October 25, 2019
Highlights from the 2019 Ingeniux User Conference
Highlights from the Ingeniux User Conference 2019

The Ingeniux User Conference, which took place July 24-26, 2019, brought us three days of informative sessions, great networking opportunities, and enlightening keynotes.

Each year, the conference gives us an opportunity to connect with Ingeniux customers in-person, listen to their feedback, and get to know the Ingeniux user community. Looking for the full gallery of conference photos? Look no further!

Let’s take a look back at the 2019 event…

The Opening Address

On Thursday morning Ingeniux President and CEO, Jim Edmunds, welcomed attendees with the Opening Address and Keynote.

In his presentation, Jim touched on the importance of the Ingeniux user community – and the conference for bringing this community together each year.

Jim then went on to provide the Ingeniux Product Roadmap: a “bird’s eye view” of where Ingeniux software and products are heading.

Jim Edmunds Keynote Ingeniux User Conference

For those who missed it, here are some key product release takeaways from the Ingeniux Product Roadmap Keynote:

Ingeniux 10.3 Now Available: The latest release includes over 270 updates, including DAM enhancements, redline editing in Preview, Azure Applications Insights for CMS monitoring, Tableau Web Data Connector for business intelligence and reporting, and new XML element and enhanced XML/DITA features.

Ingeniux Digital Experience Management: The “DX Release” is the next generation of Ingeniux CMS. This release will include user tracking and analytics, content targeting and personalization, A/B testing, content and conversion campaigns, and powerful reporting tools.

Ingeniux InSite Search 2.12: This internal site search product includes side-by-side indexing for highest availability, Azure Application Insights support for performance monitoring.

InSite Search 2.13: Coming Winter 2019!

Ingeniux Cartella 4.1 SP3: Available now, this Cartella release includes full SAML IDP support and SWL Azure support.

Ingeniux Cartella 4.2: Coming 2020, this release includes improved performance and enhanced data models to align with the DX Release, streamlined DSS inclusion via NuGet, and Azure Applications Insights added by default.

Conference Program Highlights

The conference program featured two additional keynotes this year:

Claudio Guglieri, Group Creative Director at Huge, presented How Far Can We Push It? In this presentation, he explored the human abilities that define how we use technology and consume content, highlighting the potential – and limitations – of modern design and user experience.

Claudio Guglieri Keynote Ingeniux User Conference

Scott Hunter, Director Program Management of .NET at Microsoft, returned to the Ingeniux User Conference this year to present on The Future of .NET. In his presentation, he gave us an inside look at what’s happening at Microsoft and the future of .NET.

Scott Hunter Keynote Ingeniux User Conference

Breakout sessions in our Strategy, Development, and Solutions Track covered a wide range of topics, including website accessibility, technical documentation delivery, headless content management, content strategy, SEO, .NET Core, front-end development and much, much more.

Ingeniux User Conference Programming

The Pre-Conference Workshops, which took place Wednesday, September 23rd, were a huge hit this year. We offered two workshops: Finding Site-Wide Success with Ingeniux InSite Search & Create, Code, Deploy: Mastering Your Dev Environment. Both workshops sold out prior to the conference.

We are blown away by the feedback we’ve gotten so far on this year’s conference program and look forward to bringing an even better line up to 2020’s event.

Eat, Drink, Network… and Put-Put

As always, we kicked off the conference with the Opening Reception on Wednesday evening. After check-in, attendees enjoyed drinks, snacks and a fabulous view of the Space Needle from the Pan Pacific Hotel.

Ingeniux User Conference Wine and Giveaways

Our big shindig, the Thursday Night Networking Party, took place this year at Flatstick Pub in South Lake Union. The event was a hit, with delicious Ethan Stowell wood fired pizzas and other snacks available for attendees upon arrival.

Ingeniux User Conference Networking Party

Highlights of the event were the private bar, photobooth, and all-you-can-play Put-Put Golf!

Site of the Year Awards

We ended the conference this year with the Site of the Year Awards, where we recognize excellence in web experience management using Ingeniux products and solutions.

Congratulations to this year’s winners!

  • BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company)
  • Los Rios Community College District
  • Quicken Loans
  • Seattle Center
  • Seattle Public Library
  • Ultimate Software
  • WSECU
  • University of Nevada Reno

Looking Ahead to 2020

The 2020 Ingeniux User Conference will take place July 22-24, 2020.

Reserve your seat for the conference now to lock-in 2019 early bird rates! 2020 rates will be announced in January.  

Posted by Riley Edmunds
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