BE INSPIRED AND CHALLENGED TO CREATE A BETTER WEB.

DAVID ABITBOL

Product Manager

Orckestra

Product Manager for the Orckestra Commerce Suite by day, developer by night, David is crazy about all web technologies. He is a Certified Advanced Sitecore Developer. He’s a gadget freak and loves anything with a circuit. Since 1992, David has been creating websites for mom-and-pop shops when the internet was in its infancy. Contributing since 2007 as an architect, David has contributed to Orckestra’s success in transforming the company from a small business (9 employees)  to over 140 passionate individuals. An avid fan of the latest trends in e-commerce, mobile commerce and customer experience management, David is at the heart of all of Orckestra’s projects.

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BRIAN BECKHAM

President and CTO

BrainJocks

I founded BrainJocks in 1998 in order to provide technology that is engaging, empowering, and limitless. I adopt a hands-on role in the requirement analysis, technical architecture, management, and implementation of each project. I am proud to have been recognized annually as a Sitecore Technology MVP since 2012 and to have led over 150 web application development projects over the past 20 years. Stemming from my extensive experience in web development, I align BrainJocks service offerings to the web as it continues to thrive and evolve.

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Tim Braga

TIM BRAGA

Manager of Web Development

Tim became a Sitecore certified developer in 2008 and an MVP in 2013. He has enjoyed the opportunity to lead development efforts on a number of large-scale web projects and is now leading up Collette's web development team in Boston. Tim has also published a handful of shared source modules on the marketplace, writes to his Sitecore blog (www.allthingssitecore.com) and spoke at the 2012 Sitecore Symposium in Las Vegas.

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PIETER BRINKMAN

Director of Developer & Platform Evangelism

Sitecore

I’m a seasoned passionate techie, strategist and leader. I’m an expert in community building, developer ecosystem management, technical marketing, program management and enjoy public speaking.

I bring a diverse and unique set of skills and experiences to the table. In the past I have been working as a software engineer, lead developer, entrepreneur, technical marketing manager and now as Director of Developer & Platform Evangelism for leading .NET Experience Platform Sitecore.

I love creating opportunities by combining the worlds of technology, marketing and business.

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Trevor Campbell

TREVOR CAMPBELL

Technical Solution Architect and Sitecore MVP


Trevor Campbell is a Technical Solution Architect and a Certified Sitecore CMS/DMS/ECM/APS Developer with Verndale. Trevor is a results-oriented software developer and team lead with a diverse skill set that has fifteen years of developer experience and ten years’ experience with Sitecore, dating back to version 5. Trevor is responsible for architecting and managing the development aspects of web applications and products for a wide variety of clients using ASP.NET and C#, AJAX, and LINQ. Trevor is a leader in the engineering department, making key project decisions and acting as a liaison to the program management department to guide projects to completion. Trevor has worked with numerous Fortune 500 clients throughout his career and continues to redefine the project process at Verndale.

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Corey Caplette

COREY CAPLETTE

CTO

Velir

Corey is the CTO at Velir and a Sitecore MVP since 2010.  He began working with Sitecore in 2006 and has enjoyed being part of the constant evolution of both the platform and the larger content management industry.  Corey works with Velir’s clients across the entire Sitecore stack, from consulting on development practices through solution design, content architecture, digital marketing enablement and ongoing production support. 

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CORY DIXON

Director of Delivery for Microsoft Solutions

ICF Interactive

Cory is Director of Delivery for Microsoft Solutions at ICF Interactive. Based in Richmond, Virginia, Cory brings his background of over 18 years in enterprise architecture, business-technology alignment, technical and business consulting, solution design, application development, passion for developer operations, and creative client solutions to bear working with Fortune 500 clients across every industry. Currently, he is focused on Sitecore, Insite Commerce, SharePoint, Azure, Javascript, and Microsoft solutions, managing ICF Interactive resources, development methodologies, continuous integration and deployment processes, technical partnerships, and delivering client solutions.

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Ryan Donovan

RYAN DONOVAN

Corporate Vice President, Commerce 

Sitecore

Ryan is responsible for Sitecore’s North American product development teams as well as overall product management for the commerce, cloud services, and developer/IT pro experience aspects of Sitecore’s product portfolio. He joined Sitecore in 2013 with the acquisition of CommerceServer.net and has over 19 years of experience in enterprise software industry.


