CMS Experts

A forum where CMS analysts, thinkers, practitioners, experts and vendors can meet, set the agenda for future industry developments, provide feedback and share thoughts and ideas in an inspiring setting.

The groups meet 3 times a year in North American and Europe.

Meetings are held in English and Janus Boye provides meeting notes from each meeting as well as an online forum for members to continue the conversations in between the meetings. There are expert guest speakers at most meetings to provide further input to the group. Guest speakers could be relevant customer cases, analysts or industry standard organisations.

Each meeting will result in a public document as a statement from the group intended to stir public discussion and further advance the field.


Upcoming meetings

  • European group:

  • North American groups:

    • Clearwater, Florida on January 13 - 14, 2020

    • Seattle on February 11 - 12 hosted by GLG

Topics covered

CMS topics such as usability, headless, content operations, standards, performance, implementations and technology are the main themes for the group. Topics that impact the adoption of content management in the broader marketplace, such as mobile, social and other key trends are also covered.

Recently we have discussed which system will replace wordpress in the future and whether the future might be distributed.

Don’t see the topic(s) you’re interested in? Try the group and raise your topic(s) with them.

Member profile

If you have several years of experience, a broad range of knowledge and your working day is dedicated to one or more content management systems, e.g. as Product Manager, CTO or Content Manager, then you have the ideal profile. Each group is limited to 20 members. Seats are reserved for a mixture of vendors; large, complex and global buyers as well as analysts to achieve the right composition.

New members will need to be approved by existing members to ensure the right composition.


Current members

Among the group members are:


North America

Don’t take our word for it

Jeff Cram calls this group an advisory board of smart friends and Deane Barker mentioned the below in his highly recommended Squirrel Notes newsletter:

“I’ve belonged to the CMS Expert Group for a number of years now. It’s a group of experienced CMS vendors, integrators, and users that meet four times a year to spend a full day discussing what we do. We have a guest speaker or two, and a couple members might give short presentations, but it always descends into in-depth discussion fairly quickly. Travel out of the Midwest is sometimes onerous, but I suffer through it because the group is that good and has been hugely influential in my professional development.”