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Henry Kogan

First Round of Speakers Announced for eZ Conference 2016

Tuesday 09 August 2016 8:49:47 pm

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We are now less than two months away from eZ Conference 2016, which will be held in Paris on October 5-6.

Since announcing our keynote speakers, we have received many excellent proposals for the conference’s Technical and Business tracks, and we’ve just confirmed our first round of speakers.  

Read further to learn more about the confirmed track sessions and be sure to buy your eZ Conference tickets soon, early bird deadline expires August 10th!  For more information on speakers and talks, visit

Conference Opening Keynote

Aleksander Farstad

Aleksander Farstad

eZ Systems, CEO and Co-Founder

eZ and the Evolution of CMS

Since the first content management systems (CMS) were introduced in the late 1990s, the way businesses interact with their customers has changed in profound ways. The website remains indispensable but organizations today have a wide range of devices and channels at their disposal. Mobile browsing and mobile apps continue to grow and many say the era of the Internet of Things (IoT) is just around the corner, but no matter what some claim, the Web is certainly not dead. End users expect brands to be active and accessible everywhere. What does this mean for the future of CMS? At eZ we continue to develop our new open source CMS eZ Platform and our premium version eZ Enterprise. We are taking what we've learned from over 15 years building eZ Publish and we are creating a system ready to adapt to any device or channel that comes next. Where is eZ today and where are we headed tomorrow? During this keynote Aleksander will be joined by other members of the eZ Executive Team to present eZ's strategy and vision as well as the eZ product roadmap for the rest of 2016 and beyond. The presentation will also look at the evolution of content management technology and shed light on the future of CMS.

Business Track

Samuli Heiskala

Samuli Heiskala

Marketing Manager, Viking Line

Digital Customer Experience with Viking Line

The travel industry has been a forerunner in digital experience management for several decades, and Viking Line has made a strong commitment to delivering digital customer experiences systematically for years. This talk will provide a snapshot of Viking Line's customer journey and the role of the digital experience.

Dietmar Schantin

Dietmar Schantin

Founder, Institute for Media Strategies

Pitfalls of digital transformation and how to avoid them

Whilst going digital is still one of many crucial tasks for the media industry, businesses need to be mindful of the risks including fixating on one problem, under-resourcing or not providing necessary technology. Dietmar will discuss some of the things to look out for when trailblazing a digital transformation.

Christophe Dujarric

Christophe Dujarric

Chief Product Officer, Blackfire 

Code Performance Means Business Performance

Web application performance is beginning to trend, and there are a lot of options on the market. But why is application performance so important for your business? Where should you start when you want to enable your development teams to tackle this challenge? Clearly, the sooner you take action, the better you'll handle it. And your customers will be thankful. 

Mark Brincat

Mark Brincat

Chief Technology Officer, The Economist

The Evolution of the Economist Content Platform

The Economist has been going through a major transformation. By approaching our web experience in a componentized way, we defined how we could leverage our entire technology ecosystem to deliver products faster and improve the reader experience. This talk will focus on the approach, challenges and lessons learned through the evolution of the Economist Reader and Content Platform.

Technical Track

Jérôme Vieilledent

Jérôme Vieilledent

Senior technical expert eZ / Symfony, Freelance

Increase eZ power with EzCoreExtraBundle

EzCoreExtraBundle provides nice additional features to eZ Publish/Platform such as themes. This talk will present how you can put your eZ dev experience on steroids.

Björn Dieding

Björn Dieding

CEO, xrow GmbH

Running eZ Platform on Kubernetes

After developing a new continuous delivery pipeline, we came up with a container management software called Kubernetes. Why do you need it to use Docker, what is the architecture and how does a deployment work?

Special thanks to our sponsors

We would like to thank our Business Track sponsor Kaliop for their support. More business sponsors will be announced shortly, and if you’re interested in sponsoring, please contact

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