Past Webinars

  • Recorded on February 28, 2024
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    For beginners in DITA XML or for those dealing with ongoing content migration, we provide an easy solution to get up-and-running with your own customized conversion pipeline using our automated Migrate SaaS tool. Register to attend a short 45-minute demo with Stilo’s CTO, Jackson Klein, to learn how this can be accomplished.
      Presented by: Jackson Klein, Stilo
    Jackson has more than 20 years of technical leadership, strategic direction and oversight for successful planning and execution of all stages of R&D, product development and lifecycle. He is responsible for developing and championing Stilo’s technology strategy across all functions of the organization and contributing to Stilo’s long-term vision.
    Prior to joining Stilo, Jackson managed and led R&D teams to develop and successfully launch software products in the field of design, simulation and analysis of photonic integrated circuits, communication systems and networks. Jackson holds a M.S and a Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from State University of Campinas, Brazil and an MBA from the University of Ottawa.
       
  • Recorded on: January 24, 2024
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    Improve Efficiency and Reduce Risk with High-Quality Componentized Content

     
    In this webinar, we’ll dive into the strategies and practical solutions to help technical writing teams and enterprise content owners to improve editorial workflows and manage the risks associated with generative content. In this session we’ll discuss:
    • Why enterprises should consider relational componentized content
    • Recommendations enterprise content teams should follow to measure success
    • How Avalara is increasing content efficiency and customer experience
    Join Acrolinx, Avalara, and Madcap Software on Wednesday, January 24 as we dig deeper into the impact and importance of high quality structured content.
      Presented by: Chris Carroll, Acrolinx; Mike Iantosca, Avalara; and Dipo Ajose-Coker, Madcap Software Headshot of smiling man with short dark hair and beardChris Carroll is Director of Product Marketing at Acrolinx.       headshot of a smiling man with short dark hair Mike Iantosca is Senior Director of Content Platforms at Avalara.       Head shot of smiling man with hat Dipo Ajose-Coker is Product Marketing Manager at MadCap Software.            
  • Recorded on: February 8, 2024
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    Learn how Sandvik Mining and Construction makes their DITA-based technical content fit to support their global servitization strategy. For many years Sandvik is creating, managing, translating, and publishing conditionalized DITA content with RWS technology and services. This content has been created with a “Safety First” approach and published as PDFs. Sandvik`s new digital service offerings – enabled through connected products - require customers and service technicians to retrieve personalized and relevant information components through their Web-based aftersales application My Sandvik / SmartMate with the new paradigm: provide the right information, for the right use case at the right time. To enable this a semantic data layer has been implemented combining existing taxonomies, product-structures and iiRDS. DITA topics are now tagged by taking advantage of the Semantic AI capabilities – so called “Smart Tagging”. The hereby created smart content components are then delivered and exposed in a content-as-a-service approach.  
    Presented by: André Schlotz, RWS; Hareesh K, Sandvik Mining and Construction GmbH; and Harald Stadlbauer, MD, NINEFEB

    André Schlotz is VP Global Automotive and Manufacturing Solutions, RWS Group. He helps organizations to digitalize their content supply chain through structured content authoring, component content management and single source content delivery. Before joining RWS in 2013 he was holding various management positions in manufacturing companies in product development, aftersales, process organization and IT. He has more than 20 years of experiences in process consulting, planning, building and running digital industry solutions.

    headshot of man with short dark hair and short beard and mustacheHareesh Kanakaswamy is the Portfolio Manager of Digital Services Solutions at Sandvik Mining and Construction G.m.b.H. With 14+ years of experience in product development and aftermarket operations, he specializes in constructing end-to-end digital ecosystems for servitization strategies. Hareesh is a firm believer in innovation as the key to sustainable progress for humanity. headshot of man with short hair and short beard and mustacheHarald Stadlbauer, MD is General Manager of the NINEFEB Group of companies, dedicated to the advancement of Technical Communication, like Technical Documentation as well as eLearning to the intelligent delivery of it. He is actively engaged in developing iiRDS further as well as contributing to the AAS (Asset Administration Shell) sub-models of the IDTA (Industrial Digital Twin Association)            
  • Recorded on February 7, 2024
      When should regression testing be performed? Regression analysis of PDFs allows you to test system changes, changes to CMS, changes to stylesheet, changes to formatting software, and changes to graphic software. Regression testing should take place anytime your system, hardware, or software changes to determine if what was correct in the output is still correct in output. Changes may result in content disappearing, incorrect formatting, changes to the integrity of images and tables, and many other (sometimes subtle) issues that invalidate the reliability of the document. Antenna House Regression Testing System is for Automated – Fast – Accurate PDF to PDF & Image to Image Visual Comparisons

    Presented by Michael Miller

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    Michael Miller is Vice President of Antenna House, Inc., a company that has developed one of the leading standards‐based (XSL‐FO and CSS) document formatting software products on the market today. Michael has a degree in Printing Engineering and Management and has been involved in high‐end composition, document formatting, and document management for over 40 years. He has an extensive background with structured data, including SGML, XML, S1000D, and DITA. During his career, he has worked in Europe and North America and has been involved in the implementations of some of the largest fully automated publishing and document formatting projects.

