Conference Keynote Speakers TCUK 2014

The Call for Proposals for TCUK 2014 has now closed.

Keynote speaker: Rahel Anne Bailie

Rahel Bailie Rahel has over twenty-five years of professional content experience, and combines substantial business, communication, and usability skills with a strong understanding of content and how to manage it. She is a recognized thought leader and sought-after speaker and workshop leader, and in 2012 she co-authored (with Noz Urbina) Content Strategy: Connecting the dots between business, brands and benefits. Rahel's latest book, co-authored with Scott Abel, The Language of Content Strategy was published in February 2014.


Rahel's Keynote topic at TCUK 2014 is "Do You Trust Me Now?: technical content in the age of social media" and she will also be presenting a workshop on "Social Business Initiatives: Identification and Responsible Implementation"

Keynote speaker: Doug Kim

Doug Kim Doug Kim is Senior Managing Editor for, and leads guidelines and best practices for Voice in Office. He was Arts and Entertainment editor of The Seattle Times for 10 years, and actually finds that editing ballet and restaurant reviews was excellent practice for the tech industry. Although that’s probably a different talk…


Doug will present a keynote session and a special follow-up workshop on "No. More. Robot. Speak. - Our journey to a (way) better Microsoft Voice and why it matters"


In this hands-on workshop, Doug will recap the principles of good editorial voice and some of the mechanics that can help you achieve it. Participants will do one rewrite exercise as a group, then split into teams of 2-3 people. There, you’ll revise a real piece of content that someone else brought, using the principles and writing techniques in play. Doug will share out as many of the revisions as possible in the time available, then allow some socializing and discussion, centered around your revisions.


Keynote speaker: Gordon Dennis

Gordon_Dennis_gdFlyingK21Small Gordon Dennis has spent his working life in the computer industry. He is acknowledged as an expert in XML and the Darwin Information Typing Architecture (DITA). He is co-founder of Koala, a British software development company specialising in managing technical information for the aerospace and aviation industries.

Gordon's personal commitment to aviation goes even further: he holds a Flight Instructor rating on sailplanes and is also Chief Ground Instructor for Black Mountains Gliding Club.

Gordon's keynote presentation is on a topic that he is passionate about: "Structured content: the key to meeting targets and raising quality". Gordon is also presenting a case study on "Structured content: the key to meeting targets and raising quality".