Sitecore Recognizes Exceptional Technical Community Leaders From Around the World

We want to congratulate and thank all Sitecore MVP’s of 2011!

MVPs Recognized for Active Community Involvement in Advancing Web Strategies

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                            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.

About Sitecore

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.

Media Contact:
Kim Pegnato, Sitecore