Atlassian Enterprise Day 2014: first round


Posted by
Emeline BERLAND

November 26, 2014

Logo_Enterprise Day

The first Atlassian Enterprise Day organised by Valiantys took place on the 13th of November in Paris. For this occasion, about 110 attendees were gathered to share their experience in implementing Atlassian tools. Among them:

  • 93 French and Belgian customers representing 65 companies
  • 5 Atlassian staff
  • 3 sponsors: Zephyr, Tasktop and Comalatech.

This article will give you a brief overview of the event.

Conferences dedicated to experience sharing

Valiantys & Atlassian

Valiantys & Atlassian history

Customer, Atlassian and Valiantys conferences formed a very diverse agenda, covering the whole Atlassian suite, from JIRA to Confluence and Dev tools. Customer conferences allowed attendees to see the implementation of Atlassian tools in different environments. They also raised questions about problems encountered (often similar to the ones they encountered themselves). enterprise day conference room

Introduction to Enterprise solutions with Atlassian

Atlassian staff supported this event and were present during the day. Tony Atkins, Jack Verstappen and Erik de Monchy held conferences, and Feico Mol and Yann Tardivel were present and exchanging with attendees. Most of the attendees are facing scalability stakes, consequently conferences were oriented towards Enterprise solutions. Thus, Erik de Monchy and Jack Verstappen introduced new offers such as Data Center, Premier Support and Technical Account Management, and Tony Atkins presented how Atlassian uses JIRA Service Desk for customer support.

Jack Verstappen presentation

Jack V. presenting”Using Atlassian at scale”

Valiantys’ focus on experience sharing

Companies are often facing governance stakes regarding their tools. To address this problem, Nathan shared the keys of an efficient tools governance.

Then, Paul presented a use case of service management with JIRA.

Nathan Chantrenne presentaiton Valiantys

Nathan presenting “Keeping control over your Atlassian applications”

Sponsors of the Enterprise Day

Last but not least, our sponsors’ pitches; first of all, here are some details about the concept of a pitch. In 5 minutes sharp, speakers introduce one of their product a fun and memorable way.

Thus, Roch de Sorbay introduced Zephyr test management solutions, Greg Southey presented Tasktop Sync, an Enterprise-scale solution for tools synchronisation. Finally, Comalatech – represented by Roberto Dominguez – gave an overview of Comala Canvas for JIRA.

Every sponsor was present on the show floor to meet customers and give demos of their add-ons.

Comalatech Tasktop et Zephyr

Event on a human scale

Despite a full conference room, we also aimed to encourage informal exchanges by means of dedicated corners, sponsors and Valiantys Software booths, and demos. We wanted to make JIRA and Confluence experts more accessible to attendees. We facilitated this by having a corner dedicated to each tool. This way, experts of Atlassian’s most famous tools could be easily identified and reached.

Enterprise day verrière

JIRA and Confluence corners

Valiantys Software booth

On Valiantys booth, attendees could watch nFeed and Spreadsheets for Confluence – Valiantys new add-on – demos.

Stand Valiantys software

Valiantys software booth

A dedicated demo area

Finally, demos were organised throughout the day : JIRA Agile, JIRA Portfolio, JIRA Service Desk, and a use case of Zephyr by Michael Laisney from Michelin.

JIRA Portfolio demo

JIRA Portfolio demo

Atlassian Enterprise Day 2014 in a nutshell…

This first Atlassian Enterprise Day hosted more than 110 attendees, 10 conferences, demos and pitches and we received many positive feedback. This first event is encouraging for the future and we are now considering to renew the experience next year in the UK.