About the Authors

Derk Hudepol

Derk Hudepol

In the past 5 years I have been working at Avanade as a consultant working with clients to improve their way of working and helping them understand their needs. As a consultant I have fulfilled several roles, including: Developer, Dev lead and a Sitecore Subject Matter Expert. My current day to day work consists of advising my customers on the latest technologies like Sitecore and implementing these together with the customer.

My main interest with Sitecore lies with the xDB, Commerce Server, the Experience Editor, Continous Delivery and Multi Site solutions. For the past years I have been working on several projects which implement these areas of Sitecore and I have a passion to enhance Sitecore with new functionalities which leverage these capabilities as much as possible.

Next to Sitecore my technical background consists of experience with software engineering, web development, business intelligence, systems integration, (cloud) infrastructure and B2C and B2B e-commerce. In the last years I have been working for several customers in different sectors including retail, automotive, insurance, utilities and fast moving customer goods.

 

Jonathan Vardy

Jonathan Vardy

In my role as digital technologist/strategist at Avanade, I work with our clients to understand their long term business goals and help define their digital strategy and roadmap. In this role I also shape the solutions we deliver as Avanade and work with various technologies in the Microsoft domain. In particular, I lead the Sitecore practice for Avanade Netherlands, making sure we have the most skilled and up-to-date team in the market.

I have a technical background as an architect with broad experience in software engineering, web development, systems integration, (cloud) infrastructure, B2C and B2B e-commerce, and digital marketing. The last 12 years I have worked as a consultant for a broad range of clients in sectors such as finance and insurance, fast moving consumer goods, automotive, retail, and utilities.

Although I have more of an advisory role in my day to day work, I still enjoy getting hands-on with the latest technology, including Azure and Sitecore. This blog is a way of sharing the most interesting experiences in this domain.