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2018 iConnectSolutions user conference will be held April 22-25 at the Embassy Suites by Hilton Minneapolis Downtown

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Sunday, April 22
 

6:00pm

iConnect Welcome Reception
Sunday April 22, 2018 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Turquoise/Topaz Room
 
Monday, April 23
 

7:30am

Registration/Breakfast
Monday April 23, 2018 7:30am - 8:30am
Dining Room

8:30am

Welcome
The Wi-Fi password for the conference meeting rooms is: mspss2018

Monday April 23, 2018 8:30am - 8:45am
Plymouth Ballroom (170)

8:45am

Vendor Moments
Monday April 23, 2018 8:45am - 9:00am
Plymouth Ballroom (170)

9:00am

Keynote Address
Monday April 23, 2018 9:00am - 10:00am
Plymouth Ballroom (170)

10:00am

NCS Roadmap
Monday April 23, 2018 10:00am - 11:00am
Plymouth Ballroom (170)

11:00am

Break
Monday April 23, 2018 11:00am - 11:15am
Pre-Function Area

11:15am

NCS Advertising - Intros and Expectations
Latest news & features

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Smallwood

Jennifer Smallwood

Business Analyst - 2018 iConnect President, A H Belo
I have been around the newspaper business since I was 1 yr old. My mom began working in the call center at The Dallas Morning News (a property of A. H. Belo) in April 1974. I came to A. H. Belo's DFW Suburban Newspaper, located in Arlington, Texas, in February 1992 as a subscript... Read More →


Monday April 23, 2018 11:15am - 12:00pm
Topaz (40)

11:15am

Circ - Intros & Expectations
Latest news & features

Speakers
CB

Christopher Berdahl

Forum Communications


Monday April 23, 2018 11:15am - 12:00pm
Plymouth Ballroom (170)

11:15am

ONSET: Current and future states
A look at Newscycle’s new digital content management system, what development is focusing on now, and how it can open up new workflow possibilities regardless of the print or digital system you use.

Monday April 23, 2018 11:15am - 12:00pm
Turquoise (40)

11:15am

Mobile - Monetization Opportunities with Mobile
Latest news & features

Speakers

Monday April 23, 2018 11:15am - 12:00pm
Diamond Room (30)

11:15am

Event-listener scripting, the elf in the box
Chances are that you’ve already discovered the power of scripting the Adobe applications to perform repetitive tasks, simplify complicated ones and reduce technical errors by your design and production staffers. But if your scripting tools do not include event-listeners, you may be overlooking a way to multiply that power. The event-listener does not wait for the Adobe user to remember to run it. Instead it piggybacks on the actions that a designer takes in the normal course of working: opening, saving and close documents, placing library items, copying and pasting and so on.
The Star Tribune uses dozens of event-listener scripts in InDesign and InCopy to handle a wide range of production chores. At this session, we’ll look at a few examples that might be useful to other NCS Content users. If you’re already using event-listeners, come and share your experiences. And if you haven’t jumped into Adobe scripting yet, come to get an idea of what can be done.

Speakers
RK

Robert Kyle

Designer/Superuser, Star Tribune


Monday April 23, 2018 11:15am - 12:00pm
Onyx Media Room (30)

11:15am

iPublish Media Solutions, LLC
iPublish Media Solutions, the industry leading provider or self-service solutions will be demonstrating their new AdPortal Tributes solution.  AdPortal Tributes creates a special “in Memoriam” section that is loved by funeral homes and families, easy for newspaper operations, and creates meaningful revenue. This special section is a bundled upsell for obituaries and is available to iPublish AdPortal and non-AdPortal customers through our unique partnership with Legacy.com.  For a nominal fee the family receives a memorial tribute listing in a multi-page insert of the newspaper, along with special display ad and native ad opportunities. AdPortal Tributes paginates each market’s special obituaries section as a print-ready multi page PDF or native Adobe InDesign file.  
 
In addition iPublish will also be demonstrating Leadhax.com a AdPortal Real estate implementation offered by the Bay Area News Group.  Leadhax offers low cost packages of both programmatic and Facebook targeted ad campaigns.  Integrated with multiple MLS feeds LeadHax enables a RE agent to buy, build and book targeted ad campaigns in minutes. 

