DAM Guru Program Appoints Ralph Windsor As New Director
DGP is a community DAM education and human resources matching service first established in 2013 by DAM Survival Guide author, David Diamond and sponsored by DAM vendor, Picturepark. DGP has over 1100 members and is open to digital asset managers, vendors and consultants from across the DAM industry.
“I am very excited to be chosen to be the new Director of The DAM Guru Program by the DGP board. Since it was first started, it has become a focal point for DAM industry practitioners and the promotion of high quality educational resources. Consolidating the combined resources of DGP with DAM News represents an ideal opportunity to establish far greater cross-industry collaboration, continue the sterling work already carried out by DGP towards enhancing DAM education and to foster an environment that encourages greater innovation in the DAM sector.” said Windsor.
“What started as an idea overnight has turned into the industries’ largest DAM community: DGP has organized highly successful webinars, relentlessly connected members, posted countless DAM jobs and events, and published hundreds of interviews with DAM professionals – all serving the DAM community. I’m very proud of these achievements and I’m convinced that Ralph and his enlarged team will successfully manage DGP to be even better connected and useful to those that matter most in our industry, the DAM users. ” said Ramon Forster, CEO of Picturepark .
The same team that manages DAM industry journal, DAM News (including the DAM Vendor directory, DAM Glossary, DAM Whitepapers and DAM Books) will assume responsibility for the day-to-day operations of both DAM News and also DAM Guru. All existing DGP services will continue to be provided as previously and a wide range of new initiatives are planned for 2018 and beyond.
About DAM Guru Program
DAM Guru Program was created by Picturepark in 2013 to enable people in content-related fields, such as Digital Asset Management, Content Management, Information Management and the Library Sciences, to connect with one another, privately and via public forums. Membership and member services are free of charge, through subsidization by Picturepark.
Picturepark digital asset management software enables organizations to centrally store, manage and share digital assets on a modern service-oriented architecture (SOA) that is scalable, based on open standards, and available in the Cloud (SaaS), on-premise or in hybrids. Picturepark is suitable for enterprise-wide DAM deployment thanks, in part, to load-balancing, failover, service-based computer clustering, and support for true multi-tenant deployment. Adaptive Metadata technology enables each class of asset to have its own metadata schema that can evolve over time. Support for multiple taxonomies and controlled vocabularies is standard. The Picturepark Web Services API enables developers to integrate Picturepark with other systems. Embedded and branded Web portals based on HTML5/CSS can be built using the graphical Picturepark Ports tool.