Last week I presented at the Melbourne based cfObjective conference. My topic covered a quick look at SOA principles, how they related to ColdFusion, then introduced LiveCycle ES2.
Apart from the slides below, I was able to build an application from scratch in just under 40 minutes, including an approval process with workflow, a common data model that spanned across all UI/Forms, and built all the forms in both Flex & PDF.
I wrapped up the session on how ColdFusion & LiveCycle ES2 can be used together and how to get started. Thanks to everyone who attended!
This morning I gave a keynote presentation at the Future of the Book conference in Auckland, NZ. My intent was to talk about what Adobe is doing in three areas related to Book Publishing: Meeting Customer Expectations,Speeding up workflows & monetizing your ideas and effort.
My talk included an update on PDF, a look at EPUB and the support in the Adobe toolset, and how Flash & AIR are allowing us to create really engaging experiences.
My latest round of presentations across Australia have been based on the topic of “Lowering your costs while increasing business efficiency”. Clearly in the current economic climate we’ve seen many projects put on hold due to budget cuts, yet a more agile approach would be to start with some quick wins that were aligned to the “future vision”.
In the presentation I covered four key areas;
Collaborating in real time in live meetings & training
Requesting reviews & feedback of information with tracking
Managing & controlling your content inside & outside of your organisation
Using forms & process to collect structured information
Using a combination of Adobe Acrobat, Connect & LiveCycle ES technologies I showed many examples of how organisations can improve their business in a matter of days & weeks, rather than months and years. In fact, most of the case studies shown went live in around 6 weeks. Allowing business people to create more content and interact with each other in more engaging ways than just email has immediate benefits, without extensive training.
Here are my slides;
Apart from making the slides available, below is a link to the PDF Portfolio that was sent out to the attendees. Be patient as it’s a 95Mb download (chock full of videos) but all you need to view it is Adobe Reader 9.
Today I presented a talk on how government can provide a more engaging experience to citizens. This was not a product presentation but more looking at general themes of what provides an engaging experience. The content was a mix of slides and demonstrations and is listed below.
Government technology and market strategist, Forrester Research
Manager of business.gov.au, Australian Government Department of Innovation, Industry, Science and Research