Speakers
BG

Brian Gorman

Vice President of Sales, iPublish Media


Monday April 23, 2018 11:15am - 12:00pm
Opal Boardroom (12)

12:00pm

Lunch
Monday April 23, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Dining Room

1:00pm

NCS Advertising - Digital Services Round Table Discussion - Customer led discussion on sharing the innovative revenue programs in use
Speakers
avatar for Donna Beasley

Donna Beasley

Director of Product Strategy, Newscycle Solutions
Find out more about our new offerings in the Marketing pillar
avatar for Jennifer Smallwood

Jennifer Smallwood

Business Analyst - 2018 iConnect President, A H Belo
I have been around the newspaper business since I was 1 yr old. My mom began working in the call center at The Dallas Morning News (a property of A. H. Belo) in April 1974. I came to A. H. Belo's DFW Suburban Newspaper, located in Arlington, Texas, in February 1992 as a subscript... Read More →


Monday April 23, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Diamond Room (30)

1:00pm

NCS Advertising - Finance Deferred Payments - Booking and Invoices
TAP is on retro software so some of the screen shot may not match what you see in your version. 

Speakers
KM

Kelli Monday

Tap Publishing


Monday April 23, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Turquoise (40)

1:00pm

Circ - Digital Subscriptions
Features, DPM, setup overview

Moderators
MH

Mark Hayes

Forum Communications

Speakers

Monday April 23, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Plymouth Ballroom (170)

1:00pm

Paypal Express - Liz Sullivan - Star Tribune
Star Tribune added Paypal Express for subscriptions and renewals, has seen 20% increase since implementation.  

Monday April 23, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Topaz (40)

1:00pm

Migrating from Content Publisher (DTI) to NCS Content: What to expect
Come learn from the experts what the migration looks like. Take answers back to your newsroom.

Speakers
avatar for Kirk Smith

Kirk Smith

Manager, Media Operations, Newscycle Solutions


Monday April 23, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Onyx Media Room (30)

1:00pm

NCS Circulation – Running Applications via Batch
Batch processing is a way in NCS Circulation to automate the execution of certain option. This session will look at how to setup a batch procession and how it can be used to save time and reduce errors.

Speakers
WS

Will Schwab

Sr System Analyst, The Times News, LLC


Monday April 23, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Sapphire (50)

1:00pm

Dart - Revolutionizing Print Distribution
Learn how Dart Distribution software can revolutionize your print distribution by providing critical tools like:
  • Effortless integration with Newscycle
  • Real-time reporting
  • Automated recovery dispatch
  • Route optimization
  • Electronic contracting
  • TMC delivery verification
  • Mobile navigation
Join me and our Executive Director of IS Applications, Paul Zanotta, for a detailed, informative session on how you can harness the power of Dart to Deliver Smarter!

Monday April 23, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Opal Boardroom (12)

2:00pm

Break
Monday April 23, 2018 2:00pm - 2:15pm
Pre-Function Area

2:15pm

NCS Advertising - Customer Enhancement Forum
Speakers
avatar for Donna Beasley

Donna Beasley

Director of Product Strategy, Newscycle Solutions
Find out more about our new offerings in the Marketing pillar
LS

Liz Sullivan

Star-Tribune


Monday April 23, 2018 2:15pm - 3:15pm
Turquoise (40)

2:15pm

Circ - Router maintenance
Moderators
SH

Sylvia Hansen

Utah Media Group

Speakers

Monday April 23, 2018 2:15pm - 3:15pm
Sapphire (50)

2:15pm

2:15pm

Amazon Workspaces, How They Differ from Citrix, & How to Support Locally
Speakers
avatar for Steve Harman

Steve Harman

Sr. Cloud Engineer, Newscycle Solutions


Monday April 23, 2018 2:15pm - 3:15pm
Topaz (40)

2:15pm

Miracom Computer Corp.
Most of us still have to deliver a printed, inserted product to our customers. In the 21st Century, we face new challenges for packaging and delivering our inserts.
Miracom, the leader in Post Press Packaging Solutions, will be discussing how we interface Ad Order and Circulation data to the packaging center to automate production and packaging, and provide a full-circle solution for billing based on actual fulfillment of insert production. We will also demonstrate our MiraPkg Packaging solution, which uses a hosted platform for managing, planning, scheduling, and producing your Inserted Packages.

