BFMA / DOCUMENT Strategy Forum - Special Events
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Opening Day Keynote Luncheon
Wednesday, May 14 | 1:00pm – 2:30pm
The State of the Document Processing Services Industry in the "Age of the Customer"
The presentation will provide the annual update of where the DPS industry is today and address the "digital disruption" affecting its development. Mobility, enterprise social platforms, big data, and analytics continue to transform the industry as paper and traditional content becomes more balanced with new forms of rapidly growing content types. The presentation will review recent research on customer communications management, support of more complete business processes with emerging "Smart Process Apps", and how the need for Business Agility has become critical.
Featuring Craig Le Clair, Vice President and Principle Analyst, Forrester Research
Connect-IT Conference Opening Day Keynote
Tuesday, May 13 | 10:00am – 10:50am
Featuring Giovanni Piazza, Global Head, Information and Knowledge Management, Johnson & Johnson
This keynote address will walk the audience through the six elements that characterize a winning digital experience: Identity, Awareness, Trust, Access, Design, Value, including insights on what must happen behind the scenes to create a success story. The various elements of a best practice digital experience will be discussed and analyzed, along with the organizational processes that must be put in place and the architectural elements that must be taken into account when building a company digital presence. Digital myths will be explored and debunked, and strategies will be illustrated to achieve the highest meaningful business benefits.
Opening Day Conference Networking Reception
Tuesday, May 13 | 4:00pm – 5:00pm
Great way to cap off and unwind after a great day of learning! Located on the Regency Patio, this causal event begins right after the last session of the day. Enjoy a glass of wine and an assortment of hot and cold hors d'oeuvres.
NOTE: This networking reception is exclusive to conference attendees only.
Carmine's - Back by Popular Demand! Dine and Network at the World-Famous Carmine's Restaurant
Tuesday, May 13 | 6:00pm– 10:00pm
NOTE: There is a separate fee to attend this event of $150. Includes transportation to and from the train station, round-trip train ticket and dinner. If you would like to attend, check the "Carmine's Trip" on the registration page.
Following a great day of educational sessions, participating attendees will be shuttled to the local train station and board a train bound for Grand Central Station. From there, you'll take a short walk through Times Square and the Theatre District to the world-famous Carmine's restaurant. Carmine's serves every meal in the style of an Italian-American wedding feast, featuring extra large portions of home-style antipasto, pastas, seafood and meat entrees served on extra large platters designed for sharing. Carmine's is the perfect place to unwind and casually network with friends and colleagues over great food and wine.
Breakfast Keynote and Networking
Wednesday, May 14 | 8:00am– 9:00am
Perfect way to kick-off your second day of the conference and share and compare notes from day one with friends and colleagures.
Opening Night Networking Reception on the Exhibit Floor
Wednesday, May 14 | 5:00pm– 6:30pm
Open to all. This on-floor reception lets you enjoy some great food and drink without missing the opportunity to network with our great exhibiting partners.
Bite & Biz Luncheon on the Exhibit Floor
Thursday, May 15 | 12:00pm– 1:00pm
Don't worry about missing time away from the exhibit floor to grab lunch, we've got you covered thanks to our friends at DOCUMENT magazine.
Vendor Showcase Sessions
Wednesday, May 14 | 2:45pm– 5:30pm
These special 30-minute educational session will take place just off the Exhibit Floor in our Applications Theatre. Open to everyone, the Vendor Showcase Sessions offer attendees a peak into new product introductions, special industry announcements and other valuable information shared by presenting companies.
Exclusive Analyst Day
Thursday, May 15 | 8:00am– 11:00am and 1:15pm - 2:30pm
The day known as Analyst Day has now become the crown jewel of the DOCUMENT Strategy Forum and Connect-IT Conference. Featuring the "Big 3" research firms, Forrester Research, Gartner and IDC, Analyst Day is designed to expose attendees to the tools and ideas that are driving growth and efficiency within the document industry. Each analyst will share unique insight that will help those charged with customer communication performance on how to take it to the next level.
Access An Analyst Speed Round
Thursday, May 15 | 1:15pm– 2:30pm
The last session of Analyst Day will feature an All-New "Access an Analyst Speed Round" component where attendees are broken into smaller groups and given a chance to meet with each analyst. This unique format will allow for a more intimate Q&A to take place and a chance for attendees to really get to know each of the analysts. Attendees will rotate to a new analyst every 20 minutes.