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Adept Experience is the only event where you can learn, share and connect with knowledge experts from Synergis and the Adept community.

Make lasting connections with your peers, give input to our roadmap, and gain insights and expertise that will propel your company to a new level of operational excellence.

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Adept Experience is the only annual event where you can learn, share and connect with knowledge experts from Synergis Software and customers from the global...
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Speakers & Panelists

Gregg Schuler

Global Manager for Engineering Information, DOW Chemical Company

Christopher Wood

Adept DMS Support SME, DOW Chemical Company

Steve Danasko

SAP Solution Specialist, Greene, Tweed & Co.

Norm Kopp

GBS Applications Manager, Joy Global

Don Adams

Americas Region Manufacturing Systems Coordinator, Lucite International Inc

Robert Green

President, Robert Green Consulting

Todd Cummings

Vice President of Research & Development

Scott Lamond

Vice President, Marketing & Business Development

Chris Fabri

Director of Solutions Architects / Customer Advocate

Kristen Tomasic

Vice President of Sales

Joe Gasper

Adept Product Manager

Eric Homeier

Solutions Architect

ADEPT COMMUNITY NETWORKING RECEPTION & DINNER

Tuesday, October 18th, 6-9:30PM   /  Hotel Bethlehem Terrace Room

Agenda

Conference sessions will be October 19-20, 2016
with Pre-Conference Training being held on October 17-18.
Training Day 1
17 October 2016
Training Day 2
18 October 2016
Conference Day 1
19 October 2016
Conference Day 2
20 October 2016

Adept Administrator Basics – Day 1 of 2

A condensed and accelerated version of our 4.5 day Adept Administrator Training class, this class will focus on general Adept administration, with less focus on user functionality and topics typically geared toward IT professionals than the full 4.5 day class.

Intended audience:  For existing Adept users getting introduced as a new Administrator to support an existing Administrator, and for existing Adept administrators who want a refresher.

Duration: 2 Days

John Burke

Adept API Training – Day 1 of 1.5

This class is a condensed and accelerated version of our standard three day API class and provides your VB.NET or C# developer with a practical understanding of Adept’s API and how to build custom extensions to expand Adept’s out of the box capabilities. Join clients who have extended Adept to further automate their business processes to achieve time and resource gains!

Intended audience:  Individuals with Visual Basic or .NET programming experience who wish to extend Adept’s out of the box capabilities.

Duration: 1.5 Days

Andrew Cummings

Adept 2017 Update Training

Learn and experience the new capabilities of Adept 2017, including the new single document interface and new ribbon bar in Adept Desktop, and the entirely new web client interface. Understand the architectural changes that will significantly improve performance, scalability, and the ability to integrate with other business systems.

Intended audience:  For any Adept administrator or user who would like to get their hands on Adept 2017, learn the new interface, understand the new architecture, and experience new capabilities.

Duration: 1 Day

Jeff Newton

Adept Transmittal Automation Workshop

So you want to learn how you can take advantage of the Adept transmittal automation capabilities inside your own organization or externally with contractors, vendors, or customers?  This hands on workshop will show you all the ways you can leverage this workhorse feature, and show you the ins and outs of configuration, integration with workflow, and best practices.

Intended audience:  For Adept administrators, power users of companies wishing to implement or optimize the use of Adept’s flexible and powerful transmittal automation capabilities for use within their own organization and/or externally with contractors, vendors or customers.

Duration: Half Day

Nick Bogart

Adept Reporting Workshop

Organizing and presenting data for improved analysis and decision making is one of the most important benefits Adept can provide.  This workshop will help you learn how to effectively build, share and leverage Adept’s powerful reporting capabilities.

Intended audience:  For Adept administrators or users who want to leverage Adept to automate powerful reports and provide greater visibility to projects and facilitate improved decision making.

Duration: Half Day

Nick Bogart

ADEPT ADMINISTRATOR BASICS – DAY 2 OF 2

A condensed and accelerated version of our 4.5 day Adept Administrator Training class, this class will focus on general Adept administration, with less focus on user functionality and topics typically geared toward IT professionals than the full 4.5 day class.

Intended audience:  For existing Adept users getting introduced as a new Administrator to support an existing Administrator, and for existing Adept administrators who want a refresher.

