You asked and we listened. New for 2019 we are hosting a full day Solutions Showcase, co-located with TheCR Connect.
In 2018, over 40% of Connect participants were actively researching new community platforms. In order to support their efforts, our Solutions Showcase was born.
TheCR Connect: Solutions Showcase is for any community professional looking for a more comprehensive picture of the community platform vendor market. You do not need to attend TheCR Connect to attend the Solutions Showcase.
TheCR Connect: Solutions Showcase is a full-day learning experience, designed to connect you with online community solution providers that can help you achieve your community goals. This includes platform providers, systems integrators, and consultants.
TheCR Connect: Solutions Showcase is co-located with our annual community workshop, at the Revere Hotel in downtown Boston, MA.
TheCR Connect: Solutions Showcase will take place on Monday, September 23, 2019 from 10am-5pm, with a reception from 5:30-8:30pm.
The Solutions Showcase will feature interactive panels, demos, case studies and practical sessions on evaluating and selecting community solutions, as well as migration best practices.
There will be ample time to network with fellow attendees and interact with the solutions organizations one on one.
Solutions Showcase Agenda*:
9:00 AM Registration + Breakfast + Solutions Showcase 10:00 AM Welcome & State of the Market Rachel Happe + Jim Storer 10:30 AM Panel: Employee Community Solutions Moderator: Jim Storer The Community Roundtable - Angus Florance - Head of Yammer Product Marketing Microsoft - Ted Hopton, Vice President, Product Management, Digital Workplace AppFusions - Panelist TBD Igloo Software 11:15 AM Break + Solutions Showcase 11:45 AM Solutions Spotlight: Community Case Studies - Customer Support Community KPIs Scott Genzer, Senior Community Manager, RapidMiner, Inc + Vanilla Forums - Community Manager Bootcamp Sien Avalos Director, Communication Tools and Technology, BD + Microsoft - Integrating People Through Technology Forrest Petterson, Business Systems Analyst, Shorelight + Igloo Software 12:30 PM Lunch + Solutions Showcase 1:45 PM Panel: Employee Community Solutions Moderator: Rachel Happe The Community Roundtable - Adrian Speyer, Head of Community Vanilla Forums - Heather McNair, Chief Community Officer Higher Logic - Vinh Jones, Group Product Manager Khoros - Regan Roby, Product Marketing Salesforce 2:30 PM Solutions Spotlight: Community Case Studies - Change Management Best Practices Heather Ausmus, Community Manager, Ciena + 7Summits - Migration Best Practices Hanna Pastor, Manager, Customer Engagement, athenahealth + Salesforce - Corporate Community Management Jason McClellan, Sr. Mgr. Broadcom Community, Broadcom, Inc. + Higher Logic 3:15 PM Break + Solutions Showcase 3:45 PM Panel: Planning a Successful Migration Moderator: Claire Fletcher Splendid Consulting - Shannon Gburzynski - Director, Community Enablement 7Summits - Social Edge 4:30 PM Roundtable: The Future of Community 5:30 PM Cocktail Reception Rooftop @ the Revere
*Subject to change