Ektron Customers Monday

7:30AM: Breakfast

Breakfast

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8:40AM: Welcome to Ascend with President and CEO, Mark Duffell

​Join us in general session as Episerver President and CEO Mark Duffell kicks off proceedings. Hear his assessment of our business over the last year and our goals and plan for the year ahead, and learn how to get the best out of this year's Ascend conference.

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8:55AM: Keynote: Episerver Product Strategy and Roadmap with EVP Strategy and CMO, James Norwood

Join Episerver Executive Vice President of Strategy and CMO James Norwood to get right up-to-date on Episerver’s vision and product strategy for 2018 and beyond. You'll understand what Episerver's product roadmap for digital content, commerce, and marketing means to you and how it translates into significant investments we’ve made in areas such as cross-channel campaign management, artificial intelligence (AI) and autonomous personalization, all designed to empower you to achieve continuous one-to-one engagement with your customers through truly immersive experiences.

9:40AM: Keynote 1:

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10:25AM: Break

Break

10:45AM: Roadmap: Episerver CMS

With our continuous delivery cycle, Episerver continues to improve upon and expand our CMS offering. In this session, we will provide an overview of the direction we are going with Episerver CMS and how our plans will positively impact your business. 

10:45AM: LAB: Extending Episerver in Five Easy Ways

The Episerver Digital Experience Cloud was designed and built for extensibility. The Episerver API enables developers to easily create robust templates, modules and plug-ins that enhance the user experience for your site visitors and staff alike. Join us as we discuss five simple ways to extend your existing Episerver implementation to create a better path to conversion for your customers. 

11:30AM: Customer Spotlight: Customer Success with Episerver Expert Services

Join this session to learn how a global technology solutions provider worked together with Episerver Expert Services to migrate their web presence from Ektron CMS to the Digital Experience Cloud service and their plans for an even brighter future with Episerver.

11:30AM: Roadmap: Episerver Find

Episerver continues to improve Episerver Find, its Enterprise search solution built in to the Digital Experience Cloud. In this session, hear more about the direction we're headed with Find and how it will positively impact your business.

12:00PM: Lunch

Lunch

1:00PM: Keynote: Troy Hunt

Troy Hunt

2:15PM: Customer Spotlight: Individualized Experiences for Every Visitor

Hear from a successful Episerver CMS customer improving the customer journey with intelligent personalization. This session will cover the business challenges that inspired a move to the Episerver Digital Experience Cloud, an overview of the solution and implementation, and the results the company has achieved since launch. 

3:00PM: Tips & Tricks: Become an Episerver Ninja

Join this session for our best Episerver editor tips. We'll show you how to spend less time on content production and management, and more time converting your visitors with Episerver's smartest features. 

3:00PM: Roadmap: Ektron

In January 2015, Episerver and Ektron combined to create a new global digital leader of scale. While the new company operates under the Episerver name, we've promised Ektron customers to protect their investment by continuing to support the Ektron platform and to improve it through new releases of the product. In this session, we'll review recent enhancements to the product including the highlights of our latest release Ektron 9.20 SP1 and give you a sneak peak at what the future holds for the Ektron CMS. 

3:00PM: Sponsored Session

Episerver is at the heart of a vibrant and growing community of agency, system integrator, reseller and technology partners worldwide. With 800 partner organizations in more than 30 countries ensuring first-class delivery of our customers' online projects, there is no shortage of Episerver expertise around the globe. Join us to hear from an expert Episerver partner on topics ranging from industry trends to Episerver best practices to how to stay ahead in a fast-paced digital world. 

3:45PM: Break

Break

4:15PM: Sponsored Session

Episerver is at the heart of a vibrant and growing community of agency, system integrator, reseller and technology partners worldwide. With 800 partner organizations in more than 30 countries ensuring first-class delivery of our customers' online projects, there is no shortage of Episerver expertise around the globe. Join us to hear from an expert Episerver partner on topics ranging from industry trends to Episerver best practices to how to stay ahead in a fast-paced digital world. 

5:00PM: Monday Night Mixer

As the 1st day at Episerver Ascend comes to a close, it’s time to step out of the sessions and labs, and into our Monday Night Mixer, featuring good conversation and even better libations.  This year, we are combining the Code Bash with our Welcome Reception sposnored by Microsoft.

Ektron Customers Agenda

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