The agenda is subject to change without notice.
1:00 – 1:45 p.m., Friday October 27
An open dialog with our valued partners that will kick-off the 2018 Partner Program Initiatives.
Angel Brown, Director of Partner Marketing, ABBYY
Craig Laue, Director of Channel Sales, ABBYY
11:15am – 12:00pm, Friday October 27
ABBYY FineReader Engine is now providing image-based translation capability for the Hanashite-Honyaku™ mobile app provided by NTT DOCOMO, Japan’s largest mobile carrier. The Hanashite-Honyaku free app is a popular tool for Japanese speakers needing to accurately translate to up to 10 languages, including English, French, German, Indonesian, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish and Thai, as well as for non-Japanese speaking people residing in Japan needing translation from Japanese to another language. Powered by ABBYY award-winning text recognition technology, the users of the Hanashite-Honyaku app can translate from spoken text and printed text, such as menu, newspaper and signs.
10:30am – 11:15am, Friday October 27
Today’s BPOs are challenged to deliver and build hybrid solutions, integrated with customer’s existing backend systems. While BPOs are demanded to produce more context from unstructured data than ever before, their customers still expect real-time responses and on-demand service. However, BPOs also need to keep their operational costs low. To stay agile, innovative, and price competitive, BPOs are considering reusing their own existing technologies and solutions as adopting reusable components as one of the key components to success. This is accomplished by implementing microservices, which allows BPOs to connect its services within different contexts and systems. These powerful and untapped components will help BPOs to implement and deliver solutions faster with lower costs. This presentation will cover implementing FRE as the core component to build specialized microservices for BPO operations.
Speaker: Claudio Chaves Jr., Director of Product Development, TransformIT by iCapt inc
9:15am – 10:00am, Friday October 27
On average, internal processing costs are reduced by 75% when Robotic Process Automation (RPA) is implemented in a heavy, manual-labor process. Digital business environments are more than a trend as it shows potential to remove 50% of full-time employees (FTEs). RPA is a strategic way to think about how business processes are solved, delivered, and managed. By using ABBYY FRE to automate mundane manual work, you’ll soon find yourself inspired to take your own steps towards implementing a virtual workforce with ROI in months, not years.
Speaker: Andrew Rayner, Product Director, UiPath
8:30am – 9:15am, Friday October 27
The explosion of cloud applications has enabled new levels of productivity, resulting in strategic advantages for enterprises as business data is increasingly uploaded into the cloud. However, this data is under constant threat with billions of user credentials compromised in recent data breaches and aggressive ransomware attacks, along with both malicious and innocent insiders exposing confidential corporate and personal customer data. Compliance regimens like EU’s GDPR require data controllers to protect sensitive data in the cloud with steep penalties for non-compliance. Join us in this session as we discuss the following fundamental concepts of cloud security and Data Loss Prevention (DLP) strategies: extracting content and metadata from 100’s of different file types and formats; handling rich media content like images as organizations digitize their assets; examples of data classification rules for classifying sensitive data like PII, PHI, PCI; and incident management with remediation workflows.
Speaker: Arjun Sambamoorthy, Software Engineer, Netskope
1:00pm – 1:45pm, Friday October 27
Mobility and the use of mobile clients is a key requirement for many customers. FlexiCapture 12 includes the support of a new FlexiCapture Mobile App. This session will describe its use and configuration as part of a FlexiCapture 12 deployment. More importantly, this session will address how to think about extending the mobile app or incorporating and existing mobile app to support FlexiCapture services.
Speaker: Glenn Rosenthal, Solutions Architect, ABBYY
1:45pm – 2:30pm, Friday October 27
This session will look at the current product roadmap for ABBYY products including data capture products and SDK products. It will review the current schedule and preview the functional content of upcoming releases.
(Note: The schedule and functional content of future releases is subject to change without notice)
Speaker: Bruce Orcutt, SVP of Product Marketing, ABBYY
When business leaders take steps to automate accounts payable (AP), they may concentrate on front end digitization and data extraction, document management or even workflow. No matter the approach, ABBYY’s strategic ECM partnerships make for a winning combination in the AP marketplace. Learn about two resellers who are finding success delivering ABBYY’s FlexiCapture for Invoices as part of an end-to-end AP solution with ECM. See a variety of real-world case studies, and get a glimpse of Laserfiche and M-Files functionality in accounts payable.
