Ralph Tamlyn was a senior consulting IT architect at IBM. Having retired, he is now an independent consultant. Mr. Tamlyn has been working with content management and delivery systems for most of the last 20 years. His focus has been the taxonomies, ontologies, and navigation hierarchies to classify, manage, organize, integrate, and deliver that content efficiently and seamlessly. His focus on taxonomies led him to develop a set of best practices for managing taxonomies and a complementary set of best practices for the classification metadata in which the taxonomies are used. Mr. Tamlyn was lead taxonomist for IBM's CIO Enterprise Solutions and Web Enablement team. In that role, he was responsible for unifying IBM taxonomies for all internal and external web content. He and his teammates were responsible for establishing the larger strategy to develop processes, governance, and tools to reach that unification goal. In his consulting work, Ralph is now the corporate taxonomist for a majoe pharmaceutical / life sciences company.