The 2018 Solimar User Conference & Customer Advisory Council (CAC) Meeting

Conference at-a-Glance

DateEventTime
Monday, May 7Meet & Greet at Quinn’s Ale House in Hotel 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Tuesday, May 8CAC Conference10:00am – 4:00pm
Group dinner 6:30pm (invite only)
Tuesday, May 8Hands-On Technical Training Day8:00am – 5:00pm
Tuesday, May 8Welcome Reception, Catalina Marina5:00pm – 8:00pm
Wednesday, May 9User Conference8:00am – 3:30pm
Wednesday, May 9Padres Baseball in Solimar Suite4:00pm bus departs
6:00pm game starts
Thursday, May 10User Conference 8:00am – 3:00pm
Friday, May 11Pre-scheduled Meetings & Customized Training 8:00am – 4:00pm

As our valued client or authorized Solimar business partner, you’re invited to attend our 2018 Solimar User Conference on May 8-10 in San Diego, California at the beautiful Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina. Please join us along with other users and industry analysts to learn about the latest trends and technologies, best practices, Solimar’s roadmap and more. We will have Executive and Technical tracks throughout the conference and plenty of networking time with your peers and Solimar experts.

This User Conference will focus on the Solimar Chemistry CCM Platform including workflow process automation. Attendees will have discussions and hands-on training in creating modernized workflows so you can take control and gain visibility of your print and IT operations and recognize real ROI. It will also include sessions on Solimar’s near term deliverables and best practices designed to optimize your infrastructure including scaling multiple environments, resource management, mirroring, tracking, reporting, security and multi-channel delivery.

EARLY BIRD RATE

(BEFORE APRIL 7TH)
$500 USD
  • PER ATTENDEE

REGULAR RATE

(AFTER APRIL 7TH)
$700 USD
  • PER ATTENDEE

Learn from the expert Solimar team as well as gaining insights with your industry peers on how to best leverage your Solimar solutions to make your workflows more efficient and productive. You will gain valuable hands-on product training while using the latest product versions and enhancements.

For more information, please contact your Solimar Account Manager or email Mike Tyler for details. Please let me know of any questions or suggestions you have. We look forward to hosting you in San Diego.

Pre-conference Meet-and-Greet, Monday, May 7th (6:00 pm – 8:00 pm)

For those of you arriving early, Solimar will be hosting an evening meet-and-greet at the Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina – so meet your Solimar hosts and other industry peers at Quinn’s Ale House for some fun and networking.

Quinns Ale House

Customer Advisory Council Meeting (Invitation Only)Tuesday, May 8th — 10:00 am - 4:00 pm12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Lunch, 6:00 pm Group Dinner

Solimar Customer Advisory Council, Solimar Systems, Customer Communications, PDF, Transactional Print, Workflow Management, Workflow Automation, Xerox, Konica Minolta, Canon, Oce, Digital Print, EFI, Crawford, San Diego, Augmented reality, Mary Ann Rowan, Mailer, Industry Association, Jamie Walsh, Paul Abdool, Jonathan McGrew, Screen, Riso, Ricoh, Transactional Printing, Print, Printing, Xplor, RealityBlu, Xploration, Ligia Mora, Customer Advisory Council, Padres

Agenda & Topics

Welcome & Introductions

  • Members – brief presentation
  • Sponsors/Hosts

Overview of Day’s Agenda

  • Slido.net for web surveys
  • Parking Lot for Ideas & Questions

Keynote: Like Children, Your Workflow Needs Attention!
Pat McGrew, Director InfoTrends Production Workflow Service, Keypoint Intelligence
Keypoint Intelligence has identified the top ten areas that require attention in most print shops. Some are high-level and some dig into the nitty gritty of daily production life, but all impact the bottom line revenue. By the end of this presentation, you will know which areas to focus on for the quick gain and you will have some decision criteria for longer term planning. Along the way the results of the latest surveys and forecasts will provide insight into why this important for you.

Take Away:

  • Every shop has inefficiencies that can be resolved
  • Look for the people in the process to identify cost points
  • Be aware of what your competitors are doing with their workflows to stay competitive
Pat McGrew
keypoint infotrends

Group Discussion on Key Topics

Luncheon

Solimar Roadmap

  • Recent and Near Term Deliverables
  • Discussion and feedback for each item

Afternoon Break & Snacks

CAC Member Recommendations to Solimar

  • Improvements requested in products, services, deliverables
  • How Solimar can improve the customer experience

