Monday evening I was pinged an alert on Outlook that it was time for Perficient's annual pre-Summit dinner, the first time I've not been to Las Vegas in March since Summit moved from Salt Lake City.
While I am glad that Adobe has taken measures for the safety of our community, colleagues and family, I will miss meeting up with you at Adobe Summit 2020.
As we cannot meet up in person, Adobe has re-launched Adobe Summit as an online experience. Now we can watch all of the Adobe-goodness at our leisure. If only we were stuck inside with nothing better to do...To help you keep busy during the quarantine, I've put together a list of my themes for Summit 2020 and the top videos I'm going to be watching!
Theme #1: End of Cookies
Safari represents 56% of mobile browser visitors in the US, so if you care about mobile visitors ITP is already the reality. Even if not, Chrome, which represents 65% of the global browser market share, is announced similar measures coming soon. Clearly, relying on 3rd party cookies is not a winning strategy, so what do we do next?
Theme #2: The Next Generation of Content Management
I've been working with Adobe Experience Manager for a long time and frankly, while Adobe has been making iterative investments and UI changes, the tool is recognizably similar to how it was 10 years ago. Now with AEM as a Cloud Service, Adobe is changing the game and I for one am very interested to see where they are going.
In addition to AEM as a Cloud Service, there's also some great AEM Classic vs Cloud Service agnostic content:
- The Web and Beyond: The Power of Traditional + Headless Content Management
- Commerce-led, experience-led, or headless: the best approach
- Content Strategy and Architecture: The Infrastructure Behind the Interface
Theme #3: Get the Most out of Adobe Analytics
I always enjoy seeing what other practitioners and organizations are doing with Adobe Analytics, this year there are some great sessions around getting the most out of Adobe Analytics.
- A Clean, Mean, Actionable Data Machine: A Deep Dive on Data Democratization
- Ludicrous Speed! Advanced Techniques to Get the Most Out of Adobe Analytics
- The Future Belongs to the Curious: Our Best Adobe Analytics Tips & Tricks
Theme #4: Adobe Experience Platform
Adobe Experience Platform represents the next generation of customer data management and orchestration on the Adobe Experience Cloud. I'm excited to see the promise meet reality.
- Meet Alloy.js and Never Tag for an eVar or Mbox Again
- Preparing for Your Customer Experience Journey on Adobe Experience Platform
- Supercharge Your Customer Journeys with Adobe Campaign and Adobe Experience Platform
And of course: Sneaks!
Sneaks is always my favorite session at Adobe Summit, who doesn't like seeing cool stuff and technologists heckled by comedians? The hardest things about sneaks is realizing the cool stuff you saw won't be available immediately.
Bonus: All 120 Summit Breakouts
In addition to my top 10, when researching for this post, I also created a list of the 120 breakout sessions for Summit 2020. Here they are for your easy perusal!
Get insights into the new world of data collection and identity management as we move into a cookie-less era.
Learn advanced strategies in TV advertising to maximize your upfront investment
Using AI and machine learning to build models, Adobe Sensei optimizes paid search campaigns to improve ROI.
Use seamless workflows across Adobe Experience Cloud to exceed customer expectations and power advertising like never before.
Learn how to pass EVARs to Marketo Engage forms, as well as best practices for hard- and soft-gating content.
Learn to use Marketo Engage to create an alignment strategy that fosters efficiency, scalability, and results for everyone.
Get best practices on how to design, implement, report and monitor your lead scoring strategy with Marketo engage.
Get the most out of your templates, including how to work with an agency, and email and landing page optimization must-haves.
Competing in the new B2B world requires agile digital capabilities. Learn how to use Experience Cloud to deliver top experiences.
Learn how to use all the information that you have to develop and send sales the right lead.
Gain an in-depth understanding of all processes behind a MarTech deployment to plan, implement, and launch a new platform.
Learn how integrating data science into the core of your marketing strategy not only helps your team but also your bottom line.
Create nurture programs that are insightful and intuitive. How to set up Marketo Engage programs for attribution and reporting.
Construct your way to success by building and testing your most engaging nurture program yet.
Uncover the inner workings of automation and receive golden nuggets from industry insiders.
Reach the right audience at the right time with the right content for a truly unique experience that leaves your buyers satisfied.
Learn the theory of attribution from first touch all the way to AI-driven and best practices from implementation to overhaul.
Learn how to perform an audit of your Marketo Engage instance, set up customized smart lists, and devise a targeted project plan.
Join Valerie Beaulieu, U.S. CMO at Microsoft, for a talk about her experience leading during Microsoft’s digital transformation.
Learn how to scale your instance of Marketo Engage as your team grows, including changes to make now to prevent problems later.
Get a deep understanding of how the algorithm works and actionable insights to making improvements to your emails today.