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BRANDON ELLIOTT

Chief Strategist, Digital Practice Area

Rackspace

Brandon Elliott is the Chief Technologist for Rackspace Digital. Based on the philosophy that technology should be transparent, he is responsible for the strategic and technical investments that drive the evolution of both commerce and content applications. He has held a wide range of positions from development to director of ecommerce, to VP of technology.

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Martin English

MARTIN ENGLISH

Senior Consultant

Martin holds both an undergraduate and a graduate degree in Computer Information Systems and Information Technology, and brings over 12 years of professional web developer experience specializing in the Microsoft .NET platform. Since joining Arke in early 2011, Martin has been focused on Sitecore solution architecture and has provided technological leadership to members of the Arke Sitecore team.

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FRED FAULKNER

Director, Marketing

ICF Interactive

Fred is the Director of Marketing and Marketing Technologist for ICF Interactive, a full-service digital agency based in Richmond, Virginia.  With over 15 years of professional experience, Fred has built marketing and interactive teams from the ground up into successful business units focusing on all facets of digital marketing, lead generation, and website user experience. As a Marketing Technologist, Fred works with clients on integrated approaches to technology used in marketing operations.

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KAM FIGY

.NET Technical Architect

ConnectiveDX

Kam has been making websites since 1996, starting out with a 14.4 modem on a party line in the Hawaiian rainforest. He's been developing on Sitecore since the days of Sitecore 5.3, and led many large Sitecore implementations. Kam is the author of Unicorn, Synthesis, and several other open-source Sitecore libraries.

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Vasiliy Fomichev

VASILIY FOMICHEV

Solutions Architect

Sitecore Professional Developer, Technology MVP, Advocate, Architect, and a .NET enthusiast. Vasiliy’s passion for innovation and development keeps him on the edge of the “latest and greatest” in technology. He is a loyal Sitecore advocate whose passion for the technology grows stronger with each new release. Vasiliy is an explorer. A continuous learner who logs into Sitecore every day, eagerly gives back to the Sitecore community and shares his experiences and expertise on http://www.cmsbestpractices.com.

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KEVIN GRIFFIN

Senior Director, CMS and Custom Solutions – Digital Experience

NTT Data

As the CMS and Custom Development Practice Lead, Kevin is responsible for ensuring the successful integration of NTT DATA’s methodology and the overall success of all Custom or Content Management development projects. Kevin works as a part of the executive team to define and maintain standards and processes that introduce economies of repetition. Kevin also works with his Project teams to define best practices to implement into our proven methodology.Kevin has worked directly with, and managed some of the top online retail clients. Most notably, Kevin led the successful implementation of Foot Locker’s eCommerce presence in Europe and Uniqlo’s entry into the US Market. He has successfully managed over 50 eCommerce and Content Management System implementations.  Many of the sites gross well over 500MM annually. With nearly 20 years of experience in technology and project lifecycle completions, Kevin has spent the majority of his career designing, developing and implementing custom applications for many of the Fortune 500 companies, including Bank of America and AT&T. 

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Jeppe Grue

JEPPE GRUE

Vice-President, Product Management

Sitecore

Jeppe is a long-time Sitecorian who has had a hand in evolving pretty much all parts of the Sitecore product portfolio for the last 6 years, and has been passionate about customer experience for his whole career. Today he is overall responsible for product management of the Sitecore Experience Platform, with a focus on business user personas, and is always excited to talk about Sitecore’s products with partners and customers.


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Darren Guarnaccia

DARREN GUARNACCIA

Chief Strategy Officer

Sitecore

Darren guides the development of Sitecore’s global product strategy, and the company’s portfolio of solutions and technologies. In this role Darren offers a unique perspective: he’s been focused on building better customer experiences for his entire career. Darren serves a staunch advocate for customers and marketers, appraising every potential endeavor in the context of their benefit. 

Darren views marketing as equal parts art and science, and strives to empower marketers with solutions that allow them to focus on the human element when creating memorable experiences. Sitecore’s highly integrated solutions reflect Darren’s belief that the best technology simplifies complexity, and lets marketers be marketers.  

In leading product strategy, Darren works closely with Sitecore’s product management organization. His responsibilities additionally include corporate development (mergers and acquisitions), ISV partnerships and alliances, and analyst relations.

