The agenda for Momentum, the Documentum portion of EMC World, has recently been posted (http://www.emcworld.com/images/Momentum_2011_Agenda-master4webpage.pdf). For this post, we thought we would highlight things we (TSG) or our typical clients attend. Overall, EMC has divided the sessions into “tracks” focused on Architecture/Best Practices, ECM, Software Developer, Information Governance, Case Management, User Group, Capture and Labs. That said, we typically don’t attend tracks like Capture or Governance but focus on the core Documentum Tracks. Below are our thoughts presented in date order.
Monday May 9th
- 8:30 – 9:30 – Joe Tucci Kickoff – Always worth attending the kickoff. While the Documentum content is less and less, Joe gives a good view of the overall focus on EMC. Cloud and Big Data seem to be the theme.
- 10:00 – 11:00 – It is great to see that Documentum has two client sessions right out of the gate as well as nine for the day. Not sure on the two topics by Daiichi Sankyo (Architecture) or Wentworth-Douglass Hospital (Governance) but we (TSG) tend to recommend client presentations versus product managers presentations. Chris Preston’s “Transformation of ECM” seems interesting as does the Web Services strategy (will it be CMIS or DFS?)
- 2:00 – 3:00 – Delta will present an interesting client presentation. Delta has attended the Midwest Documentum User Group (MWDUG – www mwdug.com) in the past and is doing some unique things others would find interesting. We would recommend their presentation here.
- 3:30 – 4:30 – Rick Devenuti Keynote – Rick addressed the European EMC world gathering last fall and had a pretty well defined vision. We would predict this would be one of the best presentations of the day. See our blog entry about Rick’s European presentation here.
- 5:00 – 6:00 – John McCormick and the Roadmap is the “must see” presentation for Day 1. This is one of the presentations that typically does not get shared so watch for the ever increasing number of camera phones taking pictures of slides. Get there early as it is typically a crowded session. I am torn as I would like to see one of the three client presentations and the CMIS presentation by Patricia Anderson as they should be interesting as well. Our take on the roadmap from 2010 is located here.
- 4:30 to 8:30 – Solutions Pavilion – Good to see Momentum having the kickoff in the pavilion again. As a vendor that participated in the Solutions Pavilion for 13 years, some of the best information is available from the partners. We (TSG) would suggest attendees send emails to prospective partners before the event that they will be “stopping by and are interested in seeing X”. It helps the partners better schedule and prioritize time. No booth for TSG this year – send us a note if you want to meet for during the Expo.
Tuesday – May 10th
- 8:30 – 9:30 – Keynote – Not listed but must be EMC related. Might be opportunity to get that workout in or needed sleep after two nights in Vegas.
- 10:00 – 11:00 – Jeetu Patel – As mentioned in an earlier post, TSG has known Jeetu for years as someone from Chicago who has participated in MWDUG when he was part of Doculabs. With him recently taking over Whitney Tidmarsh’s role , it will be interesting to see his presentation. His presentation at Momentum Europe was very “visionary” but lacking substance. Hoping this year’s presentation is more focused due to his new role.
- 11:30 – 12:30 – Client presentation on xCP by First Command Financial Services seems interesting although xPlore, as a newer product would be interesting as well.
- 2:00 – 3:00 – Documentum has an industry focus here. I went to the utility one last year and was disappointed as it was led by EMC European Consulting and seemed to be more of a pitch than a “best practices” review. John Hanraham has been with Documentum with a Life Sciences focus for a while so his presentation looks interesting.
- 3:30 – 4:30 – Ed Beuche’s presentation on performance is always crowded. Looking to see how xPlore ties into his typical performance thoughts. Bummer to see James Watson from Doculabs in this presentation slot as the insurance roundtable seems like a good presentation. Same could be said for the SharePoint presentation.
- 5:00 – 6:00 – Ed Beuche’s Part II on performance.
- 7:00 – 10:30 – Momentum Party – this was a great event last year. Heck – Ellen won a Kindle. Great for networking.
Wednesday May 11
- 8:30 – 9:30 – DFS Real World examples would be somewhat interesting. Early morning sessions in Vegas are always difficult to figure out.
- 10:00 – 11:00 – Roadmap review with John McCormick if you missed it on Monday.
- 11:30 – 12:30 – Apollo Group – Agile and Documentum xCP – haven’t seen those two combined before. University of Texas – Healthcare client presentation looks interesting. xCP Challenge Panel would be interesting as well.
- 1:30 – 2:30 – Bechtel Client presentation would be very interesting. Simon is very knowledgable on Documentum and EMC. Will be interesting to see his thoughts. xPlore and SharePoint presentations are also
- 2:45 – 3:45 – Shaw Group (engineering firm) with SharePoint integration (only client presentation on SharePoint) would be very interesting.
- 4:15 – 5:15 – I would recommend Jason Adams “Key Design Principles and Considerations when builing XCP applications’ – Jason is a Chicago native (like TSG) and has a wealth of knowledge on Documentum (also like TSG).
EMC Party – Concert by “The Fray” looks pretty good. You Found Me, Never Say Never are songs everyone has heard.
Thursday – May 12th
Thursdays are typically the most difficult presentation slots, particularly given a Vegas convention. Some rough thoughts
- If you haven’t raided Mike Tyson’s house previous night and stolen his tiger (“The Hangover” reference) there are some good presentations before lunch. Would recommend the SharePoint 8:30 presentation as well as the following MyDocumentum clients both in the ECM track. Centerstage is presented later right before lunch – strangely, it is the only CenterStage presentation by EMC as the other three CenterStage presentations arewith two clients and one lab presentation.
If you are attending EMC World, please add your thoughts below or shoot a quick email in firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know. Always good to catch-up with blog readers and get their thoughts on our blog as well as Documentum in general.