September 17-18, 2012

Sessions

The Kentico Connection conference is divided into two separate tracks:

•  Technology track will focus on development, architecture, IT system maintenance, etc.
•  Business track will focus more on business, marketing, strategy etc.

This year, we are introducing session levels, so you will get an idea about what deepness of Kentico CMS knowledge is required to attend the session.

100   Introductory level
200   Scenario based content
300   Deep technical sessions



 

technology track

Announcing Kentico CMS 7

Announcing Kentico CMS 7

Don't miss the opportunity to hear from Petr Palas, Kentico CEO and Founder, on the latest for partners, developers and marketers worldwide around Kentico CMS 7.  Also, take a first look at how Kentico CMS 7 is used with a real-world demo.

Session level: 100

From the Desk of the CTO - Kentico CMS 7

From the Desk of the CTO - Kentico CMS 7

Join Martin Hejtmanek, Kentico CTO and Chief Architect of Kentico CMS 7 as he looks at key architecture changes and updates across the platform.

Session level:200

Integration Best Practices - Kentico CMS 7

Integration Best Practices - Kentico CMS 7

How often is enterprise integration required for your project? So many choices – Sales Force, Integration bus, or REST to name just a few. Join this session to take a scenario based look at integrating Kentico CMS with your enterprise applications. Juraj Hrinik is co-speaker of this session.

Session level: 200

Scaling to the Cloud with Kentico CMS 7

Scaling to the Cloud with Kentico CMS 7

The cloud is a compelling mechanism for dealing with web infrastructure scalability, allowing you to meet demand as it soars. It is a powerful tool and a future-proof option for your business, but the skies can be stormy and you need to make sure your website is ready for the flight. Dominik Pinter takes us through the enhancements to Kentico that make scaling to the cloud a breeze; improvements to Kentico CMS in Windows Azure, new CMS .IO possibilities, web farm advances and CDN support. He also imparts his deep knowledge of the process, with recommendations for using Window Azure, common issues faced and configuration mistakes made, alternative deployment methods and best practices for running Kentico EMS/CMS sites in the Amazon Cloud and Windows Azure. Join him for this informative talk.

Session level: 200

Creating the perfect mobile site

Creating the perfect mobile site

Over the past two years, mobile search traffic has increased five-fold. Customers are searching for your business from their mobile phones and Kentico CMS 7 provides the tools you need to offer them a great mobile experience. Juraj Hrinik leads us through the various features at your disposal in the new version, like mobile devices & their profiles, mobile device detection & automatic layout display, custom device & conditional layouts and responsive design. If you’re thinking of going mo or just want a deeper insight into your mobile possibilities with Kentico CMS 7, then this is your must-attend session.

Session level: 200

Product planning - E-commerce

Product planning - E-commerce

(Pre-registration required)
What features do you think are needed to make Kentico E-Commerce the go to solution for customers and partners? Join this section to participate in a structured product exercise for Kentico CMS E-Commerce.

Session level: 200

Customizing E-Commerce with Kentico CMS 7

Customizing E-Commerce with Kentico CMS 7

E-Commerce is one of the most customizable areas within Kentico CMS. Learn how Version 7 continues to extend support and what best practices are available to get the most from your E-Commerce implementation.

Session level: 300
 

Deep Dive - Kentico CMS API

Deep Dive - Kentico CMS API

Extensibility continues to be one the most important aspects of Kentico CMS. With such a huge list of API choices – what’s the best to solve your problem? Join this session for a deep dive into the Kentico EMS API for all your on-line marketing needs.

Session level: 300

Deep Dive - API

Deep Dive - API

Deep Dive - EMS APIs

Deep Dive - EMS APIs

Extensibility continues to be one the most important aspects of Kentico EMS. What API should you use for contact management, activities, campaigns or conversions? Join this session for a deep dive into the Kentico EMS API for all your on-line marketing needs.

Session level: 300

Deep Dive - Smart Search

Deep Dive - Smart Search

Smart search is one of the most widely used modules of Kentico CMS. Version 7 extends this module to include simplified development, faceted search, textbox filter types, search results extensions to name just a few. Join this session to take a deep dive on the Smart Search module.

Session level: 300

Deep Dive - Development models Kentico CMS 7

Deep Dive - Development models Kentico CMS 7

Portal, ASPX, or MVC. What’s your choice? The real question to ask is - What are your requirements? Join this session to take a scenario-based look at the development model choices for building your website with Kentico CMS 7.

Session level: 300

 

Smart Search - Codes for Customisation

Smart Search - Codes for Customisation

What's new in Workflow in Kentico CMS 7

What's new in Workflow in Kentico CMS 7

Enterprise class websites with multiple editors demand workflow for the approval and publishing of site information. In addition to standard workflow, Kentico CMS 7 includes the Advanced Workflow module. Attend this session to explore Advanced workflow features like branching based on macro conditions, user choices, automated actions and timed actions, to bring more power in defining your document approval process.

