Developer Agenda

08:00: Registration

Collect your name badge, welcome bag and grab breakfast before the conference starts at 9am. 

09:00: Welcome to Ascend

Welcome to Ascend London 2019 with Peter Yeung, VP and General Counsel, Episerver

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09:10: Keynote: Episerver Product Strategy and Roadmap, Justin Anovick, Chief Product Officer

Join Episerver's Cheif Product Officer, Justin Anovick, to get right up-to-date on Episerver’s vision and product strategy for 2019 and beyond. You'll understand what Episerver's product roadmap for 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.

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10:00: Guest Keynote: Cate Trotter

Presenter: Cate Trotter, Head of Trends

10:45: Morning Coffee Break

Refresh with a beverage and snack. Meet our sponsors and mingle in the Epi lounge. 

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11:15: Keynote with Deane Barker


Presenter: Deane Barker, Senior Product Strategy Director 

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11:40: Development Roadmap 2020

Episerver Development Roadmap 2020

Presenter: David Bowen, Vice President, Product Management, Episerver

12:10: Episerver Expert: Personalisation

Join Episerver expert, David Buo, for a session on Personalisation

Presenter: David Buo, Solution Architect, Episerver

12:30: Lunch and Meet our Sponsors

Join us for a delicious 3 course lunch served in Bento Boxes. Chat to our sponsors and mingle in the Epi lounge. 

13:55: Episerver Expert: New personalisation features in the profile store

Segmenting profiles based on a few properties has been around for some time. New functionally will soon come, where you can create segments based on historical data (tracking events) in almost any way you like. Come and watch my session, where I will create a custom segment based on historical data.

Presenter: Jonas, with a history as developer in CMS Core team, as well as Commerce team, are currently Manager for the Search & Big Data development team in Stockholm

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14:15: EMVP session with Paul Gruffydd

Join this session to hear from EMVP, Paul Gruffydd

Presenter: Paul Gruffydd, AmazeRealise

14:35: Episerver Expert: CMS

Join Rob for an expert session on our CMS features

Presenter: Rob Stoves, Senior Solution Architect, Episerver

14:55: Episerver Expert: .Net core in Episerver Contact

Join our Product Manager for a session on .net core in Episerver Contact

15:15: Afternoon Coffee Break

Refresh with a beverage and snack. Meet our sponsors and mingle in the Epi lounge. 

15:45: Episerver Expert: Modern content editing

How to build your clients website with the modern Javascript frameworks of your choice, and still keep your editors happy. 

Presenter: John-Philip is Team Lead for CMS UI and works passionately for having great modern content editing.

16:05: Episerver Expert: The Episerver Reference Architecture

Join David as we take a look through the brand new Episerver reference architecture. Learn about its origins, how it’s been built and how you can help make it even better in the future. David will get hands on and set up a brand new site, live, during the session!

Presenter: David Knipe, Director of Solution Architects at Episerver


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16:50: Guest Keynote: Matthew Griffin

Presenter: Matthew Griffin, Fanatical Futurist

17:20: 5 min quick fire Q&A with Language Wire

Meet our sponsor Language Wire in a 5 min quickfire Q&A with Joey Moore, Senior Director, Product Marketing at Episerver. Then head out to enjoy a drinks reception hosted by them. Thank you Language Wire!

17:25: Summary and close

Thank you for joining us today, Peter will wrap up!

17:30: Drinks reception & Website Awards

Join us for canapes and drinks hosted by Language Wire, followed by our Website Awards Ceremony then more food and drink and a 90s themed party to celebrate our 25th Birthday!