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Partner Summit (11th - 13th Feb 2015)
Tuesday, February 10th: Main Conference, Parallel Industry Sessions
Wednesday, February 11th: Solution Track, Project Delivery Track, Product & Technology Track
Thursday, February 12th: Main Conference, Evening Reception
Friday, February 13th: Parallel Sessions: Business Track, Open Spaces
Registration & Evening Reception
Network, meet, and engage with your peers and hybris experts. You will have the opportunity to have 1-to-1 meetings, and enjoy dinner, drinks, and live music!
Get an inside look at our strategic direction, product innovations, and updates to our engagement plan. Hear from hybris customers & partners and discover best practices in commerce and customer engagement. Plus some exciting announcements you won’t want to miss.
We will split into 3 parallel sessions after lunch covering three key areas:
• Dedicated B2B Session
• Dedicated B2C Session
• Subscriptions & Selling Services (Telco, Media, Entertainment, Software, Online Services)
Each session will introduce industry specialists from hybris along with customer speakers who will share insights from their experience.
To make the most of this global event, we will have eight roundtables set up just for you. The topics this year are based on your feedback, so make sure you secure your place today!
Customer Days and Partner Summit
Choose from three different knowledge tracks based on your interests and needs:
Project Solution Track
Get the latest on what’s trending in the commerce world, deep dive into the CEC components, and learn how your business can leverage them!
New this year: we will host a best practices group workshop during the day!
Project Delivery Track
With hands-on workshops and best practice presentations,
we will take you through an ideal delivery journey.
Product & Technology Track
Gain insights into hybris Product and Technology, and learn about the latest and upcoming releases,
from functionality overviews to technology deep dives.
Get the inside track on our strategic direction, product innovations and get updates on our partner program. Hear from hybris customers & partners and discover best practices in commerce and customer engagement. Plus some exciting announcements you won’t want to miss.
Choose which presentations to attend based on your interests and needs.
(THIS TRACK IS FULLY BOOKED OUT!)
For those of you on the business side of the project, dive into more focused discussions tailored to you on Day 2 in the Business Track. Here we’ll discuss new Focus Verticals for 2015, Cross-Selling Best Practices, hybris OnDemand Support, and more. Plus, networking opportunities with your peers.
About Open Spaces
(Friday, February 13th)
Back by popular demand! Open Spaces is open to anyone, and everyone can suggest or present topics using a simple, low-tech method of topic suggestion and voting. The simple principles guarantee that everyone is in the right place, listening to exactly what they want to hear.
This is the time for you to get to the heart of what you want to learn. Attendees of these events often describe them as the best conferences they have ever attended!
Open Spaces process
All of the sessions will take place in a single room, in a ring of chairs with limited or no presentation media. People are encouraged to move around, walking away from a discussion that bores them and finding something that seems interesting. Remember: a group of 5 interested people is more valuable than 50 bored people.
During the time leading up to the Open Space Sessions, a page (or whiteboard) will be made available, listing all the discussions that people want to hear, participate in or present. Participants can add or vote for a discussion that they are interested in.
Close to the start time, the top topics are sorted into the available venues and time slots. As the time approaches, details as to which talks are happening in which venue, and how many people (roughly) will attend will emerge.
Similar topics can be combined; topics with little or no interest can be scrapped, or if the few interested people want to, a new venue can spring up. In Open Spaces, a venue could be 5 chairs in a circle in the corridor or the kitchen.
Sessions start at roughly the suggested time, but finish when they finish. That could be 10 minutes if everyone feels they have had enough, or just in time for the next session (if there is one).
These are interactive discussions. The chairs are arranged in a circle with a single or double row depending on size. No one is in front; if someone wants to show their laptop they can do so on their lap in the circle, or on a projector if there is one available, and hands-on sessions can be done on laps too. USB memory sticks can be passed around to share information; flip charts can be used for ad hoc scribbling, but this is not a lecture, and talking over a slide deck is discouraged.
During Open Spaces, we encourage the four basic principles:
is interested is the “right person” for the session
the group decides to discuss is the “agenda”
it starts is the start time, and discussions can go until they’re finished
it is over – move to the next topic of interest