The Main Stage

Tech Track A

Tech Track B

09:00 - 09:30

 Registration & Breakfast

Doors open at 9am. Wake up with some fresh coffee and light breakfast, and pick up a badge and goody bag from the registration desk. Take a seat in the Grand Auditorium to get ready for the kick off at 9:30am.

09:30 - 09:45

 Welcome & Logistics

09:45 - 10:45
 Opening Visionary Keynotes

Bloomreach's CEO, Raj de Datta, and Chief Strategy Officer, Brian Walker take the stage to sharing their expertise on Connected Experiences. What are the most innovative companies up to? Which approaches are most successful? Find out which trends are coming up next.

10:45 - 11:15

Head to the Entrance Hall for 30 minutes to grab a coffee and a bite to eat.

11:15 - 12:00
 Bosch: Year One in Digital Transformation

Group IoT and Mobile Lead Eli Share will take us through Bosch Power Tools' journey from the beginning. Eli will explain not only how to overcome technological challenges, but also attitudes embedded in the company culture.

11:15 - 12:00 
 The Bloomreach SDK for JavaScript | Make app development a breeze

The Bloomreach Headless Experience feature allows developers to build websites in their favourite front-end framework while letting business users preview and change the content and layout. With Bloomreach's new Javascript SDK, it's easy to integrate your SPA with Bloomreach Experience, whether you’re developing in React, Angular or Vue.js.

11:15 - 12:00 
 Security configuration made simple in brXM v14

Besides the overhaul of the UI, Experience Manager v14 also comes with a major overhaul under the covers of its security model and configuration!
Ard and Ate will explain and demonstrate how the security model in brXM v14 is now much more expressive and and easier to use, with at least 50% less configuration!

12:10 - 12:55
 Scaling Your Business Exponentially with Headless: Steinhoff, GrandVision and B&S

Michael Manton (Steinhoff), Kunal Chakraborty (GrandVision) and Rene van Gelderen (B&S) will share their experiences on taking a headless approach and scaling their digital business across brands and geographies because of it.

12:10 - 12:55 
 Headless Commerce for Developers | How to Start a Store

Bloomreach's Commerce Accelerator lets you deliver commerce-enabled experiences by integrating your commerce backend platform with Bloomreach Experience Manager and Bloomreach Search & Merchandising with minimal development effort. In this talk, you'll learn all about its benefits, roadmap and how to get started.

12:10 - 12:55
 Unified UI - An Architecture Deep Dive

Experience Manager v14 will include a major UI overhaul. In this talk, we will dive into the architecture behind the change. A reusable micro-frontend framework that solves error handling, authentication and reduces complexity.

12:55 - 14:00

14:00 - 14:30
 ING: Doing IT Agile

Taking back control in a volatile financial environment, ING is building a global financial platform through implementation of agile principles and rethinking traditional information technology. We will look at the challenges and opportunities faced regarding taking control of digital communication channels and how agility and state-of-the-art software are contributed to becoming the first agile bank in Germany

14:00 - 14:30
 How to CI/CD your brXM project on brCloud

With the brCloud API, setting up continuous deployment of your brXM implementation is a straightforward process. In this talk, Michael Metternich will show your how toSset up a pipeline in Jenkins that will continuously deploy a brXM project to a brCloud environment anytime changes are pushed into a specific branch in the project’s Git repository.

14:00 - 14:30
 One Intelligent Search - What's coming up next on Content Search?

BloomReach's Sr. Product Manager, Irshad Allana, will talk about how we are uniting the Product & Content search experiences. He will highlight the latest enhancements to BloomReach's Content Search capabilities and what can be expected over the next year.

14:30 - 14:40
 Break to Switch Rooms

14:40 - 15:10
 Driving Digital: How to Create Connected Experiences Across Every Industry with Inter Milan, Met Office and Weleda

Daniel Kugler (Weleda), Chris Frost (Met Office) and Riccardo Tinnirello (Inter Milan) will talk through how to drive digital in your company and create connected experiences in every industry.

14:40 - 15:10
 Ahold - The role of Bloomreach in the Albert Heijn Landscape

In this talk, Domain and Solution Architect, Hans Neufeglise will offer an inside perspective of Albert Heijns domain landscape and architectural overview with a focus on its use of brXM and vision for the future. 

14:40 - 15:10
 How Bloomreach Does Search

Discover the aritifical intellience and machine learning capabilities of Bloomreach's Search product. Claudia Lee will open the hood and offer a deep dive into Bloomreach technology. 

15:10 - 15:20
 Break to Switch Rooms

15:20 - 15:50
 How to Create a Seamless Shopping Experience: Discussion Panel with M&S, Travis Perkins and N Brown

Peter Rostron (Marks & Spencer), Paul Kerrison (Travis Perkins) and Martin Sheerin (N Brown) will discuss what it means to build a seamless eCommerce experience that is both memorable and efficient.

15:20 - 15:50
 Bloomreach Launches new Developer Onboarding Experience and Tutorials

15:20 - 15:50
 The road to Pathways

Bloomreach CTO, Xun Wang presents the Pathways Search Algorythm and its System Architecture. A framework for prescriptive selling and guided exploration.

15:50 - 16:20

Grab a coffee and a snack before the final sessions of the day.

16:20 - 17:05
 Roadmap Reveal

Get an exclusive sneak peek at the Bloomreach Roadmap to see the exciting product innovations on the horizon. Designed around the market demands and feedback of the people who matter the most to us - our users.

17:05 - 17:50
 Awards & Closing

Join us in celebrating our remarkable customers and partners at Connect! The Bloomreach Awards are designed to recognize and reward outstanding brands that excel in creating top-notch digital experiences, digital merchandising or development with Bloomreach technology.

17:50 - 20:00
 Bloomreach After Party

Enjoy the Bloomreach after party with delicious food, flowing drinks, an awesome DJ and great company.

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Bloomreach User Group Sessions

30th October, 2019

Take part in an exclusive session, reserved only for our customers, where you'll be able to:

  • Break out into a group that focuses specifically on brSM, brXM or brX
  • Hear more about the Bloomreach roadmap from our leadership team
  • Join a Q&A session based on your specific needs and interests

Don't miss this grand finale of Connect Amsterdam filled with networking and learning from fellow Bloomreach users!

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Bloomreach Developer Trainings

28th - 31th October, 2019

Build on your expertise. Learn how to work with Bloomreach technology through training sessions during the week of Connect. Sessions cover the fundamentals, advanced skills, DevOps and SPAs.

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Bloomreach Developer Trainings