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wdCON17: Full House at the RuhrCongress

windream.CON 2017 sets a new visitor record

October 19, 2017 | Bochum. – The producer and provider of the ECM system windream, windream GmbH, set a new visitor record with this year’s ECM trade conference windream.CON. Approximately 600 visitors participated in the conference on September 19 and 20, following the motto “Discover digitalization live!” The fourth edition of the conference took place at the RuhrCongress Bochum.

Especially positive: the variety of topics

In particular, positive feedback was given for the high variety of different topics that were addressed and discussed in detail. As a special highlight, the keynotes should be mentioned. One the one hand, Frank Busemann, former silver medal winner in the discipline of Olympic decathlon, presented strategies for motivating not only competitive athletes but also every person in the audience for their career goals in a very humorous and entertaining way. Prof. Dr. Stefan Gröner, on the other hand, talked about ”digital disruption“ and explained what digitalization is all about in a very interesting presentation. ”Finding new solutions with flexible structures“ is what is of highest importance for the future, he emphasized in an interview after the presentation. 

Central topic: The future of Enterprise Content Management

Another really interesting presentation was given by business consultant Bernhard Zöller about the topic “ECM of the future”. This was also main topic of the key notes of Werner Schlieper, head of product management and of Roger David, CEO and founder of windream GmbH: to show the way windream will go in the future, which milestones the company will pass and which products and technologies will accompany windream on this journey.

Another highly attended presentation series was “windream put into practice“, as the main focus was on concrete windream projects that have already been realized or that are still on the way to being realized. In this series, presenters who were mainly windream customers shared their experiences with using the ECM system and gave valuable hints and tips for the efficient use of electronic systems for document or workflow management.

Gala show in the evening as accompanying program

The first conference day ended with a relaxed evening event at the lounge of the Vonovia Ruhrstadion in Bochum. “Mind reader” Dr. Florian Ilgen amazed the visitors of this evening event with a both professional and humorous show that proved how people can be influenced via, supposedly, manipulation. The audience reacted in an accordingly amused way, especially the people who volunteered to participate in the “Dr. Ilgen’s mind experiments“. It was just amazing to see how seemingly easy it was for him to gain insights into the minds of his “test subjects“.

Digitalization live

One point which all participants agreed on: The communication between windream users, developers, customers, partners and interested parties is of special importance. For that, the conference is an ideal platform. The motto of this year’s windream.CON, “Discover digitalization live“, was exactly what made the conference so attractive for many visitors, as it enabled them to experience how digitalization works in realistic scenarios close to practical use and to learn about the advantages of digitalization compared to paper based processes.

Next windream.CON in 2019 and video on Youtube

windream GmbH is already planning the next windream.CON for the year 2019. The exact place and date will be announced in time. The company has also published a video of this year’s windream:CON on Youtube, which can be found under the following link: https://youtu.be/y3IZo8yYZLo.

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