Get powerful manufacturing insights from influential experts. Connect with thought leaders and colleagues to get the most up-to-date knowledge on strategies and techniques to accelerate production cycles while increasing efficiencies and improving profitability.
In this webinar, we dive deeper into analytics and talk about the advantages of data exploration and predictive modeling. We’ll also show attendees how to fine-tune the accuracy and precision of those analytic models so you can make critical decisions with confidence.
If you’re like most organizations today, you’ve invested in content for marketing, sales, support, product strategy, and a host of other reasons. You’ve developed ways to more efficiently and effectively create, manage, and deliver content. Despite these significant investments, you—and your stakeholders—are likely still asking the question, “Does our content work?”
While that sounds like a simple question, getting answers can be challenging, to say the least. But, it doesn’t have to be. Not if you start with a strategy and the right tools for the job.
Join me, Scott Abel, The Content Wrangler, and my special guest, content scientist Colleen Jones, for a presentation about measuring content performance. Jones (and her crew at Content Science) have spent the last few years working with large, global brands to identify what makes content effective—and how to measure it. The result is ContentWrx—a robust performance measurement tool designed to help your organization make content decisions that improve or accelerate return on investment.
Attend this free, one-hour webinar, and you'll learn how to track the six dimensions of content effectiveness and make informed business decisions based on data. You’ll discover the four elements of the ContentWrx system, and you’ll find out how easy it can be to collect, analyze and act upon behavioral and perception data. You’ll also learn how ContentWrx can help you close the gap between your data and user feedback.
As a bonus, Jones will share the top 3 insights from an analysis of data from more than 100,000 content users.
With the release of ANSYS version 18 earlier this year, engineers were introduced to a variety of new and innovative enhancements that help improve the quality of their meshing, and speed up the simulation process.
Join PADT's Simulation Support Manager Ted Harris, for an in depth look at new mechanical meshing capabilities made available in ANSYS 18.0, 18.1 and 18.2!
Making content teams work together is a struggle. On the one hand, creating engaging and sharable content requires a diverse team of professionals—from copywriters, editors, and subject matter experts to content engineers, user experience designers, and content marketers. On the other hand, we are pitting people who need data and a benchmark to make decisions against those that plan and execute without that information. Some look for short-cuts to formal processes, while others desire and follow complex workflows and plans. Some are visionary while others are only worried about the here and now.
Join me, Scott Abel, The Content Wrangler, and my special guest, Andrew Lawless, for a free, one-hour webinar focused on helping content teams collaborate better regardless of their differences. You'll learn about a methodology that has been successfully used to coach hundreds of thousands of employees—from Fortune 500 companies to smaller family-owned businesses. You leave with a fresh understanding of human behavior, and you'll learn the real reasons people act the way they do. You'll learn how to ease conflict, strain, and tension in team relationships and you discover how to provide information to people in a way that they can best absorb it.
While traditional challenges of cost, quality and schedule in aerospace program management (PM) keep increasing, the newer challenges are becoming more complex. Research instituted by TCS and conducted by CIMdata portrays several complexities and challenges faced by companies globally in meeting Program deadlines. There is a need of paradigm shift in the way Program, Processes and Profitability are managed. There are several opportunities which are rapidly gaining embracing Digital possibilities to leap frog with future ready solutions.
Join us for a webinar, where thought leaders from CIMdata and TCS define the Art of Possible for advanced program and configuration management, to address the new challenges and leverage them to create new competitive and business opportunities.
Join us for a webinar, where thought leaders from CIMdata and TCS reveal the research findings, define the Art of Possible for advanced program and configuration management, to address the new challenges and leverage them to create new competitive and business opportunities on October 12, 2017 7 AM PT
In this webinar you will learn:
1. The key to managing advanced aerospace programs
2. TCS' aerospace and defense capabilities
3. The art of possibility and experience sharing to solve complex problems
As a technical communication professional, you know your work is valuable. But what if you're called upon to define, defend, and promote that value? Is it enough to say that good technical content reduces customer support costs? No, it’s not.
