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7 Must-Attend Sessions at Henry Stewart DAM New York

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This blog post was originally posted in March 2018 and has been updated.

With only a month until Henry Stewart DAM New York 2020, it’s time to start thinking about your schedule! On April 14th and 15th, you’ll join hundreds of DAM enthusiasts who are looking to learn from over 100 speakers and 60 sessions. But, where do you start?

In this post, we’ve compiled must-see sessions to attend while at the show that covers main focus areas, including how to select a DAM system, AI capabilities, high tech and DAM implementations.

Let’s take a look!

1. How to Select the Right DAM

Speaker: Jarrod Gingras, Analyst and Managing Director at Real Story Group

When: Tuesday, April 14, 11:20 am

Who should attend: Organizations that are in the early stages of selecting a DAM vendor.

Details: In this session, Jarrod Gingras will weigh in on how it’s important to stop asking yourself “What is the BEST digital asset management system” and instead ask “Which DAM is the best for you and your organization.” Gingras will also provide insight into the digital & media asset management marketplace and give a high-level view of what each DAM vendor can offer you in 2019. Learn more

2. DAM 101: What you Need to Start your DAM

Speaker: John Horodyski, Partner at Optimity Advisors

When: Tuesday, April 14, 11:50 am

Who should attend: Organizations looking to understand how to start their DAM journey.

Details: Implementing a DAM is a great responsibility for those involved. John Horodyski outlines what you’ll need to start your DAM project and provide insights into building the foundations of a DAM. Learn more

3. AI Capabilities in the DAM space: The Next Stage in Embracing Creativity

Speaker: Nick Barber, Senior Analyst at Forrester Research

When: Tuesday, April 14, 12:20 pm

Who should attend: Organizations looking to understand where artificial intelligence is heading and how it can be applied today.

Details: Artificial intelligence is now table stakes for DAM vendors – but where is it going next? In this session, Nick Barber will explore the future of AI and how it can be applied to encourage creativity. Learn more

4. DAM Innovation: Technical Experts Address Your Really Tough Questions

Moderator: Graham Allan, EVP, Operations & Consulting at KlarisIP

Jean Lozano, CTO at MediaValet
Neil Grant, Head of Product at Tenovos
Kenneth Hurta, Solutions Engineering at Brandfolder

When: Tuesday, April 14, 2:20 pm

Who should attend: Organizations with highly-technical requirements and questions.

Why: This panel session allows organizations to break-through the marketing “fluff” and dive into the technical details of DAM, including APIs, integrations, scalability, etc. It’s a chance to have all your technical questions answered. Learn more

5. DAM Technology and its Enterprise Touch Points

Theresa Regli, DAM Industry Analyst, Author and Consultant

When: Wednesday, April 15, 9:00 am

Who should attend: Organizations that want to extend DAM to the entire enterprise.

Why: As an intro to the Connecting DAM with the Enterprise session track, Theresa Regli will share where DAM fits into the enterprise, which integrations help drive enterprise DAM and more. Learn more

6. Developing and Issuing an RFP – The Right Way

Speaker: Jarrod Gingras, Analyst and Managing Director at Real Story Group

When: Wednesday, April 15, 9:40 am

Who should attend: Organizations who will be issuing an RFP to select a DAM.

Details: In this session, Jarrod Gringas will share common challenges experienced when using an RFP and explain how to craft an effective RFP that helps you screen for the best DAM fit. Learn more

7. How Customized AI is Addressing Unique DAM Use Cases in Manufacturing, Entertainment and Not for Profit

Speaker: Jean Lozano, CTO at MediaValet

When: Wednesday, April 15, 2:00 pm

Who should attend: Organizations looking to understand how AI can be customized to meet unique, business-specific use cases.

Details: In this session, Jean Lozano will deep-dive into how enterprise organizations can train custom AI models to identify objects unique to their businesses. Learn more

Bonus: After Hours Meet-Up

As part of Henry Stewart’s sister conference for Creative Operations, MediaValet will be hosting the Creative Operations Meetup! Join us in celebrating the end of day 1, with complimentary drinks and a networking session with leaders in Creative Operations.

When: Tuesday, April 14th, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Where: The Three Monkeys Bar, 236 W 54th St, New York

Don't Forget to Grab Your eBook!

When you're not in your sessions, remember to stop by our booth and grab our free manual, 8 Principles for Implementing AI in DAM! For now, you can access the eBook here.

(P.S. Need a handy guide to help you with the show? Don't miss The Complete Guide to Surviving Henry Stewart DAM New York 2020.)

Stephanie Sullivan