Join us at Engage 2018 for three days of the best RizePoint training and insight available.

The Mirage Las Vegas

The conference space is steps from the guest room elevators, so you won’t have to walk a mile in anyone’s shoes (unless you want to). There are tigers in the backyard, a volcano out front, luxury rooms, amazing dining venues, and top-rated amenities. Our Engage 2018 room block offers special discounted pricing: $110 per night (plus resort fee and tax). Visit our secure registration page to book online or get the reservation code to reserve over the phone.

The Agenda

Pre ConferenceEvent RegistrationIndustry Exchange Networking Dinner
BootcampBeginners & Advanced BootcampBeginners & Advanced BootcampOpening Mixer + Group Dinners
Day 1Keynotes & Breakout SessionsBreakout Sessions & Meet the ExpertsEngage Dinner + Party
Day 2Breakout Sessions & Meet the ExpertsConcluding Keynote & Awards

Session Descriptions: Engage 2018

Engaging Experiences: Fuse VOQ, VOE & VOC to Fuel Your Growth

Denise Lee Yohn, Brand Leadership Expert

Operational and quality management is your professional focus. Customer experience is the new competitive battlefield where customer loyalty is won or lost. And among employees, the war for talent is intensifying. How do you win on all three fronts, and improve the overall brand experience? Denise Lee Yohn shows you how to align and integrate your quality experience with your employee and customer experiences—and unleash their combined power to fuel your organization’s growth.

Product Roadmap—a complete view of RizePoint product development plans

Tim Harris, RizePoint Senior Vice President of Product

The RizePoint platform is built to enable client success. That’s why enhancements to the RizePoint platform are focused on addressing client’s current needs and laying a strong foundation for the future. Engage 2018 attendees get the latest product roadmap details in this thorough review of RizePoint product development plans.

RizePoint Customer Panel Q&A—RizePoint in action from the client’s view

Hear how others use the RizePoint platform to manage quality, operations, safety, brand, and supply chain standards in a customer panel only available at Engage 2018. In this popular session, experienced RizePoint users share their insights and recommendations for getting the most out of the RizePoint system.

The Brand Experience CEO Panel with CX Industry Leaders

Andrew Joiner, inMoment CEO | Sean McDade, PeopleMetrics CEO | Frank Maylett, RizePoint CEO

CX industry superstars Andrew Joiner, CEO of inMoment, and Sean McDade, CEO of PeopleMetrics, will join Frank Maylett on the Engage main stage for an inspiring conversation about navigating the experience economy. Learn how top global brands are leveraging data to turn customers into advocates, and employees into ambassadors.

How Blockchain's End-to-End Transparency in Sourcing and Supply Chain Enhances Quality and Trust

Gary Rodrigue, IBM Blockchain Food Safety Leader | Jesse Dowdle, RizePoint CTO

Blockchain (or distributed ledger) technology is a game-changing new tool for enabling transparency in the global supply chain. In this session, Gary Rodrigue, Food Safety Leader for IBM Blockchain Worldwide, will discuss the coalition of retailers and food companies already incorporating blockchain technology into their supply chains. You will learn real-world examples of what blockchain-enabled supply chains will allow us to do better than ever before, and how different industries incorporate blockchain into their existing best practices and standard operating procedures.

Business Intelligence Camp—the reporting rock stars return

Kari Hensien, RizePoint Senior Product Manager

Sharing RizePoint data gets easier every year with the introduction of new analytical tools such as Management Dashboards, Active Home Page widgets, and Search-Driven Analytics. Become a pro at deploying insightful data to all the stakeholders in your organization in this technical, hands-on business intelligence breakout session.

Managing Suppliers from Start to Finish—supplier quality management made easy

Sue Caniglia, RizePoint Product Manager

Braden Call, RizePoint Senior Product Manager

From onboarding to supplier approval to managing supplier information, RizePoint has you covered. This technical breakout session is a complete introduction to all the RizePoint tools available today and the capabilities coming your way in the important area of supplier quality management.

