Hippo Wins 2012 Stevie Awards in Two Categories

Hippo is very proud to announce that we have been named the winner of a Stevie Award in two categories in The 9th Annual International Business Awards.

The International Business Awards are the world’s premier business awards program. All individuals and organizations worldwide are eligible to submit nominations – public and private, for-profit and non-profit, large and small. The 2012 IBAs received entries from more than 50 nations and territories.

Nicknamed the Stevies for the Greek word for “crowned,” the awards will be presented to winners at a gala awards banquet at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Seoul, South Korea on 15 October.  

There were more than 3,000 nominations from organizations of all sizes and in virtually every industry.

Of being named Company of the Year, Hippo CEO Jeroen Verberg said, “we are very proud of this acknowledgement. Our team has been working extraordinarily hard to provide the best solutions for our clients and partners. The result of that hard work has shown up in our accelerating growth. Our focus on our clients, our community, our team and all the new ideas we’re developing is what’s being recognized here. It’s an incredible honor.”  

Additionally, Hippo’s CTO Arje Cahn was named as Product Development/Management Executive of the Year. “This is really a tribute to our team and our community of developers, not just to me” said Arje. “We’ve all worked so incredibly hard on not only one of the markets’ leading Open Source Web Content Management solutions – but in contributing back to the Open Source Community. The fact that we have a dozen members in our team that are full committers to the Apache Foundation, and that our Hippo community is filled with amazingly innovative technologists is testament to our commitment to technology that actually works. This recognition is as much theirs as it is mine.”  

Stevie Award winners were selected by more than 300 executives worldwide who participated in the judging process this year.

“Entries to the IBAs grew substantially this year,” said Michael Gallagher, president and founder of the Stevie Awards.  “Despite slow economic conditions in much of the world, the quality of nominations was outstanding, demonstrating that there are many companies that are innovating and growing regardless.”

The combination of both awards is yet another recognition of Hippo’s continued growth. Since its founding more than 10 years ago, Hippo has grown from 3 founders to become one of the most visionary and market leading Open Source Web Content Management Companies in the world. Among the companies that Hippo has helped include –Autodesk, Dolce & Gabbana, The Dutch National Government  and Thompson Reuters. Hippo has been named three years in a row as one of Deloitte Technology’s European Fast 500 List. And just this year the company has also just been honored with the Red Herring’s Top 100 Europe award.  This list has become a mark of distinction for identifying promising new companies and entprepreneurs. As Alex Vieux, publisher and CEO of Red Herring said: “We believe Hippo embodies the vision, drive and innovation that define a successful entrepreneurial venture.”  

About Hippo
Hippo sets the standard for how organizations can bring real-time relevance to their audience and is the foundation for personalized communication across all channels: mobile, social and web.
Hippo CMS is open and build on enterprise standards. Our solutions help businesses to manage their brands in multiple countries, in multiple languages; drive global revenues and enrich their customers’ experience. Hippo’s innovative, enterprise-ready technology and service solutions span the entire web customer journey enabling a true, open and context-aware content strategy.

It’s our goal to become a key global player providing the software, tools and services to create the best online experiences. We want to be the trusted brand for organizations that are building deep online relationships with their clients.

Hippo CMS is delivered through a certified partner network across the globe to customers like Autodesk, Thomson Reuters, City University of New York, Dolce & Gabbana, the Dutch Police and the Government of the Netherlands.
Hippo was founded in 1999, has offices Amsterdam and Boston and over 70 employees.

More information about the awards can be found here: www.stevieawards.com

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