Join me, Scott Abel, The Content Wrangler, and technical communication management experts, Barry Saiff, CEO of Saiff Solutions, and Dave Wilks, Senior Technical Writer at Cloud Elements, for a free one-hour webinar to explore what it takes to communicate value to upper management effectively.
You’ll discover how adopting an “intrapreneurial" mindset can help you sell the value of innovative ideas, new approaches, and improvements in technology. And, you’ll leave equipped with practical actions you can take to convince “bottom-line” focused management that spending money on technical documentation can help them achieve their business goals.
Companies around the world have adopted the Demand Driven MRP (DDMRP) methodology and experienced substantial improvements in customer service, reduced lead times and lower inventories. Introduced to the market in 2011, the DDMRP methodology is experiencing rapid adoption around the globe as companies from a wide range of segments are finding it unlocks substantial improvements in their Supply Chain Performance.
In this followup webinar hosted by Tata Consultancy Services(TCS), together with Demand Driven Technologies you will learn
1. Core concepts of DDMRP
2. A short demonstration of Replenishment+, the world's leading DDMRP compliant software solution
To view the part 1 of the series follow the link below:
We think of content as documents: articles, books, presentations, videos. However, readers focus not on the documents but on the answers that they may contain — the answers to questions such as "what is this for," "how do I," "why should I," and even "what is all the information on this particular subject." The tools of structured content let us sequence, chunk, and reuse information in a customer-friendly way. Yet, often a single chunk of information is not the whole answer — that answer lies in the meaningful connections between various pieces of content.
Join me, Scott Abel, The Content Wrangler, and my guests, Joe Pairman of Mekon, and Andreas Blumauer, managing partner of the Semantic Web Company for this free webinar. Joe and Andreas will guide you on a journey that will show you how taxonomy helps us build meaningful connections so that readers can understand the big picture. They will talk about doing a better job of surfacing information for search engines—from Google to our own intranets. Ultimately, when granular chunks of content are networked with taxonomy tags as a knowledge graph, the system can answer questions that no-one has imagined yet — the myriad of messy, complex queries that arise in real-life knowledge-seeking.
• Benefits and principles of granular structured content, and how to prepare your own content for this new architecture.
• Best practices for linking structured content to standards-based taxonomies and pitfalls to avoid
• The underlying semantic architecture to build a truly mature and scalable approach to linking content and data
ABOUT THE PRESENTERS
Joe Pairman is Lead Consultant at Mekon Ltd., helping clients from healthcare to software realize the full potential of structured content and innovative information delivery with taxonomy. Andreas Blumauer is managing partner of the Semantic Web Company and is experienced with large-scale semantic technology projects in various industry sectors.
The aerospace industry’s adoption of additive manufacturing is growing and predicted to revolutionize the manufacturing process. However, to meet stringent FAA and EASA requirements, AM-developed aerospace products must be certified that they can achieve the robust performance levels provided by traditional manufacturing methods. Current certification processes are complex and variable, and thus obstruct AM adoption in aerospace.
Join PADT's 3D Printing General Manager, Norman Stucker for a live webinar that will introduce you to the new Stratasys aerospace package that removes the complexity from FAA and EASA certification, helping aerospace organizations to get more parts certified for flight quicker and easier.
With the new generation of Dell EMC Isilon storage, the #1 scale-out NAS platform in the industry, OEM customers will be able to support new, more demanding file applications and workloads; easily keep pace with rapidly growing storage requirements; manage and protect massively large data sets with ease; and gain new levels of efficiency to dramatically cut costs.
KEY TOPICS FOR DISCUSSION:
oDell EMC’s next generation of Isilon Scale out NAS Platforms
oScale out NAS architecture from the Edge to the core to the cloud
oKey industry trends and solution use cases
oIntegrated multi-protocol access and optimised for in place analytics
You bought the content management system, you migrated your content into it, and you might even have implemented DITA. So why is your content management such a mess? Content management projects have a way of sprawling into content un-management, especially if your organization started with a system but did not have a strategy.
There are several areas in which content management can become content “manglement.” The good news is, you’re already thinking in terms of managing your content, and chances are you can get things back on track.
