Liferay Digital Solutions Forum

Hilton London Tower Bridge
5 More London Place
London SE1 2BY
8 November 2017
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Make real transformation happen

What does digital engagement really look like? What tools can help you have consistent, meaningful interaction with your customers? .

Join your peers at the Liferay Digital Solutions Forum to learn about the latest news and solutions in digital business transformation

BRYAN CHEUNG

CEO and Founder

Liferay Inc

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Bryan steers the company's strategic direction and worldwide business development as one of the founders serving with the company since its inception in 2004. Drawing on his technical experience, understanding of customer needs, and a passion for end users, Bryan leads Liferay in its commitment to deliver focused and effective business solutions to its customers and its community.

ANDY THOMPSON

General Manager EMEA

Sandstone

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Andy Thompson is Sandstone Technology’s General Manager for EMEA. He has held a range of technical and business roles in his 12 years at Sandstone and is overseeing significant growth in Sandstone’s EMEA business. Andy is a strong advocate for building better banking experiences for both customers and staff and is spearheading the strategic DXP focus across the global group.

ANNE ANDERSON

Senior Director, Partner Enablement

Hewlett Packard Enterprise

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Anne oversees the end-to-end HPE partner experience, driving a closed-loop partner feedback engine to continuously enhance operational business tools and processes and a stable and effective partner ecosystem. Her global responsibilities also include onboarding of all new HPE partners, the HPE Partner Ready Portal and platform, and the HPE Go mobile app.

ED CHUNG

VP Product Management

Liferay Inc

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Ed has been with Liferay since 2005 and has managed many of Liferay's strategic accounts. His work has included development of enterprise portal strategy, business process analysis, and business process re-engineering. Ed has extensive experience around the overall design, development, and implementation of internet, intranet, and extranet solutions.

OZ ALASHE, MBE

CEO

Cybsafe

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Oz is CEO and founder of CybSafe, a GCHQ-accredited cloud-based Unified Cyber Awareness Platform that applies psychology and behavioural science to address the human aspect of cyber security. A former UK Special Forces Lieutenant Colonel, he has extensive experience of intelligence insight, complex human networks and the human component of cyber security risk.

MIKE MACAULEY

General Manager

Liferay UK

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Mike MacAuley is Liferay’s General Manager for the UK and Ireland. He has been a pioneer in the development of online communities for business since the 1990s and is a strong advocate for digital transformation. Mike has a keen interest in new digital business models supported by open, flexible and agile technology.

NICKY STEWART

Commercial Director

UKCloud

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Nicky is Commercial Director for UKCloud. Nicky is a member of the Cloud Infrastructure Service Providers of Europe Code of Conduct for data protection Task Force. Nicky has taken an active role on the European Commission’s Cloud Special Interest Group and was a member of its data protection Code of Conduct for data protection drafting team. Nicky is also preparing UKCloud for GDPR in May.

SIMON SMIT

DevOps

Firelay

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Simon Smit started his career as a Java developer and is now one of Firelay’s most experienced DevOps. He has worked for Firelay since 2013 and has been exploring innovative technologies ever since. Currently, he specialises in continuous integration. Simon is a familiar face on Liferay conferences and had his fair share of on stage speaker time.

MILEN DYANKOV

Senior Consultant

Liferay Inc

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Milen is a Developer Advocate at Liferay and focuses on Java and OSGi Platform. He is passionate about designing and building software as well as helping others design and build good software! For over 15 years in the industry he has developed, designed or consulted on various Java EE solutions for leading European companies (mostly in the finance and telecommunications industry).

SAMPSA SOHLMAN

Senior Consultant

Liferay Inc

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Sampsa is working as Senior consultant at Liferay. He has worked at Liferay for almost 5 years and within Liferay technology for more than 10 years. Sampsa is passionate about technology around the web. Currently Sampsa is working on pre sales, consulting and trainings. He has been helping many Liferay clients at Europe, US and Middle east.

