Content 2019
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Join the Conference 2019 BOSTON / JUNE 10 · 11 · 12 – BERLIN / JUNE 25 · 26 · 27

Why should I attend?

How’s your content? Does it reflect your goals and strategy? Stay true to your brand? Speak with one clear voice? If not, you can’t afford to miss this exclusive content conference! Come learn the very latest ideas and methods for producing and delivering strategy-aligned content.

Who will I meet?

You’ll be joined by fellow content strategists, content marketers, marketing technologists, digital marketers, media and public relations professionals, and technical editors from major global brands. Larger enterprises and companies that struggle with alignment and scalability will gain the most from attending.

What companies attend?

It’s always an amazing group of content superstars. Last year, we had leaders from Oracle, VMware, Workday, SAP, IBM, Danfoss, and SiriusDecisions, among others. Our agenda includes lots of time for networking with key analysts and content strategists.

Other big reasons to attend

There are many great reasons to attend Content Connections 2019. In addition to hearing valuable use cases, and learning tips and tricks from successful content leaders, we’ve got a bunch of other reasons to attend:
  • We’re good at this. It’s our fifth annual Content Connections conference.
  • There’s something for everyone. We take feedback very seriously and shape our speakers and sessions using input from past conferences.
  • You’ll learn a lot. Who can resist the opportunity to spend two days with like-minded professionals, who deal with and solve the same challenges?
  • You can become certified. Upon completion of our workshop sessions, you’ll walk away with hands-on, practical expertise in a range of areas. If you attended the workshops last year, you’ll have a chance to train up on new skills this time.
  • The US event takes place in Boston and the EU in Berlin. Spend time in these amazing cities that helped shape history!

Agenda

Our agenda is still in development and subject to change. Please check back often.

Learn practical tips and techniques for training your writers on all Acrolinx things. Understand how to increase their success through motivation and clear communication.
Explore how to choose the right kind of Acrolinx guidance to achieve your content goals. Learn how to make updates when your goals change.
Gain insight into automated content checks. Dive into the “how” and “why” of content fingerprinting. Learn about using Findability and the Content Analyzer to bolster your SEO strategy.
Gain insight into automated content checks. Dive into the “how” and “why” of content fingerprinting. Learn about using Findability and the Content Analyzer to bolster your SEO strategy.
Share your ideas for ways that Acrolinx can add greater value in your organization. Learn about some of the exciting new features and functionality we’re working on.
The future is now. Join Andrew as he takes you on a forward-looking journey for Acrolinx. Understand where our company is headed and the trends that are driving us there. Come away with a clearer understanding of how future growth and opportunity in the content world will affect both your work and ours!
Customer experience is at its core, what differentiates your brand from your competition. Customers today will do most of their research before deciding on whether or not to pursue an engagement with your organization. Ensuring that their self guided experience is optimized can be the difference between a potential customer choosing to engage with you or another organization in your industry. This effect can be multiplied even further by ensuring their experience throughout the customer lifecycle exceeds their original expectation. Join Mike as walks through the inflection points from prospect through duplicative value that can build lasting customer relationships.
Great content has a purpose and aligning that purpose to your organizations business drivers should be the goal of every organization. Understanding the value that Acrolinx delivers is easy, measuring the value is a challenge. However, innovations that are taking place this year will make this task much easier. In this session we’ll dive into the ROI of great content and explore concepts for those people who are new to Acrolinx and for those of you who are our most mature customers. This is a topic that you want to have your fingerprints all over.
Acrolinx has some exciting new features and functionality on the horizon! In this session, Ulrich will share the Acrolinx product roadmap, giving you insight into what’s coming and how it will impact your existing installation — or future plans — in a powerful way. We think you’re gonna love it.

Agenda

Our agenda is still in development and subject to change. Please check back often.

The SiriusDecisions 2018 State of B-to-B Content Study uncovered an alarming fact: 83 percent of all respondents indicated that less than 75 percent of their content was used internally or externally in the last two years. The same study showed a strong correlation between content quality and content waste. Teams that showed significantly higher use of their marketing content both internally and externally were 50 percent more likely to cite low quality as the reason content went unused. It's reasonable to conclude that marketing teams that reduced content waste did so principally through improving content quality, i.e. active content governance.

