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Top DAM Influencers of 2013

Top DAM Influencers of 2013

Posted on January 18, 2013 by Emily Copp in People and Culture | Leave a comment
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In the last few years, we have been proud to partner and work alongside some of the top Digital Asset Management (DAM) companies in the world like ADAM Software, OpenText and Widen. Learning about DAM is important to us and our customers. We keep a close ear on the DAM industry through various community organizations and events. We’ve met and learned from a lot of people in the DAM industry, whether it is working with them as partners or meeting them at conferences like Henry Stewart and Createasphere.

Below is a list of DAM influencers (in alphabetical order) that we actively listen to as our guide to all things DAM. These people work in a range of roles from consultants to educators to leaders of DAM software organizations. What they share in common is a dedication to contributing to the advancement of the DAM industry and together they are shaping DAM’s present and future.

Listing them here is our way of saying thanks to them for all of their ideas and insight. It also gives our readers a one-stop shop for plugging into the most relevant, up-to-date information about all things DAM.

Alan Pelz-Sharpe, Research Director at The 451 Group. Alan Pelz-Sharpe writes, speaks and advises on information management, including ECM (Enterprise Content Management), Web Content Management, Collaboration, Enterprise Search, SharePoint, Records Management and DAM (Digital Asset Management). @AlanPelzSharpe

Andrew Mannone, Workflow and Asset Manager at America’s Test Kitchen. As an experienced Workflow & Asset Systems Manager, Mannone designs workflow and asset management strategies for new projects and supports existing projects at America’s Test Kitchen. @DAMagedworkflow

Barbie Mosher Zinck, Managing Editor at CMSWire.com. Barbie Mosher Zinck manages the daily writing and editing operations for CMSWire.com, a popular web magazine published by the Simpler Media Group, Inc. @bmosherzinck

Bryan Yeager, Associate Director at InfoTrends. As the Director and Lead Analyst for InfoTrends’ Digital Marketing & Media Trends service, Yeager provides guidance for how technology, business processes, and best practices can be aligned to enhance marketing and publishing effectiveness. @bryanyeager

Dan McGraw, President at Seven Dials Media. McGraw is an experienced Digital Asset Management Consultant. He also shares his expertise as a speaker at various events such as Henry Stewart DAM Conferences, Createasphere, NAB, and IBC. @the7dials

David Diamond, Director of Marketing at PicturePark. Recent author of the DAM Survival Guide, Diamond’s book brings readers a wealth of knowledge to design, plan, deploy and maintain a successful DAM initiative at any organization. @DAMSurvival

David Lipsey, Principal, Media & Entertainment at Optimity Advisors. Chair of the DAM Foundation. The DAM Foundation, a not for profit organization, strives to create a global community of standards and best practices for Digital Asset Management.

David Riecks, Owner at Controlled Vocabulary. Riecks is a sought-after consultant on digital imaging and metadata. Riecks is involved in recent standards initiatives, and has been a featured speaker at PhotoPlus Expo, Microsoft’s Pro Photo Summit and last year’s Photo Metadata conference. @davidriecks

Edward Smith, Editor at DAM Learning Center. The DAM Learning Center features articles, documents, tools and videos from experts in the DAM industry. The aim is to provide educational resources for both experienced DAM users and those who are new to DAM. @DAMGeek

Jody Vandergriff, VP Marketing/Sales at WebDAM. Vandergriff is the co-founder of WebDAM Solutions. WebDAM provides online tools for managing, sharing, searching, retrieving and distributing creative collateral in the cloud. @jodyvandergriff

John Horodyski, Principal at DAM Education. DAM Education provides consulting and training for Digital Asset Management metadata and taxonomy design and content strategy. Horodyski is also an Adjunct Faculty at San Jose State University, where he has taught a graduate course in Digital Asset Management for the last 7 years. @jhorodyski

Henrik de Gyor, Director – Digital Asset Management Practice at Marlabs. Author of Another DAM Blog, Henrik de Gyor has worked for various DAM organizations, specializing in configurations, overseeing customizations, metadata management, asset migrations, permissions and training for all users throughout the organization. @hgg101