ROBIN WOLSTENHOLME

Senior Marketing Specialist

Liferay UK

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Robin leads Liferay’s marketing in UK & Ireland. When he’s not organizing events or talking to customers, he’s a passionate technologist with a deep interest in the technology choices that help businesses improve the way they serve their customers. He is leading the Liferay Insurance Platform Snapshot, which will be shared at LDSF UK and will chair the Financial Services panel.

KRIS PATEFIELD

Consultant

Liferay UK

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Kris Patefield is Liferay's Pre-Sales Technical Consultant in the UK. Kris has worked in digital transformation technologies as a developer, manager and consultant since 2002. Kris has a keen interest in back-end JAVA service enabled technology mixed with modern front-end design patterns.
 

9:00

9:00 - 9:30

Registration & Breakfast

(Foyer)

Registration & Breakfast

Foyer, 9:00 - 9:30

9:30

9:30 - 10:00

Introduction to the Forum

Mike MacAuley, Liferay UK

(Main Stage)

Introduction to the Forum

Main Stage, 9:30 - 10:00

Mike MacAuley

General Manager, Liferay UK

10:00

10:00 - 10:30

What's New in Liferay?

Bryan Cheung, Liferay Inc

(Main Stage)

What's New in Liferay?

Main Stage, 10:00 - 10:30

Bryan Cheung

CEO and Founder, Liferay Inc

10:30

10:30 - 11:15

Public vs Private sector : GDPR’s implications for personal data

Mike MacAuley, Liferay UK

Nicky Stewart, UKCloud

Oz Alashe, MBE, Cybsafe

(Panel Discussion)

Public vs Private sector : GDPR’s implications for personal data

Panel Discussion, 10:30 - 11:15

Mike MacAuley

General Manager, Liferay UK

Nicky Stewart

Commercial Director, UKCloud

Oz Alashe, MBE

CEO, Cybsafe

Session Summary:

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) refocuses data management on the protection of EU citizen’s personal data. This introduces new challenges, but also opportunities for organisations to consider how they use personal data and maintain trusting relationships with users of digital services.



This panel, brings together authorities in data management, cyber security, digital design with public and private sector service providers to discuss the practicalities of meeting the legal and ethical obligation of GDPR.

10:30 - 11:15

Roundtables

(Roundtable)

Roundtables

Roundtable, 10:30 - 11:15

10:30 - 11:15

Auto categorization of content with Liferay

Diego Lago, Digirati

(Roundtable)

Auto categorization of content with Liferay

Roundtable, 10:30 - 11:15

Diego Lago

Digirati

Session Summary:

Learn how you can enrich your content by applying and managing metadata within a Liferay environment. We will take you through automatic and semi-automatic processes that save time whilst ensuring quality.
The session will cover how this metadata can be applied for improved search and discoverability of content, traversing content and data silos, and capturing valuable domain knowledge for reuse in different business scenarios.

10:30 - 11:15

Strategies for building mobile experiences with Liferay DXP

Kris Patefield, Liferay UK

(Roundtable)

Strategies for building mobile experiences with Liferay DXP

Roundtable, 10:30 - 11:15

Kris Patefield

Consultant, Liferay UK

11:15

11:15 - 11:40

Networking Break

(Foyer)

Networking Break

Foyer, 11:15 - 11:40

11:40

11:40 - 12:25

Go big or go home – How digital transformation is changing the game at HPE

Anne Anderson, Hewlett Packard Enterprise

(Main Stage)

Go big or go home – How digital transformation is changing the game at HPE

Main Stage, 11:40 - 12:25

Anne Anderson

Senior Director, Partner Enablement, Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Session Summary:

How do you enable business tools and processes for 170,000 channel partner organizations in 174 countries? How do you interact with over 650,000 individuals across the globe operating in multiple languages and diverse business environments, while still ensuring each has a relevant, targeted experience? These are some of the challenges we have faced at Hewlett-Packard Enterprise (HPE). Our digital partner transformation began in 2014 with the delivery of a dynamic global channel partner portal that was able to meet these challenges. Our continued evolution now includes new mobile partner enablement solutions to engage our partners 24x7 and help them to drive their business on-the-go.

