UNITE is soliciting presentations for the 2021 Annual Conference, "Digital Transformation, Protection, and Management in the Cloud." While we have many of the presentations in place, we have room for a few more, particularly user experience sessions, so act now to file your presentation for consideration.
The 2021 Conference Agenda will focus on presentations to help delegates understand, design, and deploy cost-effective tools and techniques to help your organization succeed in the on-going digital evolution of business enterprise. We are also planning updates on the latest Unisys platform, software, and support capabilities, along with providing user experiences and new tips & tricks to optimize your Unisys environment.
Based on current Unisys product offerings and emerging directions in business and industry IT, we have created a set of suggestions for presentations that we believe will be of of interest to the UNITE community and that potential presenters should consider. These suggestions are organized by the four interest groups around which we have structured previous conferences. Each group's suggestions are detailed separately in the following pages:
Where appropriate, topic areas identified in the suggestions may be combined into a single presentation. These suggestions are not intended to be complete or restrictive -- please feel free to offer presentations for the conference on other topics.
You can submit a presentation abstract using the UNITE Presentation Entry site.
Due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, UNITE will be again holding a virtual conference in 2021, hosted using Zoom. We are planning to hold the conference during six half-days over two weeks, with presentations running in multiple parallel tracks.
The schedule is based on one-hour session blocks with 15 minutes between sessions. Presentations may be designed for either one block or two contiguous blocks. Presentations for one-hour blocks should finish within 45 to 50 minutes to permit time for delegate questions and discussion. Presentations for two-hour blocks should finish within 1 hour and 55 minutes, including time for questions and discussion. Presentations need not fill the entire block time.
At the end of each day, there will be blocks set aside for chat sessions where delegates will be able to network and socialize. All presenters are invited to attend these sessions and participate in further discussion with delegates on their topics.
If you are interested in building your presentation skills, consider participating in the MCP group's traditional "I Didn't Know You Could Do That!" session -- called IDKYCDT for short and pronounced "iddy-cat". This session consists of multiple presenters giving simple, five to ten minute talks on tips, tricks, techniques, and useful utilities for the MCP platform. See the link to the MCP Systems Group page above for more details.
If you have questions, would like to submit a suggestion for a presentation topic, or would like additional information on becoming a presenter, please contact us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.