Peter Morville, the primary speaker, will be assisted
by three additional expert instructors who have
hands-on, practical experience in designing and
implementing web-based information systems in the
UK, Australia, the U.S., and Europe. As a result
of close collaboration among the speakers in shaping
the courses, the Information Architecture conference
curriculum offers a tightly focused learning environment
and practical instruction on how to create well-designed
Morville is President and Founder of Semantic Studios,
a leading international information architecture and user
experience consultancy based in the U.S. He is widely
recognized as a founding father of the emerging field
of information architecture, and from 1994 to 2001 he
helped build Argus Associates, one of the world's most
respected information architecture firms. Peter is co-author
(with Louis Rosenfeld) of the best-selling book on the
subject, Information Architecture for the World Wide
Web, named "Best Internet Book of 1998"
by Amazon, and labeled as “the most useful book
on Web design on the market" by usability guru Jakob
Nielsen. Peter is the current president of the Asilomar
Institute for Information Architecture, an international
organization dedicated to advancing and promoting information
architecture with over 400 members in 30 countries.
Peter Morville’s hands-on expertise and knowledge
about information architecture combine to offer conference
attendees a structured and intensive opportunity to
learn about how to build usable and useful digital information
Margaret Hanley has worked as an information architect
for more than 9 years on three continents.
She is currently a Senior Information Architect at the
BBC, developing content models and controlled vocabularies.
Prior to joining the BBC, she was senior information architect
at Ingenta. In the United States, Margaret was a project
manager for Argus Associates, concentrating on the development
of deep information architecture for corporate web sites
and clients including Microsoft, IBM, Square D, and LookSmart.
Back home in Australia, she was an information architect
for the telecommunication company Telstra and a project
manager for the Australian Yellow Pages, creating classifications
schemes and developing proprietary search engines. Margaret
has an M.A. in Librarianship from Monash University in
Jane McConnell, senior consultant at NetStrategy
JMC, which specializes in intranet and extranet issues,
is based in Paris, France. She has over 25 years of experience
working with companies providing consulting and coaching
services. Recent and present clients include Alcatel,
Alstom, Amadeus (Madrid), Lagardère, Nokia (Helsinki),
RATP, TotalGaz, and UPM (Helsinki)
Jane is co-author of L'avantage internet pour l'entreprise,
the first marketing and communication-based internet
business book addressed to senior executives in France
(published with Dunod in 1996), and creator and host
since 1997 of the Executive Working Breakfasts for internet
and intranet decision-makers in Paris. An American,
living and working in Europe for 30 years, and bilingual
English-French, Jane is at ease in both European and
North American business cultures.
Huibert J. Evekink is senior manager, corporate marketing
& communication at Amadeus Global Travel Distribution,
based in Madrid, Spain. He has over 11 years of experience
managing multimedia and web teams in multinational companies.
Past employers include KLM Airlines and Philips Electronics.
Huibert is the founder of the Amadeus Web Communication
team (WebCom) responsible for the corporate intranet (Opera),
the corporate websites, and the corporate design and usability
guidelines. Opera is the 2003 winner of the Norman Nielsen
usability industry award for intranets. Huibert is Dutch
and is currently living and working in Madrid, Spain.
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