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Speakers

Here to educate, enlighten and inspire you, are our hand-picked experts; eager to share the value of their insights and the benefit of their experience and expertise. They are keen to meet you all at the 2-day conference, hear about your experiences, and answer any questions you may have.

Kentico Experts at Kentico Connection 2013 include:

Petr Palas

In 2004, Petr Palas started Kentico as a profit-funded, no-venture-capital company. Since then, Kentico has continued to grow rapidly each year and is currently a company of over 100 people with a network of 1,200+ partners spanning 90 countries. Before starting Kentico Software, Petr Palas already had 5 years’ of experience in software development and marketing in Moravia IT, the leading IT localization company, where he led the PortSight division, focused on the development of website portals and components on the Microsoft .NET platform.
Blog: http://devnet.kentico.com/Blogs/Petr-Palas.aspx
Twitter: @PetrPalas

Martin Hejtmanek

Martin leads the development of Kentico CMS and deals with its architecture and core programming. He joined Kentico soon after its birth, 8 years ago, and was one of the company’s first full-time employees. He knows every single part of the Kentico solution, so you can ask him just about any technical question related to Kentico.
Blog: http://devnet.kentico.com/Blogs/Martin-Hejtmanek.aspx
Twitter: @martinh_kentico

Thomas Robbins

Thom Robbins is the Chief Evangelist for Kentico Software. He is responsible for evangelizing on-line marketers, Web developers, Web designers and interactive agencies to Kentico CMS for ASP.NET. Prior to joining Kentico, Thom had been at Microsoft Corporation since 2000 and served in a number of executive positions. Most recently, he led the Developer Audience Marketing group that was responsible for increasing developer satisfaction with the Microsoft platform. Thom also led the .NET Platform Product Management group responsible for customer adoption and implementation of the .NET Framework and Visual Studio. He was also a Principal Developer Evangelist working with developers around the world on implementing .NET-based solutions.
Twitter: @trobbins

Petr Vozak

Petr is the Group Product Manager responsible for future enhancements of the E-commerce solution, meaning he is focused on market research and collecting feedback from customers to make sure the E-commerce solution evolves the right way.
Blog: http://devnet.kentico.com/Blogs/Petr-Vozak.aspx
Twitter: @PetrVozak

Stepan Kozak

Stepan joined Kentico in June 2007 (around version 2.2). He is now the leader of the Core & Data development team at Kentico. His team is focused on low-level generic code including K# macro engine and REST integration. You can discuss various topics including Macro Engine (K# language features) and REST support.
Twitter: @KozakStepan

Juraj Hrinik

Juraj joined Kentico in 2007. Since then he works in development from junior developer to technical leader position and now he works as Group Product Manager for Community & Intranet (Chat, Blogs, Forums, User Contributions etc.) and will be responsible for feature developments in these areas of the Kentico CMS.
Twitter: @hrinik

Eric Webb

Eric is responsible for sales operations worldwide and is accountable for all associated key business development initiatives. He provides input for the future development of Kentico EMS, and maintains strategic alliance partnerships. Eric joined Kentico Software in the fall of 2008 and brings over 9 years of experience in enterprise software sales and Web content management. His approach to building and managing the US team has given Kentico Software the ability to establish a successful North American presence and extend a 24/7 support service worldwide.
Twitter: @ecwebb

Boris Pocatko

Boris is part of the Kentico team from version 3.1, where he started as a Support Engineer five years ago. Nowadays is Boris part of the Consulting team at Kentico helping customers to deliver their projects timely, solve their issues and train their staff for their new CMS system. You can ask him about general customizations of the system, deployment, recommended development approaches and general Kentico topics.
Twitter: @BorisPocatko

Oldrich Januska

Oldrich is responsible for developing Kentico’s Product Strategy and making sure Kentico brings the right solutions to the market. He is passionate about understanding the market and customer needs. Prior to joining Kentico, he had been with SAP, Siebel Systems and Autodesk in the USA and Europe.
Twitter: @OldrichJanuska

Marketing track Speakers:

Jason Davey, Bullseye

Jason co-founded Bullseye in 2000, and has developed the company into one of Australasia's most successful full service digital agencies with offices in Australia, New Zealand and Indonesia.

With almost 20 years’ experience working in the digital space, Jason has seen the industry from many different vantage points, having worked as an interactive designer, creative director, digital strategist and, now, business leader.

Alan Jones, The New Agency

Since 1995, Alan has worked with early-stage companies and new product development teams, on online strategy for communications, product development and marketing.

 He draws on hands-on experience founding and co-founding web and mobile startups, as well as senior management experience in larger companies including Yahoo!, News Digital Media and Microsoft. In 1997 Alan established Yahoo! Australia & NZ (now Yahoo7) with CEO Tony Faure. 


Alan advises and invest in new Australian startups directly, and through Startmate, Pollenizer Ventures and BlackbirdVC. Shoestring Media's Mat Beeche listed Alan as one of Australia's Top Startup Mentors in 2012.


Alan is a co-founder of digital agency The New Agency, an early investor in ChromaSun, Bugherd, OtherLevels and ScriptRock and the Social Media Director for TEDxSydney.

Jeff Willinger, Rightpoint

Jeff Willinger is the Director of Social Computing, Collaboration and Intranets at Rightpoint and was recently named one of the top SharePoint influencers to watch in 2013, for the third year and is recognized as one of the top social media people in the city of Chicago. He specializes in advising clients on social computing strategies, social intranets and portals, mobile reach vs. reach and increasing employee engagement. With experience spanning more than two decades, he is an internationally recognized speaker and expert in all CMS solutions and is a technology and business evangelist with deep expertise in information architecture, enterprise content management, and web 2.0 technology strategy. A character with character, he is the President and Founder of the Social Media Club of Chicago.

Scott Pettet, Lewis PR

Scott is Vice President APAC at global PR and digital communications agency, LEWIS PR. He is an accomplished PR specialist who has worked in the sectorfor fifteen years, advising brands such as AMP, Ericsson, Lexus, Sony and St.George on their PR and digital communications strategies. Scott is a powerful communicator who's skill set includes strategy development, copy writing, media & analyst relations, social media, media training, public affairs and campaign coordination across multiple global geographies.

Partner Speakers

Luke Ballantine and Jashuva Thupakula

Marker Studios
http://www.kentico.com/Partners/Marker-Studio

Richard Wright

Union digital
https://www.kentico.com/Partners/Union