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DriveWorks World 2024 Agenda

What’s Happening at DriveWorks World 2024?

Wednesday, April 10th & Thursday, April 11th | Virtual | Free to Attend

DriveWorks World 2024 isn’t just an event; it’s a community-driven celebration of innovation, knowledge-sharing, and technical expertise for DriveWorks users and resellers.

This is your opportunity to join hundreds of other DriveWorks community members from around the world to share knowledge, hear about the latest updates and learn how to get the very best from DriveWorks.

DriveWorks World 2024 will be hosted virtually and tickets are free for all DriveWorks customers with active subscription, reseller technical staff and authorised DriveWorks partners.

The focus of DriveWorks World is always on sharing knowledge, technical know-how and handy tips and tricks. We’ve built an agenda packed with technical sessions and opportunities to learn directly from the DriveWorks team.

Don’t miss the valuable sessions at DriveWorks World 2024, register now to join us!

DriveWorks World 2024 Agenda

Day 1 – Wednesday, April 10th

All agenda timings are in BST, find the time in your timezone with this tool.

1pm - Welcome to DriveWorks World 2024

Learn what’s coming up at DriveWorks World 2024 and how to get the most from the event.

1.25pm - DriveWorks Challenge Live at DriveWorks World 2024

Learn what the DriveWorks Challenge is and how to get involved.

1.30pm - Opening Technical Remarks

DriveWorks CTO, Philip Stears and Technical Engagement Manager will be joined by special guests to discuss the evolution of DriveWorks Technology in recent years and set the scene for the next two days of technical knowledge sharing.

2pm - What's New in DriveWorks 22: Part 1

DriveWorks CEO, Glen Smith shares the latest updates in DriveWorks 22. Glen will be joined by DriveWorks Technical Specialists to showcase the new features and functionality live.

3pm - New Feature Q&A with Tech Lead

Following the announcements in the first What’s New session, we’ll be diving deeper into specific features with a Technical Lead to find out why we’ve added specific functionality, and learn best practices for using them.

3.15pm - How We Use DriveWorks - Customer Story

DriveWorks users share how they use the software, sharing insights, ideas, and practical tips. This is a great opportunity to learn how other companies use DriveWorks and pick up ideas for your own implementation. You’ll have chance to ask questions too.

3.45pm - Panel Discussion: Rolling Out Your Configurator

DriveWorks Experts get together to share their knowledge about getting a DriveWorks implementation into production and rolling it out to users. Whether you are launching your implementation for the first time, or pushing updates, join us to learn from our team’s experience.

4.15pm - Understanding Model Generation

Model generation is at the heart of most DriveWorks implementations. In this session we’ll run through how Model Generation works to give you a complete understanding so you can generate the manufacturing data you need.

4.30pm - New Feature Q&A with Tech Lead

Following the announcements in the first What’s New session, we’ll be diving deeper into specific features with a Technical Lead to find out why we’ve added specific functionality, and learn best practices for using them.

4.45pm - Feature in Action: Design Automation

A step by step technical demonstration showcasing a specific Design Automation feature. See how best to use DriveWorks functionality and learn how our team use our software.

5pm - How We Use DriveWorks: Customer Story

DriveWorks users share how they use the software, sharing insights, ideas, and practical tips. This is a great opportunity to learn how other companies use DriveWorks and pick up ideas for your own implementation. You’ll have chance to ask questions too.

5.30pm - How Can You Use the CPQ DriveApp?

CPQ is a term that has risen in popularity in the manufacturing industry but it’s something that has been possible with DriveWorks software for a long time. If you have a DriveWorks configurator, that is CPQ. We have created a CPQ DriveApp to make setting up and managing a CPQ solution that suits your specific business needs as easy as possible. CPQ Product Manager, Tom Wormald will share the different ways you can use CPQ, how to set up the CPQ DriveApp and will discuss how the CPQ DriveApp compliments your existing implementation.

6pm - What's New in DriveWorks 22: Part 2

DriveWorks CEO, Glen Smith shares the latest updates in DriveWorks 22. Glen will be joined by DriveWorks Technical Specialists to showcase the new features and functionality live.

7pm - New Feature Q&A with Tech Lead

Following the announcements in the second instalment of What’s New in DriveWorks 22, we’ll be diving deeper into specific features with a Technical Lead to find out why we’ve added specific functionality, and learn best practices for using them.

7.15pm - Automating Everything at DriveWorks

We use DriveWorks software to automate as many of our internal processes as possible so we can focus on developing software and supporting our community. DriveWorks powers a lot of what we do – from managing licenses, to ordering branded clothing, and even ordering fish and chips. Learn how we make the most of new features to automate as much as possible.

7.40pm - DriveWorks Challenge Live at DriveWorks World 2024

Whilst sessions have been ongoing, DriveWorks users have been working on their DriveWorks Challenge submissions. Let’s check in on the progress they’ve made and what their plans are.

8pm - How We Use DriveWorks: Customer Story

DriveWorks users share how they use the software, sharing insights, ideas, and practical tips. This is a great opportunity to learn how other companies use DriveWorks and pick up ideas for your own implementation. You’ll have chance to ask questions too.

8.30pm - Closing Technical Remarks

DriveWorks CTO, Philip Stears and Technical Engagement Manager, Oliver BasmaLord, will review and recap highlight from the first day of DriveWorks World 2024 and share some insights into what to expect on day two.

Day 2 – Thursday, April 11th

All agenda timings are in BST, find the time in your timezone with this tool.

1pm - Welcome & What's Coming Up

Learn what’s coming up on day two of DriveWorks World 2024 and how to get the most from the event – during and after.

