London, UK – 5th July 2012 Sitecore UK has announced the appointment of Kern Herskind Nightingale as its new Technical Services Director. Kern will be leading a new Technical Services team within Sitecore UK to offer pro-active consulting and support for everyone involved in developing, deploying and managing Sitecore solutions. Sitecore UK will develop and offer services focused on each stage of the solution delivery from initial analysis and design, build, deployment, operation and optimisation, to ensure that Sitecore solutions are built in a robust manner and conform to recommended practices.
Kern is a widely-respected Sitecore expert with considerable experience in consulting and managing Sitecore deployments, and is also a current Sitecore Most Valued Professional (MVP) for 2011 - a title he had held previously in 2009. For the past five years, Kern has operated as a successful independent Sitecore specialist and has been involved with Sitecore solutions since 2003. Kern started his career working as a system developer for global agency Tribal DDB and has worked in senior developer and technical director roles both in-house and as a consultant.
Sitecore is set to expand its services offering in response to rising demand from its partner network to help support an ever-increasing number of Sitecore deployments, which are also growing in terms of sophistication and integration with other solutions.
Laust Sondergaard, chairman, Sitecore UK Ltd, commented:
“We are very pleased to welcome Kern to Sitecore and I am sure that the wider Sitecore community know of the significant contribution Kern has made to the knowledge-base and his experience of deploying Sitecore solutions. Kern will be leading our Technical Services team which we have established to help our partners in supplying the customers the resources and expertise they need to successfully deploy Sitecore, with a range of services to assist at each step where required.
We know Kern will make Technical Services a success in the UK and we look forward to helping our partners achieve more with Sitecore – in terms of more deployments, offering deeper solutions in less time.”
Kern Herskind Nightingale, technical services director – Sitecore UK Ltd, commented:
“It will be a change to move from an independent Sitecore consultant to working for Sitecore itself, but is a change I will relish. As a Sitecore enthusiast and MVP I have been contributing ideas from the outside, now I can influence from the inside.
I am looking forward to working with Sitecore partners as I understand the issues and pressures that they face. Through Technical Services we want to provide first-class support for our partners available when needed – at any stage of a solution implementation, or to bridge any skill gap to help move our partners into new areas of Sitecore expertise.”
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