The DAM Guru Program blog contains educational digital asset management articles and links, program information, and calls for Gurus.

Guru Talk: Jared Bajkowski – Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Posted by on Jan 23, 2017 in DGP Member Interviews | 0 comments

If you’ve ever wondered about the three R’s of digital asset management, Jared Bajkowski covers this and so much more in his DAM interview.

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Guru Share: NJ DAM Meetup Recording – Metadata Automation

Posted by on Dec 21, 2016 in DAM Education | 0 comments

As part of the DAM Guru Program initiative to connect people and expand DAM education, we will be sharing deliverables from relevant DAM group events. The “Guru Share” is a way to expand DAM knowledge provided by peers, and promote the great content being discussed and dissected by these groups worldwide. Our first share, a video recording of “Metadata Automation,” from the New Jersey Digital Asset Management Meetup from 14 Dec 2016. The impressive panel for this month’s virtual meetup included David Riecks, Mark Walter and...

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Guru Talk: Melissa Pauna – Gap Inc – Banana Republic

Posted by on Nov 7, 2016 in DGP Member Interviews | 0 comments

Some of the best advice you’ll hear in the digital asset management space comes from Melissa Pauna. She has learned that derailments should not make one lose sight of the objectives, remaining tenacious and focusing on the big picture can lead to success in less than ideal DAM situations. What companies/organizations have you worked for as a DAM professional? What was your role at each? Having worked in a number of positions has provided a wonderful opportunity to understand how digital asset management (DAM) implementation,...

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Guru Talk: Mick Roovers – Rabobank

Posted by on Oct 24, 2016 in DGP Member Interviews | 0 comments

Mick Roovers has been doing digital asset management for nearly ten years and understands the value a DAM can bring by having it serve as the backbone for an organizations’ content creation, management and publication processes. What companies/organizations have you worked for as a DAM professional? What was your role at each? I have been working for Rabobank, one of the largest all finance banks in the Netherlands and a global Food & Agri player, for almost 10 years. This entire period I have been working as a Digital Asset...

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DAM Guru Program Adds Two New Managers

Posted by on Oct 4, 2016 in Program Info | 0 comments

DAM Guru Program has added Carol Thomas-Knipes and David Diamond to its management team. Carol is a DAM and information professional with more than 20 years’ experience in the industry. She co-organizes the NYC DAM Meetup. David designed DAM Guru Program for Picturepark and authored the books, DAM Survival Guide and Metadata for Content Management. Carol and David join original program manager, Ben Smidt, to form the program’s new management team. Ben will continue to serve as Operations Manager, as he has done since the...

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Guru Talk: Gregory Johnson – Governors State University

Posted by on Aug 29, 2016 in DGP Member Interviews | 0 comments

Gregory has extensive experience with multiple digital asset management systems. He has built them from scratch and also managed existing systems. Through these experiences he has learned to change his metadata mindset, to ensure all users of the DAM have success. What companies/organizations have you worked for as a DAM professional? What was your role at each? At Governors State University I managed two content repositories, building one from scratch (a nightmare). At Morgan Street Document Systems I worked as a Project Manager/Archivist...

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Guru Talk: Angie Taylor – Primrose Schools

Posted by on Aug 22, 2016 in DGP Member Interviews | 0 comments

Angie is brand new to the digital asset management industry, but armed with her recent certification in digital asset management, from The DAM Foundation, she already knows one important truth: DAM is a strategy. What companies/organizations have you worked for as a DAM professional? What was your role at each? I am currently the Marketing Coordinator at Primrose School Franchising Company. I received Digital Asset Management certification this May from The DAM Foundation and have been researching DAM platforms seriously for the past couple...

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Guru Call: Germany

Posted by on Aug 14, 2016 in Guru Calls | 0 comments

Looking for a Digital Librarian and/or Digital Asset Management professional in Germany. DGP member is seeking to fill a 6 month contract (on-site 3 days a week) with a Pharma company. Company needs to manage the marketing content, in a regulated environment. Ability to speak to speak Germany and English very important. Signup:

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Guru Call: USA

Posted by on Aug 10, 2016 in Guru Calls | 0 comments

Looking for a Guru in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Member is seeking answers to questions about a specific digital asset management system provided by North Plains. DGP member’s inquiry is about North Plains’ product called On Brand. They are looking to speak to those who have experience with this product. Available DAM Guru members who are able to help may reach out to their program manager for more details. Not yet a member? Signup:

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New DAM Events Calendar

Posted by on Jul 26, 2016 in Program Info | 0 comments

DAM Guru Program has launched a free DAM events calendar to offer the global community a one-stop portal to find events, meetups, expos and conferences for: Digital asset management Content management Library and information sciences Anyone can post a new event. All event submissions are moderated for suitability and accuracy before they’re added to the calendar. As a bonus for DAM Guru Program members, the program will promote DGP member participation in events for free. So, for example, though a given conference might be listed only...

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