Turbo charged collaboration was the theme for this year’s Viewpoint User Conference and turbo charged it was! With well over 1500 attendees, the 2015 conference was the largest Viewpoint event yet!
What makes Viewpoint’s conference different from any other user event? Viewpoint strives to place a high emphasis on customer engagement with our staff and industry experts as well as nurturing customer-to-customer relationships… This focus is exemplified in the various collaborative opportunities held during the three-day conference, such as the birds of a feather lunch, industry exhibit and showcase, customer showcase sessions and roundtables, and the atmosphere created to foster collaboration among attendees.
The event officially kicked off on Monday with stellar sessions with our Viewpoint Industry Advisory groups, which are comprised of customers who wish to have a bigger impact on product input and feedback to ensure that Viewpoint is continuing to meet the needs of contractors across the globe.
Customers from across North America arrived in the City of Roses to convene at Viewpoint’s headquarters for the welcome party on Monday evening. Attendees were invited to tour the Viewpoint facilities, including the new 1510 state of the art technology center.
This year’s conference was held at the Oregon Convention Center to accommodate the growing group of attendees including industry leaders, media, Viewpoint customers, employees, partners, and exhibitors.
The conference opened on Tuesday with an appearance by Jay Haladay (Founder and Former Viewpoint CEO) who welcomed the customers to Portland and introduced Viewpoint’s new CEO, Manolis Kotzabasakis.
Kotzabasakis was followed on the big stage by Rob Humphreys, Vice President of Product Management. Humphreys shared technology trends that impact our industry including drone utilization, driveless cars, augmented reality, near field communication, and mobile. Humphreys also shared how Viewpoint is continuing to stay ahead of the trends with a commitment to product research and development to keep pace with the rapid evolution of construction technology. Real-time visibility, mobile capabilities, and technology deployment options continue to be major trends for the industry and our customers alike.
The conference consisted of collaborative learning sessions, roundtables, and customer showcases. Product roadmaps for Vista by Viewpoint, ProContractor by Viewpoint, Viewpoint For Estimating, and Viewpoint For Projects were shared, along with educational tracks dedicated to focus group discussions, industry best practices, and the latest in technologies. Additionally, the exhibit hall featured more than 45 industry partners showcasing unique productivity tools to help Viewpoint’s customers improve business performance.
A highlight of the conference each year is showcasing Viewpoint’s Rock Solid Technology Award winners. Chosen from customer nominations, the winners demonstrate a positive impact in operating, growing, and succeeding in their construction business with the creative use of Vista by Viewpoint. Two leaders emerged this year, Clancy & Theys Construction Company and Hill & Wilkinson Construction Group. Congratulations to these deserving and outstanding customers!
As we wrapped up this year’s conference, we look forward to an even greater and bigger event in 2016!
Save the Date | October 10-13, 2016 | Portland, Oregon