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Come early for Jive Bootcamp: Before our Aurea Experience 20 kickoff, our top product experts will lead hands-on learning sessions for every level of Jive expertise. Check out the full course list below!

Jive Bootcamp Agenda

April 1 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Advanced Community Management
Get the Most Out of Jive’s Analytics

Struggling to use Jive’s Community Analytics tools effectively? In this session, you’ll leave knowing exactly how to get the data you need to keep your community managers engaged and informed using dashboards, queries and the Analytics Export tool.

Speakers:
  • Adib Abraham, Director, Digital and Creative, American Airlines
  • Adib Abraham

    Adib Abraham

    Director, Digital and Creative
    American Airlines

    Adib Abrahim brings a unique perspective to the relationship between a company’s brand and its team members, using engaging experiences to shape perception and elevate how team members feel about their company. He is responsible for leading the internal digital and creative communications strategy to engage American’s 130,000+ global team members and has a direct influence on how stories are told across digital communication channels.

    Adib is a proven thought leader, creative visionary and business strategist with a passion for driving change and inspiring a creative team to deliver visual, engaging and comprehensive communication campaigns. He received his B.S. in Management from Northwood University and his MBA from University of Texas, Arlington.

  • Joey Levi, VP, Solution Architecture, Aurea
  • Joey Levi

    Joey Levi

    VP, Solution Architecture
    Aurea

    With 25 years of experience from software development to consulting to sales, Joey Levi leads the Solution Architect team at Aurea. Joey is an 11-year veteran in the collaboration and communication space. Having been in front of customers for 20 years, Joey’s primary focus is supporting pre- and post-sales efforts and helping prospects and customers understand the value of software solutions and how they can improve business outcomes and increase revenue.

Advanced Community Management
What can I do with APIs?

We’ve all heard of APIs, but what can Jive actually do with them to add functionality? Learn from an Aurea expert and view examples from customers who have created tiles and integrations to enhance user experiences.

Speakers:
  • Melvin Berena, Technical Lead – Emerging Technology, Royal Bank of Canada
  • Melvin Berena

    Melvin Berena

    Technical Lead – Emerging Technology
    Royal Bank of Canada

    I am a Software Developer with 7+ years of experience in Web, Mobile, Desktop and Database application development using a wide array of programming technologies. My main area of work at RBC involves but is not limited to emerging technology proof of concepts, social collaboration and financial applications setup and development. I’ve been working on the Jive platform since Jive 8 and have worked on add-on development projects to extend Jive’s capabilities such as chatbots, employee matching apps, volunteering platforms, data visualizations and API integrations. I enjoy outdoor activities and I have a very cute Double Doodle.

  • Derek DeMoro, VP, Solution Architecture, Aurea
  • Derek DeMoro

    Derek DeMoro

    VP, Solution Architecture
    Aurea

    With 26 years of experience on both development and sales teams, including 16+ years working on Social Collaboration (Jive), Derek focuses on the future of collaboration and communication. His goal is to steer the future of what makes companies more productive and what it takes to get there by working closely with customers, both current and future.

Advanced Community Management
Creating the Best User Experience in Jive

Does your community need a UX update? Do you feel your branding and theming options are limited? Join this session to learn best practices for creating consistency across landing pages and between desktop and mobile experiences — plus get expert tips on the best tiles to use to create a compelling UI.

Speakers:
  • Peter Broadley, Manager, Community Development and Engagement, CSA Group
  • Peter Broadley

    Peter Broadley

    Manager, Community Development and Engagement
    CSA Group

    Peter Broadley is the Manager of Community Development and Engagement at CSA Group. An experienced and award-winning community manager, Peter excels at building and designing online communities, connecting people to information and creating engaging community programs. He has a very diverse background and is able to adapt quickly to find innovative solutions. Peter is also an accomplished musician and enjoys running – a lot.

  • Jon Williams, Sr. Pre-Sales Engineer, Solution Architecture, Aurea
  • Jon Williams

    Jon Williams

    Sr. Pre-Sales Engineer, Solution Architecture
    Aurea

    I help people solve complex business problems using process, organization & enterprise software. At Aurea, I am responsible for guiding our customers in their journey to AWS cloud, supporting several account executives, & facilitating the technical solutions that best solve our customers business needs. Further, I get to communicate the value of AWS services in context of our customers’ business evolution.

