Sitecore Recognizes Exceptional Technical Community Leaders From Around the World

San Francisco – April 10, 2012 – Sitecore today announced the 2011 Sitecore Most Valuable Professionals (MVPs). The program recognizes exceptional technical community leaders who serve as catalysts for change and innovation.

Sitecore MVPs voluntarily share their passion and commitment to Web technology and encourage the objective exchange of knowledge .The Sitecore MVP Award celebrates the most active Sitecore community members from around the world who provide invaluable contributions by solving problems and discovering new ways to transform technology. The program offers MVPs a number of benefits including access to technical resources such as alpha versions of Sitecore software, first release modules and full access to the Sitecore Developer Network and download section, and invitations to major events.

“MVPs are technology experts who inspire others to learn and grow through active participation in the Sitecore technical community,” said Lars Nielsen, senior vice president, technical marketing, Sitecore.  “MVPs are not just about evangelizing Sitecore. They are passionate about improving technology and driving innovation and sharing their knowledge and real-world experiences at user groups, on blogs and on social channels. This year’s prestigious list represents individuals who share the same passion for technology and a willingness to help others innovate and advance the use of Web technology. It’s my pleasure to recognize their demonstrated commitment to the technology community worldwide.”

For 2011, fifty-two outstanding individuals were selected to be members of the program and honored with a Sitecore Most Valuable Professional (MVP) Award and are as follows:

Adam Najmanowicz                           Cognifide

Alan Gallauresi                                   NavigationArts

Alexander Pfandt                                Digitaria, a JWT Company

Alistair Deneys                                   Next Digital

Amanda Shiga                                    Non-linear creations

Anders Dryer                                       Created

Andrew King                                        WEtap Media

Andy Uzick                                           FMC Technologies

Aren Cambre                                       Southern Methodist University

Arend van de Beek                             Suneco

Atsuo Aoki                                           Nextscape

Barend van der Hout                          eFocus

Ben Golden                                         Aware Web Solutions

Brent McLean                                      Paragon Consulting

Brian Beckham                                   Brainjocks

Charlie Turano                                    Hedgehog Development

Chris Williams                                     Cyberplex/CX Interactive

Colin te Kemple                                  Consultant

Daniel DeLay                                       Velir

Daniel Tobner                                      ecx.io austria GmbH  

Eric Leong                                           Avanade

Eric Nordberg                                      Aware Web Solutions

Eric Briand                                           Ergonet

Gabriel Boys                                        Velir

Glen McInnis                                       Non-linear creations

Jakob Leander                                    Avanade Denmark

Jason Hedlund                                  Aware Web Solutions

Jens Mikkelson                                   Inmento Solutions

Jeroen Speldekamp                          Suneco

Joacim Schiodtz                                  Cabana

Karina Apostolides                            Endava

Keiichi Hashimoto                             Sigma Consulting

Kern Nightingale                                Herskind Limited

Klaus Petersen                                   Alpha Solutions

Lars Erhardsen                                  CometPeople

Mark Ursino                                        Agency Oasis

Matt Hovany                                        The Revere Group

Max Teo Wee Kwang                         Avanade

Mike Edwards                                     Eduserv

Nick Hills                                             True Clarity

Nick Wesselman                                Hanson Dodge Creative

Paul Caponetti                                    Verndale

Peter Iuvara                                         mindSHIFT

Remco van Toor                                  iQuality

Richard Hauer                                     5 Limes

Robert Jongkind                                 eFocus

Roger Norrlén                                     Mogul

Sean Kearney                                     Hedgehog Development

Sebastian Winslow                            Codehouse

Thomas Eldblom                               Pentia

Troy Lüchinger                                   Namics

Vincent van Middendorp                   Evident

 

Sitecore MVP nominees undergo an evaluation process based on each nominee’s technical expertise and voluntary community involvement over the past year. All the nominations were reviewed by an independent panel of Sitecore employees from technical, product marketing and executive roles.  The panel considers the quality, quantity, and level of impact of the nominees’ contributions, in the areas of general technical advocacy, input via blogs and forums and content development.

Sitecore has more than 4,500 certified developers, and more than 10,000 active community participants.

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Sitecore’s leading Content Management System software is the first to cohesively integrate with marketing automation, intranet portal, e-commerce, web optimization, social media and campaign management technologies. This broad choice of capabilities enable marketing professionals, business stakeholders and information technology teams to rapidly implement, measure and manage a successful website and digital  business strategy. Businesses can now easily identify, serve and convert new customers with Sitecore’s Digital Marketing System, part of its encompassing Customer Engagement Platform.

Thousands of public and private organizations have created and now manage more than 32,000 dynamic websites with Sitecore including ATP World Tour, CA Technologies, Comcast, EasyJet, Lloyd’s of London, Heineken, Microsoft, Omni Hotels, Siemens, The Knot, Thomas Cook, Verizon and Visa Europe.

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