Making Enterprise Content Easier to Access and Produce:

A Fireside Chat with ASTM and CCC

Speakers: Julie Sabo, Director of Graphic Design, Digital Output and Production Services, ASTM and Scott Stickland, Lead Business Analyst, CCC

Deciding to replace a legacy content management system can strike fear in the hearts of publishers. Swapping out a system that has served the company well for years but can no longer meet new market and operational needs can be a daunting decision.


As standards development organization ASTM discovered, a more flexible, agile approach to content can help an organization innovate and respond to changing market needs more readily. To diversify its publishing capabilities, better support key internal teams, and scale business, ASTM partnered with CCC’s professional services team to enhance the core tools it uses to author and revise its standards, including the deployment of a new content management system.


In this session, CCC Senior Business Analyst Scott Stickland and Julie Sabo, ASTM’s Director of Graphic Design, Digital Output and Production Services, will discuss the collaboration between the two organizations that ultimately led to the solutions adopted by ASTM. Scott and Julie will highlight the approach taken by CCC’s professional services team to help ASTM assess its challenges and meet its needs, including the implementation of an out-of-the box, configurable new publishing platform aligned to the organization’s content delivery system requirements.


The discussion will also explore the impact of ASTM’s new tools and publishing platform, including simplified content workflows for faster course updates, greater control over changing content, and a reduction in the organization’s manual project management.

Julie Sabo, Director of Graphic Design, Digital Output and Production Services, ASTM

Julie Sabo is the Production Director in the Information Technology, Production, and Product Services Division at ASTM International, a global not-for-profit organization that provides services and standards through the technical contributions of 30,000+ members worldwide. In her role, Sabo leads a group of eleven staff members responsible for content analysis, metadata creation and association, content conversions, and the organization’s publishing process. She has overseen the implementation of a content management system for several supplemental products: eLearning, multimedia, interlaboratory studies, and translated standards, and managed the transition from print production to digital content curation.

Scott Stickland has worked in and around publishing for more than 18 years and has a background in leading business change within digital transformation programs. He has a wealth of Content Management System (CMS) and Digital Asset Management (DAM) expertise, and has experience with the complete software development life cycle (SDLC), working with customers to lead the Discovery/Requirements Engineering phases, right through to User Acceptance Testing and Training in preparation for Go-Live.


Scott has played a key role on numerous implementations for some of the world’s largest content-centric organizations. Prior to his role at CCC, he served as CMS and DAM Product Owner/Business Analyst for Penguin Random House, where he was responsible for defining and representing the requirements of a market-leading, global book publisher in order to deliver a new Product Store and Image Library. Earlier, he served as Design Director and previously as Digital Library Manager at Dorling Kindersley Publishing.

20th May 2021 - 4:30pm BST