In just a few weeks the Creative Operations Exchange East conference comes to the Big Apple (Sept. 25-16, 2017).
I’ll be participating in a couple of ways. First, I’m on their Executive Roundtable on Day 1, talking about the state of the industry. I love the diversity on this panel — I’ll be sitting with Dickson Bueno from HH Global, and Carrie Roberts from The Body Shop, with moderator Gary Clinger from Workfront. Each of us is on the front lines, representing a wide range of experience and differing points-of-view.
Then, I’ll be sharing my point of view on digital tool selection, on Day 2. For anyone shopping for a digital tool or solution partner, it’s just overwhelming how many vendors and systems are out there offering a wide range of possible solutions. But the journey of a thousand vendors begins with a single… chart. I’ve got some fresh ideas for that first step — which I think will make for an entertaining and informative session.
Overall, you’ll spend two days with your peers gaining inspiration and discovering insights into collaboration, troubleshooting, solutions to pain points, process discovery and digital tools. These are challenges we all face. The format will be a combination of panels, presentations, and breakout sessions.
Engagement with your peers will happen in breakout discussions on the topics of our teams and people, processes, and technology. Seasoned creative operations leaders will set the stage and provide direction for focused conversations on each area of discussion.
Bottom line: This is about Finding your Tribe (thanks Nish Patel for that phrase). Such a great opportunity for learning and networking.