Opening Keynotes

 

K1. Build Customer Conversations (NOT Impressions): A Keurig Green Mountain Digital Success Story

Tuesday, November 28: 8:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.

If you could live with your customer for a day, what would you learn - what would they learn? What about for two days? A week? Every day of the year? This isn’t a hypothetical scenario for Rachael Schwartz at Keurig Green Mountain. As the company’s VP of Product Management and GM for Keurig’s IoT undertaking Rachael oversees the company’s consumer beta testing of connected coffee makers, yielding over 5 million brews and counting. And what has her team learned? That most of us are looking at smart devices wrong. It’s not about the latest trick of technology - it’s about a two-way conversation that creates a dynamic loop between a company and its customers. Companies focus on data-collection alone when they should focus how that data can continually make the user’s experience that much better and stickier. By sharing beta test data and communications test results, Rachael will demonstrate how companies can deepen relationships with consumers and change habitual behaviors when day-to-day, connected interactions in the home meet dynamic marketing.

Moderator:

, Founder, Bluebill Advisors, Gilbane Conference


Speaker:

, VP, Product Management & General Manager, Keurig Connect, Keurig Green Mountain

 

K2. Let's Get Emotional: Creating Deeper Customer Connections with Emotion AI

Tuesday, November 28: 9:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.

We live in a world full of advanced technology with massive cognitive capabilities. Our interactions with these systems are becoming more relational and conversational, but something is missing: they lack social and emotional skills, making for superficial and ineffective connections. This impacts how humans interact with technology, how we communicate with each other in digital contexts, even how businesses interact with their consumers.  Artificial Emotional Intelligence or Emotion AI bridges this gap. In this talk we will explore how Emotion AI works, where it’s being used today and where we see it going in the future.

Moderator:

, Founder, Bluebill Advisors, Gilbane Conference


Speaker:

, CMO, Affectiva

 

K3. Diamond Sponsor Keynote - Adaptive Content Strategy: How to increase your ROC (Return on Content)

Tuesday, November 28: 9:30 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.

With a dramatic decline in attention spans, the only way to get your message across to your customers is to tailor it to their context and persona. Adaptive content strategy enables you to deliver contextually appropriate messages for different audiences with less content. In this talk, we will explore how structured content can enable an adaptive content strategy for your organization and the benefits you can accrue from it.

Speaker:

, Senior Product Manager, Technical Communications Products, Adobe

 

K4. Disruption - Is enough really enough?

Wednesday, November 29: 8:45 a.m. - 9:15 a.m.

Many companies, including media and publishing companies are embarking on transformation initiatives. But are these really transformational? Are they really disrupting an industry? Are these companies and teams planning for their own possible demise? In this keynote session, Subrata will go over some experiences of how companies are wasting millions in doing last decade’s transformation and developing cold feet when it comes to thinking out of the box and large-scale disruption. He will go through three small case studies within the ecosystem: (a) Ad supported print centric publications driving to become subscription based premium content provider (b) Peer-to-Peer Scientific / Medical journals trying to adjust to a fast pace world and find its disrupter (c) startup disrupting news, networking and business partnerships in traditional hi-touch industry like real estate. He will also showcase his own “30YD” disruption framework that you can use in your next strategy meeting to push these disruption boundaries. Subrata conceived and delivered a huge transformation initiative to turn The Economist around from a traditional print centric business into a thriving digital first subscription business.

Moderator:

, Founder, Bluebill Advisors, Gilbane Conference


Speaker:

, CEO, Disrupt Transformation Services

 

K5. The Rise of AI in Marketing: IDC Shares What Every Marketer Should Know

Wednesday, November 29: 9:15 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.

In 2017, the several dozen AI-enabled marketing applications will explode into the hundreds. And within a few short years, IDC says half of all companies will be using this new generation of computer intelligence. Digital marketers must experiment with this technology and build it into their roadmaps now. Don't be left behind! Cognitive marketing is a competitive imperative for all marketers this year. Join IDC digital marketing expert Gerry Murray to learn how cognitive marketing will be a game-changer for your business. In this session, he will teach you the fundamentals: What the heck is cognitive computing? What are the top 10 applications in marketing? How are content generation and content management applications affected? How should marketers get started?

