The 2019 Solimar User Conference & Customer Advisory Council (CAC) Summit

As our valued client or authorized Solimar business partner, you’re invited to attend our 2019 Solimar User Conference on April 30th through May 2nd in San Diego, California at the beautiful Hilton San Diego Airport/Harbor Island. 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.

Conference at-a-Glance

DateEventTime
Monday, April 29Meet & Greet at Panorama Bar & Grill @ Hilton San Diego Airport/Harbor Island 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Tuesday, April 30CAC Conference10:00am – 4:00pm
Group dinner 6:30pm (invite only)
Tuesday, April 30Hands-On Technical Training Day8:00am – 5:00pm
Tuesday, April 30Welcome Reception, Spinnaker Patio @ Hilton San Diego Airport/Harbor Island5:00pm – 8:00pm
Wednesday, May 1User Conference8:00am – 4:00pm
Wednesday, May 1Group Outing Activity (TBA)6:00pm
Thursday, May 2User Conference8:00am – 4:00pm
Friday, May 3Pre-scheduled Meetings & Customized Training 8:00am – 4:00pm

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 MARCH 15, 2019)
$500 USD
  • PER ATTENDEE

EARLY BIRD - TWO-PACK

$800 USD
  • FOR TWO ATTENDEES FROM SAME ORGANIZATION

REGULAR RATE

(AFTER MARCH 15, 2019)
$750 USD
  • PER ATTENDEE

REGULAR RATE - TWO-PACK

$950 USD
  • FOR TWO ATTENDEES FROM SAME ORGANIZATION

Conference Fee Waived

Solimar Customer Advisory Council (CAC)

Customer Advisory Council (CAC) Member
Fee waived for CAC member and up to two (2) additional attendees from same organization.

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Recent Purchase Program
Fee waived for one (1) attendee when $10k+ of Solimar products or services are purchased between December 1, 2018 and April 15, 2019.

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Solimar Case Study Presentation Program
Fee waived for one (1) attendee when he/she delivers a solution usage case study presentation. Solimar approval required.

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-GreetMonday, April 29th (6:00 pm – 8:00 pm)

For those of you arriving early, Solimar will be hosting an evening meet-and-greet at the Hilton San Diego Airport/Harbor Island – so meet your Solimar hosts and other industry peers at Panorama Bar and Grill for some fun and networking.

Panarama Bar and Grill

Customer Advisory Council MeetingTuesday, April 30th — 10:00 am - 4:00 pm,  6:30 pm Group Dinner(Invitation Only)

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: The Power of Automation Platforms
Pat McGrew, Senior Director, Keypoint Intelligence, InfoTrends Production Workflow Service
Automation is powerful. It minimizes touchpoints and helps drive toward operational excellence, auditability, and expansion. Automation does not happen in a vacuum, however. Automation projects can become massive, and leave unintended consequences in their wake. Not only disconnected islands of automation, but mismatched databases, inconsistent data rationalization, and bottlenecks in both eDelivery and hardcopy production. There is a path forward to help resolve the list of evolving consequences. It does mean one more project, but it is one that sets the stage for the lynchpin that makes automation work today and tomorrow – a platform. Automation Platforms will be the story for the next 5 years as production operators look for ways to integrate tools from multiple vendors without the need to re-engineer their workflows. And the good news is that you are exceptionally well positioned to take advantage of the platform-based future.

Take Away:

  • Automation has many meanings, so start by understanding where you are on the Automation Scale
  • Platforms are the future – and you may already have one!
  • Building your platform for the future involves assessment and integration
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 the Hilton San Diego Airport/Harbor Island at 5:00pm

Group Dinner
6:30 Appetizers and refreshments
7:30 Dinner

Pre-Conference Hands-On Technical TrainingDay 1 , Tuesday, April 30th (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
Hilton San Diego Airport/Harbor Island

User Conference AgendaDay 2, Wednesday, May 1st (8:00 am – 4:00 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: 5 News Flashes You Can Use from the Automation Trenches
Pat McGrew, Senior Director, Keypoint Intelligence, InfoTrends Production Workflow Service
In 2018 we looked at the workflow revolution, concluding that Smart Print Manufacturing is an aspirational path, but still not in everyone’s five-year plan. Automation is assumed for many processes, but there are still many islands linked by automation potholes that need attention. Based on the most recent Keypoint Intelligence research from both the workflow and customer communication services, as well as emerging evidence that platform-based automation is gaining steam, here are the five things you must work on this year to ensure that you are positioned for operational efficiency.

Take Away:

  • Evaluating platforms to create more efficiency
  • Filling in potholes in superstructure
  • Developing the long-term plan as more tools become available
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 Discussions

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

Solimar Partner Case study Presentation – RealityBLU  & Augmented Reality!

realityblu partner

Lunch

Executive & Technical Track Breakout Sessions (See Below)

Day Wrap-up, Survey & Adjourn

Group Event – 5:00pm

Executive Track

Agenda & Topics

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

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 2.2 Overview & Demo

Best Practices – Products, Testing, Technical Support

User Conference AgendaDay 3, Thursday, May 2nd (8:00 am – 4:00 pm)

Agenda & Topics

Continental Breakfast

Review of Wednesday User Conference

Keynote: The Unofficial Leader
Tim Cooper, Chief Architect, NCP Solutions
Much has been written on leadership. Many people aspire to grow into recognized leadership roles within your organization. However, there are a few people within your organization that may never aspire to be an official leader; yet carry more influence than many recognized leaders. This discussion will center on identifying, understanding and making the most of the “unofficial” leaders within your organizations. They may be the most key person you have when attempting to implement any significant change.

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
NCP Solutions

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

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 2.0/3.0 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)

The Solimar Customer Experience

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

Discuss Parking Lot Items & Next Steps

Survey, Solimar User Conference Certificates & Adjourn

Executive Track

Agenda & Topics

Customer Advisory Council Panel Discussion
Host: Jonathan Malone-McGrew, Director, Communications & Engagement, Solimar Systems, Inc.

Round Table Discussion with Partner Sponsors

Technical Track

Agenda & Topics

Deep Dive, Demos & Benefits of Roadmap Items:

  • Rubika UX
  • PDF 3.0 Updates
  • SSE 3.9 Features
  • Questions & Answers

Friday, May 3rd (Open Day)

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

Conference agenda subject to change without notice.

Solimar Systems 2019 User Conference Host Hotel

Hilton San Diego Airport/Harbor Island
1960 Harbor Island Drive
San Diego, CA 92101
+1-619-291-6700

BOOK YOUR HOTEL HERE

Please book early to ensure you receive discounted room rates. A block of rooms has been reserved for April 29, 2019 – May 2, 2019. The special room rate of: $201 will be available until April 8th or until the group block is sold-out, whichever comes first.

EARLY BIRD RATE

(BEFORE MARCH 15, 2019)
$500 USD
  • PER ATTENDEE

EARLY BIRD - TWO-PACK

$800 USD
  • FOR TWO ATTENDEES FROM SAME ORGANIZATION

REGULAR RATE

(AFTER MARCH 15, 2019)
$750 USD
  • PER ATTENDEE

REGULAR RATE - TWO-PACK

$950 USD
  • FOR TWO ATTENDEES FROM SAME ORGANIZATION

We would like to thank our partners & sponsors: