Today, WP Engine kicks off our 2017 Summit featuring some of the best digital minds in the WordPress community and beyond. Over 100+ leaders from various brands will meet to discuss the future of digital experiences on OpenSource WordPress. This year the summit kicks off today, Wednesday, September 27th and closes Friday, September 29th at the W Hotel in beautiful downtown Austin, Texas.
Over the course of 3 days, the Summit will feature 9 solo speeches and 5 panels covering impressive topics like trends in open source, technology for social good, using technology as an avenue for personalization and more! Here we’ll lay out a preview of our highly anticipated agenda.
Uncovering The Truth About The Future of Digital Experience By Generation
Jason Dorsey, President of the Generational Insights on the Future of Digital Experiences, will talk about recent research with WP Engine to uncover the truth about the future of digital experiences by generation, gender, and geography.
Big Ideas & open source
A panel of 4 executives from leading agencies including CandySpace, Crowd Favorite, R/GA, and DevMethods will discuss innovation during the age of open source.
Headless WordPress Innovation
Phil Crumm, Director of Strategy at 10up and Weston Ruter, CTO at XWP, will advise on how to take advantage of headless WordPress technology for the optimal user experiences.
Web For Good
A panel of 4 leaders involved in the Creative Alliance, an organization pulling together and facilitating meaningful campaigns for the best in creativity, technology and design will shed light on their own experiences using the web to promote social good.
The WP Engine Roadmap
Jason Cohen, Founder and CTO of WP Engine, will educate on the new innovations, initiatives and technology WP Engine has uncovered in 2017.
This Automated Life
Claire Graves, Managing Director at The Webby Awards, will discuss qualities of award-winning sites and what technology is affecting the user experience.
Driving Enterprise Digital Agility on WordPress
Leaders from large, global digital brands will discuss how they utilize WordPress to facilitate their publishing empire and why it’s their platform of choice. This panel includes leaders from notable companies including Reader’s Digest, Campbell Soup Company, Cox Media, and The City of New York.
Best Practices for Building Culturally Relevant Global Experiences
Sean Gotlieb, CTO at Lionbridge, discusses best practices for delivering relevant digital experiences for customers located everywhere on the globe.
AI and Machine Learning
Krystal Webber, Global Design Lead for Cognitive Process Services at IBM, will introduce the audience to Anticipatory Design that predicts consumer needs and understands context.
The Next Era of CyberCrime: What You Need to Know to Fight Back
Frank Scalzo, Directory of Security Operations at Verisign, will discuss current cybersecurity threats, what we are doing wrong to prevent them, and best future approaches.
Harnessing the Power of the Immersive Experience
Leigh Christie, Director at Isobar NowLab Americas, will discuss the future of Virtual Reality and how it’s being used to influence and change behavior, making digital experiences more immersive.
Check out our WP Engine Summit homepage for a detailed agenda, speaker information and more!