While the SpaceX station was launching, we were doing our first digital user conference. We know it wasn’t the ideal technical set up, but a lot of you still showed up and we are very grateful for that.
Here are a few key highlights:
- We featured 24 speakers
- Eight customers came to talk about their project
- We gave one customer this year’s innovation award
- It was five days long
- We met one cheetah
- And one very flexible reindeer
- Billions of documents were benchmarked
But it’s not all about numbers; it’s also about the ideas shared by our community. Today’s situation created the opportunity to hold a user conference online, making it easier for people to attend, even if not as fun.
We shared our vision for the future of content and how it can help transform how you work, collaborate, and serve customers, putting data and content together.
We kicked things off with Marci Maddox, Research Director for IDC’s Enterprise Content Strategies program. Marci and our CEO, Eric Barroca, shared their vision of the value of Content Services in Digital Business and how it helps organizations transform themselves. Especially in 2020. We shared stories about discoveries in unexpected places and, in turn, how they invigorated Nuxeo’s commitment to driving more value out of the content people use every day. They talked about what prompted Nuxeo to run an 11 billion document benchmark and the lessons learned to guide IT leaders in the future.
Later in the day, our Cloud senior leaders shared some of the key benefits of cloud infrastructure, and our CTO, Thierry Delprat, came back on the 11B benchmark story, accompanied by folks from MongoDB and AWS.
That was for day one. We then introduced three key themes:
- Enterprise Content Management (ECM)
- Digital Asset Management (DAM)
- Low Code
We were so pleased with a customer panel that gathered some of our biggest financial services customers during the ECM day. ABN AMRO, Northwestern Mutual, and BBVA shared insights about IT modernization and how Nuxeo helped them in these digital projects. We chatted about their different challenges in terms of scalability, regulations, and customer experience.
We managed to improve ten times our performance, so the robots can connect to our digital archives at the same time that our users.
Hanse Oude Groen ABN AMRO
Earlier this year, we were able to migrate from one public provider to another with the minimum outage, with no impact on the business level. For several millions of documents. That’s the power of modernization.
Jon Kane from Northwestern Mutual
We’re going to change the customer experience in banking!
Carlos Manuel Perez Rubio, BBVA
Also on the ECM day, we learned about several recent updates to the Nuxeo Platform and how they can impact customers developing content-centric applications. We learned about recent updates to the Enhanced Viewer, and how document annotations can improve collaboration. We demonstrated the enhancements to our Salesforce Connector, which enables users to access supporting content, managed within Nuxeo, directly within the Salesforce user experience. From there, we explored information governance and learned how our new Retention Management tools can not only ensure good governance practices but also optimize storage costs.
For the Digital Asset Management day, we had a fascinating conversation with customers using our Content Services Platform to manage rich media. We invited Disney TV Studios, PVH Corp (Van Heusen, Tommy Hilfiger, Calvin Klein, IZOD…), Western Governors University (WGU), and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to talk about their creative content challenges. From complex assets to the difficulties of remote work to tagging and AI, these organizations all used the Nuxeo Platform in concrete ways to meet their creative and design process needs. Golden tickets scavenger hunt for PVH, proprietary taxonomy for WGU or use of Artificial Intelligence to tag assets or create a cohesive, yet localized, search experience.
In the past, the Digital Asset Management UI was not user or human-friendly. With Nuxeo’s intuitive UI, our users found their content in a much simpler and flexible way.
LeGrand Hunsaker, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
We’re training our models in Nuxeo Insight to improve the search in the ways that our stakeholders would love. We want to make sure there’s a cohesive experience in search and have regional style codes.
Dan Rosenberg, PVH
We have interactive content. The Cloud has been very handy for that.
Jon Morley, Western Governors University
Once we could preview the videos in our DAM system, check them out and send them to producers, there was no barrier for us with the remote work, and now all the other channels want to copy us ;)
Alex Grimwade, Disney TV Studios
We later reviewed our Aspera connector & product updates for content transfers. Lucky attendees even had a sneak peek at an accelerator we’re building for Photo Studio operations.
The fourth day was all about low-code: how it can help you accelerate your market differentiation by building apps much faster with Nuxeo Studio. We talked about building blocks and API for bulk ingestion. But the best part was recognizing VF Corp, one of the world’s largest apparel companies (Vans, Supreme, North Face, Timberland) as the Content Services innovator of the year for their fantastic work on a Digital Asset Management project. They not only innovated with the Nuxeo Platform, but they’ve driven innovation within their operating models introducing new experiences for their digital supply chain. VF’s adoption transcends both ECM and DAM use cases and focuses on business outcomes. It empowered broader collaboration within VF’s process flows and delivered benefits in their operational model.
And last but not least, on Friday, we focused our presentation on developers. The Nuxeo Platform was built by our developers for developers, so we dedicated a full day to them. Here we talked about CI/CD deployments and next-generation UIs.
We couldn’t be happier with our first DiscoverX, and I want to thank specifically the team who worked tirelessly on this for the past few weeks: Justine Montagnier, Jodi Rosenblum, and of course, all the speakers who did their best to teach you the tips and tricks on the platform. We hope you had a good time & that next year we’ll be able to run more live events!
You can find the video recordings here: