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  • 28 January 2010 17:17

Sitecore Announces 2009 Most Valuable Professionals

MVPs Recognised for Outstanding Participation in Technical Communities and Sharing CMS Expertise

Sitecore, the leading provider of .NET Web Content Management System (CMS) software, today announced the 2009 Sitecore Most Valuable Professionals (MVPs). The program recognises exceptional technical community leaders who encourage free and objective exchange of knowledge by actively sharing their real-world Web CMS expertise. For 2009, twelve outstanding individuals from around the world were selected to be members of the program and honored with a Sitecore Most Valuable (MVP) Award.

This year twelve individuals from various organisations worldwide were selected as Sitecore MVPs for their contributions to the Sitecore community, and are the following: Guillaume Buat-Ménard/Aqueduct, Jason Davey/Bullseye, Sebastian Winslow/Codehouse, Stefan van Dockum/Colours, Kern Herskind Hansen/Consultant, Vincent van Middendorp/Evident Interactive, Sean Kearney/Hedgehog Development, Andreas Bergström/Metamatrix, Jens Mikkelsen/Pentia, Matt Hovany/The Revere Group, Aren Cambre/Southern Methodist University and Gabriel Boys/Velir.

Individuals were nominated by Sitecore employees from around the world, and were reviewed by a board of Sitecore executives. The Sitecore judges evaluated articles, blogs and other content that addresses the challenges of development and information architecture. In addition, judges reviewed attendance and influence at events and training sessions, depth and frequency of posts in Sitecore Developer’s Forum and overall technical advocacy.

“The Sitecore MVP program recognises those exceptional technology community leaders who actively evangelise and share their CMS knowledge with the Sitecore community,” said Lars Fløe Nielsen, VP, Technical Marketing, Sitecore. “With the MVP awards we want to thank these individuals for helping Sitecore users maximise the potential of their CMS platform and for advancing the entire community.”

The program offers members 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. The term for Sitecore MVPs is two years, after which time, individuals can be nominated again.

The new 2009 Sitecore MVPs join the elite community of existing Sitecore MVPs: Ben Golden/ Aware Web Solutions, Klaus Petersen/Alpha Solutions A/S, Justin Sjouw/Caesar Groep, Mark Cassidy/CorePoint IT Ltd, Alexander Pfandt/Digitaria Interactive, Inc., Eric Briand/Ergonet, Mark van Aalst/Evident Interactive, Andy Uzick/FMC Technologies, Inc, Alistair Deneys/Next Digital Group Pty, Ltd., Glen McInnis/Non-linear Creations, Julius Ganns/ netzkern GmbH and Thomas Eldblom of Pentia A/S.

About Sitecore Sitecore’s Web Content Management System (CMS) and portal software solutions enable companies to deliver compelling Web experiences. Sitecore’s award-winning CMS software makes it easy for businesses to create and update dynamic, full-featured websites of all types. Sitecore’s industry leading flexibility and scalability allows companies to better leverage their content, improve customer experience and drive business growth.

Thousands of public and private organisations, including national governments and Fortune 500 companies utilise Sitecore solutions for their websites. These organisations have created and now manage more than 22,000 dynamic websites with Sitecore including Microsoft, RAC, Jetstar, Hoyts Cinemas, Linfox, Canon and the Australian Government.

Media Contact: Richelle Gillett Spectrum Communications (02) 9954 3299

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