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Connections 2014 Summary – The New Generation of Work

This year’s Connections conference hosted by Ultimate Software was a monumental success for everyone in attendance! The annual event in Las Vegas for UltiPro customers, technology experts, and industry analysts offers unparalleled opportunities for interacting and networking with some of the most innovative, forward-thinking people in human capital management (HCM). Customers had the chance to expand their knowledge of Ultimate’s solutions, experience hands-on training with experts, collaborate with peers, and get a closer look at the UltiPro product roadmap and upcoming features.

Connections 2014, themed “The New Generation of Work,” ran from April 6 to April 11 at the Bellagio hotel and drew nearly 1,600 attendees from across the U.S. and Canada. Ultimate Software experts and partners offered over 100 sessions that empowered users with a greater understanding of current technologies, industry best practices, and trends that can increase operational effectiveness in the workplace. In addition to the many breakouts and hands-on learning sessions, customers explored the Ultimate Experience, an enormous open-floor exhibition with product demos, interactive displays, and partner booths, and plenty of Ultimate staff were on hand for questions.

While learning more about Ultimate Software’s solutions and features, attendees enjoyed appearances by renowned speakers on a variety of topics. Jason Dorsey, a.k.a. The Gen Y Guy®,” was on hand to share his insights on the generation gap and how to best manage the five generations that will comprise the workforce of the near future. Best-selling author Patrick Lencioni offered his best practices for organizational health and employee engagement, then world record-setting Paralympics athlete Aimee Mullins shared her inspirational story of success in the face of overwhelming adversity. In the evenings, attendees got the chance to kick back and experience a New York City-themed customer appreciation party as well as a performance by American Idol winner Phillip Phillips.

Every year, Connections is exciting for us as a unique and powerful forum for Ultimate staff and attendees to come together to exchange knowledge and feedback. We’re always grateful for the chance to share our roadmap for the upcoming year and the innovative technologies and features that can simplify our customers’ work lives. Thank you to all Connections 2014 attendees for making this conference successful. We hope that every participant had an enjoyable, positive, and rewarding experience. Please save the date for next year’s customer conference, March 24-27, 2015.