Introducing the first Adobe Experience Manager Champion Class

Introducing the Very First Adobe Experience Manager Champion Class

Today we are delighted to announce the launch of the Adobe Experience Manager Champion Program.

This group of customers and partners from across the globe represents some of Adobe’s most passionate and knowledgeable Adobe Experience Manager users. These 18 individuals were selected for their product expertise and commitment to supporting the broader Experience Manager community.

The inaugural cohort is composed of developers, consultants, solution architects, marketing operations professionals, and business administrators from across North America, Europe and the Middle East, and Asia Pacific. They have used Experience Manager in a variety of ways to drive growth and innovation within their organizations and deliver exceptional customer experiences.

The Adobe Champion Program, which began as a grassroots effort to recognize top Adobe Marketo Engage customers over 10 years ago, has evolved into an Adobe Experience Cloud flagship customer engagement initiative. Adobe Champions has helped hundreds of Adobe Experience Cloud users thrive within supportive professional communities, and the Adobe Experience Manager Champion Program is continuing that tradition.

The yearlong Champion Program gives these leaders the opportunity to accelerate their personal and professional development while sharing knowledge with the broader Experience Manager user community. Champions will showcase their product expertise, participate in thought leadership initiatives, and collaborate directly with Adobe product teams to influence future Adobe Experience Manager features and enhancements.

When asked what they are looking forward to as members of the inaugural Experience Manager Champion class, here’s what some of these leaders had to say:

“As a member of the Adobe Experience Manager Champion class, I am looking forward to collaborating and learning more about Experience Manager. I am very excited to see all the other Champion's skills and understanding of Experience Manager. I can't wait for all the inspiration to come.”

— Jessica Zweifel, Senior Web Designer, Insight Enterprises Inc.
"It's been an honor to be selected as part of this prestigious Champion program, which will give me an opportunity to give back to the Adobe Experience Manager community. Most importantly I can listen, learn, and collaborate with top Experience Manager practitioners from across the globe and will interact directly with the product team. This program will not only help me grow in my career, but will allow me to create a long-lasting impact."

— Vengadesh Shanmugavelu, Adobe Experience Manager Architect, Qatar Airways
“I’m really looking forward to getting to know my fellow Champions and the Adobe team more, helping others to expand their knowledge of the product, and getting to interact more deeply with the Adobe product teams.”

— Martin Noble, Head of Experience Platforms, ecx.io — an IBM company
“For me, working in a collaborative team matters most over anything else. Since I am part of that team already, I am excited to see the vision and objectives of the Adobe Experience Manager Champion program, which drives us to make a difference at work to delight our customers who are interacting with this product.”

— Rakesh Pasupuleti, Martech Application Engineer, Amazon (Alexa)
“I’m looking forward to collaborating with my fellow Experience Manager champions and learning more about their implementations, use-case scenarios, planning and execution of Experience Manager features, and integration with Adobe Experience Platform. I also look forward to sharing successes and learnings from everyone’s use of the platform.”

— Greg Dimeris, Web Content Manager, T. Rowe Price
“I am super happy to have been selected as one of the 18 members of the inaugural Adobe Experience Manager Champion class. I will be able to have conversations with subject matter experts who have worked in so many different fields. The possibility to discuss the product directly with the Experience Manager product team will allow me to learn at a much deeper technical level. This is undoubtedly the best and most effective way for me to learn. Over the years, I’ve learned how disruptive knowledge sharing is, and I will do my part to share what I learn with all the colleagues I reach through social channels.”

— Yuri Simione, Managing Partner, Next 2U Consulting

We invite you to congratulate, celebrate, and connect with the 2022 Adobe Experience Manager Champions. Have a look at their content and contributions and take the opportunity to learn from these talented Experience Makers.

