Over 500 delegates from around the world, five presentations running parallel over two days at the NCC Mitte convention centre, 19 exhibitors in the exhibition area, developers and engineers, and all of SCHEMA close enough to touch. But what has all that got to do with DTM, football or cocktails? It’s no mystery to those who were there. As for everyone else? Well, they may have missed out on a few things… But we don’t want anyone to feel left out, so here are the highlights of the SCHEMA Conference 2019!
Welcome, workshops and evening event
Day 1 began with a big opening ceremony in the largest room of the NCC Mitte centre. Every delegate was welcomed by our host, the two managing directors Marcus Kesseler and Nobuyoshi Shimada, and our management team. At the end, we even had our entire SCHEMA team up on the stage! This was followed by presentations from our developers, in which Jörg Arrenberg and Jochen Marczinzik gave the audience an insight into the feedback culture at SCHEMA. Not only do we love receiving your feedback on our products, it is also an important part of our processes.
During this opening ceremony, it was again announced that Nobuyoshi Shimada has officially replaced Stefan Freisler as a managing director and is now jointly responsible for the future direction of SCHEMA with Marcus Kesseler. TID Informatik was also invited to the stage so that the latest member of the SCHEMA family could be formally introduced.
Things really got going on the first afternoon of the conference. In the workshops, our SCHEMA experts brought the visitors up to speed on the latest developments since the launch of the Workflow Designer last year, such as how to create footnotes and endnotes in ST4 Standard, how you can customise the SCHEMA Reader, how to write texts for content delivery solutions, and much more besides. The Workflow Automation Library was also presented in a quite masterly fashion through the medium of cocktails.
In addition to our presentations, other new features of this year’s event were the interactive workshop sessions hosted by our developers, in which the delegates were given exciting questions to be discussed and solved in groups.
As if that were not enough development action, anyone seeking more could visit our backlog owners at any time on their own dedicated stand to talk about our products. Of course our SCHEMA Coach was again on hand to answer the more particular queries.
Our evening event this year came with a first for SCHEMA: it was being held at the Max-Morlock stadium. After being welcomed right next to the hallowed turf itself, our guests had the option of a guided tour of the stadium followed by an exquisite meal to while away the evening.
Customer presentations and closing ceremony
On day 2, we really hit top gear with our customer presentations. And this year our delegates were completely spoilt for choice. ENERCON, Adcubum, GEMÜ, Positive Technologies, INNIO Jenbacher, Rieter, BIOTRONIK, SEW-EURODRIVE, Kampf Schneid- und Wickeltechnik, Bosch, Epiroc, Miele, PARI, Otto Bock HealthCare and Toyota gave an insight into the introduction of SCHEMA CDS, augmented reality and SCHEMA ST4, order-dependent variants and many other topics as well. More will be revealed over the coming weeks in this blog! A particular highlight this year was Ulrich Michelt from Bosch Motorsport, who arrived at the conference together with a DTM racing car.
We would especially like to thank our partners who once again enriched our conference with their professional contributions:
2W, A2, across, Carstens & Partner, Congree, Dogrel, Dokuwerk, Dr. Rieland, eDok, Faust Translations, Kaleidoscope, kothes, oneword, Schmeling + Consultants, SDL, T3, Transline