By Sarah Obenauer on January 29, 2015
Every year, we attend conferences across the world from ASCLD in Washington, D.C. to Forensics Europe Expo in London. While part of our participation is exhibiting our compliance management software at tradeshows, a huge reason why we attend is to learn about the needs of the industries that we serve and how we can make their lives easier. We come out of these events with new ideas, perspectives and opportunities to create content and tailor the product to those who use Qualtrax most often.
This week, Jennifer Havens attended meetings for the Western Electricity Coordinating Council in Anaheim, California. These meetings focused on both compliance and cyber security. As we move into the utility space, it’s increasingly important that we understand the challenges and opportunities that utility companies and quality managers are facing.
Next week, some of our sales executives and marketing specialists will be attending the NELAC Institute’s Forum on Laboratory Accreditation in Crystal City, Virginia. Even though this event is just a few hours up interstate 81, the Forum on Laboratory Accreditation brings together quality professionals, chemists, analysts, microbiologists, engineers and managers from state and federal agencies and labs. The forum focuses on addressing policy and technical issues affecting the accreditation of environmental labs. This gives us, at Qualtrax, the chance to learn about ever-changing policies in environmental labs and how we can continue to adjust and adapt to help our customers in this space.
Next month, some of our leadership team will be at the American Academy of Forensic Science 67th Annual Scientific Meeting in Orlando, Florida. This is the annual meeting of AAFS members to present current information, research and updates in the forensic field. Attendees include crime lab directors and technicians, engineers, dentists, pathologists, coroners, nurses, computer specialists, educators, anthropologists, psychiatrists, digital evidence experts and toxicologists. This meeting is an incredible chance to view the entirety of the forensic field – not just quality and compliance.
Let us know if you will be at any of these meetings or conferences, we would love to spend time with you and pick your brain!