Speakers
BH

Bill Harley

VP, Miracom Computer Corp
avatar for Judah Holstein

Judah Holstein

President, Miracom Computer Corp.
Miracom is your one stop resource for packaging your printed FSIs. Our MiraPkg software collects your Ad commitments, prepares your insert plan schedules your inserters, and reports back results for billing and customer accountability. Together with our inserter controls, Miracom... Read More →


Monday April 23, 2018 2:15pm - 3:15pm
Opal Boardroom (12)

3:15pm

Break - Sponsored by Progress
Monday April 23, 2018 3:15pm - 3:30pm
Pre-Function Area

3:30pm

NCS Advertising - SalesLink - What's New and the 2018 Focus
Speakers
avatar for Donna Beasley

Donna Beasley

Director of Product Strategy, Newscycle Solutions
Find out more about our new offerings in the Marketing pillar


Monday April 23, 2018 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Sapphire (50)

3:30pm

Circ - Revenue Ideas
Fees, activation, Wallet / Premium, Kiosk Sales, Rewards, ???

Speakers
CB

Christopher Berdahl

Forum Communications


Monday April 23, 2018 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Plymouth Ballroom (170)

3:30pm

Roundtable: Customer Enhancement Forum for editorial/mobile
Do you have questions about the Customer Enhancement Forum and how it works? We can go over how to enter requests and how the forum works. 
Also, are there things you have asked for NCS to develop that you feel could benefit other NCS customers? Are there elements that aren't working as expected? 
Bring your wish list for any editorial product. 
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The latest from NCS: We are working our way through the CEF requests already submitted. In addition, the key deadline dates are as follows:
  • NCS Content 2018-2 – List needs to be compiled by 1/15/2018
  • NEP – List needs to be compiled by 2/15/2018
  • ONSET – Since this is rapid release, it is harder to pinpoint dates for specific versions. So I would like to see a list by 6/1/2018, and we will try to incorporate their submissions in the next release – just can’t predict what number we will be at by that point in time.
  • We are also packaging up a Maintenance Release dedicated to Lite Editor/Reporter Client that will be going to select beta customers this year. That should be GA by the first of next year. Lots or requests come in for LE/RC. So hopefully the group will see that as good news too.

Moderators
Speakers
LS

Liz Sullivan

Star-Tribune


Monday April 23, 2018 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Topaz (40)

3:30pm

Progress - Keeping Pace with Evolving User Expectations
This session reviews the industry trends that are changing and elevating users’ expectations of how they will interact with business systems. Recent technological advances have enabled new user experiences: new types of devices (Smartwatches, Smartglasses, Digital Voice Assistants…etc.), and new ways of interacting with devices (conversational voice and text interaction, augmented/virtual reality…etc.). It is also becoming increasingly expected that business applications should be smarter, or more cognitive, and to provide more actionable and relevant business insight that can drive productivity or operational efficiency. At the same time, the exploding API Economy is putting ever more pressure on businesses to streamline integration with partners and customers through modern APIs. These APIs have to meet their own type of ‘user’ expectations around metrics such as availability and response time. Progress’s ongoing analysis of these trends drives how we evolve our Application Platform to ensure it continues to address our customers’ and partners’ business application development needs, so that they, in turn, can continue to meet and exceed their business users’ evolving requirements and expectations. We’ll also present some best practice strategy, architecture and implementation recommendations relating to the opportunities these novel digital touchpoints and technologies offer to enhance business application users’ experiences. There will also be some live Augmented Reality demonstrations.

Speakers

Monday April 23, 2018 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Opal Boardroom (12)

6:00pm

Reception - Provided by Newscycle
Monday April 23, 2018 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Dining Room
 
Tuesday, April 24
 

7:30am

Registration/Breakfast
Tuesday April 24, 2018 7:30am - 8:30am
Dining Room

8:30am

9:30am

Break
Tuesday April 24, 2018 9:30am - 9:45am
Pre-Function Area

9:45am

NCS - Media Myth Busters 2018 - Pete Marsh
There are a lot of myths surrounding the news media industry. It’s a media made by and aimed at old people. Older readers are dying and young people don’t like traditional news brands. Younger readers will pay for music or games, but not news. Print is dead. Talking to inanimate objects is just weird. This keynote presentation will talk about some of the most common beliefs and prevailing sentiments surrounding our industry today. We will knock each of these on the head, and hopefully you will leave this session feeling even prouder about the work you do every day.

