How to Optimize Web Performance Speed & Prepare for Google’s Core Web Vitals




27th Aug 2020


11AM – 12 NOON EDT

A Panel Discussion between Headwire, Arbory Digital, Dentsu Isobar moderated by TA Digital

In May 2020, Google announced a new program called Web Vitals, an initiative to provide unified guidance for quality signals that, we believe, are essential to delivering a great user experience on the web.

In this webinar we will answer questions like: How will Web Vitals impact your SEO score at Google and what can you do about it? How to improve your page speed and how to prepare for Google’s Core Web Vitals? How to improve your SEO score and pagespeed to drive immediate business results?


Lokesh BS

He has over 16yrs of experience in the software industry and have led multiple enterprise digital transformation project including all of the Adobe Experience Cloud platforms and eCommerce.

Lokesh Shivalingaiah

Principal Enterprise Architect at TA Digital



Since 2000, Headwire has consistently worked in the enterprise web space, working closely with content driven organizations, agencies and CMS vendors, helping to deliver large-scale websites with far-reaching delivery and distribution needs.


Founding member of Headwire Inc.


Working with CQ since 4.2i. Specializes in Performance and Security focused configurations, Has supported enterprise AEM installations on self-hosted, dedicated cloud, AWS, Azure, GCP Led major upgrades and migrations including Architect of first mobile app on AEM (MyFordMobile).


Co-Founder and CEO at Arbory Digital


Primarily focused on providing architectural solutions for WEM, CMS with AEM and Adobe Marketing Cloud, She has over 12 years of experience and has worked with major brands across EU and US in retail, automotive, medical eCommerce and energy & utilities domain.


Digital Experience Platform Technologist at            Dentsu Isobar

AEM Operations & Maintenance Best Practices Panel Discussion


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JULY 2020


8:00AM – 9:00AM


AEM Operations & Maintenance Best Practices in Global Enterprises – A Panel Discussion between AWS, ICF Next, Rackspace & Hoodoo Digital


Anuj Ratra is a Global Tech Lead for Amazon Web Services (AWS) focusing on Adobe Applications. Anuj has spent his career learning digital transformation technologies and helping customers architect enterprise scale systems. He specializes in delivering cloud compute solutions using Adobe and AWS technologies. Prior to joining AWS, Anuj pioneered innovative digital and e-commerce/omni-channel solutions for enterprise-wide digital transformations.

Anuj Ratra

Global Tech Lead for AWS


Brad Coleman is an AEM Architect at Rackspace Technology. He has been working in the DevOps arena of Adobe Experience Manager for 7 years, with over 20 years of experience on Java-based web applications. He leads the Rackspace Application Services AEM team, which is a managed service provider for companies running AEM.

Brad Coleman

AEM Architect at Rackspace


Joey Smith, Director of Client Enablement and DevOps Engineering for Hoodoo Digital, joined the AEM community in 2013 after 15 years as a software engineer and systems administrator across various other platforms. A founder of and, he has a passion for getting developers to take a more active role in the long-term maintenance of the AEM platform. With experience both as an AEM partner and an AEM customer, he’s become intimately familiar with many of AEM’s more unique operational demands, which is what convinced him to come back to the agency side to help drive deeper and lasting change in the AEM community.


Joey Smith

Director, Client Enablement and DevOps Engineering for Hoodoo Digital


Tad Reeves, AEM Architect at ICF Next has worked with the AEM / CQ platform for the last 10 years, and has been involved in enterprise operations for over 20 years. As a devops engineer and architect, he’s had his hands on AEM/CQ implementations from over 40 different companies on virtually every hosting platform.

Tad Reeves

AEM Architect at ICF Next

Apache Sling Repository Initialization


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JULY 2020


6:00PM – 7:00PM


Apache Sling Repository Initialization

DESCRIPTION: Apache Sling RepoInit has been a feature of AEM / Apache Sling for several years, but recent improvements to the language and new features in the OSGi configuration allow application developers to use Apache Sling RepoInit to configure the initial repository state.