5:00pm – 5:30pm, Thursday October 26
Gary Fowler, CEO of Findo.com, will present Findo Smart Search, Yva.ai Task Assistant and Team Performance Supervisor – the hottest AI-powered productivity software and discuss the ways you can use artificial intelligence as a key differentiator to boost sales. AI is not just a buzzword, but it’s an integration into businesses’ data that can dramatically enhance performance of your corporate clients. Companies are sitting on hidden treasure troves of data. With Findo AI productivity tools, they can unlock critical business insights without any operational overhead. Findo AI is using the existing data residing in employees’ and clients’ emails, messages and files and converts it into an objective knowledge. With corporate versions of Findo and Yva.ai, you can stay ahead of your sales cycles and up-sell to your corporate clients again and again.
Speaker: Gary Fowler, CEO, Findo
11:15am – 12:00pm, Thursday October 26
This session provides a preview of the features and capabilities of Recognition Server 5.0, which is scheduled for release in 2018. This is a high revenue growth area for all partners. Everyone is encouraged to attend this session to see how the capabilities of Recognition Server 5.0 are expanding the use cases for highly scalable and easily deployed recognition, OCR, and document normalization service for enterprises, BPOs, and shared service centers.
Speaker: Paula Sanders, Director of Sales Engineering, ABBYY
This session will review a number of successful FlexiCapture engagements. It will highlight some valuable lessons learned and identify some best practices for future engagements.
Speaker: Chip VonBurg, Senior Solutions Architect, ABBYY
This session with discuss how to incorporate a database of vendor information as part of a FlexiCapture for Invoices deployment.
Speaker: Todd Pratt, Senior Sales Engineer, ABBYY
Get a personal tour of FlexiCapture for Invoices technology as ABBYY’s in house accounts payable expert walks through the application—paying special attention to how best to approach invoice extraction configuration. During this session, invoice document definition, country settings and keywords will be reviewed to demonstrate how to improve out-of-the-box recognition of invoice data. Learn how to automate updates, configure data sets and create training batches ‘on-the-fly.’ Finally, see how to integrate FlexiLayout to difficult formats.
8:30am-9:15am, Friday October 27
This session with highlight some of the existing and potential integrations with software platforms in the BPM, RPA and ERP markets. This will include live demos of the existing and potential connectors and an explanation of the opportunities that exist and the value provided when FlexiCapture is seamlessly integrated with these platforms.
Speaker: Carl Hillier, Product Group Head, Data Capture, ABBYY
Learn how the ABBYY Receipt Capture mobile app utilizes the Mobile Imaging SDK on the phone. See how it improves the quality of a photo and Receipt Capture technology on the cloud for extracting data from the photo.
Speaker: Rainer Pausch, Product Group Head, SDK, ABBYY
4:30pm – 5:00pm, Thursday October 26
The ABBYY Real-time Recognition SDK (RTR) was announced last year at this event. Come participate in an update to the SDK and get live demonstrations of new capabilities and use cases. RTR makes data contained within any screen of a mobile phone accessible to your applications and solutions. It is proving to make mobile solutions easier to use and more effectively improves the overall success of the app. The live demo will show extraction from credit cards, IDs, meters and other data sources. We will also cover use of custom code to support specific fields and field types using regular expressions.
Speaker: Olga Titova, Lead Analyst, ABBYY
3:15pm – 4:00pm, Thursday October 26
Learn how to maximize the capabilities of FlexiCapture to process any document type. This technical session will present the use of FlexiLayout technology in the setup and handling of complex documents including structured, semi-structured and unstructured documents ranging from single page forms to multipage documents. Observe the power of FlexiLayout handling challenging complex layouts, and learn how to set up various extraction models such as repetitive groups.
Speaker: Peter Lang, Sales Engineer, ABBYY
2:30pm – 3:15pm, Thursday October 26
This live and interactive session will focus on demonstrating the automatic classification and data extraction capabilities of FlexiCapture Engine 12 powered by machine learning. Experience the next generation of capture technology that replaces human verification with complete automated robotic capture. You’ll learn how by leveraging machine learning and automatic training capabilities, classification and extraction improves based on user feedback, and interaction greatly reduces setup and administrative tasks to maintain and deliver accuracy.
