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2017 Tech Summit

2017 Tech Summit
Get your geek on in the Mile High City this July! The NiUG Tech Summit is designed for advanced users of iMIS and/or RiSE and is a two-day deep dive into advanced iMIS usage, development, operations, and strategy.

PRICING

Continental breakfast, lunch & coffee breaks are included in your registration.

Early Registration ends 06/16/17 • Standard Registration ends 06/29/17

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CANCELLATION POLICY
All cancellations require a written request and can be sent to membership@niug.org. In order to receive a refund (minus a $50 administrative fee), all requests must be received on or before July 7, 2017. No-shows and late cancellations forfeit the full registration fee. Cancellation notifications via social media (e.g., posting on our Facebook page or a tweet) are not accepted.

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When
7/17/2017 - 7/18/2017
Where
Hyatt Regency Denver At Colorado Convention Center
650 15th Street
Denver, CO 80202 United States

Program

   

Monday, 17 July 2017

 
Kick off the start of our inaugural Tech Summit with NiUG International's Executive Director. Join us as Michele Morgan shares what's new with NiUG International and gives us a glimpse of the great things to come!
Category
Monday
Track
General Session
Time
8:30 AM - 9:00 AM
8:30 AM
ASAE is known for being a forward-thinking organization. Their use of tech is at the center of that distinction. While it’s a heavy load to set the standard for the entire association community, Reggie Henry, ASAE’s Chief Information Officer has consistently met that challenge. Join us as Reggie discusses trends in technology - from engagement, data/business analytics, security and privacy, collaboration and more. Learn what, as associations, we should all be focused on in the future.
Category
Monday
Track
General Session
Time
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
9:00 AM
iMIS stores comprehensive data, but what good is that data if you don't know how to evaluate it?  In this session, we'll examine traditional techniques of data analysis, as well as, cutting edge technologies including Machine Learning to help you best analyze and use your data to increase performance throughout your organization.
Category
Monday
Track
Strategy / Operations
Time
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
10:30 AM
This session is a must for anyone new to iMIS REST API. Explore the basics and best practices for getting, creating, updating, and deleting data through the REST endpoint. Topics covered include: Basic REST concepts and terminology, setting up the iMIS REST API for secure access to other applications, what data is (and is not) accessible through the REST API, basic data operations (get, create, update, delete, search), pagination and search operations (Limit, Offset; StartsWith, EndsWith, Contains), and listing and running IQAs with the REST API.
Category
Monday
Track
Application / Development
Time
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
10:30 AM
Growth comes with a price! Even implementing a new module or iMIS add-on that will benefit the bottom line comes with a price. Getting executive buy-in is a sales job!Knowing how to determine how much a prospective add-on or new module will add to your bottom line and resources is the key to getting what you need. Come along to discover the soft skills needed to close the deal and get buy-in from your executive team.
Category
Monday
Track
Strategy / Operations
Time
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
1:00 PM
Thinking about moving your server to the Cloud? Or on the Cloud already and want to be ensure you are doing all you can to keep things secure and functioning efficiently? Cloud hosting offers unlimited ability to handle the needs you have for services and storage but there are many options available and things to consider. During this session, we'll explore your options including the various hosting providers available and what you need to considering the move. After this session, you'll be enabled to make the most informed and educated decision for your organization.
Category
Monday
Track
Application / Development
Time
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
1:00 PM
Process Automation enables you to save time, money, and stress by automating mundane tasks and processes. Whether automating your annual dues billings, sending welcome emails, checking for database errors and inconsistencies, there is so much you can do! Learn how others are using Process Automation to simplify and streamline processes and increase staff resources to allow them to work on other projects while increasing member engagement.
Category
Monday
Track
Application / Development
Time
2:10 PM - 3:15 PM
2:10 PM
Join us in this session and dive into building dashboards. Learn how to extend its use beyond out of the box iMIS, using conditional logic. We will also explore more complicated dashboards and learn how they are being created from developing the report to adding it to the dashboard. We will also learn how to customize out of the box reports to make one of your own.
Category
Monday
Track
Strategy / Operations
Time
2:10 PM - 3:15 PM
2:10 PM
Things are quiet and everything seems to be running smoothly. Without notice, your website crashes, no one can get into iMIS, and your annual conference is next week! What can you do? In this session, learn how to best prepare for those unexpected moments and how to quickly return to the status quo.
Category
Monday
Track
Strategy / Operations
Time
3:35 PM - 5:00 PM
3:35 PM
Imagine it’s peak renewal season and the help desk is receiving dozens of calls that your website is sluggish and transactions are timing out. What should you do? This session will discuss the techniques and tools for troubleshooting and resolving performance issues in iMIS.
Category
Monday
Track
Application / Development
Time
3:35 PM - 5:00 PM
3:35 PM

