Experience Acquia London

We're so excited to welcome you back to our first in person event in over a year! We've decided that everyone has seen way too many web meetings this past 12 months and so we've made all of our content about face to face engagement and short format. 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. Check out the agenda below:

September 16th, 2021

15:00 Guests Arrive - Networking Zone Open
16:00 Welcome and Introduction  - Main Stage
16:05 Acquia Product Update - Main Stage
16:25 Customer Panel: The Future of Digital Experiences - Main Stage
16:50 Guest Speaker: Jamie Bartlett, author of "The Dark Net: Inside the Digital Underworld"
17:30 Networking Zone with Drinks
18:15 Garden party w/live entertainment

*the event will be run in full accordance with government guidelines as they stand on 16th September. We will also be sharing our COVID safe event guidelines information with all attendees, including a guide to the new face to face event etiquette.

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Join us!

From 3pm onwards on September 16th, we'd love to welcome you to The Langham, London, where we will be joined by an array of fantastic sponsors and customers, as we host a short, live panel discussion followed by an evening of networking in the summer sun.

Come and help us celebrate the return to normality, as we focus on the future and getting back to doing the things we love. Spaces are limited for this event and we expect them to be snapped up quickly, so register asap to avoid missing out.

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Jamie Bartlett
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Announcing our special guest speaker - Jamie Bartlett!

You may have heard of Jamie Bartlett as the author of The Dark Net: Inside the Digital Underworld. Or perhaps you’re one of the 5 million people who’ve seen his TEDtalk ‘How the mysterious dark net is going mainstream’. He specialises in peeling back the hidden corners of the internet to reveal the dark secrets and strange subcultures that lurk within. 

Jamie’s talk at Experience Acquia London, ‘The World is 2030’ will take you on a journey of discovery - asking you to think about how crime, politics, and data will look in the next 10 years.

Guest Speakers

We have a fantastic array of guest speakers joining us at this year's event. 

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Andy Farmer
Thomas Caddick
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Jyotveer Gill - Saïd Business School, University of Oxford

Jyotveer is the Head of Web Development and Digital Learning at Saïd Business School, University of Oxford, where he oversees business-critical applications that support student acquisition and deliver world-class teaching. Previous to Ed tech, Jyotveer led Health Tech programmes, assisting in the delivery of NHS Health and Care Record Programmes in Dorset, Hampshire and West Midlands. He is a digital innovator, passionate about tech for good, increasing access to education and closing the digital divide.

Natalie McLeod - 15below

Natalie McLeod is Head of Marketing at 15below – a market-leading communications software company sending passenger notifications for the world’s best-known airlines, including British Airways, Qantas, Ryanair, and Etihad. With experience on both agency and client-side, Natalie has worked with a number of blue-chip brands including Nokia, EDF Energy and FTSE250 bank Close Brothers, always leading with a strong focus on data-led optimisation

Julian Tedstone - Coherence Digital

Julian is Managing Director for Coherence Digital, who specialise in building design-system-driven DXP platforms for multi-site organisations. With 20 years in digital, Julian has worked with pharmaceutical, financial services, government and FMCG clients to create multi-language and market web publishing platforms. Coherence partners with Acquia to provide enterprise digital experience platforms built around Drupal.

Andy Farmer
Andy Farmer - ORM

Executive Strategy Director at ORM, Andy has over 25 years experience creating, owning and managing successful digital propositions for clients as diverse as Tesco, Boots, Odeon and Royal Mail. Andy has led the multi-territory, digital transformation programmes for GWR, Aviva Investors, Artemis and Janus Henderson. He heads up the solution consulting practice and is a DCX executive.

Thomas Caddick
Thomas Caddick - Arriva

After completing a master's degree at the University of Bath in International Business, Thomas then entered the world of public transport through the Commercial and Marketing Graduate Programme at Arriva. Now in the role of Digital Product Owner at Arriva UK Bus, he helps drive the digital platforms forward, putting the customer experience at the forefront.