Prior to joining Sitecore, Darren was VP of product marketing at RedDot - The Open Text Web Solutions Group, a global web content management system (CMS) provider. He also has strong agency-side experience; Darren was chief technology officer at Whitehorse Studios, an interactive firm, and director of eBusiness operations at Emerald Solutions, an eCommerce solutions firm. Darren began his career as director of technology at Copper Mountain Trust/Crabbe Huson, a midsize financial company.

Darren received a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from Oregon State University. On weekends he can be found enjoying family life in Oregon wine country or watching movies in his man cave.


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KERRY HAVAS

Senior Product Architect

Sitecore

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Nick Hills

NICK HILLS

Senior Web Developer

I have been a Sitecore MVP since 2012. I’ve been working at True Clarity in Bristol UK for the last 10 years.This has been on a huge range of Sitecore sites featuring the likes of: easyJet, Asos, Sophos, The Conservative Party and many more. Working on such a broad set of industry sectors gives you great exposure to all kinds of challenges and problems to solve with Sitecore.


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Sean Holmesby

SEAN HOLMESBY

Solutions Architect

Hedgehog Development

Sean began his programming designing video games in C++ before making his way into web development in Australia. Sean’s been doing Sitecore development for 6 years and was awarded his first MVP in 2014. He has a passion for development tools and loves trying out new and exciting technologies.

He works for Hedgehog as a Solutions Architect helping clients adopt successful and effective Sitecore implementations as well as assisting in the development of many of Hedgehog’s tools. He presented at the 2014 North American Sympsium on Sitecore Tools, creating the famed #SitecoreSelfie music video.


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DEREK HUNZIKER

Senior Solutions Developer

Hedgehog Development

Derek Hunziker is a Senior Solutions Developer at Hedgehog Development. He has over a decade of hands-on experience in software development and has been developing for Sitecore since version 6. He is a Sitecore Certified Developer and holds MongoDB certification both as a Developer and a DBA. At Hedgehog, Derek has served in key roles on projects for Fortune 500 companies – working closely with clients to understand their needs and deliver sound solutions. Follow Derek on Twitter @dthunziker.

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Keogh

KEVIN KEOGH

Director

CapTech Consulting

A Director in CapTech's Customer Experience practice, Kevin has been leading web content management, web application, and enterprise portal engagements for more than a decade. He and his teams have delivered diverse solutions for a wide range of clients, including AT&T, Sprint, Coca-Cola, Capital One, and the states of Florida and Virginia.

Kevin manages CapTech's partnership with Sitecore and spearheaded two large Sitecore implementations for the Commonwealth of Virginia.

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SØREN SPELLING LUND

Founder / CEO

uCommerce

Søren Spelling Lund is a seasoned e-commerce veteran of 13 years, Microsoft MVP, .NET User Group founder, and international speaker. 

He's the founder of uCommerce, an e-commerce platform for content management systems, with more than 2,000 installations globally, and passionate about all things tech and e-commerce.

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TODD MITCHELL

Technical Product Manager 

Sitecore 

Todd works as a technical product manager at Sitecore leveraging lean principles to deliver.  His discipline spans across product design, architecture, and development.  He is currently focused on creating Sitecore’s next gen Xdb.
 
Todd currently resides in Copenhagen, Denmark


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Chris Nash

CHRIS NASH

SBOS EMEA Lead & Co-author of Connect: How to Use Data and Experience Marketing to Create Lifetime Customers

Chris is a curiosity-driven analog and digital marketer who frequently hangs out at the corner of business and technology. Over the course of his business career, he has advised numerous brands on digital marketing adoption challenges, cofounded a marketing automation company, grown a successful independent consulting business, and traversed the international business arena. 
 
In his current role as senior business optimization consultant at Sitecore, Chris advises customers on strategies and tactics for creating connected customer experiences that produce successful business outcomes.

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ADAM NAJMANOWICZ

Software Developer

Adam Najmanowicz is a Software Developer, Application Architect and Project Manager with substantial experience in Microsoft .Net Framework, Delphi as well as a Java development and a wide range of RDBM systems (Microsoft SQLServer, Oracle, Informix).

Involved with content management system from the very beginning of his career. From working on one at the brink of millennium to building bespoke systems on the likes of SharePoint EPiServer and recently Sitecore.

A member of the EPiServer MVP group from its inception in 2007 to 2011. Fell in love with Sitecore in 2010 and became a Sitecore MVP a year later. An author of Open Calais integration module as well as a founding developer of Sitecore PowerShell Extensions as well as the lead Architect of the first SItecore development accelerator - Zen Garden. If you're using Sitecore, you're probably also using his code as he has contributed number of fixes like Media Request protection to the core code base. One of the most popular module on the Sitecore Marketplace. Obsessed on developer and user efficiency, takes pleasure in providing intuitive and user friendly solutions in both consumer and enterprises environments.

