Nabil Orfali and Ken Gray Win the Sitecore Most Valuable Professional Award

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Written By: TechGuildsPublished On: Feb 25 2019

Elite Distinction Awarded for Exceptional Contributions to the Sitecore Community

On January 31, 2019, it was announced that Nabil Orfali, had been named a Most Valuable Professional (MVP) in the Ambassador category by Sitecore®, the global leader in digital experience management software. This is the third time, in as many years, that Nabil Orfali has been named a Sitecore MVP, and is one of only 74 Ambassadors worldwide, and one of only 14 Sitecore MVPs in Canada this year.  

As the Founder of TechGuilds, Nabil Orfali had this to say about the honour:

"This wouldn’t have been possible without the amazing Sitecore community, partners, and clients we have. It’s for them that I continuously strive to improve and push the envelope in Sitecore innovation with Peek, the first-ever AR/VR enabler for Sitecore." Nabil Orfali

Additionally, Ken Gray, the Director of Digital Transformation was given the nod and named a Most Valuable Professional in the Strategy category. This is his first Sitecore MVP award, but most certainly will not be his last. In fact, Ken is one of only two Strategy MVPs in all of Canada!

Knowing that Ken has been working with Sitecore’s digital experience management software since 2011 and has helped and trained many content authors and marketers over the years, we asked him what it feels like being named a Sitecore MVP; here is his response:

"I was working from home when I got the news, and I didn’t think I would be this excited about being a Sitecore MVP, but I was happy as a kid in a candy store! I was walking around my house chanting MVP! MVP! MVP! It’s been a week and I’m still in shock that I have joined such an elite group of Sitecore professionals from around the globe." Ken Gray

Now in its 13th year, Sitecore’s MVP program recognizes exceptional professionals from the Sitecore community who actively share their expertise of Sitecore products to advance the future of customer experience and drive organizational change. A distinguished group of 315 Sitecore experts from the more than 12,000 certified developers and more than 20,000 active community participants, Sitecore MVPs’ are awarded for the quality, quantity, and level of impact of the contributions they make by sharing their product expertise and mastery of the Sitecore platform with other Sitecore partners and customers.

Founded in 2014, TechGuilds Consulting Inc. has a laser focus on helping marketers achieve context marketing supremacy with the industry’s leading and Gartner rated WCMS – Sitecore XP. We are value-driven, transparent, and believe that everything we do must drive real measurable business value for our clients. We endeavour to be roadmap partners with our clients through our wide service offerings in the areas of training, mentorship, and digital experience implementation. But don’t just take our word for it… 

"TechGuilds' team considers themselves a partner to us. When we were up at crazy hours, they were doing the same. On several occasions, we kept a bridge open until 3–4 AM and worked on things together." Donna Dewar, Chief Operations Officer at the Canadian Nurses Association.  

TechGuilds is a 100% Sitecore shop that enterprises using Sitecore can lean on with confidence. That’s because TechGuilds brings the expertise of skillful, specialized, certified professionals and the care of a true partner, so that our clients can have peace of mind.

The Sitecore community is renown as a place where members can easily collaborate and benefit from the vision and technical knowledge of one another,” said Pieter Brinkman, Senior Director of Technical Marketing at Sitecore. “Within this community, MVPs set the standard of excellence for product expertise, enthusiasm, and willingness to donate time and energy to help customers and partners realize the full power of the Sitecore platform. Their passion is instrumental to the ongoing success of the Sitecore ecosystem.

The Sitecore Experience Platform™ combines web content management, omnichannel digital delivery, insights into customer activity and engagement, as well as strategic digital marketing tools into a single, unified platform. Sitecore Experience Commerce™ natively integrates content and commerce so brands can fully personalize and individualize the end-to-end shopping experience before, during, and after the transaction. Both platforms capture, in real time, every minute interaction—and intention—that customers and prospects have with a brand across digital and offline channels. The result is that Sitecore customers are able to use the platform to engage with prospects and customers in a highly personalized manner, earning long-term customer loyalty. 

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