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

 

Speakers

  • Kelley Johnson, University of Technology Sydney

    Manager, Web Platforms and Strategy. Kelley has a demonstrated track record of combining customer experience design with business strategy to deliver engaging and relevant multi-channel experiences

    Kelley is an experienced leader in the web and digital industry. With over twenty years’ experience, she has a demonstrated track record of combining customer experience design with business strategy to deliver engaging and relevant multi-channel experiences.

    Kelley leads a cross-disciplinary team of project managers, web developers, UX professionals, business analysts, web designers and digital marketing professionals. She has an aptitude for motivating diverse teams and working with business stakeholders to define minimum viable offers and translate these into products that can be delivered in collaboration with technology teams.

    Passionate about customers, Kelley is driven by understanding what truly matters to the end-user. She delivers elegant and consistent digital solutions inspired by this understanding. Recently she established a human-centred design expertise, working closely with academic specialists and industry experts in this space.

  • Paul Puse, IAG

    Web Solutions Manager, who leads and manages a diverse team of developers who are committed to delivering with speed, agility and best practices in the corporate setting of IAG

    Paul is a former Drupal Developer who is now the Web Solutions Manager for IAG’s Customer Labs division. He leads and manages a diverse team of developers who are committed to delivering with speed, agility and best practices in the corporate setting of IAG.

    In his spare time, you’ll find Paul playing basketball and other games with his three kids, or training in his favourite sport of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.

  • 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.

  • Craig Levy, Deloitte Digital

    Partner - Digital and Customer Behaviour

  • George Polyzos, Acquia

    George Polyzos is Acquia’s Vice President of Sales, overseeing our go-to-market across Asia Pacific & Japan.

    George Polyzos is Acquia’s Vice President of Sales, overseeing our go-to-market across Asia Pacific & Japan. George brings over 18 years of experience from the content management and digital experience industries to Acquia - with former leadership positions at Sitecore and Melbourne IT. Outside of his work at Acquia, George’s two passions are his family and supporting the Hawthorn Football Club.

  • Kelley Johnson, University of Technology Sydney

    Manager, Web Platforms and Strategy. Kelley has a demonstrated track record of combining customer experience design with business strategy to deliver engaging and relevant multi-channel experiences

    Kelley is an experienced leader in the web and digital industry. With over twenty years’ experience, she has a demonstrated track record of combining customer experience design with business strategy to deliver engaging and relevant multi-channel experiences.

    Kelley leads a cross-disciplinary team of project managers, web developers, UX professionals, business analysts, web designers and digital marketing professionals. She has an aptitude for motivating diverse teams and working with business stakeholders to define minimum viable offers and translate these into products that can be delivered in collaboration with technology teams.

    Passionate about customers, Kelley is driven by understanding what truly matters to the end-user. She delivers elegant and consistent digital solutions inspired by this understanding. Recently she established a human-centred design expertise, working closely with academic specialists and industry experts in this space.

  • Paul Puse, IAG

    Web Solutions Manager, who leads and manages a diverse team of developers who are committed to delivering with speed, agility and best practices in the corporate setting of IAG

    Paul is a former Drupal Developer who is now the Web Solutions Manager for IAG’s Customer Labs division. He leads and manages a diverse team of developers who are committed to delivering with speed, agility and best practices in the corporate setting of IAG.

    In his spare time, you’ll find Paul playing basketball and other games with his three kids, or training in his favourite sport of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.

  • 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.

  • Craig Levy, Deloitte Digital

    Partner - Digital and Customer Behaviour

  • George Polyzos, Acquia

    George Polyzos is Acquia’s Vice President of Sales, overseeing our go-to-market across Asia Pacific & Japan.

    George Polyzos is Acquia’s Vice President of Sales, overseeing our go-to-market across Asia Pacific & Japan. George brings over 18 years of experience from the content management and digital experience industries to Acquia - with former leadership positions at Sitecore and Melbourne IT. Outside of his work at Acquia, George’s two passions are his family and supporting the Hawthorn Football Club.

Location

Ivy Sunroom

Ivy sunroom’s rich, deep blues, marble finishes, white wicker and a hint of chinoiserie are complemented by a backdrop of greenery to create a considered and elegant interior. 

By Car
Located at 330 George Street, there are various secure parking stations close to the venue. 

By Train
The closest station is Wynyard Station, take the George Street exit, turn right and cross the street at the pedestrian lights. Palings Lane is between Bailey Nelson and Peter Alexander. At the end of the lane, turn to the right and then take the lift up to level three.

By Ferry
Ivy sunroom is a 15min walk from Circular Quay wharf.

  • Level 3, 330 George St, Sydney NSW 2000

Sponsors

The Experience Acquia Asia Pacific Roadshow is not open to competitors to attend. Acquia reserves the right to refuse entry to a ticket holder to the event or to evict that person from the event for any reason.