This presentation will explain the HPE transformation journey, our take on the key enablers and decision points, outline the latest developments and share suggested approaches.

12:25

12:25 - 13:10

How to succeed in large scale implementations: An NHS Story

Paul Mollahan, Digirati

(Roundtable)

How to succeed in large scale implementations: An NHS Story

Roundtable, 12:25 - 13:10

Paul Mollahan

Services Director, Digirati

Session Summary:

This session will discuss the key challenges involved in the implementation of a large scale HR portal implementation delivered for the NHS using Liferay. We will discuss the approaches we took to address these challenges and highlight some lessons learned.
We will invite you to join and discuss your own project challenges and attempt to answer them in the context of our experiences during this and other recent implementations.

12:25 - 13:10

A wishlist for financial services customer experience transformation

Andy Thompson, Sandstone

(Panel Discussion)

A wishlist for financial services customer experience transformation

Panel Discussion, 12:25 - 13:10

Andy Thompson

General Manager EMEA, Sandstone

Session Summary:

What technologies does the financial services industry need in its arsenal to transform? Banking and payment ecosystems are building from digital partnerships, new ventures driven by customer expectations. Insurtech startups are muscling in on customer relationships with new digital experiences and propositions.


This panel will discuss the key technology pillars FSI businesses need as a foundation to transform customer experiences - from the delivery of digital experiences to personalisation, analytics to addressing legacy challenges and the API economy.

12:25 - 10:00

How to make the most out of your migration to Liferay DXP

Mike MacAuley, Liferay UK

(Roundtable)

How to make the most out of your migration to Liferay DXP

Roundtable, 12:25 - 10:00

Mike MacAuley

General Manager, Liferay UK

13:10

13:10 - 14:30

Networking Lunch

(Foyer)

Networking Lunch

Foyer, 13:10 - 14:30

14:30

14:30 - 15:00

Customer Case Study (TBC)

(Main Stage)

Customer Case Study (TBC)

Main Stage, 14:30 - 15:00

15:00

15:00 - 15:45

How Knowledgehub provides UK-wide knowledge sharing with Liferay DXP

Liz Copeland, Knowledge Hub

(Roundtable)

How Knowledgehub provides UK-wide knowledge sharing with Liferay DXP

Roundtable, 15:00 - 15:45

Liz Copeland

Head of Customer Insight & Engagement, Knowledge Hub

15:00 - 15:45

DevOps Vs Legacy: Tales from the frontline and strategies for success

Milen Dyankov, Liferay Inc

(Panel Discussion)

DevOps Vs Legacy: Tales from the frontline and strategies for success

Panel Discussion, 15:00 - 15:45

Milen Dyankov

Senior Consultant, Liferay Inc

Session Summary:

DevOps means many things to many people, but delivering software value faster is a priority for every organisation. Developers are driving change from the factory floor with continuous delivery; leading organisations are fostering collaboration from the board, but legacy issues remain a very real challenge for established enterprises.


This panel will focus on strategies for overcoming legacy issues to accelerate digital innovation and collaboration within the business with real world examples.

15:00 - 15:45

Roundtables

(Roundtable)

Roundtables

Roundtable, 15:00 - 15:45

15:45

15:45 - 16:15

Networking Break

(Foyer)

Networking Break

Foyer, 15:45 - 16:15

16:15

16:15 - 16:45

Liferay RoadMap

Ed Chung, Liferay Inc

(Main Stage)

Liferay RoadMap

Main Stage, 16:15 - 16:45

Ed Chung

VP Product Management, Liferay Inc

16:45

16:45 - 17:00

Closing Remarks

Mike MacAuley, Liferay UK

(Main Stage)

Closing Remarks

Main Stage, 16:45 - 17:00

Mike MacAuley

General Manager, Liferay UK

17:00

17:00 - 18:30

Networking Reception

(Foyer)

Networking Reception

Foyer, 17:00 - 18:30

9:00

9:00 - 10:00

Registration and Breakfast

(Foyer)

Registration and Breakfast

Foyer, 9:00 - 10:00

9:30

9:30 - 10:00

Introduction to the Forum

Mike MacAuley, Liferay UK

(Main Stage)

Introduction to the Forum

Main Stage, 9:30 - 10:00

Mike MacAuley

General Manager, Liferay UK

10:00

10:00 - 10:30

What's New in Liferay?

