Conferences possess personalities. Driven by session content, shaped by the energy of attendees and flavored by the conversations taking place in the hallways, conferences become almost human. That was certainly true of InspireX.
The personality of Nintex’s 1st Annual InspireX conference was bold, knowledgeable and friendly. Over three days, the conference laid down a lot of knowledge and shared many innovative ideas but it did so with a big grin, plenty of laughs and a spirit of fun.
Our 2nd Annual InspireX conference will bring more. Bolder ideas. More how-tos. More fun. Join us Feb. 13-15, 2017 in New Orleans for our customer and partner conference. You’ll gain valuable best practices, hear inspiring customer success stories and enjoy fun networking opportunities.
If you’re one of the first 100 people in the U.S. to register between now and Dec. 31, you’ll win an Amazon Echo Dot, a hands-free, voice-controlled device that uses Alexa to play music, control smart home devices, provide information, read the news, set alarms and more.
As cool as the Dot is, you need more reasons than that to register for InspireX. We’ve got plenty of them. Read 2016 InspireX Attendees Share Why to Go and check out 10 great reasons to attend below.
1. Memorable Keynotes from Industry Experts
Jeff Teper. Peter Coffee. Two well-known technology experts will be joining Nintex CEO John Burton onstage during this year’s Welcome Reception at InspireX. During the keynote, they’ll reflect on the digital landscape and what it means for both IT and business leaders.
Jeff Teper is Microsoft’s Corporate Vice President for OneDrive and SharePoint. He joined Microsoft in 1992 to leader corporate developer evangelism for Windows NT. He then served as a Group Program Manager in Microsoft’s Internet Business Unit. In 1998, he led the creation of SharePoint Portal Server, which became one of Microsoft’s fastest growing businesses – exceeding $2 billion in revenue.
Peter Coffee is Salesforce.com’s Vice President for Strategic Research. He joined Salesforce.com in 2007 after 19 years as a columnist and editor of industry publications PC Tech Journal, PC Week and eWEEK. At Salesforce.com, he promotes understanding of cloud computing capabilities. He also lectures at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Harvard, Stanford, the CalTech/MIT Enterprise Forum and University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).
CEO John Burton says he’s excited about this certain-to-be-memorable keynote with two well-known industry leaders.
“Nintex knows that automating workflow process needs to be enterprise-wide,” he says. “I’m delighted to have senior executives Jeff Teper and Peter Coffee from the leading platform companies, Microsoft and Salesforce.com respectively, discussing these trends with me at our InspireX conference in February.”
2. Customer Stories
Last year’s session featuring Hawke’s Bay Regional Council Digital Transformation Team Lead Anthony Gouder was one of the most popular – and highly rated – sessions of the conference. And it’s easy to understand why. Hearing stories of how Nintex customers use our workflow platform is inspiring, useful and memorable.
This year, we’ve upped the customer power with an entire track of sessions devoted to customer success. You’ll hear stories from companies like Dorman Products, New Belgium Brewing, Nationwide, Hines and Dole. The track even includes a session titled “Customer Success Showcase,” which will be moderated by Nintex Technical Evangelist Brad Orluk.
3. Inspiring Guest Keynote Speaker
I’m going to tease you a bit with this one. Watch this space for details about our guest keynote – sponsored by DocPoint Solutions.
4. Get Your Questions Answered at Nintex Labs
Nintex Labs will be bigger and better than ever this year. It will be the home of Dev Kitchen, Nintex Support Desk and Bring a Workflow Project. What do each of these mean for you? I’m happy you asked.
- Dev Kitchen: Check out Internet of things (IoT) scenarios with hardware, sensors and Nintex Workflow Cloud. Build a workflow that’s triggered by a motion sensor or a temperature sensor, or create your own.
- Nintex Support Desk: bring your specific product-related questions, get advice on best practices or open a support ticket. Our experts will be happy to help you out.
- Bring a Workflow Project: Schedule up to 30 minutes with one of our technical evangelists, who can help tackle your most pressing workflow challenge. During these one-on-one consulting sessions with TEs, you can get help designing a workflow.
