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Dates for Your 2014 Calendar

We'll be visiting the following cities this year - look out for early bird discounts and savings!

Please check back for updates as we develop the content-led briefings packed full of case studies - all from the user's perspective! Attendance ensures that everyone involved in the capture, storage and application of digital media assets is fully briefed on the latest developments and best practices. We hope to see you in 2014 as we continue to present events dedicated to DAM.

Reflections on 2013 and Opportunities in 2014


To: The Henry Stewart DAM community - users, vendors, consultants and academics

From: David H. Lipsey, Chair, Henry Stewart DAM Conferences; Partner, Media & Entertainment, Optimity Advisors

Another eventful year has drawn to a close - and we look ahead to what is bound to be an even more active year.

We stand at a 'breakout moment'. We know it is clear that few parts of the business world will be unaffected by the power DAM delivers.

The work flows we solve, the business opportunities we create, the technology we empower and enhance are pervasive. 'Content' and 'Delivery Channels' rule the roost. Video, rich media customer services, dynamic linked metadata, the ability to record just about everything and the growth of 'social media' all demand more and better DAM systems. Our vendors produce them, our users adopt them and our consultants ensure that the right decisions are made at the right moments. That's community!

Our events in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago and London; and our sponsored webinars throughout 2013 were all well attended as was our series of on-line lectures. In addition the Journals 'Brand Strategy', 'Digital Media Management' and 'Digital and Social Media Marketing', which serve all the members of our community, all thrived.

We thank you as the members of this growing community - a community growing in both numbers and influence, and look forward to your involvement in our activities in 2014. Please do not hesitate to write to me with your suggestions and opinions. We are here to share and to serve - as our 'round tables' illustrate so well. We value you and your contributions.

One of the most enjoyable aspects of the DAM community is that as a group, we are determined anti-silo - we are collaborative by the nature of our professional interests. We reach out to all the other branches of our businesses and institutions.

Some of the headline issues as we enter 2014 (many old friends):

  • Change Management, adoption, and sustained partnership
  • Metadata and Big Data
  • Keeping up with new tools
  • Getting the optimum organization structure, including the roles of data and content stewards
  • Integration and interoperability
  • Reporting standards and procedures
  • Analytics and the measurement of performance
  • Content Distribution

And all that without the yet to be discovered, 'unknown unknowns'.

I look forward to meeting you during the interesting year that lies ahead.

With best wishes for the New Year,

David H. Lipsey