Although the Coronavirus pandemic made a face-to-face event, originally held in Chicago, impossible; members from all over the world had the opportunity to connect to the first Sitecore All-Digital Symposium. Taking care of every detail to ensure the well-being of attendees, partners, sponsors, and employees, the conferences, combined with keynote speakers, breakout sessions, and networking were available in the palm of your hand, in a unique two and a half-day experience.
The Sitecore Symposium was an exciting time, and full of new opportunities: team members of Inflection Point were present online, making new global connections without leaving home, being able to attend all talks and lessons at the desired time, scheduling virtual meetings with Sitecore experts, sponsors, partners, and other attendees and accessing the content of the event whenever they wanted. (For the first time we didn't have to choose which talks to attend and we weren't running room after room to get to each and every experience!)
The focus of this year's big event was #MomentsThatMakeExperiences because we all have a moment, a memory, or a remembrance that we feel happened yesterday. In this way, brands can create these moments with their customers, to establish a connection, which becomes a long-term relationship. In #SitecoreSym 2020, each guest discovered how brands capture 'the magic of the moment', and we learned about new updates and Sitecore products, as well as from real-world customers who, through their success storytelling, advised us on what the best organizational practices are to elevate our business through the platform.
The Guest Keynote Speaker for the 2020 Symposium was Leslie Odom, Jr., Tony and Grammy Award-Winning Performer. In his talk, "Failing Up: How To Take Risks, Aim Higher, and Never Stop Learning," Leslie shared with us his life lessons, how he followed his passions, and how he discovered his potential by surrounding himself with the right people. This year's speakers included Paige O'Neill, Sitecore Chief Marketing Officer, Steve Tzikakis, Sitecore Chief Executive Officer, Desta Price, Sitecore EVP Product Management, and many more.
With expert speakers, innovative thought leaders, and representatives from a range of global brands, #SitecoreSymposium2020 created connections, sparked ideas and offered actionable insights for every online attendee. This all-digital experience is still available on-demand until December 31, 2020, so if you want to be part of the event, you're on time!
What experiences will this next year bring? We are very excited to apply the knowledge we have received and capture the magic of each moment with our partners.
Until next year Sitecore… Las Vegas 2021, here we come!