Session level: 200

What's New in Workflow - Sample Code

Ask the Experts / Social Event

Ask the Experts / Social Event

Got questions and want answers! Join us for an exciting evening of interactive discussions with Kentico CMS executives, technical leaders and partners.

Ask the Experts / Social Event

Ask the Experts / Social Event

Got questions and want answers! Join us for an exciting evening of interactive discussions with Kentico CMS executives, technical leaders and partners.

Looking Forward - Kentico CMS 8 + Raffle

Looking Forward - Kentico CMS 8 + Raffle

Join Petr Palas, Kentico CEO and Founder to hear what’s coming in Kentico CMS version 8 for marketers, developers and partners! An exciting sneak peek at the future of Kentico CMS.

business track

Announcing Kentico CMS 7

Announcing Kentico CMS 7

Don't miss the opportunity to hear from Petr Palas, Kentico CEO and Founder, on the latest for partners, developers and marketers worldwide around Kentico CMS 7.  Also, take a first look at how Kentico CMS 7 is used with a real-world demo.

Session level: 100

Marketing Automation with Kentico EMS 7

Marketing Automation with Kentico EMS 7

Marketing automation streamlines sales and marketing organization by replacing high touch repetitive processes with automated solutions.  Join this session to explore this new feature of Kentico EMS 7 and learn how to automate your marketing department.

Session level: 200

Enterprise Business Update – Kentico CMS 7

Enterprise Business Update – Kentico CMS 7

Kentico CMS is the enterprise class solution for everyone and partners are key to the continued success of Kentico CMS 7. Who is the target audience for Kentico CMS 7? What value will EMS provide to the success of on-line marketing efforts? This session will provide answers to these questions and best practices for solution selling with Kentico CMS 7.

Session level: 100

Product planning - On-line marketing

Product planning - On-line marketing

(Pre-registration required)
What features do you think are needed to make Kentico On-line marketing the got to solution for customers and partners? Join this session for a structured product planning exercise for Kentico On-line marketing.

Session level: 200

Getting Started with Kentico EMS +

Getting Started with Kentico EMS +

Kentico EMS+ is your cloud-powered Customer Experience (CXM) solution. Built on the secure and scalable Windows Azure cloud platform and leveraging the industry-leading Kentico Enterprise Marketing solution, Kentico EMS+ allows you to easily add more storage and servers on the go, without adding complexity.

Session level: 100

Macros Made Easy with Kentico CMS 7

Macros Made Easy with Kentico CMS 7

Imagine not only simple macros but more complex code structures – Personalisation and variants to name just a few. Join this session to understand how Kentico CMS 7 makes macros even easier.

Session level: 200

Multi-Lingual Website Essentials with EMS

Multi-Lingual Website Essentials with EMS

Enterprise multi-lingual sites are the norm today. The integration of XLIFF, and workflow are an essential component. Join this session to learn how this is done with Kentico EMS 7.

Session level: 200

Multichannel Marketing with Kentico EMS 7

Multichannel Marketing with Kentico EMS 7

Today’s customers engage with your organization through a growing variety of channels. Your website is just one of them –don’t forget social media, mobile and e-mail. Understanding the customer journey across these channels is essential to the success of any marketing organization. Attend this session to learn how this is done with Kentico EMS 7.

Session level: 200

 

Partner Showcase

Partner Showcase

13:30 - 13:45
Bacardi - a Global Marketing Platform
(case study)
BlueModus architected and support the launch of bacardi.com, the new flagship digital portal for Bacardi built on the Kentico platform. Designed to allow 15+ worldwide markets to build their sites, share content, build and integrate custom initiatives, and interact with social services and content providers. In this session, we will look at the design, development, training, and operational challenges we faced and solved using the Kentico platform.
Speaker: David Conder, CTO, BlueModus, Inc.

13:45 -14:15
Tech Migrating a site to Kentico CMS – Best practices and Tips (technical)
Migrating an existing site to Kentico CMS can be a daunting and challenging task. Join Bryan Soltis, Kentico MVP, as he discusses the migration process and best practices along the way. Bryan will cover several areas of development, including data migration, page template creation and design, and personal experience with tips along the way to ensure a smooth transition.
Speaker: Bryan Soltis, Director of Technology & Research, Bit-Wizards

14:15 -14:30
Bell Media - multi site platform (case study)
Ecentricarts inc. recently launched a new website for Bell Media. Built with Kentico CMS 6, the first site (www.flow935.com) features: Best practices from over 50+ Kentico sites developed by ecentricarts inc, a reusable site template that the client can use for multiple radio station sites (up to 100+ sites in the works) , Custom form controls to extend Kentico CMS, Content staging extensions, A few evil but necessary hacks. In this session, we will look at the design, development, training, and operational challenges we faced and solved using the Kentico platform.
Speaker: Michael Kinkaid, Fisseha Mengistu, Ecentricarts inc.