Currently Adam is a Head of .Net practice at Cognifide - 9 years and running...

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Kern Nightingale

KERN HERSKIND NIGHTINGALE

Technical Product Manager 

Sitecore

Kern is a Sitecore specialist with over 10 years’ experience working with Sitecore for clients, partners as well as Sitecore itself. Over the years Kern has been heavily involved in the Sitecore developer community and has blogged and presented at many user groups both in UK and abroad. He was awarded Sitecore MVP in 2009, 2011 and again in 2015. Currently Kern works in the Sitecore Product team as Technical Product Manager for Content Foundation.

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Ours

JOHN OURS

Director of Technology

Paragon 

John Ours has been architecting and developing enterprise class web sites for 15 years and working in Sitecore since 2008.  In his current role as VP of Technology and Strategy at Paragon John oversees a team of 65 technical resources including 40 Sitecore-certified developers as they build and maintain web sites for customers around the world.  As an architect he has designed major web systems for organizations like GE, Charles Schwab, Ernst & Young and the Cleveland Clinic among many others.  


John is a frequent speaker on the topics of Sitecore, Marketing Technology, and industry trends at thought leadership events around the region. When granted a few free minutes by his three kids, John enjoys playing guitar, working on cars, and taking stuff apart.

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AL PARTRIDGE

Director of Technology

Connective DX

As the Director of Technology, Al manages the developers and development practice groups at Connective DX, including .NET, PHP and Java. Al, who joined Connective DX in 2006, has extensive experience with content management implementations, requirements definitions and technical integrations. Previously, Al was an application developer analyst for Xerox and manager of information services at Emmett Travel Inc. At Connective DX, Al has worked on projects including Portland General Electric, ESRI, Lifesize, OHSU and Knowledge Universe. He also runs the Portland Sitecore User Group and is actively involved in the Sitecore community.

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Lars Birkholm Petersen

LARS BIRKHOLM PETERSEN

Global Director SBOS & Co-author of Connect: How to Use Data and Experience Marketing to Create Lifetime Customers

Lars is a passionate and innovative senior strategist committed to helping organizations adapt to customer needs by providing strategy and guidance for creating connected customer experiences using innovative technology. 
 
Lars has many years’ experience with strategy, marketing, digital analytics, and optimization. He has consulted with hundreds of organizations to improve their use of technology in connecting with their customers. 
 
Today Lars manages the Sitecore Business Optimization Services (SBOS) global team of consultants. SBOS helps customers own the experience across the different channels their customers use. As part of this work, Lars creates processes that support organizations on the road to building lifetime customers.

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Stephen Pope

STEPHEN POPE

Senior Developer, Content Foundation 

Sitecore Product Team

Stephen has been working with Sitecore for 11 years. One of the first MVPs, he now works in the Product department at Sitecore where he tries to code great new features for the platform. Stephen also finds it odd talking about himself in the third person for bios but pirates do it so its probably cool.

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BARRY POST

VP of the Project Management Organization

NTT Data

Barry Post is the VP of the Project Management Organization for NTT Data

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Sean Rusinko

SEAN RUSINKO

Senior Vice President, Digital Strategy

Sean’s digital strategy practice provides the research, data and insights that are the basis of all Verndale client engagements. From discovery and analysis to strategy implementation, Sean’s team helps clients take advantage of the latest digital marketing technologies, strategies and innovations to achieve their business goals. A frequent speaker and a thought leader on marketing innovation and digital marketing technology, Sean also trains client teams on search marketing, social media, email marketing, web analytics and personalization. Sean proudly carries the title of Sitecore Digital Strategist MVP.

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BILL RYAN

Principle and Owner of Sync’d Technology

NTT Data

Bill Ryan is an Enterprise Architect living in Colorado. Bill is a seasoned technology professional with a passion for crafting business solutions with over 25 years of experience. He has focused his career on applying leading edge technology to solve business problems in several vertical markets. Specializing in the Enterprise Architecture with a focus on Cloud Solutions, Mobile Content Delivery, Enterprise Social, Business Intelligence, and Advanced Collaboration, Bill works closely with business professionals and technical resources to design and implement solutions using the Microsoft platform.

