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Sitecore Symposium 2020

Sitecore Symposium 2020

Moments That Make Experiences. We all have them. A memory that you can recall like it only happened yesterday. When brands can create these kinds of moments with their customers, it establishes a connection. Those moments then build into experiences that help brands form lasting relationships.

Discover how your brand can capture the magic of the moment during Sitecore Symposium 2020.

To ensure the safety of attendees, partners, sponsors, and employees, this year’s Sitecore Symposium will be an all-digital event running from October 27-28. If you’ve always wanted to attend Symposium, but couldn’t in years past, this is your chance. Sitecore's digital conference will combine the same dynamic keynote speakers, breakout sessions, and networking opportunities with the unique benefits of a digital experience.

Your all-digital Symposium conference

Sitecore are excited to embrace this moment with a new global opportunity that promises to be both eco- and budget-friendly.

  • Make new global connections without the associated travel costs.
  • No tough choices about which sessions to attend. You can watch them all at your leisure, eliminating the need to race across the conference venue to get there on time.
  • Schedule virtual meetings with Sitecore experts, sponsors, partners, and other attendees.
  • Get access to on-demand content after the event, so you can view sessions you might have missed.

Guest Keynote Speaker
Leslie Odom, Jr. - Tony and Grammy Award-Winning Performer
Best known for his role as Aaron Burr in the Broadway smash Hamilton, Leslie will give the featured guest keynote on “Failing Up: How to Take Risks, Aim Higher, and Never Stop Learning”. Leslie will share his life lessons on following your passions, discovering your own potential, and surrounding yourself with the right people.

Featured Speakers
Steve Tzikakis -
Chief Executive Officer, Sitecore
Steve Tzikakis is an experienced digital transformation technology leader with a strong track record for translating vision and strategy into world-class go-to-market execution, and the ability to bring together teams and ecosystems to drive rapid growth. Steve’s accomplishments led him to be named by Forbes Middle East as one of the most influential executives leading global companies in the Middle East, and the top-ranked executive among technology companies.

Paige O'Neill - Chief Marketing Officer, Sitecore
Paige brings over 20 years of experience in senior marketing roles crossing many areas of enterprise software, customer experience, and cloud computing. As Chief Marketing Officer, she combines product marketing expertise with an extensive background in communications and a passion for developing thought leadership programs that build awareness, differentiation, and demand. 

Dan Heath - Author & Entrepreneur
Co-writer of four New York Times best-selling business books of the past decade: “Made to Stick”, “Switch”, “Decisive”, and “The Power of Moments”, which explores why certain brief experiences can jolt, elevate and change us — and how we can learn to create these extraordinary moments in our life and work. 

Desta Price - EVP, Product Management, Sitecore
Bringing 20 years' experience in product management to Sitecore, Desta has deep expertise developing product roadmaps for enterprise platforms by driving the strategic, technical, and market-based decisions required to build successful solutions, with a strong focus on customer success.

Tom De Ridder - Chief Technology Officer, Sitecore
Tom leads Sitecore's teams responsible for the development of Sitecore’s future focused technology solutions, with a focus on products that help Sitecore maintain a distinct innovation lead in the market. He joined Sitecore as the co-founder and CTO of Stylelabs, now Sitecore Content Hub, where he led the development of the company’s enterprise SaaS platform. Tom brings 20 years of experience in marketing technology – including software, systems, and product development experience – with a passion for applying technology to deliver connected customer experiences. 

All times are US Central Daylight Time – CDT, unless otherwise noted

Day 1
27th October 2020

General session: Marketing in every moment - 10:00-10:20 am

General session: Sitecore business update with CEO Steve Tzikakis - 10:20-10:50 am

General session: Creating digital moments that matter (Guest keynote) - 11:00-11:30 am

Influencer Roundtable with Horizontal Digital: You’re only as good as your worst customer experience - 11:45 am-12:45 pm

Influencer Roundtable with Microsoft: Integrating AI into your existing digital marketing strategy - 11:45 am-12:45 pm 

Influencer Roundtable with EPAM: Navigating the new normal - 11:45 am-12:45 pm

Premium general session: The Road to Product Innovation - 12:50-1:15 pm

General session: APJ regional welcome and panel discussion: Prioritising digital experiences - 6:00-6:45 pm (CDT) | 10:00-10:45 am (AEDT)

Day 2:
28th October 2020

General session: EMEA regional welcome and panel discussion: Refining business strategies to become digital-everything - 4:00-5:00 am (CDT) | 10:00-11:00 am (CET)

General session: Creating the ultimate moment: A panel with Sitecore Ultimate Experience Award winners - 10:00-10:25 am

Customer showcase: Creating customer experiences at General Mills with Sitecore and Microsoft - 10:30-10:40 am

Customer showcase: Project Management Institute’s digital modernization journey - 10:40-10:50 am

General session: Building the CMO-CIO Partnership - 11:00-11:25 am

Customer showcase: Shaping digital experiences for global mobility - 11:25-11:35 am 

Customer showcase with Valtech: Coming soon! - 11:35-11:45 am 

Premium general session: Building an effective martech stack for a changing world - 2:15-2:45 pm 

Premium general session: Failing Up: How to Take Risks, Aim Higher, and Never Stop Learning - 2:45-3:30 pm

General session: Closing remarks with Paige - 3:30-3:45 pm

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