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The OASIS DITA Adoption Committee's New Chair

It is our pleasure to announce that Keith Schengili-Roberts, Market Researcher and DITA Evangelist at IXIASOFT, has become the new Chair of the OASIS DITA Adoption Committee.

An active member of the board since 2014, Keith was first nominated by JoAnn Hackos as her successor several months ago and was acclaimed unanimously to the role of Chair by the committee. He is joined by Stan Doherty and Bob Thomas, who will both pursue their role as the committee's secretaries.

“In the near-term, my primary goals are to help promote the DITA best practices through the publication of white papers, get the revamped dita.xml.org website up and running (using Congility’s DITAweb platform), and have the DITA 1.3 specification translated into several target languages”, says Keith.

His expertise is built on impressive background. In addition to his ongoing role at IXIASOFT, he is also an award-winning lecturer on Information Architecture at the University of Toronto. He has over 25 years of experience in the technical writing field, and over 10 working with DITA. He is an active member of the DITA community and can often be found presenting at conferences, working with customers, and researching how DITA is being used and sharing those results with the community. Keith's popular industry blog DITAWriter.com has become a focal point on DITA resources and best practices.

His additional new role with the OASIS DITA Adoption Committee puts him in a great position to provide expertise and resources to educate the marketplace on the value of the DITA OASIS standard. Join us to wish him lot of success in his new role.