Tuesday, 18 July 2017

 
As associations move forward towards a best of breed technology ecosystem, data concerns are steadily growing. Executives want reports, dashboards, and KPIs, and they want them now! IT executives face an uphill battle to meet these needs using scattered data and limited resources. What should your organization be considering, planning, and implementing to understand and leverage data maturity?
Category
Tuesday
Track
General Session
Time
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
9:00 AM
Having a better understanding of the RiSE master page configuration can help you develop truly amazing websites. You know the basics but do you really understand the capabilities available? Let us show you how to develop your own RiSE Master Page and the advanced capabilities available while ensuring everything has been accounted for including the ASI required components.
Category
Tuesday
Track
Application / Development
Time
10:25 AM - 11:25 AM
10:25 AM
All too often organizations look at a technology first and then figure out how to make it work for their organization's users. Why not flip the tables? Determine what your organization and your users need then find the technology to fit its needs. In this session, we'll learn the best ways to satisfy your user's tech needs while aligning with your organization's strategic goals.
Category
Tuesday
Track
Strategy / Operations
Time
10:25 AM - 11:25 AM
10:25 AM
CIO.com estimates 50-70% of all CRM projects fail. According to Garnet, approximately 75% of all ERP projects fail. The age-old question remains: how do association professionals run a successful IT project? This session will provide a software-agnostic look at scoping, planning, executing, and selling IT projects. Learn the secrets and gotchas you're likely to encounter, tips for laying the proper groundwork, and the critical success factors that will help your next IT project be a win for your organization.
Category
Tuesday
Track
Strategy / Operations
Time
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
11:30 AM
As a developer or iMIS/RiSE professional wouldn't you love to know the various tools and information seasoned developers have used and learned over the years? In this session, we gathered group of developers and seasoned iMIS professionals who are willing to share with you the secrets of the trade including tips and tricks to help you advanced your skill set. Topics covered include: browser-to-server, Chrome development tools, systems issues, SQL, and much more.
Category
Tuesday
Track
Application / Development
Time
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
11:30 AM
Ever wonder how some RiSE sites achieve such cool and unique user experience? In this session, get a better understanding of how to twist and bend RiSE to achieve your vision. Learn some simple solutions using JavaScript, CSS and HTML to make your pages more dynamic and interactive. We'll also explore how to make your pages more user-centric using JavaScript / Jquery.
Category
Tuesday
Track
Application / Development
Time
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
1:30 PM
You've implemented a RiSE website but now want to enable your users to manage their own content. Learn how to configure RiSE to allow your users to securely publish content to your website including non-full users. From content authority groups, content workflows, allowing non-full users to edit content, properly tagging content, staff site setup and security, you will leave this session with a strategy on managing not just RiSE but your user capabilities as well.
Category
Tuesday
Track
Strategy / Operations
Time
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
1:30 PM
You've worked diligently building reports, writing JavaScript, using cascading style sheets...but have you documented everything as you go along? You should be! Keeping track of what you are using and documenting it properly is key to  streamlined operations when the need arises to make changes or additions in the future. Let us help you learn the best ways to keep track of all those changes. In this session, explore the tools available to you to make documenting your changes and setup simple.
Category
Tuesday
Track
Application / Development
Time
2:35 PM - 3:45 PM
2:35 PM
Not all organizations are equal, nor do they have the same needs. Sometimes those needs may not be addressed by what out-of-the-box iMIS or RiSE offer, so now what? Learn how to utilize what is in iMIS and RiSE to minimize the need to customize. In this session, we will also address the pros and cons of customization.
Category
Tuesday
Track
Strategy / Operations
Time
2:35 PM - 3:45 PM
2:35 PM