Meet Conduit Presenters Bernard Aschwanden and Christopher Ward

Get to know a bit more about our #Conduit2017 speakers! Don’t forget to register for the conference and workshops.

Bernard AschwandenBernard Aschwanden founded Publishing Smarter, is an Associate Fellow of the Society for Technical Communication, and a Past President of the international STC. In over 20 years he has helped hundreds of companies implement successful publishing solutions. His focus is on improved communications and helping people and business by publishing better, publishing faster and publishing smarter.

What does he do? In a word: communications. He delivers value about communications and related technology (think tools, process, DITA), across Europe and North America to organizations big and small. He is certified (Adobe/CTT) and the author of publications on publishing and single sourcing in industry magazines, blogs, and books. @aschwanden4stc, publishingsmarter.com

Chris Ward PhotoChristopher Ward, Director of Sales at WebWorks, specializes in helping small teams accomplish high things by better aligning departmental processes with overall company strategies. Christopher’s experience in strategy development began as an Analyst for U.S. Army Intelligence and then later moved into the corporate world when working for Dell computers. Over the last seven years he has been working for WebWorks and enjoying getting to know the Technical Communications industry. His diverse experiences allow Christopher to recognize untapped potential in a company’s overall business strategy and help them achieve that potential. @webworkschris

Plan, Create, Publish: A Live Walkthrough of a Micro-Documentation Project

We’ve heard that in technical communication the ideal workflow is one where managers, developers, writers, and consumers work together to create ‘perfect’ content to solve business problems. It’s tricky to identify all the pieces and make it work. See it live and participate in it during this session!

This interactive session has you, the audience, help guide the plan for product documentation (what goes into it, how it is organized), and then you continue to participate as the presenter works feverishly to ensure your ideas are captured, content is created and approved, and it is published to multiple outputs. See the scramble, and the solutions, to getting “just-in-time” content out the door.

Participate and be a moving part of a documentation project that comes together to create content in a shared workspace, with collaboration between teams, and quality finished materials delivered the way the audience wants them. On time, on budget, and on any device!

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