Session Descriptions for CMS Expo Sessions & Panels

Your Results For: Project Management

Radical Productivity: The Future Is Smarter Workflow

field_2_robbyslaughtercmsx.jpgPresented by: Robby Slaughter
Date & Time: CMS Expo: Tuesday May 14, 2013 (11:00 AM)
Meeting Room: Heritage Room
Audience: All Attendees, Admins, Bloggers, Business, Content Pros, Designers, Developers, Integrators, Marketers

Problem: Frantic, untenable schedules for content production. 

Solution: Replacing the platform-centric model with a workflow-centric approach to content management.

Content management is more than just shooting/recording/writing and hitting the “publish” button. Teams must develop and execute comprehensive workflows that balance industry, regulatory and cultural requirements. When done well, these protocols actually increase productivity rather than stifle expression.

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Panel: How To Grow Your CMS Agency

field_2_justinkerrcmsx.jpgPresented by: Justin Kerr
Date & Time: CMS Expo: Tuesday May 14, 2013 (1:00 PM)
Meeting Room: James
Audience: Business, Content Pros, Marketers

Creating and growing a business or department around content management system-based services can be a big challenge, especially if you're starting from scratch. Attend the "How to Grow Your CMS Agency" panel to learn the business secrets and best practices of successful CMS practitioners.

We will address questions about CMS platform standardization, marketing and selling your solutions to clients, and integrating CMS services with existing lines of business.

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Why Non-Profit ‘The Cara Program’ Turned to Drupal

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Date & Time: CMS Expo: Wednesday May 15, 2013 (1:00 PM)
Meeting Room: Bonbright
Audience: All Attendees, Publishers, Admins, Bloggers, Business, Content Pros, Designers, Developers, Integrators, Marketers

Your non-profit organization is unique, so why squeeze into a cookie-cutter website? Listen to Chicago-based non-profit The Cara Program together with Drupal development shop Duo Consulting explain how Drupal’s flexibility allows your website to be customized to your organization’s needs.

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How To Avert A CMS Migration Trainwreck

field_2_davidhobbs.jpgPresented by: David Hobbs
Date & Time: CMS Expo: Tuesday May 14, 2013 (2:00 PM)
Meeting Room: Rogers
Audience: Admins, Content Pros, Developers, Integrators

Problem: Migrations often crash and become train wrecks

Solutions: We'll discuss common problems and how to avoid them

Lots can go wrong in a website migration. We'll look at common things that do go awry, and what to do about it. An example problem we'll look at is a project completely stopping once the migration starts due to mismatched expectations between teams, and we'll discuss how to align stakeholders more effectively from the start.

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How Companies Like Sourcebooks, TaylorBruce Design and Alexian Brothers Are Using Joomla

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Date & Time: CMS Expo: Tuesday May 14, 2013 (2:00 PM)
Meeting Room: Cummings
Audience: All Attendees, Admins, Bloggers, Business, Content Pros, Designers, Developers, Integrators, Marketers

Come see how companies like Sourcebooks, TaylorBruce Design and Alexian Brothers are using Joomla to power their companies. The embrace of Open Source technology has been gaining a lot of steam in the corporate world. Businesses have realized they don’t have to spend big budgets on licensing for proprietary CMS solutions. Curious to learn how these enterprise companies are using Joomla? Take valuable information back to your stakeholders and report how Joomla could be the right CMS solution for their business. This session is for all user levels, novice to expert.

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Panel: Can Your CMS Do That?

field_2_justinkerrcmsx.jpgPresented by: Justin Kerr
Date & Time: CMS Expo: Wednesday May 15, 2013 (2:00 PM)
Meeting Room: James
Audience: All Attendees

The second in a 2-part panel series, "Can Your CMS Do That?" helps you get the lowdown on the front-end "customer-facing" capabilities of CMSs being used by our panel of experts at CMS Expo.

Emceed by CMS veteran Justin Kerr, this interactive panel discussion will bring together several panelists who are end users themselves, in "real-world" CMS Site implementations.  Together, they'll share their successes as well as limitations when using their CMS of choice.

This session will focus more specifically on creative, customer-facing and marketing-specific CMS capabilities. This includes design, social media integration, blogging, editing and responsive mobile capabilities. Panelists will both participate in guided discussion, and be available to answer questions from the audience.

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WCM Project Talk: Definition & Project Costing

field_2_kevindeleoncmsx.jpgPresented by: Kevin de Leon
Date & Time: CMS Expo: Wednesday May 15, 2013 (3:30 PM)
Meeting Room: Hinman Auditorium
Audience: Business

Feature creep got you down? Time slipping by? Budget concerns?

Fear not! Veteran Acquity Group Manager Kevin de Leon will lead this Project Talk to help you keep your project on-track. Kevin will delve into the all-important "Define Phase" of your CMS project.

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Work Flow for Solo Developers and Small Teams

field_2_Emmajane-Hogbin-CMSX.jpgPresented by: Emma Jane Westby
Date & Time: CMS Expo: Wednesday May 15, 2013 (3:30 PM)
Meeting Room: Rogers
Audience: Business, Content Pros, Developers, Integrators

Problem: Developers face a steep learning curve when they choose to adopt version control.S
Solution: There is a version control strategy to suit your workflow, even if you've always thought it was too hard to bother.