Moderator:

, Founder, Bluebill Advisors, Gilbane Conference


Speaker:

, Research Director, Customer Experience: Sales and Marketing Tech, IDC

 

Track C: Content, Marketing, and Customer Experience

 

C1. Brand Content Strategies

Tuesday, November 28: 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

“Content strategy” covers a lot of territory, within organizations, and across industries. While every business is unique, cross-pollinization of ideas often leads to some of the most valuable and unpredictable insights. In this session speakers from well-known brands, Starwood and Volvo, share content strategies that have worked for them, and might inspire you in surprising ways.

Moderator:

, Program VP, Content & Digital Media Technologies, IDC


Speakers:

Measuring your translation ROI, Starwood’s model

, Director of Global Product Management, Starwood Hotels & Resorts

Targeting Content for the Right Location

, Director, Digital Marketing, Volvo Construction Equipment

 

C2. From Off-The-Shelf to Personalization - How Should Marketer's Explore Their Data for Programmatic Buying?

Tuesday, November 28: 11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.

Personalization is the challenge that the majority of marketers face in the marketplace today. Everyone has access to the same data and the ad-tech ecosystem is overgrown with platforms that offer no great distinctions. In this panel, you'll learn best practices from experienced marketers on the following topics:

  • Personalization is all the rage, but how should it be practically employed in a marketing operation?
  • With the flood of programmatic options available, how do marketers choose the best path?
  • How can marketers integrate readily available marketplace data with their internal assets?
  • What is the correct blend of internal and external resources to deploy personalized strategies
Moderator:

, Executive Editor, ChiefDigitalOfficer.net and East Coast Catalyst


Speakers:

, Senior Data Scientist, Staples

, Marketing Director, Login VSI

 

C3. Integrating Marketing Technology for Efficiency, Reach, and Engagement

Tuesday, November 28: 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Integration of front and back-end systems and applications is a never-ending effort that can easily overwhelm – focus can help. This session looks at a couple of specific applications and explores the different integration challenges and benefits.

Moderator:

, CEO, Disrupt Transformation Services


Speakers:

Multilingual Content Management – How to optimize workflows with translation integrations

, VP of Product, Acclaro

Driving Deeper Engagement with Effective Lead Nurturing

, Founder & President, INFUSEMedia and inSegment

 

C4. Commerce, Content, and Conversion

Tuesday, November 28: 3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Of all the different functions and systems that need to be integrated to provide a clean consistent customer experience, content management systems and commerce systems are the most obvious. Speakers look at three areas: e-commerce and CMS integration, why content is so critical to e-commerce success, and strategies for optimal conversion.

Moderator:

, Principal Analyst, Digital Clarity Group


Speakers:

E-Commerce and CMS - Happily together?

, Senior Architect, WebCosm Inc.

, Practice Lead - Web Experiences, eCommerce, Search and Portals, Meteora Solutions

Why Content Matters - 7 Ways Content will be Crucial for e-Commerce

, CEO, CoreMedia

12 Steps to Increase Your E-commerce Conversion Rate

, CEO and Founder, Invesp

 

C5. Customer Experience, Data, Personalization, and Brand Marketing

Wednesday, November 29: 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Marketers have a lot to figure out these days. They need to navigate between decisions about how much to focus on personalization versus brand marketing, determine what data they need for each, and how it will be acquired, analyzed, and utilized, and decide which marketing technology components they need to choreograph to support their goals. And all the while they need to ensure they will be improving the customer experience. This session includes two presentations looking at the role of data in overall marketing strategy and customer experience.

Moderator:

, Partner, VP-Client Services, MaassMedia


Speakers:

The Marketer's Dilemma: Data Activation

, SVP, Product Management, Marketing & Technical Solutions, DataXu

Supporting Today's Connected Consumer with the End-to-End Customer Journey

, President, Kitewheel

 

C6. Website Design Considerations

Wednesday, November 29: 11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.

