Labs Developer- Monday

7:00AM: Registration sponsored by Rightpoint opens

Registration opens by the Egg Wall in the Lobby Area at Fontainebleau. Please note that registration is open until 5pm on Monday. 

7:30AM: Breakfast & Expo

Enjoy a lovely breakfast served in the Partner Village. The breakfast is sponsored by Annex Cloud. 

8:40AM: Welcome to Ascend 2019!

Join us in general session and learn how to get the best out of this year's Ascend conference.

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8:50AM: Keynote: Episerver Product Strategy and Roadmap with Chief Product Officer, Justin Anovick

Join Episerver's Chief 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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9:35AM: Keynote: Content is the Currency of Human Connection

Speaker: Deane Barker, Senior Director, Content Management Strategy, Episerver. 

10:20AM: Break

Reload your batteries in the Partner Village during the morning coffee break. Break is sponsored by Diagram. 

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10:50AM: New personalization features in Episerver Insight

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.

Speaker: Jonas Bergqvist, Manager Search & Big Data development, Episerver. 

12:00PM: Lunch

Lunch will be served in Partner Village. Lunch is sponsored by Brilliance & Voicify. 


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1:00PM: Panel Discussion with customers

Panel Discussion with customers led by Nate Barad, Director Product Marketing, Episerver. 


  • Rachel Chapman, Manager, Digital & Web Strategy, Rapid7
  • Sharon Shepard, Director, Digital Marketing, Optos
  • Jeff Shih, Senior Director, Global Web, Benefit Cosmetics
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1:50PM: Build a simple PWA with Episerver

PWAs (Progressive Web Apps) help improve a site's Reliability, Speed, and Engagement. In this lab, we will go into detail about all the benefits of PWAs. And we will walk you through some tools and techniques for integrating them into your site.

Speaker: Arnold Macauley, Delivery Director & David Boland, Sr. Developer, Nansen. 

3:00PM: Break

Reload your batteries in the Partner Village during the afternoon coffee break. Break is sponsored by Diagram. 

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3:30PM: CMS & Commerce Performance Optimization Challenge

We'll discuss important design and code considerations for optimizing CMS and Commerce code. You'll also have a chance to review an Episerver site with a number of non-performant design and code issues - the challege is for you to identify as many as you can.

Speaker: Quan Mai, Senior Director, Customer Implementation, Episerver. 

4:40PM: Introduction to Mosey demo site

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5:20PM: Cocktail Reception in Partner Village sponsored by Valtech

As the 1st day at Episerver Ascend comes to a close, it’s time to step out of the sessions and labs, and into our Monday Night Reception, featuring good conversation and even better libations. This year, our Cocktail Reception is sponsored by Valtech.

Labs Developer Agenda