Duration: 2 Days

John Burke

Adept API Training – Final 1/2 Day

This class is a condensed and accelerated version of our standard three day API class and provides your VB.NET or C# developer with a practical understanding of Adept’s API and how to build custom extensions to expand Adept’s out of the box capabilities. Join clients who have extended Adept to further automate their business processes to achieve time and resource gains!

Intended audience:  Individuals with Visual Basic or .NET programming experience who wish to extend Adept’s out of the box capabilities.

Duration: 1.5 Days

Andrew Cummings

Adept Workflow Workshop

Get your PhD in Adept workflow in this immersive, hands on class.  Learn the skills needed to effectively gather and document your existing processes, map them into Adept workflows, and configure them to get the fast and accurate results you need.  Learn the ins and outs of all your configuration options, and design workflows you can leverage back in the office.

Intended audience:  Intended for anyone in the organization responsible for improving engineering process flow including the engineering change process, facilitating collaboration across departments, reducing project or product cycle times, or configuring and managing workflows in Adept.

Duration: 1 Day

Jeff Newton

10 Most Important, Under-Utilized CAD Integration Features in Adept

This is the fastest way to get significantly more from your Adept investment.  Learn how to take advantage of 10 very powerful, and often un-utilized capabilities in Adept.

Intended audience:  This class is designed for those responsible for efficiency and productivity of CAD users or CAD leads, typically CAD managers, lead designers, engineering managers, or Adept Administrators.

Duration:  Half Day

Joe Gasper

10 Most Important, Under-Utilized Features in Adept

This is the fastest way to get significantly more from your Adept investment.  Learn how to take advantage of 10 very powerful, and often un-utilized capabilities in Adept.

Intended audience:  This class is designed for Adept administrators or users responsible or interested in improving organizational efficiency and getting the most from your Adept investment.

Duration:  Half Day

Nick Bogart

Adept Web Services

Welcome to an introduction to Adept’s new server side API, Adept Web Services. Adept’s new web client and many upcoming Adept features including the next generation Task Pane integrations are developed using this technology. Designed from the ground up using the latest technology and architecture, Adept’s RESTful web services provide tremendous flexibility for UI and backend development. Whether your company want to quickly add data tracked and managed in Adept to your company Dashboard or you want to add simple data and document access to an existing app or intranet site, this class is for you!

Intended audience:  Individuals with development experience using web services. Class will be conducted using .NET technologies, however any modern development environment consumes web services! Come and gain understanding and insight in to leveraging the Synergis.WebAPI endpoints for posting, getting and putting your way to accessing enterprise data stored in Adept.

Duration:  4 Hours

Andrew Cummings
6:30 am-8:00 am

Registration & Breakfast

Welcome & Kickoff

Scott Lamond, Vice President of Marketing and Partnerships

Scott Lamond

Think Different: The Psychology of Change and Overcoming Cultural Challenges

Are you realizing the full potential of your document management solution?  What could you accomplish if human resistance to change didn’t act as a barrier?  In this keynote session we’ll explore ways to bust through cultural boundaries and overcome resistance using positive psychological motivation, team based problem analysis, quality control concepts and feature identification matrices.  Examples of quantifying metrics including return on investment (ROI) will be used to facilitate justification for change with senior management teams.  Be ready to think differently so you can become the change agent your organization needs to realize its vision!

Robert Green

Joy Global (P&H Mining Equipment): Business Process Transformation with Adept

Find out how P&H Mining Equipment simplified engineering change management and united disparate teams with a Bill of Information that organizes the vast number of supporting documents spread across the enterprise.  Learn the best practices for creating and managing your Bill of Information and how to overcome cultural challenges.

Norm Kopp
10:15 am-10:45 am

Break & Networking

Lucite: Winning the Battle against Bad Data

Learn how Lucite is cleaning up and giving meaning to hundreds of thousands of engineering files that came together from a long series of mergers and acquisitions.  With no standards for document naming, organization, control or process, find out how Don Adams led the charge to reclaim data from chaos and reconcile the clashing cultures of disparate plant sites.

Don Adams

Adept 2017 Deep Dive, Part 1: The New Platform

Learn why the new platform for Adept 2017 is the most important change in over a decade.  Understand the changes to architecture and hugely positive impact on performance, scalability, and interoperability.

