FileMaker Excellence Award Winners for 2012
Each year, FileMaker recognizes FileMaker Business Alliance (FBA) partners who have demonstrated an impressive level of professionalism and creativity in using FileMaker software to deliver excellent solutions to their customers.
The FileMaker Excellence Award winners are chosen from over 1200 FBA members worldwide who are FileMaker consultants, solution providers, plug-in developers, trainers, and hosting companies that serve a wide variety of industries.
FileMaker Excellence Award for Business Driver of the Year
First Insight Corporation, KAMAR Limited, and Yes We Can co, Ltd. are being honored for their overall sales achievement. They have sold the most FileMaker software licenses in their respective geography for 2012:
FileMaker Excellence Award for Outstanding Contribution to the FileMaker Community
Kirk Bowman of MightyData, LLC
Kirk Bowman of MightyData, LLC has been significant contributor in broadening the awareness and understanding of the FileMaker platform in the FileMaker community through the three FileMaker user groups he runs in Texas, his training courses, monthly newsletters, blogs, and tweets. He’s offered free informational webinars and free training to non-profits. He is also part of the team that produced FMAcademy, a free online resource for FileMaker webinars and user content. He’s been a speaker at DevCon, and is an FileMaker Authorized Trainer. One of the nominators, said this about Kirk, "He's a dynamo!"
FileMaker Excellence Award Evangelist of the Year
Phillippe Lazzaroni of Direct Impact Consulting
Philippe Lazzaroni of Direct Impact Consulting runs one of the most active development firms in the Quebec FileMaker community. He offers a wide range of services from hosting, to training, to consulting. He is also a member of the FileMaker Quebec User group and was the initiator and main organizer for the Conference of the Quebec Developers for FileMaker. Last year, Philippe was able to gather speakers from France, Belgium, USA, and Canada to participate in the conference which was a huge success. He has taken leadership to rally other French speaking developers in the community to get together to perfect their development skills and share their passion for FileMaker. Philippe has been a speaker at the FileMaker Conference in France as well as the FileMaker Developer Conference, and has presented at a number of Apple stores and professional conventions promoting the FileMaker platform.
FileMaker Excellence Award for Solution of the Year
SQLexplorer from SeedCode LLC
The FileMaker solution of the year, SQLexplorer from SeedCode LLC, is one that is helping FileMaker developers around the world wrap their minds around one of the most powerful and flexible new features of FileMaker 12, but one which also requires knowledge and experience in an area not traditionally required of FileMaker developers. SQLexplorer allows you to follow a simple SQL Wizard to create and test SQL queries against your own data. This very popular, useful, and professionally designed solution is free to the entire FileMaker community.
FBA Business Partner of the Year for Europe
Business Logical Ltd
Business Logical has been instrumental in driving FileMaker license business in the all the schools for Fife, Scotland. Business Logical is not only a successful consultant business creating and deploying FileMaker solutions and FileMaker training, but the owner, David Lawrence, for many years has run the Scottish FileMaker user group. David has been a strong evangelist and partner in Northern Europe.
FBA Business Partner of the Year in the Americas
Soliant Consulting is always dependable and shows the professionalism and expertise of a dedicated Platinum level partner. They have invested in growing their business and are considered the experts in their field to both FileMaker, Inc. and other FBAs. Soliant has 50 employees, several of whom are focused exclusively on iOS development. In addition, their regular training courses continue to add an increased level of development skills throughout the FileMaker community. Soliant has offices in Chicago, San Francisco, and Philadelphia. They are a full-service consulting firm. Their teams define solutions, design and architect rich applications, and manage the entire software development lifecycle.
FBA Business Partner of the Year in North Asia
Goodman Co, LTD
Goodman Co.,LTD is an FBA Solution Provider, they have a unique profile in that they are solely focused on medical cardiology products. The FileMaker Pro reporting system, GOODNET DICOM Network System was developed in their Healthcare IT Division and is installed in over 300 hospitals in Japan. They’ve been responsible for the sale of over 1000 licenses in FileMaker Pro.
FBA Business Partner of the Year in Latin America
FM Databases Mexico have evangelized the FileMaker platform by presenting the capabilities and features of FileMaker Pro and highlighting real use customer solutions and cases in various webinars and events. They also understand that to build the FileMaker business in Latin America, it will take open collaboration with other developers. This company has willingly trained and consulted with many new developers on starting their businesses and have provided an excellent leadership example in the region. They are proactive, informed, and thorough in their customer relationships and solution development.
The 2012 FileMaker Mad Dog Public Relations Winners
FileMaker Public Relations awarded the coveted Mad Dog PR Award to ten FileMaker Developers at DevCon. The winners were acknowledged for their contributions in helping to advance awareness of the FileMaker platform in the media and within social media outlets.
The winners are:
Jeff Moore, Austin Convention Center
John Murphy, ApparelMagic
Michael Rocharde, Excelisys.com
Todd Geist, Geist Interactive
Kirk Bowman, MightyData, LLC
Mark Richman, Skeleton Key
Agnes Riley, ZeroBlue Technology Solutions, Inc.
Koen Van Hulle, myFMButler
Henrique M. F. Bilbao, HiMaker Sistemas
Daniel Wood, Digital Fusion Limited