Jean Bedord welcomes inquiries from the media, and is available for interviews, expert comment, and background information for upcoming stories. Her California location in Silicon Valley, home of the search engine industry, gives her a unique perspective on emerging technologies.
She has written on various aspects of findablity, search engine marketing and web technologies for businesses, publishers, ebooks, and the online information industry. View her published articles and speaking engagements.
Areas of Expertise:
- Findability and search engine optimization
- Enterprise search engines
- Distance education
- Web 2.0 technologies, including social media, blogs and wikis
Contact Jean Bedord:
email: jean AT EContentStrategies DOT com
Jean Bedord focuses on strategies to improve web findability and business results using practical implementation approaches. She brings a background in search engine technologies, product marketing and development of database products, as well as IT (Information Technology) management, to search implementation. She speaks at conferences on search engine and ebook strategies, technology trends and emerging markets, and is quoted in leading business publications. Jean's consulting practice and publications are profiled at www.econtentstrategies.com. Her background includes over 15 years of management experience in the commercial search engine and online information industry.
Jean is also part-time faculty teaching Online Searching via distance education for San Jose State University graduate School of Library and Information Science: http://slisweb.sjsu.edu Jean worked for eleven years at Dialog, a commercial search engine, in product management and publisher relations. She combines an MBA and an MA in anthropology, with a BA in mathematics bringing a hard science touch to information products.
Press mentions have included:
Article on Distance Education reviewed by Lauree Padgett in "Free-for-Alls" in Information Today, October, 2007.
Quoted in Business Management US Article: " Searching for clear and present data.", August, 2007
Quoted by Anuradha Shukla , "Information Today finds Search Engine Applications Focus of New Research", TMCnet, April 2, 2007
Interview with Neil Sutton, " Harlequin hopes e-book offerings will seduce more readers: Romance publisher supports multiple formats to distribute content", ITbusiness.ca, Canadian Technology News, August 22, 2006.
Commentary included in Hamaker, Chuck, "Deep Linking-Beyond Journal Articles", Against the Grain, November 5, 2005.
Interview with Michael Rogers, "Librarians, Publishers, and Vendors Revisit E-books", Library Journal, April 15, 2004.
Interview with David Becker, "Have e-books turned a page?", CNET News, August 27, 2004
Interview with Paul Taylor, "A brighter future for e-books," Financial Times, September 21, 2004