Wednesday, October 17, 2012


Another Action Packed Agenda

imageDay Two was filled with sessions from customers and a few partners. Where they shared their successes as well as the challenges they faced when deploying their Winshuttle solutions

If you are wondering What’s a WUG? Click here for the WUG Day 1 Recap

Day Two kicked off with remarks from Lewis Carpenter, CEO of Winshuttle.

imageWhere he spoke about the the growth of the company and thanked the customers and partners for making this growth possible. He also spoke about the plans for the future and how the WUG is a chance for the attendees to meet, share and connect with their peers and Winshuttle staffers. He made sure the WUG attendees knew that the success of Winshuttle is directly tied to the customers and partners that make the time to attend the WUG. He mentioned the Winshuttle commitment to innovation and that feedback from customers and partners is critical for driving the business forward.

imageWhich led to his introduction of Dave Blakeley, the Technology Strategy practice lead at IDEO. Dave spoke about innovation and the use of observation, experimentation and visualization to spur innovative thinking and success.He mentioned several projects he and his team had worked on for the US Navy and Cisco for VOIP phones. His talk was filled with great examples of brainstorming sessions and unencumbered thinking to develop models for future products and services. He strongly encouraged people to observe in order to be inspired.

“Get out and talk to your customers & stakeholders. Only thru honest, visceral gut level conversations can you truly learn their needs” ~ Dave Blakely, IDEO

Partners Make It Happen

The WUG had a lot od Winshuttle partners in attendance. I spent a lot of time with a few specific partners because we work together to drive awareness and adoption of our SAP and SharePoint solutions. I encourage you to check them out at the links below and to ping me directly if you have any questions about partnering with Winshuttle.

Partners bring subject matter expertise and they have the skills to develop both simple and complex solutions to address a wide swath of business and technical needs across vertical and horizontal solution areas.

The agenda for day two made it very challenging to see everything. Actually, it would be impossible to see everything … and that’s OK. The people speaking on behalf of the customer accounts they represent were around all day and they were willing to chat about their use of Winshuttle. I was impressed by the wide use of Winshuttle products to create so many varied solutions.

There were 30+ breakout sessions. Three I attended were packed with people clamoring to learn more about how these companies are using Winshuttle with their SAP deployments.

~ HollyFrontier – Creating One Entry Point
~ REI – Driving Process Evolution
~ Microsoft – Managing HR efforts





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Day Two Pics

A few pictures from day two.


Stay Tuned for Pics and a Recap.

If you are here at the WUG please say hello. If you couldn’t make it this time we hope to see you next year. Finally, if you work with SAP and want to integrate your SAP data with Microsoft SharePoint please check out the links below or feel free to contact me directly --- or mobile: +1 425 922 8056


Need more info about Winshuttle products? There is a lot more information, including quite a few written and video case studies, on the Winshuttle web site. Here are a few links to get your started.

Full Disclosure: I work for Winshuttle and I’m really excited by all the great things going on with our customers and partners. I’m always happy to connect with people directly or on social media channels to see how we might be able to help each other.

Jeff Shuey is a veteran in the Enterprise Content Management industry. Over the past 20 years he has worked with customers and partners to design, develop and deploy solutions around the world. Jeff is currently the Director of Strategic Alliances at Winshuttle. He has worked for Microsoft, FileNet, K2, Captaris, Open Text, Kofax and Kodak. He speaks and blogs about ECM and the Intersection between Social, Mobile and Cloud Computing.

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