Tuesday – April 4, 2017

8:00 - 9:00 am

Breakfast & Solutions Showcase

9:00 - 11:00 am

General Session

Appian 2017:  CEO Keynote

Speaker: Matt Calkins, Founder and CEO, Appian

Hear how Appian is fulfilling its vision to be the premier platform for rapid, high-value digital business transformation.

Appian 2017 Welcome Remarks

Speaker: Mike Beckley, Chief Technology Officer and Co-Founder, Appian

Driving Innovative Customer Experiences in the Consumer Lending and Banking Industry

Speaker: April Danile, Vice President of Loan Originations, Goldman Sachs

Ms. Danile will highlight how Goldman Sachs used the Appian Platform to ensure speed to market, agility, and service excellence when launching Marcus by Goldman Sachs, an online platform that provides products to help people manage their finances. Launched in 2016, the first product from Marcus is a fixed-rate, no-fee unsecured personal loan that enables customers to tailor their monthly payment options to fit their schedule and budget. Marcus, a brand of Goldman Sachs, benefits from the firm’s 147-year history of financial expertise, risk management, and customer service.

Appian Product Update

Malcolm Ross, Vice President – Product Marketing, Appian
Jorge Sanchez, Director – Product Strategy, Appian
Annelise Dubrovsky, Director – Product Management, Appian
Jane Hill, Senior Manager – Product Management, Appian

Explore the latest features and capabilities of Appian and learn how to master these new tools to drive digital transformation across your organization. Appian product leaders will present an overview of the latest release Appian with new user, designer and platform capabilities to enable rapid low-code application development.

11:15 - 12:15 pm

Zombie Escape Room

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11:15 - 12:00 pm

Breakout Sessions

Product Track I - Moving to Appian Cloud

Mohan Govind, Director-Software Engineering, CME Group
Chris Preimesberger, Editor, eWeek
Myles Weber, Chief Information Officer, Appian

Ready to move to the cloud? Hear from customers who have taken a similar journey and get guidance from Appian Cloud’s leadership team on building reliable, scalable, secure, and compliant applications in Appian Cloud.

Product Track II - Accelerate Digital Transformation with a Low-Code Approach

John Rogers, Senior Product Manager, Appian
Rachel Rater, Senior Product Manager, Appian
Amir Azarbad, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Inspirant Group

Learn to deliver new applications in a fraction of the time using Appian’s Low-Code Platform. In this session, Appian Product Management will demonstrate how to leverage codeless design tools in Appian to rapidly deliver enterprise grade solutions in record time.

Implementation & Best Practices - Getting the Most from Appian Community Resources

Sanchita Gupta, Director-Business Development, Appian
Zach Messler, Director-Product Marketing, Appian

The Appian Community is a great source of tools and tips that can make any Appian program better. Learn more about what’s available to you as a member of the Appian Community and make sure you’re not missing out.

Application Innovation - Digital Transformation in New and Mature Appian Environments

Amy Green, Senior Director, Technology Governance, Syniverse

Do you have data in multiple places? Are you trying to integrate your business processes across disparate technology platforms to drive efficiency? This session will share an example of how Appian was leveraged to surface multiple data sources in an integrated view for efficient decision making, providing the right information to the right people at the right time while enabling digital records to streamline the Opportunity-to-Cash process.

Tony Perez, Manager-Ad Sales Systems, Scripps Networks Interactive

Scripps Networks Interactive is a leading developer of engaging lifestyle content in the home, food and travel categories for television, the internet and emerging platforms. Scripps Networks Interactive U.S. lifestyle portfolio collectively engages more than 190 million consumers each month through popular television and internet brands such as HGTV, DIY Network, Food Network, Cooking Channel, Travel Channel and Great American Country. See how Scripps Networks Interactive leveraged the power of Appian to simplify workflow, reduce errors and increase visibility in the fast paced world of media content creation. Learn how Scripps Networks Interactive and Vuram are connecting teams with services and applications to manage the economic backbone of complex media product development.

