“I enjoyed my time at the Cityworks User Conference and felt it was a very informative and beneficial event to attend,” said Mike Dagle, GIS business analyst, Oakland County, Michigan. “I was quite impressed to hear Cityworks company-wide testing strategy detailed at the conference. Cityworks’ dedication to their clients shows, and the conference was no exception. I’ve found that no matter which Cityworks staff member I’m talking to, there is an easily recognizable familiarity with the functionality of the software.”
The conference began Tuesday morning with the plenary session, in which president and CEO Brian Haslam shared details regarding the company’s significant growth in 2013 and continuing trend for 2014. Haslam spoke about Cityworks’ commitment to superior customer support, as well as the company’s strong partner program and solid Esri relationship. He went on to share insights about sustainable communities, public asset management, and Cityworks’ GIS-centric platform as an authoritative system of record. Presentations from the Cityworks development team followed, showcasing exciting enhancements in Cityworks Server AMS and PLL, as well as new functionality in Cityworks mobile technology.
Informative breakout sessions hosted by Cityworks users, business partners, and staff commenced Tuesday afternoon and continued all day on Wednesday and on Thursday morning. The conference concluded with an exciting wrap up session where Haslam announced the Cityworks 2014 Exemplary User Award winners. In conclusion, attendees were able to hear a closing presentation given by distinguished guest David Totman—public works, AEC, and survey industry manager at Esri—who spoke about ArcGIS as a platform for local government and the strong relationship between Esri and Cityworks.
Conference attendees were treated to the Cityworks User Appreciation Social on Wednesday for an evening of food and entertainment featuring Rock With You Live Karaoke Band and 5050 BMX Freestyle and Action Sports Cyclist Stunt Team.
The Cityworks Expo Hall was the town center of the event where Cityworks users, business partners, exhibitors, and staff gathered daily to share knowledge, ideas, and conversation. Business partners showcased their services and solutions in the exhibit hall within the Cityworks Expo and were readily available to answer questions and discuss solutions. More than ninety members of Azteca Systems’ staff were present at the conference, hosting and attending sessions, answering questions in the Cityworks Showcase solutions center and demo stations, and meeting with clients and partners.
Plans for next year’s Cityworks User Conference are already underway. Event dates are shown below.
Cityworks 2015 User Conference
May 20-22, 2015
Salt Palace Convention Center
To find out more about this year’s Cityworks User Conference, visit www.cityworks.com. Photos and additional footage of the event are coming soon.