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Twelve Must Attend Industry Events for 2018

Industry Marketing Team
December 18, 2017

In our increasingly digital world, the power of face-to-face interaction remains an important source of education and peer connection. For this final installment of our Twelve Days of Digital Transformationseries, we asked our team of vertical industry experts for their list of favorite events that you won't want to miss in 2018.


Health Information and Management Systems Society - March 5-9 | Las Vegas

The HIMSSannual conference brings together 40,000+ health IT professionals, clinicians, executives and vendors from around the world. Exceptional education, world-class speakers, cutting-edge health IT products and powerful networking are hallmarks of this industry-leading conference. The Appian healthcare team will be there -- Booth #12006 in Hall G of the Venetian-Palazzo-Sands Expo Center -- for discussion and demos throughout the event and insight to approaches to transform your health-care business.


AUSA Global Force Symposium & Exposition - March 13-15 | Huntsville, Alabama

Huntsville, Alabama is home to more than 900 defense contractors who collectively provide $5.6 billion in defense contracts for the U.S. government.

In March, 2018, Appian will join the nearly 8,000 military and industry attendees that will converge on this region to discuss the Army's priorities, exchange ideas and showcase new technologies during the AUSA Global Force Symposium & Exposition.

This symposium will highlight the Army Innovation Strategy (AIS) 2017-2021, which supports the Army's goal to gain a competitive technological advantage today, and into the future, by embracing an enduring culture of innovation and entrepreneurship. At next year's event, visitors to our booth will see first-hand how the Army is already deploying the Appian platform and implementing innovative applications to solve the their challenges.


DIA Europe 2018 - April 17-19 | Basel, Switzerland

The Drug Information Association (DIA) European event offers the opportunity for participants across the entire drug development industry to collaborate on new ideas. Over 1000 attendees from 40+ countries all have the chance for their voice to be heard at this three day event. Appian is looking forward to joining the conversation. Key topics for 2018 include: clinical development, data and data standards, patient engagement, pharmacovigilance, preclinical development and early-phase clinical, regulatory science, translational medicines and science, and value and access.


SIFMA OPs - May 7-10 | Phoenix, AZ

The SIFMA (Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association) organization with 10,000+ members represents the voice of the U.S. securities industry, including broker-dealers, banks, and asset managers, ensuring that U.S. capital markets operate effectively and efficiently,

The SIFMA Operations Conference is the perfect opportunity for one-on-one conversations and in-depth breakout sessions on the state of our capital markets. Explore practical applications of breakthrough technologies in operations, compliance and the implementation of regulatory changes, evolving investor engagement, and management of new risks in support of safe and resilient capital markets. Your Appian Financial Services industry team will be available for discussions and demos throughout the event.


IASA - June 3-6 | Nashville, TN

Power Up!, the 2018 Insurance Accounting & Systems Association (IASA) educational conference and business show, will bring together insurance organizations of all types (Property & Casualty, Life, Health, and more) as well as companies serving the insurance industry. Appian will be there to join the conversation with successful technology responses for insurers as the industry moves toward transforming itself with digital.


America's Health Insurance Plan Institute and Expo - June 20-22 | San Diego

The AHIP annual event provides the opportunity for healthcare payers to address current challenges and trends. Join our Appian healthcare team for discussions around the right technology investment for your healthcare organization, including tackling such issues as: member engagement, provider directory accuracy, and credential management.


DIA 2018 - June 24-28 | Boston

The DIA global annual meeting will bring together more than 6,000 healthcare and pharmaceutical experts from more than 50 countries around the world to share insights and advance innovation in the industry. Information sessions will focus on topics such as regulatory concerns, industry transformation, patient engagement, and pharmacovigilance. Appian will be there, to engage with peers and share our perspective on the future of the industry.


InsureTech Connect - October 2-3 | Las Vegas

InsureTech Connect is the world's largest insurtech event, hosting the largest and most comprehensive gathering of tech entrepreneurs, investors and insurance industry incumbents from across the globe. The 2018 theme The Future of Insurance is Here foreshadows an exciting agenda focused on innovation with more than 250 speakers and 5500 attendees. Appian will be participating at InsureTech Connect, as we join the thought leaders that are providing deep insight into the forces and the technology responses that are shaping the industry.


Sibos 2018 - October 22-25 | Sydney, Australia

This premier annual financial services event organized by SWIFT (Swift International Banking Operations Seminar) connects 8,000+ senior business leaders and industry thought leaders from various financial institutions and technology partners. This is an unprecedented opportunity to network and discuss relevant topics pertaining to the future of banks. When you make your plans for Sibos, be sure to schedule a preferred time slot with our Appian executive team to explore how digital technology can help you ensure a leadership position in your strategic markets.


Appian Pharmaceutical User Group - Fall, 2018

In 2017, Appian's Pharmaceutical User Group hosted an excellent mix of partners and customers, all eager to share their digital transformation experiences with the rest of the industry attendees.

The user group participants discussed the challenges facing the industry and their responses as they move to digitally transform. Organizations are taking steps to deal with slow and fragmented processes, increasing and at times overwhelming compliance standards, and effectively working with employees spread across the globe. Additionally, many shared stories of their transition to the cloud.

It was a day filled with engaging conversations about current struggles, future hopes, and groundbreaking innovation throughout life sciences. After such a successful event, we are pleased to be returning in 2018 for another eventful day. Please stay tuned for announcements concerning the date of the 2018 Pharma User Group; it is an event that cannot be missed!


Appian Federal Forum - November 2018 | Washington, DC

In 2017, Appian's Federal Forum solidified itself as the must-attend public sector event in the nation's capital as we brought together senior-level federal executives, technology experts, and industry thought leaders to discuss how technologies like low-code, aPaaS and mobile applications are allowing the Federal government to reinvent internal processes and deliver best-in-class citizen services. Many of our civilian and DoD customers presented their best practices on leveraging Appian to accelerate their agency's IT modernization efforts, plus we heard from Tony Scott, the former CIO of the United States, as he delivered an opening keynote.

To build off of the success of this year's event, in 2018 we plan on bringing you even more ways to empower yourself through our compelling educational sessions and many interactive opportunities with our product managers. We will also give you an exclusive sneak peek at what's ahead for the Appian platform during our roadmap sessions. As you plan your 2018 event calendar, next year's Appian Federal Forum is the can't miss public sector event of the year.


Yes, this is our favoriteÖ

Appian World

Appian World 2018 - April 23-25 | Fontainebleau Miami Beach

Technology is changing our world and every industry is feeling the impact. All are dealing with the accelerating pace of change.

Appian is focused on helping organizations adapt to the new digital world and take their strategies to the next level. Bringing industry thought leaders to Appian World is just one way that Appian helps our customers understand technology and how current and future trends can fit into their business strategies. And 2018 will be bigger than ever.

Appian World 2018 is the one-stop-shop for hands-on product training; for sharing tips and best practices with peers; for getting a handle on where BPM software, Low-Code development, Case Management and more are headed. And next year's event is at the iconic Fontainebleau Resort in Miami Beach.

Regardless of your industry, regardless of your role, if you are a business or technology professional, Appian World 2018 is a "must-attend" event. Register for Appian World 2018 today for the best registration discounts, and watch the Appian World website as we continue to add speakers, sessions and special events.


A Year to Remember

Appian will host or have a presence at all of these events in 2018; however, the twelve highlighted above are just a glimpse into our calendarof industry events around the globe. We look forward to connecting with you at many of them throughout the year.

Here's to making 2018 a year to remember!