Wednesday, April 6 2016

Time Information Design & Development Technical Solutions Management Issues Technical Innovations Technology Test Kitchen
7:30 – 8:30 Breakfast and Morning Announcements
8:30 – 9:10
How To Produce and Share Technical Video – Review session
David Lance, Clear Direction Studio
Creating a New DITA.xml.org using DITA
Mark Poston, Congility and JoAnn Hackos, Comtech Services, Inc.
Structured Authoring for Business-Critical Content
Jason Aiken, Quark Software, Inc.
DITA for the IoT (Internet of Things)
Stuart Mendelsohn, Tennotech
9:15 – 9:55
Modularity: The key to reuse management
David Hollis, A&O Consultancy
Delivering Product Content Across Customer Touchpoints: Challenges and solutions
Gal Oron, Zoomin
Metrics that Matter: Making the business case that documentation has value
Bernard Aschwanden, WebWorks
Rx for RegEx 
Dawn Bunting, ServiceNow
10:00 – 10:30 Break
10:35 – 11:15
Too Much of a Good Thing: How to simplify DITA for new DITA Authors
Toni Mantych, ADP

DITA for the Machine Industry
Schneider Electric Realizes its Digitization Vision in Days with DITA and Dynamic Content Delivery
Kevin Habel, Schneider Electric and Stephanie Sprangers, Titania Software
“Extreme” DITA Conversion: Lessons learned from doing it the hard way
Christina Mayr, Extreme Networks and Helen St. Denis, Stilo 


Panel: Get what you need out of your tools for DITA 1.3
Tom Magliery, JustSystems, Kris Eberlein, Eberlein Consulting, Stan Doherty, SimpliVity,   JoAnn Hackos, Comtech Services, Inc., Eric Kuhnen, Astoria Software

 Special Double session

11:20 – 12:00 Smart Content, Smart Company: Putting content intelligence at the center of your strategy
Steve Odart, Ixxus
DITA for the Machine Industry
AGCO’s Multi-national, Multi-language Conversion to DITA
Charles Dowdell, AGCO and Mark Gross, DCL
The Power of Real-Time in the Age of IoT
Hannan Saltzman, Zoomin
1:00 – 4:30 Ask The Experts!  
Location: Regency 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, Tavern 64 (in the hotel) offers a quick lunch and there are also several fast food options in the Reston Town Center.

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