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xTuple Conference 2013 — Agenda

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#xTupleCon13 Day One — Thursday, October 10, 2013
#xTupleCon13 Day Two — Friday, October 11, 2013
#xTupleCon13 Day Three — Saturday, October 12, 2013

 

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

1:00pm-5:00pm

xTuple Open Captain's Choice Golf Tournament — with boxed lunch included, at Ocean View Golf Course (Rain or Shine)
9610 Norfolk Ave., Norfolk [directions]


 

6:00pm-8:00pm

VIP Tasting & Tour/Reception — at Smartmouth Brewing Company
1309 Raleigh Ave., Norfolk [directions]

 


Tracks = Business (Bus) | Implementation (Imp) | Technology (Tech) | All (Suitable for any)
Levels = Beginner (Beg) | Intermediate (Inter) | Advanced (Adv) | All (Suitable for any)


 

Thursday, October 10, 2013 

9:00am-10:00am

Group Session: "Welcome to xTuple's Inaugural Global User Conference"   
Ned Lilly, xTuple CEO
Keynote / All

   


 

10:15am- 11:00am

Integrating Business Intelligence with your ERP: Improve company performance with powerful reporting, analytics and dashboards
Jeff Gunderson, xTuple Midwest USA
Bus-Tech / Beg

   

 

PANEL: Distribution Planning for Operational Success (not an oxymoron!)
Stacey Pandeloglou, xTuple HQ; Tom Atkins, xTuple South; Mike Atherton, xTuple DC
Bus / All

   

 

Custom Development: Designing, Collaborating, Implementing and Using xTuple Enhanced Commissions
Keith Rauseo, IT Mgr. EMSEAL
Bus-Imp / Inter

   


 

11:15am- 12:00pm

xTuple Updates: Mobile Web and the Technology Stack that Legacy Vendors Only Dream About
John Rogelstad, xTuple HQ
Tech / Inter 

   

 

PANEL: Custom Development – xTuple, Partner and Customer Perspectives on Scripting
BC Wilson, xTuple HQ; Keith Rauseo, IT Mgr. EMSEAL
Tech / Adv

   

 

Common & Uncommon EDI Challenges Solved with EDICG
Randall Hall, EDI Consulting Group
Bus-Tech / Adv

   


 

1:00pm-2:00pm

Group Session: Moving Lean Supply Chain Thinking Forward — Logistics, Logistics, Logistics
Alex Kleyff, AKA Consulting, and Steve Hackbarth, Linda Nichols and Travis Webb with Logistify
Keynote / All

    


 

2:15pm-3:00pm

Managing Automated Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) Orders with xTuple Connect
Scott Zuke, Core Services Group (xTuple Elite Partner)
Bus-Tech / Adv

   

 

PANEL: Reports in My Inbox for Transparent Productivity
Mike Atherton, xTuple DC; Marsha Kitter, Ceramic Dental Brackets (xTuple Power User)
Bus / Inter

   

 

PANEL: Managing Projects via Desktop & Mobile Web Applications
BC Wilson, xTuple HQ
Bus / Inter

   


  

3:15pm-4:00pm

Making it Count: Best Practices for Running Physical Inventory
Mike Atherton, xTuple DC
Bus / All

 

Package Processing: Introducing ShipIt for xTuple & PostBooks®
Alex Kleyff, AKA Consulting
Bus / All 

   

 

It's Closing Time: Reconciliation and Closing the Books
Dan Means, Next ERP System (xTuple Elite Partner)
Bus / All

   


 

4:15pm-5:00pm

xWD: Growing Distribution Sales with Third Party Pricing Services (External Vendor Catalog)
Tom Atkins and Gary Hartnett, xTuple South
Bus-Imp / Inter 

 

Supporting Customers with Web Portal: Managing Success with Incidents (Trouble Tickets)
Wally Tonra and Pierce Tyler, xTuple HQ
Bus / Inter

   

 

Turning Inventory to Cash: Effective Management for Wholesale Distribution
Gerhard Peters, Interaction Versa
Bus / Inter

   


  

Friday, October 11, 2013

9:00am- 10:00am

Group Session: From the Halls of UC-Berkeley to the World's Most Advanced Database: PostgreSQL, Open (Source) for Business
Dr. Michael Meskes, PhD, CEO of credativ and the international Open Source Support Center (OSSC)
Keynote / All

   


 