This talk will:
-Introduce the benefits Sling Repository Initialization as a provisioning method
-Compare Sling Repository Initialization to other methods of initializing a repository
-Show how to manage permissions, configurations, and initial content using RepoInit
-Demonstrate using Sling Repository Initialization for both AEM as a Cloud Service and AEM 6
-Discuss a method for making it easier to manage Sling Repository Initialization configurations and future options

More info about Repository Initialization:

This talk will be useful for AEM Technical Experts, Architects, and Developers, especially those interested in AEM as a Cloud Service.

Event Schedule


6:00 – 6:05 PM




6:05 – 6:50 PM

Daniel Klco

Repository Initialization presentation


6:50 – 7:00 PM

Q & A


Daniel Klco, Adobe Digital Marketing Technical Director at Perficient. Dan is an experienced Adobe Experience Cloud Technical Lead, Solution Architect, Consultant, and Advisor. As a PMC Member of the Apache Sling and contributor to the ACS AEM Commons projects Dan enjoys contributing to improving the AEM and Sling ecosystem. Recently, Dan has focused on the new Adobe Cloud solutions including participating in betas for Project Jaeger / Firefly, Project Skyline / AEM as a Cloud Service, and Adobe Experience Platform.

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Dam Klco

Daniel Klco

Adobe Digital Marketing Technical Director

THE WEB AND BEYOND: Power of Traditional + Headless Content Management


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JUNE 2020


8:00AM – 9:00AM


THE WEB AND BEYOND: Power of Traditional + Headless Content Management

SPEAKER: Gabriel Walt, Product manager for Web Experience Management at Adobe, Gabriel Walt is responsible for Adobe Experience Manager Sites features, like the Core Components, the Template Editor, the Style System, the Responsive Layout, the HTML Template Language, the AEM Project Archetype, among other things.

MODERATOR: Barnik Maitra, Adobe Global Community Board Member, Tech investor, Managing Partner at Arthur D Little and Former McKinsey Partner.

ABSTRACT: Managing content across an ever-expanding set of channels using multiple content systems for different applications can be resource intensive and expensive. Learn the best practices to reused for both headless and traditional delivery and to keep authors in control of the customer experience at all times. Understand how you’re covered for all omnichannel use-cases with AEM as a modern unified solution that can also best address SPA and PWA needs.


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MAY 2020


3:30 PM –
|4:30 PM



In January 2020, Adobe announced the availability of its newest offering “AEM as a Cloud Service”, a new version of AEM running natively in Adobe’s cloud as a Platform as a Service (PaaS).

On Thursday, May 28th, Adobe Global Community presents “AEM as a Cloud Service” Learn from Experts – A Panel Discussion.

Moderated by:
-Barnik Maitra, AGC Board member, Tech investor, Managing Partner at Arthur D Little and former McKinsey Partner

-Lokesh Shivalingaiah, AGC Board Member.


1. Tad Reeves, Tad Reeves is an AEM Architect who has worked with the AEM / CQ platform for the last 10 years, and has been involved in enterprise operations for over 20 years. As a devops engineer and architect, he’s had his hands on the AEM/CQ implementations from over 40 different companies on virtually every hosting platform, and currently heads the AEM consulting practice at ICF Next.

2. Alexander Klimetschek, Principal Scientist at Adobe, has been with Adobe and Day Software for over 12 years. He started as engineer on CQ4, and then worked on the CQ5 rewrite that is still the pillar of AEM today. After moving from Germany to San Francisco in 2013, he has been part of the AEM Assets team. Most recently, he redesigned AEM Assets to become cloud-native and scalable for AEM as a Cloud Service, and spearheaded the transition to DevOps inside AEM engineering.

3. Philipp Koch, Director of Engineering at Adobe has been with Adobe Experience Manager for 20 years. He started to work as a software developer for Day Software in 2000 and joined Adobe through the Day Software acquisition in 2010. He architected many CQ/AEM pieces including the workflow engine and early DAM prototypes on top of the JCR repository. Nowadays Philipp is heading the engineering team that is responsible for AEM Assets as a Cloud Service.


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