1:00pm – 1:30pm, Thursday October 26
Is the cloud the right solution deployment model for your application? Are you getting pressure to consider cloud based options and cloud services as part of your application strategy? Would leveraging a cloud service for OCR make supporting and developing your application easier and more effective? Come learn from ABBYY’s experience implementing a public OCR service on the Microsoft Azure platform. Understand what technical decisions or compromises were made and why. We will discuss the architecture, managing scalability and SLA and overcoming issues with performance, scalability and response times. Most importantly we will share our lessons learned with the hope that you leave the session more able to respond to the question of “should we move to the cloud?”
Speaker: Andrey Isaev, Chief Product Officer, ABBYY
12:15pm – 1:00pm, Thursday October 26
Lean how to maximize performance of your FineReader Engine. ABBYY experts will share their experience of integrating OCR technology into the most challenging use cases.
11:30pm – 12:15pm, Thursday October 26
Learn the latest news and future roadmap for ABBYY SDK products:
– New! ABBYY FineReader Engine 12 with unique cloud-ready capabilities and further improved language support.
– New! ABBYY FlexiCapture Engine 12 with machine learning capabilities for automatic training of document classification and data extraction.
– The latest Receipt Capture technology with estimated accuracy of field extraction
– The latest mobile Real-Time Data Capture technology
Speaker: Semyon Sergunin, Director of Product Marketing, SDK, ABBYY
5:00pm – 5:30 pm, Thursday October 26
Text Analytics attendees will receive an in-depth overview about the usability and value of current and future analytical capabilities of ATA. Attendees will learn more about dynamic tables, visual reporting, clause identification/comparison, confidence scoring, and more.
Speaker: David Bayer, VP of Compreno Suite, Text Analytics, ABBYY
4:30pm – 5:00 pm, Thursday October 26
Machine Learning has become an increasingly popular topic in the rise of AI in today’s business landscape. This session will discuss how machine learning has been implemented with FlexiCapture 12. Not only is it a cool feature and competitive advantage for FlexiCapture, but makes for a very compelling customer demonstration when they see the system learning and improving based upon feedback and training.
Many customers enjoy the additional flexibilities and customizations that can be achieved by scripting and integrating specific modules. This technical session will focus on the scripting capabilities of FlexiCapture and how a developer can quickly and easily customize and extend their FlexiCapture solution to meet their process requirements. This session will review how, and where, scripting can be used to enhance FlexiCapture solutions.
One of the most innovative and competitive advantages of the FlexiCapture 12 platform is the ability to train field extraction. While most competitive platforms only allow for user-guided training for classification and very specific document types, FlexiCapture enables training for extraction to any document type. The intelligent extraction of field data is a critical capability of FlexiCapture. This session will provide an overview of how to configure a FlexiCapture system, through training, to recognize and extract field data from documents despite variations in their layouts and formats.
Speaker: Pierre Van Der Westhuizen, Solutions Architect, ABBYY
1:00pm – 1:30pm, Friday October 27
The new HTML5 web-clients transform FlexiCapture into a client agnostic platform and provides more flexibility to customers wishing to be 100% web based and leverage any client app as part of their process. It expands the client use cases to mobile, web, and responsive UI apps. This session will provide an overview of the new HTML5-based web clients.
Speaker: Tony Connell, Pre-sales Engineer, ABBYY
12:15pm – 1:00pm, Thursday October 26
The use of FlexiCapture can involve a number of steps using a variety of applications and user interfaces. This session will review the correct workflow and examine each of the steps in the process. This session will focus on the flexibility and orchestration capabilities of FlexiCapture to meet your requirements.
11:30 am – 12:15pm, Thursday October 26
FlexiCapture 12 includes a number of changes to the underlying architecture including improvements in scalability and performance. This session will examine these changes and the incorporation of the support of multitenancy, a critical component enabling customers to more effectively leverage FlexiCapture in high volume business critical environments while also segmenting the systems to make it more effective for BPO, shared service center, and enterprise deployments.
Challenged by the limitations of its legacy accounts payable (AP) technology, lack of development resources and waning productivity, CTSI Global—a fast-growing international supply chain management company—set out to find a best-in-class AP solution to manage its customers’ seven million annual invoices. You won’t want to miss this engaging, no-holds barred success story led by CTSI Global’s VP of Product Management, Richard Perry, and see how the invoice solution by ABBYY and ScanStore was able to transform the company’s core service, exceed customer expectations and pave the way for the CTSI’s future growth and profitability.
