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OpenAthens Customer Conference – Agenda

AvatarBy Beth Rutter
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Wednesday 17th August 2016

Creating Connections – OpenAthens Customer Conference
Wednesday 9 November 2016
National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham

The conference is for existing customers of OpenAthens.

The event will bring together information professionals and technical experts from across the spectrum of healthcare, academia, corporates and publishing under the theme of Creating Connections to discuss the key challenges and opportunities facing organisations in the context of Identity and Access Management (IAM).

Agenda

09.00-09.30
Registration, coffee, networking, clinics and exhibition

09.30-09.45 – Main Room
Welcome address
Mike Brooksbank, Executive Director, OpenAthens

09.45-10.15 – Main Room
Keynote address: How Readers Discover Content
Tracy Gardner from Simon Inger Consulting present the results of their 12 month research project, which included a survey of how over 40,000 readers discover scholarly content. The findings are pertinent to publishers and information professionals alike across sectors.

10:15-10.45 – Main Room
OpenAthens product update
Jon Bentley, Head of Product Marketing, OpenAthens
Jon shares the vision for our products, explains our brand evolution and presents key milestones in the development of our identity and access management (IAM) solutions. He also highlights the range of applications that work with OpenAthens.

10.45-12.00 Breakout sessions (with coffee served midway in rooms)

Breakout session 1 for Information Professionals – Main Room
Key considerations when mapping your end user experience – Adam Snook, Pre-sales consultant, OpenAthens
Top tips in marketing OpenAthens to your end users – Louise Eagle, Marketing Manager, OpenAthens

Breakout session 1 for Publishers – Room A
Phase one of OpenAthens SP evolution – David Orrell, System Architect, OpenAthens and Phil Leahy, Service Relationship Manager, OpenAthens
Training tutorial on the new publisher dashboard – Andy Anderson, Training Manager, OpenAthens

Breakout session 1 for technical roles – Room B
Our product development methodology – Neil Scully, Head of Development & Service Delivery, OpenAthens
Technical Q&A with development team representatives

12.00-13.00 Lunch, networking, clinics and exhibition 

13.00-13.30 – Main room
Guest speaker – Ken Chad from Ken Chad Consulting
Library service innovation in a competitive world: focus on the user

13.30-14.30 Breakout sessions

Breakout session 2 for Information Professionals and technical roles – Main Room
Training presentation on the new features in OpenAthens including the Redirector and local directory connection options – Andy Anderson, Training Manager, OpenAthens

Breakout session 2 for Publishers – Room A
Phase two of OpenAthens SP evolution including OpenID connect option – David Orrell, System Architect, OpenAthens and Phil Leahy, Service Relationship Manager, OpenAthens
Federated access management within the corporate sector, Phil Leahy

Breakout lightning talks – Room B
Suppliers from our mini expo deliver 10 minute showcases of their solutions and how they benefit the identity and access management community.

14.30-14.45
Coffee, networking, clinics and exhibition

14.45-15.45 Roundtables or lightning talks

Round table sessions
Main room and Room A
Sign up to a roundtable debate to discuss with your peers key themes relating to identity and access management. Facilitated by OpenAthens staff and guest experts. Topics may include – TBC:

– IAM challenges and opportunities in education
– OpenAthens, Shibboleth or simply SAML
– IAM challenges and opportunities in healthcare
– IAM challenges and opportunities for publishers
– Ways to be innovative in university libraries
– IAM challenges and opportunities for corporates
– Compatible apps with OpenAthens
– Enhancing the end user journey for corporates
– Ideas for developing OpenAthens
– IAM challenges and opportunities for NFPs

Lightning talks – Room B
Suppliers from our mini expo deliver 10 minute showcases of their solutions and how they benefit the identity and access management community.

15.45 OpenAthens panel Q&A
Ask the executive team at OpenAthens any questions that have arisen from the day, whether they relate to the product, the organisation or general themes.

16.15 Close with optional drinks in bar

Support clinics – pre-book a one-to-one session at any time throughout the day with a support analyst or with a development representative. Subject to availability.

* The agenda may be subject to change.

Book your delegate place here.


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