Designing a Quality Program—new RizePoint tools help you every step of the way

Kari Hensien, RizePoint Senior Product Manager

Goals. Programs. Campaigns. Activities. They all contribute to your organization’s success but can be difficult to manage in the real world. This technical session introduces the latest tools from RizePoint that help you build great audit programs, and enable the design of your quality programs from start to finish.

Expert Tips and Tricks—secrets from those who know RizePoint best

Jeremy (JT) Thomas, RizePoint Sales Engineer

Kimball Nelson, RizePoint Sales Engineer

One of the most popular Engage sessions returns with the inside scoop on how to maximize your investment in RizePoint. RizePoint experts share insider tips and answer your questions on how to get the most out of everything the RizePoint platform has to offer.

Brand Experience—deploying the latest in brand protection

Tim Harris, RizePoint Senior Vice President of Product

Creating a world-class brand experience requires a company-wide approach to ensure every touchpoint is worthy of a 5-star rating. This breakout session looks at the benefits of correlating voice-of-customer (VOC) and voice-of-employee (VOE) data with your RizePoint quality results to gain insights that will drive an outstanding brand experience.

Putting RizePoint Staff to Work for You—an introduction to RizePoint professional services

Gary Ashcraft, RizePoint Senior Director of Customer Success

There are many ways RizePoint team members can contribute to the success of your organization. Learn about the professional services offered by RizePoint and gain a full understanding of how those services will benefit your operations and team. From seasoned RizePoint users or team members new to the system, the professional services team is designed to increase your success.

Supplier Management Best Practices—a practical approach to managing your global supply chain

Braden Call, RizePoint Senior Product Manager

This breakout session goes beyond product functionality to uncover best practices in managing the many aspects of a global supply chain. From sustainability to responsible sourcing to records management, you will discuss the how’s, why’s and what-if’s of supplier management.

Global Empowerment—an exploration of RizePoint international use cases

The RizePoint system is renowned for its ability to meet the different needs of many user types. This business-focused session travels the globe to discover the unique uses of the RizePoint platform, showcasing how it helps manage safety, quality, and brand standards for users around the world.

Keynote Speaker Bios

Sean McDade

Sean McDade founded PeopleMetrics in 2001 and he is the architect of the company’s customer experience management (CEM) software platform. As CEO, he guides the company’s vision and strategy.Sean has over 20 years of experience helping companies measure and improve the customer experience. Earlier in his career, he spent five years at the Gallup Organization, where he was the practice leader of their consulting division. His company offers CEM software with advanced machine learning solutions and hands-on analytical support to help companies make sense of their CX data.Sean holds a Ph.D. in Business Administration with a specialization in marketing science from Temple University in Philadelphia. He has published eight articles in peer-reviewed scholarly journals and has taught over 25 marketing classes. Sean was named a 40 under 40 award recipient of the Philadelphia region. He is an active Angel Investor, including investments in Tender Greens, CloudMine and Sidecar.

Denise Lee Yohn

Denise Lee Yohn challenges the way companies think about brand building. She has cultivated her approach through several high-level positions, driving strategy for Burger King, Jack in the Box, Dunkin' Donuts, Land Rover, Spiegel, Target, Oakley, and Sony Electronics. Denise is the author of two bestselling books, What Great Brands Do: The Seven Brand-Building Principles that Separate the Best from the Rest and Extraordinary Experiences: What Great Retail and Restaurant Brands Do. She is a regular writer for Harvard Business Review and Forbes, and is a contributor for Entrepreneur, Knowledge@Wharton, QSR Magazine, CNBC, the Wall Street Journal, and the New York Times.

Andrew Joiner

Andrew Joiner, CEO of InMoment, brings extensive expertise in customer experience. Before joining InMoment, he served as worldwide head of the HP Software’s CX business, a $250 million independent software unit of Hewlett Packard. Before that, he led the high-growth unit within HP Autonomy, a $1.1 billion market leader in providing unstructured data applications and solutions, focused on customer experience and marketing technologies. Joiner also founded and served as CEO of Singlecast Technologies, a pioneer in unstructured data classification.

