All I can say is wow! I am so proud of our Nintex team and to be a part of this business. I’ve spent the past four days in Las Vegas where I was attending my fifth Microsoft Inspire, Microsoft’s annual worldwide partner conference. The Vegas heat wave of 110+ degrees Fahrenheit was no challenge for our team as we soared above The Strip with an 80-foot Nintex branded hot air balloon – stopping traffic and giving rides to lucky winners who stopped by our Inspire booth.
During the conference, we generated more positive momentum for Nintex about why it is a smart business decision to partner with us and about our industry-leading process management and automation capabilities for accelerating digital transformation including: Nintex Promapp®, Nintex Workflow & Forms, Nintex RPA, DocGen®, and more.
The week before we arrived in Vegas we announced great enhancements to Nintex Sign™ powered by Adobe Sign, bringing this e-signature capability to Nintex for SharePoint. The press pick up of our news as well as our Inspire booth traffic was off the charts, as there is a real market need for powerful, affordably-priced, and secure e-signatures. Nintex Sign offers that and more as part of our Nintex Process Platform.
Our digital marketing expertise was also recognized during Microsoft Inspire as Nintex once again ranked #3 out of 39K Microsoft Partners in the annual Digital Marketing Excellence Top 50 report.
Winning Microsoft US Partner Award
To kick things off, on Sunday, July 14, the Microsoft US subsidiary hosted its fiscal year (FY20) Accelerate Q1 event for its top partners.
Our team was honored to participate and hear from Microsoft leaders including Microsoft US President Kate Johnson, Corporate Vice President US OCP David Willis, Chief Technology Officer US Partner Ecosystem David Totten, Vice President Partner Development Casey McGee, Vice President GTM Strategy Gretchen O’Hara, and many others.
A personal highlight for me was having Nintex recognized by Microsoft for the standout results our team achieved in partnership with the company. We’re focused on delivering powerful and easy-to-use process automation solutions built on Azure to help Microsoft partners and customers extend the value of investments they have made in Microsoft Office 365, SharePoint, Microsoft Teams and the Microsoft Power Platform.
I was truly honored to accept the 2019 Microsoft US Partner Award for ISV Co-Sell Impact on behalf of everyone at Nintex. Nintex added more ISV Co-Sell US and Global customer wins than any other Microsoft independent software vendor (ISV) partner in the United States and around the world. That’s huge!
During the event, I was also invited to participate in a Partner Panel discussion led by Lani Phillips, Microsoft Vice President Channel, US OCP, with Avanade Director of Process Automation Frank Cantone and Veeam WW Director of Cloud Partners Charu Madan. We talked about what makes a successful channel partnership and how by working together with Microsoft and Avanade we can accelerate results.
Celebrating our 2019 Nintex Partner Award winners
On Sunday evening, we hosted our Nintex Partner Appreciation Party where I joined Nintex Chief Marketing & Strategy Officer Dustin Grosse and Senior Director Joe Peterson, who leads our channel program, to thank and recognize 15 partners across three regions in five categories as the 2019 Nintex Partner Award Winners.
We started with the Business Acceleration category, which recognizes Nintex Partners that are quickly expanding automation subscriptions year-over-year; winners include:
Our next category is Business Excellence, which recognizes those partners who are bringing the Nintex Process Platform to new and renewing companies; winners include:
Our third category is Business Transformation, which celebrates our partners with the top customer entries in 2019 Nintex Solution Innovation Awards; winners include:
Nintex with Protiviti, who won two 2019 Nintex Partner Awards.
The next category is Customer Success, which recognizes partners who are driving innovative use cases and adoption of the Nintex Process Platform; winners include:
Nintex with Hitachi Solutions.
And our final category is Regional Spotlight, which recognizes partners for their regional market impact and momentum with local customers; winners include:
Nintex with Synergi’s Justin Short.
Our party was held at the infamous Nobu Villa at Caesars Palace and co-sponsored by Adobe. The evening was spectacular. We were joined by Florian “Venom” Kohler, one of the world’s greatest trick shot artists. He has won ten world championships, holds six Guinness World Records and has more than 800K subscribers to his YouTube channel. Venom entertained us all night with his tricks.
What’s next for Nintex
As I pause and think back on the past few days in Vegas and look ahead into our FY20, I can say without a doubt that our continued success is directly attributable to everyone who is part of the Nintex community.
From our employees, to our partners, to our customers – we are so fortunate to be surrounded by a thriving process management and automation community that is successfully improving the way people work every day.
That’s inspiring and keeps me and our entire team energized as we continue to drive process platform innovation and plan our first-ever Nintex training conference, Nintex ProcessFest 2019 in Bellevue, September 30 – October 3. You won’t want to miss it!