1.10pm - Panel Discussion: Troubleshooting Tips & Tricks

DriveWorks Experts get together to share their knowledge about using the extensive troubleshooting and reporting tools inside DriveWorks. Often we only think about troubleshooting to diagnose issues, but in this session our team will share insights about why monitoring and reporting is essential throughout. We will be joined by members of the DriveWorks Technical Support team to find out how they investigate and make improvements.

1.45pm - Implementation Run Through: Improve Your UX

In this session we will walk through an implementation and take look at the backend so you can see how it has been set up, and what new features have been used to improve the configurator’s user experience. See under the hood and learn tips for improving your own configurator’s UX.

2pm - What's New in DriveWorks 22: Part 3

DriveWorks CEO, Glen Smith shares the latest updates in DriveWorks 22. Glen will be joined by DriveWorks Technical Specialists to showcase the new features and functionality live.

3pm - New Feature Q&A with Tech Lead

Following the announcements in the What’s New sessions so far, we’ll be diving deeper into specific features with a Technical Lead to find out why we’ve added specific functionality, and learn best practices for using them.

3.20pm - What Does the New Forms Technology Mean for Your Implementation?

The forms technology inside DriveWorks underwent a major update for DriveWorks 21. In this session, our Technical Experts will demonstrate how you can work with the new technology to improve the look and feel of your forms. Learn how to create user friendly and consistent forms, and what this means for your implementation in the future.

3.35pm - Panel Discussion: Integrating with Other Company Systems

DriveWorks Experts get together to share their knowledge about integrating DriveWorks with other company systems. We will be discussing how to approach an integration, what tools in DriveWorks you have access to, and specific areas you should understand to help you set up successful integrations.

4pm - How We Use DriveWorks: Customer Story

DriveWorks users share how they use the software, sharing insights, ideas, and practical tips. This is a great opportunity to learn how other companies use DriveWorks and pick up ideas for your own implementation. You’ll have chance to ask questions too.

4.30pm - DriveWorks 3D from the Beginning to Now

This session will explain the very beginnings of DriveWorks 3D – covering why we created our own 3D technology and what that means for you. We’ll take a DriveWorks project created in DriveWorks 16 and apply the features added in recent releases to show what you can achieve with DriveWorks 22.

5pm - How We Use DriveWorks: Customer Story

DriveWorks users share how they use the software, sharing insights, ideas, and practical tips. This is a great opportunity to learn how other companies use DriveWorks and pick up ideas for your own implementation. You’ll have chance to ask questions too.

5.30pm - Implementation Timeline

Look at what’s involved in putting an implementation together, from ideas to production. Learn all the steps involved and how our team put together the many projects we work on. We’ll take our latest DriveWorks Configurator example and run through what went into planning and building it.

6pm - What's New in DriveWorks 22: Part 4

DriveWorks CEO, Glen Smith shares the latest updates in DriveWorks 22. Glen will be joined by DriveWorks Technical Specialists to showcase the new features and functionality live.

7pm - New Feature Q&A with Tech Lead

Following the announcements in all of the What’s New sessions, we’ll be diving deeper into specific features with a Technical Lead to find out why we’ve added specific functionality, and learn best practices for using them.

7.15pm - DriveWorks Challenge Live at DriveWorks World 2024

Throughout DriveWorks World, DriveWorks users have been working on their DriveWorks Challenge submissions. Let’s check in on the submissions!

8pm - How We Use DriveWorks: Customer Story

DriveWorks users share how they use the software, sharing insights, ideas, and practical tips. This is a great opportunity to learn how other companies use DriveWorks and pick up ideas for your own implementation. You’ll have chance to ask questions too.

8.30pm - DriveWorks World 2024 Recap

DriveWorks CTO, Philip Stears and Technical Engagement Manager, Oliver BasmaLord, will review and recap highlights from DriveWorks World 2024, focusing on the new features and functionality announced and explored throughout the event. We’ll share next steps for continuing your learning, and how and when you can get your hands on DriveWorks 22.

Can’t Join Live? Watch On-Demand

The livestream at DriveWorks World 2024 will be recorded and available to watch again once the broadcast has finished. So if you’re on a different timezone, you can still join DriveWorks World, explore all of the resources in the Event App, and  watch any sessions you miss.
You must be registered for DriveWorks World to be able to access the recordings.

Technical Video Library

Available throughout and after the event

Alongside the live broadcast at DriveWorks World 2024, there will also be over 100 on-demand technical learning sessions created by experts from across the DriveWorks team, and our community.
These sessions cover a variety of DriveWorks topics, at different skill levels.
Choose the on-demand sessions that are relevant to you and your learning. Learn at your own pace and at a time that suits you. These on-demand sessions will be available throughout DriveWorks World, so you can watch them even when we’re not broadcasting live. They will also remain available after the event so you don’t need to rush through them.

Reseller Preview – Tuesday, 9th April

Broadcasting live from 2pm to 5.30pm BST

DriveWorks Resellers – join us for an exclusive DriveWorks Resller Preview on Tuesday, 9th April.

This is an opportunity for resellers from around the world to spend valuable time with the DriveWorks team and hear the latest news and updates from us.

We’ll be sharing tips, tricks and resources to help you train and support your DriveWorks customers.

There will be sessions for all reseller teams – technical, order-admin, sales, marketing and more.

Register For DriveWorks World 2024 Today

If you haven’t registered yet then what are you waiting for?

Registration is easy using your MyDriveWorks Community Account.

If you don’t already have a MyDriveWorks Community account, it’s quick, easy and free to create one.

Once you’ve registered, you’ll also have the option to register your interest in presenting at DriveWorks World 2024. Sharing stories on how DriveWorks is used or highlighting a particular area of technology is an important part of the knowledge sharing at DriveWorks World and we would love to hear from you.