Founder, and Director
of Chiliad, a software company involved in the advance of on-demand,
intelligent mining of unstructured data through the use of natural language
search technologies. A 27-year veteran of the publishing, market research,
and online information retrieval industries, Ms Maxwell has extensive
expertise in information retrieval research. Her research firm
"Research on Demand" has been performing online and manual market
research projects for major corporations and academic institutions since
1980. Today the company is refocusing its research work around the
burgeoning field of decision science.
- As Director of
Pergamon Press Publishers (1982-91) and Macmillan Publishers (1990-91), she
has also had extensive publishing experience in Scientific, Technical,
Medical (STM) and Educational publishing. Recognizing early on the potential
of the Internet for information and knowledge dissemination, Ms. Maxwell
co-founded with her twin sister and their husbands, her first Internet
publishing company known as The McKinley Group. As the creator of one
of the first highly successful search engine and online 'Michelin type'
guides to the Internet (MAGELLAN - on the Internet, and "The
McKinley Internet Yellow Pages", published in hard copy through three
editions by Macmillan Publishers), Ms Maxwell has a strong track record in
creating innovative information architecture and producing cutting edge
publications and information systems and processes for knowledge creation,
and delivery. ("Magellan" was selected to be one of the top five
directory sites displayed on the Netscape Home Page in 1995-6.
"Magellan" became one of the most visited directory sites on the
Internet. In 1996, The McKinley Group and their online guide, Magellan
was sold to Excite.
- Prior to launching
The McKinley Group, Ms Maxwell held senior marketing, strategic business and
development positions with Pergamon Press Publishers, Science Research
Associates (SRA) and Macmillan Publishing Company. She holds a teaching
credential from Lady Spencer Churchill College of Education in Oxford,
England, and BA degrees in Sociology and Latin American Studies from Pitzer
College in Claremont, California.
- Since 1996
Christine's attention has been focused on finding the next generation of
answers to the 'information overload' challenge and the challenge of
figuring out who and what to trust online. Her work as a former
Trustee of the Internet Society was focused on ensuring Internet access for
all - which led her to accept a board position at ICDRI in 2002.
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