Networking lunch
Meet Your Peeps

Reconnect with your favorite Jive peers, meet new ones, and enjoy a casual networking lunch with your favorite Aureans.

Content and Community Structure
First Things First: Creating a Solid Community Plan and Structure

Whether you are just starting out or need to refresh a mature community, the key to creating a great user experience is your behind-the-scenes information architecture. This session will help you plan, define, or even redefine a solid base for your community.

Speakers:
  • Julie Blutstein, Manager of Communities, Prudential Financial
  • Julie Blutstein

    Julie Blutstein

    Manager of Communities
    Prudential Financial

    Julie Blutstein is the Manager of Communities at Prudential Financial. In her role she is responsible for collaboration initiatives across Prudential’s international insurance operations and joint ventures. Julie has spent the last decade managing internal and external online communities, and the past seven years focused on enterprise collaboration using Jive. Having been involved in online communities since before the word “blog” existed, she’s passionate about the power of creating authentic online communities and how social collaboration tools can break down silos in large organizations and make companies more efficient, more connected, and more human.

  • Alexander Schuster, Director of Professional Services, DACH, Aurea
  • Alexander Schuster

    Alexander Schuster

    Director of Professional Services, DACH
    Aurea

    Alexander is the Director of Professional Services DACH and has been with Aurea (and previously Jive) for more than 5 years. He is also the product owner of the Jive Extension Pack. With more than 11 years of experience in the IT industry, Alexander has a deep IT background from managing complex enterprise projects to solution design and development.

Content and Community Structure
Creating Killer Content

Engaging and compelling content goes beyond images and color schemes. Join this session to learn everything you need to know about creating killer content – from creating templates for content creators, tips for executives who blog, and how to create campaigns that engage users and keeps them coming back for more.

Speakers:
  • Tracy Maurer, Global Community Manager, Commvault
  • Tracy Maurer

    Tracy Maurer

    Global Community Manager
    Commvault

    I’m passionate about improving the work experience for employees through corporate implementation of enterprise collaboration tools, having experienced first-hand the empowerment these platforms enable. I’ve supported a Jive site since 2010, specializing in upgrades, training/documentation, consulting on content creation, troubleshooting, and use case enablement. Have spoken at many community conferences on a variety of topics. Find me on LinkedIn, Twitter (@tracymaurer) and in AureaWorks.

  • Alexander Schuster, Director of Professional Services, DACH, Aurea
  • Alexander Schuster

    Alexander Schuster

    Director of Professional Services, DACH
    Aurea

    Alexander is the Director of Professional Services DACH and has been with Aurea (and previously Jive) for more than 5 years. He is also the product owner of the Jive Extension Pack. With more than 11 years of experience in the IT industry, Alexander has a deep IT background from managing complex enterprise projects to solution design and development.

Content and Community Structure
Redefining Corporate Communications in Jive

Still not sure of the best way to publish company news and announcements in Jive while keeping the home page fresh and relevant to your users? We’ll start with News basics and deep dive into techniques to help you drive users into your community.

Speakers:
  • Adib Abraham, Director, Digital and Creative, American Airlines
  • Adib Abraham

    Adib Abraham

    Director, Digital and Creative
    American Airlines

    Adib Abrahim brings a unique perspective to the relationship between a company’s brand and its team members, using engaging experiences to shape perception and elevate how team members feel about their company. He is responsible for leading the internal digital and creative communications strategy to engage American’s 130,000+ global team members and has a direct influence on how stories are told across digital communication channels.

    Adib is a proven thought leader, creative visionary and business strategist with a passion for driving change and inspiring a creative team to deliver visual, engaging and comprehensive communication campaigns. He received his B.S. in Management from Northwood University and his MBA from University of Texas, Arlington.

  • Alexander Schuster, Director of Professional Services, DACH, Aurea
  • Alexander Schuster

    Alexander Schuster

    Director of Professional Services, DACH
    Aurea

    Alexander is the Director of Professional Services DACH and has been with Aurea (and previously Jive) for more than 5 years. He is also the product owner of the Jive Extension Pack. With more than 11 years of experience in the IT industry, Alexander has a deep IT background from managing complex enterprise projects to solution design and development.