Technical Publications Forum 2014 – Melbourne

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Official Program

Join your peers at Tech Pubs Forum 2014 to hear from industry experts on current and emerging technologies, real world implementations and lessons learnt from projects.  Presented over two days, the diverse program will include both 'deep dive' and high level topics.  The complimentary cocktail party on Thursday night is always a popular social networking event!

Please Note: The Tech Pubs Presentations and allocated time slots may change prior to commencement of Tech Pubs Forum 2014.


REGISTER NOW to attend Tech Pubs Forum 2014.


Day 1:                                                         

Thursday 15th May, 2014                         

0800-0855    Registrations                            

0900-0915    Opening Address - ADG's Tammy Halter                     

0915-1000    Being Smart about Technical Illustrations for Electronic Publications
                     Logistics Engineering Services - Shane Layt                    

1000-1045    Delving into DITA
                     HyperWrite - Tony Self                      

1045-1105    MORNING TEA                      

1105-1150    Taking it Mobile - The reality versus the Hype of deploying IETP's to Tablets
                      Absolute Data Group - Reeta Nye

1150-1230   Technical Publications, the Starting Point - A Look Beyond 'The Publication'
                     Adobe - Kim Fritsche

1230-1330   LUNCH                                   

1330-1415   Materiel Logistics Reform - eBusiness, a Critical Enabler
                    Australian Department of Defence - 
Wayne Threlfall                   

1415-1500   The World is still changing! Technical Data Management in Defence 2 years on
                    Australian Department of Defence - Paul Steinback               

1500-1520   AFTERNOON TEA                 

1520-1600   Shipdex  - A Case Study on an Implementation
Tedopres/Etteplan - Berry Braster 

1600-1645   RailDex - An initiative for Railroad using the S1000D Specification
Antea - Philippe Zingoni 

1645-1655   Days Closing

1730-2030   Adobe Networking Event



Day 2:

Friday 16th May, 2014

0905-0910    Opening Address - ADG's Tammy Halter

0910-0955    Creating a Hybrid Approach to Legacy Conversion
                      Data Conversion Laboratories Inc (
DCL) - Mark Gross

0955-1040    Simplified Technical English: Some Quirks and Limitations
                     TechWriter Placements - Lyneve Rappell

1040-1100    MORNING TEA

1100-1135    MineDex - The next Generation of Interactive Documentation into the Mining Sector                            Absolute Data Group - Tammy Halter

1135-1215    Data Re-Use Workshop
                     Absolute Data Group - Reeta Nye

1215-1315     LUNCH

1315-1415     Debate Panel DITA vs S1000D - One spec to rule them all

1415-1445     AFTERNOON TEA      

1445-1530    2D/3D Graphics and Multimedia: Who needs interchange standards?
Antea - Ian Proudfoot 

1530-1540   Close of Forum