We’ve packaged so much peer-to-peer and colleague networking events into three days that your hotel room will wonder where you went! Your conference registration gives you access to a wide variety of special networking events that are seamlessly woven into the forum. You get here, and we’ll do the rest!

Chicago Architecture
Twilight River Cruise

Sunday, April 30 • 6:30pm – 8:30pm

Serene and bathed in softer light, the city’s architecture takes on a whole new life in the setting sun. You’ll find out how Chicago grew from a small settlement into one of the world’s largest cities in less than 100 years. In 90 minutes, get the real story on Chicago architecture and its history. Note: There is a fee to attend this special event.

Breakfast Keynote:
State of the Customer Communications Management (CCM) and Information Management Industry
Sponsored by Newgen

Monday, May 1 • 8:00am – 9:50am

Featuring Craig Le Clair, Vice President, Principal Analyst, Forrester Research
Craig serves enterprise architecture and business process professionals. He is an internationally recognized expert in helping companies transform from manual and analogue-based processes to the mobile, digital, and cognitive world. Technology areas include enterprise collaboration, dynamic case management, electronic signature, customer communications management, robotic process automation, cognitive solutions, and their potential workforce disruption.

Joe Shepley
Spotlight Keynote:
The Changing Landscape
of Information Management
– The Top Trends in 2017
and Beyond

Monday, May 1 • 10:00am – 10:50am

Featuring Joe Shepley, Vice President & Practice Leader, Doculabs
Joe is a 20-year veteran of the information management space. Joe works with organizations in a wide range of industries to develop strategies for managing their information assets and for addressing the security requirements of those assets. He also currently serves as the Conference Chair of Information Management for the DOCUMENT Strategy Forum.

Networking Lunch:
Birds of a Feather

Monday, May 1 • 12:00pm – 1:00pm

Great minds think alike! Easily connect with those attendees that share your interests, professional background and industry concerns. You will be personally matched with like-minded professionals based on data collected via our mobile app. You’ll be invited to join designated roundtables to enjoy great food and conversations about the topics you care about!

Triple D Reception
Sponsored by Box, Inc.

Monday, May 1 • 4:00pm – 6:00pm

The best relationships are built in a relaxed, informal setting that promotes casual dialogue. To make it easy, we’ve personally matched you with a few exhibitors to meet right away. Simply locate the booths marked with the same color that match the ribbons on your own attendee badge. Enjoy some great food, drinks and conversation!

Bite & Biz Exhibit
Floor Luncheon

Tuesday, May 2 • 11:30am – 2:30pm

Don’t worry about grabbing lunch and missing time on the Exhibit Floor; we’ve got it covered! Consider it a working lunch on us while you spend time finding that right product or service that can help propel your company forward.

Closing Keynote:
Infonomics: The Discipline of Monetizing, Managing and Measuring Information as a True Asset

Tuesday, May 2 • 2:45pm – 3:45pm

Featuring Douglas Laney, Vice President & Distinguished Analyst, Gartner
Doug is considered a pioneer in the field of data warehousing and originated the field of infonomics (short for “information economics”). His research areas include data strategy, infonomics, information innovation, big data and analytics use cases, data monetization, open and syndicated data and the roles/organizational structures for data management and analytics teams.

Rooftop Rendezvous
Networking Reception

Tuesday, May 2 • 4:00pm – 5:30pm

What better way to unwind after a busy day than enjoying a cocktail with friends on a rooftop deck overlooking the beautiful Chicago skyline. It’s truly a sight to behold!