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, Sponsors, and Hosts)

Overview of Day’s Agenda

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

Round Table Discussion:

  • Inkjet migration & optimization
  • MIS system integration
  • Sunsetting legacy technologies
  • JDF/JMF integration
  • Piece Level Tracking
  • Reporting

Luncheon

Solimar Roadmap

Round Table Discussion:

  • PDF 2.0 & Optimizing Data
  • DFE Issues & Variations
  • Visibility, Tracking, Alerts
  • Ink/Toner Estimation/Usage
  • Security & Compliance
    • GDPR
    • Automated data/document deletion & HSM
    • Securing & multi-channel distribution of data & documents
    • IPP Data Security
    • Redaction
    • Accessibility
  • Differentiated Offerings
  • Augmented Reality & Messaging
  • Customer Experience

Parking Lot / Questions & Answers

Review of User Conference Agenda

Adjourn

Group Reception & Dinner 6:30 pm at:
Tom Hams Lighthouse
2150 Harbor Island Dr, San Diego, CA 92101

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 – 4:00 pm)

Agenda & Topics

Continental Breakfast

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

Review of CAC Meeting & Hands-On Day

Live web-based communications – 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
  • Postal Savings
  • Dynamic Messaging with Conditional AR
Chemistry - CCM

Solimar Customer Advisory Council Panel Discussion

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 – SCREEN

screen partner

Solimar Partner Presentation – Ironsides Technologies

ironsides partner

Lunch

PDF 2.0 Standards & AFP Consortium Updates

Customer Case Study – Johnson & Quin , Manish Haria, CIO & CISO

Johnson & Quin

Solimar Assessment Process

Round Table Discussion

Parking Lot Review for Q & A

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,

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

Solimar Customer Advisory Council Panel Discussion

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 – RealityBLU – Bring Content to Life with Augmented Reality

realityblu partner

Solimar Partner Presentation – BCC Software

BCC partner

Lunch

Industry Updates & Solimar Roadmap
Drew Sprague. President & CEO, Solimar Systems, Inc.

  • Challenges with AFP for Production Output
  • PDF/VT, PDF/A, PDF UA Updates
  • Production PDF Workflows
  • PDF 2.0 Responsive Content
  • Solimar Roadmap
Drew Sprague

Executive & Technical Track Breakout Sessions

Solimar User Conference Certificates

Survey & Adjourn

Executive Track

Agenda & Topics

Differentiated Services

Business Drivers

Round Table Discussion

Technical Track

Agenda & Topics

Deep Dive, Demos & Benefits of Roadmap Items:

  • PDF Optimizations
  • Rubika UX
  • SSE 3.9
  • SOLitrack Reporting
  • Colorant Estimation & Usage
  • JDF Integration

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

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: