OASIS DITA Committee

DITA isn’t just part of a job. It’s a lifestyle. As Sponsor Members, partners, and friends of OASIS DITA committees, IXIASOFT has supported the DITA standard for years. Our commitment to DITA runs deep; we're constantly spreading our passion and knowledge with the community, and finding innovative ways to move the product forward.

Why IXIASOFT Invests in the Future of DITA

As OASIS DITA Committee members, IXIASOFT remains at the forefront of DITA knowledge. We are active and passionate in ongoing discussions about the future development of DITA and how to disseminate DITA best practices.


We take pride in our customers, and are open to bringing their ideas and recommendations to the DITA committees for consideration. We are constantly looking for ways to evolve and better the future of DITA—for our customers and for the rest of the community.

OASIS DITA Committee Voting Membership Breakdown

IXIASOFT participates actively in the OASIS DITA community.

The graph below shows the percentage of IXIASOFT employees and customers that are voting members on the committee.

Adoption Committee

The OASIS DITA Adoption Committee works parallel to the OASIS DITA Technical Committee. Their goal is to educate the global marketplace about the value of the DITA standard for documentation creation and management.

Keith Schengili-Roberts

Keith Schengili-Roberts


Nominated by DITA luminary JoAnn Hackos, Keith is the current Chair of the DITA Adoption Committee. He has played a vital role in overseeing the popular DITA Listening Sessions and providing a voice for those who are actively using DITA.


Keith strives to communicate DITA best practices and encourage the global adoption of DITA. Currently, he works as senior DITA content strategist at IXIASOFT.

As I see it, one of the chief goals of the DITA Adoption Committee is to not only promote DITA best practices, but to spread knowledge of the ample benefits it provides to technical writing groups and the companies they work for. I thank IXIASOFT for the time they allow me to spend on both the Adoption Committee and the DITA Technical Committee, where we are helping shape the next generation DITA 2.0 standard.
Keith Schengili-Roberts

Technical Committee

The OASIS DITA Technical Committee brings together a dynamic group of industry experts—the driving force behind the development and management of the DITA specification. Two members of the IXIASOFT team—Éric Sirois and Keith Schengili-Roberts—have the privilege of acting as voting members on DITA’s Technical Committee. The committee is comprised of only 16 active voting members, including founders from IBM and current IXIASOFT customers. IXIASOFT is proud to represent one fifth of this panel.

Eric Sirois

Éric Sirois

Éric is a software developer and DITA

Toolsmith at IXIASOFT. He’s also our DITA guru. He brings his extensive depth of practical experience of XML-based tool development to his role as a member of the DITA Technical Committee.

Keith Schengili-Roberts

Keith Schengili-Roberts

In addition to running the Adoption Committee, Keith is a member of DITA’s Technical Committee. Over the past year, most of his efforts have been devoted to establishing the forthcoming Lightweight DITA standard. Keith will also play a role in the evolving DITA 2.0 specification.

Leigh White

Leigh W. White

Leigh is a DITA specialist, information architect, and trainer at IXIASOFT. She is also the author of a must-have book for anyone working with XSL: DITA for Print.

OASIS DITA Committee- General Members

Some of our key executives are general members of the OASIS DITA Committee, sharing their industry insights and knowledge.


Éric Bergeron

IXIASOFT CEO and Co-Founder

Éric is the CEO and co-founder of IXIASOFT. He provides tactical direction to all divisions of the company and oversees growth strategy. Éric’s mission is to increase market share by developing industry-leading technologies and delivering superior customer experience.


Jean-François Ameye

Vice President, Product/ Solution Architect at IXIASOFT

Jean-François is a solutions architect at IXIASOFT and has been with the company since it was founded in 1998. If there’s one guy who knows everything there is to know about our products, it’s Jean-François. With a special interest in the worldwide promotion and sales of DITA CMS, he ensures all our customers implement and use DITA CMS successfully.