Tuesday April 24, 2018 9:45am - 10:45am
Plymouth Ballroom (170)

10:45am

Break
Tuesday April 24, 2018 10:45am - 11:00am
Pre-Function Area

11:00am

Newscycle Private Meeting
Tuesday April 24, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
Sapphire (50)

11:00am

NCS Advertising - XML Converter
Speakers
avatar for Jen Lisch

Jen Lisch

Gannett/USA Today Network


Tuesday April 24, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
Topaz (40)

11:00am

Circ - Customer Enhancement Forum
Speakers

Tuesday April 24, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
Plymouth Ballroom (170)

11:00am

Migrating to ONSET
What you need to know and need to think about before starting an ONSET implementation. Will be of particular interest to current NCS Digital and NCS Content customers, though much of the conversation will apply regardless of your existing platform.

Speakers
MD

Matt Dahlquist

NewsCycle Solutions


Tuesday April 24, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
Turquoise (40)

11:00am

11:00am

Cyber Security - Are You Protected?
Speakers

Tuesday April 24, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
Onyx Media Room (30)

11:00am

Tecnavia
Join us to see why nearly 2,000 publishers are now using our eEdition service!

We’ll demonstrate how you too can increase audience, engagement & revenues with the latest features including:

-Web Ad Revenues: Your network or ours!
-Inserts: Advertiser demand is growing!
-Enrichments: Video, galleries, links to related content.
-Digital only/Bonus content for your subscribers.
-2-in-One app: A total media app with the eEdition & real-time news, all in ONE app!

Speakers
avatar for Diane Amato

Diane Amato

Vice President Sales, Tecnavia Press, Inc.


Tuesday April 24, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
Opal Boardroom (12)

12:00pm

Lunch
Tuesday April 24, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Dining Room

1:00pm

MCC Private Meeting
Tuesday April 24, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Onyx Media Room (30)

1:00pm

1:00pm

NCS Advertising - SalesLink Upgrades/SalesLink Installs and Gotchas
Discussion over SalesLink Upgrades, Installations and any Gotchas. 

Speakers
avatar for Jamie Fuller

Jamie Fuller

Advertising Manager - Operations, Newscycle Solutions


Tuesday April 24, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Topaz (40)

1:00pm

Circ - Subscriber Rating
Moderators
LS

Liz Sullivan

Star-Tribune

Speakers

Tuesday April 24, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Plymouth Ballroom (170)

1:00pm

Google News Lab overview
Google focuses on four areas where it can help fuel innovation in journalism: Trust and Verification, Data Journalism, Immersive Storytelling and Inclusive Storytelling.
A Google representative will give an overview of all of the tools available to any newsroom, which can help aid in reporting and storytelling.
For more on the Google News Lab: https://newslab.withgoogle.com/

Speakers
AB

Andy Boyle

Director of Platform Architecture, Axios/SPJ Trainer
Andy Boyle is a writer, web developer and speaker. His work, including a viral piece about giving up drinking has been in Esquire, NBC News, The Chicago Tribune, The Boston Globe, The St. Petersburg Times and The New York Times Regional Media Group, where his work was cited in th... Read More →


Tuesday April 24, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Sapphire (50)

1:00pm

NCS Circulation and the Linux Shell
This session is geared for on-premise installations of NCS Circulation. It will go over various processes and troubleshooting that can be done from the Linux shell to resolve common issues in the NCS Circulation system.
Issues that will be covered:
  • Reports not appearing
  • Printing has Stopped
  • Shutting down & Restarting Databases
  • ODBC Errors Due to Overstuffed Progress Fields

Speakers
WS

Will Schwab

Sr System Analyst, The Times News, LLC


Tuesday April 24, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Diamond Room (30)

1:00pm

MerlinOne
See the latest version of Merlin,  and learn about Merlin's integrations with a variety of platforms including InDesign and Photoshop. And did I mention Drupal Integration?

Speakers
DB

David Breslauer

Sales and Marketing Support Manager, MerlinOne, Inc.


