About the Word


My name out in the real world is Laurence Hart. I’ve been an Information Professional for almost 20 years and have worked with Alfresco, Documentum, SharePoint, Box, Nuxeo, and many other solutions. I have led a wide-range of efforts including content digitization, Records Management, BPM, and Collaboration for both the commercial and public sectors.

What I am Doing Currently

Today I am a free agent, working with people and organizations on the best direction that they and the industry can take to finally make Content Management an easy challenge. This means a very heavy dose of the cloud as that is the future of all technology as well as mobile since our world is no longer confined to a desk.

I am currently looking for two things. The first is a permanent position. This could take a few different forms as the organization and the challenge of the work matter the most to me. I am open to:

  • A return to the CIO ranks. I enjoy helping the business solve their challenges through the proper use of information and the technology that makes it possible.
  • Helping an innovative product company conquer the market. There are many problems out there that need to be solved for people. Let’s make the world a better place or enable others to do the same.
  • Strategic consulting. I spent a lot of my career consulting and I enjoy making a difference for organizations. Many are stuck and need an subtle push from the outside to make a difference.

The other thing I am doing these days is freelance consulting work. Whether you need to extend your team or get some advice, I am open to discussions. Do you need help with strategy, product selection, or policies, not a problem. Want help working with the business to determine how information needs to flow, I can help.

I can help organizations assess and set their Content Strategies, IT policies, and Digital Marketing efforts. The key focus is cutting through the fluff an providing actionable advice. I then work with organizations to successfully implement the resulting strategies. I am currently working with multiple verticals including associations, technology vendors, professional services, finance, and engineering.

If you want to work with me, or simply chat, fire me an email at: Email: pie at wordofpie dot com

If you want to know more about what I’ve done first, including my more recent stints at AIIM and Alfresco, check out my profile on LinkedIn. Note that if we have not met and/or chatted, I am unlikely to accept a request to connect on LinkedIn without a message from you explaining why. Always better to lead with email in that case.

About The Word of Pie

The Word is a place to learn and share thoughts about Content Management and the entire Information universe. Other thoughts, concerns, and rants will be added as the feeling moves me. I am writing for the Information Professional, though some of my topics will resonate to a wider audience.

Everything here represents my own opinion unless clearly stated otherwise.  I do this on my personal time for my own satisfaction. Nothing should be construed as specific advice as you have to pay for advice that goes beyond generalizations.

Why ‘Word of Pie’? It all stems from a college nickname. The full story, and the complete nickname for that matter, isn’t something for polite company. If you know me, ask me over a couple of pints and I might share it with you.

Note: I do moderate comments and will try to either post and/or respond to every comment. Any comments that seem more like a pitch for services/products than furthering the discussion will be removed.

I am on Twitter: @piewords. It isn’t purely technology as I throw off-topic thoughts out there as well.

Disclaimer and Rights

My basic, no questions asked, policy is incorporated in the Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 United States License (or you can look at the detailed legal version). Essentially, you can quote me all you like if you give me credit and don’t charge for it. If you are going charge someone to read my quote, get my permission first. I’m pretty agreeable and will probably just want to read what you wrote after publishing.

When in doubt, ask me.

Keeping the FTC Happy

In order to keep the FTC off of my back, here is a general disclaimer.  I receive no compensation for anything that I write unless I specifically state otherwise.  Most reviews are things that I am reading or picking-up anyway.

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