The Future of Documents: Semantics and Structured Content. Experiences, insights, discussion and lessons

The Future of Documents is shaped by a fundamental change in how documents, documentation and information in general is exchanged. This future sees a shift from traditional "e-paper", formatted and optimised for reading by humans, towards semantically tagged modular information - exchanged in an open digital format.

In this tutorial, we will share examples from industries that have a history in structured content - such as publishing and technical documentation - as well as from industries that are ‘newer to the game’, such as pharma and financial services.

  1. The Future of documents, structured content and semantics grow from niche to mainstream
  2. Define Structured Content. What is it and why is it so fundamentally different from formatted documents?
  3. What drives organisations to move from traditional authoring towards structured content authoring
  4. Use cases and examples
  5. Tools: how do they help
  6. Future outlook: How semantic technologies bridge the gap between documents and data

Content automation
Documents as data

Component based authoring
Future of documents

Jan Benedictus

Jan Benedictus is Founder and Managing Director of Fonto. His experience goes back to the late 1990's when he started working in the field of online and digital publishing. In 2014, he started Fonto - with the mission to make structured content authoring available for everyone.

Fonto, now part of RWS, is the leading provider of user-friendly tools for structured content creation, editing and review. Jan is a regular speaker on the subject of The Future of Documents; sharing Fonto's experiences and insights from working with structured content in various industries.

Jörg Schmidt

Jörg has been working in multiple roles for different CCMS solution providers for more than 20 years. During that time he has helped defining and implementing CCMS solutions in verticals like machinery, automotive, aerospace & defence - but also pharma & finance. Since 2013 he is working for RWS (formerly SDL) as Solution Architect. In 2020 he got certified as Knowledge Engineer by the Semantic Web Company. 

Jörg is living and working out of Munich in Germany.

Tuesday, September 13, 2022 - 14:00 to 17:30
Jan Benedictus, Jörg Schmidt, RWS