Sitecore Symposium 2022 is little more Special.

One of the largest annual Sitecore Event Symposium 2022 is happening in Chicago on Oct-17 to Oct-20 followed by MVP Summit on Oct-20-21.

Every Symposium is the most special event for everyone for the Sitecore Community but this year the Symposium is a bit more special to me. Why?

  1. Being the first in-person Symposium post pandemic and it would be my 4th in person Symposium. Plus the venue is at a drivable distance from my house. And the cherry on the top would be an honor to have my team from Johnson Controls at Symposium for the first time.
  2. MVP Summit calling MVPs from both years 2021 and 2022.
  3. Getting a chance to meet my Sitecore Community Friends after 3 years almost.
  4. Being very well known to the Windy City, I would love to guide my friends on must haves.
  5. Last but not the least – We will be presenting the Johnson Controls Case Study at the Symposium in breakout session under Shaping Your Digital Strategy track.

On top of all these, there are a lot of obvious reasons why every Symposium is always special. Please note the Symposium Agenda is out, there are 100+ Sessions from various Tracks. Off course it would be hard to choose the ones which you want to attend but below are my favorites which I would love to attend. The timeslots for the sessions are not out yet hence need to wait until it is published to figure out if there are any conflicts. Here are the FOUR tracks and my favorite sessions:

Delivering connected experiences via personalization at scale
By Chris Staley, Co-Founder & EVP , Horizontal Digital

Building a digital lifestyle bank using Sitecore: A case study of Liv. Bank
By Ashish Bansal, AVP – Marketing Technology, Emirates NBD

Personalization: How we mowed the lawn while down in the weeds
By Craig Burkart, Senior Manager, Interactive, Ecolab Inc. | Tyler Schroeder, Senior Digital Strategist, RBA Consulting

CDP & Personalize for Sitecore XP fanatics
By Rodrigo Peplau, Head of Country Brazil, Altudo

Evaluating legacy to composable: United Airlines’ journey to future-proof development
By Jonathan Price, Sitecore Practice Directr, Americaneagle.com

Introducing XM Cloud
By Anastasia Plati, Product Evangelist, Sitecore

Who moved my (digital marketing) cheese? The journey from Sitecore XP to Personalize, CDP, and Send
By Christopher Castle, Regional Vice President of Sales Engineering, Sitecore | Trevor Campbell, Director, Sales Engineering, Sitecore

Building the perfect composable tech stack

By Jacqueline Baxter, Senior Digital Strategist, Sitecore | Nate Lane, Senior Director, Demand Generation, Sitecore | Derek Hunziker, Director, Digital Technology, Sitecore | Megan Engard, Digital Optimization Consultant, Sitecore Australia Pty Ltd | Jill Roberson, Director, Product Marketing – DX, Sitecore

How Sitecore XM is improving for you in the XM Cloud
By Nikola Gotsev, System Architect, Sitecore | Adam Najmanowicz, Sr Product Manager, Sitecore

Modern DevOps: What does automation look like in a composable world?
By Rob Earlam, Senior Developer Advocate, Sitecore

SXA: Gettin’ headless with it!
By Nikola Gotsev, System Architect, Sitecore | Adam Najmanowicz, Sr Product Manager, Sitecore

The road to composable: Migrating your XP solutions to Jamstack
By Kamruz Jaman, Partner and Solution Architect, Konabos Consulting | Akshay Sura, Partner and Sitecore Architect, Konabos Inc.

Visiting The Windy City for the first time and looking for activities, places to visit, restaurants to eat outs? I got you covered.

10 Place to Visit

  1. Chicago Architecture Boat Tours – My all-time favorite
  2. Chicago 360
  3. The Skydeck
  4. Chicago Bean
  5. Chicago History Museum
  6. Museum of Science and Industry
  7. The Morton Arboretum
  8. Lincoln Park Zoo
  9. WNDR Museum
  10. Crown Fountain – Well not in Oct I believe!

10 Place to eat out

  1. Lou Malnati’s – Chicago Specialty Deep Dish Pizza
  2. Honest – Indian Pure Vegetarian
  3. Egg Mania – Indian
  4. Velvet Tacos – Fusion Mexican
  5. Naf Naf Grill – Middle Eastern
  6. Quartino Ristorante – Italian
  7. Talay Chicago – Thai
  8. Xoco – Mexican
  9. Community Tavern – Modern American
  10. Smoque BBQ – The BBQ Place

Let’s do it!

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