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Wednesday 29 October 2014

Liferay Portal Solutions Forum

9:15 - 10:00
9:15 - 10:00
Registration and Breakfast
10:00 - 10:30
10:00 - 10:30
Welcome and Opening Keynote
Bryan Cheung (CEO and Founder , Liferay)
10:30 - 11:00
10:30 - 11:00
Customer Case Study: Bristol City Council
Gavin Beckett (Chief Enterprise Architect , Bristol City Council)
11:00 - 11:30
11:00 - 11:30
Networking Break
11:30 - 12:00
11:30 - 12:00
Customer Case Study: Zapp (VocaLink)
Ian Sayers (CTO , Zapp (VocaLink))
12:00 - 12:30
12:00 - 12:30
Customer Case Study: RSPCA
Steven Mileham (Enterprise Systems Architect , RSPCA)
12:30 - 13:30
12:30 - 13:30
Networking Lunch
13:30 - 14:00
13:30 - 14:00
Customer Case Study: South Worcestershire ICT Shared Service
Ben Brown (Technology Manager , South Worcestershire ICT Shared Service)
14:00 - 15:00
14:00 - 15:00
Expert Exchange
15:00 - 15:30
15:00 - 15:30
Networking Break
15:30 - 16:00
15:30 - 16:00
Liferay Roadmap
Edwin Chung (VP of Product Management , Liferay)
16:00 - 16:30
16:00 - 16:30
Panel Discussion
16:30 - 16:45
16:30 - 16:45
Closing Remarks and Raffle Draw
17:00 - 18:30
17:00 - 18:30
Networking Reception

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Speakers

Speakers List - UK

Adam Ziubrzynski

Web Developer, South Worcestershire ICT Shared Service

Adam Ziubrzynski

Web Developer, South Worcestershire ICT Shared Service

After attaining a first class computer science degree Adam joined the South Worcestershire ICT Shared Service as their Web Developer. He helps the team to design and implement end to end self-service web applications using an open source technology stack and leads on front end development. Their latest project was the simultaneous development and launch of new websites for three council districts using the Liferay platform. He is a strong advocate of the open web, responsive web design, accessibility and rich internet experiences.

Ben Brown

Technology Manager, South Worcestershire ICT Shared Service

Ben Brown

Technology Manager, South Worcestershire ICT Shared Service

Ben Brown is a Technology Manager and scrum master for a shared ICT service in Worcestershire. He and his team are responsible for the development of full end to end self-service applications that provide services for the public, staff, and councillors. He is passionate about open source, Liferay, and Java and has worked in IT for 18 years, working for private companies, the MOD, and local authorities. Ben spends a lot of his time agreeing with people that he is, indeed, tall.

Edwin Chung

VP of Product Management, Liferay

Edwin Chung

VP of Product Management, Liferay

Ed has been with Liferay since 2005 and has managed many of Liferay's strategic accounts. His work has included development of enterprise portal strategy, business process analysis, and business process re-engineering. Ed also has extensive experience around the overall design, development, and implementation of internet, intranet, and extranet solutions. Ed joined Liferay with over 12 years of consulting and product management experience. Prior to Liferay, Ed's experience included providing portal solutions to Global 1000 companies. Ed holds a B.S. in Chemistry from the University of California, Los Angeles.

Francois Mounier

Head of Development Services, London Borough of Camden

Francois Mounier

Head of Development Services, London Borough of Camden

Francois Mounier oversees the technology services at the London Borough of Camden for their customer facing platforms, and he will be leading an Expert Exchange table. He is currently responsible for the delivery of a programme that is already transforming the way Camden delivers service digitally. Francois has a development and solution architecture background using SOA to deliver on quality public facing transactional applications. An evangelist of open standards, he also specialises in agile methodologies and relentless focus on customer experience to drive online conversions. Prior to joining Camden he worked in a leading digital agency in London within their customer insight division.

Gavin Beckett

Chief Enterprise Architect, Bristol City Council

Gavin Beckett

Chief Enterprise Architect, Bristol City Council

Gavin Beckett leads the Enterprise Architecture & Design service for Bristol City Council, responsible for defining the future state of the council's business, information, systems and technology architecture; roadmaps to implement the future council operating model; and the delivery of Service Design and Solution/Technical Architecture services to support the implementation of business change. He supports the council's Strategic Directors acts as Design Authority for the council's Change Board, shaping the design of a programme that will transform the council's services, to meet the challenge of delivering an ambitious vision for the city in the context of major financial pressures. In his role as Chief Architect, Gavin has led the definition and implementation of an "open architecture" approach - the combination of open data, open standards, and open source software - as a strategic response to the ambitions of the council to deliver better services, co-created with citizens, despite continued austerity; the design and delivery of "digital services so good that people prefer to use them" and the introduction of outside-in, user needs led service design as key enablers of this strategy.

