Dave Blakely of IDEO to Keynote the Event
Bothell, Wash. – March 20, 2012 – Winshuttle is proud to announce the first ever global Winshuttle User Group (WUG) conference, an unprecedented opportunity for Winshuttle customers and partners to gather and network with their counterparts from all over the world. Last year’s WUG conferences in Chicago, London, Paris, and Mississauga drew nearly 500 attendees eager to learn how to get more from their Winshuttle and SAP investments. WUG 2012 will offer the same opportunities to learn, work, and meet in a single, global venue. Taking place October 16 and 17 at the Loews Hotel in the heart of Atlanta, the two-day event includes keynotes from leading experts, break out tracks on best practices from Winshuttle customers, and valuable training on the latest Winshuttle products.
The keynote speaker for this year’s event is Dave Blakely, Senior Director at IDEO, an award-winning global design firm that takes a human-centered, design-based approach to helping organizations in the public and private sectors innovate and grow. Mr. Blakely leads the Technology Strategy practice, which explores the business opportunities created when emerging technologies are linked with customer needs.
“In the present environment of fast-paced software development, quality and design thinking play an essential role in the long term viability of organizations,” said Mr. Blakely. “Winshuttle understands these principles, as well as the power of ‘design thinking’ to foster innovation. Coordinating a gathering of Winshuttle users to discover opportunities and inspire fresh thinking is key to creating successful products that meet the needs of SAP users worldwide.”
Register by June 15th to take advantage of the early bird rate of $250. The registration fee covers the conference, scheduled meals and the Tuesday evening reception. An additional day of training is available at an extra cost.
Winshuttle also invites interested business and technology partners to become WUG event sponsors. Several packages are available, ranging from inclusion of logos on WUG signage to sponsoring event receptions and participating in panel discussions. If you are interested in becoming a WUG 2012 sponsor, download the sponsorship opportunities form.