Engage customers with relevant personalized content, create an integrated nurture system, and coordinate across multiple channels.
Learn about the latest AI innovations designed to help you take your demand marketing to the next level.
Become a trusted advisor, measure the right information, and show returns to solidify marketing as a revenue powerhouse.
Build a privacy compliance program with segmentation, region updates, merging duplicates, and controlling implied consent.
Ensure you're getting the most engagement out of your database with this session’s guide to nurture leads back into the hot seat.
Get tips on Marketo Engage to nurture leads, fill seats and interact with your attendees before, during, and after your event.
Uncovering common issues that users come across and how to locate the source of an error and fix it quickly.
Learn how to simplify complex workflows, flexibility to change and update campaigns, and build a scalable infrastructure.
Learn how Adobe Sensei will soon bring the power of creating and managing intelligent product recommendations to Magento Commerce.
Allbirds has seen huge growth due to a personalized digital strategy in one of the largest digital commerce market in the world.
Learn how progressive web apps (PWAs) helped Watsco's Carrier Enterprise business pioneer a headless commerce solution.
Find out how Adobe and Magento Commerce help businesses operate headless commerce to streamline experiences across touchpoints.
Get a high-level view of using Magento Web to handle large volumes of data while integrating external systems.
Learn about the decisions that Larson-Juhl made to revolutionize their customer experience across the globe.
Learn about upcoming innovations to Page Builder and PWA Studio that will enhance your Magento Commerce experience.
Use Experience Manager integrations to get powerful analytic and website optimization products to drive online initiatives.
Take your digital experience into the physical world and streamline workflows with powerful digital signage, kiosks and more.
Albertsons personalized e-commerce experiences with out-of-the-box and custom Adobe Experience Manager and Adobe Target tools.
Streamline digital authoring without compromising design integrity or UX governance with tools in Experience Manager.
Meet enterprise needs and take advantage of scale, efficiencies, and cross-brand insights with a content and commerce platform.
Learn how content architecture is a crucial part of the infrastructure your brand needs to achieve content velocity.
Learn how Esri, a 50 year old company, transformed their marketing technology, resulting in higher revenue and web traffic.
Make leaps in content productivity by breaking down the siloes between Creative Cloud tools and Digital Asset Management.
Learn why a modernized forms experience matters, and how you can do so while gaining 379% ROI for your organization.
Put your time and energy to better use. Adobe Experience Manager Assets and Dynamic Media AI can free you from tedious tasks.
Don't delay your product launch. Experience Manager has out-of-the-box tools and production-ready components to speed timelines.
Data is arguably the most important asset retailers can use to drive growth. Learn how it's being optimized in a new study.
Experience a demo reusing content to see how to easily flow your brand experience across channels with Adobe Experience Manager.
Create streamlined omnichannel shopping experiences using an API-first and microservices approach from Magento Commerce.
A popular summit session, the retail industry session delivers expert thought leadership for your marketing program.
Learn how to deliver localized, real-time content using the Content Services Framework to power any application or channel.
Learn how the U.S. Census Bureau is using Adobe technology to collect the nations's leading source of quality data.
Stay in front of the evolving digital experiences revolution with these must-have innovations from Experience Manager Sites.
Achieve SaaS-like agility and meet ever-changing customer expectations using Experience Manager as a Cloud Service.
Customers expect new experiences more often. Cloud Manager helps overcome the technological challenges of rapid release cycles.
Hear how Under Armour migrated to Adobe Experience Manager Assets as a Cloud Service to maximize marketing flexibility and scale.
Customer Journey Management
Explore how leading businesses are taking advantage of digital transformations to set them apart from the mainstream.
Learn mobile messaging tips and tricks from Adobe and Telus Communications on how to drive personalization for your customers.
Learn how to integrate Adobe Campaign with Adobe Analytics to connect your customer communication and data insights practices.
Get concrete guidance and takeaways on Campaign product capabilities that you can use to drive higher results.
Learn the workflows and deliveries of Campaign to help your team save time and build a better experience.
Learn what today's healthcare companies need to do to connect emotionally with customers through real-time personalization.
Learn how Virgin Atlantic implemented new practices in consistent service while maintaining the friendly spirit they're known for.
Hear Tim Arthur's success principles, and about the pitfalls he nearly fell in on his path. Simple solutions to complex problems.
Get the details on five marketing trends that will impact businesses most in the next 12–18 months.
Learn how to take advantage of underused key features in Campaign to increase your customers' time to value.
Get tips and tricks from the Adobe Campaign Value Acceleration team to prioritize and optimize your data.
Get an introduction to Journey Orchestration in Adobe Experience Platform and learn how it helps Relevant Sports succeed.
Learn how to use Adobe Campaign and Adobe Experience Platform to deliver real-time, individual engagements across channels.