Review of Hands-On Technical Training & User Conference Agenda

Adjourn

Welcome Reception at Sheraton Marina at 5:30pm

Group Dinner
Tom Hams Lighthouse
2150 Harbor Island Dr, San Diego, CA 92101

6:30 Appetizers and refreshments
7:30 Dinner

Pre-Conference Hands-On Technical TrainingDay 1 , Tuesday, May 8th (8:00 am – 5:00 pm)

Agenda & Topics

Welcome & Introductions of Solimar Trainers & Attendees

Overview of Training Agenda

Solimar Solutions Overview and Highlights of Recent Releases

Connecting Attendee Laptops to AWS Cloud

OVERVIEW, LABS & BEST PRACTICES

  • SOLitrack Engine
    • Planning & configuring workflows
  • Solimar Print Director Enterprise (SPDE)
    • Overview of Client Server & Queue Manager relationship
    • Review Targets, Paths, Input/Emulation/Output Modules
    • Alias Mapping for organizing and managing resources
    • SOLitrack checkpoint integration
  • iCONVERT – AFP/IPDS emulations
    • Overview and LU setup and configurations
    • SOLitrack checkpoint integration
  • Solimar Indexing Tools
    • Overview and SDx Designer labs
  • SOLfusion – Process Automation
    • Overview and driving automation labs
  • Rubika – Document Re-engineering
    • Overview of modules and common configurations
    • SOLitrack checkpoint integration
SOLitrack - Print Manager
Solimar Print Director Enterprise (SPDE) - Output Management
iCONVERT - AFP Transforms
Solimar Indexing Tools
SOLfusion - Process automation
Rubika - Document Re-engineering

Lunch

Best Practices Review on Completed Labs

OVERVIEW, LABS & BEST PRACTICES

  • Redaction Engine
    • Overview of system and hands-on lab
    • Integration and workflow automation
  • Accessibility Engine
    • Overview of system and hands-on lab
    • Integration and workflow automation
  • SOLsearcher Enterprise (SSE)
    • Overview of system modules
    • Configuring Hierarchical Storage Management (HSM)
    • Integration and workflow automation
    • SOLitrack integration
Solimar Redaction Engine
Solimar Accessibility Engine
SOLsearcher Enterprise (SSE) - E-Delivery and Archive

Best Practices Review on Completed Labs

OVERVIEW, LABS & BEST PRACTICES

  • SOLitrack Engine
    • Summary of integration activity in workflows
    • JDF Integration
    • Batching Module
    • Scheduling Module
    • Setting up Alerts
  • SOLitrack Mobile
    • Overview and setup of visibility dashboard
    • Customizing the look, security and localization
SOLitrack - Print Manager
SOLitrack Mobile, Solimar Systems, Customer Communications, PDF, Transactional Print, Workflow Management, Workflow Automation, Xerox, Konica Minolta, Canon, Oce, Digital Print, EFI, Crawford, San Diego, Augmented reality, Mary Ann Rowan, Mailer, Industry Association, Jamie Walsh, Paul Abdool, Jonathan McGrew, Screen, Riso, Ricoh, Transactional Printing, Print, Printing, Xplor, RealityBlu, Xploration, Ligia Mora, Customer Advisory Council, Padres

Best Practices Review on Completed Labs

Review of Day with Questions/Answers

Survey & Adjourn

Welcome Reception – 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Catalina Terrace at the Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina (Adjacent to Catalina Ballroom)

LIVE PERFORMANCE BY: The Little Kings – West Coast Blues & Swing
BAND LEADER: John Flynn, Solimar Director of Technical Support
The Little Kings are a San Diego based Swinging Blues band that specialize in a danceable brand of Chicago, Texas and West Coast Blues and Swing. The Little Kings have been entertaining crowds in the San Diego blues circuit for many years, playing clubs, parties and corporate events. Influences include: Little Walter, James Brown, Hollywood Fats, BB King, and many more.

User Conference AgendaDay 2, Wednesday, May 9th (8:00 am – 3:30 pm)

Agenda & Topics

Continental Breakfast

Welcome, Introductions (CAC Members, Sponsors, and Hosts)

Review of CAC Meeting & Technical Hands-On Day

Live interactive communication throughout conference with slido.net

Overview of Conference Agenda

Parking Lot for Ideas & Questions

Keynote: The Workflow Revolution: Are You On Board?
Pat McGrew, Director InfoTrends Production Workflow Service, Keypoint Intelligence
Workflow is how your work flows through your business and through production. It has more touch points than you may realize, and more implications for the success of your business than are obvious. With Workflow you have to think big and think small to find your path to operational excellence. Take this journey through some new thinking about how workflow is bigger than your production, but impacts the whole business! We’ll explore some big ideas about Smart Print Manufacturing that will provide ideas to use as soon as you get back to work!