Yes, this is an introductory session. This is for people who feel shame that they don't know how to "just cd into yer root durrr" and get mad when people say "just diff me a patch" as if it's something as easy as making a mai thai even though you have no rum. No, you don't have to have git installed to attend. You don't even need to know where the command line is on your computer.

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How to Produce Great Web Content for Inbound Marketing

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Date & Time: CMS Expo: Tuesday May 14, 2013 (3:30 PM)
Meeting Room: Rogers
Audience: Publishers, Bloggers, Business, Content Pros, Integrators, Marketers

Problem: Creating great content is difficult

Solution: We'll show you how to make it easier and more effective

Great content is the lifeblood of inbound marketing. But how do you ensure that your content is actually interesting to people AND effective at lead generation?
 
If you're ready to take your content strategy to the next level, join us!

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Switching CMSs? How To Map It Out & Migrate Right

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Date & Time: CMS Expo: Tuesday May 14, 2013 (4:30 PM)
Meeting Room: Hinman Auditorium
Audience: Admins, Business, Content Pros, Designers, Developers, Integrators, Marketers

Problem: By looking at the content as one big mass, organizations overlook opportunities to reduce cost and increase quality

Solution: Bucket content in order to better map out your migration.

In this talk, we'll look at how to break down your content into buckets so that you can get a better handle on your migration. Not only does this allow for better planning, but in the heat of the migration you can more efficiently handle the content. In particular, we'll look at mapping the content from your current CMS to your new CMS.

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5 Criteria To Choose The Right CMS For Your Business

field_2_Tony_White_CMSX.jpgPresented by: Tony White
Date & Time: CMS Expo: Tuesday May 14, 2013 (4:30 PM)
Meeting Room: James
Audience: All Attendees, Admins, Bloggers, Business, Content Pros, Designers, Developers, Integrators, Marketers

Come to CMS Expo to attend "5 Criteria To Choose The Right CMS For Your Business," presented by Ars Logica's Tony White.

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You've Got the Tools, But Do You Have the Team?

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Date & Time: CMS Expo: Thursday May 16, 2013 (1:00 PM)
Meeting Room: Bonbright
Audience: Business, Content Pros, Integrators, Marketers

Choosing the right team is often overlooked in this world of "shiny features" for CMSs. The process to choose the right CMS for the job is well worth the investment, but it's easy to get distracted, and forget that the people who lead your Content Team are equally, if not more important than the tools themselves.

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Publishing Workflows for WordPress

field_2_jakegoldmancmsx.jpgPresented by: Jake Goldman
Date & Time: CMS Expo: Tuesday May 14, 2013 (4:30 PM)
Meeting Room: Cummings
Audience: All Attendees, Admins, Bloggers, Business, Content Pros, Designers, Developers, Integrators, Marketers

This session combines captivating case studies that will broaden your sense of what's possible with a look at off-the-shelf plug-ins and tools like Edit Flow that you can put to work immediately to improve your publishing workflows.

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Seven Technologies You’ll Invest In For Great Digital Customer Experiences

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Date & Time: CMS Expo: Thursday May 16, 2013 (3:30 PM)
Meeting Room: Rogers
Audience: Business, Content Pros, Integrators

Problem: ‘Digital experience’ is hot, but prioritizing what software to use to support DX is hard.

Solution: We’ll describe, and put into context, seven main puzzle pieces that support DX strategies and why they matter

Creating great digital customer experiences is one of the last ways for brands and businesses to stand out. Make the experience matter, customers say, and I may come back. But figuring out what tools and technology you need to bring your DX strategy to life is hard for IT, web developers and marketing pros – it’s a big, big ecosystem. We’ll describe and put into context seven main puzzle pieces needed for digital experience management, starting with web content management and moving through marketing automation, analytics, recommendation tools and more. 

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From Web design Shop to Digital Agency: How to Evolve and Transform your Company

field_2_michaelreynoldscmsx.jpgPresented by: Michael Reynolds
Date & Time: CMS Expo: Thursday May 16, 2013 (1:00 PM)
Meeting Room: Rogers
Audience: Publishers, Business, Content Pros, Designers, Developers, Integrators, Marketers

Problem: Traditional web firms struggling to compete

Solution: We'll explain how to evolve and become a true digital agency
 
Join us for a journey toward agency maturity as we help your company add critical services that your clients are asking for like SEO, social media strategy, PR, video, content creation, and marketing intelligence.

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Ask the Joomla Experts - a Panel Discussion

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Date & Time: CMS Expo: Thursday May 16, 2013 (1:00 PM)
Meeting Room: Cummings
Audience: Admins, Bloggers, Business, Content Pros, Designers, Developers, Integrators, Marketers

Looking for suggestions on extensions, tips or just have a Joomla question that's gone unanswered for way too long? Then this is the session for you. We'll have a panel of Joomla experts on hand ready to provide you with innovative solutions for those burning Joomla questions. Please come armed and ready to fire off those tough questions. This session is geared for all user levels.

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