Thursday, May 5, 2016

Coming Together in Europe - the SmartSimple Community Conference 2016 Dublin

SmartSimple Ireland hosted its third annual Community Conference this past Tuesday at the beautiful Gibson Hotel in Dublin’s city center. Dublin has emerged as Europe’s primary hub for technology where other major players in the industry have also headquartered their European operations, including Yahoo, Google, Facebook, Amazon and Apple.  

This year’s conference marked the largest gathering of SmartSimple clients and potential clients in the conference’s history. Many regions of Europe were represented, including attendees from Ireland, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands and France.

The day started with our State of the Nation, sharing what’s new and what’s coming at SmartSimple.

As with SmartSimple’s Spring Community Conference 2016 in North America, the Community Conference 2016 Dublin, provided an opportunity for our European clients to network, meet the SmartSimple team and learn about new product releases and enhancements from SmartSimple experts.  

“These conferences are very important events for us,” says Alex Wong, Marketing Manager for SmartSimple. “Each one provides a new opportunity to gain insights and perspectives. Having the chance to meet with our community in person and talk with them face to face gives us a unique perspective on how they are using the system, issues in their respective industries and how we can work together. We also get ideas for new features and functionality that make our system even more responsive.”

Brian Fallon (left) in conversation with conference attendees (right).

This year’s conference also featured presentations by two of SmartSimple Ireland’s partners, DAMVAD Analytics and Amazon Web Services (AWS). DAMVAD Analytics traveled from Copenhagen, Denmark to host a session on predictive analytics and its use of Janus, SmartSimple’s machine learning analytical tool. AWS also joined us to discuss recent news and updates to their cloud-based hosting solutions.

“The first SmartSimple conference of the year in Europe is always exciting. The team were delighted to show new features and share thoughts. We also gained valuable feedback and input throughout the day and I’m looking forward to ensuring all our clients benefit from this type of collaborative thinking. I’d like to thank everyone who took part. For those whom could not attend, we will be hosting a webinar in the coming weeks to ensure we capture your thoughts and provide you with the same opportunity to discuss your ideas.”

Up next for SmartSimple Ireland will be exhibiting at the Institute of Fundraising Convention from July 4th to 6th in London, England. See when and where our next events will be by checking the Tradeshows and Conferences section of our website. We look forward to seeing you at an upcoming event.