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Alfresco Announces Keynote Speakers and Detailed Agenda for Fall New York Developer Conference

AIIM President to Kick Off Two-Day Session on Content-Centric Application Development

LONDON – September 29, 2010 – Alfresco Software today announced that John Mancini, Association for Information and Image Management (AIIM) president, and Jeff Schick, vice president of the IBM Software Group, Social Software, will keynote the company’s upcoming Developer Conference to be held in New York City November 3-4. The conference is designed to offer a deep technical dive into both Content Management Interoperability Services (CMIS) and Alfresco’s open source ECM platform.

The New York event will feature John Mancini, president of AIIM International, a key industry association helping organizations find, control and optimize their information. Prior to joining AIIM, Mancini spent 11 years in various positions at the American Electronics Association in Washington, D.C., most recently as executive vice president and chief operating officer. He has also served as executive director of the Foundation for Public Affairs.

The New York Developer Conference is backed by Diamond Sponsor IBM. Jeff Schick, vice president for IBM’s initiatives for social software, will also headline as the sponsor keynote. Schick started with IBM in 1988 and has held various roles in both development and the field. In his developer role, he invented the first TCP/IP interface to IBM’s transaction processing systems. With his strength in distributed computing, he has since lead architecture and design for many large web based systems. Schick also ran IBM’s Worldwide Content Management sales force for several years and currently has overall responsibility for development, marketing, sales and services.

The Developer Conference will be led by Alfresco’s product engineering team and will provide a unique opportunity to learn about content-centric application development. Attendees will acquire the resources necessary to start creating CMIS applications, allowing them to participate in the burgeoning Composite Content Application marketplace. The Alfresco Developer Conference agenda will include best practice sessions and tracks on:

  • Alfresco Application: Alfresco architects will show how to customize and extend Alfresco Share, including an introduction to Activiti BPM;
  • Content Management Interoperability Services (CMIS): Enabling developers to learn about CMIS, what organizations can do with it and where to find the resources necessary to start crafting custom CMIS applications;
  • Content Repository Services: Alfresco architects will demonstrate how to extend the platform’s core services through practical examples and code walkthroughs;
  • Web Content Management (WCM): Developers will explore firsthand the radical changes coming to Alfresco’s WCM capabilities.

In addition Diamond Sponsor IBM, the event is also support by the following sponsoring partners: COSI Consulting, Daeja, Micro Strategies, Rivet Logic, Rothbury Software, Zia Consulting, Formtek, Oracle and Tribloom.

For the Alfresco Developer Conference agenda and registration, please visit:

“With the current line up of technical sessions, industry-leading keynote speakers and our JumpStart training already sold out, we’re expecting a full house at our inaugural Developer Conference,” said Luis Sala, Chief Community Officer at Alfresco. "Attendees can expect unprecedented insight into Alfresco from our own architects and come away with an understanding of how to maximize their content investments and extend the reach of enterprise content management."

John Mancini blogs under the title Digital Landfill ( and tweets as jmancini77

About Alfresco

Alfresco is an enterprise open-source software company focused on advancing the flow of digital business. The company provides a better, more effortless way for people to work, making sure they have the information they need, exactly when they need it most. The Alfresco Digital Business Platform is an open, modern, secure platform that intelligently activates process and content to accelerate the flow of business. It provides the fastest path for people to interact with information and for companies to respond to changing business needs. Alfresco helps over 1300 industry-leading organizations build solutions where content finds users, processes dynamically adapt to changing needs enabling global companies to be more responsive and competitive. Alfresco’s customers include Cisco, Bank of NY Mellon, Liberty Mutual, Capital One, US Department of Navy, and NASA. Founded in 2005, Alfresco has U.S. headquarters in San Mateo, California and European headquarters in Maidenhead, UK. For more information on Alfresco, please visit

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