Ian Sayers

CTO, Zapp (VocaLink)

Ian Sayers

CTO, Zapp (VocaLink)

Ian Sayers became Chief Technology Officer of Zapp in October 2013 – he is responsible for driving the continued development of the Zapp payment technology, including integrating with banks and retailers. Ian is regarded as one of the world’s leading technologists in the mobile payments sector, having led technology development at Barclays for the past 12 years. At Barclays, Ian was responsible for the global mobile and digital architecture across UK, US, Europe and Africa, including architectural responsibility for Pingit, BuyIt and Barclays Mobile Banking, amongst many other major initiatives. Prior to joining Barclays, Ian held a string of high profile roles at organisations including PriceWaterhouseCoopers and Anderson Consulting.

James Falkner

Community Manager, Liferay

James Falkner

Community Manager, Liferay

James Falkner oversees the 100,000-strong open source Liferay Community and will be leading an Expert Exchange session. In his role as Community Manager, James provides information, education, and leadership development, while constantly encouraging participation and growth of the community. James has over 14 years of experience in technology, and he blends his strong technical background with a passion for open source. James has been involved with enterprise web development and the Liferay Community since 2008. Prior to joining Liferay, James led development of several key technologies in Oracle's Web Center stack, including its collaboration and social networking services. James is also an alumnus of Sun Microsystems, where he was the principal architect for Sun's portal technologies and participated in several open source projects such as OpenPortal, GlassFish, and Community Equity. James holds a B.S. in Computer Engineering from the University of Florida.

Matt Fulford

Chief Technology Officer, PFI Knowledge Solutions

Matt Fulford

Chief Technology Officer, PFI Knowledge Solutions

Matt is Chief Technology Officer at PFI Knowledge Solutions and he will be leading an Expert Exchange session. PFIKS is a technology firm who have delivered cutting edge digital solutions based upon Open Source software for the past 11 years to clients in the UK and US. Responsible for driving business strategy, Matt is passionate about Open Source software and technological innovation. Matt is a recognised expert in Liferay and has a first class honours degree in Software Engineering.

Paul Thompson

Founder and CEO, PFI Knowledge Solutions

Paul Thompson

Founder and CEO, PFI Knowledge Solutions

Paul Thompson is Founder and CEO of PFI Knowledge Solutions, a technology firm who have delivered cutting edge digital solutions based upon Open Source software for the past 11 years to clients in the UK and US. Paul will be participating in the afternoon Panel Discussion, bringing with him over 40 years of IT experience. Prior to founding PFIKS Paul worked for ICL and latterly Fujitsu for 27 years, holding Board level positions in Asia and the UK. Passionate about customer satisfaction and quality, Paul is a subject matter expert on agile development and a great supporter of Open Source development and Liferay.

Steven Mileham

Enterprise Systems Architect, RSPCA

Steven Mileham

Enterprise Systems Architect, RSPCA

Steven Mileham is an Enterprise Systems Architect at the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA). A self confessed geek, with a well rounded background in many modern technologies, he is a technology evangelist. He began his career at the RSPCA as a practical web developer and now works with a team of Enterprise Architects delivering strategic solutions. Through the RSPCA’s adoption of Service Orientated Architecture, the RSPCA has focused on a pragmatic architectural function delivering business value at every stage in a project.

Tero Väänänen

Head of User Experience, Technophobia

Tero Väänänen

Head of User Experience, Technophobia

Tero Väänänen is a UX expert who will be leading an Expert Exchange session. He has experience across a wide range of sectors and is a strong advocate for users’ needs and requirements; a firm believer in the importance of end-to-end user experience and that simply being “OK” is not good enough. Prior to joining Technophobia, Tero worked for HSBC Bank Plc., where he was User Experience Design Manager; leading a team of UX Designers to deliver the best-in-class user experience to the internet and mobile banking products for HSBC, first direct and M&S Bank.

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Expert Exchange

At a gathering like this, everyone is an expert in a particular topic. Based on the idea of the World Café method of collective knowledge, it is important for us to bring together people for a time of conversation in Expert Exchange groups.

In a moderated small group setting, best practices will be discussed, ideas exchanged and questions answered. The goal is to learn from peers, challenge each other and gain new insights. After 30 minutes in one group, delegates rotate groups and immerse themselves in yet another high-level topic. Previous years' delegates have identified the Expert Exchange as a unique highlight of the event.