Bryan Cheung, Liferay Inc

(Main Stage)

What's New in Liferay?

Main Stage, 10:00 - 10:30

Bryan Cheung

CEO and Founder, Liferay Inc

10:30

10:30 - 11:15

Implementation of an automated testing strategy with Liferay.

Sampsa Sohlman, Liferay Inc

(More London Room)

Implementation of an automated testing strategy with Liferay.

More London Room, 10:30 - 11:15

Sampsa Sohlman

Senior Consultant, Liferay Inc

11:15

11:15 - 11:40

Networking Break

(Foyer)

Networking Break

Foyer, 11:15 - 11:40

11:40

11:40 - 0:25

From Zero to Production in 1 Conference Session

Milen Dyankov, Liferay Inc

(More London Room)

From Zero to Production in 1 Conference Session

More London Room, 11:40 - 0:25

Milen Dyankov

Senior Consultant, Liferay Inc

Session Summary:

NoSQL, Serverless, DevOps, Social Auth, ... Developers these days want to forget about infrastructure and simply build great scalable apps quickly. This just got easier and I'll prove it to you by live coding an application that you can interact with during the talk (bring your laptop and/or smartphone). While having fun playing with what I code, you'll learn how to easily build any web application - from simple SPAs trough a full micro-service architecture to complex enterprise applications.

12:25

12:25 - 13:10

Simon in Dockerland

Simon Smit, Firelay

(More London Room)

Simon in Dockerland

More London Room, 12:25 - 13:10

Simon Smit

DevOps, Firelay

Session Summary:

At LDSF 2016 Firelay presented what we wanted to do with Docker in the future. Now, we have turned ‘want’ into ‘can’. Firelay delivers Docker in production since the 1st of September 2017. This year Simon will tell you all about our lessons learned from using Docker for local development with Eclipse and bringing it all to production on Kubernetes.

13:10

13:10 - 14:30

Networking Lunch

(Foyer)

Networking Lunch

Foyer, 13:10 - 14:30

14:30

14:30 - 15:00

Partner Technical Talk (TBC)

(More London Room)

Partner Technical Talk (TBC)

More London Room, 14:30 - 15:00

15:00

15:00 - 15:45

Community Technical Talk (TBC)

(More London Room)

Community Technical Talk (TBC)

More London Room, 15:00 - 15:45

15:45

15:45 - 16:15

Networking Break

(Foyer)

Networking Break

Foyer, 15:45 - 16:15

16:15

16:15 - 16:45

Liferay Roadmap

Ed Chung, Liferay Inc

(Main Stage)

Liferay Roadmap

Main Stage, 16:15 - 16:45

Ed Chung

VP Product Management, Liferay Inc

16:45

16:45 - 17:00

Closing Remarks

Mike MacAuley, Liferay UK

(Main Stage)

Closing Remarks

Main Stage, 16:45 - 17:00

Mike MacAuley

General Manager, Liferay UK

17:00

17:00 - 19:00

Networking Reception

(Foyer)

Networking Reception

Foyer, 17:00 - 19:00

Digital transformation is on everybody’s minds. Working for a large university about to embark on a programme of digital transformation I wanted to hear about other people’s experiences.

Claire Kennedy
Web Services Delivery Manager
University College London

Venue - Hilton London Tower Bridge

Set against the backdrop of one of the capital’s most renowned historical landmarks, Hilton London Tower Bridge is on the doorstep of the city’s financial and shopping districts.

A limited number of rooms have been held at hotels nearby. Check the two promotional rates for LDSF attendees.