In this talk, James Mathewson, Research Director: Content Strategy and Operations for SiriusDecisions, will unpack these and other relevant findings from the State of B-to-B Content Study in terms of the best practices found within the SiriusDecisions Content Factory Framework.
For some years now at least half the marketing world has been discussing "content marketing". But this time comes to an end, the term "content marketing" will soon no longer have a function. On the one hand, every form of marketing must meet the high demands of attention-diminished target groups: Marketing without "content" is therefore hardly conceivable. On the other hand, there is still "content" in many other disciplines, not only in marketing: content therefore goes far beyond marketing.

Mirko Lange, the founder and managing director of Scompler, often referred to as "the German Content Pope", shows in his inspiring lecture that the idea of "content" goes far beyond the boundaries of silos. What is needed is a comprehensive change in all communication, and this means orienting oneself in every respect to the needs of the target groups. Those who do not take this into account will simply not be considered in the future.
To stay up with creating quality content well-tuned to various audiences, humans need to partner with machines. And, fortunately for all of us, Acrolinx software is one such valuable machine-based partner. Dell EMC has been using Acrolinx and working with the company since 2013 to make the value of Acrolinx real across our organization. During this talk, I’ll share some of our key challenges and lessons learned over these past six years.
The future is now. Join Andrew as he takes you on a forward-looking journey for Acrolinx. Understand where our company is headed and the trends that are driving us there. Come away with a clearer understanding of how future growth and opportunity in the content world will affect both your work and ours!
We already know that when you read this, your curiosity will be spiked, and you’ll want to know more! So, what are you waiting for? Come and find out what emotion detection is, and why we believe it’s a game changer for engaging customer and employee audiences. And come and find out what Acrolinx is doing about it!
From all human sensory organs, it is the visual perception that captures the external impressions the fastest. That is why not only most people, but also many companies, attach great importance to their appearance. They dress in logos and uniform, expressive colors and forms. CLAAS has defined firm rules for Corporate Design. Corporate Design makes CLAAS visually independent and recognizable.

What is often too short in companies is the potential of language. The human brain does not grasp language as quickly as visual impressions, but it stores information better and more long-term. With a Corporate Language, CLAAS wants to become independent and recognizable in texts and spoken language in future. Therefore, three elements have been defined and are processed across several departments at CLAAS: accuracy (terminology), comprehensibility (style) and recognizability (tonality).
Customer experience is at its core, what differentiates your brand from your competition. Customers today will do most of their research before deciding on whether or not to pursue an engagement with your organization. Ensuring that their self guided experience is optimized can be the difference between a potential customer choosing to engage with you or another organization in your industry. This effect can be multiplied even further by ensuring their experience throughout the customer lifecycle exceeds their original expectation. Join Mike as walks through the inflection points from prospect through duplicative value that can build lasting customer relationships.
Arm is a leading developer of technology that is licensed to semiconductor companies. Seventy percent of the of the world’s population uses Arm technology. With a partnership-based culture and business model, Arm’s customers take advantage of learnings from a uniquely collaborative ecosystem.

Arm’s traditional technical content consists of technical reference manuals and user guides, written in a formal tone and aimed at large corporate partners. Today, Arm’s content focus also encompasses blogs, forums, and ‘common task’ tutorials that teach a wide range of developers how to build Arm technology into their connected devices. Arm’s technical writing tools, including Acrolinx, need to keep up.

This talk will explore that journey. How are we updating our technical writing guidelines, and our Acrolinx guidelines and term sets, to treat less formal language? How can we address the challenges of global audiences, and the needs of both technical and non-technical writers at Arm? How does Acrolinx help Arm connect its users with the clear, consistent information they need, when they need it? What sort of automated continuous delivery pipeline can aid Arm’s technical writers in this process?
Important Details:
Please meet us at 6:00 pm at the visitors center (Besucherdienst) of the Deutscher Bundestag at the following address:

