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We believe that reimagining the future, seeing around corners, and engineering excellence are indispensable to thrive in times of exponential change. More than ever, the world needs the curious, the creative, and the courageous engineer – who inspires possibility and then brings it to life.

If you share our beliefs, What’s Next is Now 2018 is your opportunity to take part in a full day of stimulating content, creative problem solving, and networking with thought leaders who embody your passion. You’ll have the chance to connect with over 400 leading engineers, experience engaging and interactive presentations, build connections and forge relationships. You will explore the future of business and technology.

The day’s robust content is created and curated by Publicis.Sapient CMTO University’s leading technologists who are developing next-generation perspectives on key solutions that are revolutionizing the industry and helping to better the world.

Plus, you’ll hear from industry thought leaders and Publicis.Sapient experts, and take away informed perspectives on where technology is headed and how you can prepare yourself for what’s next, now.



Hear from industry leaders, engineers and technologists committed to helping the world bravely thrive in Next.


  • Gavin Estey Director, Technology
  • Andrew Babaian Director, Technology
  • Deepak Kumar Sr. Manager Technology
  • Marie DeLuna VP Technology
  • Matthew Lewis Senior Architect
  • Manishree Sinha Sr. Manager Technology
  • Chang Li VP Technology
  • Holger Hellinger Sr. Manager Experience Tech.
  • Anthony McLin Dr. Experience Engineering
  • Eswara Kumar Director, Technology
  • John Moerer VP Project Management
  • Ninad Patil Sr. Director Technology
  • Pushparajan Ramar Senior Architect
  • Murthy Peri VP Technology
  • Vijay Rawal Senior Specialist, Platform
  • Marco Hampe Director, Technology
  • Parvez Samani Senior Architect
  • Vinci Rufus Sr. Director Experience Tech.



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Publicis.Sapient, the digital business transformation hub of Publicis Groupe, helps clients drive growth and efficiency and evolve the ways they work, in a world where consumer behavior and technology are catalyzing social and commercial change at an unprecedented pace. With 19,000 people and over 100 offices around the globe, our expertise spanning technology, data sciences, consulting and creative combined with our culture of innovation enables us to deliver on complex transformation initiatives that accelerate our clients’ businesses through creating the products and services their customers expect.

For more information, visit www.publicis.sapient.com

About CMTOu

Publicis.Sapient created the Chief Marketing Technology Officer University (CMTOu) back in 2013 as an internal leadership development program to grow some of our best technologists. It equips our best and brightest with a potent mix of business and marketing fundamentals as well as business transformation chops, increasing their breadth and depth of technology prowess, and imparting fundamental skills to increase influence through the power of persuasion and storytelling. CMTOu is a year-long program combining elements of a corporate leadership development program with the rigor, challenge and learning of an executive MBA.