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Name Dario Finardi
Position CTO and new-product manager at GEAR.it
Where do you live in? Reggio Emilia, Italy
How long have you worked in information management?
Generally speaking, I work in Information Management from the time I was graduating in Physics in 1998. At the very beginning as a technician, I was working on data collection and analysis. Then I moved to data accessibility and usability. Now I’m more a decision-maker in document flow analysis and platform to make automatic contents extraction, tagging, categorizing, and retrieving.
What does your work entail? Do you have company support? How are you helping drive the goals of your office through your work?
As an expert in documents formats and management (i.e.: PDF, PDF/A, images, video, etc.) I’m writing style guides and requirements for our development team. The produced code is continuously improving our ECM, which is vertically aimed at machinery and industry 4.0 market enabling the interaction between IoT sensors and documentation.
What has been the biggest success in your career in information management?
The most significant success has been the delivery of an automated, robust, ubiquitous contents delivery platform fulfilling all the requirements from 2006/42/CE Directive on Machinery about health and safety documentation and instruction for use and the new ISO 82079-1:2019.
What’s your current biggest work challenge?
The market is quickly moving toward display-less and voice-based devices and legacy contents are not directly consumable on those devices. Nowadays the challenge is to make both legacy and new documents more accessible and device-independent.
We’re focused on the use of current text analysis and comprehension through semantic and deep-learning inspection and are willing to provide complete and reliable hands-free access to machinery manuals and guides.
What does Intelligent Information Management mean to you?
For me is the ability to offer access to needful and useful contents to the end-user. No matter if he is consuming information on the old-styled desktop environment, mobiles, wearable, or voice-based devices. Knowledge, data collection, and its analysis are the basement of current Industry 4.0. The challenge is not about storing contents, it’s about naturally retrieving them.
What are the top 3 things you have gotten out of being a member AIIM?
I’m delighted to be part of AIIM. It is one of the best places to build professional relations and opportunities related to format-independent document and information management. Other value-added features from being AIIM members are the participation of educational webinars and international awareness for brands and companies.
As it’s now 2019, what’s one thing you’re looking forward to in the new year?
My expectation from 2020 is a growing standardization in documents and contents formats which would bring improved interoperability, usability, and accessibility of contents and smart data.