Tuesday ~ April 16, 2019


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Technology Test Kitchen

7:00 – 8:00 Breakfast and Morning Announcements
8:00 – 8:40 From Challenge Comes Opportunity
Marco Cacciacarro, BlackBerry Ltd
DITA: From “Do I?” to “Done it!”
Bernard Aschwanden, Publishing Smarter & Matthew Cristoforo, MSXI
X, Y, Z and Boomers Too! Managing the Changing Landscape in the Creation and Consumption of Technical Content
Brian Trombley, DCL, Jacqui LaLiberte, Graco, Patricia Burrows, Waters Corporation & Stan Doherty, Oracle
Writing From the Outside In
Amy Bowman, Splunk
8:50 – 9:30 Case Study: Building an End-to-End Digital Publishing System in a Single Bound
Joe Zucker & Kathy Clemens, Automation Anywhere
How We Do DITA in Japan
Tetsuya Sekine, InfoParse, Inc. & Nenad Furtula, Bluestream
But Can I Use It? Getting started with accessibility
Desiree Livermon, Oracle
XSL-FO and CSS: Two Paths, One Destination
Celina Huang, Antenna House
9:30 – 10:00 Break
10:00 – 10:40 Considerations for Planning a Dynamic Content Delivery Portal
Mark Poston, Congility
Restructuring DITA
Radu Coravu, SyncroSoft
Content People Management
Tom Comerford, Supratext
The Art of Possible
Nenad Furtula, Bluestream
End to End Content Supply Chain: CCMS- Project Director- AI Translation
Astoria Software
10:50 – 11:30 Content as a Service: Content when and where you need it. Without the fuss
Divraj Singh & Tulika Garg, Adobe
Managing Complexity: Making effective use of sample DITA doc sets
Stan Doherty, Oracle
Collaborating Around the Globe
Alyda Hultstrand, GE Digital
Tiny Content, Huge Impact: Short descriptions that work
Regina Lynn Preciado, Content Rules, Inc.
Managing a Distributed Content Creation Cycle
Sharon Figueira, IXIASOFT
11:40 – 12:20 Setting a Standard for Intelligent Content
Ulrike Parson & Mark Schubert, parsonAG
So the LwDITA Topics Opened Their Big Mouths and Out Came Talk, Talk, Talk! 
Carlos Evia, Virginia Tech
Combining Teams, Tools, and Workflows after a Corporate Merger
Larry Kunz, Extreme Networks
Everybody INTO the Pool! Creating accessible content and outputs
Leigh White, IXIASOFT
Web Enabling Your Technical Documents
Jim Edmunds, Ingeniux
12:20 – 2:00 Lunch
2:00 – 2:40 Preparing Your Content for Intelligent Machines
Joyce Lam, Precision Content
Working with LwDITA
Alan Houser, Group Wellesley
Structured Writing for Classroom Training and Evaluation: Case study of an ongoing implementation at Énergir
Raymond Bissonnette, Énergir
Automate Style Guide Rules Using a Chatbot
George Bina, SyncroSoft
Content Diversity: Delivering Personalized Multi-Single-Source Content in One Portal
Joe Gelb & Lawrence Orin, Zoomin
2:50 – 3:30 How CCMS and Structured Intelligence Fuels a Chatbot
Tulika Garg, Adobe
Stop, Collaborate, and Listen
Jenifer Schlotfeldt & Sebastian Fuhrer, IBM
Collaborating with SMEs and Structured Authoring
Chip Gettinger, SDL
Farewell to Style Errors Using Schematron and Vale
Scott Hudson, Jeppesen

Publishing DITA content with Adobe InDesign with IdXML
Mark Poston, Congility
3:30 – 4:00 Break
4:00 – 4:40 Hacking Everything – The Dark Side of the Internet of Things
Tim Hahn, IBM
DITA as Interchange Format for Acquisitions and Crowdsourcing
Ben Colborn, Nutanix
UX+UA, the Veracode Way: Benefits of melding user assistance and user experience
Janette Lynch, Veracode
Automating DITA Publication Testing for Agile Delivery
Johanna Bryman, Teradata
Make your Metadata Great Again
Fabrice Lacroix, Fluid Topics 
4:50 – 5:30 Adapting Repair Procedures to Augmented Reality Experiences
Patti Lutsky, PTC
More than DITA: How a small team supports hundreds of writers
Robert Richter & Robert Anderson, IBM
Agile Blueprint for Success: Writing Effective User Stories for Technical Communicators
Mary Dickens, Cengage
Bringing Order to Chaos: Using Schematron and Constraints
Gary White & Gabrielle Scott, NantHealth
Empowering Subject Matter Experts with Easy DITA Authoring
Sara Pawlowic, SDL


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