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Acquia Engage 2015: Digital Innovation Sessions Sneak Peek

It’s hard to believe Engage 2015 is less than three months away - time sure does fly! And quite honestly, I wish it’d slow down a bit during these precious summer months. I don’t know about you, but I definitely haven’t had my fill of beach days, boat rides, and barbecues just yet, but I also haven’t quite figured out how to morph time… So in lieu of being able to make summer last forever, we’re focusing our efforts elsewhere. Namely, we’re bringing on board some great speakers for Engage, and we’re ready to start sharing some session sneak peeks with you!


We’ve aligned our sessions to three major talk tracks: Digital Innovation, Digital Transformation, and Digital Marketing. In the coming weeks, I’ll share a few of the abstracts for each talk track, starting today with Digital Innovation. This track will look at how organizations are optimizing their digital strategies by leveraging cloud architectures, open source technologies, and big data solutions to innovate at the speed of the web. We’ve got an awesome line-up of Acquia customer speakers for this track, a few of whom you’ll see below.

Freed For Speed: The Drupal-First Approach To Rapid Application Development
Speakers: Keyvan Eslami, Executive Director, Global IS Innovation and Ben Pollack, Executive Director, Digital Marketing
Sealed Air, the inventors of Bubble Wrap, needed a website that was as iconic as their product. The Fortune 500 company adopted Drupal as a rapid application development framework to relaunch their internet and intranet. Sealed Air went “Drupal-first” and tapped into the 30,000-strong Drupal development community. Find out how they replatformed in 10% of the time at 50% of the cost originally projected while circumventing nearly 80% of development issues.

Grade A Digital: Georgetown's Journey To IT Modernization
Speaker: Beth Ann Bergsmark, Interim Deputy CIO and AVP Chief Enterprise Architect, UIS
Georgetown University knew that modernizing their digital strategy was essential to being a leader in Higher Education. However, with 400 sites across seven schools and multiple departments, transforming the complex technical footprint was no easy task. Discover how Georgetown broke the mold with Drupal. Learn how the university accelerated their journey to modernization with open source to reduce costs, gain flexibility, and move quickly and confidently.

Lean and Mean: KAZ and The Successful Switch to Drupal
Speaker: Rebecca Corwin, Associate Marketing Director, Digital
Eight days is all KAZ, the leader in consumer goods manufacturing, needed to build a new brand site on Drupal. Learn how the manufacturer of brands like PUR, Braun, Honeywell, and Vicks utilized a lean development team to leverage a flexible platform that grows with their expanding product portfolio.

A Healthy Recipe for DevOps
Speaker: Jebarson Kirubakaran, Architect, Digital Technology and Delivery Manager for API Team - DevOps
Whole Foods provides their customers with best practices for a healthy and vibrant lifestyle, and their IT team is no different. Discover how Whole Foods standardized their development process to make site deployment fast and reliable. Learn about the DevOps best practices that provide transparency to business and technical stakeholders. Get the Whole Foods recipe to increasing communication, reducing cost, and maintaining quality of sites.’

More to come on our other talk tracks soon! In the meantime, if we’ve piqued your interest, why not register today?!

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