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Kentico Mini Summit - March 18th 2016

Written By: High Monkey
Posted: 2/3/2016


Kentico Mini Summit 2016

March 18, 2016 10:00AM - 2:30PM


High Monkey and Kentico planned a Kentico Mini Summit for March 18th in Wood Dale IL. This event was intended for current Kentico users as well as anyone who was interested in learning more about Kentico as a whole. During the time of the event we had 3 presentations planned surrounding the following topics: Kentico EMS Campaign Management, Best practices around public websites, and even looking at the Upgrade path to Kentico Version 9.


DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Wood Dale - 1200 N Mittel Blvd, Wood Dale, IL 60106

About the Speakers:

Jessica MacRoberts: Jessica is a highly accomplished Business Development and sales leader with years of experience in the internet/web industry.  She is a distinguished leader in developing client and partner relationships supporting her successes as a top performer in each of her roles in her career.  Jessica is passionate about taking the time to identify the needs of her partners and clients to ensure her products and solutions will meet and exceed expectations set.  As a leader, Jessica not only pushes herself to consistently deliver her best but mentors others to ensure her team supports their clients in the same positive manner.  Jessica is highly respected by her peers, her clients and is always recommended by her partners as a true leader in the internet/web industry.

Virgil Carroll: Virgil grew up as an Alaskan fisherman, so he knows that life, like business, can be smooth sailing one minute and stormy seas the next. After graduating with his Master’s degree, Virgil decided to put his myriad talents to good use and formed High Monkey and is currently its principal human solutions architect. When Virgil speaks technology he does it from a business person’s point of view. You won’t find his talks clouded with “tech geek” speak. Virgil has an expansive breadth of knowledge and speaks objectively about a variety of subjects.​

Sessions - More Information + Slide Decks:

10:00AM - 11:30AM - Jessica MacRoberts, Territory Sales Manager at Kentico will be presenting - "Deep dive into Kentico Campaign Management" - Kentico is an all-in-one CMS, E-commerce, and Online Marketing platform that drives business results for companies of all sizes both on-premise or in the cloud. It gives customers and partners powerful, comprehensive tools and customer-centric solutions to create stunning websites and manage customer experiences easily in a dynamic business environment.

This session takes a look at Kentico’s improved Campaign Management, along with the visitor and marketer experience. Kentico 9 lets you run highly optimized campaigns and deliver exceptional customer experiences all from one location. Now you have the power to improve and refine your digital strategy, align it with the needs of your customers, and create unique user experiences, bringing you closer to your customers.

Key "Take-Aways"

  • Kentico 9 Campaign Management
  • Kentico User Experience
  • Kentico Marketer Experience

12:30PM - 1:15PM - "Kentico - Upgrade to Kentico 9" - If you are thinking about upgrading to the latest version of Kentico, you may be asking yourself how easy or difficult will it be.  There are some things to consider like the current version of Kentico you are using, how much customization exists in your website, and how version 9 looks and works. In this session Virgil Carroll will be walking individuals through some of the ins and outs to consider when you are thinking about upgrading your Kentico system.

Key "Take-Aways"

  • What to consider before upgrading
  • What to expect during an upgrade
  • Common troubleshooting and action steps you may need to take after an upgrade

1:15PM - 2:00PM - "Revitalizing your Digital Strategy with Web Design Best Practices." In today’s world, having a digital web strategy that highlights your organization’s unique value, in concert with a top notch look-n-feel, is critical to your success.  Getting your web presence ‘right’ is a careful balance between design aesthetic, understanding your target audiences, and conveying messages that resonate.  Join Virgil Carroll from High Monkey as he shares his 17+ years of web building experience to give you best practices for refreshing your web presence and proven techniques to maximize your investment and re-engage your target audiences.

Key "Take-Aways"

  • How to really understand your key audiences wants and needs
  • Best practices around web design and strategy
  • How to find the right balance between design and content

Thank you to all who attended! We look forward to hosting more events like this in the future!

Chad's Bio Coming Soon!

More About Virgil

Virgil Carroll is the owner and president of High Monkey – based in Minneapolis Minnesota. Virgil also wears the multiple ‘hats’ of Principle Human Solutions Architect and SharePoint Architect.

Virgil is one of those rare individuals who can dive deep into technical topics while speaking clearly to the business owners of a project and never forgetting that the end user experience has the highest priority. He calls it using both sides of his brain. Virgil is passionate about leveraging technologies ‘out of the box’ as much as possible with a focus on the strategic use of content to create websites that deliver the right content to the right audience on the right device at the right time. Virgil brings high energy, an ironic wit, and a sense of grounded perspective whenever he speaks to an audience. Virgil regularly speaks at conferences and user groups throughout the United States and occasionally in Europe.

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