eZ Announces Record Breaking Success at Annual Conference and 2011 Award Winners

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Organizations From Around the World Gathered at the 2011 London Conference to Share Best Practices and Honor This Year's Award Recipients.

eZ Systems, provider of the award winning Open Source Web Content Management Platform, today announced the 2011 Award Winners from the eZ Conference held in London, June 16-17, 2011. The event drew more than 260 attendees from over 19 different countries showcasing the continued commitment within the eZ community.

This year's theme was built around "Multi-Channel Communication" and the agenda was packed with both business and technical sessions. The event was kicked-off by eZ CEO Gabriele Viebach exploring the next generation of digital business models. Sessions at the event ranged from business to technical including topics such as cloud computing, content experience, content mobility, multichannel business enablement. Speaker highlights included:

- Simon Wan, Director Information Technology at Wall Street Journal
- Mark Pilipczuk, VP, Marketing & Customer Services at Neustar, Inc.
- Tony Wood, Founder and CEO, Vision with Technology
- Daniel Kraft, Founder and Managing Partner (ifridge & Company), former RedDot CEO
- Rasmus Lerdorf, Creator of PHP
- Derick Rethans, Creator of XDebug and PHP expert

"The eZ conference presented an invaluable opportunity both to engage in dialogue with the eZ community and to gather information on the latest developments and trends in Content Management," says Gabriele Viebach, CEO of eZ Systems. "This user forum is the ideal platform for exploring current solutions and developing fresh, new ideas for future digital strategies. We extend special congratulations to this year's award winners and appreciate the ongoing commitment we see from the eZ community of customers, partners, and developers.

The highlight of the event was the eZ Awards, an annual event to recognize the most innovative eZ customers, community members and partners.

Some of the award recipients included:

Business Partner of the Year, Orange Business Services of France

Orange Business Services, the France Telecom-Orange branch dedicated to B2B services, is a leading global integrator of communications solutions for multinational corporations. Offering a comprehensive package of communication services covering cloud computing, enterprise mobility, M2M, security, unified communications, videoconferencing, and broadband, Orange Business Services delivers a best-in-class customer experience across a global landscape.

Digital Media Website Award, The Wall Street Journal Asia: jp.wsj.com of Japan

The Wall Street Journal Asia is the leader in global business news for Asia. Since 1976, it has provided indispensable news and analysis of regional and global business developments for an influential pan-Asian audience of corporate and government decision-makers. The Wall Street Journal Asia has launched their first eZ Publish based portal in Japan. The simple and intuitive usability of eZ Publish, ability to scale, handle Multilanguage, multi-access and eZ's ability to easily integrate with 3rd party tools all played an important role in Wall Street Journal Asia choosing eZ Publish as their platform.

Site of the Year, The Banker of The United Kingdom

eZ Business Partner Vision with Technology worked with specialized teams at The Financial Times to convert The Banker site to eZ Publish with many enhancements and integrations to give the premium quality The Banker customers expect. Some of the impressive site innovations included subscription payment, integrated community and premium content feeds. The Banker has been providing global financial intelligence since 1926 and has built a reputation for objective and incisive reporting on major events

Solution of the Year, Odoscope of Germany

eZ Odoscope let's you analyze website your website. Customizable views on the website data empowers you to define your own KPIs and quickly adapt the website. eZ Odoscope is fully integrated into the eZ Publish Backend. Dedicated Editors are able to fully leverage the analysis and can quickly change the web content. eZ Odoscope is available in basic and a marketplace version.

Rising Star of the Year, 07 Web of Norway

07 Web is development and consulting company based in Oslo, Norway. They have delivered custom content management solutions for our customers since 2000, based on a platform developed in-house and in 2010 began delivering solutions with eZ Publish.

eZ Publish Enterprise Sales Person of the Year, Saurab Bhatgava from Roundarch of The United States

Roundarch designs and implements digital experiences for the world's largest organizations. Roundarch's unique blend of breakthrough user experience design and enterprise-class technology implementation is perfectly suited for the most complex problems in the digital space. A big eZ supporter, Saurab was instrumental in several exciting eZ projects including Sears and ClubCorp.

To see the entire list of award winners, visit eZ at http://www3.ez.no/...
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