Monday ~ September 21, 2020

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Track 1

Track 2

Track 3

Technology Test Kitchen

7:30 – 8:30 Breakfast and Morning Registration
8:30 – 9:00 Welcome and Logistics
Dawn Stevens, CIDM Director
9:00 – 10:30 Keynote Presentation
Connecting Enterprise Teams through Content Strategy
pending confirmation
10:30 – 11:00 Break and Book Signing
11:00 – 11:40 Why You Need Content Transformation for a Successful Content Strategy
Val Swisher, Content Rules, Inc.
How DITA is Sold
Nenad Furtula, Bluestream
Brianna Stevens,
Comtech Services, Inc.
Sarah O’Keefe, Scriptorium

Putting Darwin Back Into DITA With an Agile Evolution
Jean-Luc Borie & Frank Shipley, Componize Software
Word to Chatbot in Under an Hour
Chad Dybdahl, Adobe
11:50 – 12:30 From Audit Spreadsheets to DITA-XML Pilot Project
Magda Caloian,
Vestas Wind Systems A/S
Making the Right Business Case for DITA and Getting It Approved
Vlad Khanin, NextGen Healthcare
Frank Miller, Ryffine
Designing Docs for the Next Generation of Intent-based Information Architecture
Vishal Palliyathu, Cisco
Customizing the DITA Editing Experience in Oxygen XML Editor
Radu Coravu, Oxygen XML Editor
12:30 – 2:00 Lunch: ‘Birds of a Feather’ lunch groups
2:00 – 2:40 Who Are You? Developing a Company Voice That is Consistent not Robotic
Jarod Sickler, Jorsek Inc.
The need for, and type of required, business case for DITA and for CCMSes has changed over the years, and where we are now
Toni Mantych, ServiceNow
Next-gen UI for Tech Content
Fabrice Lacroix, Fluid Topics
Content Ryffiner Test Kitchen: Bake quality into your migration to DITA
Micaela Monroe, Ryffine
2:50 – 3:30 DITA Writing and Editing Best Practices
Jean Tennille, NextGen Healthcare
Trade-offs: The Pros and Cons of Moving to a DITA-based Content Architecture
Tracy Baker, Independent
Applying DITA to the Next Generation of Health Information
Scott Farrar, Samar Guleria, & Lee Bryars, EBSCO
Joe Gollner, Gnostyx Research
Two Wrongs Don’t Make A Right: Learn The Value Of Proper Deduplication
Helen St. Denis, Stilo International
3:30 – 4:15 Break / Breakaway Topic #1 – CCMS; facilitated by Comtech 
4:15 – 4:55 Safety and Risk in Technical Content
Bob Thomas & Sam Thomas, Tagsmiths, LLC
Making DITA  Authoring “Easier”
Todd Burdin,
Oberon Technologies


Making DITA Sexy: How to get your migration budget
Rik Page, Bluestream

Setting Up a CICD Environment to Deliver Product Documentation
Joe Zucker, Automation Anywhere
XSL-FO and CSS: Two Paths, One Destination
Celina Huang, Antenna House


Make Your Metadata Great Again
Fabrice Lacroix, Fluid Topics

5:00 – 7:00 CIDM Minigolf / Networking Reception

 

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