Digital by Default and Designing User-Centred Services
Francois Mounier, Head of Development Services, London Borough of Camden

Join us as we explore open systems and overall architecture; government-as-a-platform; and the open systems alliance and how we can use it to build the necessary technical capabilities in government. Further scope for discussion includes deeper implementation details and project methodologies/techniques used, such as agile and guerrilla testing.

Open Source as a Strategic Business Initiative
James Falkner, Community Manager, Liferay

There is no doubt that Free and Open Source software has had a big impact on business. Public organisations and private businesses are using open source at an ever-increasing rate, taking advantage of its lower cost and easier maintenance. But many companies consider open source as a "means to an end", just a tool to use to achieve business results, even though their business is built primarily on open source software. Join this Expert Exchange table to share how you are using open source and the benefits and cost of becoming a recognised leader and influencer in the open source on which you depend.

Lean UX for Mobile First Design
Tero Väänänen, Head of User Experience, Technophobia

The discussion will start with a short introduction to Lean UX and a mobile-first design, best practice and the benefits that it confers to solution development including greater user engagement and commercial advantages. We will then look to explore how projects are employing best practice methodologies and principles, the barriers or limitations to doing so, and what can be done to effect the culture, processes, technology and systems needed to support good mobile-first Lean UX.

Audience Engagement
Bryan Cheung, CEO, Liferay

Join us for this Expert Exchange session as we take a deep dive into the value, outworkings and outcomes of real digital engagement.

Metrics and Analytics Through Liferay Cloud Services
Edwin Chung, VP of Product Management, Liferay

Liferay Cloud Services is a new online platform that offers a set of tools and services that will help our customers succeed on their Liferay projects. Join the conversation as Edwin Chung leads a discussion around exploiting metrics and analytics through this new platform.

Driving Audience Engagement Using Social Interaction with Liferay Portal
Matt Fulford, Chief Technology Officer, PFIKS

With the ever-increasing need to find competitive advantage, this session will address the challenges organisations face in truly engaging with their employees and making them more productive, and how those same approaches can provide cross-organisational group collaboration with partners, customers and other stakeholders enabling closer working together and knowledge sharing.

Migrating from Proprietary to Open Source Software
Ben Brown, Technology Manager, South Worcestershire ICT Shared Service

How can your organisation avoid vendor lock-in and unsustainable costs? What business and technical questions needed to be addressed to achieve an open source strategy? Join this session as we discuss the reasons for choosing an open source strategy, the decisions that had to be made and stuck by to make it work, and the resulting business outcomes.

Let's Get Personal: Making Liferay Your Perfect Match
Ernout van der Waard, Director, Worth Internet Systems

So you're committed to Liferay or considering engaging with it. How do you make it a happy marriage? Make it compatible now and in the many years to come for your organisation? How can you ensure Liferay's relationships with your existing systems works for you and your users. If you want to know how to take the Liferay platform, learn about the recently added personalisation options and extension points that you can leverage to deliver tailored results quickly then join us!

Integrating Third Party Applications into Liferay
Stian Sigvartsen, Applications Analyst, Devon County Council

Join this Expert Exchange session with Stian Sigvartsen, winner of the 2014 Liferay Marketplace App Contest, to discuss and learn best practices for creating and integrating third party apps into Liferay.

What's in it for me, my team, and my company?

CIO
Public Sector
Enterprise IT
Marketeers
Communication Managers
  • Learn from other enterprises solving challenges around Portals and Social
  • Connect with other business decision makers
  • Network with your peers and share your own expertise and insight
  • Acquire best practices from public sector case studies and fellow attendees
  • Learn how Liferay can connect your legacy systems with a forward-thinking ICT approach
  • See how open source produces savings and innovation
  • Learn what Liferay can do for your intranet - now and in the future
  • Add to the conversation around social business
  • Maximise your investment and bring the team
  • Learn about how open source brings immediate ROI and lower overall TCO
  • Cut costs and get best practices for your field
  • Improve Customer Service and consolidate different existing platforms
  • Discover the latest trends in Portal, Social and Customer Engagement
  • See how Open Source can reduce turnaround time for your project
  • Learn about new marketing tools and how to use them

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Venue

Church House
Conference Centre

Dean's Yard
London SW1P 3NZ

Accommodation

St. Ermin's Hotel ****
Caxton Street
London SW1H 0QW

www.sterminshotel.co.uk
Grange Wellington Hotel ***
71 Vincent Square
London SW1P 2PA

www.grangehotels.com
Belle Cour Boutique Hotel **
4 Upper Tachbrook Street
London SW1V 1SH

www.bellecourlondon.com

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