Sal_Soghoian square

Sal Soghoian

Nyhthawk Productions

Sal Soghoian is a user automation expert, software developer, author and musician, known for his service as Product Manager of Automation Technologies for Apple Inc. from 1997 through 2016. At Apple, he advanced AppleScript, Automator, JavaScript for Automation (JXA), System Services, the Terminal, Apple Configurator and the other macOS automation tools, wrote scripting dictionaries for iWork, iPhoto, Aperture and Photos, authored the “Mastered for iTunes” automation tools, and designed and wrote the user automation support in the Apple Configurator application. Prior to Apple, Sal created automation solutions for the publishing industry, authored the popular “Sal’s AppleScript Snippets” collection, the ShadowCaster Quark XTension, wrote two books, including “AppleScript 1-2-3,” and many magazine articles. Today, he continues to write automation solutions, consults on user automation implementations for applications, and firmly believes, “The power of the computer should reside in the hands of the one using it.”

Session Title: The Enterprise in Transition

Overview: Throughout modern history there are periods of profound disruption, when it seems that nearly all aspects of our lives shift simultaneously. We are in one of those exciting times now. Even the design and use of computers and mobile devices has been reshaped and reconfigured. Sal examines how Appleā€™s stealthy but prescient Enterprise strategy has changed the nature of work, and how the automation of device setup plays an integral role in the future of business technology.