Nintex ProcessFest 2019 is fast approaching, this year held in Seattle from 1st to 3rd October. Myriad Technologies’ Chief Technology Officer James Milne will be heading to the US to join in the fun. Ahead of his travels, he sat down and put together some of his thoughts around what he is hoping to get out of ProcessFest, what he is most looking forward to and why others should consider attending.
Nintex ProcessFest 2019 is different from the format of previous years Nintex conferences, which makes for an exciting change. The new format includes numerous hands on labs throughout the conference, which enables attendees to gain real experience with the products first hand. These sessions range from boot camps to expert levels, so there is sure to be something to fit everyone’s needs. A number of the sessions focus on the practitioner levels, so you can apply your newly learnt skills to creating a Nintex practice or capability within your organisation. These training sessions will also provide you with the skills and knowledge required to sit the certification exams to become a certified Nintex practitioner.
If you are considering attending any of these sessions, you should book quickly as they are filling fast and there are already wait-lists for a number of the popular sessions for Nintex Foxtrot and Nintex Promapp.
This year's Nintex conference also includes the traditional customer success stories, and I am very interested to hear how corporate giants such as Coca-Cola, SalesForce and Amazon are successfully utilising Nintex to streamline their business processes.
Rapid Automation of Business Processes
One of the most exciting enhancements to the Nintex Product stack is the new "magic button" which allows a Nintex Promapp Process to be converted into a Nintex Workflow Cloud (NWC) Workflow. This great new feature was released at the end of last month, and has been generating a lot of excitement because it can dramatically speed up the workflow creation process. The ability to leap from Business Process to workflow is a serious game changer for a lot of organisations who are struggling with number of business processes that they want to automate. The Promapp automation feature allows an 80% complete workflow to be produced from any published Promapp Process. This frees up your process engineers to complete the last 20% of the process, such as tasks and email notification details. I am expecting that this feature will receive a lot of focus and excitement at ProcessFest as organisations start to realise the full benefits and potential of the Nintex ecosystem.
Meeting Industry Experts and Practitioners
A few years ago, Nintex started the Virtual Technical Evangelists (vTE) Program to gain product feedback and usability insights from industry experts. Attending Nintex events such as ProcessFest allows you to meet and socialise with vTEs who live and breathe process automation in their daily lives. This presents a great way to learn from their wealth of knowledge as many of the vTEs are more than happy to share their experience and expertise with the community.
For me personally, meeting with other Nintex practitioner is one of the main reasons for attending the Nintex Conference. I am excited to be able to catch up with the vTE Community to share common experiences and see if there are common solutions that we can share to resolve common challenges. With all the major Nintex enhancements over the last 12 months, there is going to be so much to discuss.
Of course, the highlight of the event will be catching up with the Nintex Product teams to hear first hand where the future of the Nintex Process Automation platform is going. With the full range of products, there is so much to keep up with and I see the week of Process Fest being packs full of information and new knowledge to share.
I look forward to seeing many of you in Seattle, and I will be sharing my thoughts after the conference once I am back in Australia.
If you have any questions about Nintex, and how Myriad Technologies can help automate your processes, contact us today.