Acquia Asia Pacific Partner Summits 2016: A Recap
by Darren Watkins
Over the last few years, there has been a significant increase in the adoption of enterprise Drupal in Australia. As Acquia continues to expand its presence in the Asia Pacific region, it has become increasingly important to build and maintain relationships with our partners.
The Acquia Sydney Partner Summit brought together more than 75 partners in attendance to learn, network, and engage with colleagues. Attendees represented a diverse group ranging from independent Drupal developers and digital agencies, to network agencies and global system integrators.
Partner summits help underscore how Acquia and agencies can best work together, identify mutual opportunities, and share news about the latest Drupal offerings and updates.
- The Elevated Services Opportunity, Darren Watkins, Channels and Partnerships Director, APJ
- Building the Funnel and Go to Market Opportunities, Tahlor DiCicco, Head of Marketing, APJ
- How Acquia Solution Architects Can Help You and Grow Opportunities, Adam Malone, Solutions Architect, APJ
- Acquia Partner Enablement Journey Overview, Siva Ahilan, Practice Director, APJ
- The govCMS Opportunity for Partners, Chris Harrop, Director, govCMS
Acquia CEO Tom Erickson and VP of Global Channels Joe Wykes were on hand to help continue to strengthen APJ partner relations.
The opportunity that the convergence of cloud and open source is bringing to market is huge. In light of that, Acquia is evolving into a truly partner-centric business. Now is the time to commit to developing a fully-fledged Acquia practice. The event was a big success, with many partners expressing their excitement for what comes next with Acquia.
Jason Davey, head of digital at Ogilvy Australia, echoed this excitement.
“The Acquia Sydney Partner Summit opened my eyes to a number of significant shifts: the shift in the market toward a truly cloud-based offering, the shift in Acquia’s product portfolio, and a shift in the maturity of our partnering relationship. Ogilvy is excited about furthering our committed relationship with Acquia.”
“Acquia’s commitment to its partners was clear. This was evident in how Acquia has rethought/remodelled the way they go to market and engage with partners,” Salsa Digital said in a blog post they put together on the summit.“ Acquia’s professional services team is now focused on supporting partners to win deals and deliver great work (rather than clients directly) and its sales teams are recognised for supporting partners to help win business.”
We look forward to hosting more partner events in the future and continuing to strengthen the relationship between Acquia and our partners.