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Richard Seal

RICHARD SEAL

Solutions Architect

I have been a developer for over 16 years, I started using .net in 2002. Back then I worked in a software house building windows based applications for the Financial Services industry. After progressing to Web based applications in 2005, I started moving into the CMS area, initially using DotNetNuke.
I finally saw the light and start using Sitecore for the first time in 2008. I am currently the Sitecore Practice Lead and Solutions Architect for Lightmaker. I have delivered a number of large scale Sitecore implementations, winning Sitecore Site of the Year in 2013 for the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals website. It has been a great experience working with a number of sports websites and dealing with the complexities of integrating a Sitecore CMS with external statistical data and real time live scoring!

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LAURENT SIMONEAU

CTO

Coveo

Laurent Simoneau is President and CTO of Coveo, and is considered one of industry’s top enterprise search experts. Prior to Coveo, Laurent was CTO of Copernic, an early leader in desktop search, where he oversaw the company’s product strategy and directed the research and development of core technologies. Laurent also served as Chief Operating Officer at Copernic during which he successfully orchestrated the spin-off of the company’s enterprise search division in 2005 into what is now Coveo.

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DAN SOLOVAY

Lead Architect

Dan Solovay is a Lead Architect at XCentium and three-time Sitecore MVP. He is a passionate proponent of Agile development practices and is an intrepid explorer of the nooks and crannies of the Sitecore API. His blog Explorations www.dansolovay.com has explored topics ranging from Solr to Social Connected, and he has been a featured speaker at Sitecore Symposium and the Sitecore User's Virtual Summit.

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JASON ST-CYR

Solution Architect

Nonlinear Digital

Jason St-Cyr is a Solution Architect with more than fifteen years of experience in the software development field. His primary focus is in ALM, Sitecore, infrastructure, system integrations, software architecture, and stopping slap shots. Having spent his career delivering .NET solutions with a focus on quality assurance, deployment processes, and ALM tools, Jason’s past four years have brought his experience to Sitecore solutions as a consultant with Nonlinear Digital. At Sitecore Symposium 2014 Jason was part of the team at the launch of the development accelerator Keystone for Sitecore. Follow Jason on his blog or on Twitter @AgileStCyr.

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BEN STERRETT

Senior Solutions Developer

Hedgehog Development

Ben Sterrett is a Tech Team Lead and Senior Solutions Developer at Hedgehog Development. Before that, he was a Interactive Developer at Publicis Hawkeye, a digital marketing firm. 

Ben has about 6 years of professional web development experience, the vast majority of which has been learning .NET and Sitecore. He loves thinking of new ideas to help move the web forward, and breaking down complex issues into simple, manageable abstractions.

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MARK STILES

Web Developer Consultant


Mark Stiles is a passionate web developer and host of YouTube series: Catching Exceptions. He authors a blog called Project Lifecycle and has produced a series of modules available on the Sitecore Marketplace including the Data Importer, Caching Manager, Sitecore Extranet and Sitecore TestStar.

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BRIAN STROJNY

Co-Founder, Director

Insite Software

Brian co-founded Insite in 2004, and has provided strong strategic and sales leadership for the organization in both its commerce and ship solutions. Brian is well-versed in the needs of Insite's manufacturing and distribution clients as a result of his strong ERP consulting background plus his experience and knowledge surrounding b2b ecommerce. Brian’s background includes seven years in new product marketing at 3M, working with large retailers including Wal-Mart, Target, Office Depot, and Staples.  He brings a unique understanding of the challenges facing retailers--and how Insite Software can help revolutionize their business models. Brian holds a B.A. in business and marketing from Hamline University and an M.B.A. from the University of St. Thomas School of Business.

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Dean Thrasher

DEAN THRASHER

Sitecore Tech Lead

EPAM

Dean is an information technology professional with more than ten years of experience in web application design and programming and is a Sitecore Certified Developer. He works with clients to evaluate the client environment, understand the business objectives, and architect solutions that streamline business operations.

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Trappe

CHRISTOPH TRAPPE

Chief Storyteller (The Authentic Storytelling Project)

Christoph Trappe is a career storyteller who has worked as a journalist, a nonprofit executive, and a content marketing strategist and consultant. His digital initiatives have been recognized globally. He is currently helping hospitals across the United States share their authentic stories.

