October 9th, De Fabrique Utrecht

Ascend Benelux 2019

About Ascend

Inspire. Learn. Connect.

Episerver Ascend brings together our community of digital marketers, developers and ecommerce leaders to share their strategies for driving growth through digital transformation.

Whether you join our hands-on sessions, get inspired by industry leaders or connect with our partner and customer community, Episerver Ascend aims to provide attendees with the very best insights to inform the future development of not just their business but our business too. 

This year, Ascend Benelux will take place on October 9th at De Fabrique in Utrecht. Join us there to learn from industry visionaries and innovators who continue to push the boundaries to create outstanding customer experiences, and start building connections with our community of Episerver users and partners.  

Agenda Overview

    1. - Registration & Breakfast
    2. - Welcome
    3. Jessica Fardin
      - Keynote: Customer Centricity in the Digital Experience Age

      Justin Anovick, Chief Product Officer, Episerver
      David Bowen, VP Product Management, Episerver

      Episerver Product Strategy & Roadmap

    4. Justin Anovic
      - Minds and Machines – Living the Exponential Future

      Matthew Griffin, Futurist at 311 Insitute


    5. - Coffee break & Expo
    6. - Case Study powered by Valtech: Designing and developing a new user-centric brand platform from scratch – without a brand

      Steffie Veen-Vroomen, Sr. Digital Strategy Consultant, Valtech Netherlands
      Anna Nicklin (Global Digital Communications Manager, Nouryon)


    7. Jana Rauscher
      Jana Rauscher
      - How to create a movement of 17 million people? A transition from a classical caritas organization to a movement

      Paul Zevenboom, Head of Digital & Data | Product Owner Salesforce | at WWF Netherlands


    8. - Lunch Break & Expo
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      Jana Rauscher
      Jana Rauscher
      - Case Study – Hoya Vision Care: How a team of two delivered a lead generating website, and reporting, for 42+ countries in less than 3 months.

      Cynthia Laurel, Global Digital Marketing Manager, Hoya Vision Care
      Christian Galonska-Fernandez, Global Lead for Digital Platforms, Hoya Vision Care


    10. - Customer Case powered by Arlanet: How to build a online platform based on customer journeys

      John Tomatala, Head of ICT, Slachtofferhulp (Victim Support)


    11. - Connecting with your customer

      Itamar Kassel, Digital Marketing - Global Project Manager, Netafim
      Kurt Vergult, Creative Director, Delaware
      Bart Van Kerkhoven, Partner & Solution Manager Digital, Delaware


    12. - Coffee break
    13. - Paul Smits

      Philosopher and comedian


    14. - Web Award Ceremony

      Marloes Oosterveen, Partner Sales Manager, Episerver
      George Lavric, Marketing Manager, Episerver


    15. - Get-together with DJ


    Victoria Koblenko

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    Interested in sponsoring Ascend 2019? Download the Sponsorship Prospectus. Sign up for updates regarding sponsorships by sending an email to ascendevents@episerver.com and let us know which type of sponsorship package you're interested in.

    Who should attend Ascend?

    • Marketers

      Be motivated and inspired by how some of today's leading brands are using Episerver to create competitive advantage. Join a range of sessions designed to empower you to develop your skills across content marketing, personalization, analytics and more.

    • Developers

      Be the first to see exclusive previews for newly announced product releases, updates and APIs. Attend hands-on product labs and training with our product experts and EMVPs and meet and collaborate with our community of like-minded developers.

    • Merchandisers

      Learn how to deliver a truly experience-driven commerce experience for your customers. Find out how to differentiate your brand with customer-centric experiences and scalable content personalization and product recommendations.

    • Tech Leaders

      Ascend provides you with exclusive insights to inform your technology roadmap and support your organization's digital transformation. Learn more about our cloud deployment strategies and what will work best for your organization.

    • Business Leaders

      Ascend is your opportunity to network with Episerver's senior management team at a range of roundtables and leadership lunches. Our leadership events and analyst keynotes will provide you with the trends and insights needed to set your organization up for growth.

    • Ektron Customers

      Learn more about the benefits of evolving your platform to the Episerver Digital Experience Cloud. Get hands-on advice from our product specialists and network with our partners who have guided many customers through the journey from Ektron to Episerver.

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    Episerver Web Awards 2019

    Looking to sponsor Ascend 2019?

    Our sponsorship packages as being finalized and will be released shortly.

    Sign up for updates regarding sponsorships by sending an email to ascendevents@episerver.com and let us know which type of sponsorship package you're interested in.


    Meet with us at Ascend!

    Take the opportunity to meet with Episerver employees in Customer Success, Onboarding, Education, Partner Management, Sales and Marketing. Make an appointment now.