Following the Opening Session was our Product Roadmap. This session started with our T2 Customer Awards, which recognize T2 customers and staff for contributions to the T2 community. This year’s winners were:
LaDonna Sloan, Sr. Training Consultant, T2 Systems
Then Scot DeLancey, SVP, Strategy & Product, and Michael Hamilton, Sr. Director, Product Management, took the stage to walk through our Product Roadmap. Scot explained T2’s process for developing our strategy and determining our roadmap, after which Michael introduced our latest solutions – including live demos of our Mobile Enforcement App and new Residential Permitting functionality – and interviewed several customers about what these solutions will bring to their operation. Lastly, Scot wrapped things up by previewing what T2 has coming in 2020 and 2021. Scot and Michael brought a ton of energy to the stage and had the audience engaged from start to finish!
Training and Networking
Following the Opening Session and Product Roadmap, we had a jam-packed three days of training. Sessions were offered covering everything parking and T2, including Flex, Pay Stations, PARCS, Analytics, Permits, License Plate Recognition, and more. On Wednesday, Michael Hamilton and Scot DeLancey gave presentations in our general session space on LPR and Curbside Management, and our session on our Mobile Enforcement App's integration with Genetec was standing room only.
We also had lots of great conversations in our booth, where we were able to demo our latest hardware and software, including Logan PARCS equipment, Luke II and Luke Cosmo pay stations, and several new software solutions for self-service mobility, pay station configuration, remote cashiering, and occupancy, plus our Mobile Enforcement App and T2 Analytics NXT.
Our Keynote Speaker Ben Nemtin gave an incredible presentation about the importance of setting big goals and dreams in our life, sharing them with others, and pursuing them. Ben and three friends started the Buried Life movement, where they try to knock off items on their bucket list while helping others achieve their own. Tying into our theme of "Better Together", Ben emphasized that when we help each other, we can achieve the impossible.
Customer Appreciation Party
Our customers enjoyed a trip back in time to 1994 at our Customer Appreciation Party, where they celebrated 25 years of T2. Many of our customers came dressed in their favorite 90s attire and enjoyed video games and music from throughout the decade.
Philanthropy is an annual tradition at Connect, and this year we supported Make-a-Wish Arizona. We want to thank everyone that donated in-person or online, and we’re excited to announce that we raised over $2100, which T2 will match! Your generosity will help a child with a critical illness achieve one of their bucket list items.
Thank you to everyone that made Connect 2019 a great week, and hope to see all our customers in Chicago next year!