From 2011 to 2017, it’s been a privilege to watch Sitecore Symposium grow. Last week in Las Vegas, more than 2,900 people proved that Sitecore is more of a global presence than ever. 2017 was a big year for Hedgehog. From launching our latest (and, we think, most powerful) version of TDS Classic yet, to the introduction of SEO and marketing operations services, we were proud to be a Platinum Sponsor for the best Symposium yet.
Now it its twelfth year, Sitecore’s prestigious MVP program recognizes individual technology, digital strategy, commerce, and cloud advocates who share their Sitecore passion and expertise to offer positive customer experiences that drive business results. The Sitecore MVP Award recognizes the most active Sitecore experts from around the world who participate in online and offline communities to share their knowledge with other Sitecore partners and customers.
Sitecore MVP Roundup
Jacqueline Baxter is a Marketing Specialist and a certified social media marketer out of Hedgehog’s Portland office. She’s a fan of social engagement and employee advocacy driven by high-quality, relevant content. She was a presenter at SUGCON EU 2017 in Amsterdam, a presenter at Sitecore Symposium 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada, and a guest on the ‘Catching Exceptions’ web series.
Nikola Gotsev is a Development Manager for Hedgehog winning his fourth consecutive MVP award. Extremely active in the community, Nikola’s passion is on mentoring new Sitecore developers on the power and wonders that is Sitecore development. You’ll catch Nikola all over the Slack communities as well as popping in and out of User Group events. When Nikola isn’t mentoring new developers or investigating deep in the bowels of the Sitecore kernel, you’ll find him testing out the newest computer or board game
Michael heads up Hedgehog's revenue activities including sales, marketing, and business development. Michael previously held numerous positions at TIBCO in strategy, marketing, and presales. Michael joined TIBCO through the acquisition of Loyalty Lab, a SaaS loyalty technology company where he held titles including: President, COO, and CMO. At Loyalty Lab Michael worked on customer retention strategy for a range of clients including Kohl’s, Target, O’Reilly Auto Parts, The North Face, 1-800-Flowers.com, and US Cellular. Michael has worked for a number of startups in executive roles and started his career as a merchant and planner at Macy’s.
Sean Holmesby is a Solutions Architect at Hedgehog, and a Sitecore MVP who has been developing on the Sitecore platform since 2010. Sean is active in the Sitecore community, on Twitter, Slack, and with his work on various open source projects on GitHub. He’s best known for his user group and conference presentations, and for his #SitecoreSelfie music video. This is Sean's fifth year as an MVP.
Mike Shaw is a Customer Success Manager out of Hedgehog’s Charlotte office, winning his third consecutive MVP Strategy award. Mike’s focus in Sitecore is on taking advanced marketing techniques such as personalization and marketing automation and creating operations around them – ultimately integrating it with a company’s day to day marketing activities. Mike has worked with several large and recognizable clients for Hedgehog and has presented at several events, most notably his 2016 Symposium presentation on the inner workings of Sitecore profiling. When Mike isn’t trying to figure out how to use the newest and coolest Sitecore feature, you’ll probably catch him with a Marvel comic in his hands.
Charles (Charlie) Turano is a Senior Sitecore Architect and a Partner out of Hedgehog’s Holbrook office. He has been involved with Sitecore development since 2007. In 2009 Charlie helped build Team Development for Sitecore (TDS), which is designed to improve Sitecore development practices. Charlie is currently involved in building new features for TDS and working on new products to help the Sitecore development community be more productive. This is the seventh year Charlie has been awarded a Sitecore MVP status.
Una Verhoeven is a Senior Solutions Developer with Hedgehog from the Netherlands. Una’s professional focus has recently been on SXA and researching machine learning techniques within a standard Sitecore solution. A long member of the Sitecore community Una has presented all over the globe from Middle East to all over Europe and globally through virtual summits. Her goal is to bring SXA to the partners and clients and to show them the business value of it. Also, as a trainer and consultant, she wants partners to use Sitecore's best practices and to avoid making wrong decisions in order to get the most out of Sitecore as an experience platform. She is one of the co-founders of the machine learning community and is also a board member of SUGNL and SUGCON organizations.
Sitecore Symposium 2017: Thoughts and Takeaways
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