Developer Track Agenda

08:30: Breakfast & Registration

Join us at Kings Place for breakfast and registration 

09:00: Welcome

Episerver CMO, EVP Strategy, James Norwood welcomes you to Ascend Europe

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09:10: Episerver 2017: Product strategy & benefits for you

Join Episerver Executive Vice President of Strategy and CMO James Norwood and Justin Anovick, Sr Director Product to get right up-to-date on Episerver’s vision and product strategy for 2017 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. 

Speakers: James Norwood, CMO, EVP Strategy & Justin Anovick, Sr Director Product

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09:40: Keynote Microsoft: Doing more with Episerver and Azure App Service

Join Nir Mashkowski, Director of Program Management for Azure App Service on a journey looking at some of the integration opportunities between Episerver and Azure and get a glimpse of new features

Speaker: Nir Mashowski, Director of Program Management for Azure App Service, Microsoft

10:25: New Intelligent Personalisation functionality

In this session, we will cover as an Episerver Developer, what you have to do to implement our new Personalisation functionality on your website specifically focused around implementing personalized Smart-recommendations, Smart-mail and Find. 

Speaker: Gian Mario Contessa,  Development Manager, Peerius, an Episerver Company

10:50: Morning Break

Light refreshments served in the Art Gallery and Music Foyer

11:20: Episerver: Developing for the DXC Service

Learn how to successfully develop Episerver solutions for the cloud, taking into account development, deployment, and security considerations, so that you avoid the common traps and have a smooth productive cloud experience.

Speaker: Mark Price,  Technical Training Manager, Episerver

11:50: Extending the Episerver editor

There are many ways how to extend the editor interface for you as a developer, some complex and some a little easier. After this session you will know how to do it in a very easy way and still get it looking very good with Bootstrap layout but still let the editors feel and believe that they are inside the origin Episerver editor!

Speaker: Henrik Fransas, System Developer at NetRelations and EMVP

12:50: Lunch

Lunch and Networking in the Art Gallery and Music Foyer

13:50: Meet the Sponsors

We have allocated 30 minutes for you to spend some quality with our sponors on their stand and meet like minded peers at the Sector and Topic tables. 

14:20: Episerver Find: Personalised Search to the Individuals

Episerver Find is an awesome tool for filtering and searching content. But wouldn’t it be even better if the search result would be personalized for the Individual site user?

Speaker: Janaka Fernando, Solution Architect at Episerver

14:55: Episerver: Content Approval is the new black

Take a tour around the new content approvals feature in Episerver 10. See how approval sequences are built and get under the hood with the API to see how it can be used to extend out of Episerver into other channels and systems.

Speaker: David Knipe, Principal Solution Architect, Episerver

15:35: Afternoon Break

Light refreshments served in the Art Gallery and Music Foyer

16:05: Episerver: A/B Testing

Learn how it’s possible to use the out the box features for conversion rate optimization in Episerver and build on the core functionality to create custom goals using the API.

Speaker: Rob Stoves, Solution Architect, Episerver

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16:40: Keynote: Igor Beuker

Speaker: Igor Beuker

17:25: Close

Closing remarks

17:30: Party

Finish the conference on a high with a Prize Draw, Partner Awards and Drinks and Canapes with some fun entertainment!