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JUNE 13-15, 2018 / Radisson Blu • Minneapolis

Connect. Collaborate.
Continue your business evolution!

Join IDS and your industry colleagues for our powerhouse annual user conference.

Join us for the launch of IDScloud

Share success stories with industry peers. Pick up time-saving software tips. Get a jump on the latest technology trends and how they’re being applied to Rapport® and InfoLease® 10.

Join Your Colleagues

ConnectionPoint 2018 is your hub for turning ideas into action to better serve your customers,
streamline your processes, and grow your business.


David Hamilton

David Hamilton

Chief Executive Officer, IDS

Mr. Hamilton joined IDS as Chief Executive Officer in February 2018, bringing more than 20 years of financial services technology experience. Mr. Hamilton was previously President of SunGard’s Global Banking business where he led a global team in delivering retail, corporate and private banking solutions to more than 1,200 banks worldwide.

Jeff Elliot

Jeff Elliot

Senior Managing Director, Huntington Asset Finance
Chairman of the Equipment Lease and Finance Foundation

Mr. Elliott is Senior Managing Director of Huntington Asset Finance (“HAF”) a division of The Huntington National Bank. Mr. Elliott specializes in analyzing equipment finance related financial contracts as it relates to wholesale lending activities or merger & acquisition transactions. He is an active participant in the syndication markets, both on the buy and sell side of equipment leasing and loan transactions.

Michael Donnary

Michael Donnary

Senior Director of Capgemini’s Leasing and Lending Practice in North America

Mr. Donnary is Senior Director of Capgemini’s Leasing and Lending Practice in North America. Mr. Donnary works with clients to develop operations and technology strategies supporting business objectives. He leads large scale system upgrades and implementations for banks, captives and independent finance organizations. Mr. Donnary is past Chair of the ELFA Operations and Technology Committee, co-author of the annual Business Technology Performance Index, a regular industry author and speaker, and has led equipment finance training programs in India, France and North America.

Katie Emmel

Katie Emmel

Chief Operating Officer, IDS

As Chief Operating Officer, Ms. Emmel is responsible for Product Management including oversight of IDS’ product portfolio and defining the company’s product strategy, and Global Professional Services including Level I Support. Ms. Emmel is on the Board of Trustees of the Equipment Lease and Finance Foundation.

Deborah Schmidt

Deborah Schmidt

Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing, IDS

With over 30 years’ experience in the software industry, Ms. Schmidt lends a wealth of international sales and marketing expertise to IDS. Ms. Schmidt spent the early part of her career at SAP where she rose to the position of Vice President of the ERP business. She later led global sales teams at FICO (formerly Fair Isaac Corporation), Globoforce and Temposoft before returning to SAP in the role of Chief Operations Officer for Strategic Industries.

Debbie Whitehurst

Debbie Whitehurst

Senior Vice President of Client Success, IDS

As Senior Vice President of Client Success, Ms. Whitehurst is responsible for ensuring that IDS solution implementations are successfully planned and executed. She engages our clients to drive alignment throughout the implementation process and works closely with the Professional Services team to ensure that client business requirements are achieved. Ms. Whitehurst has 30 years of experience in the IT services industry.



This year’s conference kicks off on Wednesday, June 13th with the User Group Meeting preceding the evening Welcome Reception Dinner. On Thursday, June 14th, the conference gets into full swing with an exciting General Session line up, followed by concurrent sessions and a fun evening event. Sessions continue Friday, June 15th and conclude with lunch.

2:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Registration Desk Open

4:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Rapport and InfoLease User Group Meeting (Fjords 2)

6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Welcome Reception Dinner / Networking (Bergen Pre-function)

7:00 am – 6:30 pm

Registration Desk Open

7:30 am – 8:30 am

Breakfast (Fjords 3-4)

8:30 am – 9:30 am

Opening Address: Ideas in Action (Bergen 1-2)

9:30 am – 10:30 am

ELFA State of the Industry and Emerging Trends (Bergen 1-2)

10:30 am – 10:45 am


10:45 am – 11:45 am

Introducing IDScloud (Bergen 1-2)

11:45 am – 1:00 pm

Lunch & 'Birds of a Feather' Peer Insights (Fjords 3-4)  
  • Third Party Product Integrations
  • Extensibility
  • Rapport Feature Requests
  • InfoLease Feature Requests
  • Managed Solutions
  • IDScloud

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Ready and Able: Rapport and InfoLease New Releases (Bergen 1-2)


Breakout I (Fjords 2)

Breakout II (Bergen 3)

PS Consulting (Finland)

2:15 pm – 3:15 pm

The Future is Now and it's Digital: A Roundtable Discussion Follow the Asset: Meeting Customer Demands for Asset Level Billing and Payments Need Help? IDS Professional Services Consulting is At Your Service

3:30 pm – 4:30 pm

InfoEverything: IDS Solutions Beyond Leasing Mindset or Methodology: Best Practices in Software Testing and Automation

4:45 pm – 5:45 pm

Here is Now: Managed Solutions is the Financing of the Future Harness the Power of Integration Web Services

6:15 pm – 10:30 pm

Evening Event – Dinner & Fun

  • 6:15 pm – 6:35 pm – Transportation departs from Radisson Blu Hotel
  • 7:00 pm – Boarding Time
  • 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm – Padelford Sailing
  • 10:30 pm – Return to the hotel

7:30 am – 1:30 pm

Registration Desk Open

7:30 am – 8:30 am

Breakfast (Fjords 3-4)

8:30 am – 9:15 am

Customers Share Their Experience (Bergen 1-2)

9:15 am – 10:15 am

The WOW Factor: Did You Know IDS Can Do That? (Bergen 1-2)


Breakout I (Fjords 2)

Breakout II (Bergen 3)

PS Consulting (Finland)

10:30 am – 11:30 am

End-to-End Equipment Finance Solutions for Your Enterprise When Tax isn't Taxing: Automating with Vertex® O

Need Help? IDS Professional Services Consulting is At Your Service

11:45 am – 12:30 pm

Get the Low Down on the 842 The Right Data at the Right Time: Learn How ETL and Report Queuing Enhance Your Reporting

12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

Box Lunch / Conference Concludes (Fjords 3-4)

*Agenda subject to change




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