Join me, Scott Abel, The Content Wrangler, for this free, one-hour webinar along with my special guest, Regina Preciado, a content strategy consultant who helps companies transform how they organize, manage, and leverage content. Regina will take a look at what went wrong—and help you come away with a plan for diagnosing your specific content management issues, and how to start treatment. Regina will talk about where things are most likely to get messy; how to figure out what’s really gone wrong—it’s (probably) not “everything,” and the steps you can take immediately to diagnose—and start treating—your specific content situation.
Before a pilot is given the keys to fly a passenger jet they spend many hours in a simulator preparing to avoid dire consequences. Troubleshooters in all walks of life prepare for real-life calamities by studying theory and working through case studies none of which replicate the pressure cooker they find themselves in when things have gone pear shaped.
Kepner-Tregoe will be demonstrating a method that has answered our clients needs to hone troubleshooting skills in a safe to fail environment. One that simulates the pressure cooker of a real-live challenge complete with consequences and rewards for actions taken.
•Prevent trial-and-error by narrowing down possible causes BEFORE taking action
•Use only the critical pieces of the troubleshooting process appropriate to the situation
•Learn to solve problems under pressure and restore operations safely and quickly
•Cloud-based simulation that allows troubleshooting practice in a safe-to-fail environment
As Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) remains one of the most flexible and accurate tools for developing solutions involving fluid flows in a variety of industries, it is important of engineers to stay up to date on the software that makes it all possible: ANSYS.
Join PADT's CFD Team Lead Engineer, Clinton Smith, for a live webinar, covering the various improvements and enhancements made to the Fluent tool in ANSYS 18.2.
Of the 100 million Americans who consume gluten-free products, only around 25 percent have a gluten intolerance or wheat allergy (or believe they do)*. Therefore, those who voluntarily go gluten-free are driving market growth. To satisfy the quality demands of these consumers, it is essential to replicate the experience, shelf life and nutrition of gluten-containing products. This presentation will focus on the functionality of flours, starches, proteins and hydrocolloids in gluten-free products, along with case studies and formulation guidelines to offer high-quality solutions to gluten-free challenges.
Join leading industry experts from Fujitsu, Salesforce and a special guest from Canon, as they share their expert insights on the future of Digital Enterprise and how manufacturing companies can accelerate their digital transformation journey.
During this interactive discussion, they will:
- Reveal how to identify and prioritize your critical issues
- Show how Canon Information & Imaging Solutions, is driving growth through an innovative outcome-based service model
- Demo a real-life digital transformation story
- Show how to see more, act fast, optimize, anticipate and power innovate your way to success
This webinar also features Fujitsu’s unique digital transformation approach to help you understand where you are in your digital transformation journey and the actions you can take to accelerate it.
Register for this amazing webinar and a link will be sent to you via email.
Real estate developers, owners and tenants are rethinking the office building experience. Not only are buildings becoming increasingly efficient in in-door energy management and operations, they are also beginning to interact with the people who work within the walls, and with the out of doors environment.
This type of sentient building design is making use of increased connectivity to and in buildings, as well as the use of sensors and IoT applications. This webcast will discuss communications and connectivity infrastructure that is being deployed in and to current real estate developments; what buiding owners, operators and tenants expect; the impact smart community development is having on smart buildings; and sample smart building IoT applications.
Yann Palmore, Vice President, Smart Building Solutions, JLL
Ray Moya, COO/CTO, Argent Associates, Inc.
>> Yann Palmore helps CRE investors, owners, and operators understand how to rethink building system infrastructure to support Internet of Things (IoT) technologies and drive smart building strategies. Yann’s key responsibilities are to guide clients through a structured process that prioritizes program goals, defines specific smart building strategies, specifies appropriate technologies, and oversees program implementation.
>> Ray Moya has over 25 years of network engineering and organizational management experience. His specializations include, wireline and wireless voice and data networks, network security, software development, and finance. He has designed, engineered and installed hundreds of Fortune 500 Company and Government networks. He leads network-consulting teams in LAN/WAN, software development, wireless technologies, and Network security.
