Making DITA Sexy: How to get your migration budget

Persistently seen as a drain on resources rather than a centre of excellence, this talk will focus on the most effective way for the Technical Communicators to change board perception and ensure project backing. Looking outside the traditional and failed arguments and giving insights to a whole new approach.

What can the audience expect to learn?

This talk will hopefully open the eyes of the attendees and get them thinking in a different direction when it comes to building the business case for DITA. It will make them think about how they are seen and seek to show them a new approach to funding.

Meet the presenter

Rik is Sales and Marketing Director at Bluestream Software and has been working with both component content and document management solutions since 2001. During this time, he has worked with custom DTDs and Schemas, S1000D, iSpec2200 and since 2005 DITA.

His practical experience ranges from data capture/content creation through to dynamic multichannel delivery, achieved in a wide range of industries including banking and finance, manufacturing, central government and education. A keen advocate of technology and innovation Rik has taken part in multiple consultancy projects and helped formulate solutions all over the world.

Away from the office Rik is a Scout Leader working with young people and helping them to develop new skills whilst having fun.

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