About

This half-day summit packs our newest products—plus the best of our customer and partner digital experiences—into a single afternoon. You’ll witness the most creative, successful digital experiences fueled by the power of cloud and open source.

At Experience Acquia, you will see how companies cannot just meet, but exceed the expectations of customers across websites, apps, social media, and more.

Come to experience how the digital-first, mobile-first, customer-first world gives you new opportunities. Leave with new contacts, big ideas, and ways to drive your progress in digital.

Agenda

1:00 - 1:30 pm: Registration & Networking
1:30 - 1:45 pm: Welcome to Experience Acquia

1:45 - 2:45 pm:

Acquia Keynote

"Winning With Great Experiences in a Customer-First World"

In this digital-first world organisations also must operate to be customer-first. No matter the brand or enterprise, the new rules require you to engage individuals and deliver personalised experiences at every point in their journey. But the complexity is only growing. As CMOs, CX pros and tech leaders grapple with sprawl — wrestling with greater marketing demands, higher customer expectations, and rising complexity across martech, data and touchpoints — we’ll provide a vision for meeting the new marketing mandates and winning with experience. 

2:45 - 3:15 pm:

Loud&Clear Keynote

“Bringing Velocity and Momentum to Digital Transformation Projects”

If your digital transformation efforts feel like they are forever stuck in the planning stage - you're not alone. Fear, risk and the unknown often paralyse organisations. Transformation is not a tick-the-box, one-off project - it's constant and ever evolving.

Whilst bringing velocity to rapid transformation delivers quick wins, there is a perceived risk that more can go wrong when this approach is taken. At what point does the opportunity lost outweigh the purpose of bringing that vision to life?

Drawing on lessons learned from high-velocity digital transformations for enterprise built on Drupal and Acquia, Ben will bring to life a framework for delivering customer value in just 12 weeks.

3:15 - 3:30 pm: Afternoon Break
3:30 - 4:15 pm:

Customer Panel: BIG Ideas in Digital

Digital leaders and industry experts answer questions about key trends, organisational priorities, their most impactful experience initiatives and what they’ve discovered it takes to achieve success in a customer-first, fast-changing world and impart lessons you can take back to your team. 

4:15 - 4:30 pm: Wrap Up & Closing
4:30 - 6:00 pm: Networking Reception

 

Speakers

  • Jon Thomson, Australian Government Fair Work Commission

    Chief Information Officer

  • Ben Beath, Loud&Clear

    Ben is the Managing Director and Co-founder at Loud&Clear, he is involved in pitches and provides design and technical direction. He has a passion for problem-solving and lateral thinking to invent, design and engineer the next generation of experiences.

  • David Aponovich, Acquia

    David Aponovich is Senior Director of Product Marketing at Acquia, where he helps articulate the benefits of Acquia solutions including Acquia Journey

    David Aponovich is senior director of product marketing at Acquia, where he helps articulate the benefits of Acquia solutions including Acquia Journey, the company’s customer journey orchestration solution, and trends in digital transformation. In his role, David champions how organisations are creating new revenue streams, lowering costs, digitising their business, and engaging audiences more effectively.

    Prior to joining Acquia, David was a senior analyst at Forrester Research, where he researched web content management and digital experience technology and consulted to Forrester’s global clients on their digital transformation initiatives. He also spent six years as web content management consultant at agency Connective DX and previously was marketing director at a WCM software vendor.

  • Aris Theocharides, Deloitte Digital

    Director, where he assists clients to design, implement, operate and evolve digital transformation within their business.

  • Jon Thomson, Australian Government Fair Work Commission

    Chief Information Officer

  • Ben Beath, Loud&Clear

    Ben is the Managing Director and Co-founder at Loud&Clear, he is involved in pitches and provides design and technical direction. He has a passion for problem-solving and lateral thinking to invent, design and engineer the next generation of experiences.

  • David Aponovich, Acquia

    David Aponovich is Senior Director of Product Marketing at Acquia, where he helps articulate the benefits of Acquia solutions including Acquia Journey

    David Aponovich is senior director of product marketing at Acquia, where he helps articulate the benefits of Acquia solutions including Acquia Journey, the company’s customer journey orchestration solution, and trends in digital transformation. In his role, David champions how organisations are creating new revenue streams, lowering costs, digitising their business, and engaging audiences more effectively.

    Prior to joining Acquia, David was a senior analyst at Forrester Research, where he researched web content management and digital experience technology and consulted to Forrester’s global clients on their digital transformation initiatives. He also spent six years as web content management consultant at agency Connective DX and previously was marketing director at a WCM software vendor.

  • Aris Theocharides, Deloitte Digital

    Director, where he assists clients to design, implement, operate and evolve digital transformation within their business.

Rivers Edge Melbourne

Located in the thriving North Wharf precinct of Melbourne’s CBD, with pristine Yarra River and city surrounds sights, River’s Edge Events is best known for its spectacular views, sophisticated design and floor to ceiling glass expanses offering an abundance of natural light.

WTC multilevel carpark on site.

Public transport within easy walking distance

  • 18-38 Siddeley Street, Melbourne, VIC, 3005

Sponsors

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