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Chicago Sitecore User Group Meeting at TechNexus: Symposium 2014 Highlights

Dear Chicago Sitecore Users:

Sitecore Symposium 2014 is in the books! If you weren’t able to attend this awesome event, we’ve got you covered. On Tuesday, October 14th (6:30-9:15 pm), our speakers will share the key takeaways and biggest announcements from STRATEGY and TECHNOLOGY perspectives.


6:30 - 7:00: Arrival (Drinks and snacks will be provided)

7:00 - 8:00: Trevor Campbell (Technical Solution Architect at Verndale, Sitecore Technology MVP)

Trevor will be covering the following:

•  Sitecore version 7.5 and 8.0 - what's new and what's changed  

• 7.5 - new xDB and xFile

• Sitecore version 8 - Updated interface, experience explorer, the Federation Experience Manager (FxM) and Skynet 

• Coveos’ announcement made at Symposium offering a free version of their search product

8:00 - 8:15: Break/Intermission

8:15 - 9:15: Jill Grozalsky (Strategy Lead at Verndale)

Jill will cover new Sitecore updates from a strategic perspective and some key lessons learned including:

• Benefits of the new xFile – what new data is being pulled in; how it helps with the broader 360 degree view of the customer; how it interacts with offsite channels

• How the new xFile also brings up this theme of interacting with users as humans, not just IP addresses, etc.

• Personalization – how these new xFiles will help companies achieve more strategic personalization even when resources/time/budgets are limited

• Updated analytics in Sitecore 8 – the shift towards an all-encompassing analytics platform – how  the new version of sitecore is a happy marriage between GA and Engagement Analytics and how to best leverage this data.

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  • Trevor C.

    Thank you everyone for attending! It was great to meet you all and experience Chicago!

    October 17, 2014

  • Kishor S.

    Good to see you all. Nice to know abot sitecore 8, xDB

    October 14, 2014

  • Kishor S.

    Good to see you all. Nice to know abot sitecore 8, xDB

    October 14, 2014

  • J.D. L.

    Sitecore is going big with our Print Experience Manager in[masked]! We are planning a PxM developer class on November 6-7 in Chicago. Trainees must already be current Sitecore Certified Developers. Please contact me for costs, details, etc.

    October 14, 2014

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