November 7, 2017
The Recap: 2017 Ingeniux User Conference

Another Ingeniux User Conference has come and gone. This year's event was a huge success thanks to the fantastic guest and Ingeniux speakers who contributed to the program, the hard-working workshop leaders, and of course our wonderful customer attendees. 

Thank you to everyone who came out to Seattle to learn, network, and brainstorm the future of web experience management with us. 

Whether you missed the event, or want to take a moment to look back, here’s our recap of the 2017 Ingeniux User Conference.

Jim Edmunds, CEO and Founder of Ingeniux, Sets the Tone for the Conference

On Wednesday morning, Jim Edmunds, Founder, CEO, and President of Ingeniux, set the tone for the conference with the annual Opening Address.

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In his address, Jim presented the Ingeniux product roadmap, including the latest developments in Ingeniux CMS Version 10. This included an in-depth timeline of what’s been done so far with the product and what’s to come in Version 11. CMS Version 11 will be the digital marketing release of the software, and will include marketing tracking and analytics features out of the box. 

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Jim ended his address by presenting a few of the core areas of focus for Ingeniux in charting the course of digital content management, including:

  • Content-first approach to web experience management
  • Structured content distribution model
  • Search and content optimization  
  • Unified user experience
  • Content-as-a-Service 

Ingeniux CMS Version 10 is currently in beta. If you would like to join the beta program, please email cmsbeta@ingeniux.com.  

Keynotes Bring Knowledge and Depth to the Program

Rebekah Cancino: Content Strategy and UX Lead at Onward

Rebekah Cancino blew the crowd away with her keynote presentation on Thursday morning. In her talk, Rebekah explored ways to bridge the gap between SEO, content strategy, and user experience and illuminated the audience to practical approaches teams can use to deliver relevant digital experiences when and where it matters most. 

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Cruce Saunders: Founder, Principal & Content Engineer at [A]

In his lunch session keynote, Cruce Saunders gave a fascinating presentation on using a Master Content Model (MCM) to establish a unified expression of content types, structures, and relationships that form the basis for all multi-channel, multi-modal content authoring activities, management services, and multi-channel publishing events.

Scott Hunter: Partner, Director & Program Manager of .NET at Microsoft

Scott Hunter returned for another keynote presentation at this year’s conference. As always, he impressed the crowd with demonstrations of the latest in ASP.NET development at Microsoft.  

The Conference: Programming that Focuses on What’s Next in Content Management

Breakout sessions were led by a combination of Ingeniux staff and guest experts. Courses were divided into three tracks: The Strategy Track, the Development Track, and the Solutions Track. The program brought in someting for everyone - whether you were in marketing, development, administration, or management. 

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On Wednesday afternoon we hosted three unique lab workshops for attendees on the topics of search, analytics, and developing for page builder.

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Attendees can download conference presentation slides on the Conference Community Website.

The Parties: Time to Let Loose, Network, and Win Prizes!

This year, we hosted three fun and lively networking events: The Opening Reception, the Networking Party, and the Ingeniux Happy Hour. 

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Each of these events brought an element of fun to the conference and allowed guests to mingle and discuss topics that were important to them, like the future of web experience management and content strategy. 

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Prior to the Ingeniux Happy Hour on Thursday afternoon, we announced the winners of the 2017 Site of the Year Awards. 

Congratulations to our 2017 Ingeniux Site of the Year Award winners:

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Take a look at photos from the conference << HERE >>

Thank you to everyone who attended the conference this year!

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If you were in attendance at this year’s conference, please take a moment to provide feedback using the link below.

>> Take the Conference Attendee Survey!

See you next year!

Posted by Riley Edmunds
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