For more about the speakers, please visit: http://www.tiaonline.org/webcast-iot-and-smart-buildings-new-construct
This video is the fourth and final part of a presentation from Dave Broenen of Cisco Systems telling how Cisco turned the tables to get profitable results from their support organization. In this instalment Dave talks about how to maximize the adoption of your problem solving strategies and overcome the change resistance that inevitably comes with initiatives of this type.
In this third installment of a presentation from Dave Broenen of Cisco Systems telling how Cisco turned the tables to get profitable results from their support organization, we find out how to get your problem solving processes working on a much larger scale. Dave also discusses techniques for overcoming resistance to these new techniques.
"In order to drive performance, service organizations must leverage their most valuable service asset - people. This is part one of a presentation from Dave Broenen of Cisco Systems telling how Cisco turned the tables to get profitable results from their support organization.
Dave discusses why a strategic, process and people driven approach is critical to delivering a consistent, high quality problem resolution throughout the service organization. He shows how to design a program that fosters results that are profitable and sustainable throughout the organization."
People are the most valuable service asset that an organization has. In this video, which is part two of a presentation from Dave Broenen of Cisco Systems telling how Cisco turned the tables to get profitable results from their support organization, we learn about the issues associated with case difficulty and how having robust problem solving processes can help get to the bottom of even the most difficult case.
More and more organizations are taking advantage of the benefits a globally-distributed workforce can provide. Although dispersed teams promise substantial growth opportunities and a reduction in overhead costs, managing them can be problematic. The secret to success is in understanding the differences you’re likely to encounter when managing teams across borders, cultures, and time zones.
Join me, Scott Abel, The Content Wrangler, and my special guest, Barry Saiff, CEO of Saiff Solutions, for a free one-hour webinar on resolving the most common cross-cultural team management challenges.
In this session, using real-life examples, you’ll learn how to address global cultural differences in the way people deal with conflict, relate to authority, ask and answer questions, express respect, and practice equality in the workplace. You’ll hear useful advice—gathered from our own experience managing a global team that spans North America, Asia, and Europe. You’ll leave knowing what you need to do to succeed.
Want to learn more about the Pentaho Trial? Then attend this recorded webcast that focuses on big data and data integration best practices as well as how to get the most out of your Pentaho 30-day trial.
Other topics include:
* A review the components that are part of your trial and best approach to get started
*A discussion on the best way to connect to your data and manage your analytical pipeline
* A showcase our library of videos, tutorials and documentation for a smooth trial
* Highlights of proven best practices to make the most of your 30-day download
As content professionals, we are inundated every day with competing priorities, reduced resources, and a business climate that changes faster than we can assimilate. As a result, we are typically heads-down and focused on creating the content for our customer deliverables—everything from white papers and data sheets to text in the user interface and instructions to self-paced and instructor-led training. And often this gives us a very detail-focused view of the world. We tend to lose sight of the bigger-picture problem that our customers are trying to solve. In the end, we create detailed, accurate documentation or training or marketing content, but that content doesn't interoperate well with other content. We miss the forest because we're focused completely on the trees.
While content is incredibly important, the experience in which it is delivered can make or break a reader's success with that content. When it is delivered relative to the other activities the reader is doing, where within those activities (or journey) it is presented to the reader, and in what forms and formats—those are key success factors that make up the experience side of the equation.
Join me, Scott Abel, The Content Wrangler, and my special guest, Andrea Ames, for this practical one-hour webinar. Andrea will discuss her framework for designing the experience we are striving to achieve for our clients and customers, including the key components of a great experience; what it takes to achieve consistency across multiple content creators within a single experience design; the steps for designing a great experience, and tips for validating that the experience meetings the needs of your customers.
Telecommunications Industry Association TR-41 committee developed the TIA-4953 (amplified telephones) and TIA-1083 (HAC performance for telephones) standards.
TIA has logos to provide the hearing-impaired community a simple and clear solution to identify telephones that meet hearing audio amplification and HAC performance needs per these standards.
This webcast will review the process to receive and use the logos, and additionally cover what standards work is underway at TIA for mobile telephone audio performance.
