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Monday ~ April 23, 2018


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Technology Test Kitchen

7:00 – 8:00 Breakfast and Morning Registration
8:00 – 8:30 Welcome Address
Dawn Stevens, The Center for Information-Development Management
8:30 – 9:30 From Content Creation to Content Curation: Managing the knowledge tsunami
Marc Rosenberg
9:30 – 10:00 Break
10:00 – 10:40 Toward a content array: Moving from workflow to three-dimensional thinking
Sarah O’Keefe, Scriptorium
Content strategy—The ins and outs
Eeshita Grover, Cisco
Structured Authoring: One company’s journey from theory to practice
Julie Harrison & Loren Rutulante, Harris Corporation
Unified Portals: The future home of tech docs
Jim Edmunds & Andrew Douglas, Ingeniux
10:50 – 11:30 Content creation and collaboration: Technical documentation and training
Patrick Waychoff, Hewlett Packard Enterprise
So long, Frank Lloyd Wright (or, How to keep your content from leaking)
Leigh White, IXIASOFT
When perfect is the enemy of good enough—Grassroots efforts to replace your content strategy
Nikoletta Vecsi Harrold, Transamerica
Planning for dynamic delivery to personalize your customer experience
Chip Gettinger, SDL
11:40 – 12:20 DITA is only for documentation? NO!
Carsten Brennecke, SAP SE
Developing empathy for your audience with design thinking
Angela Browne, SAP SuccessFactors
Case Study: A journey to unified content strategy and delivery
Tabitha MacGowan,
Ellucian & Joe Gelb
, Zoomin
Structured Publishing: The journey to a user-centric solution
Diane Antonelli & Lana Javokov, PJM Interconnect

12:20 – 1:50 Lunch: ‘Birds of a Feather’ lunch groups
1:50 – 2:30 From RTFM to RHRN: Product content research findings
Arjen Van den Akker, SDL
Let’s Get Real: Applying the Fundamentals to a New information Portal
Robyn Faulkner-Conley
Top ways to ensure your DITA implementation will fail
Kris Eberlein
Eberlein Consulting
How do rail track workers read safety information in a dark tunnel? Making content mobile
Mark Poston, Congility

2:40 – 3:20 Strange Case of Dr. SME and Mr. Author: What happens when you introduce DITA to non-tech writers
Catherine Long & Richard Perry, Varian
So you think you want to migrate to DITA…
Don Bridges, JANA
Converting to DITA: Being agile enough to do it
Derek Fess, PAREXEL
Jenkins, meet DITA-OT: Improve quality, increase productivity, and facilitate content reviews with continuous integration builds
Shane Taylor, Cengage Learning

3:20 – 3:50 Break
3:50 – 4:30 Acquisitions and Agility: What’s DITA got to do with it?
Tonia Sharp, Polycom
Implementing Controlled Language
Kit Brown, Comgenesis
Transitioning to DITA—A team case study
Priya Kunasekaran, Arm Embedded Technologies
XSLT shells for DITA-OT PDF customizations
Bob Thomas, Tagsmiths, LLC
4:40 – 5:20 The ups and downs of adopting DITA
Tina Gornick & Cameron Winkels,
Life Fitness
The ABCs of plain english with Schematron
Scott Hudson & Darrel Schultz, Jeppesen
The complete guide to cCMS implementation success
Joe Jenkins, Oberon Technologies

5:20 – 7:30 Attendee’s Networking Reception
Held in the Exhibit Hall   (Be sure to have your Passport stamped at this event to win a prize!)


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