Magnolia Announces Guest Speakers for Amplify 2013: MBC Group, Atlassian, Manatee County

Posted by corinnar on Jan 17, 2013 7:08 AM EDT
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Magnolia’s First Major US Open Source CMS Conference to take place in March in Miami.

Magnolia,, the open source Java content management system (CMS) company has confirmed its guest speakers for the first ‘Magnolia Amplify’,, active learning event to be held March 6th-8th at the Mondrian South Beach Hotel in Miami Beach, Florida.

Senior subject matter experts from the Magnolia staff will be so far joined by speakers from the largest broadcasting group in the Middle East; MBC Group, Atlassian; makers of enterprise collaboration software JIRA and Confluence, as well as Florida’s own Manatee County authority: presenting on online service delivery and optimisation in the public sector.

Former Real Story Group (CMS Watch) analyst, Adriaan Bloem will be presenting a session focused on ‘High-Performance and Scalability’ in web environments. Now the Senior Manager of Online at MBC Group, Adriaan is responsible for delivering all online services for the corporation’s 160 million viewers. He also continues to blog about online, web, social, and technology for,, and his own site,

William Paoli, Web Developer Team Lead at Atlassian will be discussing the company’s experience building “Multilingual Websites, Microsites and Landing Pages” using Magnolia-CMS. Atlassian’s own software products, including JIRA, Confluence, Bonfire and Stash, are now used by over 23,000 large and small organizations – including Citigroup, eBay, Netflix and Nike. William's own work has touched several Silicon Valley start ups as well as Enterprise industry leaders such as Cisco, and Apple.

Florida’s Manatee County will also be providing a practical demonstration of Magnolia’s core Virtual Presence Management concept in action in the US public sector. Matthew Arriaga, Manatee’s senior online systems architect, will be joined on stage by Magnolia CTO Boris Kraft, to discuss how organizations can “Bring More Services to the Web and Improve Customer Experience”.

About Magnolia

Magnolia CMS is the open web content management system that allows enterprises to create and maintain an effective, agile virtual presence. Its flexible, open source, standards-based Java architecture delivers unrivalled interoperability with enterprise systems, while on the front-end Magnolia CMS delivers the most open, intuitive, user-friendly platform available for content authors and administrators.

Magnolia CMS enterprise customers include: CSC, ING, Lloyds TSB, MBC, Migros, Scottish Widows, Sony, Seat and The US Department of Defense. Magnolia is used in more than 100 countries on all continents of the world by governments and leading FORTUNE 500 enterprises.

Magnolia International Ltd. is the creator of both the Open Source Community Edition and Enterprise Licensed Editions of the Magnolia CMS. Full global service, support, implementation, consulting and training for enterprise clients are delivered by Magnolia in collaboration with its international network of qualified partners. Find out more about Magnolia at:

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