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Ictect and Microsoft invite you to join us for a 3-hour Value Discovery Workshop at the Microsoft Technology Center in Chicago designed specifically for journal publishers. In this workshop, you will:

  • Learn what Intelligent Content is, how it relates to XML and JATS, and why it is important for journal publishers.
  • Discover business value in Office 365 and Intelligent Content and decide if it is right for your staff.
  • Participate in peer-discussions about journal publishing workflows, costs and bottlenecks.
  • Explore how AI-based authoring, editing and production software with the familiar Microsoft Office experience can streamline your workflow, save time and reduce cost.
  • Participate in (or watch) a live demonstration of the latest Office 365 and Intelligent Content technologies from Microsoft and Ictect with journal manuscripts.


Note: Reserve your spot for the workshop early. Due to the hands-on nature of the workshop, space is limited to 10 participants.


Speakers and Facilitators


Pradeep Jain


Founder and Chief Content Architect

Ictect, Inc.


Pradeep is Founder and Chief Content Architect for Ictect, Inc. His specialization is in intelligent content, semantic technologies, high-quality XML, and content architectures for large-scale applications. He has extensive experience in implementing electronic publishing processes for the Department of Defense (AFI 33-360, MILSPEC, AR 25-30, and DA PAM 25-40), book publishers (ePUB and DocBook), technical documentation (DITA), journal publishers (JATS), and educational publishers (QTI).


Pradeep has assisted several organizations with their complex document processes, including:

  • Air Force Departmental Publishing Office
  • Army Publishing Directorate
  • Defense Contract Audit Agency
  • Nelnet Peterson's
  • The City University of New York
  • The World Bank
  • Joint Commission
  • Cushman and Wakefield
  • General Growth Properties


Dianne Kennedy


Senior Technical Strategist

Ictect, Inc.


Dianne Kennedy has had a long career on the leading edge of technology innovations for the publishing industry. She is the recipient of the 2016 Publishing Innovator Luminaire industry award. Her focus is the development of standards-based, XML-enabled, cross-media publishing solutions. Ms. Kennedy participated in the development of ISO 8879, SGML and in the 1990s served as chairperson for the Society of Automotive Engineer’s J2008 SGML Publishing Specification. She actively participated in the Department of Defense and Air Transport Association publishing specifications and served as editor for ISO 12083, Electronic Manuscript Preparation and Markup. From 2003-2016, Kennedy served as Vice President of Digital Publishing Technologies for the Idealliance Association. During her tenure at Idealliance, she guided the development of 30+ XML-based publishing technology specifications. Currently Kennedy serves as editor of the Idealliance PRISM specifications for magazine publishing and is editor of ISO 20616, Print Quality eXchange. She currently serves as a Senior Technical Strategist for Ictect and is a certified Microsoft Customer Immersion Experience Facilitator.




Introductions and Workshop Overview

Session 1: What is Intelligent Content for Journal Publishers?

  • Intelligent Content overview
  • Office 365 overview and how Intelligent Content fits with it
  • Peer discussion: Why do I need Intelligent Content? The business case for journal publishers.

Session 2: XML workflows and their disconnects from mainstream users

  • Common approaches to XML workflow – XML first, XML early, XML late…
  • Complexity and outsourcing costs
  • Business implications of conversion and editing issues
  • Results of the Idealliance Industry Survey
  • Peer discussion: XML workflow in your organization

Session 3: Live Demonstrations with Journal Manuscripts

  • Intelligent Content with Microsoft Word
  • Automated tagging, authoring, editing and production
  • Office 365 – on premise and cloud-based editing
  • Automating compliance to publishing guidelines

Session 4: Summary and Q&A

  • Office 365 and Intelligent Content for reducing outsourcing costs, saving time and streamlining journal publishing workflow
  • Q&A
Have questions about Office 365 and Intelligent Content for Journal Publishers? Contact Ictect, Inc.

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When & Where

Microsoft Technology Center
200 East Randolph Drive
Suite 200
Chicago, IL 60601


Ictect, Inc.


Ictect started its operations in 2008 with a patented process for automatically structuring textual documents. That work developed into a vision of giving anyone that created or used complex documents the ability to quickly structure, store, search and produce intelligent content right from their desktop.


Ictect has been proud to serve clients both large and small with multiple applications of our technology. Our work spans from large-scale Department of Defense projects to single books by individual authors! Defense publications, books and journals, technical manuals, formative assessments, intellectual property documents, standards, and contracts are some of the document types where Ictect solutions have been used.

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