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Agenda

Sunday, April 18, 2010

6:00-
8:00pm

Welcome Reception

Monday, April 19, 2010

Time

Authoring

Technical

Management

Demo (30 minute slots)

7:00-8:00

Breakfast and Morning Registration

8:00-8:30

Welcome
JoAnn Hackos, Director
The Center for Information-Development Management, Inc.

8:30-9:30

Keynote Panel—State of the Industry
JoAnn Hackos
Comtech Services, Inc.
Gershon Joseph
Cisco Systems, Inc.
John Hunt
IBM Corporation
Jonathan Price
The Communication Circle

9:30-10:00

Break

10:00-11:00

Improving Content Collaboration Using Content Management
Suzanne Mescan
Vasont Systems
Charlotte Robidoux
Hewlett-Packard Company

Translate DITA with XLIFF! But How? CMS? TMS? Tools? Yes!
Bryan Schnabel
Tektronix

Surviving and Thriving with DITA and Content Management: Management tips and lessons learned
Sharon Fingold
VMware, Inc.
Laura Bellamy
VMware, Inc.

DITA for Dummies
Jang Graat
JANG Communication

(Management Track)

11:00-12:00

Collaborative Writing: Changing the culture of a documentation group
Tom Bondur
Actuate Engineering
Nola Hague
Actuate Engineering

The Future of DITA Panel
Joe Gollner
Stilo International
Eliot Kimber
Really Strategies, Inc.

Three Years On: Metrics and ROI and other stories from a mature DITA CMS installation
Keith Schengili-Roberts
AMD, Inc.

11:00-11:30


11:30-12:00

Antenna House


*instinctools

12:00-1:30

Join the Conversation!
Informal Q&A with Comtech’s DITA Specialists

Lunch

1:30-2:30

Implementing Writing Patterns Using DITA
Dana Spradley
Oracle
Ultan Ó Broin
Oracle

DITA for the Web
John Hunt
IBM Corporation

If Only We Had Known: The snares and pitfalls of managing in a DITA environment
Catherine Lyman
NetApp, Inc.
Martha Morgan
NetApp, Inc.

1:30-2:00


2:00-2:30

DocZone by Really Strategies, Inc.


Data Conversion Laboratory, Inc.

2:30-3:00

Break

2:30-3:00

IXIASOFT

3:00-4:00

Where Are They Now?
Elizabeth Fraley
Single-Sourcing Solutions, Inc.

Transitioning Your Team to DITA
Hal Trent
Comtech Services, Inc.
Bill Gearhart
Comtech Services, Inc.

Adventures in CMS Deployment
Seraphim Larsen
Intel Corporation
Michael Pearson
Intel Corporation

3:00-3:30


3:30-4:00

Design Science



Eurofield Information Solutions

4:00-5:00

Customized Documentation through Metadata and Processing Attributes
Deirdre Longo
IBM Corporation
Jenifer Schlotfeldt
IBM Corporation

Advanced Feature-Based Profiling
Gershon Joseph
Cisco Systems, Inc.

DITA, CMS and Translation 25 Years Later (Open Discussion)
Frank Miller
Comtech Services, Inc.
Su-Laine Yeo
JustSystems, Inc.
Chip Gettinger
SDL Structured Content Technologies
Laura Bellamy
VMware, Inc.

4:00-4:30


4:30-5:00

Componize Software



Right Hemisphere

5:00-7:00

Exhibitor Reception

Tuesday, April 20, 2010


Time

Authoring

Technical

Management

Demo (30 minute slots)

7:30-8:30

Breakfast and Morning Announcements

8:30-9:30

What's "Between the Tags" ... Matters!—How Controlled Language Improves a DITA Implementation
Bob Sima
Tedopres International

Using IBM Information Architecture Workbench
Kristen James Eberlein
Eberlein Consulting

Return on Investment of a DITA Learning Specialization—A Case Study
Tim Allen
Oberon Technologies
Scott Youngblom
Oberon Technologies

Implementing DITA in Phases: Out of the frying pan and into the fire?
Briana Wherry
Alfresco Software, Inc.
Janys Kobernick
Alfresco Software, Inc.

