The 2018 Nuix User Exchange runs from 16-18 September in Huntington Beach, California. A recorded discussion between the organisers gives us an idea of what to expect and what is involved in meeting that expectation.
Those of us who go regularly to eDiscovery events and conferences might easily underestimate how much work goes into them. We take a lot of things for granted – not just that the educational and technical content will interest and inform us, but that food and accommodation will be organised and that there will be things to see and do beyond the formal sessions.
We can be pretty sure of that at the Nuix User Exchange, taking place at Huntington Beach in California from 16 to 18 September. Previous events have been packed with learning and ideas, and have also run on rails so far as the speakers and delegates are concerned.
This is the fifth Nuix User Exchange to bear that name. I was at the original event, in Sydney in 2011. That was great for all sorts of reasons, both educational and social, but it also illustrated the organisational resilience which you might expect from a company like Nuix. We were on our way to dinner when we saw smoke billowing from the restaurant which was our destination. Seamlessly, and without fuss, the organising team found accommodation for us in a different restaurant. The incident showed that event organisation doesn’t end when the curtain goes up.
This theme of organisation comes to mind because I have been listening to a recording (part of a series entitled Nuix Unscripted) called 2018 Nuix User Exchange preview, in which members of the organising team talk about their preparations, beginning immediately after last year’s User Exchange, to make sure that this year’s event is a success.
The driving consideration, they say, is to come up with things which customers can use as soon as they get back to their offices. Among the subjects covered in the discussion is the addition of a third track of hands-on labs, and sessions exposing pending designs so that user feedback can be delivered to design teams. There is emphasis also on the growing number of solution showcase sponsors whose people and products will be there. There is a reminder of the training sessions which run over into Wednesday, the day after the formal conference ends.
The Schedule is packed with interesting-looking headings. I was glad to hear a shout-out for the session in which I am involved called GDPR – 4-month mark: winners and losers. I am very much looking forward to this, given the very high level of engagement by the kind of people who attend this event.
You can still register for the Nuix User Exchange. The registration page is here.