Site design is a continuous process with occasional major redesigns. This session includes a presentation focused on a structured process for analyzing your digital presence, creating a plan that includes clear objectives matching marketing and business goals, and procedures for ongoing measurement. The second presentation addresses user experience considerations necessary for accessibility, and to ensure you’re reaching your full growth potential.

Moderator:

, Executive Editor, ChiefDigitalOfficer.net and East Coast Catalyst


Speakers:

How to get the most out of a site redesign – A digital analyst’s perspective

, Partner, VP-Client Services, MaassMedia

Opportunities rather than burdens: How to ensure millions of customers can engage with your content

, Senior Consultant, User Experience Center, Bentley University

 

C7. Customer Experience – Beyond the Obvious

Wednesday, November 29: 1:45 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.

A recurring theme at our event is that a great, or even acceptable, customer experience requires new ways of working with, or learning from, functions outside the marketing organization. This session looks at two of them.

Moderator:

, Executive Editor, ChiefDigitalOfficer.net and East Coast Catalyst


Speakers:

Breaking Down Silos: Combining Marketing and Technical Content to Deliver a Consistent Customer Experience

, Solutions Consulting Manager, Adobe

Tools and Techniques to Implement Agile Marketing Methodology

, Chief Marketing Officer, SmartBear

 

C8. Exploring the New Frontiers of Language and AI

Wednesday, November 29: 3:15 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.

Seasoned localization and translation managers and practitioners might be wondering why all the buzz about machine learning and AI. Machine translation, now a staple technology for multilingual communication, was one of the first applications to marry big data with computers that can learn. With exponentially greater funding and development being poured into AI and related technologies, real and potential advancements for language applications can be breathtaking and mind-boggling. The moderators start the session with a brief overview of the AI landscape for language. Then they lead a lively panel discussion on key questions that are top-of-mind for language leaders:

  • What’s the new frontier for AI-based language applications?
  • What innovations are possible with AI-based language technologies?
  • What should the investment plan be?

Participants will gain a realistic view of innovations that can play a value-add role in their multilingual content strategies, plans, and deployments.

Moderators:

, Chief Research Officer, Common Sense Advisory, Inc.


, Vice President Client Services, Digital Clarity Group


Speakers:

, Globalization Technology Manager, Dell EMC

, Director Of Globalization and Localization, The Nielsen Company

, Sr. Manager, Information Experience, VMware, Inc.

 

Track W: Content, Collaboration, and Digital Workplace Experience

 

W1. Knowledge Sharing and Collaboration at Scale

Tuesday, November 28: 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Large-scale knowledge sharing and collaboration projects are typically complex beasts involving multiple technology, process, data, and channel integrations across disparate organizations. These two case studies shed light on some ways to approach a range of challenges. 

Moderator:

, Partner, VP-Client Services, MaassMedia


Speakers:

Actionable Knowledge and Data-driven Decisions

, Department Head, Enterprise Computing, Information & Security, MITRE Corporation

, Assoc Director, Knowledge, Information & Collaboration Solutions, MITRE Corp.

 

W2. Making your Intranet Great Again

Tuesday, November 28: 11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.

As critical as intranets are for medium to large organizations, many implementations are stale and suffer from incomplete adoption. Speakers in this session will look at what you should expect from a modern intranet – whether enhancing an existing, or planning for a new, corporate intranet.

Moderator:

, Vice President, Consulting, Digital Clarity Group


Speakers:

Intelligent Intranets and SharePoint - Demystifying SharePoint's Future and your options

, CTO, BA Insight, USA

Intelligent Content Management at Pearson Education

, CEO, Content Raven

 

W3. New Approaches to Enterprise Collaboration

Tuesday, November 28: 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Enterprise collaboration, at least as a goal, is not new, and in spite of a renewed interest and a growing number solutions offered, is still a challenge. In this session you’ll hear from two young companies with fresh ideas on how to make true enterprise collaboration achievable.

