In 2019 eZ established the eZ Roadshow, a new approach to our global eZ Conference. The eZ global conference was a one (1) day event held once a year for our community in English. eZ Roadshow was created to bring in-language workshops, training, and speakers to build a deeper bond between our customers in their respective regions.

June 2019 kicked off the eZ Roadshow tour, starting with Cologne (June 13th), followed by Paris (June 18th), and London (June 25th). We resume the Roadshow in the fall in Oslo (August 29th), Warsaw (September 16th), and Madrid (October 3rd).

Opening Keynote

We kicked off our Roadshows in Cologne, Paris, and London with Keynote talks. In each city, we had senior management from eZ, provide an update on our company and product strategy. One of eZs core belief is that the role of content management is the cornerstone of digital experience. Our team discussed how eZ will be moving into the direction of providing an integrated DXP platform offering all the key capabilities: content, web engagement, personalization, e-commerce, and finally, application development.

Have you missed our presentation? Click here to view our presentation.

Workshops

The editorial workshop focused on in-depth training on creating content and digital experience with eZ Platform. The technical workshop focused on developers. eZ experts shared with the audience the latest updates found in the recently released, eZ Platform v2.5 and eZ Commerce v2.5 as well as insights on what’s coming with the next generation, version 3. 

In the editorial group, our team provided a step-by-step guided training covering off on creating quick-converting landing pages, building meaningful content architecture, maintain multiple pages, create workflows, and more.

The technical group led by eZ experts: Ramzi Arfaoui, Senior Professional Service DACH, Thorsten Reiter, Professional Service Consultant, and Bertrand Dunogier, Technical Product Manager. Ramzi and Thorsten covered a myriad of topics ranging from WebPack Encore, API Improvements to Advanced Workflow capabilities. Bertrand shared best practices and use-case scenarios with GraphQL engine. In closing the tech training André Rømcke, VP Technical Services talked about a few new features in v2.5. He discussed caching & profiling, new 3.x features with Symfony 4.x; like Mailer, HttpClient, and more.

Diginight

In the evening, the Roadshow transitioned into Diginight. In each respective city, we welcomed digital experts to give Keynote talks on leading industry topics.

Diginight in Cologne, Monika Schütz, Business Unit Manager of Web Experience Management at ARITHNEA, showed us how to be successful in the Age of Experience. Steffen Becker (Head of IT - BC Digital), Martin Hassler (Team Leader Requirements Management & Application Support), Foued Dghaies (Team Leader PHP-Development) from Schwarz IT KG from gave Insights on the Lidl-Retail-Portal, development and the international rollout. They presented the Schwarz IT KG, project insights and tech information "Startpage function / PIM connection / caching (CDN & Varnish)".

The Paris Diginight held at Hub Lab, a leading innovation center in Paris. Olivier Bertin headlined the event, Senior Digital Expert at HUB Institute with Ghassan Kara, CEO & Co-Founder Café Royal Pro. Olivier covered off on the digital transformation for marketing and customer experience topics. Ghassan shared how he launched his online B2B commerce business with eZ Platform.

London Diginight held in h Club, an exclusive members’ only club that caters to creatives to Connect, Collaborate, and Create; founded by Paul Allen. Our panelists were Rebecca Jones, Managing Director (Objectsource), Jan Kolasinski, Managing Director, (Bluetel) Gerardo Rodriguez, Technical Delivery Director (Vassit), and Tim Bridgland, CTO (The London Review of the Books). The discussion focused on how to accelerate digital transformation while opening to future technology evolutions and optimizing time-to-market and cost of ownership.

Networking & finale

After the Keynote talks ended, the evening broke into a cocktail hour. Each respective city had varied activities such as Wheel of Fortune, Photobooths, and Contests.

Event Photos 

To see our collection of photos from the Roadshows, please click here.

Coming Up 

Be sure to check our upcoming Roadshows in Oslo (August 29th), Warsaw (September 16th), and Madrid (October 3rd). Click here to register.

Don’t see your region currently reflected in the eZ Roadshow tour? 

Connect with us on LinkedIn, Twitter, or Facebook! We’re happy to add additional stops in 2020. 

Thank you to our partners and sponsors! 

Support from: Symfony 

Cologne: 

Partners: ARITHNEADIA die. interaktive, intentiverocket-media

Media partner t3n 

Paris: 

Expert Sponsor: SQLI

Roadshow Sponsor: Codéin 

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