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Nuxeo’s Eric Barroca on DAM innovation and interoperability

Better interoperability between Digital Asset Management and adjacent systems is one of my favorite topics (see my post on RDF and schema.org for DAM interoperability). I believe that this requires DAM vendors to work on standards or common “best practices” together. That’s why I love talking interoperability with DAM vendor people (and while we’re at it, why not talk about DAM in general?).

Eric Barroca is CEO at (open source) ECM and DAM vendor Nuxeo.

Tim: Would you mind telling us a little bit about you and your journey to becoming CEO of Nuxeo?

Eric: I started at Nuxeo in 2001 as VP of Operations. Since then, I’ve worn several hats until, in 2008, I was appointed CEO of today’s international company. I played a key role in the development of the Nuxeo Platform, as a digital asset platform.

Your product is called the “Nuxeo Platform”. Is it mostly targeted at large enterprise setups with a focus on custom development?

The Nuxeo platform is designed to be both highly scalable and cost effective, so it can be deployed by large enterprises as well as smaller departments and organizations. However, our platform is primarily targeted at large enterprises that need to manage large amounts of data or very complex assets.

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Sun, 19 Feb 2017 20:36:00 +0000

Digital Asset Management Reading List Feb. 2017: AI, IoT, DAM Foundation

Here’s the last month’s Digital Asset Management articles which had a lasting impression on me – picked from the constant stream of blog posts you can see float by on Planet DAM. For more curated DAM links, see the weekly Digital Asset Management.com Links and Tracy Wolfe’s 10 things on the 10th.

Since I’m on a DAM vendor team myself, Anna Cotton’s article on the vendor’s DAM product team being the key to customer success resonated the most with me.

Sadly, the DAM Foundation closed down last month – and all of their blog posts are currently gone. You can still find the influential 10 core characteristics of a DAM on the DAM Maturity Model site.

AI (artificial intelligence) is a hot topic: Henrik de Gyor interviews Asset Bank’s Martin Wilson, who says image recognition is still in its infancy but useful under human supervision. Bynder’s Chris Hall thinks it’s already 80% there. According to Theresa Regli, “we can finally take it seriously”. Ralph Windsor remains skeptical for now. Giuliano Iacobelli connects Box and Clarifai using Stamplay.

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Tue, 07 Feb 2017 02:17:00 +0000

DAM innovation: Distributed content in Nuxeo and Picturepark

In April 2016, I wrote in Distributed DAM: From silo to search engine:

“I wonder whether a modern DAM system should let us “manage” decentralized or distributed assets: We should to be able to not just find them within the DAM, but also add/edit metadata and rights information. […] Wouldn’t it be great to sign up to a fresh cloud DAM system and have it automatically index and link my Dropbox files, Google documents and Facebook photos – then letting me search and organize them?”

It’s great to see that Nuxeo and Picturepark (in my book, the two most innovative DAM vendors), are actually implementing this feature! (Can I make another wish now? 😎)

Picturepark product manager Olivia Schütt talks about this in Rethinking Digital Asset Management (the feature is planned for the upcoming Picturepark Content Platform):

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Wed, 01 Feb 2017 15:26:00 +0000