He is a globally-recognized content marketing expert who frequently speaks at global conferences – including Content Marketing World – about social media, blogging and executive buy-in. The Content Marketing Institute acknowledged him as a 2014 and 2015 Top 100 Most Influential Content Marketer. Among other awards, he was also named a most influential content marketer on Twitter by London-based Axonn Media.

Additionally, Christoph sits on the Internet Marketing Association’s Executive International Council with representatives from brands like Nokia, Oracle, Wells Fargo and Google.

In his role at MedTouch, Christoph and his team advise healthcare brands across the United States on blogging, social media and eNewsletter strategies and how to align those strategies with patient/member/donor acquisition efforts. The team also partners closely with clients as needed to implement strategies. A key part of the team’s success is its internal engagement with physicians and leaders who actively request their guidance.

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PAVEL VELLER

Director of Research & Development

BrainJocks

I am a web developer and technologist with over 15 years of experience building solutions for the web using Java, .NET, JavaScript, Ruby and everything in between. Right now I am actively working with Sitecore CMS/CEP/XP and have been recently nominated a Sitecore MVP. I actively write about my Sitecore journeys on the JockToTheCore blog, and speak at Sitecore user groups. I am also contributing to a few open source projects (most notably - Sitecore.FakeDb) and in general enjoy being part of the Sitecore community.

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David Walker

DAVID WALKER

Sitecore Practice Director

David Walker is a Sitecore MVP and Sitecore Practice Director for TechAspect. He has over 20 years' experience in application development with over 75% as a consultant. He has been a MCP since 2003, MCAD and MCSD since 2005. He was a Microsoft MVP - ASP/ASP.NET from July 2007 - July 2009, before he joined Microsoft as a Senior Application Development where he mentored numerous Fortune 100 companies on full Application Lifecycle Management and Software Development best practices.

Since writing his first SharePoint assembly in 2004, he has been focused on Enterprise/Web Content Management Systems. He has worked with numerous CMS systems (proprietary, commercial and open source). After his first Sitecore solution in 2007, it has been his preferred CMS platform. He has utilized Sitecore with various types of customers and projects, from private corporate intranets to large-scale, high-traffic, high-volume, ecommerce, multilingual sites. He has worked with clients such as: ESPN, LPGA, USA Triathlon, The Outdoor Channel, Lexis Nexus, 1105 Media, Cox Communications and IBM Global Services.

He has delivered over 85 presentations to the community on a wide range of developer topics at a wide range of events from small community events to large events like: Microsoft TechEd, VSLive! Austin and VSLive! Dallas. He is currently focused on Azure topics, such as: Azure ML, DocumentDb, Azure Search, API Management, Data Factory, the Azure Data/Machine Learning Marketplace and of course anything Sitecore.

He is the Chairman of the region’s largest and highly successful technical training event, http://TulsaTechFest.com where he just hosted its 10th successful year of this event on August 7, 2015. He has also mentored several other community leaders in running their own technical events.

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Wesselman

NICK WESSELMAN

CTO

Active Commerce

Nick is a 4-time Sitecore MVP and manages product development for Active Commerce, "Sitecore e-commerce done right." Nick has been developing content management and e-commerce applications for over 15 years, and has contributed to Sitecore modules such as WeBlog and Sitecore Powershell Extensions.

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JOHN WEST

Chief Technology Officer

Sitecore

John has over ten years of experience in the CMS industry. His areas of focus include the Sitecore community, Web industry research, Sitecore technical documentation, and product management.

Before joining Sitecore in the summer of 2004, John worked as an engineer, architect, project manager, business analyst, consultant, and instructor on approximately twenty CMS implementations in numerous industries, including several household-name, high-volume solutions. In the summer of 2004, while researching next-generation Web platforms to replace a legacy CMS for a California hospital, John first encountered Sitecore. He was so impressed with the technology that he immediately joined the company.

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Michael West

MICHAEL WEST

IT Development Manager

Michael West has been a .NET Developer since 2006 and has a passion for learning and teaching. He contributes to development communities for Sitecore and Windows PowerShell. Simply put, a technologist. Michael is Software Problem Solver, responsible for guiding developers on building flexible solutions in Sitecore, Microsoft Dynamics, and other technologies.


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Kevin Williams

KEVIN WILLIAMS

Sitecore Architect

Kevin is a Sitecore Architect at Alpha Solutions US. With 10 years of experience implementing Sitecore solutions, blogging about the product, releasing modules and code snippets, and being active within the community - he is anxious to share all the new things he's been working with!

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