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Ascend events by Episerver bring together the community of digital marketers, developers and ecommerce leaders to share their strategies for driving growth through digital transformation.

This year, Ascend Benelux took place on October 9th at De Fabrique in Utrecht. Attendances learned from industry visionaries and innovators who continue to push the boundaries by creating outstanding customer experiences. They also had the opportunity to expand their connections with the community of Episerver users and partners.

Marcus Portström, VP of Sales EU, First Line Software was at the event and had the following to report:

 “This year’s Benelux edition at De Fabrique in Utrecht did not disappoint. Episerver Ascend was an amazing event where we got to meet with many of the roughly 200 Episerver partners and clients attendees. We also heard what’s new from Episerver and what’s on the roadmap.”

Looking back at last year’s presentation of the roadmap, Episerver has made significant progress. The first version of the platform using .NET Core is currently in beta testing and we should soon see the launch of this highly-anticipated, modernized release.

The new Episerver Marketplace has also been expanded to include a wider selection of pre-built time-saving solutions and enable greater collaboration throughout the network – all to the benefit of the users of the Episerver solutions.

There are many more items from the product roadmap that are being released such as greater native support for SPA and PWA, easier and continuous updates, plus a more unified tech stack and UI. The coming months should prove to be exciting and we’re looking forward to what’s next.

Not only did we get to see what’s new in the Episerver world, but there were also many inspiring customer presentations, such as those from WWF and Netafim, and key notes, including the futurist Matthew Griffin from 311 Institute. All of the sessions provided great lessons to all attendees.

Episerver Ascend Benelux 2019 was a terrific event. First Line Software will be back in 2020.

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David Tedford

Vice President

David Tedford has over 20 years of sales experience within the IT/software industry. He excels at being immersed in a customer's environment, understanding his customers requirements, crafting solutions to meet those requirements, and ultimately providing solutions to his customers.

Vladimir Litoshenko

Senior Vice President

As the head of business development for First Line Software, Vladimir heads up business development in Western Europe and Russia.

Vladimir began his career in IT in 2002, when, as a student of Faculty of Automation of Computer Science of the First Electrotechnical University (ETU “LETI”), he began his work at The Morfizpribor Central Research Institute (CRI). Vladimir joined the StarSoft team (predecessor of First Line Software) in 2004 as a Junior Software Developer. As he gained experience with more and more projects, he was promoted to leadership roles.

Richard Leslie

UK Business Development

Richard has over 15 years of sales and account management expertise in the IT and Tech sector. He has worked on many outsourcing engagements with global companies.

David Fien


David is a business development professional with more than 20 years’ experience as a specialist in the acquisition of partnerships and IT/software services for associations, not-for profits and corporations in Australia, New Zealand and USA. He has specific expertise in the healthcare, legal and hospitality industries.