Welcome to #CommunityLIVE 2019!

Welcome to CommunityLIVE! And thank you for traveling to be with us in our hometown.

As has been the case for several years now, we have folks attending CommunityLIVE from all around the world—from Brisbane, Australia to São Paulo, Brazil to Östersund, Sweden. For as global as the Hyland community has become—with more than 15,000 worldwide customers and 3,500 employees located in 30 offices across the globe—for many Hylanders, Cleveland is home.

Cleveland is where Hyland came of age, where we formed some of our earliest and most enduring customer relationships. It’s where we’re headquartered, and where many of us live and work.

That’s why we’re so thrilled to host you here, and so thankful that you have chosen to be here with us this week. We’re proud to call this place home, and we’re excited to show off some of the things we love about our city.

We’re going to have fun this week. We’ll party at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and we’ll cheer on the Cleveland Indians at Progressive Field.

Our shared journey

But you didn’t come here to help us cheer on our sports teams. (If you did, thank you.) You’re here to propel your own teams—to propel your organizations—on your own respective digital transformation journeys.

You’re here on your own missions. And we’re here to equip you, to guide you and, hopefully, to inspire you by connecting you with your peers who are doing amazing things with content services.

But we also understand that digital transformation isn’t a goal unto itself. You’re not doing this just because it’s the latest thing. You’re doing this because you know it’s absolutely essential to achieving your business goals, to gaining a competitive edge, to delivering better experiences to the people you serve.

You understand that digital transformation is fundamental to improving the way you interact with your customers, your patients, your students, your constituents, your members. What’s driving your transformations is the desire not just to improve productivity and reduce costs, but to create more meaningful, satisfying and enduring connections with the people you serve.

Your community, live

CommunityLIVE is about you and your community. Of course, the keynotes, sessions and labs are hugely important. You’ll be hearing about product innovations from Hyland executives, engaging in sessions that show how the latest technology is influencing your industry and getting hands-on experiences with solutions at more than 40 expert stations.

But, as I mentioned, CommunityLIVE is about connecting with your peers. Every year, it’s fascinating to watch how much learning takes place because we’re all together. And we’re all taking this journey together.

So get into those conversations—while riding elevators, attending sessions and enjoying our evening events.

After all, success is what it’s all about. It’s why you’re here. So get involved and share your stories.

Welcome, and I hope you enjoy our best CommunityLIVE yet!

Bill Priemer is president and chief executive officer of Hyland. Bill joined the company in 1997 as vice president of Marketing. He was promoted to Vice President of Sales & Marketing in 2001, named Chief Operating Officer in 2005 and became the company’s CEO in January 2013.
Bill Priemer

Bill Priemer

Bill Priemer is president and chief executive officer of Hyland. Bill joined the company in 1997 as vice president of Marketing. He was promoted to Vice President of Sales &... read more about: Bill Priemer