Moderator:

, Partner, VP-Client Services, MaassMedia


Speakers:

More is Less: How Competing Collaboration Ecosystems Hurt Your Bottom Line

, Co-founder, Qipo

, Co-founder, Qipo

Moving Beyond Team Sharing to Enterprise Collaboration

, Co-Founder, Semlr

 

W4. Building an Exceptional Digital Experience with High Quality Content and Efficient Collaboration

Tuesday, November 28: 3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Creating a superior and sustainable digital experience for internal and external customers isn’t possible without a lot of attention paid to the underlying content creation and collaborative processes that span multiple departments. This session looks at the challenges and how to overcome them.

Moderator:

, Executive Editor, ChiefDigitalOfficer.net and East Coast Catalyst


Speakers:

Digital Standards for complex multi-site, multi-language and multi-channel digital presences.

, Digital Policy Advisor, NativeTrust Consulting LLC

, Digital Governance Lead, Digital Strategy Section, DOC, UNICEF

Writing Together, Thinking Together: Power of True Collaboration

, Senior Product Manager, Technical Communications Products, Adobe

 

Track T: Technologies for Content, Marketing, and Digital Experience

 

T1. Multi-channel Content Architectures for B2B and B2C

Tuesday, November 28: 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

COPE (Create Once Publish Everywhere) has been a goal of organizations since the dawn of digital content delivery. It has never been easy to achieve, even in cases where there were only two delivery channels. With today’s need to keep up with the constant growth, and changes in relative importance, of different channels, the return on effort can be greater than ever. This session includes current examples both B2B and B2C organizations can learn from.

Moderator:

, General Manager, EidosMedia


Speakers:

COPE Publishing at the LDS Church

, Portfolio Director, LDS Church

, Software Development Engineer, LDS Church

Content Transformation: Building a Digital Experience that Supports your Customers' Journey

, Director of Information Development, Converged Platforms and Solutions, Dell EMC

, CEO, Zoomin Software

 

T2. Web & Mobile Development Strategy Update

Tuesday, November 28: 11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.

Little is written these days about dramatic either/or decisions around native app versus mobile web app development, and with good reason. There was never a good argument that one would always be the right choice, and the difference in capabilities has narrowed considerably. But there are still many decisions to make about which components of each to use when. This session provides up-to-date information, use cases, and comparisons of web standards. You don’t need to be a developer to learn from this session – any marketers or managers involved in web projects or strategies will benefit.

Moderator:

, Director of Technology, The MIT Press


Speakers:

Design Pattern Libraries and CMS go together like peas and carrots

, Technical Director, ICF Olson

Have Web Standards on Mobile Caught Up to Phonegap in 2017?

, Developer Evangelist, IBM

 

T3. AR, VR, AI, and Cognitive Computing for Marketing and Content Applications

Tuesday, November 28: 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

There is no doubt that all of these technologies will have a huge effect on digital experiences across all industries going forward. But their emergence is recent enough that understanding how they each differ and how the terms are actually used, what they can do today, where they fit in various stacks, how soon they will be a competitive necessity in your market, and how one or more of them might provide you with a disruptive advantage is vital. In any case, you need to be thinking about them now.

Moderator:

, Principal Analyst, Digital Clarity Group


Speakers:

Trends and Directions in Cognitive Computing and Marketing

, Director of Product Strategy and Offering Management, Watson Marketing, IBM

Redefining Experience using Immersive Technologies

, Engineering Manager, Adobe

 

T4. Software Selection: Conversational Apps, MarTech Suites, Content Marketing

Tuesday, November 28: 3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

It is just sooo easy to go wrong when choosing new technology – risk management of the scariest kind for both business and technical decision makers. Each of our three experts in this session focus on unique considerations for a different segment of solutions. They’ll help you reduce your risk and stress level.

Moderator:

, Director of Technology, The MIT Press


Speakers:

Want to build Conversational or Invisible Apps? Listen to Arthur Ashe before you buy any new software or services

, Group Director, Technology, VML

Battle of the Giants: Evaluating the Major MarTech Suites

, Founder, The Real Story Group

Choose the Right Content Marketing System

, Author, Founder & CMO, The Marketing Advisory Network

 

T5. Headless? De-coupled? Hybrid? Why? How?