Tuesday April 24, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Opal Boardroom (12)

2:00pm

Break
Tuesday April 24, 2018 2:00pm - 2:15pm
Pre-Function Area

2:00pm

Newscycle Private Meeting
Tuesday April 24, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Onyx Media Room (30)

2:15pm

2:15pm

Circ - Underutilized Features
Speakers
CB

Christopher Berdahl

Forum Communications
DD

Damon Daffron

NewsCycle


Tuesday April 24, 2018 2:15pm - 3:15pm
Plymouth Ballroom (170)

2:15pm

Google News Lab: Digging in
Andy Boyle will dig into the Google toolbag and provide additional training on investigative reporting techniques available to you.

https://drive.google.com/open?id=1UkkNBtCmYy8duVJ0555i6Z5cGBPyXw-tnIEHuESG-SQ
https://newsinitiative.withgoogle.com/training/

Speakers
AB

Andy Boyle

Director of Platform Architecture, Axios/SPJ Trainer
Andy Boyle is a writer, web developer and speaker. His work, including a viral piece about giving up drinking has been in Esquire, NBC News, The Chicago Tribune, The Boston Globe, The St. Petersburg Times and The New York Times Regional Media Group, where his work was cited in th... Read More →


Tuesday April 24, 2018 2:15pm - 3:15pm
Turquoise (40)

2:15pm

2:15pm

Color Management Roundtable
Tuesday April 24, 2018 2:15pm - 3:15pm
Diamond Room (30)

2:15pm

Newspaper Subscription Services LLP
Presentation not available

Tuesday April 24, 2018 2:15pm - 3:15pm
Opal Boardroom (12)

3:15pm

Break
Tuesday April 24, 2018 3:15pm - 3:30pm
Pre-Function Area

3:30pm

NCS Advertising - Installment Billing Feature
Speakers
WS

Will Schwab

Sr System Analyst, The Times News, LLC


Tuesday April 24, 2018 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Diamond Room (30)

3:30pm

NCS Advertising - SalesLink - CRM Adoption
This Newscycle led session will touch on Key areas to help you with CRM Adoption.

Speakers
avatar for Donna Beasley

Donna Beasley

Director of Product Strategy, Newscycle Solutions
Find out more about our new offerings in the Marketing pillar
avatar for Jamie Fuller

Jamie Fuller

Advertising Manager - Operations, Newscycle Solutions


Tuesday April 24, 2018 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Turquoise (40)

3:30pm

Circ -TM/Campaigns Including Revenue Implications
TM / campaigns including revenue applications

Speakers

Tuesday April 24, 2018 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Sapphire (50)

3:30pm

Analytics roundtable
A discussion of the current tools and metrics available. What do you find the most helpful? What information do you wish you had but don’t know how to find? What do you do with the information once you have it?



Speakers
MD

Matt Dahlquist

NewsCycle Solutions


Tuesday April 24, 2018 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Topaz (40)

3:30pm

Google News Lab: Safety and Security online
Google is seeing that less than 10 percent of journalists are using any sort of 2factor authentication, and Google has a few new tools to offer to keep people safer online.

Speakers
AB

Andy Boyle

Director of Platform Architecture, Axios/SPJ Trainer
Andy Boyle is a writer, web developer and speaker. His work, including a viral piece about giving up drinking has been in Esquire, NBC News, The Chicago Tribune, The Boston Globe, The St. Petersburg Times and The New York Times Regional Media Group, where his work was cited in th... Read More →


Tuesday April 24, 2018 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Onyx Media Room (30)

3:30pm

The Ins and Outs of Credit Card Processing within the Newscycle Environment
Do you ever wonder what a payment gateway is or why you need one? Merchant Acquirers…Processors…the list goes on and on. Do you really need all of them?

This session will review the roles of the various parties that can touch a payment. Attendees will also learn how credit card transactions flow from Newscycle to the credit networks, and ultimately arrive as a deposit in your bank account. Lastly, we will provide an overview of some additional features that can be used to maximize the security of your payment processing environment and reduce decline rates.

Payway, formerly known as Edgil, has been the media industry's premier choice for processing payments for more than 30 years. We are able to leverage our expertise and Newscycle integration to provide your publication the best value and most efficient service.

