More than 500 people from around the world attended the 2012 Cityworks User Conference at the Canyons Resort in Park City, Utah, June 27–29. Hosted by Azteca Systems Inc., the leading provider of GIS-centric management solutions, attendees exchanged valuable knowledge while networking with their peers, business partners, and Azteca Systems staff.
“Like last year, I was very impressed with not only the organization of the conference, but the extent of what it offers to attendees,” stated Timothy Pearson GISP, GIS Specialist at General Mitchell International Airport, Milwaukee, Wisconsin. “The entire event was top notch—from the pre-conference training, to configuration workshops, to discussions on how others are making use of Cityworks. I have never attended a conference where I was given the opportunity to actually sit down and talk with the company’s designers, programmers, and executives.”
Nestled in the beautiful Wasatch Mountains at the Canyons Resorts, the conference began Wednesday morning with the plenary session where attendees were encouraged to be plugged-in and connected with colleagues back home. President and CEO Brian Haslam offered his insights of trends affecting Cityworks users, including mobile technology and the emerging Cloud environment. He also unveiled exciting new capabilities such as Cityworks’ Local Government Templates (LGT). Azteca Systems’ development team followed, showcasing new and exciting solution functions.
“A highlight for me was after my presentation when Cityworks management staff sat down to learn about how we use Cityworks at General Mitchell International so that they could understand our unique needs,” Pearson said. “To get that kind of concern and commitment from executive staff is a clear example of the professionalism and support Azteca Systems gives its users.”
Breakout sessions continued Wednesday afternoon, all day Thursday, and Friday morning. Conference attendees were treated to a breathtaking gondola ride to the resort’s Red Pine Lodge for the annual User Appreciation Dinner and Social. Located mid-mountain and overlooking the valley, the lodge played host to a relaxing and enjoyable evening, with wonderful food and great company in a stunning rustic landscape.
“The Cityworks User Conference feels like a reunion,” Pearson added. “Everyone knows you, cares about what you are doing, and is truly interested in your ideas and concerns. Though it just ended, I’m already looking forward to next year.”
During the conference, exhibitors and business partners showcased their services and solutions in the exhibit hall and were readily available to answer questions and discuss solutions. Over sixty members of Azteca staff were present at the conference hosting and attending sessions, answering questions in the Doctor’s Office, and meeting with clients and partners