Before Melody Easton became the DocsCorp EMEA Marketing Director, she was the Marketing Manager (EMEA and APAC) for our technology partner iManage. So, in the lead up to the New York and London and the other European events, we asked her to share insights from the iManage ConnectLive events she helped plan and why 2019 looks to be the biggest one yet.
ConnectLive has become the highlight of the iManage event calendar. When I think back to where ConnectLive started, and how I felt at the end of the first ever ConnectLive in 2016, I don’t think I could have possibly imagined just how much it would evolve and grow.
A brief history of ConnectLive, from someone who helped run it
The first ConnectLive took place less than a year after I joined the company in 2015.
The years prior had seen lots of change at the company and I’m sure many people were wondering what the future of iManage would look like.
ConnectLive 2016 in London introduced customers to a ‘new’ iManage, and people saw a renewed “energy and enthusiasm” from the iManage team.
We knew ConnectLive was a chance to reconnect with our customer base and show them all the exciting developments the company had planned. It was an incredible event to be a part of.
In 2017, the second annual ConnectLive event took place in Chicago and London. We knew that 2016 had worked and that we were on to something.
The same core components of ConnectLive were back – separate tracks for the different kinds of iManage users, a Partner Pavilion that doubled as a networking hub, and an open forum for users to give the technical teams feedback on the products.
Last year iManage ConnectLive 2018 traveled to New York and London for what was then the company’s “biggest user conference ever.” Over 1200 people sat in on nearly 40 sessions, wandered the aisles of the Partner Pavilion, and connected with their peers.
This year, that number is sure to increase as ConnectLive 2019 expands to eight cities, including New York, London, and Paris.
Choosing the right sessions
One of the best parts of ConnectLive is you don’t have to be a CIO to get something out of it (though there is a dedicated CIO Track to provide a high-level overview of the business solutions and where the company is going).
The event is renowned for splitting sessions into different ‘tracks,’ so attendees can be smart about how they spend their time.
The agenda is made up of Product Roadmap sessions, customer insight presentations, panel discussions, and deep dive "under the hood" technical sessions.
Training managers can add to their product knowledge and see how other organizations might be using the same products for different purposes.
Developers can learn how they might use the iManage API to customize the different products for specific business or user requirements.
You can find the most up-to-date event agendas here.
Navigating the Partner Pavilion
The Partner Pavilion is the hub of the event, where everyone meets between sessions. It's a chance to catch up with all the vendors that resell or integrate with iManage.
Is your organization looking for new, or replacement solutions? This is the best chance to capitalize on the benefits DMS integration offers and find one that’s built to work with iManage.
We offer a range of solutions for iManage, and our team of experts will be on hand to show you how they work.
If you’ve never been to iManage ConnectLive, this is your chance. iManage users with support contracts can send two people for free and buy additional passes for a moderate fee. So, what’s stopping you?
We hope to see you at iManage ConnectLive New York, London, and various European Cities. In the meantime, discover productivity tools that are ready to integrate.
About the author
Melody has more than 15 years' experience in marketing products and services to the legal industry. She spearheads marketing efforts in the EMEA region for DocsCorp, and can be spotted behind the booth at events and conferences across the region. When not working from the London office, Melody enjoys travelling and spending quality time with her family.