Speakers
SC

Sean Callahan

Director of Portal Sales, Payway by Edgil


Tuesday April 24, 2018 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Opal Boardroom (12)
 
Wednesday, April 25
 

7:30am

Breakfast
Wednesday April 25, 2018 7:30am - 8:30am
Dining Room

8:30am

8:30am

NCS Advertising - PDF Linker for E-Invoicing
Speakers
avatar for Diane Attanasio

Diane Attanasio

Business Systems Manager, Newsday


Wednesday April 25, 2018 8:30am - 9:30am
Topaz (40)

8:30am

Circ - Stump the Chump
Speakers
CB

Christopher Berdahl

Forum Communications
DD

Damon Daffron

NewsCycle


Wednesday April 25, 2018 8:30am - 9:30am
Plymouth Ballroom (170)

8:30am

ONSET: Primary Theme walk-through
The Primary Theme is intended to provide an attractive web design out of the box while also serving as a foundation for customer-specific adjustments to meet your look-and-feel needs. This session will focus on what the Primary Theme is and how it’s structured under the hood.

Speakers
KO

Kevin Ortiz

Advance Support Specialist, NewsCycle Solutions


Wednesday April 25, 2018 8:30am - 9:30am
Diamond Room (30)

8:30am

NCS Content Disaster Recovery
Making sure you're prepared for issues that might arise with your hosted or on-prem editorial content management system. We'll talk primarily from the standpoint of NCS Content, but the basic principles would apply to any print CMS.

Speakers
avatar for Ryan Engelman

Ryan Engelman

Director, Media Operations, NewsCycle Solutions
avatar for Kirk Smith

Kirk Smith

Manager, Media Operations, Newscycle Solutions


Wednesday April 25, 2018 8:30am - 9:30am
Onyx Media Room (30)

8:30am

9:30am

Break
Wednesday April 25, 2018 9:30am - 9:45am
Pre-Function Area

9:45am

NCS Advertising - SalesLink - Widgets and Dashboards
Speakers
avatar for Jamie Fuller

Jamie Fuller

Advertising Manager - Operations, Newscycle Solutions


Wednesday April 25, 2018 9:45am - 10:45am
Sapphire (50)

9:45am

Circ - SubscriptionLink
Speakers
CS

Chase Sander

NewsCycle


Wednesday April 25, 2018 9:45am - 10:45am
Plymouth Ballroom (170)

9:45am

ONSET: How to go beyond the Primary Theme
A deeper dive into customizing the Primary Theme and understanding when it might be best to break away from the Primary Theme entirely.

Speakers
KO

Kevin Ortiz

Advance Support Specialist, NewsCycle Solutions


Wednesday April 25, 2018 9:45am - 10:45am
Topaz (40)

9:45am

9:45am

Customer Service Roundtable
Wednesday April 25, 2018 9:45am - 10:45am
Turquoise (40)

9:45am

Elpical
Automating Image Enhancement with Claro & Newscycle
What is Automated Image Enhancement and how to harness the power of Elpical Claro from within your existing Newscycle workflows. Learn how newspapers across North America and beyond have implemented Claro into their production workflows, reducing the time taken to provide high quality images for both print and digital outputs.

Wednesday April 25, 2018 9:45am - 10:45am
Opal Boardroom (12)

10:45am

Break
Wednesday April 25, 2018 10:45am - 11:00am
Pre-Function Area

11:00am

NCS Advertising - Fielded Data and Rating
Speakers
JB

Jeff Braiedy

Star Tribune
DK

Diane Kleszyk

Star Tribune


Wednesday April 25, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
Turquoise (40)

11:00am

Circ - Site-set codes
Site-set codes: adjustment, reason, ? -- best practices & gotchas

Speakers

Wednesday April 25, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
Sapphire (50)

11:00am

Q&A: Print products
What drives you crazy about NCS Content, Content Publisher, or NewsEdit Pro? What makes you think “there has to be a better way to do this?” What questions haven’t been answered this week? You ask, we’ll share our expertise and help you make sure you’re getting the most from your print production system.

