Category Archives: TBC2017

Roux, Lindy

Lindy Roux
Partner, Chief Strategy Officer
Deft Digital


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Lindy has over two decades of experience in content and digital strategy, CMS, SEO, user experience, consumer insights, branding and analytics. She has led a broad range of engagements including enterprise-level websites, ecommerce sites, experiential micro sites, online communities, integrated campaigns, mobile applications and email and social media programs. Lindy is experienced in a number of enterprise CMS’s, Digital Asset Mangagement (DAM’s), ecommerce and community platforms including Adobe Experience Manager, SDL Tridion, Sitecore, Sharepoint, Telligent, Lithium, Hybris and ADAM. Her experience spans leading media, technology, consulting, non-profit, travel, pharma and consumer retail brands 

Seely Brown, John

John Seely Brown
Palo Alto Research Center
Independent Co-Chairman, Deloitte Center for the Edge; Visiting Scholar & Advisor to the Provost at University of Southern California; former Chief Scientist, Xerox Corp.

John Seely Brown is a visiting scholar at USC and the independent co-chairman of the Deloitte Center for the Edge

In a previous life, I was the Chief Scientist of Xerox Corporation and the director of its Palo Alto Research Center (PARC). I was deeply involved in the management of radical innovation and in the formation of corporate strategy and strategic positioning of Xerox as The Document Company. 

Today, I’m Chief of Confusion, helping people ask the right questions, trying to make a difference through my work- speaking, writing, teaching. 

I’ve also received a few honorary degrees along the way, and in 2004 I was inducted into the Industry Hall of Fame; I was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2009. 

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Segal, Dan

Dan Segal
Corporate Taxonomist



Dan Segal is a Corporate Taxonomist with IBM. Dan has over 15 years of experience as a practitioner and consultant in the areas of taxonomy and ontology development, vocabulary management, semantic metadata, data modeling, text analytics, and information retrieval. He has designed and delivered semantic solutions for a variety of industries including healthcare, pharmaceutical, consumer products, and media, as well as for the government and nonprofit sectors. His work includes developing taxonomies for site navigation and search, building ontologies for automated categorization of text, applying natural language processing and machine learning to keyword research and SEO, and applying taxonomy innovations to Digital Marketing.  He holds BS and MLS degrees from Rutgers University.

Shaffer-Gant, Jessica

Jessica Shaffer-Gant
Principal Information Management Professional
Sandia National Laboratories

Jessica Shaffer-Gant has worked in information management at Sandia National Laboratories for over 30 years.  She spent the first 25 years working with cataloging, workflows, and library system content data integrity in the Technical Library.  She now works with the corporate Search and Analytics team providing analysis of quality results for software development as well as responsibility for the Sandia Subject Category Guide.

Shimpeno, Marc

Marc Shimpeno


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Marc is a taxonomist and data specialist with over twelve years of experience building and maintaining controlled vocabularies for websites.  He received his MLIS from the University of Washington in 2005 and hasn’t stopped taxonoming since, building data structures for everything from art to finance and just about every type of product for sale on the internet.  Since March of 2015 he’s been doing just that for Etsy – organizing the wild and unique world of handmade and vintage goods. 

Sweeney, Jim

Jim Sweeney
Senior Product Manager
Taxonomy & Ontology Solutions
Synaptica LLC


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Jim Sweeney is a Senior Product Manager for Synaptica LLC, overseeing product development, project management, account management, and customer sales and support services for Synaptica’s Taxonomy and Ontology Solutions. Jim has been with the Synaptica team since 2005.  

Timberlake, MaryGael

MaryGael Timberlake
Director, EY Knowledge

MaryGael leads the Findability team within the EY Knowledge organization. The Findability team is responsible for enterprise search, metadata and taxonomy development and management, and knowledge resource curation (including cataloging). The team also advises stakeholders across EY on best practices to leverage the foundational SharePoint services and capabilities that drive findability (e.g., search, metadata management, site lifecycle management, and content management) within their business applications.

Wahl, Zachary

Zachary R Wahl
Enterprise Knowledge


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Zach Wahl is the founder and President of Enterprise Knowledge, LLC.  Enterprise Knowledge is focused on the delivery of innovative knowledge management solutions with a focus on taxonomy, governance, and strategic road mapping. He is an expert and frequent speaker on the topics of Taxonomy Design, Knowledge Management, and Information Governance. He focuses on the design and deployment of information managment technologies and systems including portals, collaboration tools, wikis, and other social computing products. In addition, Mr. Wahl has designed his own series of workshops on the topics of Information Management System Best Practices, Taxonomy Design, and eGovernance. Mr. Wahl has managed the deployment of over 70 information management systems in both the public and private sectors. 

White, Ben

Ben White
Information and Knowledge Management Consultant
Enterprise Knowledge


Ben White is an Information and Knowledge Management Consultant who works with private and government sector clients to develop information management strategies with a focus on taxonomy design, ontology engineering, and metadata modeling. He earned a master’s degree in Information Architecture and Knowledge Management at Kent State University. During his time at Kent State University, he worked to improve the delivery of user-friendly search and discovery for a major university knowledge base.