Deutscher Bundestag
Besucherdienst
Platz der Republik 1
11011 Berlin

Please be on time! All visitors have to pass a security check before entering the Deutscher Bundestag. So please bring your ID card with you. At 6:30 pm, we'll start in groups with a guided tour through the impressive glass dome of the Deutsche Bundestag. Right after that, we'll invite you to an exclusive dinner at the Käfer rooftop terrace restaurant of the Deutsche Bundestag with a breathtaking Berlin panorama. You'll enjoy it for sure!
Great content has a purpose and aligning that purpose to your organizations business drivers should be the goal of every organization. Understanding the value that Acrolinx delivers is easy, measuring the value is a challenge. However, innovations that are taking place this year will make this task much easier. In this session we’ll dive into the ROI of great content and explore concepts for those people who are new to Acrolinx and for those of you who are our most mature customers. This is a topic that you want to have your fingerprints all over.
Acrolinx has some exciting new features and functionality on the horizon! In this session, Ulrich will share the Acrolinx product roadmap, giving you insight into what’s coming and how it will impact your existing installation — or future plans — in a powerful way. We think you’re gonna love it.
Content is how we transmit knowledge, so every company needs content competence. But with distributed content creators, multiple tools and multiple ways of working, content competence is often elusive. In this session, you will learn how Philips uses an enterprise content framework to establish a common content language, align content stakeholders behind a common strategy, and begin executing a multi-year content transformation.
When Volvo started using Acrolinx in 2013, they had 3 users. Since then, there has been an ongoing work to spread Acrolinx throughout Volvo. Today, Acrolinx is available for a wide range of content types within 17 business units, all with different needs and demands. This session presents the work that enabled this transition, the challenges that have been faced and important insights.
In the past few years, KONE has moved from linear documentation to modular, XML-based content. A significant part of the process has been harmonizing the content for global reuse. This session demonstrates how KONE set up the process and target metrics for the global community to encourage and enforce global standards and content control with Acrolinx.
The session will present how Danfoss Drives will enable their customers to get the full use of the controlled, modular, intelligent and unified product guidance. Pasi Savola will give an update on the digital development and content control, with a glimpse to their troubleshooting chatbot utilizing the well-toned content.
Learn practical tips and techniques for training your writers on all Acrolinx things. Understand how to increase their success through motivation and clear communication.
Explore how to choose the right kind of Acrolinx guidance to achieve your content goals. Learn how to make updates when your goals change.
Gain insight into automated content checks. Dive into the “how” and “why” of content fingerprinting. Learn about using Findability and the Content Analyzer to bolster your SEO strategy.
Share your ideas for ways that Acrolinx can add greater value in your organization. Learn about some of the exciting new features and functionality we’re working on.

Speakers

Sean Angus

Acrolinx

Laura Bellamy

VMware

Andrew Bredenkamp

Acrolinx

Ulrich Callmeier

Acrolinx

Forrest Carpenter

Oracle
Sabine Lehmann

Sabine Lehmann

Acrolinx

James Longbotham

Acrolinx

Amanda Nelson

Salesforce

Beth Pollock

Citrix

Mike Provenzano

Acrolinx

Chris Willis

Acrolinx

Speakers

Petri Ahola

KONE

Gunnar Angerbjörn

Volvo Trucks

Sean Angus

Acrolinx

Andrew Bredenkamp

Acrolinx

Ulrich Callmeier

Acrolinx

Ben Frueh

Philips Healthcare

Melissa Good

ARM

Hanna Heinonen

KONE

Vida Johansson

Fodina Language Technology

Mirko Lange

Scompler
Sabine Lehmann

Sabine Lehmann

Acrolinx

James Longbotham

Acrolinx

James Mathewson

SiriusDecisions

Alexa MacDonald

SAP

Jerele D. Neeld

Dell EMC

Anja Pätz

CLAAS

Mike Provenzano

Acrolinx
Frank Puscher

Frank Puscher

puscher.de

Ute Rummel

CLAAS
Pasi Savola

Pasi Savola

Danfoss

Stuart Townsend

HSBC

Chris Willis

Acrolinx

Sponsors Boston

Diamond

SDL SDL is the global leader and innovator in language and content management solutions. For over 25 years, SDL has helped companies communicate with confidence and deliver transformative business results by enabling powerful experiences that engage customers across multiple touchpoints, all strengthened by our human expertise and machine learning technology. The world’s biggest brands trust SDL’s expertise in digital content management and language translation, with 90 out of the top 100 global brands working with us, to underpin their content creation, translation and delivery.

Sponsors Berlin

Gold

SDL SDL is the global leader and innovator in language and content management solutions. For over 25 years, SDL has helped companies communicate with confidence and deliver transformative business results by enabling powerful experiences that engage customers across multiple touchpoints, all strengthened by our human expertise and machine learning technology. The world’s biggest brands trust SDL’s expertise in digital content management and language translation, with 90 out of the top 100 global brands working with us, to underpin their content creation, translation and delivery.
Fodina Fodina Language Technology in Sweden is your expert on Acrolinx and the processes around it to help you create great content that is optimized for your goals and your audiences. Based in Linköping Sweden, Fodina has been around for some 15 years helping many customers to create consistent, high-quality content. We provide products, services and expertise to 3 of Sweden’s top 10 largest companies. The cornerstones of our offering are Acrolinx and terminology development. We provide a full chain of services around Acrolinx: sales, implementation, services and support.

