PegaWorld 2019: Call for Presentations

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PegaWorld 2019 Call for Presentations

Call for Presentations is now closed.

Thank you to everyone who submitted their customer stories, best practices, lessons learned, and real-world experiences to be considered for PegaWorld 2019. We received an astonishing amount of topnotch submissions to be considered for this year's program. We can’t wait to announce this year’s program, which is sure to impress.

All submitters will be notified mid-November of their session status.

We’re looking for stories with a laser focus on deploying our powerful technology to drive customer engagement and digital process automation. We also want to hear how you’ve used agile practices, design thinking, and rapid delivery to accelerate success with Pega delivered as a service.

For a successful proposal, please make sure to highlight one or more of the following:

Customer engagement

Share how your organization uses Pega technology to engage your customers in marketing, service, sales, onboarding, fulfillment, etc.

Low-code development

Illustrate how your organization uses Pega’s model-driven technology to build apps and enable business collaboration.

Rapid delivery

Showcase projects that have been delivered rapidly or demonstrate how your business is accelerating delivery, e.g. through design thinking, Agile best practices, DevOps, or continuous integration/continuous delivery.

Pega as a service

Showcase projects in which your company has leveraged Pega as a service, e.g. using Pega Cloud.

Pega for Operations hero

“PegaWorld was a great experience, professionally and personally. It was a brilliant opportunity to discuss our approach and learn from the experience of others across industries. I very much look forward to next year’s PegaWorld."

2018 Customer Case Study Speaker

Frequently asked questions

Submitting a proposal

How do I submit my proposal?

All PegaWorld content must be submitted through the Call for Presentations. The CFP submission form can time out. As a best practice, we encourage you to prepare your answers using this worksheet and then transpose them onto the online form.

Can I submit a proposal as a partner of Pega?

We receive an overwhelming number of submissions each year. As a result, priority will be given to proposals submitted by Pega customers. All Pega partners who submit on behalf of their customers are strongly encouraged to have their customer as the featured speaker.

What makes a good proposal?

A good proposal showcases the strength of Pega technology through connecting an aspirational concept or business problem to measurable outcomes. This year specifically, we are looking for stories with a laser focus on deploying our powerful technology to drive customer engagement and digital process automation. A successful proposal will highlight one or more of the following:

  • Customer engagement - Share how an organization uses Pega technology to engage customers in marketing, service, sales, onboarding, fulfillment, etc.
  • Low-code development - Illustrate how an organization uses Pega’s model-driven technology to build apps and enable business collaboration
  • Rapid delivery - Showcase projects that have been delivered rapidly or demonstrate how a business is accelerating delivery, e.g. through design thinking, Agile best practices, DevOps, or continuous integration/continuous delivery.
  • Pega as a service - Showcase projects in which your company has leveraged Pega as a service, e.g. using Pega Cloud.

What are the most important aspects of a submission?

A well thought out and clearly articulated abstract is the key to a good submission. Remember, the abstract is also what will be published on the website and will be the public-facing view of what your breakout session is about. It should be compelling and clearly communicate what attendees can expect to learn from your session. Check out PegaWorld 2018 sessions here.

Selection process

How are proposals selected for PegaWorld 2019?

Proposals go through multiple evaluations. Final selections are made by an internal committee whose ultimate goal is to assemble the best program as possible. During the review process you may be contacted for additional information.

When will I find out if my proposal was accepted?

All submitters will be notified with a decision by December 8, 2018. Due to the high volume of submissions we are unable to provide specific feedback.

What happens if my proposal is selected?

Should your proposal be approved, you will then begin a multi-step process to develop your presentation. This process helps both new and experienced speakers stay on target for session delivery and ensure you develop the best session possible.

What happens if my proposal is not selected?

We are thankful for all submissions we receive and unfortunately cannot accept them all. We will keep all submissions on hand should a good speaking position present itself at another event.

On-site information

What are the benefits of speaking at PegaWorld 2019?

PegaWorld presents an amazing opportunity to be a part of an exclusive group of insightful leaders. Spread your message and inspire others with your personal stories while gaining the respect and admiration of a global audience.

Our speakers receive complementary PegaWorld registration (maximum 2 per presentation), coach class travel and hotel accommodations. Full details will be available in the speaker packet.

How are sessions structured?

Submissions may be accepted for inclusion in the PegaWorld 2019 agenda in a variety of ways, including:

  • Customer Case Study - highlights a specific business problem, shares insights into how the project was justified internally, and provides measurable outcomes or ROI
  • Customer How-To - technical in nature, these sessions are delivered by Pega customers who “build cool stuff” by defining a specific problem and then digging into exactly how a solution was architected
  • Spark Talks - designed to fuel imagination and spark innovation, these sessions are inspirational in nature and designed to provide thought leadership or different perspectives on a specific topic or common theme
  • Product Spotlights - led by Pega and often supported by customer examples, these sessions dive into the latest and greatest on Pega’s products, capabilities, and functionality (these sessions are for Pega employees only)

Acceptance notifications will clearly articulate the capacity in which the proposal has been accepted. Although we cannot guarantee session preference type, we will do our best to accommodate where possible.

When are PegaWorld 2019 speaking slots?

PegaWorld 2019 sessions will be held on Monday, June 3 and Tuesday, June 4 and are 45-minutes in length.

How long are sessions?

Sessions are 45-minutes long. We recommend you plan 35-40 minutes for your presentation leaving the last 5-10 minutes for questions and discussion.

What if I am a First Time Speaker?

Even if you have never attended PegaWorld before or are new to speaking, but are passionate, knowledgeable, and armed with a great story, we encourage you to submit! PegaWorld welcomes quite a few first-time speakers each year and we provide lots of support to help you prepare. We all have to start somewhere!