Introduction to Sitecore 8 by David Walker – Sitecore MVP, Sitecore Practice Director at TechAspect
With Sitecore® Experience Platform™ 8, marketers’ time has finally come. It provides the industry’s first single, fully connected customer experience platform that also integrates with other customer-facing platforms. In doing so, Sitecore 8 creates a single view of the customer in a big data marketing repository, eliminating much of the extraordinary complexity that has been marketers’ biggest constraint. With Sitecore 8, marketers have at their fingertips the complete data, integrated tools, and automation capabilities to engage customers throughout an iterative life cycle—the technology foundation absolutely necessary to win customers for life.
David Walker is a Sitecore MVP and Sitecore Practice Director for TechAspect. He has over 20 years' experience in application development with over 75% as a consultant.
He has been a MCP since 2003, MCAD and MCSD since 2005. He was a Microsoft MVP - ASP/ASP.NET from July 2007 - July 2009, before he joined Microsoft as a Senior Application Development where he mentored numerous Fortune 100 companies on full Application Lifecycle Management and Software Development best practices.
Since writing his first SharePoint assembly in 2004, he has been focused on Enterprise/Web Content Management Systems. He has worked with numerous CMS systems (proprietary, commercial and open source). After his first Sitecore solution in 2007, it has been his preferred CMS platform. He has utilized Sitecore with various types of customers and projects, from private corporate intranets to large-scale, high-traffic, high-volume, ecommerce, multilingual sites. He has worked with clients such as: ESPN, LPGA, USA Triathlon, The Outdoor Channel, Lexis Nexus, 1105 Media, Cox Communications and IBM Global Services.
He has delivered 80+ presentations to the community on a wide range of developer topics. He is currently focused on Azure topics, such as: Azure ML, DocumentDb, Azure Search, API Management, Data Factory and the Azure Data/Machine Learning Marketplace.
He is the Chairman of the region’s largest and highly successful technical training event, http://TulsaTechFest.com. He will be hosting the 10th year of this event on August 7, 2015. He has also mentored several other community leaders in running their own technical events.
Marketing Capabilities of Sitecore 8 by Nikden Rumba
“Nikden Rumba, a B. Tech graduate, is a Consultant and an Instructor at Sitecore International.
He is currently based in New Delhi, India. Nikden became part of Sitecore International from December, 2013.
Prior to working at Sitecore, Nikden worked as a dedicated Senior Software Engineer in a Sikkim based company for about 6 years.
Nikden has extensive experience in software development and designing. He specialized in Software Development primarily related to web based applications as well as web sites. He was Involved in the designing of the web sites and web portals as well as their coding. Nikden has excellent knowledge in JQuery. Moving forward Nikden is dedicated to providing Sitecore customers friendly and professional support and training and also involved in developing Sitecore products using his skills, creativity and innovation.”