Take Away:

  • Walk your workflow; Identify your workflow beginning, middle and end
  • Appraise your workflow; Where are you on the workflow efficiency scale
  • Optimize your workflow; Eliminate excess software, stabilize current workflow, look for enhancements that add value
Pat McGrew
keypoint infotrends

Solimar Chemistry Platform Overview

  • Driving Efficiencies in Workflows, Automation & Technology
  • White Paper Factories & Color Inkjets
  • Visibility throughout Operations and Applications
  • Advances in Resource Management, Security, Scaling
  • Securing Data, Documents, Access with Compliance
  • SLA Job Batching leads to Postal Savings
  • Dynamic Messaging with Conditional AR
Chemistry - CCM

Customer Advisory Council Panel Discussion – Panel 1: Operational Efficiencies
CAC Panelists:

Make your print and digital communications operation work for you!
Operational efficiency is paramount in today’s fast-paced and omni-channel world. We will dive in with our panel of experts for insight on how they look to drive the best practices for their organizations communications processes.

  • Bill Augustadt, Conduent
  • Tim Cooper, Harland Clarke
  • Manish Haria, Johnson & Quin
  • Vicki Nelson, Taylor Communications SCS
Solimar Customer Advisory Council, Solimar Systems, Customer Communications, PDF, Transactional Print, Workflow Management, Workflow Automation, Xerox, Konica Minolta, Canon, Oce, Digital Print, EFI, Crawford, San Diego, Augmented reality, Mary Ann Rowan, Mailer, Industry Association, Jamie Walsh, Paul Abdool, Jonathan McGrew, Screen, Riso, Ricoh, Transactional Printing, Print, Printing, Xplor, RealityBlu, Xploration, Ligia Mora, Customer Advisory Council, Padres

Solimar Partner Case Study Presentation – SCREEN

screen partner

Solimar Partner Case Study Presentation – Ironsides Technologies

ironsides partner

Solimar Partner Case study Presentation – RealityBLU  & Augmented Reality!

realityblu partner

Lunch

Executive & Technical Track Breakout Sessions (See Below)

Day Wrap-up, Survey & Adjourn

San Diego Padres Game Event – Solimar Suite
Padres vs. Washington Nationals major league baseball game at Petco Park.Dinner and beverages will be served in the Solimar Western Metal Building suites. Transportation is provided to the game from the Sheraton Hotel,

Executive Track

Agenda & Topics

Customer Advisory Council Panel Discussion – Panel 2: Differentiated Services
Host: Pat McGrew, Director InfoTrends Production Workflow Service, Keypoint Intelligence

Charting a Course to be Differentiated Among Competitors
Knowing your market and the markets you want to expand to are key to continued growth and relevance. Join our panel in an interactive discussion about the differentiated services they offer to stand out in today’s ever-changing marketplace and how they look to expand into new markets

CAC Panelists:

  • Rodney Harris, Arkansas Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Carroll Schiley, IWCO Direct
  • Brian Cox, RR Donnelley
  • Brendon Bain, Viatech Publishing Solutions

Importance of Assessments & Taking the Self-Assessment

AR Business Applications and Drivers, MJ Anderson, CXO – Chief Experience Officer, RealityBLU

Technical Track

Agenda & Topics

Chemistry Platform Technical Overview

SOLitrack 2.0 Overview & Demo

  • Scheduling, Batching & Commingling Jobs
  • Tracking & Setting up Alerts
  • New Reporting Module
  • SOLitrack Mobile

Best Practices – Products, Testing, Technical Support

User Conference AgendaDay 3, Thursday, May 10th (8:00 am – 4:00 pm)

Agenda & Topics

Continental Breakfast

Review of Wednesday User Conference

Keynote: Facts Don’t Count – A discussion on workflow facts that can lead to wrong conclusions
Tim Cooper, Chief Enterprise Architect, Harland Clarke
Every day we are bombarded with “facts”. We review, analyze and then make decisions based upon facts. However disconnected facts and confirmation (myside) bias can lead to wrong conclusions. Today’s discussion will review some “facts” around our workflows that “don’t count” or must at least be viewed differently. We will also discuss why “myside” bias when looking at “the facts” can slowly kill your organization if not addressed.

