17 May - Scandic Marina Congress Center

Ascend Helsinki 2018

About Ascend

Episerver Ascend is an annual user conference that will host around 200 digital marketers and commerce leaders. Ascend will feature customer-led presentations and product and industry expert discussions. We at Episerver will show how you can take the next step in the digital transformation; how you can put your content to work by using autonomous personalization, how to make sense of your data and much more.

There will also be an exhibition where you can mingle with partners, experts and industry peers during the day.


  • James Norwood

    EVP Strategy and Chief Marketing Officer, Episerver. James have a proven record in product strategy, sales and marketing, M&A, personnel and budget management. He is a creative individual with detailed industry knowledge, ability to craft vision and strategy, and drive product delivery and revenue success. Excellent motivational presentation skills and enthusiastic public speaker.

  • Anna Perho

    Anna Perho is speaker, writer & coach. She´s been working in finnish media for over 20 years, and during this time she has hosted tv-shows and a radio morning show. She is a well-known columnist and won the price for radio journalist of the year in 2016. She is currently working as a business team coach in her own company.

  • Henkka Hyppönen

    Henkka Hyppönen is a creative director, entrepreneur, author, keynote speaker and also a well known media personality in his native Finland. He has been awarded The Speaker of the Year 2013, The Science Communication Award 2015, The Best Comedy Show in Finland 2014 and Radio Host of the Year 2000. Hyppönen is widely known for his ability to inspire and challenge audiences to think differently. He uniquely combines story telling, scientific research, creative thinking and tested practices in every session - his focus is on giving lessons that people can use and act on immediately. And to get results!

  • Jessica Fardin

    VP Worldwide Marketing, Episerver. Hard working and results-driven Marketing Executive with proven capabilities in developing high performing teams for demand generation in Europe, in the US and across Asia Pacific. Known for dedication, energy, and developing new initiatives to ensure sales targets are met and exceeded.

  • Joey Moore

    Director of Product Marketing, Episerver. Joey has spent his last 9 years working with enterprise level digtial commerce, helping some of the largest brands and retailers achieve amazing results, and to become leaders in the online sphere.

  • Greg Moore

    Manager of Campaign & Personalization, Episerver. With extensive experience in the digital and technology industries, Greg has a solid background in Digital Analytics, Conversion Rate Optimisation, Personalisation and Campaign Automation, qualifying him as an evangelist for Episerver products.

  • Seniha Cihangri

    Network Communication Manager, Vero. Seniha will talk about how Vero.fi moved to a new publishing platform a year ago. As a result of the transfer, content production practices and content creators' lives changed. At the same time, the development of the online service got a new boost: new user interface elements and different ways of presenting content are experimentally tested and created on the terms of content and customers.

  • Andreas Korczak

    Marketing Director, Microsoft. Andreas is leading strategy and digital transformation work at Microsoft in Finland and engaged in setting and executing a complex change agenda. He is passionate about how new technologies find their paths to customer solutions in the market and how mobility and data intelligence enhance our daily work and life. Andreas strongly engages in developing high performing, diverse teams with growth mindset, capable to solve the challenges of tomorrow.

  • Olga Väisänen

    Vice President, Communications, Gasum. Olga is responsible for energy company Gasum Group's Communications and Marketing in the Nordics. She’s been working in marketing and communications for over 15 years. Olga supports Gasum's business objectives by developing and implementing communications strategies, plans and concepts. She takes care of the media and stakeholder relations, corporate communications as well as marketing and public affairs.

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