Get an in-depth view of the state of CXM, including the challenges, opportunities, and tips on building a CXM strategy.
Learn what it takes to innovate in the experience economy through examples of brands that are leading the way.
Discover how professionals can hack their business to create immense value by thinking about and doing things differently.
Learn about Econsultancy's 2020 travel industry trends and how travel leaders use data to drive customer experiences.
Learn about Vitamix's approach to customer relationship marketing and how they've improved engagement and loyalty.
Data & Insights
Learn what a DMP is, what it can do, and how it can help make your marketing technology stack even more powerful.
Actionable tips and tricks to establish and improve data governance in your organization.
The lessons top marketing executives have in learned throughout their AI journey.
Find out how we're making it easier to solve personalization in an era of privacy challenges and fragmented data.
Experience Platform helps you identify, understand, and engage customers to deliver the future of compelling experiences.
Unlock richer analysis and insights about your customer experience through direct query access to omnichannel customer data.
Whether you're new to R or an expert, make exciting data discoveries using interactive visualizations and machine-learning models.
Watch our Real-time Customer Data Platform, powered by Adobe Experience Platform, in action and learn how it helps business grow.
Get real-world examples of how organizations use implementation and analysis techniques to accelerate their analytics programs.
Gain practical advice from industry-leading analytics professionals on how to achieve rockstar status in your organization.
Only organizations with a clear strategy for effective marketing channel measurement will be able to maximize their investments.
Watch Pranay Goyal, personalization and A/B testing lead for VMware.com, discuss how they're personalizing for a global audience.
Learn how Samsung outlined multiple business goals and made razor-sharp definitions of how each webpage contributed to that goal.
Learn the tips, tricks for maximizing the value of anomaly detection, contribution analysis, and other AI-powered technologies.
Get insights into the key concepts and raw data behind many Adobe Analytics reports to improve interpretation and analysis.
Learn how the teams at the Bank of Montreal grew delivering value through quality, personalized experiences.
Learn how Adobe Audience Manager bridges the gap between device-based and people-based channels with people-based destinations.
Find out how Experience Platform can fit into your existing data infrastructure and implementations to get up and running faster.
Learn from iconic tech brands as they share strategies for refreshing and revitalizing their brands.
Learn how Adobe Experience Platform provides an industry-first, extensible governance framework for governance policies.
Learn about the role that technology, processes, and people play in supporting brand transformation initiatives.
Analysis Workspace lets you use powerful visualizations to discover valuable insights into the customer journey.
Learn how Adobe Analytics gives you the ability to build, manage, share, and apply powerful audience segments in your analysis.
Join Deloitte Digital to learn how businesses take back ownership of their data to harness the power of customer information.
Gain an understanding of the building blocks of Adobe Analytics, including metrics, dimensions, campaign attribution, and more.
Tips, tricks, and pro secrets for implementing Adobe Analytics, including data layers, processing rules, and more.
Learn about the integration options with Experience Platform and how it can help you deliver real-time customer experiences.
Learn advanced methods for breaking down data silos in Analysis Workspace using the latest updates from Adobe Analytics.
Learn how Panera implemented Adobe Target and Adobe Launch to perform powerful A/B testing and geotargeted personalization.
Learn how Adobe Experience Platform Data Science Workspace solves the challenges you face in delivering personalized experiences.
Join Adobe experts as they discuss their takes on a future with or without the cookie, including how we're tackling the challenge.
With cross-device analytics in Adobe Analytics, your business can understand customer behavior across mobile, desktop, and more.
Join Adobe experts as they discuss how Adobe Target and Adobe Experience Platform are evolving to power personalized experiences.
Learn how everyone on your team can use Adobe Analytics to track and use customer behavior, even new employees.
Use Adobe Analytics to explore and understand the entire customer journey, from mobile app to brick-and-mortar interactions.
Maximize the impact of the insights you've uncovered and garner support from stakeholders and executives to sponsor your ideas.
Learn about the hard work our teams have done to build a new library, Alloy.js, that you can use across Adobe solutions.
Helps users learn, connect, and grow along a personalized path to success that includes self-help and instructor-led training.
Give people with visual or cognitive disabilities increased access to your digital content with this AI tool concept.
Use Bon Voyage to see real-time customer-journey performance and take corrective action as needed.
An AI tool that will streamline the content workflow for clothing retailers and optimize the online shopping experience.
Project Dually Noted allows collaboration across physical and digital documents by using augmented reality to create a bridge.
A no-code, drag-and-drop visual interface that will help build custom apps and create automated cross-application workflows.
An experimental, natural language-based tool that will allow users of any technical ability to build powerful customer segments.
Project Snippets uses AI to automatically personalize teasers — titles, descriptions, and images — across audiences.