Valo Summit Tour 2019

Partner Awards

The Partner Awards have celebrated the success of Partners by recognizing their outstanding dedication, expertise, and creativity toward our solutions. 

The history of the Partner Awards

The original name of the Awards was “Valo Partner Awards”. Since 2017 they have played a vital role in our annual Valo Summits, which are now called Partner Summits. They have been a great way to showcase all the hard work the Valo Partners and their customers have put into the best Valo Intranet projects.

Being selected as a winner of one of the Partner Awards categories granted applause and glory, but also helped the Partner to drive your business forward as a direct result of winning an award.

To acknowledge the partners who have shared the #ValoLove and #StaffbaseHugs as the best, there are five categories to acknowledge the partners from. The jury is made up of the Valo and Staffbase Teams, who look forward to honoring the winners and showcasing the amazing work being done by our Valo partners.

The Winners have been announced regionally as part of the Valo Summits from 2017 to 2021. In 2022, the winners will be announced at the Partner Summits.

Matt Fishman Klarinet Solutions, US

As a 3-time Valo partner award winner, I can say that these rewards help to set ourselves apart from the pack. From a sales and marketing perspective, I lean on our past awards to illustrate the close relationship Klarinet has with Valo.

Matt Fishman
Klarinet Solutions, US
Maarten Eekels, Portiva, The Netherlands

Winning the Valo Partner of the Year Award with Portiva gave us an enormous boost, both internally and externally. To customers this proved that we were the best partner they could choose, to our employees this was the icing on the cake for all their hard work.

Maarten Eekels
Portiva, The Netherlands
Steven De Rouck, Xylos, Belgium

Becoming Valo’s partner of the year not only helped us to make more customers fall in love with their intranet again but also reinforced our position as a trusted partner with the right skills and expertise. We’re still delighted with the Valo products and the value they offer to our customers!

Steven De Rouck
Xylos, Belgium

The 2022 Partner Awards submissions will open in July!

This year we have a few categories to submit into! You can find a lot more information from our Partner Awards page and of course, in the Partner Hub.

The winning categories in 2022

The winning categories have been changing troughout the years and have been consistent for the past two years in each area. From each area in NA, EU and APAC we’ve rewarded Valo Partners in the followng categories:

Valo Partner Award Partner of the Year

Partner of the Year

This remarkable and wonderful recognition sets the spotlight for the company that has shined on Valo Intranet through the journey. You have a desire to help employees collaborate and engage with their community by using Valo Intranet. Besides these, you have achieved great sales excellence, focused on customer satisfaction, created innovations, and shown phenomenal technical competence and knowledge. #ShineLikeNeverBefore

Customer Success Story

This award recognizes outstanding achievement to deliver world-class customer experience. You have shaped your customer’s workdays by helping them to fall in love with Valo and your outstanding customer-centric services. Excellent feedback from your customer make you stand out. #TrueHappinesscompetence and knowledge. #ShineLikeNeverBefore

Marketing Master

Having a great intranet and services is only part of the battle; you also need the people to use them. This award will bring together the most impressive, attractive and influential Valo marketing, campaigns, promotions, and activities relating to the acquisition of new Valo customers. You have set happy mouths talking! #ValoLove

Contributor Hero

This individual award honors the key Valo contributor. It is given to a person who has put one’s heart, mind, and soul into Valo and bringing the best out of Valo by helping the Valo Team in any way possible. You have achieved significant impact on Valo through your innovations, above-and-beyond attitude, and generous contributions. #ValoAww

Partner Awards Trophy Cabinet

The trophy cabinet showcases the past year’s Partner Awards winners, dating all the way back to 2017! Do you see any names you recogzine?

2021 Partner Awards

The 2021 we continued having the Summits online, resulting into a global Valo Online Summit in November 18th! This time we went full RETRO and spent a 4-hour-get-together. We got ready to groove and shine bright, shared the Valo spice of life, had Partners slice it right and grooved with some Valo light! 🎶

Valo Partner Of The Year 2021 EU Beetroot AG
Valo Partner Of The Year 2021 2021 Americas Catapult Systems
Valo APAC Marketing of the Year Award 2021
Valo Customer Success Story 2021 EU Winner Synergi
Valo Customer Success Story Americas 2021 Creospark
Valo APAC Customer Success Story of the Year 2021
Valo Marketing Master EU Winner 2021 ACP
Valo APAC Marketing of the Year Award 2021
Valo Customization EU 2021 Solvion
Valo Customization Americas 2021 Creospark
Valo APAC Customization of the Year Award 2021
Valo Contributor Hero 2021 EU Daniel Schnyder
Valo APAC Contributor of the Year Award 2021

EU | Partner of the Year

Beetroot AG, Valo Premium Partner from Switzerland, started their partner journey with Valo in 2017 with only three people now employing 11 experts. During the past year, thanks to intensive sales and marketing activities such as various webinars and tech-talks, social media posts and a lot of virtual and on-site customer presentations, Beetroot has been successfully riding Switzerland’s digital workplace wave together with Valo!

