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The Software Information Industry Association (SIIA) today announced that Larry Schwartz, President of Newstex, is serving as the Chairman of the SIIA Previews, the all-new Information Industry Summit prequel event, on Monday, January 29, from 1:00PM-6:00PM, at the corporate headquarters of CIBC World Markets.

“Larry’s experience as a serial entrepreneur and board member for the Content Division has made him uniquely qualified to chair the inaugural SIIA Previews” said Ed Keating, Vice President of the Content Division of The Software & Information Industry Association. “Larry has worked very hard to create a top notch program that is bringing new companies with new perspectives into the SIIA.”

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These 11 companies have been selected to present at Previews in the following categories:

Content Creators:

  • Decision Tree Media creates private-label web guides that drive qualified leads to sales channels.
  • Eurekster empowers communities to own and refine site-based web search.
  • Generate, Inc. delivers real-time company intelligence with integrated social networking tools to deliver personalized information to business professionals.
  • Near-Time integrates a group weblog with wiki pages, team events and shared files in a hosted and secure collaborative environment.

Content Delivery Companies:

  • Dragonfly provides a world-class multi-media content delivery network that builds revenue through engagement, retention and advanced metrics.
  • Inform Technologies LLC metatags publisher’s existing content and editorial assets to deliver an enriched, personalized online experience, dramatically increasing page views, visitor loyalty and revenues.
  • Pando Networks offers a free, simple to use application with an unprecedented underlying network architecture for rich-media content delivery.
  • RealTimeMatrix has pioneered break-through technology that enables anyone to get relevant content from the Web the instant it is published.

Content Protectors:

  • Attributor is creating a platform that provides transparency and accountability in online content use and licensing for the rapidly growing content economy.
  • Cranium Softworks, Inc. helps streamline the publishing and content delivery process and protects online intellectual property.
  • iCopyright, Inc. specializes in developing technology for digital content marketing and licensing.

SIIA Previews also features a keynote address by VC guru Fred Wilson, Managing Partner at Flatiron Partners & Union Square Ventures, and a networking cocktail reception.

Register to attend: SIIA members $200; Non-SIIA members $350