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Media4theWorld, LLC was founded in February, 2001 by James E. Harvey. Media4theWorld provides management and technical consulting to various software companies and industry associations catering to the media industries. Currently, Mr. Harvey serves fulltime as the Executive Director for the CIP4 Organization, which is an international standards association dedicated to fostering process automation in the printing industries.

Prior to Media4theWorld, Mr. Harvey was Vice President of Spectrum Operations at Graphic Communications Association (now IDEAlliance), a technical and management association for the printing and internet publishing industries. While at GCA, he worked with numerous advertising agencies, publishers, and the Newspaper Association of America to create the U.S.ís only set of electronic commerce standards for the exchange advertising business transactions. He also organized the development of a web-based universal ad identification system and is the founder of Industry Architecture Project, which included a development of a universal data element cross-reference (UDEX) among other aspects of the project. He also founded GRACoL (General Requirement for Applications of Commercial offset Lithography), the first and only international guidelines for commercial printing, and was responsible for numerous other industry efforts and events.

Prior to GCA, Mr. Harvey was a Business Development Manager at Volt Information Sciences where he organized and pioneered document and data warehousing, SGML services and applications, early on-line and worldwide web implementations, CD-ROM publishing, hypermedia, and object-oriented document constructs for clients such as Simon & Schuster, Hearst Publications, Elsevier, Thompson, the U.S. Navy, American Honda, Bell Atlantic, AT&T, Bureau of National Affairs, U.S. State Department, U.S. Treasury Department, and many others.

Mr. Harvey has held numerous industry posts including VP & Board member of the Technical Association of the Graphic Arts, Secretary and member of the Executive Committee of the Digital Ad Lab, Secretary of ANSI/PIMI IT2 (Densitometry) as well as active membership in numerous computer, advertising, and standards organizations. From Paris to Taiwan, he has spoken at nearly 100 industry events and has also authored or co-authored several key industry documents, including SWOP 8th Edition, CGATS.12 PDF/X1, GRACoL, and the first practical method for accounting for intellectual assets. He is a veteran of Desert Storm, where he served with the 82nd Airborne, and also contributed to the Desert Storm operations plan prior to mobilization. Jim earned his B.A. from the State University of New York at Buffalo and is currently completing his MBA at John Hopkins University.


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