January 31 2018

The Reference Wins 3 Sitecore “Most Valuable Professional” Awards for 2 years in a row

Ghent, 31/01/2018, Sitecore®, the global leader in experience management software, today announced the Sitecore Most Valuable Professionals (MVPs) for 2018. The Reference is very grateful to receive 3 MVP-titles for 2 years in a row now, which is unique in Belgium. 

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. We are the only Belgian agency with three Sitecore MVP's. Congratulations to Kris Verheire, Thomas Danniau and Gert Gullentops for the renewal of their MVP titles, which is a great recognition for their technical experience and commitment in online and offline Sitecore communities. 

Thomas Danniau, Solution Architect at The Reference, was one of only 39 Strategy MVPs worldwide to be named a Sitecore MVP this year. Also a big thumbs up for Kris Verheire, Technical Consultant & Solution Architect, and Gert Gullentops, .NET developer for their Technology MVP title. 

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“Our customers have become digitally mature organizations. As an agency we must keep baffling them and push the limits further, day after day. Gert, Kris and Thomas have proven to exceed expectations and it makes me not only very proud of them, but I’m also satisfied this has been recognized by Sitecore”, says Anja Cappelle, CEO of The Reference. “As a Sitecore Platinum Partner, we consider flawless implementations an Olympic minimum and go to great lengths to bring as much as possible added business value for our clients. That’s where a Sitecore MVP in the category Strategy Award, a select group among the Sitecore community, makes all the difference”.

Kris Verheire adds: "What a way to go into the new year that 2018 still is! This award is the sugar coating on top, but it is the underlying work, investment of ideas and insights that should take all the credit! This makes a great basis for the comming efforts in 2018, sush as focusing on enlarging our knowledge and offering where possible.” 

Now it its 12th year, Sitecore’s MVP program recognizes individual technology, strategy, and commerce 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.

“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 personalized brand experiences for their consumers, driving revenue and customer loyalty,” said Pieter Brinkman, Sitecore Senior Director of Technical Marketing.

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

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