Can you be my friend, Robbie?

Last week, Bas Lijten and I presented at the Sitecore Symposium 2017 in Las Vegas about our ‘Futuristic Showcase of the Omni-channel Capabilities of Sitecore XP’. We have shown the audience the power of Sitecore’s omni-channel marketing capabilities and what you can do with adding Microsoft Cognitive Services and Internet-of-Things into the game! We did …

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Revealing Robbie at SUGCON Europe 2017

Today, Bas Lijten and I have revealed our newly and secretly built project at SUGCON Europe 2017 ! Something that never has been done before: a real robot that moves, interacts, communicates and executes tasks, fully driven by Sitecore XP, using additional techniques like Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Natural Language Processing, Face Recognition and Emotion Detection. It is a robot …

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Blue Green Sitecore Deployments on Azure

In my blog post and talks early december, I gave an extensive introduction on deploying and hosting your Sitecore solution on Azure Web Apps; right after the release of Sitecore 8.2 Update 1, which was the first Sitecore version to support Web Apps. Since then, a lot happened. Not only Sitecore released both Update 2 and …

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Sitecore Cloud MVP 2017!

For the second year in a row, I am happy to announce that I have been awarded the Sitecore MVP Cloud award 2017! Yes, that’s right, Cloud! Being one of only 10 Cloud experts worldwide to be named a Sitecore MVP this year, among over 10,000 certified developers in Sitecore’s network globally, is very exciting. As a Technology MVP …

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Sitecore MVP Summit & Symposium 2016

One week after the Symposium, overcoming my jetlag, catching up a-lot-a-work, blogging about the cool new Azure Apps stuff and celebrating the weekend with a nice brew, it’s time to look back at both the Sitecore MVP Summit & the Sitecore Symposium 2016 edition! Let’s start with the location: New Orleans. Good choice there Sitecore! My first …

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I’ve won the Sitecore Technology MVP award 2016!

 I’m very proud and happy to announce that I have been awarded the Sitecore Technology MVP award 2016 by Sitecore. Being one of only 177 people worldwide, among over 10,000 certified developers in Sitecore’s network globally, is exciting to say the least. It inspires me to continue, and extend, my contributions to this wonderful community. …

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SUGNL Colours 2015

Last month we’ve hosted another SUGNL meetup at Colours. This year we had both a developer track and a marketing track, with over 70 visitors in total. It was a very cool gathering of Sitecore enthusiastics, and as I tweeted:   Cool to see our sessions of this editions’ #SUGNL sparkle some interesting discussions! Getting …

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SUGCON Europe 2015

This year, the conference of SUGNL (Sitecore User Group Nederland), was aimed at a larger audience than last year, going from a national event to an international event. And despite the fact that it was named SUGCON Europe, people attended from all over the world! I was looking forward to this event for some time …

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Predicting visitor behavior

A deep dive into predicting the behavior of users in general and your site’s visitors This January, Sitecore held the Benelux Winter Camp 2015 with a series of twelve webinars about digital marketing. A kick-start for the new year with a lot of interesting sessions about online customer experiences and online trends to help you …

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Colours Hackathon

Last week we had our first Hackathon at Colours, and it was a blast! There were a lot of great ideas, ranging from better time-tracking apps and a mobile poker app for Scrum poker sessions, to multiple content management add-ons and even an iBeacon utility that you can easily administer online. My submission came in …

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