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RSuiteUC 2018 AGENDA

Conference Theme: Everyone is a Publisher

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Thursday, Sept. 27

RSuite Tech Day

8:00 a.m. - 8:45 a.m.
Registration & Breakfast

8:45 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.
Technical RSuite Roadmap Overview

  • Kevin Chasse - RSuite Technical Director

We'll discuss what has happened since RSUC 17 and what our product development team has been working on. Also, we will preview what will come next.

9:45 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
RSuite Customization 101 - Introduction to Plugins 

  • Justin Robinson - Senior Java Architect

Ever wanted to build your own plugin? Justin will show you how!

10:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
Break & Networking

10:45 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.
RSuite Editor Options

  • Rob Smilowitz - Technical Director, CMS Services

Your content isn't static and you deserve to have flexibility in editing. We'll take a look at 3 exciting RSuite editor options.

11:15 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Advanced Semantic Navigation

  • Carlos Andino - Director, Product Development
  • Gabriel Aviles - Director, Emerging Markets & Semantics

Gabriel and Carlos will demonstrate a new way to explore & visualize your data with Semantics.

12:00 p.m. - 12:45 p.m.
Lunch & Networking

12:45 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Connecting your Enterprise Data with Federated Search

  • Carlos Andino - Director, Product Development
  • Gabriel Aviles - Director, Emerging Markets & Semantics

Our dream team returns to show you how to combine data from different sources, without bringing the data into RSuite.

1:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Building Dashboards, Charts, and Graphs with RSuite

  • Gabriel Aviles - Director, Emerging Markets & Semantics

Introducing our new visualization capabilities, allowing you to view your data in so many different ways.

2:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Smart Publishing: Targeting an Audience with Conditional Content

  • Don Smith - Sr. Content Engineer

A demonstration of how to set up rules for different versions of the same document. 

2:30 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.
Break & Networking

2:45 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Automated Composition using RSuite Publish

  • Rob Smilowitz - Technical Director, CMS Services

Rob will demonstrate how to make typeset-quality outputs without having to pay for/wait on a typesetter.

3:30 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.
Implementing Complex Workflows in RSuite

  • Justin Robinson - Sr. Java Architect 

We'll wrap up Day 1 with a demonstration of the ways in which RSuite can turn your complex workflows into a thing of ease.

Welcome Reception

4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Network with RSuite staff, partners, consultants, and customers at our reception the evening of September 27.  Enjoy complimentary food and spirits.


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Friday, Sept. 28

RSuite User Conference Sessions

8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
Registration & Breakfast

8:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
Newcomer’s Demo:  Introduction to RSuite

  • Rob Smilowitz – Technical Director, CMS Services, Orbis Technologies

If you’re new to RSuite or simply curious to see an updated demo, this session is for you. Rob Smilowitz will be giving a guided tour, highlighting keys features and functionality of RSuite.

9:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Welcome and Announcements

  • David Turner – Sr. Director, Client Relationships and Development, Orbis Technologies

  • Brian Ippolito – CEO, Orbis Technologies

9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Recap of the Past Year and Future Upgrades

  • Kevin Chasse - RSuite Technical Director, Orbis Technologies

10:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
Break & Networking

10:45 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.
Customer Panel:  Publishing Needs Across Industries

  • Lori Cacio, UnitedHealthcare

  • Bill Kasdorf, Principal, Kasdorf & Associates

  • Emily Williams, EL Education

11:15 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.
Customer Panel:  Reducing Time to Publish

  • Sara Sharman, The IET

  • Keith Lawrenz, SAGE

  • Matt Turner, MarkLogic

11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.
Lunch & Networking

12:45 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Keynote - "Approaching a Golden Age of Publishing Technology"

  • Bill Kasdorf, Principal, Kasdorf & Associates, LLCBill Kasdorf

We are approaching this golden age due to a convergence of important technologies and specifications across the publishing ecosystem, particularly in the context of the Open Web Platform. What is emerging is a radically interoperable and accessible technical ecosystem. 

Today, virtually every organization is a publisher. We are moving beyond the situation where book publishers use different tools from journal publishers, who use different tools from corporate publishers, who work differently from educational publishers. The coming golden age of publishing technologies will enable all types of publishers to use the same tools and technologies, to create content that is interoperable across sectors, and to implement modular workflows that can evolve as technologies evolve.

Kasdorf & Associates, LLC, is a publishing technology consultancy focusing on accessibility, XML/HTML/EPUB modeling, information infrastructure, editorial and prodution workflows, and standards alignment to future proof content and systems. Mr. Kasdorf is a founder of Publishing Technology Partners.

A past president of the Society for Scholarly Publishing (SSP), Bill is a recipient of SSP's Distinguished Service Award, the IDEAlliance/DEER Luminaire Award, and the Book Industry Study Group's Industry Champion Award.

1:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Customer Care/Global Help Desk Overview

  • Steve Ploof, VP, Operations & Customer Care, Orbis Technologies

2:00 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.
Industry Panel:  Publishing Challenges in the Future

  • Adam Blondin, HarperCollins
  • David Smith, The IET
  • Andrew Lissenden, PLI

2:45 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Break & Networking

3:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Top RSuite Customizations 

Rob Smilowitz will get a little help from his friends as they show off some of the best RSuite customizations ever done:

  • Content Reuse using Conrefs with Word-to-DITA in RSuite - by Don Smith
  • RSuite Camel Plugin Integration - by Justin Robinson

3:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
RSuite Future:  Version 6.0 & Beyond

  • Kevin Chasse - RSuite Technical Director, Orbis Technologies

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Please note the conference agenda is subject to change.

Conference at a Glance

The RSuite User Conference is a must if you’re

  • Evaluating RSuite
  • Planning an RSuite project
  • Looking to get more out of RSuite

Day 1: Technical training for technologists and business experts

Day 2: Where we are now, what's next, and insight from customers


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