Future of Tech Comm – Panel

Join what promises to be a spirited and lively panel discussion consisting of Bernard Aschwanden (Publishing Smarter), Rob Hanna (Precision Content), and Keith Schengili-Roberts (IXIASOFT), as they talk about the trends and future developments that will affect technical communications in the near future. They will talk about the current state of techcomm, and how recent developments–including microcontent, chatbots, Lightweight DITA, iiRDS and more–will impact Information 4.0.

Meet the Presenters
Bernard Aschwanden, Adobe Representative
Bernard solves problems and helps companies generate more revenue. He guides clients through the best processes to create, manage, and deliver content.

Once delivered, he helps socialize the message, understand and act on feedback, and improve the process and workflow.

He is the founder of Publishing Smarter (www.publishingsmarter.com), an Associate Fellow of the Society for Technical Communication (www.stc.org) and STC President. Bernard has helped hundreds of companies implement successful solutions. He is focused on publishing better, publishing faster, and publishing smarter.

Rob Hanna, Content Technologies
Rob Hanna is a professional technical communicator and leading expert in structured XML authoring, DITA and content management.

In 2014, Rob was awarded the rank of Fellow of the Society for Technical Communication (STC) and earned the Enterprise Content Management Specialist (ECMs) designation from AIIM. Rob earned his certification from Information Mapping International as an Information Mapping® Certified Consultant™ (IMCC) in 2013 and holds a certification from AIIM as a Certified Information Professional (CIP).

Rob is the President and Chief Information Architect at Precision Content Authoring Solutions Inc. in Mississauga, Canada.

Keith Schengili-Roberts, IXIASOFT
Keith is the DITA Evangelist and Market Researcher at IXIASOFT. Keith is also an award-winning lecturer on Information Architecture at the University of Toronto’s School for Continuing Education. He is also the company’s liaison with OASIS, Chair of the OASIS DITA Adoption Committee, and an active member on both the DITA Technical Committee and the Lightweight DITA sub-committee. Keith can often be found presenting at conferences, researching how DITA is being used and sharing those results with the DITA community. Keith’s popular industry blog DITAWriter.com has become a focal point on DITA resources and best practices. Connect with Keith on Twitter @KeithIXIASOFT.

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