Our Top Picks for Sitecore Symposium 2021

We’re excited to watch these sessions at this years Sitecore Symposium

With over 60 incredible presentations to choose from at the upcoming Sitecore Symposium, the Switch Leadership team have hand picked the best of the best so you can attend alongside us and learn best practices, hear from the experts and create meaningful connections with Sitecore and Switch.


As Switch are sponsors of this year's Symposium our first pick, of course, is our on-demand session with our customer, HIA, speaking about “Digital Transformations That Make Customer Moments”.

Ben Brooker
General Manager, Digital, HIA

HIA: Translating a Sense of Belonging into a Digital Experience

As digital natives become the norm, companies look to new digital service offerings to match expectations and create seamless digital experiences. This was the case for Housing Industry Association (HIA) who partnered with us to craft a digital experience that truly reflects the trusted, ever-present voice of the entire Residential Building Industry. Join this session to learn how we delivered an award-winning, modernised CX and enhanced digital strategy on Sitecore XP with Experience Commerce.

Date
On-demand Session
Presented by
Ben Brooker, General Manager, Digital, HIA and Switch

We asked the Switch team which session they are most looking forward to?

Steve Nelson
CEO and Sitecore MVP

Unforgettable Digital Connections

Paige O’Neill is a powerhouse, there’s little doubt that this session on maintaining consumer engagement and brand connections is crucial. Certainly at a time when consumers are showing signs of digital fatigue. This session will provide some amazing insights into the necessity of delivering the total connected experience to your customers.

Date
Wednesday, Oct 6
Time
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM AEDT
Presented by
Paige O'Neill, CMO, Sitecore

Nick Jones
Director of Sales & Marketing and Sitecore MVP

Creating Customers for Life, From the Moment They Drive Out the Gate!

Customers for life strategies are evolving for digital consumers that demand always on services. Translating the essence of brand loyalty into a digital experience is an exciting new frontier for marketers.

In this session, we hear from Westrac who speak about their program “Team Yellow” and how they used Sitecore products to achieve the ultimate result in translating their brand loyalty into customers for life.

Date
Wednesday, Oct 6
Time
6:00 PM - 6:30 PM AEDT
Where
Virtual Room 3
Presented by
Marnie Davey, Head of Marketing & CX, WesTrac Pty Ltd.

Jon Holcombe
General Manager

Digital Experience Strategy at a DX Company: Sitecore Is Just Like You

Is there a better way to truly understand Sitecore, a DX company than to hear from their own Director of Digital Experience?

In this session, we will hear from Alison Sainsbury and learn about how Sitecore is crafting and implementing their own Digital Experience Strategy using their own platforms (of course) to deliver an “always on, multi-segment” optimisation program. This one is not to be missed!

Date
Thursday, Oct 7
Time
5:35 PM - 6:05 PM AEDT
Where
Virtual Room 1
Presented by
Alison Sainsbury, Director, Digital Experience, Sitecore

Kate Best
Executive Digital Producer

Privacy Hot Takes: (No More) Cookies, Building Trust and Maximising Your First-Party Data Advantage

Privacy and trust go hand in hand, which is why this session about the need for organisations to be transparent and operate with integrity in respect to consumer data is my top pick for Sitecore Symposium.

When
On-demand Session
Presented by
Amanda Shiga, Product Strategy and Jacqueline Baxter, Digital Strategist, Sitecore USA Inc

Rangi Biddle
Head of Development

Taking Ordercloud Worldwide: How to Handle Globalised E-Commerce at Scale

With nearly limitless customisations and endless freedom for growth there are many questions about how to take OrderCloud to the next level.

If you are looking to get answers to your questions about how to handle globalisation with OrderCloud including currencies, tax rules and maintaining performance worldwide, this is the session for you!

When
On-demand Session
Presented by
Rob Earlam, Technical Evangelist and Crhistian Ramirez-Hernandez, Senior Manager, Commerce Development, Sitecore

Matt Yuen
Head of Experience Design

Creating Unforgettable Customer Experiences as your Brand Identity: Sitecore’s plan to get you there!

As Head of Experience Design, my team’s mission is to ensure that we create great customer experiences for our customers so they can elevate their brand identity.

This session led by Chief Product Officer, Dave O'Flanagan will review the major product releases of 2021, dive into new product announcements, and look ahead to the next several release cycles - with a focus on creating the best experience possible, this session is my top pick!

Date
Thursday, Oct 7
Time
12:10 PM - 12:50 PM AEDT
Presented by
Dave O'Flanagan, Sitecore

Mike Kinner
Head of Projects

Recipes for Customising Cloud-Native Commerce

With OrderCloud being an API-first, headless eCommerce platform, there are lots of customisation questions that our team has, and Sitecore has developed an open source library with all the answers they need!

Attend this session to learn more about OrderCloud and walk through common integration scenarios.

When
On-demand Session
Presented by
Oliver Heywood, Senior Developer, Sitecore

Other sessions to add to your list

  • Sitecore Commerce: Roadmap and Vision

    When
    On-demand Session
    Presented by
    Jacob Hookom, Chief Product Officer, Sitecore
  • Render here, render there, render everywhere

    When
    On-demand Session
    Presented by
    Thomas Desmond, Developer Advocate, Sitecore USA Inc
  • Cookiepocalypse: 5 reasons why you need a CDP

    When
    On-demand Session
    Presented by
    Kristian von Magius, Senior Marketing Consultant, Sitecore
  • Sitecore Experience Awards

    Date
    Wednesday, Oct 6
    Time
    1:00 PM - 1:05 PM AEDT
    Presented by
    Lee Miles, Chief Customer Success Officer, Sitecore
  • Sitecore Business Update

    Date
    Wednesday, Oct 6
    Time
    12:30 PM - 1:00 PM AEDT
    Presented by
    Steve Tzikakis, Chief Executive Officer, Sitecore
  • Closing Remarks

    Date
    Thursday, Oct 7
    Time
    3:15 PM - 3:25 PM AEDT
    Presented by
    Paige O'Neill, CMO, Sitecore

To register and to learn more about the Symposium head over to the Sitecore Symposium event page. Please note that Sitecore Symposium registration requires a Sitecore ID. If you’re new to Sitecore, create your Sitecore ID.

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