Interested in business challenges, technologies, and solutions in Content Analytics, where Content Management and Publishing, Search, and Analytics intersect? Then the Smart Content Conference is the place for you.

Seth Grimes, contributing editor for TechWeb’s Intelligent Enterprise and analytics strategist for Alta Plana Corp., just let me know he is organizing Smart Content: The Content Analytics Conference. It’s slated for October 19, 2010 in New York.

The conference is about digital transformation and enhancing the business value of information, both enterprise content and social media. You can learn more at

Seth is also looking for speakers and is accepting speaking proposals. You’ll find information on the conference website under the Call for Speakers tab, but here’s most of it:

“Presentation proposals from end users, analysts, researchers, and consultants in one of the areas that follow are especially welcome, but we will happily consider all proposals. Topic examples:

  • Content management, enterprise search, and findability
  • Content tagging and enrichment
  • Content targeting including contextual advertising
  • Analytics-driven social-media and publishing strategies
  • Brand and content tracking, measurement, and optimization
  • Competitive and market intelligence
  • Knowledge bases and data services
  • Sentiment and social-media analysis
  • Rich media
  • Semantics, Web 3.0, and the Semantic Web
  • Taxonomies, ontologies, and knowledge management
  • Content analytics technologies: theme and topic extraction, metadata, classification, automated summarization, machine translation, plagiarism detection

Please submit your proposal by Monday, July 26, 2010. We will aim to notify you by July 30 whether your proposal is accepted. Selected speakers— one per presentation—will receive a free conference pass.

If you’re from a solution provider—a start-up or established vendor—please consider submitting a proposal for a lightning talk: a 5-8 minute presentation/demo of your content analytics technology, solution, or service (exact length to be determined based on the number of accepted submissions). Just use the form to tell us who you are and what you propose to demonstrate.”

I think content analytics is a great logical next step for text analytics.  It brings it up a level from technology to business value.  Should be a great conference!  Thank you Seth for all the great events you do!