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Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Time Track 1 Track 2 Track 3 Track 4 Technology Test Kitchen
07:30 – 08:30 Breakfast and Morning Announcements
8:30 – 9:10 Passport to your future DITA/CCMS implementation
Sharon Figueira, IXIASOFT
Content Management on zero budget: DITA for small teams
Eliot Kimber, Contrext
DITA Technical Communications Subcommittee: Plans and needs for the future
Bob Thomas, Tagsmiths
When topic reuse isn’t enough
Roger Hadley, Fiserv
Create DITA without even knowing it
Anthony Apodaca, xPublisher
9:20 – 10:00 Convert and load: The last mile
Brian Trombley, DCL, Sabine Ocker, Akamai, Kate Mullen, USP, & Bob Garber, LifeFitness
Single-source publishing with git and grit
Greg Emil, Zenoss
What’s on the DITA roadmap? Lightweight DITA and DITA 2.0
Kris Eberlein, Eberlein Consulting
The content ecosystem: Effectively reusing content in a product development organization
Priyanka Sharma, 
Medhost
Ahoy mateys! Let’s explore Adobe’s new enterprise-class DITA CCMS based on Adobe Experience Manager
Juhee Garg, Adobe
10:00 – 10:30 Break
10:30– 11:10 Developing an integrated conversion environment
Miles Gilster, Guidewire Software 
Adapting GitFlow Branching and merging to the release management of content
Chad Crume, The BARBRI Group
Digital transformation and the business of DITA
Joe Gollner, Gnostyx
Navigating the challenges of cross-functional collaboration in a DITA + CCMS environment
Toni Mantych & Sue Blaisdell, ADP
Collaboration and review real time with Subject Matter Experts
Saralinda Pawlowic, SDL
11:20 – 12:00 Content conversion to DITA: A three-pronged approach
Maria Essig, Healthwise
Addressing localization issues with DITA and a CCMS
Jim Tivy, Bluestream
Creating silk roads of information within your organization
David Welguiz, NXP
Make the world smaller: Content re-use between geographically dispersed teams
Ray Sedlock, Dell EMC
Low-cost, Web-based DITA authoring for SMEs
Patrick Baker, Stilo 
12:00 – 1:30 Lunch
1:30 – 2:10 DITA moves into the medical insurance industry
Mark Giffin, Giffin Consulting
Instant human translation services for the digital world
Emma Kang, CSOFT International
DITA Listening Session
Stan Doherty, SimpliVity Inc.
Special Double Session
What’s in a number? Measuring content reuse
Wayne Brissette, ARM
DITA: How to create, review, and publish in the cloud!
Christopher Ward, WebWorks
2:20 –
3:00
Track your package requirement 
Robert Johnson, EBSCO
DITA and global content: A strategic approach
Judy Weinzetl, LifeFitness & James Romano, Prisma International
Unifying the content experience: Modeling content across the client journey
Jennifer Fell, IBM
Reaching out to your SMEs and reviewers
David Kerfoot, IXIASOFT
3:00 – 3:30 Break
3:30 –
4:10
The paradigm shift – Preparing DITA content for the web
Peggy Sanchez, Cray
Is DITA 1.3 the missing link between tech pub and digital learning?
Dominique Trouche, WhP,
Amber Swope, DITA Strategies, & Dawn Stevens, Comtech Services
Crossing the Chasm: Best practices for technology change
Don Bridges, Jana 
KeysNow: Using keys and scoped keys at ServiceNow
Dawn Bunting, ServiceNow
Amp up your XMetaL Authoring!
Tom Magliery, JustSystems
4:20 – 5:00 Staying on track to deliver digital content at Siemens Rail PLC
John Straw, Siemens and Julian Murfitt, Mekon
Case Study: How FICO’s Technical Publications team got started with video production
Dan Ziagos, FICO
Reaching perfection: Creating value in your content through change
Phill Barratt,
DeltaXML
DITA linking strategies: Overview and best practices
Radu Coravu, oXygen XML Editor
Technology Test Kitchen
9:00 – 11:00 Family Feud Game Night!

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