Monday, April 4 2016                

Time Information Design & Development Technical Solutions Management Issues Technical Innovations Technology Test Kitchen
7:00 – 8:00 Breakfast and Morning Registration
8:00 – 8:30 Welcome Address
JoAnn Hackos, The Center for Information-Development Management
8:30 – 9:30 Knowledge in the Networked Age
David Weinberger
9:30 – 10:00 Break
10:00 – 10:40
Lightweight DITA
Lightweight DITA: A pre/overview
Michael Priestley, IBM Canada
The Keys to the (DITA) Kingdom: Using indirection without losing your way
Kris Eberlein, Eberlein Consulting
DITA and Content Management: Just getting started
JoAnn Hackos, Comtech Services, Inc.
Beware: The rise of content robots
Andrew Bredenkamp, Acrolinx
Taxonomy and Delivery: Use Subject Scheme and Classification to drive customer success
Joe Gelb, Zoomin
10:45 –
Lightweight DITA
Lightweight DITA with Markdown: Everyone contributes
Jenifer Schlotfeldt, IBM
Social Media at Huawei
Hebe Hui He & Liu Canling, Huawei Technologies
How to Turn Your Story into a Business Case
Joan Taggart, Welch Allyn and Suzanne Mescan, Vasont Systems
DITA Maps are More than a TOC: Maps can guide users through their experience
Chris Nitchie, Oberon Technologies
Discover the new oXygen XML Web Author
George Bina, Syncro Soft
11:30 – 12:10

Lightweight DITA
Lightweight DITA in Action: Authoring and evaluating technical content with HDITA

Carlos Evia, Virginia Tech


Just Tag it: How to build a taxonomy and use it to enrich your enterprise content
Mark Leher, WAND, Inc.
Start Small, Think Big
Lisa Pampuch, NETGEAR, Inc. and Alex Masycheff, Intuillion Ltd.



model2dita: Generate your DITA project structure from the information model
Magda Caloian, FCT AG


Branch-Merge Designed for Efficiency and Usability
Bill Gamboa, Astoria Software
12:15 – 1:45 Lunch: ‘Birds of a Feather’ lunch groups

Lightweight DITA
Cross-format Content with Lightweight DITA

Michael Priestley & Jenifer Schlotfeldt, IBM and Carlos Evia, Virginia Tech


Getting to First Base: Managing cross-organizational content with basic metadata
Stanley Doherty, SimpliVity
DITA Pilot Case Study: What we did, what went wrong, how we recovered
Fiona Hanington & Teresa Acob, HCL Technologies


CSS for Print
James Mandas, Molina Healthcare and Mark Giffin, Mark Giffin Consulting, Inc.


Yes We conref! Web-based authoring in DITA with Xeditor

Anthony Apodaca, Xeditor

2:35 –

Lightweight DITA
Intelligent Content Authoring for Everyone
Mike Iantosca, IBM and Patrick Baker, Stilo International

Using a Unified Taxonomy to Reduce Customer Pain with Content Silos
Chip Gettinger, SDL
Beyond Translation Savings: Operational efficiencies with a CCMS and DITA
Stacy Jackson, LexisNexis


Get to Gittin’ On: Integrating Code and Content Management in Git
Paul Zimmerman, Cisco


The Power of Real-Time in the Age of IoT
Joe Gelb, Zoomin



Mediumweight DITA
Bob Thomas, Tagsmiths


Taxonomy for DITA: A powerful magnifier with a harsh lens
Joe Pairman, Mekon Ltd. and Dawn Stevens, Comtech Services, Inc.


Special Double session

DITA Type = “other”
Sven Leukert, SAP



They Worked Before, What Happened? Understanding DITA cross-book links
Eliot Kimber, Contrext
Enjoy a Taste of a State-of-the Art Dynamic Publishing with Your Own Content

Aubin LeGall, Antidot


DITA Success: Small team quickly delivers on all DITA benefits
Bob Garber & Judy Weinzetl, Cybex International and Brian Trombley, DCL

Going the “Last Mile”: Delivering DITA content to mobile devices
Dan Dube, Compass Behavior and 
André Dubé
, Cognilore
DITA-OT 2.x: Discover what’s new in Toolkit 2
Robert Anderson, IBM Authoring Tools Development
Lightweight DITA and Content Mapper: Less filling, tastes great

Doug Gorman, Simply XML


Exhibitor’s Reception

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