We just wrapped up our Dimension 2017 User Conference in our home city of Portland, Maine and what a great week it was!
One of our attendees, Robert McMillan, CEO of ScotCro, said: “Best value conference of any I’ve ever attended after 25 years of the business.” This is a great compliment and I applaud the entire Quantrix team for organizing and conducting such a fantastic event.
At the conference, attendees got the first look at, and a hands-on experience with, Release 2018 – the newest version of our desktop Modeler and Qloud software. The response was tremendous! Our attendees reacted very favorably to the new category item generation & solver functionality on the desktop as well as to our new SaaS Enterprise Qloud offering. Both products gained numerous ease-of-use improvements that were the result of feedback from our direct conversations with customers at our previous conferences. So, hats off to my colleagues on the Quantrix development teams for a great software release.
We also had visitors from across the globe come to Portland to spend time with us. Some of the countries represented by the attendee list included Panama, Saudi Arabia, France, Canada, Mexico, Zimbabwe and the United States. The weather was perfect for our evening cruise of Casco Bay about The Islander and traditional Lobster Dinner at the Inn on Peaks Island. Our #QuantrixEvolved hashtag was well used on Twitter, too. Check out the link to see some of the conference photographs and tweets!
For the first time ever, we gave out conference awards including:
The Farthest Traveled award was presented to Tawanda Gorondondo from our partner Celsoft who travelled over 7,500 miles from Zimbabwe for the conference.
The Conference MVP award was given to Valerie Grenier from Tesser Consulting for her multi-year contribution to the learning tracks at our conferences and overall support of Quantrix in the field.
The Community Contribution award went to Rich Lopez from Litehouse Foods & Quantrix Authority for his championing of Quantrix at Litehouse and his dedication to the Quantrix Authority YouTube Video Channel.
The conference sessions themselves included hands-on learning workshops, product demonstrations and customer use-case presentations. Many attendees and Quantrix staff remarked how great it is to see Quantrix utilized in various use cases throughout our customer community. Importantly for us (and our attendees) everyone at Quantrix got to interact directly with the conference attendees. It is very exciting for us to see how Quantrix is being used by our customers and hear what you like, and what we can improve upon in the application. We find the feedback most valuable and we use it as a key part of our product development planning in the coming weeks.
We are already looking forward to next year. Look for a “Hold the Date” announcement soon. If you have an idea about how to make our event even better in the future don’t hesitate to drop us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
By Michael Salisbury