In the Spotlight: Dave Jones
Company Name: Nuxeo
Job Title: Director of Product Marketing
What attracted you to the AIIM Forum UK event?
I've worked with and for AIIM over the past 8 or 9 years. I've always found the AIIM Forum to be full of energy and insight - with both the sponsors and attendees keen to get the best from their information.
Where do you see the Information Management industry heading over the next few years?
Information management is changing - I think we can all agree that. But the ways in which it is changing and the speed at which this change is happening is unprecedented.
For me there are 3 key areas to this - integration, scale and relevance.
Integration because we now appreciate that every organisation has multiple content and data stores and that we need to join those together.
Scale quite simply because the volume of information is more than ever before and only getting bigger - down to both the sheer amount of information we deal with but also the growing file sizes of things like images and video.
And finally relevance - we need to make information available, accessible and relevant to individual employees within an organisation. We need to deliver applike solutions to specific problems - not use an ecm or content services tool as a sledgehammer to crack a nut.
Overall though - we are experiencing a very dynamic and challenging time - but for me we are also in the middle of one of the most exciting eras that information management has gone through.
When you think about the industry, what keeps you awake at night?
Excitement! We are at the start of a perfect storm - where the needs of the business and the technical capability to deliver against those needs actually match each other. The ability to connect multiple content and data sources together, to scale that to billions of items, and to still be able to deliver relevant information to any given individual is massive - and the desire to do that for as many organisations as possible is what drives me and all of us at Nuxeo.
If you have been to the AIIM Forum UK event before, what was your highlight?
Highlight has to be the peer to peer interactions. Everyone comes to the AIIM Forum with a desire to learn - both attendees and sponsors. That is unique in this industry.
What do you feel is the most pressing pain point of end-users in the industry for 2018?
Integration. We have recently done some research with AIIM that shows that 75% of organisations want and need to connect their content and data systems together. This will be the biggest challenge for 2018 - but also the biggest success.
Who has helped shape your career, and how?
Everyone I've ever come into contact with has had an effect on me. Whether that was for positive or negative reasons, they and the associated experiences have shaped who I am today. I wouldn't change a thing!
What do you do to switch off from work?
Spend time with my family, watch sport and enjoy craft beer.