2015 Cityworks User Conference Reaches New Heights
Salt Lake City, UT – More than 800 people from around the globe gathered at the Salt Palace Convention Center in downtown Salt Lake City, Utah, for the Cityworks 2015 User Conference. Preconference training and activities began Monday, May 18, followed by the User Conference held Wednesday, May 20, through Friday, May 22. Cityworks’ community of users, partners, and staff collectively shared experiences and exchanged knowledge in a variety of workshops and technical sessions while also enjoying networking opportunities.
“I was very impressed with not only the organization of the conference, but also the extent of what it offers to attendees,” said Timothy Pearson, GISP, GIS coordinator, General Mitchell International Airport, Milwaukee, Wisconsin. “The entire event was top notch—from the preconference training, to configuration workshops, to discussions on how others are making use of Cityworks. I have never attended a conference where I was given the opportunity to actually sit down and talk with the company’s designers, programmers, and executives.”
The conference began Wednesday morning with the plenary session, where president and CEO Brian Haslam presented growth and future trends that affect Cityworks users. Presentations from the Cityworks staff followed, featuring exciting enhancements in Cityworks’ platform functionality, mobile advances, and new technology.
Informative breakout sessions, which began Wednesday afternoon and concluded Friday morning, included presentations by business partners, users, and Cityworks staff. Attendees were also treated to a Cityworks Expo Reception Wednesday night, which provided guests with the opportunity to network with one another and Cityworks staff while enjoying music, food, and even a line dancing class.
“Congratulations on another successful Cityworks User Conference,” said Matthew Reddington president and CEO, Freeance (TDC Group). “This year’s event was nicely streamlined, and the plenary session was particularly interesting and well presented.”
The Cityworks Expo Hall was the central hub of the event. There, Cityworks users, exhibitors, business partners, and staff could gather daily to share knowledge, ideas, and discussion. Business partners showcased their services and solutions in the exhibit hall within the Cityworks Expo Hall and were ready to answer questions and discuss solutions with attendees. Nearly one hundred Cityworks staff members were present at the conference—hosting and attending sessions, answering questions, running demo stations, and meeting with partners and clients.
Planning is already underway for the next Cityworks User Conference, December 6–8, 2016 at the Salt Palace Convention Center, Salt Lake City Utah.
To find out more about this year’s Cityworks User Conference, visit www.cityworks.com. Photos and additional footage of the event are coming soon.
Since 1996, Cityworks® has been streamlining the way agencies manage public infrastructure and property by combining the asset geodatabase with the business logic of agencies that care for infrastructure and property. An authoritative resource and system of record, Cityworks elevates Esri®’s ArcGIS® Location Platform specifically to manage workflow, schedule resources and prioritize activities—saving time and improving operational efficiencies. Time-tested and proven technology, Cityworks is Empowering GIS® at more than 500 organizations around the world.