DAM Practitioners’ Summit from Insight Exchange Network (IEN), New York, 30-31st January 2020

The third annual DAM Practitioners’ Summit from Insight Exchange Network is due to take place this January In New York.  In the last two years, the high standard of speakers and sessions has gained this two day conference the reputation of being one of the DAM industry’s most respected events.  The agenda for the upcoming conference includes a wide range of speakers, topics and discussion panels, including:

  • DAM adoption strategies to drive increased use
  • Advice on DAM careers and up-skilling your role
  • Identifying a DAM’s key metrics and methods to increase value
  • Candid debate and advice for successful vendor relationships
  • High quality, low-key expert advice via numerous panel discussions
  • Third party integration and its impact on your workflows

The full agenda is available via the following link:

https://www.insightxnetwork.com/creative-operations-conferences/coex-dam-practitioners-summit-jan-2020/agenda/

The 2020 summit’s guest speakers, panellists and vendors include:

  • Margie Foster, Dell Technologies
  • Kathryn Gronsbell, Carnegie Hall
  • Kenneth Hurta, Brandfolder
  • Stacey Jurgensen, PBS
  • Ian Matzen, MLIS, Tame Your Assets
  • Suzanne Saylor, Boeing
  • Carol Thomas-Knipes, Logic Source
  • Ralph Windsor, DAM News/DAM Guru Program

The full line-up of speakers is available here:

https://www.insightxnetwork.com/creative-operations-conferences/coex-dam-practitioners-summit-jan-2020/speakers/

The 2019 summit garnered widespread positive feedback from its attendees, a summary which was kindly compiled by Carol Thomas-Knipes and is available to read here.  A full review of the 2019 conference by Jeffrey Marino is also available to read over on the DAM News website.

“In summary, this year’s IEN Practitioners’ Summit was an intimate, intelligent conference of experts talking shop, speaking frankly about traditional concepts and taking chances on interesting topics in front of a reasonably sized audience of professionals (and DAM gurus).”  [Read More]

The summit is to be held at the AMA Conference Center in New York and runs from Thursday 30th January to Friday 31st January 2019.  Early bird bookings are open until December 20th, and we have an exclusive discount code available for our readers courtesy of IEN.  Simply enter the following code at checkout to receive your discount: M131DGP.

Full details of the event can be viewed at the link below.

https://www.insightxnetwork.com/creative-operations-conferences/coex-dam-practitioners-summit-jan-2020/

DAM Chicago 2019 – The Art and Practice of Managing Digital Media

DAM Chicago is the Midwest’s largest conference dedicated to Digital Asset Management, and presents real world case studies, interactive panels, workshops, roundtables and tutorials, the latest thinking and new developments in the world of DAM. Brought to us by Henry Stewart and hosted at the InterContinental Chicago Magnificent Mile, the conference takes place on September 24 (with tutorials the day before on the 23rd, and a not-to-be-missed mixer at Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery).

We’ll meet up with DAM Guru Program members and bring you a full report on the business-critical topics presented in the sessions. We’ll listen closely for insights and best practices across the entire spectrum of Digital Asset Management, including:

  • DAM and Digital Transformation
  • Metadata, Access, and Rights
  • Enterprise DAM and Lessons Learned
  • Platform Innovations and Technology
  • Interoperability and the Connected Digital Eco-system
  • DAM Selection, Implementation, Adoption and Change Management

DAM Chicago is now in its eighth year and brings together thought leaders in a wide range of enterprise business, ranging from media to e-commerce, retail and the arts, beauty and fashion, food and packaged goods, and silicon and bio-technology. We’re looking forward to hearing updates from well-regarded folks on the DAM services side and stopping by the vendor platform exhibits.

The agenda is a balanced mix of presentations, in-depth case studies, panel discussions and breakout / networking sessions. Let’s meet up! (looking forward to that cocktail hour). Please visit the DAM Chicago 2019 event page for more information and to register to attend. DGP members get $100 off the price of the conference by using discount code DAMGURU100.

This article was submitted by Jeffrey Marino, a Digital Asset and Project Manager at WordCityStudio, Inc . He has worked in broadcast news, documentary, advertising technology and DAM. He recently received his MS in Media Management at The New School and is an active member of DAM Guru.

The State of DAM User Adoption Today Webinar – 17th October 2019

DAM Guru, New Jersey DAM Meetup, London DAM Meetup and Insight Exchange Network (IEN) are holding a joint webinar: The State of DAM User Adoption Today. The event takes place on Thursday 17th October 2019 at 8.30am PT, 11.30am ET, 4.30pm UK and 5.30pm Europe.

Topics such as the following will be discussed:

  • Who are your users?
  • Why is UI/UX so important to user adoption?
  • What techniques have been successful in the adoption of DAM?
  • What challenges have the panel faced or are aware of?

The session will run for 45 minutes and there will be an opportunity to ask questions at the end.  The four panelists will be: Lisa Grimm, Director, Digital Asset Management at Novartis; Ian Matzen, MLIS, Digital Asset Manager, Blogger; Henrik de Gyor, consultant, podcaster, writer and Ralph Windsor, Project Director of DAM consultants, Daydream, Director of DAM Guru.  The panel will be moderated by Frank DeCarlo, CEO of RPR Graphics.

User adoption is widely acknowledged to be one of the most complex and demanding problems faced by DAM users, yet solving it can dramatically increase the ROI that users can obtain from their DAM solution.

Adoption (or lack thereof) is typically one of the key factors that dictates whether or not a DAM initiative is successful. While there are many resources that cover the features and capabilities of DAM technology, practical information about the adoption subject is much harder to find. This panel discussion aims to address that imbalance.

The event will follow the same format as The State of DAM webinar which was held in April by New Jersey and London DAM Meetups. It will also be entirely free of adverts or sales pitches etc and should provide DAM end-users with some practical and actionable advice that they can apply to their own adoption programmes.

The event is free of charge and open for anyone with an interest in DAM adoption, including end-users, vendors and consultants.  The registration link is below:

https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_8z-1OGeBS4Wu1y6bLhPY9A

New DAM Guru Website – Profile Editing Now Available

The DAM Guru website has recently been updated and re-designed.  One important new feature which was not available in the previous edition was the ability to amend profiles.  I am pleased to announce that this capability has now been implemented and all members now have a dedicated account where they can update their details without needing to enter a new profile to register any changes.

There is a process in-place for migrating existing DAM Guru members which you must complete if you want to take advantage of this new facility.  First, follow the link below:

https://damguru.com/users/activate-existing-account/

Enter your email and you will receive a confirmation email with a link which you need to follow.  You will also be asked for a password to allow you to gain access to your profile at a later date via the login area of the DAM Guru website.

Over the forthcoming months we plan to introduce some new self-service capabilities for connecting gurus with those requiring expertise (amongst other planned features) and you will need to have an active profile to participate.

As always, please contact us via email: help@damguru.com if you have any questions.