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NA | Partner of the Year

Ladies and gentleman, Catapult Systems from Texas, US has done it again! For a second consecutive year, this Premium Partner has outdone themselves once more by winning this special award that shows their loyalty to Valo.

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APAC | Partner of the Year

Congratulations Digital First! For the second year running, Digital First have hard-won our most prized APAC Partner of the Year Award! Although they only joined our partner network in 2020, their team is fast making a name for themselves in the Lands Down Under as resilient, innovative, and proactive – nothing keeps these guys down!

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EU | Customer Success Story

This energetic Valo Premium Partner from UK, Synergi, has a great Valo Customer portfolio which Princes Limited, one of Europe’s largest food and drink groups, is only one example of. Having people scattered all over Europe in offices and manufacturing sites, Princes wanted to modernize their digital workplace to reach and engage their workforce with a strong visual and branded look. Synergi introduced them with Valo Intranet, Valo Teamwork, and Valo Connect to meet their needs – successfully!

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NA | Customer Success Story

Two must be a lucky number this year as Creospark is no stranger to delivering incredible customer success stories, as they have won last year’s award as well. This award recognizes outstanding achievement to deliver world-class customer experience and Creospark from Ontario, Canada nailed it again this time by implementing Aleron’s Intranet. 

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APAC | Customer Success Story

Congratulations Nexon Asia Pacific on your fantastic implementation, your exemplary follow up support and on going the extra mile to ensure the people at CivicRisk Mutual are extremely happy with their Valo implementations! CivicRisk Mutual were not just the first pioneers of Valo Entrance, but Nexon also implemented Valo Intranet and Fresh for them as well.

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EU | Marketing Master of the Year

Valo Premium Partner ACP Digital Business Applications from Austria has always been very active in their Valo-related marketing actions. Their team members are often speaking in virtual events organized by PR, marketing, and communication organizations. At these events, they share insights around e.g. employee experience, communication strategy & trends for the digital workplace combined with Valo’s portfolio. On top of being active in events, their digital presence is always top-notch, topped with excellent co-branding with Valo!

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NA | Marketing Master of the Year

Arkano not only shines with their marketing Valo material within the Latin community but leaves a lasting impression on a global scale. True pioneers in general but especially in the LATAM area, where they are making waves and bringing the Valo brand to life. We look forward to a growing business with this amazing partner! Vamo arriba Arkano!

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APAC | Marketing Master of the Year

Congratulations once again Digital First! Digital First have jumped far outside the box to develop new marketing opportunities where many others have given up. Your spirit, resilience and ability to expand your reach and customer base, especially during this rollercoaster year, has been truly applaudable!

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EU | Customization of the Year

Solvion, a Valo Premium Partner from Austria, has implemented multiple customizations in Valo Intranet and Valo Teamwork for their customer Omicron. Their customizations skills show a deep understanding of Valo Products. One of their customization to Valo Teamwork’s dashboard panel was later added as a default feature to Valo Teamwork! A great example of successful customization that shows the power of the partner network and their skills to work with Valo’s offering.

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NA | Customization of the Year

Creospark created an elegant and innovative solution to a relatable problem which can and probably will need to be recreated in other companies in the future. They showed how a partner can take an existing product like the one Valo provides to the next level by understanding our platform and allowing them to create value for their customer all the while integrating with the native Valo.

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APAC | Customization of the Year

Their work for Uniting was truly seamless and showcased many of the values that Valo holds dear: top quality implementation and excellent follow-up support. SharePoint Guru’s innovative Valo Intranet customization matched the target organization’s requirements perfectly.

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EU | Individual Award – Contributor Hero of the Year

One of Beetroot AG’s founders, Daniel Schnyder is also personally very active in the Valo Partner Community playing a great role especially when it comes to sharing insights for Valo Teamwork.

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NA | Individual Award – Contributor Hero of the Year

An award that is given to a person who has had a big impact on Valo products and community, we couldn’t think of someone more deserving than Nick Brown. From Valo Premium Partner Catapult Systems, Texas, US, Nick Brown has always strived to keep influencing the Valo product quality and improve the delivery model. For the past year(s), it has been an honor to work with him and his team, and to witness all they do in order to succeed with Valo customers. We can’t help but to #ValoLove him and the whole team!

