As HBO's Game of Thrones' was ending, day one at Appian World 2019 was just beginningat the Hilton San Diego Bayfront Hotel.And with new Forrester research showing that low-code could replace 30% of custom development for enterprise applications, this was the perfect time to kick off the tech industry's premier event on low-code development and intelligent automation.
The conference venue was tricked out with Appian World signage and the registration desk unveiled a new digital check-in process that made badge pick-up easier than ever.
And, as usual, the Event Marketing team was busy holding it down amidst the pre-conference hum and buzz of the more than 1,500 registrants that turned out for this year's event.
Compared to the remarkable 1,200 conferees that turned out for the Miami conference last year, this year's Appian World easily ranks as the biggest, baddest Appian World ever. Speaking of significant digits, the Appian creative crew dropped the mic on previous conferences with a spectacular 200' x 16' LED-powered, high-resolution, video screen on the main stage.
A bevy of more than 20 foreign and U.S. media representatives showed up for the San Diego event. Meanwhile, the Appian media team kicked off a series of announcements with a release on the company's new partnershipwith
@Smartronix to deliver #lowcode development to Federal Government and Department of Defense (DoD) agencies requiring the stricter security standards of Impact Level 4 (IL4).It's worth noting that the Smartronix announcement came on the heels of an Appian-sponsored IDGreportwhich revealed:
80% of developers believe that low code can eliminate time spent on repetitive tasks and free up developers to do more high-impact work.
The report also highlighted the fact that 68% of respondents rated low code as a viable tool for developing mission-critical business applications.
There was no shortage of sessions to see, as the event kicked into high gear. The trouble, as always, was choosing which ones to attend. Fortunately, the conference's Multi-Session Experience made it that much easier for conferees to personalize the daily agenda. Here's a highlight reel of today's activities:
The day ended on a high note with a packed house of conferees mixing and mingling at the Welcome Reception in the Sapphire Ballroom where complimentary food and drinks were served.
Stay tuned for our day two recap of lessons learned and noteworthy things we saw at Appian World 2019. We'll be here through the end of conference to bring you these highlights and more each day.
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