprises improve access to information through strategic application of technology and guidance on process.

Mark Smith is CEO and executive vice president of research at Ventana Research. He is responsible for the overall direction of the company. He drives Ventana Research’s global research agenda covering both business and technology areas.

For more information or to register for the MarkLogic User Conference 2010, please visit: To follow the event on Twitter, the official hashtag is #MLUC10.