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APAC | Individual Award – Contributor Hero of the Year

Danny Lim from Dnetics in Singapore joined our APAC Partner Network just a short few months ago, but his can-do spirit, intelligent approach, commitment and integrity are exemplary! Danny is proactive and stands by his word: If Danny says it will be done, then it will be done and with style!

2020 Partner Awards

The year when it all went digital and the venue was anywhere with a laptop and good internet connection for all three regions. The Valo Partner Summits turned into Valo Online Summits and were held via Microsoft Teams around the year.

First was the time for NA to join online already on April 1-2nd, then in the beginning of June 3-4th the European Partners learned and celebrated together and finally, in November 24-26th, the APAC partners had a blast. 

The EMEA event was crowned by Jeff Teper having his session on the last spot of the speaker lineup! That was true #ValoLove right there.

Valo Partner of the Year 2020 EU Winner Bravo Solutions
Valo Partner of the Year APAC 2020 Digital First
Valo Customer Success Story 2020 EU Winner Solvion
Valo Marketing Master 2020 EU Winner: novaCapta
Valo Customization of the Year 2020 EU Winner GIS AG
Valo Contributor of the Year 2020 EU Winner Thomas Gölles
Valo Contributor of the Year APAC 2020 Richard Ing

EU | Partner of the Year

Bravo Solutions from Norway is an amazing Valo Partner. They actively participate in Valo events, share #ValoLove in their social media channels, and organize Valo-related events to their Valo customers not to forget happy customers they have. No wonder they reached Valo Premium Partner status in under two years.

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NA | Partner of the Year

Catapult Systems from Texas, US have nothing less than a love story with Valo. They have been Premium Partners since December 2019 but only signed on with Valo in June of that same year. They not only showed exceptional team spirit and responsiveness with the whole Valo team but also closed deals with eleven different customers in a short time frame of five months. Amazing!

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APAC | Partner of the Year

Given that Digital First from Melbourne, Australia, have only joined the Valo Partner Network earlier this year, we have been amazed at their innovative, go-get-’em attitude and at the results! Their proactive, innovative approach includes arranging their own Valo customer events and implementing unorthodox, original marketing ideas. We are eagerly waiting to see what 2021 has in store for them.

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EU | Customer Success Story

Solvion from Austria implemented new, all-in-one collaboration solutions and global Valo Intranet for their multinational customer KNAPP AG. Now KNAPP has multilingual and global intranet they absolutely #ValoLove.

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NA | Customer Success Story

This award recognizes outstanding achievement to deliver world-class customer experience and Creospark from Ontario, Canada has achieved all that and more with launching Choice Properties REIT’s IntranetCollaborating with us since 2018, they are currently only Valo Premium Partner located in Canada. The customization is amazing by creating a scavenger hunt within the Intranet for Choice Properties REIT employees to get familiar with it in a creative manner. Great ways of thinking outside the box to implement Valo products!

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EU | Marketing Master of the Year

novaCapta, Valo Premium Partner operating in Germany and Switzerland, has understood the power of content marketing! They have set up two Valo-related landing pages. novaCapta has been giving a lot of #ValoLove to their Valo-related marketing activities, such as Valo road-show in 2019, and it shows int their results. They have understood the concept of #ValoLove in a great way. We absolutely #ValoLove it! 

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NA | Marketing Master of the Year

Klarinet Solutions from California, US is no stranger when it comes to Valo. Our Premium Partner has been with us since 2016 and continues to strive and lead as great examples through all their previous accomplishments. They achieved the Valo Partner of the Year award back in 2017, Valo Customer Success Story in 2018, and Matt Fishman, the Lead Architect and Managing Partner from Klarinet Solutions, was named as Valo Contributor Hero of the Year 2017. Their marketing centers around the heart of Valo and through it have achieved amazing results as they continuously use Valo’s hashtags in their social media and decorate Klarinet’s offices with the Valo Spirit. We feel that #ValoLove 

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EU | Customization of the Year

GIS AG, from Germany integrated and extended Valo Teamwork’s default provisioning process for its customer Drägerwerk AG & Co. KGaA. This implementation is really innovative process combining Valo Teamwork, its extension and provides real added value to the end customer.