Wednesday, November 29: 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Headless or de-coupled CMSs are more important than ever in today’s many-channel world. But all organizations have unique requirements and existing web and enterprise content management systems and workflows in place. This makes incorporating headless functionality complicated, to say the least. Business and customer experience requirements, technical difficulty, and costs, all need to be balanced. This session looks at the issues and includes an enlightening case study on a “mixed mode” approach presented by Capital One.

Moderator:

, Vice President, Consulting, Digital Clarity Group


Speakers:

Adding a "Head" to Headless CMS

, Senior Product Manager, Digital Enterprise Content, Capital One Financial Services

The Emergence of Headless Digital Experience Platforms How the application of “design once/distribute anywhere” technology enables omnichannel customer engagement

, Founder & CEO, Kentico Software

 

T6. Content That Keeps on Giving

Wednesday, November 29: 11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.

The most valuable content can be expensive to create and organize but has a long life-cycle of return if properly maintained. Part of the required maintenance is ensuring it remains easy to find and takes advantage of new methods and technologies for accessing more topical and relevant content. The two presentations in this session will explain how you can protect, enhance, and ensure your content keeps on giving.

Moderator:

, CEO, Disrupt Transformation Services


Speakers:

Topic Curation: Manual vs. Automated

, CEO, Infoloom Inc.

How to Rototill Metadata to Lift the Visibility of Content

, President & CEO, Data Conversion Laboratory

 

T7. Integrating Multilingual Content into Operations and Growth

Wednesday, November 29: 1:45 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.

As global content becomes more mainstream there is increasing pressure for broader and more efficient integration with corporate functions and strategies. Both presentations in this session address some ways to accomplish this: one focused on the multilingual content supply chain and API integration, and one focused on deeper integration with marketing and growth strategies.

Moderator:

, Vice President Client Services, Digital Clarity Group


Speakers:

Workflow Automation in Multilingual Content Delivery: A Collaborative Initiative for Standardized Translation APIs

, Executive Director, Globalization and Localization Association

, Technology Program Manager, Moravia

Translation Strategy is a Growth Strategy: The Smart Approach to Global Content

, Vice President Marketing, Marketing, Smartling

 

T8. DAM for All - Publishing and Corporate

Wednesday, November 29: 3:15 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.

This Digital Asset Management session could just as easily have fit into our publishing and media track where we have usually covered the topic. We’ve included it the technical track because these days most businesses need to manage ever-increasing volumes and types of media in more sophisticated ways. Our presentations will be helpful to anyone managing a large number of media assets.

Moderator:

, Vice President, Consulting, Digital Clarity Group


Speakers:

How do you Manage 3.5 Million Global Corporate Assets?

, CEO, assetSERV

Beyond marketing: everyone owns your brand

, President, Bynder

Operational Excellence: Get Your Digital House in Order

, Managing Director, WoodWing

Reception

 

Reception & Technology Demonstrations in the Showcase

Tuesday, November 28: 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

 

Track P: Reimagining Digital Strategies for Publishing and Media

 

P1. Digital Content Strategies for Now and the Future

Wednesday, November 29: 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Two critical components of digital transformation are a future-ready multichannel content management infrastructure, and the ability to track, measure, and predict the impact of published content across channels. The presentations are relevant to publishers, marketers, and all digital strategists.

Moderator:

, Director of Technology, The MIT Press


Speakers:

An inside look at the digital transformation of a world-leading Financial Services firm

, Senior Vice President, Research, Content and Publishing Technology Owner, Moody's Investors Service

Predictive Analytics for Social Momentum

, President, Quoin

 

P2. News Engagement & Consumption

Wednesday, November 29: 11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.

