Summing up the entirety of #DSM17 in a single blog post is a tall order, but here’s some of our hand-picked favorite moments. From over 100 breakout sessions to inspiring keynotes to the much-anticipated, Hack-for-Good, each component of #DSM17 was designed to live up to this year’s mantra: Come to be inspired. Leave empowered.
We kicked off #DSM17 with a word from our new CEO, Dan Springer, before bringing on various speakers such as Special Olympics Chairman, Tim Shriver, President of the NYSE,Tom Farley, General Manager, Collaboration Solutions at IBM, Inhi Cho Suh, and SVP & Chief Customer Officer, for Prudential Financial, Inc, Naveen Agarwal . Want a more in-depth look inside our opening keynote? Take a peek at our LIVE from #DSM17 Day 1 post here.
The Year of the Developer
In 2017. we placed a larger emphasis on developers than ever before. From offering dozens of developer-focused sessions and workshops across a wide range of skill levels, to sneak peeks into our newest developments for the platform, to API success stories, and of course — our 24-hour Hackathon — #DSM17 had no shortage of opportunities for developers to learn, network, and gain a behind-the-scenes look into our carrier-grade platform.
It wouldn’t be a DocuSign event without a few props, a few costumes, and a photobooth. After all, a little extra encouragement to discover one’s digital superpowers is never a bad thing.
On a more serious note, #DSM17 was all about recognizing the digital heroes we work with every day. While some are developers, others are in HR. Or Product Management. Or Sales. The list goes on. Simply put, no matter your industry, there are digital heroes all around us championing change in their organizations. As a nod to these digital heroes, we honored some of them at our Digital Hero Awards Ceremony at the Keynote Luncheon. Congratulations to the following recipients:
Tenet 1: Delight Your Customers
Jenny Lester, Research Manager, Cedars-Sinai Samuel Oschin Comprehensive Cancer Institute
Tenet 2: Grow Your Business
Mark Hansen, VP Software Development, LoanDepot.
Tenet 3: Reduce Your Costs
Susan Armstrong, SVP Global Process Improvement, Equifax
Tenet 4: Increase Security & Compliance
Tony Carr, VP Global Quality Systems, Boston Scientific
Tenet 5: Effectively Leverage Technology
Paul Higginbotham, Engineering General Manager, Microsoft HR, CELA & Enterprise Platforms
Hackathon & Hack-for-Good
One of the highlights of #DSM17 was our annual Hackathon and accompanying Hack-for-Good. Developers from across the globe came together to sharpen their coding skills and create new solutions — all in 24 hours. Here are our Hackathon winners:
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Hackathon Grand Prize Winner: DocuLock
One Hack-for-Good helped create a solution for Techbridge Girls, an after-school program for girls with a passion for science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM): “For us, this Hackathon was about innovation, but it was also about inclusion,” said Marie Huwe, VP of Developer Marketing at DocuSign. “The special part of this was to make a difference for Techbridge Girls and what they’re doing for girls in STEM.”
Techbridge Girls CEO Nikole Collins-Puri announced the winning team at the #DSM17 closing keynote: Techbridge 2.0. The winning developers were brought onstage to share their motivation for creating the new end-to-end solution for Techbridge: “As you can see here I have a beautiful one-year-old daughter. Upon hearing the mission of this program, it’s something that resonated with me on a deeper level. I was inspired to be able to create a product that would create an easy solution to streamline the process,” said one of the developers.