10th May - London

Ascend London 2018

About Ascend

Episerver Ascend London is an annual user conference that will host around 400 digital marketers and commerce leaders.

Ascend will feature multiple sessions across multiple separate and comprehensive persona-based tracks, including hands-on labs, customer led presentations, and product and industry expert discussions.

There will also be a solutions and partner exhibition hall where you can mingle with our partners during the day and a panel of industry analyst guest speakers.


  • James Norwood

    EVP Strategy and Chief Marketing Officer, Episerver.

  • Peter Yeung

    VP and General Counsel, Episerver

  • Joey Moore

    Director of Product Marketing, Episerver

  • David Bowen

    Director of Product Management, Episerver

  • Greg Moore

    Manager of Campaign & Personalisation Strategy, Episerver

  • Chris Purcell

    Product Marketing Manager, Episerver

  • David Knipe

    Director of Solution Architects, Episerver

  • Rob Stoves

    Solution Architect, Episerver

  • Manoj Panchalingam

    Solution Architect, Episerver

  • Marc Erodotou

    Training Manager, Episerver

  • Stephen Gillespie

    Head of Digital Strategy, Made to Engage

  • Janaka Fernando

    Head of Product Strategy, Made to Engage

  • Carl-Adam Wachtmeister

    Business Development Manager, iCore

  • Thomas Madsen

    Chief Marketing Officer, iCore

  • Per Gunsarf

    Commerce Developer, Episerver

  • Tom Cheesewright

    Futuristic Speaker

  • Mark Lewis

    Ecommerce Consultant and Deputy CEO, Practicology

  • Jeremy Wilson

    Chief Commercial Officer, Practicology

Ascend London Sponsors

Global sponsor

  • Microsoft is a Global Sponsor of all Episerver Ascend events.

Gold sponsors

  • ​Netcel is an Episerver Premium Partner and award winner of the Episerver Best Ecommerce Website, and Episerver Best Brand and Information Website. Some of the biggest brands trust Netcel to unlock the full potential of their Episerver investment, including Age UK, Informa, Metro Bank, RICS, NSPCC and Sky.

  • Valtech is a global digital agency working with world leading brands, across multiple sectors, to help them to achieve genuine business transformation. Partnering with Episerver since 2001, they are one of only a handful of award winning Episerver Global and Premium Solution Partners. With experience across the full breadth of the Episerver platform and with over 60 certified developers and hundreds of client references worldwide, Valtech is perfectly positioned to implement even the most complex solutions for their clients.

  • AmazeRealise is the combination of two leading Episerver partners. We bring together deep understanding of human behaviour with the limitless possibilities of technology, to make innovative solutions that enhance lives. In short, we create human advantage. We have 20 years of building brands through digital platforms, services and communications. Some of our Episerver client list includes The English Football League, Pizza Hut, NFU Mutual, Virgin Trains East Coast, The Cooperative Group, SunLife, Lexus, Walmart and The Caravan Club. AmazeRealise is the advantage you need.

Silver sponsors

  • In a digitally transforming world, CDS is changing the way government talks to citizens, employer to employees, authorities to their communities and businesses to their customers.

  • Made to Engage is an Episerver Premium Partner and Ascend Silver sponsor. Made to Engage partner with ambitious companies to deliver exceptional digital experiences which engage audiences, delight customers and drive business results, combining leading technology with user experience design and digital marketing.

  • We are POSSIBLE, an interactive agency that cares about results. Whenever we develop we ask ourselves “Does it work?”. Behind that question we hide our ideology to connect creative and piece of art with numbers. We solve problems and grow businesses using intelligent collaboration, creativity, and innovation. Thanks to our expert knowledge with certified developers on board we make growing your businesses POSSIBLE.


  • iCore helps global companies in their efforts to deal with the ever increasing amount of data. We do this by providing strategic solutions for business integration based on our specialist platform and expertise. We reach the market through our own organisation, as well as a professional partnership network.

  • Episerver’s largest premium partner, Niteco is globally recognized for our Episerver expertise in CMS, Commerce and add-ons. Niteco’s Episerver Certified Developers work for major companies such as Bisnode, High Companies, Bemz and the Bonnier Group. With offices in the United States of America, Sweden, the UK, Australia and Vietnam, Niteco is well placed to provide digital solutions for today’s international entities.

  • Rufus Leonard are a specialist Episerver Solution Partner with experience helping businesses such as O2, The Gym Group, Lloyds Register, Williams F1, Child Trust Fund and The Share Centre to fully utilise Episerver. We help them put customers at the forefront of their business to drive revenue, deliver operational efficiencies, increases brand NPS and ultimately, improve the brand experience. Due to our vast experience in optimising CMS platforms, we have won many awards such as the Episerver 2017 Awards Best E-Commerce Website for The Gym Group.


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Which agenda track is right for you?

  • Marketer

    Be motivated and inspired by how some of today's leading brands are using Episerver to create competitive advantage. Learn about full range of marketing topics such as mobile, social, SEO and personalisation.

  • Developer

    Be the first to see exclusive previews for newly announced product releases, updates and APIs. Attend hands-on product labs and training with our product experts and EMVPs. Compete in the Code Bash hackathon: meet and collaborate with like-minded developers.

  • Merchandiser

    Learn why experience-driven commerce is your only chance against Amazon. Find out how to differentiate your brand with customer-centric experience. Scale your content personalisation/product recommendation effort.

  • Tech Leader

    See how to create a technology roadmap to support your organisation's digital transformation program. Learn the difference between cloud deployment strategies and what's best for your organisation Ensure data security and compliance.

  • Business Leader

    Get exclusive access to the Episerver senior management team. Attend Leadership roundtable and lunches. Listen to analyst keynotes on the latest digital marketing and commerce trends that you need to know lead and realign your organisation for growth, and much more!

  • Ektron Customer

    Preview of new products such as Episerver Campaign for omnichannel campaign orchestration and Advance for content personalisation. Learn best practice for digital and social marketing. Get expert advice from our product specialists on how to evolve your digital platform to meet customer needs.

Ascend Sponsors

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Gold Sponsors

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