While a few large news organizations have succeeded in growing their digital subscription revenue despite the commodification of the most popular news items freely available, continued growth requires deeper engagement with readers. Just being more trustworthy is unfortunately not enough. In this session you’ll hear about an effort at The Guardian’s US Mobile Innovation Lab to test new ways to engage mobile news consumers, followed by a presentation on research on content consumption habits and trends.

Moderator:

, Director of Technology, The MIT Press


Speakers:

Measuring Success at the Edge of Digital Communication at The Guardian

, Senior Analytics Consultant, MaassMedia

Content Consumption and Digital Subscription Trends in the Era of Fake News

, SVP Marketing, Newscycle Solutions

 

P3. Approaches to Linked Open Data & Named Entity Recognition

Wednesday, November 29: 1:45 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.

In this session publishing technology experts describe two advanced technologies relevant to all industries. You’ll learn what Linked Open Data can do for you, as well as a new method for Named Entity Recognition that promises dramatic improvements.

Moderator:

, Director of Technology, The MIT Press


Speakers:

Named Entity Tagging Improvements via Ensemble Methods

, Chief Scientist, NewsEdge / Acquire Media

, Senior Scientist, Natural Language Processing, Acquire Media

 

Post-Conference Workshops

 

WS1: Mapping Customer Journeys and Managing Content: How To Align Practices for Great Customer Experience

Thursday, November 30: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Journey-driven engagement and content management go hand-in-hand. Once you understand the journey that your customer wants to take, you need to deliver the content that will advance him or her along the path. Many organizations are investing in developing journey maps - but they have yet to connect their maps to their content in ways that enable those journeys to be really effective and satisfying for customers, yet manageable and efficient for marketers and content managers.

Instructor Cathy McKnight leads this practical workshop that will show you how to overlay your journey maps onto your content management infrastructure and evolve your CMS as a true hub of engagement. Cathy starts the workshop with a brief journey mapping exercise, using a scenario developed in real time by attendees. After a brief review of the technology landscape for experience management solutions, attendees will learn the how to leverage their CMS and other marketing technology solutions to support the customer on his or her journey.

As a result of attending this workshop, you will understand the basics of the customer journey mapping process, and you'll be in a position to speak knowledgeably with colleagues, managers, technology partners, and service providers about your organization's infrastructure requirements for executing journey mapping strategies and tactics.

Speaker:

, Vice President, Consulting, Digital Clarity Group

 

WS2: An Anatomy of a Digital Marketing Audit [Cancelled]

Thursday, November 30: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Digital now accounts for more than half of many corporate marketing budgets, and was virtually non-existent a decade ago. To accommodate this growth, digital marketing operations grew rapidly and without much planning. As a result, many marketing groups run inefficiently today. In this workshop, attendees will learn how to identify problem areas, where inefficiencies are most common, and what to do about it.

Speaker:

, Executive Editor, ChiefDigitalOfficer.net and East Coast Catalyst

 

WS3: The Right Way to Select Digital Technology

Thursday, November 30: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Enterprises around the world are deepening and diversifying their digital "stacks." If you are a customer engagement or digital workplace leader, 2018 may well find you looking to implement new tools or refresh dated platforms. Fortunately, you face a wide and growing array of vendors willing to address your problems. But which ones offer the best fit for your particular circumstances?

This fast-paced workshop led by Real Story Group founder Tony Byrne will explain the broad intersecting marketplaces for digital solutions. Tony will sort out the key players and business models, and offer you a roadmap for deciding which types of technologies and vendors provide the best long-term fit for your needs. Each participant will receive a free copy of Tony's new book, "The Right Way to Select Technology: Get the Real Story on Finding the Best Fit" (Rosenfeld Media).

The workshop will answer several key questions:

  • How can you quickly distinguish among the 150 major toolsets across these marketplaces?
  • What are the critical, can't-ignore architectural distinctions you need to make?
  • How are these marketplaces likely to evolve in the coming years, and how can you best align your firm to take advantage of future innovation?
  • How does WCM intersect with DAM, Marketing Automation, and Social technologies?
  • How can you insure that your selection process meets your original business objectives?
  • Which should you pick first: Agency, Integrator, Vendor, or...?
  • What are some major pitfalls others have made that you can readily avoid?
  • What is a more practical and modern approach to traditional "waterfall" methods of selecting technology?