  • Recorded on: March 27, 2024 

    DITA is a fantastic tool for authoring efficiency and content management. It might as well be the keystone for outstanding content experiences, like content personalization and multi-channel delivery. But caution! What was thought for content creation is not always the right fit for modern content publishing.

    Drawing from his experience as a content expert and senior consultant at Fluid Topics, Gaspard Bébié-Valérian will address in this webinar the specifics for content delivery of two key elements, metadata and granularity, and how to enrich and optimize them to build exceptional experiences with your DITA content.

    Don’t miss the opportunity to delve into practical use cases encountered during real-life implementations and gain insights to enrich your own content strategy."

    Presented by Gaspard Bébié-Valérian
    At the crossroads of engineering and social sciences, Gaspard enjoys exploring the breadth of technologies involved in technical documentation, including structured documentation, CCMS, and DITA-OT. Gaspard works as content expert and senior consultant at Fluid Topics, helping clients get the most out of their Content Delivery Platform. 
         
  • Recorded on April 25, 2024
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    Join us for an insightful webinar as we explore the trends of generative AI and emerging technologies in technical communication. In this session, we'll review the current state of AI generated content and the future of complex content. Key points we’ll cover:
    • The multiple use cases for generative AI, including content creation, management, and optimization.
    • How to eliminate the risk of off-brand, non-compliant content that ensures brand integrity.
    • How to streamline workflows and increase efficiency throughout the content supply chain.
    Don't miss this opportunity to stay ahead of the curve and take advantage of Generative AI and emerging technologies to propel your technical communication efforts into the future. Register now to secure your spot!   Presented by: Paul Bongers, Acrolinx Headshot of smiling man with short hair and beard
    Paul shapes the Acrolinx product strategy. He's worn many hats in SaaS businesses, but at heart he's a strategist and a technologist. Paul brings a wealth of experience and creativity to Acrolinx. His work with partner ecosystem development, SaaS strategy development along with a deep passion for user-centric technology set the tone of innovation at Acrolinx.
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  • Recorded on May 9, 2024

    For years, the focus of our content strategy has been on crafting messaging for human audiences, leveraging personas, controlled vocabulary, and tone. However, with the rise of Artificial Intelligence (AI) as a new audience, our approach must evolve. How does this shift impact our writing, and how can we create content that resonates with humans while effectively training AI systems? Can the same content achieve both goals and does it hinge on our AI usage intentions? Join Leigh White in this thought-provoking webinar as she delves into the necessary considerations for how we must rethink our approach if we want to use our content to teach the machines to teach us.

      Presented by: Leigh White, MadCap Software
    Leigh White has by now worn almost all the DITA hats: authoring, information architecture, stylesheet development, and conversion. At MadCap Software, formerly IXIASOFT, she’s done everything from implementations to training to feature design to product ownership. Leigh’s also a conference veteran, having spoken on XML, DITA, content management systems, content conversion, and even Frank Lloyd Wright over the years. She is the author of “DITA For Print: A DITA Open Toolkit Workbook” and a contributor to “The Language of Content Strategy.” In her spare time, she hikes, conlangs, plans the perfect murder mystery plot, and makes things from wood.
                                 
  • Recorded on June 5, 2024

    Crafted for technical writers, savvy documentation managers, and stakeholders looking to innovate, this webinar aims to dissect how AI is reshaping the creation, management, and delivery of technical content. Attendees will learn how to leverage AI for more than just efficiency, with a focus on enriching content quality, enhancing user engagement, and informing content strategy with data-driven insights. Join Dipo as he encourages participants to delve into the optimal positioning of AI as a fundamental component of their technical communication toolkit, with the ultimate goal of redefining the boundaries of technical writing and documentation management.