Tim Cooper, Enterprise Architect, Information Technology, Harland Clarke Holdings Company, Solimar Systems, Customer Communications, PDF, Transactional Print, Workflow Management, Workflow Automation, Xerox, Konica Minolta, Canon, Oce, Digital Print, EFI, Crawford, San Diego, Augmented reality, Mary Ann Rowan, Mailer, Industry Association, Jamie Walsh, Paul Abdool, Jonathan McGrew, Screen, Riso, Ricoh, Transactional Printing, Print, Printing, Xplor, RealityBlu, Xploration, Ligia Mora, Customer Advisory Council, Padres
Harland Clarke

Customer Advisory Council Panel Discussion – Panel 3: Compliance & Security
Host: Pat McGrew, Director InfoTrends Production Workflow Service, Keypoint Intelligence

Staying Out of the News: Compliance and Security from the Trenches
Keeping our data and our customers’ data secure is top of mind with the headlines in the news. That coupled with ever changing compliance requirements make for a lively discussion about process, risk management and more with our panel of company participants.

CAC Panelists:

  • Brad Turner, Allison Payment Systems
  • Curtis Nelson, Dataprose
  • Chris Beech, Gilmore Global
  • Large In-Plant Customer
Solimar Customer Advisory Council, Solimar Systems, Customer Communications, PDF, Transactional Print, Workflow Management, Workflow Automation, Xerox, Konica Minolta, Canon, Oce, Digital Print, EFI, Crawford, San Diego, Augmented reality, Mary Ann Rowan, Mailer, Industry Association, Jamie Walsh, Paul Abdool, Jonathan McGrew, Screen, Riso, Ricoh, Transactional Printing, Print, Printing, Xplor, RealityBlu, Xploration, Ligia Mora, Customer Advisory Council, Padres

Solimar Partner Presentation – Konica Minolta

Konica Minolta

Solimar Partner Presentation – RISO

RISO

Solimar Partner Presentation – BCC Software

BCC partner

Industry Updates & Solimar Roadmap
Drew Sprague. President & CEO, Dan Beery, VP Product Strategy, and Dan Adler, Chief Relationship Officer – Solimar Systems, Inc.

  • Updates to the AFP Consortium
  • Updates to the PDF Standards Committee
    • PDF/VT, PDF/A, PDF UA Updates
    • Production PDF Workflows
    • PDF 2.0 Responsive Content
  • MTAC Updates to USPS Promotions
  • Solimar Roadmap: Current and Near Term Deliverables
  • Slide Surveys, Questions & Answers

Lunch

Executive & Technical Track Breakout Sessions (See Below)

Round Table Discussion on Parking Lot Items

Solimar University Online

Solimar University Online, Solimar Systems, Customer Communications, PDF, Transactional Print, Workflow Management, Workflow Automation, Xerox, Konica Minolta, Canon, Oce, Digital Print, EFI, Crawford, San Diego, Augmented reality, Mary Ann Rowan, Mailer, Industry Association, Jamie Walsh, Paul Abdool, Jonathan McGrew, Screen, Riso, Ricoh, Transactional Printing, Print, Printing, Xplor, RealityBlu, Xploration, Ligia Mora, Customer Advisory Council, Padres

Survey, Solimar User Conference Certificates & Adjourn

Executive Track

Agenda & Topics

Customer Advisory Council Panel Discussion – Panel 4: Customer Experience
Host: Pat McGrew, Director InfoTrends Production Workflow Service, Keypoint Intelligence

Hype or Critical…Where is Customer Experience on the Importance Continuum?
There is a lot said about the importance of the customer experience (CEX). But where is it really in the priorities of day-to-day business? Join our panel as we discuss what they are doing to focus on for CEX and where they see it is and is not valuable.

CAC Panelists:

  • Shayne Huston, Mail Services, LLC
  • Michael Zimmerman, Washington State Dept. of Enterprise Services
  • Bob White, Wolverine Solutions Group

Round Table Discussion with Partner Sponsors

Technical Track

Agenda & Topics

Deep Dive, Demos & Benefits of Roadmap Items:

  • New Rubika UX
  • PDF 2.0 Updates
  • SSE 3.9 Features
  • Questions & Answers

Friday, May 11th (Open Day)

Pre-scheduled Meetings & Customized Training – book your 1:1 sessions now!

Conference agenda subject to change without notice.

Solimar Systems 2018 User Conference Host Hotel

Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina
1380 Harbor Island Dr,  San Diego, CA 92101
+1-619-291-2900

BOOK YOUR HOTEL HERE

Please book early to ensure you receive discounted room rates. Discounted conference room rates are only available until April 24, 2018 (a month prior to the event). After April 24, the hotel may accept additional reservations subject to prevailing rates and availability. Discounted single/double rates are $209/night.

EARLY BIRD RATE

(BEFORE APRIL 7TH)
$500 USD
  • PER ATTENDEE

REGULAR RATE

(AFTER APRIL 7TH)
$700 USD
  • PER ATTENDEE

We would like to thank our partners & sponsors: