Code & Platforms

Making the Most of Your Sitecore Symposium Experience

09 Oct 2017, Ashley Bernard

After months of planning, we’re excited to attend the long-awaited 2017 Sitecore Symposium. This jam-packed conference brings together Sitecore customers, partners, developers, and marketers from around the world for a collaborative four-day event on how to create memorable and powerful customer experiences.

We have a solid team attending with the goal of sharing their knowledge with the Sitecore community and bringing the latest Sitecore news back to the hive.

We asked our team how they plan on making the most of their Symposium experience – and they delivered.




“I like to spend a lot of time with the Sitecore team. You obviously don’t have a chance to meet so many in the same spot much more than once a year. Bend their ear, give them actionable feedback. ”

Mark Patten | Managing Director






“Pace yourself, the amount of content can be overwhelming. Rank your sessions and be sure to attend your top six.

Joel Oxman | VP, Strategic Accounts





“This is my first Symposium so, my plan is to divide and conquer. I’m always trying to learn more about Sitecore to support my clients and strategize with them to meet business goals.”

Heather Derby | Sr. Account Manager





“I come back to Symposium each year because it’s imperative to keep up on all the newest Sitecore releases. My advice: listen to your customer and see how you can use these details to meet their needs.”

Ryan Brill | Executive Vice President






“My aim is to better leverage the latest updates to Sitecore Analytics, so, I plan on having my agenda set before arriving at the conference and adding all sessions to my Google calendar.”

Nikki Maloney-Ballard | Director, Analytics





“I always learn so much and suggest taking good digital notes to easily share insights with your team and management, as well as help to create an action plan upon your return.”

Adam Brill | Executive Vice President



To help you plan your time at Symposium, here are our recommended sessions (download full agenda here):

Tuesday, October 17
Time Title Room
11:45am – 12:30pm Building Your Platform for Scale St. Croix AB
11:45am – 12:30pm Why are you not using Sitecore Analytics? St. Thomas AB
1:45pm – 2:30pm Technical Deep Dive: SXA Montego ABC
 Wednesday, October 18
Time Title Room
10:00am – 10:45am Deploying Sitecore to Microsoft Azure Montego ABC
1:45pm – 2:30pm Sitecore CMS: Best Practice Strategies for
Operational Efficiency
St. Croix AB
4:15pm – 5:15pm Day 2 Closing Keynote: Fireside Chat with
Mark Hamill & Sitecore’s CMO, Scott Anderson
Grand Ballroom
 Thursday, October 19
Time Title Room
10:00am – 10:45am Stop Assuming: SXA and Sitecore Features
for Pre-and-Post Launch Testing
St. Thomas AB
11:00am – 11:45am Meet Your New Best Friend:
The Sitecore Rules Engine
Montego DEF



Swing by Hero Digital’s booth #308 to meet our team and chat customer experience.

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Hero employees attending Sitecore Symposium 2017