Fodina has worked with Acrolinx since 2010, handling sales, professional services, training, and support in Sweden. Fodina started with building the Swedish Acrolinx Module and has from that point been adding more and more Acrolinx customers in Sweden. We have a profound expertise in everything that involves Acrolinx and we are especially knowledgeable in the area of terminology. For more advanced terminology work have developed our own tools and processes to make your Acrolinx installation even more efficient. With our Termograph tool you can build standardized terminologies efficiently. Termograph assists you in detecting term synonyms and lets you take informed decisions on how your Acrolinx terminology should be optimized, based on internal and external resources.

We’re in the early stages of accepting sponsorships. If you’re interested in a sponsorship opportunity, please contact us at content-connections@acrolinx.com.

Conference Venues

Liberty Hotel
215 Charles Street
Boston, MA 02114
Tel. +1.617.224.4000

Content Connections 2019 will take place at the Liberty Hotel, Boston, MA. All of the workshops, sessions, and meals will be served at the hotel location. The Liberty Hotel is conveniently located in the heart of Boston just a short distance from the historic Freedom Trail, Faneuil Hall, and Back Bay.

AMANO Grand Central
Heidestrasse 62
10557 Berlin
Tel. +49 (0) 30 400 300 0

Content Connections 2019 will be held at the Hotel AMANO Grand Central in Berlin. All of the sessions, workshops, and meals will take place at the hotel location. The AMANO Grand Central is located just a few minutes' walk from the Berlin main station.

Accommodations

Hotel
Reserve your room for Acrolinx Content Connections 2019. A limited number of rooms are available if you would like to come in early or stay late to enjoy the history of Boston.

Liberty Hotel, 215 Charles Street, Boston, MA 02114
+1 617 224 4000

The Liberty Hotel is located in Beacon Hill, with access to the Charles River Esplanade and within walking distance to many restaurants and shops.

Transportation
The Liberty Hotel is located approximately 2 miles from Logan International Airport (BOS). Several transportation options are available to you.

Uber
Depending on which terminal you’re at, head to the nearest AppRide/TNC pickup lot. This is where all Uber driver-partners at BOS meet travelers for pickup.

Taxi
Depending on which terminal you’re at, follow the nearest taxi sign.

The T
If your flight just landed in Boston or you’re on your way out of town, the T offers simple connections to and from Logan International Airport. The SL1 bus picks up and drops off at every Logan Airport terminal, with connections to the Red Line and Commuter Rail at South Station in downtown Boston. Once you arrive at South Station, take the Red Line towards Harvard and exit at Charles/MGH station. The Liberty Hotel is located directly across from the T station.

Shuttle Service
The Liberty Hotel does not provide shuttle service.

Car Rental
On-Airport Car Rental
The Rental Car Center (RCC) is located at 15 Transportation Way, East Boston, MA 02124. Buses servicing the Airport Station, terminals, and RCC run every 5-6 minutes. Look for the blue and white RCC shuttle buses.

Parking (at Liberty Hotel)
Valet parking only with in/out privileges; no self-parking. There is no cost to attendees to valet park. Please be sure to mention you are attending Acrolinx Content Connections 2019.

Accommodations

Hotel
Reserve your room for Acrolinx Content Connections 2019. We have arranged a contingent from June 24 to June 27, 2019, for your stay at the conference hotel.

The price for a standard room for one person including breakfast is €122.00 per night. The standard room for two persons incl. breakfast costs €132.00. These options are available until 22.04.2019.

Please book your room with the keyword: +Acrolinx and a valid credit card for guarantee. The hotel’s reservation service is available for bookings via phone at +49 (0) 30 34 74 72 30 0 or via e-mail at reservationsberlin@amanogroup.de

AMANO Grand Central
Heidestraße 62
10557 Berlin
Phone +49 (0) 30 400 300 0

The AMANO Grand Central is located only a few minutes’ walk from the main station. Numerous restaurants and sights are also within walking distance.

Alternative accommodations
Hotel Eurostars Berlin
Friedrichstrasse 99, 10117 Berlin
Phone +49 (0) 30 7017360
(individual booking)

Leonardo Hotel Berlin Mitte
Bertolt-Brecht-Platz 4, 10117 Berlin
Phone +49 (0) 30 374 405 000
(individual booking)

Transportation
The AMANO Grand Central is located 7 km from Berlin-Tegel Airport and 24 km from Berlin-Schönefeld Airport. The hotel can be easily reached by taxi or public transport.

Parking
At AMANO Grand Central, underground parking spaces are available for a fee.

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