14:30 -15:00
Integrate the World with Kentico CMS
(technical)
So many choices for developers to integrate with Kentico CMS! In this session Brian’ll take a look at some of these options. Using the integration bus, REST services, tips for WCF services, using the new auto publish features in Kentico CMS 7 to social networks, using the Kentico CMS API outside of Kentico, and some general tips, tricks and best practices.
Speaker: Brian McKeiver, Senior Developer, BizStream

15:00 -15:15
Learning Management with Kentico and CPD Academy (case study)
July 2012 sees the launch of the CPD Academy - an LMS product using custom modules to provide a quality, ready to roll learning environment on the Kentico platform. This session takes a look at  Tellonline's work with Kentico in E-Learning with companies like Heinz and Associated British Foods. Also, how Kentico Partners can maximise marketing and sales opportunities in e-learning without the need to adopt new technologies and an  insight into the future of CPD Academy and the market opportunities it represents.
Speaker: Simon Budd, Managing Director, Tellonline

15:15 - 15:30
Daimler/Freightliner - An EMS Case study

Burns Marketing working with Daimler/Freightliner has just completed the implemention of Team Run Smart. This site leveraged Kentico EMS to drive customer engagement, track metrics and deliver content across traditional and mobile platforms. In this session we willlook at the planning, site architecture and bringing it all together with the community and content strategy.
Speaker: Rob Bean, Burns Marketing

15:30 - 16:00
Macro magic (technical)
It's now one year later with the power of K#. R42 communication has all experienced the flexibility of macros within Kentico CMS. In this session, Ralph will show you some practical examples that you can use in your Kentico day to day development efforts.
Speaker: Ralph Spandl, Information Architect, r42 communication

16:00 - 16:15
Making the move to Windows Azure – Building a Kentico Windows Azure Practice (case study)
So you know Kentico CMS, but want to understand how to leverage Windows Azure and the Cloud to increase options for your customers. Vince Mayfield, CEO of Bit-Wizards and Microsoft Virtual Technology Specialist for Windows Azure will explain Windows Azure and how to sell it and make a profitable business practice to produce highly available and highly scalable web sites with Kentico CMS deployed on Windows Azure.
Speaker: Vince Mayfield, CEO, Bit-Wizards

16:15 -16:45
Deploying Kentico CMS Securely in an Emerging Threat Landscape (technical)
Building software is hard work. Kentico developers must manage thousands of details as they envision, design, build, and test their software. Additionally, they have the added burden of building software that must be at least minimally compliant with increasingly demanding regulations. In a new era of security risk and a shifting vulnerability landscape, developers must assess the security posture of their applications. Attacks on web applications have more than doubled in the past year and the vulnerabilities disclosed have extremely high severity ratings. Join us to learn IT security best practices for solid application security. Find out how to be aware of the specific risks to their information, customers, and assets in order to select appropriate risk management strategies that mitigate risk to acceptable levels.
Speaker:Bruce DeYoung, QSA, PA-QSA Director, Application Security & Penetration Testing Services, Coalfire

16:45 - 17:00
Interim Health Care - Kentico CMS (case study)
Interim HealthCare® (www.InterimHealthCare.com) is the nation's leading home care, hospice and medical staffing company and includes a national network of more than 300 independently owned and operated franchise locations.  With a shifting of their business model from provider / franchisor to exclusively a franchisor, Interim was in need of rethinking their online marketing strategy, as well as rebuilding their outdated technology infrastructure.  In this session we will look at how BlueKey helped them to build an integrated solution leveraging Kentico CMS.
Speaker: Nick Shepherd, Bluekey Web Solutions, Inc.




 

What's new for marketers in Kentico EMS 7

What's new for marketers in Kentico EMS 7

Isn’t it time to take your on-line marketing to the next level? See how this is done with Kentico EMS 7 with E-mail marketing enhancements, enriched A/B testing, banner management and chat, to name just a few. Juraj Hrinik is co-speaker of this session.

Session level: 200

Ask the Experts / Social Event

Ask the Experts / Social Event

Got questions and want answers! Join us for an exciting evening of interactive discussions with Kentico CMS executives, technical leaders and partners.

Ask the Experts / Social Event

Ask the Experts / Social Event

Got questions and want answers! Join us for an exciting evening of interactive discussions with Kentico CMS executives, technical leaders and partners.

Looking Forward - Kentico CMS 8 + Raffle

Looking Forward - Kentico CMS 8 + Raffle

Join Petr Palas, Kentico CEO and Founder to hear what’s coming in Kentico CMS version 8 for marketers, developers and partners! An exciting sneak peek at the future of Kentico CMS.

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