Sitecore Azure Deployment & Personalized Promotions


Join us for the next Toronto Sitecore User Group on March 29! We have two fantastic speakers lined up.

Speaker 1: What’s all this noise about Sitecore on Azure? (Jason St-Cyr)

Have you been wondering about whether you should migrate your Sitecore infrastructure to Azure? Not sure if you should go IaaS with some VMs or try out the new PaaS stuff? Jason will take you through the “why” and the “why not” scenarios for choosing Azure, and will also provide an overview of Sitecore 8.2’s PaaS offering on Azure. We’ll compare IaaS and PaaS models, specifically looking at flexibility, control, and also the monthly infrastructure cost comparisons!

Jason St-Cyr is a Solution Architect with over 15 years of experience in the software development field using a variety of technologies. His primary focuses are in Application Lifecycle Management (ALM), Sitecore, infrastructure, system integrations, software architecture, and stopping slap shots.

Having spent his career delivering .NET solutions with a focus on quality assurance, deployment processes, and ALM tools, Jason’s last 6 years have brought this background to Sitecore solutions as a consultant with Nonlinear Digital. Over the last few years, Jason has been presenting online and at conferences around North America on Continuous Integration, Continuous Improvement, and DevOps practices.

Follow Jason via his blog site “Agile and ALM (” or on Twitter (@AgileStCyr (

Speaker 2: Personalized promotion management with Sitecore (Wen Chen)

This is an use case of promotion management built in Sitecore and connecting external big product inventory data through Solr. User setup promotion rules in Sitecore and apply to websites for real time search. It leverages both intelligence from Sitecore and Solr to make promotion better personalized and higher conversion oriented.

Wen Chen is a Sr. Sitecore Consultant now working at Mercer Canada, a company of Marsh & Mclennan.

Wen has 15+ years experience with full stack Microsoft Technologies. In last 3-4 years, he specializes in Sitecore area and worked in Aimia, Sunwing Vacation and Mercer to implemented many websites/applications in Sitecore. Wen is very passionate about customer centric experience driven by context intelligence, big data analytics and machine learning.

He earned Sitecore certificate in 2015 and holds an Architect certificate(CITA-F) from IASA Global.

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