>> Jessica Trentman, Marketing Director, CaptionCall
>> Jeff Strickland, Director of R&D, Clarity Products
>> Jonathan Gray, Director of Sales, Clarity Products
>> Linda Kozma-Spytek, Research Audiologist, Technology Access Program, Gallaudet University
>> Don McKinnon, VP of Testing Services, AST Technology Labs
>> Stephanie Montgomery, VP Technology and Standards, TIA
Sugar reduction is a major trend—consumers want healthier products, and new government regulations could steer consumers away from added sugars. Of course, consumers still want sweet foods and drinks. How can manufacturers respond?
This webinar will share proprietary insights on:
•Sugar reduction trends across the globe, including consumer preferences in the U.S. and the Asia Pacific region
•How government regulations could affect consumers’ expectations around sugar
•New solutions that address common reduced-sugar formulation challenges
Join us to learn more about taking sugar to new lows.
Making things easier in TechComm is a combination of process, tools, and methodology. In this webinar, we’ll discuss the way Jorsek LLC thinks about TechComm activities and our general approach to making them easier and more efficient.
Join me, Scott Abel, The Content Wrangler, and my special guest, Patrick Bosek, co-founder of Jorsek LLC, for this free, one-hour webinar. We’re going to look at specific examples in future webinars — but first, we’re going to focus on the methodology, as it is perhaps the most important piece. The total mindset of "easier," (for us, our co-workers, and our customers) in TechComm is essential to being competitive in today’s world of technical publishing.
Attendees will learn how to identify things that can be made easier, how we think about improvement in our TechComm activities, and how DITA enables continuous improvement.
Level 5 autonomy for automotive and the broader intelligent transportation industry will require hyper broadband connectivity. Smart communities and corporations developing products and services for ubiquitous connectivity understand that it requires a holistic vision of a fully 5G-connected environment.
This webcast will discuss the work cities, and automotive suppliers and OEMs are doing to build infrastructure and transportation vehicles that will move from human driven, through connected to autonomous capabilities.
>> Jill North, Innovation Program Manager, Department of Transportation, City of San Jose
>> Robert Grant, Senior Director of Public Policy, Lyft
>> Jeff Stewart, Assistant Vice President, Global Public Policy, AT&T
>> Tim Weisenberger, Project Manager, Technical Programs, Ground Vehicle Standards, SAE International
· Learn about self-healing coatings for automotive, portable consumer products, exterior panels of aircraft, oil & gas, wind turbines, and military equipment.
· Gain expert insight into the development of lightweight composites and reinforced polymers that are resulting in multi-functional materials.
· Identify new opportunities in product development and the potential for wide-scale adoption of materials in automotive, construction and industrial applications are expected to ramp up from 2018 to 2019.
The high speeds expected from future 5G networks and the demands of dense data over those networks is leading to communications network densification. Data centers, a key component of high speed delivery, are redefining their role, becoming a part of the fog and moving increasingly to the edge. This webcast will cover the role micro data centers will play in community network communications infrastructure; their configuration and structure; use of artificial intelligence and virtualization; control systems and operations; and workforce needs.
>> Don Byrne, Managing Director, Metrix411
>> Phillip Marangella, VP of Business Development, Cloud and IoT Solutions, EdgeConneX
Documentation leaders are knee-deep in technical communications issues, but rarely get help on people side of the fence. If that sounds familiar, you’re not alone. Effectively managing technical writers and smart documentation teams requires leaders equipped to tackle an increasing variety of “people issues.” We’re here to help.
Join me, Scott Abel, The Content Wrangler, and Barry Saiff—Founder and CEO of Saiff Solutions, author of The Seven Habits of Highly Effective Technical Communications Leaders, and a 30-year veteran documentation leader—for a discussion about the staff management challenges that many documentation leaders face but rarely talk about.
Attend this webinar to learn how to you can overcome some of the most difficult-to-solve "people issues.” You’ll discover a wealth of resources you already have at your disposal to help you resolve interpersonal challenges.