      Presented by: Dipo Ajose-Coker, MadCap Software Head shot of smiling man with hat
    After moving to France in 2005, Dipo earned an MA in Multilingual and Multimedia Document Conception from the Université Paris Cité. For the past 18 years, he has combined his language and IT skills, working as a DITA expert, technical writer, editor, and proof-reader in Fintech and MedTech. In 2021, Dipo transitioned to Content Creation and Marketing. As a vital intermediary, he bridges the gap between developers and end users, representing both perspectives. In the grand symphony of the Technical Communications industry, Dipo conducts, unifying and harmonizing the voices of users, industry experts and vendors.
                                 
  • Recorded on June 12, 2024
    Much has been said about AI writing content, but what about reading it? What unique benefits does Generative AI provide for users to utilize and leverage your content? Actually, some of the most profitable GenAI use cases are related to the transformation of content delivery. In this webinar, we will explore successful initiatives in GenAI-augmented Content Delivery, from search to reading experience, and personalized and automated question answering. We will showcase some examples of AI implementations in Fluid Topics’ content delivery platform, transforming product content and enterprise knowledge into exceptional user experiences. Join Fabrice Lacroix, CEO of Fluid Topics, for an insightful session rooted in two decades of research and development in Large Language Models (LLM) and AI, along with recent AI projects within the industry.   Presented by Fabrice Lacroix
    Fabrice Lacroix is a serial entrepreneur and a technology pioneer. He has been working for 25 years on the development of innovative solutions around search technology, content enrichment and AI. He is the founder of Fluid Topics, the leading Content Delivery Platform that reinvents how users search, read and interact with technical documentation.
         
  • October 21, 2020 Thinking of automating your entire conversion process to DITA? Wanting to handle conversion work manually, in-house? Before you proceed, think about how the conversion could help you derive the benefits of DITA that you expect. A simplistic approach may allow you to publish something that looks just like what you have now. But a really good quality conversion will help you to leverage content reuse, personalization and multi-channel publishing, as well as making it easier to maintain and update your content. For example, will your conversion generate keys and keyrefs for variables? How about a relationship table, to prevent broken links? Will menu cascades be correctly marked up, for localization purposes? Presented by: Helen joined Stilo as a technical editor. She now works closely with Stilo Migrate customers, helping them to analyze their legacy content and configure appropriate mapping rules. She also provides Migrate customer training and support. Helen has helped Migrate customers to convert tens of thousands of pages of content to DITA and custom XML. Helen holds a Bachelor of Arts in English from St. Francis Xavier University in Antigonish, Nova Scotia, and has pursued graduate studies at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario.
  • April 14, 2021 Unsurprisingly, when it comes to the money your company spends producing technical documentation, your management knows the cost down to the penny. And when it comes to investing in THE content delivery solution that will streamline your work process, unleash your content, and transform your user experience, one question will arise without a doubt: “How much?” Meaning: “How much will it cost?" This can be a completely different conversation if you can turn it into “how much it will save” and “how much additional revenue it will bring to the company." In this webinar, we will give you a clear picture of the cost savings and gains a content delivery platform such as Fluid Topics can generate across three areas: customer and partner service, employee productivity, and client satisfaction. We will also give you access to a tool that will help you navigate scenarios and determine how long it will take to achieve a return on your investment by customizing the calculator’s numbers to fit your situation. Presented by: Geraldine Boulez is passionate about new technologies and their ability to solve people and business problems. This is what has led her to product management, marketing and business development positions in fast-growing tech companies and innovative corporations for over twenty years. Geraldine is VP of Marketing at Fluid Topics, the leading Content Delivery Platform that reinvents how users search, read and interact with technical documentation.
  • May 19, 2021 Omnichannel experience is setting the bar for customer expectation and it’s putting new and increasingly complex demands on your business to deliver the right information where your customers need it. Writing for the web is not writing for omnichannel. Preparing your content for emerging technologies requires new approaches to content creation and delivery. It requires a microcontent strategy. Robust content management technology is certainly part of the solution, and your organization will be tempted to invest in new tools for chatbots and voice. However, before you go ahead and fill yet another content silo with zettabytes of information, instead make enhancements to the content creation programs you already have. Microcontent is the next evolution in structured authoring and will open new channels for your content while improving delivery across existing channels. In this session, we will focus on the missing link in a successful microcontent strategy: an intent-based writing methodology. We will highlight some key concepts that will help you to start looking at your content through an omnichannel lens. Presented by: Mike Rowlinson is the VP of Training & Content Services at Precision Content. Mike has been working in the technical communications industry since 2005. His core belief is that great content enables great companies. Mike’s division develops and delivers engaging and effective training and transformation engagements including the recent completion of the firm's eLearning product, the 15 modules self-paced, Precision Content® Writer Training. The training enables writers to create effective content so that staff and customers alike can find what they need and understand what's required quickly and efficiently.
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