eZ Conference 2016

Beyond the Web

October 5th - 6th 2016

Paris, France


The Conference

eZ Conference 2016: Beyond the Web brings together experts in digital strategy, marketing and engineering to exchange ideas on how to deliver remarkable digital experiences. An annual summit, eZ Conference is the largest gathering of the eZ community worldwide—from editors and marketers who use eZ Publish, eZ Platform and eZ Enterprise, to the developers and designers building sites and apps. 

Missed eZ Conference 2015?

    Read our recap of last year's event in Brooklyn, NY and watch the sessions.

2016 Conference Program

This year’s conference offers general sessions and Business and Technical Tracks to match your interests.

Pre-Conference Meetings

Developers, want to learn how to customize and extend eZ Platform and eZ Enterprise from the ground up? eZ's Professional Services team will offer a full-day master class on October 4th. Whether you're just getting started or you are a seasoned eZ Publish developer, you'll walk away from the training with a solid grip on eZ's next generation CMS.

Partners, there will also be an eZ Partner Meeting on the morning of October 5th. We look forward to having you join us for discussions on the eZ roadmap, collaboration and more.

The Schedule

Confirmed Speakers

Interested in submitting a proposal? Download the Call for Proposals today.

Paul Boag

User Experience and Digital Transformation Consultant

Paul is a leader in digital strategy with over 20 years experience. He is a prolific writer having written Digital Adaptation, Website Owners Manual, Client Centric Web Design and numerous articles for publications such as net magazine, Smashing Magazine and Sitepoint. Paul also speaks on various aspects of digital both at conferences and on his podcast.

Mark Brincat

Chief Technology Officer
The Economist

Mark joined The Economist Group in 2015 where he leads teams responsible for the user experience, architecture, development and transformation of the company's digital products including Economist.com and The Economist apps. Previously, Mark was Head of Architecture at The Telegraph Media Group. Mark has worked in the tech and media sectors for over 20 years.

Björn Dieding

xrow GmbH

Björn Dieding is the owner of xrow GmbH. In his 15 years of professional experience he has designed and delivered content and commerce solutions to customers. Björn has received honorary awards for his achievements with eZ Systems.

Christophe Dujarric

Chief Product Officer

Christophe is the product guy at Blackfire/SensioLabs. He has worked in several start-ups, helping them make and sell products out of technologies. He’s involved in every step of the product’s lifecycle, from strategy to design and sales, and loves to coach on product management methods.

Aleksander Farstad

CEO and Co-Founder
eZ Systems

Aleksander started eZ in 1999 with his brother Bård. Under Aleksander’s leadership, eZ built its global open source ecosystem with more than 5 million downloads of eZ Publish, and after a five-year hiatus from eZ in 2008, he rejoined the company as CEO, and led the launch of eZ’s next generation CMS, eZ Platform and eZ Enterprise.

Yann Gourvennec

CEO and Founder
Visionary Marketing

Yann heads the digital marketing agency Visionary Marketing and is the Program Director of the Advanced Masters in Digital Strategy at Grenoble Ecole de Management in France. He created visionarymarketing.com in 1996 and since then, he has practiced Web strategy, e-business and Web communications in the field. A lecturer, keynote speaker, author and blogger, he is the co-author of Mastering Digital Marketing Like A Boss.

Gilles Guirand


Gilles is the CTO and Co-Founder of Kaliop as well as the CTO of the Kuzzle.io project. He is widely acknowledged by the eZ Community as an expert on highly technical and complex eZ Publish projects. Gilles extends his expertise to other tools & communities including JavaScript, Cloud, Symfony, Varnish, Solr, NewRelic, CI tools and devOps culture.

Samuli Heiskala

Marketing Manager
Viking Line

Samuli has 16 years of expertise in the hospitality and travel industry. He has been working with Viking Line, a leading provider of passenger, recreation and cargo carrier services, for a year and a half. Samuli holds a Master’s degree in Tourism. 

Richard Jones

Technical Director

Richard leads the technical strategy for the Inviqa Content Practice, which specializes in eZ Platform and Drupal 8 development. A prolific open source contributor, Richard is a regular speaker at UK and international events. Inviqa provides expertise in eCommerce, Content Management Systems and custom software development.

André Rømcke

André Rømcke

VP Engineering
eZ Systems

André leads eZ's engineering teams. He has worked with PHP and eZ software for over ten years, during which he's built up an expertise in agile methodologies, devOps technologies and internal processes. André is an active contributor to the Symfony ecosystem and a frequent speaker at conferences and meet-ups.

Dietmar Schantin

Institute for Media Strategies

Dietmar founded the Institute for Media Strategies in 2012. Formerly the Executive Director of WAN-IFRA, Dietmar was responsible for the worldwide consultancy, training and event activities of IFRA for the digitalization of media organizations. Formerly a management consultant in telecom, Dietmar later served as Managing Director of a media company spin-off. 

Petar Španja

Petar Španja

Software Engineer
eZ Systems

Petar is a senior web developer at Netgen and a member of the eZ core development team. He is also a tracker and a person with a fantastic smile.

Jérôme Vieilledent

Senior technical expert eZ / Symfony

Jérôme is a completely self-educated web developer. He started developing with eZ Publish and Symfony in 2007. He now works as a senior consultant and is a certified advanced Symfony developer.