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Congressional Ballroom AA

The following POD presentations will be taking place during the NeXT I session:

Tech POD #1

Sarah Jerger
Champlain College's Emergent Media Center
Practical applications of VR for associations

Tech POD #2

Richard Lineback, V.P. Strategic Partnerships and Emily Minnaert, Marketing Communications Manager, HLT

Higher Learning Technologies (HLT) demonstrates the ASE Mobile Recertification app, a mobile recertification app, built in conjunction with the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE)

HLT is an industry-leading mobile learning company.  Founded in 2012 by Alec Whitters, at that time a dental student at the University of Iowa, the company’s flagship offerings focused on exam preparation for the nursing licensure exam and the dental boards.  Today, More than 80% of dental and nursing students use HT products.  The company now has 100 market-leading apps on the market, which have been downloaded by more than 10 million loyal users.  In addition to developing its own educational content, HLT also partners with industry-leading educational publishers and Government organizations to deploy and support educational content.  HLT is working with the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence, Toyota, and NAPA Auto on a large-scale pilot program for the mobile re-certification of automotive technicians.

What defines this as an Innovation? 
The utilization of mobile app technology and social media to support longitudinal assessment for maintenance of certification.

How is it being used? 
The app is used to supplement ASE's current re-certification process that requires members to go to a physical testing center every five years for re-certification. The app allows users to maintain their certifications and engage with fellow technicians. ASE is able to better monitor and engage with technicians, while fostering continuous learning of advancing technologies.

Tech POD #3

Lou Hill, Senior Product Manager, ACGI Software
Dan Kasprow, CTO and Cofounder, ACGI Software

Powerful Visualizations and Natural Language Processing to Improve Your Data UX
It’s a data driven world we live in.  We collect, store, and analyze an endless stream of information.  We are often consumed by hours of analysis, head down in spreadsheets and queries.  Without data our businesses cannot succeed, but making sense of it all can be labor intensive and exhausting.  We lean on our colleagues to find the answers, spend hours designing queries, and wait for what seems like an eternity for our reports to process.  When we get down to it, retrieving and viewing our data can be cold and stale at times.  But does it have to be?

Lou Hill, Senior Product Manager for ACGI Software, will demonstrate how applying traditional User Experience design concepts to your data can help you streamline your processes and get the answer you need faster.  Utilizing modern data visualization concepts can help you add emotion to your data, as well as tell an engaging story.  Integrating natural language processing, through tools such as Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant, can grant you less time behind a screen and more time interacting with your colleagues and growing your association.  Ultimately, the true utopia, using powerful machine learning and AI can help you gain insights and find opportunities you otherwise would not have discovered.

Tech POD #4

Liz Rock, Associate Manager, Enterprise Social Media and Stacie Saunders, Associate Director – Communications & Member Engagement, Association of International Certified Professional Accountants
Going Live: Real-Time Storytelling for Association Executives