Speakers
avatar for Ryan Engelman

Ryan Engelman

Director, Media Operations, NewsCycle Solutions
avatar for Kirk Smith

Kirk Smith

Manager, Media Operations, Newscycle Solutions


Wednesday April 25, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
Diamond Room (30)

11:00am

VoicePort
Wednesday April 25, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
Opal Boardroom (12)

12:00pm

Lunch
Wednesday April 25, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Plymouth Ballroom (170)

1:00pm

NCS Advertising - Ask the Experts
Moderators
avatar for Jen Lisch

Jen Lisch

Gannett/USA Today Network

Speakers
avatar for Donna Beasley

Donna Beasley

Director of Product Strategy, Newscycle Solutions
Find out more about our new offerings in the Marketing pillar
TD

Tim Downie

Advertising Operations Director, Newscycle Solutions
avatar for Jamie Fuller

Jamie Fuller

Advertising Manager - Operations, Newscycle Solutions


Wednesday April 25, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Sapphire (50)

1:00pm

Circ - Task Management
Moderators
LS

Liz Sullivan

Star-Tribune

Speakers

Wednesday April 25, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Plymouth Ballroom (170)

1:00pm

Q&A: Digital products
What drives you crazy about NCS Digital or Lightning? What makes you think “there has to be a better way to do this?” What questions haven’t been answered this week? You ask, we’ll share our expertise and help you make sure you’re getting the most from your digital production system.

Speakers
MD

Matt Dahlquist

NewsCycle Solutions
avatar for Ryan Engelman

Ryan Engelman

Director, Media Operations, NewsCycle Solutions


Wednesday April 25, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Topaz (40)

1:00pm

1:00pm

OSG
Wednesday April 25, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Opal Boardroom (12)

2:00pm

Break
Wednesday April 25, 2018 2:00pm - 2:15pm
Pre-Function Area

2:00pm

Private Meeting
This is a private meeting that will consist of approx 10 people

Wednesday April 25, 2018 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Opal Boardroom (12)

2:15pm

NCS Advertising - MediaLink and PGL
Speakers
BR

Bo Ring

Quincy Media, Inc.


Wednesday April 25, 2018 2:15pm - 3:15pm
Topaz (40)

2:15pm

Circ - File Mapping
Moderators
avatar for Linda Ericsson

Linda Ericsson

Winnipeg Free Press

Speakers

Wednesday April 25, 2018 2:15pm - 3:15pm
Plymouth Ballroom (170)

2:15pm

Reducing publishing costs: How can you do it?
How can sites reduce publishing costs? Are there alternatives to Adobe apps? Digital First Media is working toward eliminating the use of InCopy; Gatehouse is using Lite Editor with plans to move to ONSET; and there’s Content Planner to help reduce InDesign licensing. European workflows include doing partial layouts using layout geometries. If there is time, we can cover other things within InDesign that can help the production process, including scripting.

Speakers
avatar for Dan Barnes

Dan Barnes

News technology director, Star Tribune


Wednesday April 25, 2018 2:15pm - 3:15pm
Turquoise (40)

2:15pm

NEWSCYCLE Executive Panel Discussion
Moderators
WS

Will Schwab

Sr System Analyst, The Times News, LLC

Speakers
TB

Talin Bingham

Chief Technology Officer, NCS
BM

Bob Mason

Executive Vice President of Cloud Operations and IT, NCS
avatar for Dan Paulus

Dan Paulus

Chief Revenue Officer, Newscycle Solutions
Hello and welcome to Tampa. Please feel free to reach out to me about questions on NEWSCYCLE products and services as well as your experience with us. Thank you and look forward to meeting you.Dan
SR

Scott Roessler

President, NCS


Wednesday April 25, 2018 2:15pm - 3:15pm
Sapphire (50)

2:15pm

Breeze Ad Ops/CNI
Speakers
CP

Christopher Prinos

Breeze Ad Ops/CNI


Wednesday April 25, 2018 2:15pm - 3:15pm
Onyx Media Room (30)

3:15pm

Break
Wednesday April 25, 2018 3:15pm - 3:30pm
Pre-Function Area

3:30pm

CIRC - Building Reports in Results
An Overview of the file structure and workflow or writing reports in the Results report writer in NCS Circ. 

Moderators
LS

Liz Sullivan

Star-Tribune

Speakers
DD

Damon Daffron

NewsCycle


Wednesday April 25, 2018 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Plymouth Ballroom (170)

3:30pm

Content Publisher open Q&A session
Get your questions answered with all things Content Publisher. Share your insights with your Content Publisher colleagues.

Speakers
avatar for Kirk Smith

Kirk Smith

Manager, Media Operations, Newscycle Solutions


Wednesday April 25, 2018 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Diamond Room (30)