DOCFLOW 2009 Moscow

The 15th DOCFLOW was held in Moscow on May 20. The largest Russian conference and exhibition dedicated to Enterprise Content Management has been drawing leading Russian and foreign industry specialists for the past 15 years.

DOCFLOW 2009 Moscow was visited by over 2,000 people. The majority of them (66 per cent) were representatives of large medium-sized businesses with well-developed IT infrastructures.

For the second time in its history, DOCFLOW’s conference and exhibition’s key events were broadcast over the Internet, giving people in remote locations the possibility to “attend” the event virtually. Over 350 viewers watched DOCFLOW 2009 Moscow broadcast live on the conference website.

DOCFLOW 2009 Moscow was opened by Russian Minister of Communications Igor Schiogolev. In his speech, the Minister highlighted the main aspects and problems of the Russian ECM industry development and announced plans on electronic government forming.

After the Minister of Communications, Atle Skjekkeland, the Vice-President of AIIM took the floor. Mr Skiekkeland talked about effective information search, management, and optimization methods and presented the results of the latest research into the ECM markets in Europe and the USA.

The number of DOCFLOW participants rose to 66 companies. Among them were developers and suppliers, software and hardware manufacturers, system integrators, representatives of industry media, and industry analysts and experts. New products and solutions were demonstrated by international companies such as ABBYY, EMC, Fujitsu, IBM, ORACLE, Terralink, and other big Russian industry players.

When preparing this years’ event, the organizers took into account the feedback from participants of the previous DOCFLOWs, as well as the current situation in the global economy. Apart from the traditional presentations of new products and solutions, the program included a session called “Success Projects.” Within this session, solution providers and customers presented cases of successful implementation in a number of Russian enterprises.

The participants of the analytical session discussed the most urgent questions of today’s ECM market, such as “Calculating ROI for content management projects,” “DMS Certification to comply with the law “About Personal Data” and “Integrated electronic government in Russia.”

The main focusing points of the conference include:

  • Document management
  • Data capture and imaging
  • BPM/Workflow
  • ECM
  • Records management
  • Electronic archive/Data warehouse 
  • Search and indexing

Besides the above sessions, the attendees had the chance to take part in a round table discussion. This year’s subject was “ECM under the new economic conditions.” The discussion was moderated by Andrey Kolesov, columnist of PC Week/RE. The participants and industry experts discussed the problems faced by the ECM market: Which technologies are in highest demand? How is the market reacting to the new economic conditions? Have there been any changes in the customers’ and suppliers’ perceptions of ECM?

DOCFLOW 2009 photos