Bring your own strategic technology conundrum to this workshop, and come away with some practical advice for moving forward in a positive direction.

Speaker:

, Founder, The Real Story Group

 

WS4: Making the Most of Digital Globalization to Deliver the Best Experiences Globally

Thursday, November 30: 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

You know there is no great local experience without global excellence. However you may wonder where to start and where to go in order to do the right thing at the right time for the right people around the world. If you have doubts, issues or questions about the international expansion of your content or products this session is made for you. Whether you are in a globalizing startup or in a well-established multinational the fastest and safest way to be digitally attractive and competitive is to embrace diversity, automation and customer centricity upfront. You also need to translate these directions in your digital transformation plans and your acceleration efforts. Customers want to be understood, considered and delighted both individually and collectively. They require digital experiences reflecting who they are, what they do and where they want your business. They are in control and their power is borderless as they can switch to your competitors in one click or with one word if you do not speak to them linguistically, culturally and functionally. Therefore it is crucial to deliver digital experiences to make Global go together well with Growth. Join this session to take the fast track to unleash globalization value and build assets with:

  • A robust framework to execute digital globalization end to end, maximize local resonance and create value along the way
  • Globalization do's and don'ts to incorporate your objectives in an actionable roadmap
  • A digital content and experience value chain leveraging internationalization, translation, localization and customer experiences globally
  • Recommendations to position or elevate digital globalization in your organization, keep it sustainable and use the appropriate resources internally and externally
  • Technology enablers empowering you to manage a multilingual and multicultural content supply chain boosting digital experiences across geographies
  • Performance indicators to capture and measure content effectiveness globally
  • Practices to put digital globalization in action in an agile and lean fashion
Speaker:

, Director Of Globalization and Localization, The Nielsen Company

 

WS5: Designing Taxonomies and Metadata for Content Management

Thursday, November 30: 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

A content management system (including WCM, ECM, and DAM systems) supports the categorizing or classification of content through the use of taxonomies or metadata, which can greatly enhance the ease of content retrieval. But simply importing an off-the-shelf taxonomy or metadata schema is not sufficient. Taxonomies and metadata need to be designed to best represent the unique content set and the particular users.

The workshop will begin with an introduction on basic principles and best practices in taxonomy design for hierarchical and faceted taxonomies, including term wording, hierarchical relationship rules, and the creation of synonyms/alternate labels, using real life examples. The workshop will then also cover these issues:

  • Building vs. buying a taxonomy
  • Engaging stakeholders
  • Developing taxonomy vs. metadata
  • Representing categories as folders vs. as tags
  • Designing shared vs. separate metadata for different purposes
  • Testing the taxonomy
  • Developing tagging policies and governance plans

A recent blog post by the instructor introduces some of these issues:http://accidental-taxonomist.blogspot.com/2016/05/taxonomy-design-for-content-management.html

Speaker:

, Senior Vocabulary Editor, Gale/Cengage Learning

 

WS6: Did You Say: “Lift and Shift?!” – A Survival Guide to Content Migration

Thursday, November 30: 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

It all starts with progress. A new CMS platform that can do so much more - think reusable content, modular page designs, dynamic display, and personalization - in short, the answer to your content management woes. All that's left to do is to migrate all your content off the old platform and onto the new. Easy, right? As anyone who has ever gone through this process can attest, nope, not easy, not even a bit!

Join Lindy as she walks through the 4 steps you should go through to ensure your migration goes as smoothly as possible:

  1. Identify and Measure
  2. Rationalize
  3. Map
  4. Migrate

She'll spare you the house moving analogies and get into some real-life examples of content migration - the good the bad and the ugly. As part of the workshop, Lindy will also guide you through a hands-on content mapping exercise that has been used to streamline migrations for organizations large and small, B2B, B2C and non-profit.

Speaker:

, Partner, Chief Strategy Officer, Deft Digital