Do you have professional technical-communication colleagues in Japan? Please pass along this invitation to all who may be able to attend this conference.

Dr. JoAnn Hackos is the keynote speaker at the DESIGN IT! Forum 2009, August 27-28, Tokyo, Japan.

Here is the announcement from our friends in Tokyo, especially Mr. Shinohara Toshikazu:

DESIGN IT! is our challenge to Designers and IT professionals. We feel that technology and good design can reach out, and touch people in new ways. It isn’t just to create a different product, but a better product. As Information Technology as a whole becomes an enabling force, we believe it is possible to bring more people together through design. Our answer is here, in our work to build a better society by bringing better IT design to users.

We will be studying the newest and best practices from across the world, looking at innovations across the traditionally segregated elements of web design, enterprise CMS, XML experts, and document management. DITA based content management, information architecture, information management, and document analysis techniques form some of the perspectives we will be presenting. Not only will attendees have these new and evolving paths introduced, but will have a valuable social forum to meet and interact with these trailblazers. A wide variety of attendees will be present, allowing many people of different fields and positions to exchange their ideas and experiences. We hope you decide to join us and lend us your thoughts and insights!

Evolving Enterprise Information Structures: Content Management Strategies using DITA–XML–CMS.

August 27-28, 2009

TEPIA Hall, Aoyama 2-chome, 8-44, Minato-Ku, Tokyo, Japan.
Located 4 minutes away from the Tokyo Metro Ginza Line Gaiemmae station.
14 minutes away from the JR Sendagaya Station, or the JR Shinano Cho Station.

Honored Speakers:

JoAnn T. Hackos
President of Comtech Services, and the chair of the OASIS DITA technical committee. JoAnn is a world renown expert in information architecture and management, as well as how good practice and implementation of these architectural and management principles lead to increased usability. JoAnn is a leading advocate for the corporate documentation DITA standard’s implementation.

An interview with JoAnn is featured in the current issue (Vol. 3) of DESIGN IT! Magazine, published by RicTelecom Inc.

The sessions presented by English speakers will be interpreted into Japanese.

Tetsuyoshi Kato
Division Chief of the DITA consortium Japanese office, and XML Consortium Evangelist.
Emerging Businesses Development Group Director for JustSystems Inc.

Akihiko Suzuki
Former Board Chairman of STC Tokyo Division.
Sunflare Translations Company Language, Asset Solutions Division Sales Manager

Makoto Shimizu
Rakuten Inc. Composition Division, User Interface Group, Access Analysis and Optimization team.

Toshikazu Shinohara
Chairman of DESIGN IT! LLC., and Sociomedia Inc.

*Additional speakers and program details will be announced on the website.

Attendee Costs:
Day 1: 10,000 JPY
Day 2: 15,000 JPY
Both Days: 20,000 JPY

Students may utilize our academic discount of 50%. Please prepare to present a valid student ID at the on-site attendee registration desk.

Invited Attendee Groups:

  • Corporate, government, and education webmasters and IT developers.
  • CMS vendors, system vendors, software development and publishing companies, and web application developers.
  • Web production companies, and documentation production companies.
  • Web and web application designers, producers, developers, and other individuals in web site production.

Hosted By DESIGN IT!, LLC.
Sponsored by
DITA Consortium Japan
STC Tokyo Office