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NA | Customization of the Year

Catapult Systems from Texas, US already shines bright as our Partner of the Year 2020 NA winner but to add to that, they’ve also received the Valo Customization of the Year 2020 NA award! The customization was done for their first customer case which shows adaptability towards a new product and its extensibility. They also used “Our Links” feature to contain a link to their customization page, which in turn populates “My Links”. A unique way that shows they have a pretty solid understanding of each Valo component. Great Job!

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EU | Individual Award – Contributor Hero of the Year

Valo Contributor Hero EU 2020 Thomas Gölles, from Solvion Austria, is always willing to share and brainstorm with us and contribute to the business and technical side of Valo. In addition to that, Thomas is extremely nice and warm people – a true Valo hero!

NA | Individual Award – Contributor Hero of the Year

Jack LaPan, from Red Level Michigan US, is someone who has strong perseverance. With the company going through many changes in the last year, including switching its name from C/D/H (Valo Partner of the Year NA winners in 2019) to Red Level. Jack, our Premium Partner, shows determination by continuously spreading #ValoLove and promoting our products. He is a very patient educator of his customers, ensuring they understand the true value of the solution before they commit to it.  He also keeps sharing tips with all other NA Partners, and always providing great feedback to make Valo better!  Definitely a Valo Rockstar!

APAC | Individual Award – Contributor Hero of the Year

Richard works as a Cloud Consultant at Sydney-based Atarix. His contribution in terms of testing and giving constructive feedback to our products has been tremendous and greatly appreciated. He excels at contributing back to Valo, offering valuable insights, especially to the Valo product team!

2019 Partner Awards

Valo Summit Europe gathered together 80+ Valo Partners from all over Europe! The first day was dedicated to common announcements, updates and partner stories and the second day divided into Tech and Business Tracks! See the vibes with this crowd!

Valo Summit NA 2019 was held in San Diego, June 5th-6th, gathering Valo Partners from 15 + Valo Partner Companies from US and Canada. These two days are packed with Valo Sessions to deepen Valo Partners’ knowledge, and a keynote from MVP Susan Hanley about “Key to Digital Workplace Success is People”. Check out the vibes!

This was the first year we held a Valo Summit in APAC! Valo Partners from Down Under and New Zealand were together the first time under the same roof on May 8-9th in Sydney. We had James Robertson, the Founder of StepTwo Consulting, and Cameron Dwyer, OnePlace Solutions, as the Guest Speakers in day one. The second day was dedicated to Valo Tech and Business Tracks. The vibes were truly memorable!

Valo Partner of the Year 20199 Winner: C/D/H
Valo Contributor Hero NA 2019 Winner Jeff Collins

EU | Partner of the Year

Xylos, a Belgian Valo Premium Partner, is a highly dedicated and very active Valo partner with impressive sales and customer satisfaction results. Xylos have shown increasing commitment to our partnership, are active in both the technical and business side of Valo and gives great feedback on our products and help us to share the #ValoLove! Xylos was awarded as the Valo Partner of the Year 2019 EU and the Global Valo Partner of the Year 2019 winner.

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NA | Partner of the Year

C/D/H, now part of Red Level, from Michigan, US, has been Valo Partner for a rather short time but already reached Premium Partner status with amazing sales figures and technical knowledge. They are actively marketing Valo and are always willing to go for that extra mile with customers. Red Level, at the time being awarded still known as C/D/H, have great communications with Valo Team always providing constructive feedback.

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APAC | Partner of the Year

Valo Partner of the Year 2019 APAC Winner, Daniel Anderson Consulting, is a phenomenal one-man show that does great work not only with customers and as a Valo advocative. He is a great sales machine always being also among the first ones to install the newest releases.

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Customer Success Story

When I4-YOU, Valo Premium Partner from the Netherlands, started working with Royal BAM Group, they had an outdated and fragmented intranet environment that needed replacing. Use of the existing intranet was minimal, resulting in a very limited reach among employees. The goal was to create a new Group intranet environment that aligned and supported access to information and as a result, BAM now has an intranet that supports their values, especially open collaboration and scalable learning.

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Marketing Master of the Year

Amplexor, a Valo Partner from Belgium with an office also in Luxembourg, has been a Valo partner only for a rather short time but has shown amazing marketing efforts since day one, making Valo the core of their digital workplace business with their customized signage for Valo, banners, roll-ups.. and full-blown co-branding!

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Customization of the Year

This customization, STEMShare Community Learning Library by SharePoint Gurus, is an online space for teachers and students across NSW Education to collaborate and share resources in a visual way. The customization is not only useful, but the user interface looks great! It complements Valo features nicely and is almost a separate product compatible with Valo rather than just customization.

