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Please join our speaker Michael A. Petosa,
Vice President of Information Technology
American National Standards Institute (ANSI)
for the next SES Webinar:

Emerging Digital Access to Standards and Content Authoring Technologies
i.e. The use of Digital Rights Management to enforce content misuse and copyright infringement
October 16, 2013 from 1:00 – 2:30pm ET
Free to SES Members; $50 (non-members)

About the Webinar:
Standards publishers, like nearly all publishers, must now be digital content creators and distributors, and so must adapt to a profusion of new devices, content formats and distribution paradigms. It is no longer sufficient to offer documents as PDF for display in Adobe Acrobat/Reader; today standards publishers must enable the use of documents on handheld devices and via web browsers, as PDF but also HTML and sometimes XML. And because many standards publishers have a requirement to implement control over these documents, via Digital Rights Management (DRM), those systems must adapt accordingly. DRM schemes originally implemented for static document formats like PDF must now permit conversion of content to and from other formats, and must also evolve to manage user identities in ways beyond the traditional “one-user-one-PC” model. In this multi-format digital world it is also possible to enable new lines of business, such as the management of annotation metadata, and to provide customized user experiences of a sort never possible before.

About the Speaker:
Michael A. Petosa is vice president of information technology at the American National Standards Institute (ANSI).  Mr. Petosa has overall responsibility for developing and maintaining the IT strategy and vision supporting the Institute's business and operational goals.  He is responsible for leading ANSI's information technology department, which supports over 17,000 member contacts worldwide, ANSI's private cloud, telecommunication systems, and business applications and services.

Mr. Petosa joined ANSI in 2004 as director of information technology, bringing with him twenty three years of experience in information systems design, electrical engineering, computer engineering, and business management, and in 2008 he was named vice president of information technology.  Prior to his arrival at ANSI, Michael was chief technical officer at Pencom Systems, Inc, and director of management information systems at Career Blazers.  Early in his career, he was an electrical engineer at Bell Laboratories, where he designed and developed electronic components used in AT&T's first two generations of videotext terminals and then moved to the wireless group to design and develop components used in AT&T's second generation cordless telephones.  Later in his career, Mr. Petosa accepted a position at AT&T Information Systems as systems engineer where he designed and implemented large communication networks and computer systems for national and international financial, legal, accounting, and manufacturing firms.  Michael also designed microprocessor based test systems to calibrate and test array radar control systems at Sperry Corporation.  He joined a privately held wholesale distribution firm based in New York City where he co-founded a retail franchise chain.

He is an active member of ISOurce, an advisory group of ISO, and a member of the Council of Engineering and Scientific Society Executives (CESSE). Petosa holds both a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Science degree in electrical engineering from Polytechnic Institute of New York.


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