Speaker: Richard Perry, Vice President of Global Product Management, CTSI Global
Companies continue to invest in invoice automation at a higher rate than overall software spend. Come hear about the latest trends in invoice automation buying decisions and deployments, and find out how to best leverage and differentiate FlexiCapture for Invoices. This session includes a behind-the-scenes glimpse into some of the top FCI deals from the past year and provides concrete ways for partners to increase their share of this viable and compelling market.
Speaker: Daneen Storc, Senior Product Marketing Manager, ABBYY
2:30pm – 3:15pm, Thursday October 26
With the focus on contract analytics, this session will explore the architecture and capabilities of ABBYY Text Analytics 1.0, its positioning in the market, and preview upcoming visual reporting and clause identification/comparison capabilities.
12:15pm – 1:00pm & 2:00pm – 2:30pm, Thursday October 26
The latest release of the ABBYY FlexiCapture platform incorporates some of the most advanced capabilities to automate and accelerate document driven processes. This interactive session focuses on the selling, differentiation, and competitive advantage of FlexiCapture with a focus on delivering higher value and results for your customers.
We won’t be talking about “capture” in the traditional/legacy/historical sense. Rather, this session will focus on the growth and revenue opportunities emerging as capture technologies become more intelligent and prevalent in solutions focused on new account opening, customer onboarding, and supporting document solutions. With the explosive growth of automation derived from transforming business documents into business value, this session will focus on how to incorporate information capture into a higher value sale that is strategic to the buyer.
10:00am – 4:00pm, Wednesday October 25
This one day course covers the new features and capabilities of FlexiCapture 12. It will conclude with an exam forattendees holding an existing FlexiCapture Certification. The successful completion of the exam will update the attendee’s certification to FlexiCapture 12.
Attendees without FlexiCapture Certification are welcome to attend the training, however, please note that the material presented will assume a certain degree of technical familiarity with FlexiCapture and will not cover pre-FlexiCapture 12 functionality.
Exclusively for Owners, Principals, Sales and Marketing Executives of ABBYY’s Certified Partner Program
10:00am – 10:30am State of the Business: Craig Laue, Senior Director, Channel Sales
Get an insider’s view of ABBYY’s big bets that will drive exponential revenue and market share growth in 2018 and beyond. Use insights and strategies gained from this session to fuel your 2018 ABBYY business plan.
10:40am – Noon Partner Solution Showcase: Various ABBYY Certified VARs
The VAR showcase provides an opportunity to showcase connectors and add-on modules for ABBYY products that are developed by and available from our Certified Partners. Product demonstrations include CMS (HCFA) 1500 forms processing, invoice and purchase order processing, voter registration roster book processing, PDF verifiers, picklist tools and address fixers.
1:30pm – 3:30pm Success Strategies in the Era of Digital Transformation: Fred Monjazeb, UNDRSTAND Group
Gartner reports 72% of technology decisions are influenced by and/or made by line-of-business executives and will rise to 90% by 2020. Business leaders are looking for full-service solutions and relying on new influencers to help them through this transformation. Fred and his team will share key insights and best practices required for success in this new era.
3:40 – 4:00 Wrap up and closing remarks
9:00am – 10:00am, Thursday October 26
For most organizations, it is no longer a question of if, but more about when, where, and how fast they can apply digital labor as a differentiator. The answers rely on understanding the financial investments required, and setting expectations on the timing and magnitude of the associated returns.
This keynote session is critical for everyone interested in understanding what enterprises, government agencies, BPOs and shared service centers are thinking as it relates to automating manual and repeatable tasks and moving to a digital labor force. The session will also address the various classes and strategies of going digital and the financial impacts, and will explore common themes to all digital labor projects with an emphasis on three classes of digital labor: basic RPA, enhanced process automation, and cognitive automation.
Speaker: Mike Gough, Advisory KPMG
10:00am – 11:00am, Thursday October 26
Martyn Christian of the UNDRSTND group shares his vision and perspectives on the opportunities driven by market and technology shifts. As a senior executive leader at FileNet, IBM, and Kofax, Martyn has unique insights about how the market has evolved and where the next wave of investments, solutions and opportunities will emerge. This session will not only address historical biases related to capture and recognition, but will also address future opportunities presented by AI, cognitive, text analytics, and digital labor. This session is important for thought leaders seeking to change their own solution and revenue paths for the next wave of innovation.
Speaker: Martyn Christian, Founder UNDRSTND Group