7th November, etc.venues 133 Houndsditch

Ascend London 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 London will take place on 7th November in etc.venues, 133 Houndsditch, London. 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.


  • Cate Trotter

    Head of Trends at Insider Trends

  • Matthew Griffin

    Fanatical Futurist

  • Dan Matthews


  • Justin Anovick

    Chief Product Officer, Episerver

  • Peter Yeung

    VP and General Counsel at Episerver

  • David Bowen

    Vice President, Product Management at Episerver

  • David Knipe

    Director, Solution Architecture at Episerver

  • Joey Moore

    Senior Director, Product Marketing at Episerver

  • Julia Maguire

    Customer Marketing Manager at Episerver

  • Chris Purcell

    Product Marketing Manager at Episerver

  • Rob Stoves

    Senior Solution Architect at Episerver

  • David Buo

    Solution Architect at Episerver

  • Deane Barker

    Senior Product Strategy Director at Episerver

  • Paul Gruffydd

    Technical Director at AmazeRealise

  • Dan Geoffrey

    Client Partnership Director, Netcel

  • Rebecca Hamilton

    Group Head of Marketing at The Jockey Club

  • Paul Diamond

    Chief Client Officer at AmazeRealise

  • Steven Cassin

    CEO and Digital Strategist of Made to Engage

  • Katharina Borgenstierna

    Business Director, Valtech

  • Fredrik Danielsson

    System Developer, Valtech

  • Nicholas Rohr

    Global Alliance Manager, Episerver

  • Matz Söderberg

    EMEA Channels Director, Lionbridge

  • Shirley Å Johansson

    EMEA Marketing Director, inRiver

  • Henry Langston

    Chief Commercial Officer, Ocean Insight

Global Sponsor: Microsoft

Episerver has been on the forefront of leveraging Microsoft Azure to bring a new development standard to the digital experience space.

  • Episerver is a Microsoft Global ISV managed within the Developer Experience Group
  • Episerver's Digital Experience Cloud is offered in a platform-as-a-service (PaaS) model in order to take full advantage of Microsoft Azure, resulting in ease of use, reduced complexity and cost effective technology consumption
  • Connectivity to Microsoft Dynamics CRM and Dynamics AX for Retail, as well as other leading marketing automation systems critical for multi-channel experiences

Global Platinum Sponsor: Valtech

Valtech is a global digital agency where experiences are engineered. We are revolutionising how our clients connect with their consumers, closing the experience gap and orchestrating omni-channel customer journeys.


Gold Sponsor: AmazeRealise

AmazeRealise helps leading global brands deliver growth. As part of the Kin + Carta Connective, we create digital experiences for consumers, from Acquisition to Advocate, using a deep understanding of human behaviour that generates value for our clients and their customers. 

Gold Sponsor: Netcel

At Netcel, we bring together technology and imagination to help brands deliver exceptional customer experiences. As an Episerver Gold Partner since 2007, we’re experts in working with organisations to continually improve their digital effectiveness, with over 20 brands trusting Netcel to support them in achieving outstanding results with Episerver.

Gold Sponsor: Made To Engage

Made to Engage has a track record of implementing highly successful Web Design & Development, CMS, Commerce and Digital Marketing solutions for organisations across sectors including finance, utilities, manufacturing, retail, travel and more. The majority of these projects include significant systems integration or custom solution development. 

Silver Sponsor: inRiver

inRiver redefines how e-commerce product marketers and merchandisers display and sell their products. More than 1,500 brands and 500 customers across 21 countries rely on inRiver to efficiently control the product flow for their globally recognized brands. Visit www.inRiver.com

Silver Sponsor: Lionbridge

Lionbridge partners with brands to break barriers and build bridges worldwide. We orchestrate a network of one million passionate experts in 5,000-plus cities, who create culturally rich experiences in more than 300 languages.  We use the best of human and machine intelligence to forge understanding that resonates with our customers’ customers. 

Silver Sponsor: dotcentric

dotcentric are a leading digital agency trusted by global businesses, start-ups and government bodies to help shape, deliver and support their digital visions.


The winners have been announced!

Find out who won the Episerver Web Awards 2019

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Who should attend Ascend?

  • Marketers

    Be motivated and inspired by how some of today’s leading brands are using Episerver to gain a 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.

  • Merchandizers

    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 organisation’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 rountables 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.

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.