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Episerver Announces Dates, Locations and Keynotes for New Global User Conference - Episerver Ascend 2015

Customers, Partners and the Tech Community to Convene Worldwide to Share Strategies for Digital Transformation and Standout Customer Engagement

Episerver, a leading provider of digital marketing and digital commerce solutions, today announced details for its new global user conference series – Episerver Ascend ’15 – to be held in key business hubs worldwide throughout October and November. Dates and locations are as follows:

Episerver Ascend Americas – Las Vegas, Nov. 8-11

Episerver Ascend Sweden – Stockholm, Oct. 21

Episerver Ascend United Kingdom – London, Oct. 27

Episerver Ascend Denmark – Copenhagen, Oct. 29

Episerver Ascend Benelux – Utrecht, Nov. 17

Episerver Ascend Finland – Helsinki, Nov. 19

The company also announced several industry luminaries that will headline the Americas event at the Cosmopolitan Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. These include R “Ray” Wang, the principal analyst, founder, and chairman of Silicon Valley-based Constellation Research, Inc., and author of the popular business strategy and technology blog, “A Software Insider’s Point of View" and the new best-selling book, Disrupting Digital Business, published by Harvard Business Review Press. Wang will provide insight into how disruptive technologies and new business models impact brands, enterprises, and organizations and how organizations can dominate digital to succeed in digital transformation.

Also appearing at the event will be internationally recognized graffiti artist, # 1 best-selling author and entrepreneur Erik Wahl. Pulling from his history as both businessman and artist, Wahl has grown to become one of the most sought after corporate speakers available today. His real-time on-stage painting seamlessly becomes a visual metaphor to the core of his message, encouraging organizations toward profitability through innovation and superior levels of performance.

Ascend 2015 will mark the first large-scale collective gathering of Ektron™ and Episerver customers – some 2,000 attendees are expected – and is designed for digital transformation executives, commerce leaders, campaign marketers and merchandisers, content managers and authors, and solution architects and web developers.

The event will focus on combining technology and business strategy to visioneer and achieve standout customer engagement. More than 70 educational sessions, customer case studies and product demonstrations are planned showcasing best practices in agile marketing, customer journey engagement, mobile commerce, and use of digital experience delivery platforms for success in digital transformation.

A significant presence from Episerver’s worldwide network of more than 880 partners and 8,800 customers is anticipated, offering attendees tremendous opportunities to expand their network, meet with key Episerver executives and experts, increase their knowledge, and extend the value of investments made in Episerver and Ektron solutions.

“The strength and reach of the Episerver customer and partner community continues to grow, and we look forward to bringing this vital ecosystem of marketing, eBusiness, and technology strategists together for the first time at the new Episerver Ascend 2015,” said James Norwood, vice president of strategy and CMO for Episerver. “Our objective is to ensure that every Ascend attendee leaves empowered with essential expertise in Episerver solutions and actionable strategies to elevate their digital transformation initiatives.”

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