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The Road to Sitecore Symposium 2017

Slack is quiet.  “The calm before the Sym” says Mike Reynolds.  I board my flight on Sunday and I am in packing mode.  Cab ordered already.  Safe flight in to everyone. I will be logging my journey to Symposium here. I have been to many Symposiums and Dreamcores over the year but this will be […]

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Business Runs on the C’s: Part 2 – The 4th C

Last night I awoke and quickly wrote down this poem: Content is King, Commerce is Queen. Who will buy If your product is not seen. If Content is King and Commerce is Queen, then Relevant Search is the Crown. Through the power of Coveo Machine Learning and integration with all 3 pieces of the triangle, […]

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Business Runs on the C’s: Part 1 – The 3 C’s

Everybody knows that businesses run on the 3 C’s: Contact Relationship Management, Content Management Systems, and Commerce; however, most would argue that this is a pyramid where CRM represents your customers, they access the website, and they purchase products: Successful businesses see this as a triangle, with CRM representing all your contacts, CMS representing all […]

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Sitecore Commerce Mentoring Guild

Are you new to Sitecore Commerce? Well, you are not alone. There is a lot of excitement about Sitecore Commerce this year. With the introduction of Sitecore Commerce 8.2.1 and the new feature set, it is definitely ready for prime time. The challenge faced is a familiar one to anybody attempting to rapidly learn a […]

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Tough Decisions: My Day 2 Sitecore Symposium Sessions

The second day of the 2017 Sitecore Symposium will consist of lots of coffee for breakfast and then the first session. I look forward to your assistance in choosing. 10:00 am – 10:45 am – HELP! Choosing the first session will be very difficult. This particular block has three sessions I want to attend: new extension points […]

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How I Am Choosing My Sitecore Symposium Sessions for Day 1

There has always been an amazing amount of quality sessions at Sitecore Symposium, but this year it feels like there is “infinite content” available. Luckily, the sessions are separated into tracks. As a techie, the Developer Track is for me, but it is still not an easy choice. I have read the PDF for the […]

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How I’m Preparing for Sitecore Symposium 2017

It is less than 80 days now until the big event (well, big event for some of us). I am registered and booked my flight, but there is still a long road forward. If you have not registered, heed my warning: it will sell out fast. Next is choosing and booking your Pre-Symposium Seminars. There […]

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Interested in a Sitecore Family-Friendly Event at Symposium?

As winter is coming in Canada and there will be family fun in the snow, we have been brainstorming on the Sitecore Family-Friendly Conference and had some interest however not enough yet for a full conference. After looking a bit harder we realized that it is hard to do 2 conferences in a year and since […]

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SUGQuebec’s first event on Sitecore 8.2 and 8.3

On Tuesday October 11, 2016 an amazing event is happening in Quebec.  The very first of many Sitecore User Groups will take place in Quebec.  The discussion will be on Sitecore 8.2 and 8.3 and I hear there will be sampling of the Canadian Salad or Poutine (This last part has not been confirmed). I […]

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Demand More – My Learnings from Sitecore Symposium 2016

The conference was a whirlwind of knowledge so much that there is no way to tell you all that I learned.  I will focus on 2 key messages I got from the sessions I attended, the keynotes and from talking to people at the events. Demand More The next Billionaire will be the one who […]

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