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Acquia Engage London

London, United Kingdom

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The Acquia Engage tour is heading to Europe! We're so excited to welcome you back to The Langham, London on the 11th May for the third consecutive year of our flagship event. Once more we will be joined by an array of fantastic sponsors and speakers, as we host a series of keynotes, customer stories and live panel discussions, followed by an evening of networking in the beautiful courtyard of The Langham hotel. 

The emphasis is well and truly about networking, meeting people and having fun, all while learning about technology advancements and hearing from industry experts and thought leaders


The Langham, London
1c Portland Place, Regent Street, London, GB W1B 1JA

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Spaces are limited for this event and we expect them to be snapped up quickly, so get ahead of the rush and register your interest now to avoid missing out!


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Event Schedule
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
EMEA Partner Summit

By Invitation Only

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM (For Customers and Prospects Only!)


Introduction to Drupal 10 Workshop

Drupal 10 is here! This half-day workshop will familiarise you with both Drupal as a platform and the specific features and functions that are new to D10. After an overview, the key discussion topics and hands-on activities will include migration/upgrade prep, common challenges and how to mitigate them, and best practices for site construction. At the end of this session, you’ll be able to:

  • Articulate the key features of D10 and begin to determine if it’s the right fit for your site

  • Start planning for an upgrade, migration, or replatform

  • Assess the other issues that might need to be managed along the way, such as resourcing, UX considerations, and strategic planning

CDP: Find and Nurture the Greatness That Lies Within Your Customers Workshop

With Acquia’s customer data platform (CDP), teams can build unified customer data profiles to generate insights that drive engagement. As the central source of truth for assembling and managing customer profiles, Acquia CDP allows you to deliver seamlessly connected experiences. Learn how to leverage analytics to influence and orchestrate customer interactions that drive ROI. In this Acquia CDP workshop we will share:

  • The system’s general purpose and usability

  • Our robust suite of integration capabilities

  • An introduction of how our solution supports self-service interaction across all of an organisation's personas

Site Studio Workshop

Acquia Site Studio is a game changing addition to the Acquia product family, enabling our customers to deliver projects faster, with fewer resources than traditional development. Site Studio offers a bespoke, best-in-class, page building and editing experience for your content and marketing teams; finally allowing developers to focus on more complex functionality, interactivity and integration. Join this interactive workshop to:

  • Get an orientation to the Site Studio interface

  • Learn about key architectural components and best practices

  • Build a next-gen website in a matter of minutes

11:00 AM - 13:00 PM
VIP Customer Lunch/User Group

By Invitation Only

12:00 - 13:00 PM

Arrival, Registrations, and Welcome Lunch

13:00 - 13:10 PM

Opening remarks with Tom Bianchi
Join our host, Tom Bianchi, as he kicks off Acquia Engage London.

13:10 - 13:30 PM

CEO update from Steve Reny
Hear from Acquia's new CEO as he gives a company update and lets you in on his vision for the future.

13:30 - 14:15 PM

Innovation Showcase with Dries Buytaert, Ash Sullivan and Alan Botwright
Hear the latest updates to the Acquia Digital Experience Platform (DXP) and what's in store for the future from Dries Buytaert, Acquia Co-founder and CTO and Alan Botwright, Principal Technical Marketing Manager at Acquia.

14:15 - 14:45 PM

Kitkat: The Most Powerful Customer Outcome
KitKat is the global Nestlé brand synonymous with a delicious break. Wherever you go in the world, you’ll recognise a KitKat. However, the same could not be said for KitKat websites worldwide which, until recently, existed on legacy platforms, were managed locally, and were not aligned in terms of look, feel nor experience. In this session, you’ll hear how KitKat partnered with Drupal, Acquia and Wunderman Thompson to create a new digital platform to drive consistency at scale, build deeper customer engagement and transform the marketing business to work more effectively and efficiently together. Interviewed by Dries Buytaert, Nestlé’s Arush Kochhar and Wunderman Thompson’s Niel Mouton will reveal how Acquia helped to give KitKat’s global experience a much-needed break.

14:45 - 15:15 PM

Panel: Big Ideas in Digital
Keeping up with the latest in digital can feel like a never ending journey. That's because it is. Fortunately, we've gathered a group of industry leaders who are on the front lines of digital transformation, on top of everything that's happening, and ready to talk about it. This can't-miss panel features The University of Dundee, Planet, and CI&T. They'll go deep on their overarching digital strategies, share tips and tricks for your own digital success, and maybe even share some predictions for what's ahead.

15:15 - 15:45 PM

Refreshment Break & Expo

15:45 - 16:10 PM

Better together - Why Finastra is building marketing innovation on Drupal 

Finding engaging and innovative ways to communicate with its 8,600 banking and fintech customers, against a rising tide of digital fatigue, required creative thinking and a flexible, comprehensive, technology platform. In this session, discover how the marketing team at Finastra used Drupal to bring their ideas to life and boost digital customer engagement by 30%, through highly relevant content, whilst keeping their finance team happy


16:10 - 16:30 PM
Customer Showcase

16:30 - 17:00 PM
Panel Discussion with ICON, and Mars

Tom Bianchi is joined onstage by Acquia customers Mars and ICON for an insightful panel discussion on digital customer experience - covering everything from content delivery, speed to market and the all important factor of governance.

17:00 - 17:15 PM
Closing remarks with Tom Bianchi

We'll wrap up Engage London sessions with a recap of the days sessions and get ready to party.

17:15 PM - Late
Networking Reception
Celebrate the end of Engage London with food, drinks, and entertainment. This will be a great opportunity to network with fellow attendees and connect with any of the speakers from the day who you'd like to follow-up with or have questions for.