12:00 - 1:15 pm

Lunch & Solutions Showcase

1:00 - 2:00 pm

Zombie Escape Room

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1:15 - 4:00 pm

Supporting Agile Cultures - Part I

Robert Rasmussen, CEO, Agile Six
Ernie Ramirez, COO, Agile Six
Brian Derfer, CTO, Agile Six

Successful Agile adaptation in business requires new approaches. Supporting Agile Cultures—a course for  leaders who support Agile software teams—will present a leadership level overview of Agile frameworks, roles and responsibilities, as well as an introduction to cultural changes that support effective Agile adoption.

Part I of this training focuses on:

  • Agile Transformation Strategies
  • Why and How Agile works

1:15 - 2:00 pm

Breakout Sessions

Product Track I - Building Modern UIs with Appian SAIL

Charles Tsui, Director-User Experience, Appian
Alison Cowley, Senior Product Manager, Appian

More than ever before, beautiful, modern interfaces are expected by technology users. In this session get the latest scoop on Appian’s Modern UI initiative—and learn valuable tips to maximize Appian SAIL to build engaging interfaces.

Product Track II - Creating the Next Generation of Smart Apps with Artificial Intelligence

Jason Sims, Product Manager, psHealth
Jorge Sanchez, Director - Product Strategy, Appian

Artificial IntelligenceI is here.
It is no longer about stories in books or movies, Artificial Intelligence (AI) is revolutionizing how organizations create apps and customers experience services. In this session, you’ll learn how you can leverage AI services with your Appian apps in virtually any context. Joining us as well is Jason Sims from psHealth. Jason will share how machine learning is enabling better health outcomes at lower cost, with insights into their ART (Advanced Referral & Triage) solution built on Appian.

Implementation & Best Practices - Continuous Delivery and Deployment Best Practices

Annelise Dubrovsky, Director-Product Management, Appian
Caroline Brautigan, Senior Product Manager, Appian

Learn the latest best practices in continuous development and deployment in this session that will cover all aspects of the software development lifecycle in Appian.

Application Innovation - What's In Your Record?

Nate Haskins, Chief Data Officer, S&P Global Market Intelligence
Aaron Turner, Chief Technology Officer, BridgeStreet Global Hospitality

Records are the starting point for realizing the transformative value of Appian. What should your Records be? Hear how two very different organizations view and use Records. S&P Global Market Intelligence will explain how Appian Records helps them turn huge amounts of data into actionable insight on the more than 6,500 public companies and 50,000 private companies that SPGMI tracks. BridgeStreet Global Hospitality, the leading international provider of serviced apartment experiences, will discuss how embracing Record-focused design has allowed them the flexibility needed to keep at the forefront of the market, rapidly adapting to the needs of their business with Appian at the center of their digital transformation.

2:00 - 3:00 pm

Zombie Escape Room

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2:15 - 3:00 pm

Breakout Sessions

Product Track I - Eliminate Complexity with Simple Decisions

Suvajit Gupta, Senior Vice President, Engineering, Appian
Kevin Gajewski, Product Manager, Appian
John Cowles, Lead Product Manager, Appian

Discover how to easily create complex decision logic in Appian Rules. This session will be led by Appian Product Management and highlight features and capabilities in Appian to eliminate complexity through simple decisions.

Product Track II - Creating Meaningful Mobile Experiences

Peter Vaccarella, Director- Solutions Consulting, Appian
Sidney Fernandes, Chief Information Officer, University of South Florida

Mobile devices are everywhere, but are you maximizing them to digitally transform your business? In this session, attendees will learn how to create meaningful mobile experiences in Appian and how others have accelerated digital transformation through mobile applications.

Implementation & Best Practices - Taking Agile to the Next Level

Kathy Eichholz, Director-IT Architecture, Sprint
Rogelio Cerrillo, Technical Delivery Manager, Appian

Trouble delivering all your stories in your latest sprint? Having issues engaging with your business stakeholders on the latest agile initiative? Learn how to take Agile to the next level in this informative session. We’ll review best practices to embrace, as well as pitfalls to avoid…with some surprises in store, too!