5. Content, Content, Content
If you attended InspireX last year, you know that we take content very seriously. You would be right. Just like last year, we poured over session proposals to ensure we had just the right mix of content for Nintex beginners, experts and everyone in between.
No matter what you’re looking for – customer stories, best practices, product spotlights, get-down-to-basics tips, advanced tutorials, analyst perspectives – you’ll find it at InspireX. We’ve got you covered on products, too. Love Nintex Drawloop Document Generation? We have sessions for you. Big Nintex Workflow fan? We got your back.
Check out the Sessions Catalog for details on what to expect.
6. Two Words – New Orleans
Nicknamed “the Big Easy” and NOLA, New Orleans attracts tourists and conference-goers alike for several very good reasons. This incredibly vibrant city in the state of Louisiana boasts something to delight everyone. The city is renowned for its music, with jazz bands energizing clubs and cocktail bars into the wee hours.
Restaurants serve up delicious seafood gumbo, crispy fried chicken, smoky jambalaya, powder sugar-dusted beignets and many other distinct Creole, Cajun and French dishes. In 2014, Thrillist named NOLA the Best Food City in America.
“You could eat all day, all week in New Orleans and never get a bad meal or fully grasp the cuisine melting pot that fills the city,” wrote Dave Infante in “The 40 Biggest US Cities, Ranked By Their Food.”
Wondering what’s fun to do in this not-to-be-missed destination when you’re not dining? Try the world’s first cocktail, the Sazerac, which Antoine Peychaud created in 1838 in a French Quarter bar. Discover the city’s rich history at several museums or tour one of its famous cemeteries, filled with beautiful aboveground tombs. Ride a streetcar past historic mansions and centuries-old live oaks.
7. Thought Leadership From Industry Experts
Not only will you hear expert insights from our CEO, Jeff Teper and Peter Coffee during the keynote, and our yet-to-be-announced speaker during the guest keynote, but we have sessions devoted to thought leadership.
During separate sessions, analysts from 451 Research, IDC, Avanade and Aragon Research will offer informed perspectives on subjects like the connection between automation and digital transformation, the emerging technologies impacting workflow automation, and digital workplace trends.
8. New Partner Networking Zone
This year, we looked for ways to make InspireX even more useful for attendees and celebrate our partners. As part of that effort, we added the Partner Networking Zone. There, you can meet some of our partners – including our incredible partner sponsors – and check out their capabilities.
Among those partners? Hyperfish, whose product enables organizations to quickly identify and populate missing information in Microsoft Active Directory, is looking forward to meeting people in the Zone, says Hyperfish Marketing Manager Elyse Jenkins.
“Attendees who come see us in the Networking Zone will be able to see the full product in action, get to know the value of complete and accurate Profile Information, and meet the Hyperfish team,” Elyse says.
9. Fantastic Networking Opportunities
InspireX offers one of the biggest pulls of any conference – people who “just get you.” You’ll be surrounded every day who not only get the Nintex workflow platform but who are also eager to talk about it with other people who use it. Starting a conversation is as easy as turning to someone and asking, “So how long have you been using Nintex?”
But while it’s easy to chat with people during breakfast in the mornings and between session, we’re also giving attendees fun events perfect for networking, including our Feb. 13 Welcome Reception on Feb. 13.
10. Did Someone Say Party?
Our Attendee Party – sponsored by Sharegate – will be Feb. 15 and it promises to be a memorable time. Tasty food, delicious drinks and interesting conversation with fellow attendees will be on the menu.
And did we mention that this year’s party will be at the House of Blues, a venue that celebrates Southern culture and blues and rock music? This venue – which has the motto “Where Music Feeds the Soul” – seems like an ideal place to celebrate after a productive and exciting conference.
“For us, the attendee party is an awesome way to take a well-deserved break after a big day,” says Sharegate Event Manager Geneviève Mérat.
We hope to see you in New Orleans!