Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Time Track 1 Track 2 Track 3 Track 4 Technology Test Kitchen
7:30 – 8:30 Breakfast and Morning Announcements
8:30 – 9:10 Taking your content with you—From knowledge base to mobile app
Bill Gamboa, Astoria Software & Mark Poston, Congility
Three Projects—One Important Lesson
Joe Gollner, Gnostyx Research
What is a DITA Style Guide and Why do I need one?
Deb Bissantz, Healthwise
What IT doesn’t know about publishing DITA
Chris Nitchie, Titania
Technology Test Kitchen
9:20– 10:00 Optimizing search: Stop playing hide and seek with your users
Sharon Fingold, ServiceNow & Wendi Pohs, InfoClear
Project mic drop: Text to speech in micro-learning with the DITA L&T specialization
Bob Ryan, Nokia, Suzanne Mescan, Vasont Systems, & Brian Buehling, Dakota Systems
Scaling quality using Schematron
Scott Hudson & Darrel Schultz,  Jeppesen
It’s an Agile world—How to continuously ship documentation
Carsten Brennecke, SAP
Technology Test Kitchen
10:00 – 10:30 Break
10:30 – 11:10 Taxonomy now! Building a stress-resistant knowledge architecture in your current tools
Joe Pairman, Mekon
Make your Help Portal great again: How changing web technologies offer modern, low cost opportunities for DITA driven sizzle
Steve Manning & Morley Tooke, Innovatia
Hacking the user experience: Actionable UX tips for improving your content
Tara Knapp, Lincoln Financial Group & Pam Noreault, SDL
DITA versus DITA-OT: Who gets the credit (or the blame)?
Robert Anderson, IBM
Technology Test Kitchen
11:20 – 12:00 Using Automation and APIs to simplify the delivery and maintenance of content
Jason Chong, SAP
Getting to yes: Successfully negotiating with your business partners
Jill Orofino, Dell EMC
Specializing DITA for the enterprise
Alan Houser, Group Wellesly
Technology Test Kitchen
1:30 – 4:30 Ask The Experts!  
Location: Mission III Ballroom 
Is there something you need help with? Is there a problem you can’t find a solution for? If so, bring your question(s) and ask the experts! Stay for a couple of minutes or stay all afternoon. Lunch is not provided by the conference on Wednesday. However, the hotel offers a quick lunch and there are also several fast food options nearby.

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