January 31 2017

The Reference wins 3 Sitecore Most Valuable Professionals Awards

Ghent, 31/01/2017 - Sitecore®, the world leader in experience management software, today announced the Sitecore Most Valuable Professionals (MVPs) for 2017. The Reference is very glad to receive 3 MVP-titles this year, which is unique in Belgium.

It’s the eleventh year that Sitecore’s 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 extensive knowledge with other Sitecore partners and customers.

The Reference was a Sitecore pioneer in Belgium and these MVP awards reaffirm this leadership position in the field of experience management and customer engagement. It is the only Belgian agency with three Sitecore MVP's. A big thumbs up for Kris Verheire, Thomas Danniau and Gert Gullentops.

Most Valuable Professional

Kris Verheire, Technical Consultant & Solution Architect at The Reference, got a renewal of his MVP Technologist title. Also congrats to Gert Gullentops, senior .NET developer for being named a Technologist MVP for the first time. It is a recognition for their technical experience and participation in online and offline communities.


Thanks to Solution Architect Thomas Danniau’s strong experience with data driven marketing and experience on how to use the Sitecore Experience Platform to drive business results, he received the title of MVP Digital Strategist for the second time. A great honor as there are only two of these in Belgium. As a full service agency, strategy is an important pillar in The Reference’s range of services. It shows its integrated approach. The Reference is not only an excellent technical implementer, but everything developed is from a strategic perspective fully substantiated.

"The Sitecore MVP awards recognize and honor those who make substantial contributions to our loyal community of partners and customers,” said Pieter Brinkman, Director of Developer and Platform Evangelism, Sitecore. “MVPs consistently set a standard of excellence by delivering technical chops, enthusiasm and a commitment to giving back to the Sitecore community. They truly understand and deliver on the power of the Sitecore Experience Platform to create contextualized brand experiences for their consumers, driving revenue and loyalty for life".

More information can be found about the MVP Program on the Sitecore MVP site

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