Building better business relationships at #CommunityLIVE

It’s that time of year again. Summer is coming to an end and we are in the beginning stages of back-to-school chaos. For me, this is the time I start to think about another event, an annual event that gives me the opportunity to come together with my community of peers, vendors, and Hylanders.

I’m talking about CommunityLIVE time!

As a Hyland customer, every September, I look forward attending CommunityLIVE. This year will be my tenth year in attendance, and each year I find plenty of reasons not to miss the action.

Hyland really knows how to host a conference and the value of experiencing CommunityLIVE in person cannot be understated. I’m excited that it’s in Nashville, Tennessee this year, a city that I haven’t had the opportunity to visit.

The value of attending CommunityLIVE

The general format of the event – which furnishes up-close and personal interaction with fellow end users, execs, and IT pros along with some of Hyland’s brightest minds – is well worth the price of admission. Meanwhile, there are one-time opportunities such as catching Mel Robbins’ keynote talking about ‘one rule for being your best self.’ And I cannot forget to mention that John Ondrasik, Tuesday afternoon’s general session keynote performer, will take the stage to sing his hit songs and talk about creativity.

Hyland executives will also deliver their keynote speeches on Tuesday and Wednesday during general sessions, detailing:

  • Hyland’s strategy to continue developing innovative products and services
  • How that strategy empowers organizations to deliver more profound customer experiences
  • How Hyland helps you achieve digital transformation

Every year I look forward from hearing from Bill Priemer, Brenda Kirk, Ed McQuiston, and the rest of the Hyland staff. All this is icing on the cake.

Keep in mind, the relationship-building opportunities are endless. One of the most valuable for me has always been the relationships I’ve made and maintained with Hyland’s staff – not only putting faces to names, but creating new conduits for information and guidance.

The conference also provides a great opportunity every year to sit down with my support team, discuss plans for the upcoming year, and review my maintenance contract in person. Just one way that I take advantage of the one-on-one time with Hyland’s staff.

Building better business relationships

Being a Financial Services VOGUE (Vertical OnBase Group User Experts) member, the relationships I make with my peers are near and dear. Each year, I look forward to seeing the friends I’ve made at prior conferences and enjoy the opportunity to make new friends and acquaintances.

CommunityLIVE provides an environment that fosters rich dialog and the ability to discuss both challenges and successes with folks who share comparable perspectives. Some of the best solutions that I have come away with have been born of off-the-cuff conversations over cocktails or coffee.

Simply put, CommunityLIVE is the perfect time to expand your network, which can be a tremendous resource. Other great highlights include:

  • Attending sessions and training classes on OnBase modules
  • Checking out all the latest technology and solutions that Hyland is working on
  • Listening to visionary keynote speakers; in fact, Hyland continues to step up its game regarding keynote speakers and Mel Robbins will not disappoint
  • Enjoying great evening events that Hyland plans
  • Visiting another great city like Nashville, Tennessee

It’s all happening at CommunityLIVE. And it’s HAPPENING SOON!

Will I see you there?

Kevin Christiansen

Kevin Christiansen

Kevin is a lead IT Analyst for Principal located in Des Moines, Iowa. He is currently one of two primary OnBase Administrators supporting more than 1,000 worldwide users. Kevin has been working with OnBase since 2007, starting on version 6.2. He has been an active Financial Services VOGUE member and leader for more than 10 years.

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