SOURCE: Sitecore


April 10, 2012 03:00 ET

Sitecore Recognizes Exceptional Technical Community Leaders From Around the World

MVPs Recognized for Active Community Involvement in Advancing Web Strategies

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - Apr 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 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 redefines how organizations engage with audiences, powering compelling experiences that sense and adapt to visitors both online and in-person.

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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