Shen Tong, President & Founder, VFinity to Speak on Metadata at Henry Stewart DAM & MOM Symposium LA, Mon. 10/9/06

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Shen Tong, President & Founder of VFinity, will host a presentation on Metadata at the 14th Henry Stewart DAM & MOM Symposium LA 2006, at 11:20 am Monday, October 9th 2006. VFinity will also present the latest release of V-Business 2.1 ‘web-native’ software solution at exhibition booth no. 119.

Shen Tong, President & Founder of VFinity, will host a presentation on Metadata at the 14th Henry Stewart DAM & MOM Symposium LA 2006, at 11:20 am Monday, October 9th 2006, at the Renaissance Hollywood Hotel, 1755 N. Highland Avenue, Hollywood, California. VFinity will also present the latest release of V-Business 2.1 ‘web-native’ software solution at exhibition booth no. 119.

Shen Tong’s presentation topic is “Media Context from Taxonomy, Community Tagging, and Workflow Integration.” Metadata is one of the keys to the future of elegant and powerful search. Automatically generating metadata, thumbnails, key frames, streaming, and proxies worldwide is crucial for broadcasters eager to keep up with the challenges of multi-user generated content. Digital librarians, asset managers, broadcasters and production managers still wondering what metadata really is will discover why the right metadata and taxonomy is crucial to your multimedia assets management system.

During his presentation, Shen Tong will cover custom and standard metadata models, the importance of creating a continuous life cycle of content, and how to approach Taxonomy & DIY tagging (Folksonomy) as part of digital asset management processes. He will also demonstrate the contextual creation from user community and from workflow (digitization, production, distribution), and provide in-depth analysis of how to achieve perpetual monetization through the Managed Web™.

VFinity will present the latest release of V-Business 2.1, the most innovative ‘web-native’ software solution available for multimedia asset management, at exhibition booth no. 119. To arrange a personalized demonstration and presentation during or after the exhibition, contact VFinity at sales @ vfinity.com.

Shen Tong is an important voice in shaping the future of Enterprise Content Management (ECM). VFinity's web-native solutions to content management and workflow reflect the power of Web 2.0. Shen Tong's accomplishments have ranged from being a student activist during China's Tiananmen Square Movement (1989) to being a respected television producer, technology innovator and social educator worldwide.

In addition to his current company, VFinity, Shen Tong has directed numerous successful ventures since the mid-1990s, including a broadcast production company headquartered in Boston and Beijing that in 1996 produced the top-rated television show in China. He was responsible for an award-winning PSA in 1992 in the US, he partnered with the ABC News magazine 'Day One' to produce two China-related documentaries shown also in France and Germany. In addition, he had a newspaper column in Hong Kong.

His distinguished international career encompasses consulting and strategic planning for Fortune 100 and high-tech companies in more than 20 countries, and he has lectured in more than 150 universities, professional associations and think tanks.        

Shen Tong was one of Newsweek's "People of the Year" in 1989, and his accomplishments have been widely reported in major print publications and electronic media. His best-selling book, 'Almost a Revolution,' about his experiences during China's student revolution, has been on the market for a decade and a half and is part of the curriculum of numerous educational institutions.

His education began with his undergraduate studies in biology at Beijing University, later he attended Brandeis University, and continued with Ph.D. programs in political philosophy at Harvard University and sociology at Boston University. He lives in New York City with his family.    

VFinity provides innovative solutions for the management, distribution and production of all types of digital content. VFinity’s software solutions are being used by broadcasters and museums as well as educational and financial institutions in the United States and Asia. VFinity has offices in New York City, Taipei, Beijing, Boston, Los Angeles and San Jose, CA. For more information, visit http://www.vfinity.com.

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