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EU | Individual Award – Contributor Hero of the Year

Ruud Brok from Portiva, the Netherlands, has a deep understanding of Valo’s value proposition and, as he’s not ‘too-techy’, is able to work in a sales and consulting role, as well as a support role if needed. When contacted for his support, he’s always very constructive, helpful and provides very valuable feedback. He also works closely with other partners in Yammer to give them additional support.

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NA | Individual Award – Contributor Hero of the Year

Jeff Collins, from CoupledTech, Las Vegas US, is always eager to help the Valo Team and to give his contribution to the whole Valo community. He is always eager to share his knowledge openly to the Partner Community through Partner Yammer. Jeff is not only approachable and knowable, humble and always smiling, but he is also so into Valo that he is like one of our team members – a Valo Contributor Hero NA for the second year in a row!

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APAC | Individual Award – Contributor Hero of the Year

Joel Hjalmarsson, from Australia, is known of testing every single feature of Valo Modern giving us extremely valuable feedback about the product when it was in the early stages. He participates actively in the Valo Partner community discussions being also extremely helpful towards other Valo Partners.

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2018 Partner Awards

This was the first year we held two separate Valo Summits, one in Europe and one in North America!

The Valo Summit Europe 2018 was held in sunny Lisbon, May 3-4. At the beautiful venue of Lapa Palace. Our Guest Speaker Sam Marshall, intranet consultant and founder of ClearBox Consulting, spoke about How intranet-in-a-box market stacks up.

First Valo Summit North America was held in Las Vegas,  23-25th of May, 2018. As Valo has established an office in Montreal, it was the natural next step to also extend Valo Summit to North America. Feel the #ValoVibe here!

Valo Partner of the Year 2018 - Portiva
Valo Customer Success Story of the Year 2018, Klarinet
Valo Marketing Master of the Year 2018 - Xylos
Valo Customization of the Year 2018: GIS AG

Partner of the Year

Portiva from the Netherlands, is actively giving effort towards development and support, they are actively communicating with us and externally. They have remarkable sales results which is much due to the extra effort they are always willing to go for their customers – and Valo. What really stands out is their willingness to help other Valo Partners to solve their challenges!

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Customer Success Story

Klarinet Solutions has shaped Dexcom’s workdays by helping them to fall in love with their Valo Intranet which has led to a world-class employee experience with measurable results. Using the Valo platform, Klarinet Solutions from San Diego USA, was able to capture all of the requirements Dexcom had for their new intranet.

Marketing Master of the Year

On a yearly basis, Xylos, Valo Partner from Belgium, organizes a customer event, Xylos Inspire. Valo was featured in the event with own booth. As a result, their well-organized customer events with great marketing efforts have resulted in multiple successful Valo deals!

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Customization of the Year

Multilingual news is a very commonly required feature – and no wonder, most of Valo customers are big corporations with several branches across the globe. GIS AG, Valo Partner from Germany, tackled the challenge by offering a customization that showed great Valo Hack attitude.

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NA | Individual Award – Contributor Hero of the Year

Accelerating business overseas at such a fast pace within the past year wouldn’t have been possible without Jeff Collins, a highly contributed partner from Coupled Technology, whose love to Valo is in the same level of madness as the Valo Team has.

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EU | Individual Award – Contributor Hero of the Year

Besides showing lots of Valo love, Erwin Verlinden form Advantive, Netherlands, is eager to improve Valo and handles everything from pre-sales to consulting, delivery and customer support being also a top dog to report bugs and even resolve them!

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2017 Partner Awards

This is where it all started! The first ever Valo Summit was held in 4-5th of May in Florence, Italy, gathering together dedicated Valo Partners from 14 different countries all around the world! Feel the vibes here.

Valo Partner of the Year 2017 Klarinet Solutions
Valo Customer Success Story of the Year 2017 VodafoneZiggo, Portiva
Valo Awards Marketing Master of the Year 2017 Pythagoras
Valo Customization of the Year 2017 Tres60
Valo Contributor Hero 2017 Matt Fishman

Valo Partner of the Year

Partner of the Year 2017 from the US: Klarinet

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Customer Success Story of the Year

Customer Success Story of the Year 2017 Winner: VodafoneZiggo by Portiva.

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Marketing Master of the Year

Valo Marketing Master of the Year 2017 Winner: Pythagoras 

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Customization of the Year

Valo Customization of the Year 2017 Winner: Tres60.

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Individual Award – Contributor Hero of the Year

Valo Contributor Hero of the Year 2017: Matt Fishman from Klarinet Solutions, US.

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