North American group:
Boston on September 18-19 hosted by Connective DX
San Francisco on October 7
Florida on January 13 - 14, 2020
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.
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.
Meetings are held in English and Janus Boye provides meeting minutes 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.
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.
Among the group members are:
Angus Edwardson, Product Director at GatherContent
Arild Henrichsen, Marketing Manager at Epinova
Antti Hietala, Product Manager at Magnolia
Bernd Burkert, Head of Experience Transformation at KPS
Bob Balfe, VP Solution Architects at CoreMedia
Brian Warrick, General Manager at Magnolia Americas
Casper Aagaard Rasmussen, Technical Director at Valtech & Episerver MVP
Christian Köhler, Chief Operating Officer at byte5
Deane Barker, Chief Strategy Officer at Blend Interactive
Gavin Colborne, Managing Director at Little Forest
Jeff Cram, co-founder at Connective DX
John Eckman, CEO at 10up
Lars Birkholm Petersen, Co-Founder Altola & Sitecore Honorary MVP
Leah Stephenson, Director of Marketing, Craft CMS
Mark Marsiglio, President/CEO at Contextual Code
Martin Brown, CTO at Crafted Media
Petr Palas, CEO at Kentico Software
Pieter Brinkman, Director of Technical Marketing at Sitecore
Roland Benedetti, Chief Product & Marketing Officer at eZ Systems
Sam Saltis, Founder & CEO at Coredna
Shawn Moore, CTO at Solodev
Thomas Sigdestad, CTO and Co-founder at Enonic
Tobias Stadelmeier, Director of Product Management at CoreMedia
Tom Duffey, Partner at Crescendo Collective
Tony Field, Vice President at Function1
Don’t take our word for it
“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.”