Prez Talk

By Naveen D’cruz, STC India President

Woohoo! The 14th STC India Annual Conference is here in Bangalore and it gives me immense pleasure to invite all of you to attend, learn and enrich. Registrations are happening in full swing for the much-awaited annual conference after three years. This year’s agenda has been created with meticulousness considering the feedback received from the past STC India conferences. Our judges have painstakingly chosen papers that show the promise to serve your various knowledge needs effectively. No surprise, this year’s agenda covers topics that have never or rarely been presented in the past STC India conferences.

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If you have not seen the conference agenda yet, take a look at it here:


We have six pre-conference workshops that will provide training in topics ranging from Using Open Source Tools to Growing Beyond the Technical Writer. The tools workshops will be on Wiki, Author-it, and others; these will be hands-on sessions with computers. We are planning the logistics requirements accordingly. Participation certificates will be issued to the attendees after the completion of the pre-conference workshops.

We will have the dynamic and talented, Mohan Kalyan, SVP & Head of Bengaluru Operations at Cognizant Technology Solutions, as the conference chief guest. An industry veteran, Mohan has over two decades of experience in global IT companies, spanning key functions such as delivery leadership, customer relationship management, business development and operations management. Prior to joining Cognizant, Mohan spent a decade in Tata Consultancy Services working in various delivery and leadership capacities. Mohan will be addressing the gathering on November 30th on Communication Principles and its impact in our culture.

The main conference days will witness 33 presentations by seasoned technical communication professionals. A couple of the topics that we will get a chance to listen to include publish virtually anywhere with Adobe TCS 4, legal documentation, documentation as a service, developing in the Agile environment, information mapping, publishing DITA content, minimalistic writing, meeting your content creation needs with Adobe FrameMaker 11, and so on.

A big thanks from the STC admin council to all the speakers who sent us their proposals. We received 74 proposals this year. We expect the same enthusiasm in the following years. Last but not the least, a big thanks to our conference sponsors – Adobe, Information Mapping, Oracle Corporation, Content Labs, Citrix, Novell, Red Hat, TCS, Contented, and many others. Keep supporting us and the community!

I have thoroughly enjoyed the previous year’s conference, and I am sure you must have too. The STC India Chapter is looking forward to meet all of you shortly, and I am sure you would love to take advantage of the professional development on offer.

See you all at the 14th Annual Conference!