(Authoring Track)

9:30-10:00

Break

9:30-10:00

JustSystems XMetaL

10:00-11:00

Planning for the Content Management Technology Diffusion Process
Rebekka Andersen
University of California, Davis

Introduction to CSS3 for Print Design and for DITA
Michael Miller
Antenna House

Dynamic Publishing: The ultimate end-game of DITA deployments
Howard Schwartz
SDL Structured Content Technologies
Chip Gettinger
SDL Structured Content Technologies

10:00-10:30


10:30-11:00

Content Technologies



Vasont Systems

11:00-12:00

Using the Task Analysis for Effective Documentation
Kristina Brinck
ITT Fluid Technology

How Effective Use of Metadata and the Resource Description Framework (RDF) Can Be an Answer to Your DITA Nightmares
Frank Shipley
Componize Software

Real World DITA Learning and Training Samples
Troy Klukewich
Oracle

11:00-11:30


11:30-12:00

TBD



Xopus BV

12:00-1:30

Lunch

1:30-2:30

Strategies for Reuse and Navigation with DITA
Jon Kieffer
Fujitsu Network Communications

Document Repositories and Metadata
Richard Beatch
Earley & Associates

We wanted a CMS. We were given SharePoint: Turning disappointment into opportunity
Joe Gelb
Suite Solutions
John Allwein
Emerson

1:30-2:00


2:00-2:30

Astoria Software



Tedopres International

2:30-3:00

Break

2:30-3:00

SDL

3:00-4:00

Social Networking and the Information Developer: How to get started
Lori Fisher
IBM Corporation

DITA Productivity Killers
Frank Miller
Comtech Services, Inc.

Managing Careers and Motivating Your Team in the Wild World of DITA
Cindy Frakes
Oracle

3:00-3:30

3:30-4:00

PTC



acrolinx

4:00-5:00

Digital Alchemy: Turning unstructured content to gold (or at least something useful)
Don Bridges
Data Conversion Laboratory, Inc.

DITA Meets BPMN: A visual approach to topic definition
France Baril
Architextus



(Management Track)

The DITA Vision and Global Markets: How structured content became an executive initiative at FICO
Carroll Rotkel
FICO
Elizabeth Taylor
FICO

4:00-4:30

4:30-5:00

Stilo International



Quark

5:00-6:30

DITA 1.2 Panel
Don Day
Kristen James Eberlein
Joe Gelb
JoAnn Hackos
Erik Hennum
John Hunt
Gershon Joseph
Eliot Kimber
Frank Miller
Marc Speyer
Hal Trent
Su-Laine Yeo

Wednesday, April 21, 2010


Time

Authoring

Technical

Management

Various
(located in Demo room)

7:30-8:30

Breakfast and Morning Announcements

8:30-9:30

A Global Perspective on Authoring and Terminology
Howard Schwartz
SDL

Taming the herd: Get a handle on content by managing metadata
Erik Hennum
Independent

Reviewing and Approving DITA Content—or—Quality Control at the LEGO Factory
Ole Rom Andersen
Content Technologies

Content Workflow Design: How much is too much?
Amber Swope
Earley & Associates

(Authoring Track)

9:30-10:00

Break

9:30-10:00

Simply XML

10:00-11:00

The Path to Efficient DITA Translation
Elliot Nedas
XTM International

Using MindTouch to Manage Documentation in a Fast-Paced Development Environment
Charles Cantrell
ExactTarget
Amanda Cross
ExactTarget

Introduction to DITA in Japan
Eiji Hayashiguchi
IBM Corporation

10:00 - 10:30
GUI for the DITA OT
Mathew Varghese
Citrix Systems, Inc.

(Technical Track)

10:30 - 11:00
DITA vs Non-Technical Authors: Why and how?
Laurens van den Oever
Xopus BV

(Management Track)

11:00-12:00

Localization: Product Information Without Borders
Cindy Elliott
PTC

Annotations for Collaboration and Quality
Robert Minard
Eurofield Information Solutions

Single Sourcing Sans a CMS
Ben Colborn
Citrix Systems, Inc.
Patrick Quinlan
Citrix Systems, Inc.

Moving to Topic Documentation in Two Parts: Information Architecture & Authoring Environment—A Case Study
Andrea Kuroda Marra
Oracle (formerly Sun Microsystems)
Jenny Redfern
Oracle (formerly Sun Microsystems)
Linda Wiesner
Oracle (formerly Sun Microsystems)
Anathea Lolen
Oracle (formerly Sun Microsystems)

(Management Track)

12:00-1:00

Creating and Leveraging Customer Feedback Relationships
Shawn Benham
IBM Corporation
Janet Ikemiya
IBM Corporation

Authoring in an Agile Environment
Julio Vazquez
SDI Global Solutions

DITA CMS: Ready? Set? Go!
Anna Hartman
Sybase, Inc.

Workshops Offered

1:00-5:00

Making DITA Work
Hal Trent
Comtech Services, Inc.
Frank Miller
Comtech Services, Inc.

Designing a Successful DITA Pilot Project
Kristen James Eberlein
Eberlein Consulting
Amber Swope
Earley & Associates

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