Bill Stamp
Todd Cummings
12:00 pm-1:15 pm

Lunch

Synergis Update and Partner Solutions

Learn about new ways Synergis can help your organization including a complete suite for project cost management , scanning and raster indexing services, FDA 21-CFR-11 consulting and validation services, CAD and PLM software and services, and more.

Kristen Tomasic
Scott Lamond

Adept Deep Dive, Part 2: Web Services

Learn how Adept’s new Web Services changes all the rules for integrating Adept with other workstation or enterprise applications to create a more connected, integrated organization.  Extend the functionality of your existing software, automate manual tasks, keep everything synchronized, and increase your return on investment.

Bill Stamp
Todd Cummings
2:15 pm-2:30 pm

Break & Networking

Adept 2017 Deep Dive, Part 3: The User Experience Plus Enhancements and Upgrade Info

Learn everything you need to know about the completely new Adept web clients, the redesigned Adept Desktop user interface, mobile device support, and how it’s easier than ever to use Adept in your overseas locations.  Also learn about the new Full Text Search, Related Fields changes, CAD integrations changes, and other enhancements.  And get the scoop on important considerations for your upgrade to Adept 2017.

Chris Fabri
Todd Cummings
4:15 pm-9:00 pm

Evening Social Event & Dinner

6:30 am-8:00 am

Breakfast

The DOW Chemical Company: Global Enterprise Deployment of Synergis Adept

The Dow Chemical company employs approximately 49,500 people at 180 sites in 35 countries.  Effective collaboration and sharing of engineering information across this global portfolio is essential to Dow’s continued success. In 2011, Dow embarked upon a multi-year project to consolidate many older, unsupported document management systems into Synergis Adept, with the immediate objective of providing a single point of access to engineering documents.  By 2017, that system will serve approximately 3 million documents to over 10,000 users worldwide, with an IT footprint of 50+ servers. This two-part presentation first explores the value case, the vendor selection process, the implementation plan, key learnings, and future plans.  The second part describes a Dow-developed Adept reporting solution, used both to monitor the global system health and to help justify continued investment.

Christopher Wood
Gregg Schuler

Greene Tweed: Enterprise Business Integration with Adept

Discover how Greene Tweed has integrated Adept with SAP to automate process and enable enterprise collaboration across three continents. Using various Adept plugins, the company was able to save time and money on the implementation, while lowering ongoing maintenance headaches and fees.

Steve Danasko
9:45 am-10:15 am

Break & Networking

Adept and the Cloud: Understand Your Options

Learn the different ways you can leverage Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) across your enterprise environment. Find out if hosting is right for you.

Todd Cummings
Jeff Newton

Technical Solutions Every Administrator Should Know

Learn valuable strategies, skills, and tools to optimize the performance, usability and integrity of your Adept environment from two of our most knowledgeable experts.

Patti Heubach
Eric Homeier

The Adept Swiss Army Knife

Discover the untapped potential of PublishWave as an enterprise data connector, process automation workhorse, and automated PDF and print engine.  Hear stories of diverse and creative ways organizations are leveraging Adept’s secret weapon.

Joe Gasper
Chris Fabri
12:00 pm-1:15 pm

Lunch

Stump the Chump

Ask our panel of experts your most challenging questions, and win prizes if you can stump the chump.

Charlie Smith
Patti Heubach
Bill Stamp
Eric Homeier
Joe Gasper

Customer Panel: Extending Adept through the Enterprise

Leaders from the Adept customer community will share their thoughts and experience on strategies for deployment of Adept across a multi-site enterprise.  Discussion topics will include enterprise system integration, standardization, customization, user adoption, and overcoming cultural challenges.

Gaze into the Adept Crystal Ball

See the anticipated future of the Adept suite of products and learn what it means for you and your organization.

Todd Cummings
2:45 pm-3:00 pm

Break & Networking

Adept Customer Advisory Council: Your Input to Product Direction

Offer your thorough input directly to the Adept product team about what you want to see next in Adept.

Chris Fabri
Scott Lamond

Location

Hotel Bethlehem
Hotel Bethlehem, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, USA 18018
215.302.3000adeptexperience@synergissoftware.com

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