The push to virtualize communication networks, control centers, and data centers through NFV and SDN technologies offers both great opportunity for management, speed to market, scale and business, and also brings many challenges. Efficiency, cost management, ensuring SLAs, managing OPEX and CAPEX, reducing product production costs are all business concerns faced by communications providers as they convert their networks to be increasingly software driven. What are the new business models that software enables? What are the customer expectations for new service deliverables? How can service providers, data centers and others guarantee quality of service? What tests are being conducted and what industry practices are being established? This webcast will review how companies are meeting the challenge of operating with new processes and with new requirements.
>> Andrew Young, VP of Business Development, iconectiv
>> Glen McGowan, Principal Consulting Architect, Service Provider Solution, Dell
Are you ready for how AI, machine learning, and other future technology will affect content development?
The database revolution changed our relationship to data, making it reusable for different target audiences, contexts and situations. It also made it ready for flexible delivery to different apps and across many different platforms and media. But somehow these outcomes never fully transferred over to content. How can we bring this same revolution to content and win the same kind of enormous improvements that would prepare us for the future?
Structured content management enables organizations to store, organize and build their content so that pieces are easily discoverable, reusable, reconfigurable and adaptable. It provides the perfect solution for constructing large, complex documents, but also for delivering modular content to chatbots, portal sites, and mobile apps. But, more importantly, it is also key to future-proofing your content for emerging technological trends.
Join me, Scott Abel, The Content Wrangler, and my special guest, Steffen Frederiksen, Founder and CSO of DitaExchange, for this free one-hour webinar. Attendees will learn what structured content management is and how it works. They will understand what benefits structured content can have for writers, project managers, business owners, IT departments and content consumers. They will also learn how to prepare their content to be fed into new technologies with practical examples from the field.
In 2013, GOV UK, the government services website for the United Kingdom, won the prestigious D&AD Black Pencil for its contribution to moving content forward as a design discipline. Since then GOV UK has been name-checked and modeled around the world as *the* way to do public sector content. And yet, aside from those who are really “in the know,” the practice of content design is still little known outside of government content circles. And inside of government, many people talk about it, but not many know how to do it well.
Join me, Scott Abel, The Content Wrangler, and my special guest, Padma Gillen, of Scroll UK, for this free, one-hour webinar. Formerly Head of Content Design for the UK's Government Digital Service, Padma has been at the heart of this emerging discipline since its earliest days. He now teaches others how to do it, and helps organizations rebuild their entire content function around the principles of user needs, designing with data and agile content production.
In this webinar, Padma will introduce you to these principles and explain how to incorporate them into your approach. Attendees will learn how to place the needs of users at the heart of your content strategy, apply agile methods to content production, and learn to understand the governance models needed to improve your content significantly.
Ten years ago, The Content Wrangler published details about a survey that found most documentation managers don’t use metrics as a performance measure. Has that changed? Have documentation managers stuck to their old, metric-less ways, or have they all become “quants” in 10 years’ time?
Join me, Scott Abel, The Content Wrangler, and my special guest, Barry Saiff, CEO of Saiff Solutions. Barry is the author of The Seven Habits of Highly Effective Technical Communications Leaders, and a 30-year veteran documentation leader. He will lead a discussion about the ins and outs of calculating costs and return on investment for documentation projects.
Attendees will learn from the results of a real-world case study of a technical documentation project that required technical writing, technical illustrations, and a couple of key metrics: cost per page and pages per date. You’ll learn how difficult it was for the team to track, calculate, and report these seemingly simple numbers and how they overcame these challenges. You’ll discover the connection between measurement and process design and learn valuable lessons that should help you avoid getting lost in the weeds of data- and cost-tracking.
Validating content is a core component of the modern TechComm process, but often there are still far too many manual processes. Manual checking and validation is inefficient, error-prone, and supremely not fun.
Join me, Scott Abel, The Content Wrangler, and my special guest, Patrick Bosek, co-founder of Jorsek LLC, the makers of easyDITA, for this free, one-hour webinar. In this webinar, Patrick will go through a set of tools that demonstrates how validation can be largely automated, making your life easier and ultimately producing better results.