Application Innovation - Powering A Green Energy Future with Digital Transformation

John Stretton, Corporate Initiatives Associate, EDP Renewables

EDP Renewables North America (EDPR) is committed to a green energy future through its 42 wind and solar farms across North America. The company relies on innovation to combat the size and influence of the traditional energy sector. Using the Appian Platform, EDPR has deployed nearly two dozen transformational and high-value tools across the business, with deployment times ranging from just one week to a couple of months.

3:00 - 4:00 pm

Zombie Escape Room

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3:15 - 4:00 pm

Breakout Sessions

Product Track I - Powerful Low-Code Integration and an API-led Approach

Medhat Galal, Vice President-Product Solutions, Appian
Jacob Rank, Senior Manager-Product Management, Appian
Brett Roeder, Principal Client Architect, MuleSoft

How can you unify cloud and on-premises systems, promote API discovery and self-service, and securely expose data to users and business processes? With market-leading integration and full API lifecycle capabilities! Learn the aspects of transforming connectivity with Appian and MuleSoft in this informative session.

Product Track II - Everything New with Appian

Adam Glaser, Vice President-Product Development, Appian
Brett Shomaker, Senior Manager-Product Management, Appian

Get a run-down of the latest release of Appian. Hold on to your hats…in this rapid-fire session, we’ll review all of the latest features in just 45 minutes!

Implementation & Best Practices - The Appian Playbook

Abhishek Shadangi, Technical Delivery Manager, Appian

As they say.. “Fail to plan, plan to fail”. Don’t start your next project without having the right plan in place. Fortunately, Appian has built the Appian Playbook to give a step-by-step guide to deliver a successful project. This session will cover key aspects of the Appian Playbook, such as team planning, phased roll-outs, and change management.

Application Innovation - Transforming the VOYA Client On-Boarding Process

Eileen Madden, SVP, Head of Institutional Client Service and Relationship Management, Voya Investment Management
Vijay Poondy, Associate Vice President – European Client Services, Incessant Technologies

In this session learn how Voya worked with NIIT/Incessant Technologies to create a configurable, extensible platform to on-board clients on over a 130 strategies/service offerings in 6 months. And discover how Voya is leveraging the power of the Appian’s platform and Incessant’s expertise in delivering scalable enterprise applications at a much quicker pace.

4:15 - 5:30 pm

General Session

Deliver, Adapt, Scale: Low-Code Comes of Age

John Rymer, Vice President & Principal Analyst, Forrester Research

The world of enterprise application development is at a crossroads. Traditional approaches cannot keep up with the demand for digital business transformation. John Rymer is an expert on the emergence of Low-Code Development Platforms as the divergent path to a digital business future. He will share his insights on where Low-Code stands today, where it is headed, and how you can use it for the highest returns.

Intelligent Industry Orchestration, IoT Disruption

Mal Postings, Global Chief Technical Officer, QuintilesIMS

Mal Postings, Global CTO at QuintilesIMS, the world’s largest clinical research organization, will share insights on how Quintiles has evolved from standard company workflows to intelligent industry orchestration. Mr. Postings will explain how the company has leveraged low-code development to bring emerging technologies such as the Internet of Things into core business functions. The result is meaningful transformation at digital speed.

Guest Keynote

Marshall Van Alstyne, Co-Author of Platform Revolution and Professor at Boston University

Mr. Van Alstyne is coauthor of the international bestseller Platform Revolution. He is one of the world’s foremost experts on network business models and is Everett Lord Distinguished Scholar at Boston University’s Questrom School of Business. His research has received half a dozen academic and industry awards and appeared in top journals such as Science, Nature and Harvard Business Review.

7:30 - 10:30 pm

Conference Party

After an epic day of learning and networking, please join us for a totally awesome night where we will transport you back to the 1980’s! The Exploratorium at Pier 15 will transform into the ultimate 80’s party. You won’t want to miss the special live entertainment, exploration, fun and surprises we have planned!