Last week I attended the Nexus ‘10 (#nexusecm) event at the Meydenbauer Center. This is the ImageSource annual event for their customers and partners. This was the second time I was able to attend and I plan on going back next year.
For an incredible stream of pictures take a look at the ImageSource Facebook site. Victor, ImageSource CFO is also an incredible photographer. (I will post the link when I find it)
Day 1 – Off with a Bang
I’ve gotta say the marketing team at ImageSource is incredible. They started off with a Mission Impossible theme to “Ignite” your business. This theme was carried through the whole event and it really resonated with me.
Is your System of Engagement in place?
Day 1 kicked off with an insightful and funny keynote by AIIM’s President John Mancini (@jmancini77). As usual John gets people thinking. He spoke about a task force AIIM and a group of industry leading firms (full disclosure – my company is on the task force) and Geoffrey Moore (Author of Crossing the Chasm and Inside the Tornado) are leading to think about the next 20 years of the Enterprise Content Management (ECM) industry.
Here is the link to his presentation: http://slidesha.re/91U7yz
SharePoint – What’s New and What’s Possible
This was the title of my session. I was really happy to see a standing room only audience. The presentation is below and can be found on slideshare here. The presentation highlights 10 Nuggets that SharePoint 2010 offers and 5 things SharePoint 2010 doesn’t deliver. Missing these points is not an indictment against SharePoint – It’s an opportunity for Partners.
Request: As you look thought the presentation please let me know if you have any questions. My contact info is in the presentation and below.
Day 2 – NASA Stories and Fish Tales
The second day of Nexus ‘10 kicked off with a keynote by Dr. James T. Brown – Author and former NASA engineer (truly a rocket scientist). Dr. Brown spoke about Change Management and tied it together nicely with his opening slide that spoke about the skills required for fishing and how they change from region to region.
Great Agenda – A Nice Compliment to the Great Keynotes
The ImageSource team assembled a solid agenda. They had several great customer testimonial videos. I think everyone that attended was able to get a view of how ImageSource and the partners in attendance solve business challenges with a mix of technical detail. The mix was just right.
To cap it off … Image Source made a BIG and BOLD announcement.
Be Bold or Be Dead
I give the ImageSource team a lot of credit for making a tough decision. Bringing out a Tablet PC for Business Users is gutsy and I hope that being first (or at least one of the first) pays off. It’s not easy to launch a new product – especially in a market as competitive at the Tablet PC market.
Kudos to the ImageSource Team
To the ladies (pictured below) and the technical teams as well as the execs to pull together and create a great event.
I would be remiss in my summary of Nexus if I didn’t mention Ruben Kerson (@rubenkersonIS). He was a great emcee for the event and did an incredibly funny “Man on the Street” video where he asked people about terms we use every day in the Enterprise Content Management industry. Hopefully, the ImageSource team will post the video and hopefully they won’t lose Ruben to The Daily Show <G>
If you attended the ImageSource Nexus event and have a write up or pictures and videos (especially if they were filmed with Kodak cameras) please share them here in the comments. I’m sure the ImageSource team would love to see them too … and to see you back at the next Nexus event. I know I’ll be there!
image credits: ImageSource
About The Author:
I have spent the better part of the last 20 years working in various aspects of the ECM industry. I am currently with Kodak as a Director of Business Development. In my past I have spent time at Kofax, Microsoft, FileNet, K2, and at Captaris (which was acquired by Open Text in Nov 2008). Prior to that I was a Unix VAR running my own company. Follow me on Twitter, check my blog, send email or find me on Facebook or LinkedIn.