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Headless CMS in Action: Understanding What it is, and How it can be Used in Your Organization

EK’s Technology Solutions Practice Lead, Rebecca Wyatt, will facilitate a discussion between a panel of global experts with a wide variety of experiences implementing headless content management systems. The panel will focus on defining headless CMS, discussing its various uses, and framing its business value.

The panel will discuss practical applications of headless CMSs for product documentation, knowledge management, marketing, and learning & development. The discussion will explore the common use cases and business outcomes that headless CMS can bring to these varying initiatives, offering practical advice on how to get started within your organization.

The online webinar will be held on June 18, 2021 from 11 AM – Noon Eastern.

Panelist Bios

Rebecca Wyatt (Host)
Rebecca has spent her career at the intersection of Learning, Knowledge Management, and Information technology. With over twenty years of experience across the public, private, and non-profit sectors, Rebecca is an expert in project management and design, development, and implementation of Knowledge Management and Learning and Development (L&D) systems and educational content. She is particularly excited about the ways in which decoupled and headless content management have the potential to be transformative for the ways in which organizations grow and nurture the talents of their most important assets – their employees.

John Collins
John Collins is senior content architect on the Content Platform team at Atlassian. Long ago, John was an award-winning community journalist, but he made the move to the software industry more than a decade ago and has extensive experience with content strategy, technical writing, UX writing, and localization. He has spoken internationally, but John is still learning and exploring content, design, and how best to get users the content they need.

Preston So
Preston So is a product architect and strategist, digital experience futurist, innovation lead, developer advocate, three-time SXSW speaker, and author of Voice Content and Usability (A Book Apart, 2021), Gatsby: The Definitive Guide (O’Reilly, 2021), and Decoupled Drupal in Practice (Apress, 2018). He has been a programmer since 1999, a web developer and designer since 2001, a creative professional since 2004, a CMS architect since 2007, and a voice designer since 2016.

A product leader at Oracle, Preston has led product, design, engineering, and innovation teams since 2015 at Acquia, Time Inc., and Gatsby. Preston is an editor at A List Apart, a columnist at CMSWire, and a contributor to Smashing Magazine and has delivered keynotes around the world in three languages. Preston is based in New York City, where he can often be found immersing himself in languages that are endangered or underserved.

Noz Urbina
Noz Urbina is one of the few industry professionals who has been working in what we now call “multichannel” and “omnichannel” content design and strategy for over two decades. In that time, he has become a globally recognized leader in the field of content and customer experience. He’s well known as a pioneer in customer journey mapping and adaptive content modelling for delivering personalized, contextually-relevant content experiences in any environment. Noz is co-founder and Program Director of the OmnichannelX Conference and Podcast. He is also co-author of the book “Content Strategy: Connecting the dots between business, brand, and benefits” and lecturer in the Master’s Program in Content Strategy at the University of Applied Sciences of Graz, Austria.

Noz’s company, Urbina Consulting, works with the world’s largest organizations and most complex content challenges, but his mission is to help all brands be able to have relationships with people, the way that people have with each other. Past clients have included Microsoft, Eli Lilly Pharmaceuticals, Mastercard, Barclays Bank, Abbott Laboratories, RobbieWilliams.com, and hundreds more.