Jessica Zweifel, Senior Web Designer, Insight Enterprises

Jessica Zweifel
Senior Web Designer, Insight Enterprises
LinkedIn

https://www.linkedin.com/in/jessicazweifel/

Gourang Mehta, Chief Architect, g-Innovations

Gourang Mehta
Chief Architect, g-Innovations
LinkedIn

https://www.linkedin.com/in/gourang/

Rakesh Pasupuleti, Martech Application Engineer, Amazon (Alexa)

Rakesh Pasupuleti
Martech Application Engineer, Amazon (Alexa)
LinkedIn

https://www.linkedin.com/in/connect-with-durgarakeshp/

Damien Postlethwaite, Adobe Experience Manager Lead Solution Architect, AstraZeneca

Damien Postlethwaite
Adobe Experience Manager Lead Solution Architect, AstraZeneca
LinkedIn

https://www.linkedin.com/in/damien-postlethwaite-7a294916/

Max Barrass, Chief Technology Officer, Anchora

Max Barrass
Chief Technology Officer, Anchora
LinkedIn

https://www.linkedin.com/in/maxbarrass/

Vengadesh Shanmugavelu, Adobe Experience Manager Architect, Qatar Airways

Vengadesh Shanmugavelu
Adobe Experience Manager Architect, Qatar Airways
LinkedIn

https://www.linkedin.com/in/vengadesh-shanmugavelu-aem-architect-5b9b8945/

Raghavendra Chandregowda, Adobe Multi Solution Architect, Allianz

Raghavendra Chandregowda
Adobe Multi Solution Architect, Allianz Technology
LinkedIn

https://www.linkedin.com/in/ragavendra/

Rami El-Gamal, Senior Solutions Architect, ATCO

Rami El-Gamal
Senior Solutions Architect, RENY Consulting
LinkedIn

https://www.linkedin.com/in/ramielgamal/

Martin Noble, Head of Experience Platforms, EXC.io (an IBM company)

Martin Noble
Head of Experience Platforms, EXC.io (an IBM company)
LinkedIn

https://www.linkedin.com/in/mnoble81/

Matthias Wermund, Global Director of Adobe Technology, Valtech

Matthias Wermund
Global Director of Adobe Technology, Valtech
LinkedIn

https://www.linkedin.com/in/matthiaswermund/

Greg Dimeris, Web Content Manager, T. Rowe Price

Greg Dimeris
Web Content Manager, T. Rowe Price
LinkedIn

https://www.linkedin.com/in/gregdimeris/

Jonathan Robson, Senior Adobe Experience Manager Product Manager, Loblaw Companies Limited

Jonathan Robson
Senior Adobe Experience Manager Product Manager, Loblaw Companies Limited
LinkedIn

https://www.linkedin.com/in/jonathan-robson-csm-cspo-72982b18/

Kurt Wich, Technical Competance and Content Management Manager, Volkswage

Kurt Wich
Technical Competence and Content Management Manager, Volkswagen
LinkedIn

https://www.linkedin.com/in/kurt-wich-ab9402118/

Brett Birschbach, VP, Adobe Experience Manager Engineering, Bounteous

Brett Birschbach
VP, Adobe Experience Manager Engineering, Bounteous
LinkedIn

https://www.linkedin.com/in/brettbirschbach/

Yuri Simione, Managing Partner, Next 2U Consulting

Yuri Simione
Managing Partner, Next 2U Consulting
LinkedIn

https://www.linkedin.com/in/yurisimione/

Todd Wollaston, Business Process Lead, JPMorgan Chase

Todd Wollaston
Business Process Lead, JPMorgan Chase
LinkedIn

https://www.linkedin.com/in/todd-wollaston-211365b/

Kavin Mehta, Vice President — Adobe Experience Manager Technical Portfolio Manager, City National Bank

Kavin Mehta
Vice President — Adobe Experience Manager Technical Portfolio Manager, City National Bank
LinkedIn

https://www.linkedin.com/in/kavinmehta/

Peter Kurniawan, Senior System Analyst, NRG Energy

Peter Kurniawan
Senior System Analyst, NRG Energy
LinkedIn

https://www.linkedin.com/in/peterkur/