Irina Guseva, Senior Analyst at Real Story Group. The Real Story Group is a content-centered technology evaluation firm that helps buyers get the information they need to make the right decisions about purchasing and implementing content technologies. Dedicated to providing valuable, impartial advice, Real Story Group works only for buyers and never for the vendors they evaluate. @irina_guseva

Jake Athey, Marketing Manager at Widen. Athey helps organizations realize their maximum marketing potential by communicating the value of Digital Asset Management as part of core brand and marketing channel strategies. @DrDAM

Mark Davey, CEO at IQequity, President of the DAM Foundation. The DAM Foundation, a not for profit organization, strives to create a global community of standards and best practices for Digital Asset Management. @digitalassetman

Mary Yurkovic, Partner at World Resource Manager. Yurkovic is a recognized DAM Advocate, Community Builder and Consultant who has longtime, proven experience in defining, assessing, implementing and managing DAM solutions for enterprise companies. @chicagoMY

Naresh Sarwan, Senior Editor at DAM News. DAM News is a trusted online resource that contains the latest news, reviews, trends and opinion about DAM. @DAMNEWS

Ralph Windsor, Project Director at DayDream. Windsor is a business leader who works for Daydream, a group of experienced Digital Asset Management implementation consultants. @daydreamuk

Scott Smith, Consultant at Invisible Fist. Smith provides consulting services in SharePoint, instructional design, e-learning and content management, including Digital Asset Management and document management. @stampergr

Seth Earley, CEO at Earley and Associates. In the technology field for over 20 years, Earley is the founder of the Boston Knowledge Management Forum and co-author of Practical Knowledge Management. He currently teaches workshops on SharePoint Information Architecture. @sethearley

Theresa Regli, Principal Analyst at Real Story Group. The Real Story Group is a content-centered technology evaluation firm that helps buyers get the information they need to make the right decisions about purchasing and implementing content technologies. Dedicated to providing valuable, impartial advice, Real Story Group works only for buyers and never for the vendors they evaluate. @TheresaRegli

Interested in learning more? Subscribe to our list of DAM influencers on Twitter. It will keep you posted with the most up-to-date information on the DAM industry.

Are we missing someone? Leave us a comment below and let us know!

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7 Comments

  1. David Diamond January 18, 2013

    Wow! I’m so honored to be listed along with so many wonderful, smart and knowledgeable people. Thank you very much, ConceptShare. I really have to take a moment out right now, because as I read these names, I realize just how long I’ve been around this industry and how many friends I’ve made in all these years. Many are on this list. I’m seriously touched by this.

    David Diamond
    Director of Global Marketing
    Picturepark DAM

    • Author
      Emily Copp January 21, 2013

      Hi David,

      Thanks for your comment! We really appreciate all the knowledge and expertise you have shared about the DAM industry. Your leadership in the DAM community has made it a better place.

      We’re looking forward to learning more from you in the future!

      Thanks,

      The ConceptShare Team

  2. Dan McGraw January 22, 2013

    Thanks for including me in your list! I consider it an honor to be listed with many of my peers and friends in this ever changing DAM world.

    Dan

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    Dan McGraw
    Principal Consultant
    Seven Dials Media

    • Author
      Emily January 24, 2013

      Hi Dan,

      Thank you for all your valuable contributions to the DAM industry! We really appreciate it.

      -The ConceptShare Team

  3. It’s an honor to be on this list, but I think what I have been trying really hard to bring to our audience at CMSWire is the insights and knowledge of some great DAM people – many of whom are also on this list.

    barb

  4. Pat Gilmour February 27, 2013

    Nice work and well deserved recognition for all! Thanks too for the Twitter list where we can watch all these Influencers at once!

  5. Pieter Casneuf February 28, 2013

    Delighted to see so many familiar and deserving names in your list of Top DAM Influencers of 2013 – congratulations to all and keep up the valuable work – and also to see ADAM Software included among your top Digital Asset Management (DAM) companies in the world – many thanks!

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