I saw this announcement and thought that maybe someone will be able to attend to this talk by Rob van den Bragt: "Out of the Box – A closer look at Animation Studio Pipelines" and tell us how it went?
The subject seems quite interesting, for sure (Copied from their website):
"This talk takes a closer look at the various animation studio pipelines being used around the world. What works, what doesn’t and why is it important to have a broader and more in-depth understanding of the celebrated, yet dreaded “pipeline”. Is a pipeline a hindrance or a blessing? Should you as an artist or studio owner invest time to expand your pipeline, or not? Asset Management, Sequential and Parallel Workflows, Publishing, Databasing, Information Management, Sequence Stamping, Departmental Workflows, Data Structuring and Version Control are just some of the concepts being looked at a little bit closer as we consider the pros and cons of taking it one step further."