10:15am- 11:00am

Integrating Business Intelligence with your ERP: Improve company performance with powerful reporting, analytics and dashboards
Jeff Gunderson, xTuple MidWest (USA)
Bus-Tech / Beg

   

 

xTuple Updates: Mobile Web and the Technology Stack that Legacy Vendors Only Dream About
John Rogelstad, xTuple HQ
Tech / Inter

   

 

Which Manufacturing Planning System Is Right For You?
Mike Atherton, xTuple DC
Bus / All

   


 

11:15am- 12:00pm

PANEL: Automating Complex Data Transfer Processes between xTuple Databases
Mike Atherton, xTuple DC; Keith Rauseo, IT Mgr. EMSEAL; Allan Snodgrass, Tekoa Software
Tech / Inter

   

 

Save Everything: Fully Integrated Email with xTuple Connect
Greg Pazo and Wally Tonra, xTuple HQ
Bus-Tech / Inter

   

 

E-Commerce Profitability with Drupal & xTuple Web Portal
Josh Fischer, Artsmith Media, Drupal.org
Bus / inter

   


 

1:00pm- 2:00pm

Group Session: Innovation is Open — ISO Certified and Beyond Using ERP Strategically for Your Business
Mike Atherton, xTuple DC, Senior Consultant
Keynote / All

   


 

2:15pm- 3:00pm

xWD: Growing Distribution Sales with Order Management
Tom Atkins, xTuple South; Mike Atherton, xTuple DC
Bus / All 

   

 

A nice place to REST: Meet xTuple's powerful new Web Services API
Ben Thompson, xTuple Rocky Mountains USA
Tech / Inter

      

 

ROUNDTABLE: Your Cloud or Mine? Is On-site or Cloud Right for You?
Perry Clark, xTuple Sr. DB Admin
Bus-Imp / All

   


 

3:15pm- 4:00pm

Integration Central: Time Tracking, Workforce and Payroll Management
David Beauchamp, xTuple Northeast USA
Imp-Tech / All

   

 

A Bug's Life: Customer Role in Software Development via Incidents
Ellen Diggs and Gene Levow, xTuple HQ
Bus / All

 

Development Team: Writing extensions for the Mobile Web client
Steve Hackbarth and Linda Nichols, xTuple Development
Tech / All

   


  

4:15pm- 5:00pm

The Single Most Important Setup Trick You Don't Know: Mastering Account Assignments
Jim McCluskey, xTuple Elite Partner
Bus / Inter

   

 

Don't "Default" 5 easy ways to improve PostgreSQL performance
Dave Cramer, xTuple Canada
Imp / Inter

   

 

Integration Central: High-Volume Inventory Business Control with Wireless Devices
Bob Taflinger, Data Net
Bus-Imp / All

   


  

5:30pm- 6:30pm

VIP Event and Reception
Walk to xTuple HQ, 118 West Bute St., Norfolk [directions]


 

Saturday, October 12, 2013

9:00am- 10:00am

Group Session: "Future of open source and xTuple's role in the ecosystem"
Marc O'Brien, VP Business Development, xTuple West Coast USA
Keynote / All

   


 

10:15am- 11:00am

ROUNDTABLE: ERP can be … Eternal Sunshine of the Feature Mob (Features Discussion)
John Rogelstad, xTuple HQ
All / All


 

PANEL: On-Time/On-Budget/On-Spec: Piloting is Fundamental for Implementation Success with xTuple's Methodology
David Beauchamp, xTuple Northeast USA; Mike Atherton, xTuple DC
Imp / Inter

   

 

Integration Central: OrangeHRM - World's Most Popular Open Source Human Resource Management Software
Sujee Saparamadu, OrangeHRM CEO/Co-Founder
Bus / All

   


  

11:15am- 12:00pm

QuickBooks Data Migration
Scott Zuke, Core Services Group (xTuple Elite Partner)
Tech / Adv

   

 

Ready to Upgrade? Migration Best Practices
Mike Atherton, xTuple DC
Imp / Adv 

   

 

Everything you want from Financial Reporting Engine (FRE): Balance Sheets, Income & Cash Flow Statements
Jim McCluskey, xTuple Elite Partner
Bus / inter

   


  

12:00pm- 2:00pm

Community Awards Luncheon

   


 

Saturday, October 12, 2013

7:15pm- until

xTuple Night at Norfolk Admirals Hockey at Scope Arena
201 E. Brambleton Ave., Norfolk [directions]
Order Special Event Ticket (use code "XTUPLE13")


 

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