“The Engage conference exceeded my expectations. Humor and enjoyment foster collaboration throughout the event. There is a whole new energy at RizePoint. The people are dynamic with a great, family-like atmosphere. Plus, it was neat to get a glimpse into the very precise and determined RizePoint road map.”

Robin Gough-OBrien Sr. Director Operations Services Checkers Drive In Restaurants, Inc.

Free Bootcamps

Bootcamps are back for Engage 2018 and they’re better than ever. We incorporated your feedback from last year, and have come back with mix-and-match bootcamps covering a wide range of needs and experience levels. Plus, bootcamp attendance is included free in the cost of your registration!

Take advantage of a full day of in-depth product training on Feb. 6 before the main conference begins. This year we’ve created two tracks: Core Features, which will cover primary product functionality and best practice information and refreshers; and Maximize Value, which will help you uncover hidden gems or underused tools within your implementation, in addition to deep dives on features. Decide which topics and experience levels best serve your needs by building your own schedule throughout the day. And the popular Mobile Auditor scavenger hunt is back—this time bringing together all bootcamp attendees for a one-of-a-kind experience!

TimeCore FeaturesExperience LevelMaximize ValueExperience Level
9 - 10:30am Relationships Best Practices
In this session, you’ll learn how to effectively manage the relationship between users, forms, locations, roles, and management in ways that simplify the administration of your site. Implementing robust relationship management within RizePoint creates a more efficient operations process, and maintains stronger data integrity.
Beginner / Intermediate Dashboard Deep Dive
Gain a full understanding of Management Dashboard reporting in this in-depth module. You will understand what each graph says, why it’s important, how to drill into different reports, and which pieces of data correlate for a more insightful view into what the data says about your business. Then learn how to provide trend reports to all levels of access.
10:45am - 12pm Search-Driven Analytics
Learn more about the new RizePoint tool that lets you build comprehensive, ad-hoc reporting. Learn how to integrate data from external sources with your RizePoint data, build reports that speak to your unique business needs, and understand how SDA empowers you to become your own data scientist. In real-time use case demonstrations, you will learn how to build robust reports for different industries and assign to users within your internal hierarchies.
Intermediate Form Configuration
This session is a thorough look at how to efficiently set up forms to best meet your needs. Get expert tips on how different form configurations will help you lay the foundation for stronger reporting and corrective action through tools like report categories and category ratings.
1pm - 2pm Corrective Action Management Reporting
Corrective action is the backbone in creating a continuous improvement process. Ensure your CAM process is correctly aligned with your full RizePoint implementation. Whether you are learning for the first time or need a refresher, this session covers how to configure CAM workflows to ensure brand standards are followed at every level, and walks through the CAM set up and approval process.
Beginner Program Compliance / New Onboarding Process
Take control of programs outside of your typical audit process. Learn about the benefits of doing program compliance within the RizePoint platform, how to set up a program, and come away with an easy user guide to walk you through the program compliance set-up process. This session includes real-life situations managed with program compliance such as product recalls, compliance certification, and company-wide facility updates.
2:15pm - 3:30pm Mobile Auditor Scavenger Hunt
Get to know Mobile Auditor like the back of your hand with a fun casino scavenger hunt. Discover features you may not be using and find new ways to use features you’re familiar with.
3:45pm - 5pm General Best Practices
Get to know RizePoint from the ground up. This module is designed to help new customers and new users gain a strong foundational understanding of how to use the RizePoint platform in the context of your company’s operations. Master the basics and prepare your implementation for more advanced uses with this comprehensive beginner’s best practices module. Come with questions for an interactive experience with peers.
Beginner General Best Practices
Learn advanced RizePoint tools and master complex interactions. This module is designed to help more experienced customers build out an even more robust experience in the RizePoint platform. Build on the foundational information and implementation you already have with more advanced uses in this intermediate and advanced best practices module. Come with questions for an interactive experience with peers.
Intermediate / Advanced

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