Agenda – 2020
Below is the agenda for this years TDW-Live event – please note all start times are UK. Please adjust accordingly for your timezone.
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Day 1 - 'Workshop' Presentations
0900 – Welcome to TDW-Live 2020 – Getting the most out of the event and how it will work
0920 – Technical Publications the beating heart of Integrated Product Support
The modern technical publication is more than text and illustrations on a page, we have to ingress data from external disciplines, configure and design the content. But what does this give us? If we adopt a 21st Century approach to our technical support information, what avenues then open to us?
In this presentation, we will look at why we use structured languages and what is now in the world of the possible when it comes to Integrated Product Support. This presentation will set the scene for what you will learn over the next couple of days.
1030 – Content as a business asset: imagining the use-case for ASD-STE 100 Simplified Technical English® (STE) in Formula 1™
ASD-STE100 Simplified Technical English® (STE) Issue 8 is expected in 2021 – 35 years since its first issue. STE is a controlled language designed to make technical documents clear, simple, and unambiguous. In 1986, manuals were paper-based, linear, and time-consuming to produce and maintain. Fast-forward to 2020 and technology has transformed the technical documentation landscape and its roll within product support, not only in A&D but also in many other industries.
Inspired by our visit to the British Motor Museum, we look at the world of Formula 1™ (F1) and imagine the use-case for STE. There are many similarities between supporting an F1 car and an aircraft or military platform. F1 cars are technically complex products that are used in very different conditions each race and have to be maintained to a high standard under time pressured conditions. F1 is also a highly regulated and safety-conscious industry. Where F1 differs is that the goal of an F1 team is to win driver and constructor championships. Teams improve by working within the sports regulations to extract performance advantages over their competitors. To do this, F1 teams employ talented people who work together to achieve the team’s goal and invest in the latest technologies. What better place to see if STE has a role?
1100 – Adopting S1000D at the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight
The Battle of Britain Memorial Flight manages and maintains the historic fleet of prestigious aircraft for the UK Ministry of Defence. Mark Wilson, on behalf of QinetiQ, was tasked with capturing (from SMEs), developing and delivering modern interactive technical manuals to support the fleet for the next 30+ years. In this presentation, Mark looks at the reasoning why and the challenges encountered migrating and developing content from 1940s technical publications to an S1000D-based-IETP solution.
1300 – 1400 Panel Discussion
Join Berry, Ciaran, Mark and Mike live online to answer some of your questions. This session will be live to TDWPlus, Twitter, FaceBook and YouTube.
Day 2 - 'Practitioner' Presentations
0930 – Developing an S1000D strategy for the eVTOL domain
Vertical Aerospace is driving carbon-free air travel. Developing innovative clean-energy platforms. But how do you use an established specification like S1000D that does not fully support your project requirements?
1015 – CorelDRAW Technical Suite and S1000D
How is CorelDRAW supporting S1000D graphic requirements out of the box?
1100 – Adopting S1000D & Augmented Reality in the Rail MRO domain
The world of specification driven technical publications is now well established. The rail MRO sector is adopting S1000D and delivering instruction to maintainers via an augmented reality environment. In this presentation you will learn what AMRC is doing to support the maintainer today with AR and S1000D-based instruction.
1145 – S5000F – in-service feedback in action
In this presentation Tony Harris will share his company’s experiences of working collaboratively with Leonardo MW Ltd to develop a post-mission data feedback and collection system for the Royal Navy’s Merlin Mk 2 helicopter fleet.
1215 – Enabling Global Access with Anywhere, Any device, Any language IETMs
The world of support information and Integrated Product Support has evolved beyond recognition from only a few years ago. How do we integrate the product, support information and other external data capture with the modern technical publication? SDL will show how this is now a reality for our customers using valuable data inputs and delivering maintenance time savings and maximizing product availability.
1300 – Industry has a Product Support Problem! Can Sx000i fix it?
Mark Willis – CDS Defence & Security
1345 – Delivering an Interactive Experience with IETPs in UltraPortal v3.0
Interactive Electronic Technical Publications (IETP) allow your customers to get closer to their technical manuals and connect with its content to a greater extent than its physical and static counterparts. In this presentation, you will discover the opportunities that UltraPortal v3.0 from WebX Systems can provide when distributing and interacting with these solutions.
1430 – Producing Technical Illustrations from 3D data
Join David during this presentation and learn how the technical illustration process is driven from 3D models.
Day 3 - 'S-Series' Presentations - Supported by ASD