At our recent Birst FORWARD conference, I had the distinct pleasure of announcing the winners of our 2016 Partner Awards. Here is a brief rundown of our winning partners:

Partner of the Year 2016: Cervello

The Partner of the Year Award is given to the Birst partner that contributed most substantially to Birst’s success in 2016. This award takes into account the partner’s sales, marketing, and services contribution over the past year. Congratulations to Cervello, Birst Partner of the Year 2016.

Partner of Year Award 2016 - Cervello

Kim Davis – Vice President of Alliances, Birst; Glyn Heatley – Managing Director EMEA, Cervello; Mike Cochrane – VP, Analytics & Information Management, Cervello; Jay Larson – Chief Executive Officer, Birst

Think Big 2016: Centelli

The Think Big Award is given to a partner whose focus is closing large, enterprise business with Birst.  Centelli is a new Birst partner that closed several large deals with important customers in their first 6 months working with Birst.

Partner Award - Centelli

Jay Larson – Chief Executive Officer, Birst; Aneesh Gupta – Chief Executive Officer, Centelli; Kim Davis – Vice President of Alliances, Birst

Think Fast 2016: Keyrus

The Think Fast award is given to a new partner who came up-to-speed quickly on Birst.  Keyrus accelerated their Birst business rapidly with a substantial number of resources, and closed key business rapidly.

Partner Awards - Keyrus

Kim Davis – Vice President of Alliances, Birst; Augustin Barriere – BI Team Leader, Keyrus; Jay Larson – Chief Executive Officer, Birst

Think Ahead 2016: Praesto Consulting  and iTalent

The Think Ahead award is given to a partner who executed flawlessly with Birst while always planning for the future. This year, we had two winners.

Praesto Consulting is a go-to partner for Birst EMEA sales with a solid plan for growth in other regions.

Partner Award - Praesto

Matt Duffy – Technical Director, Praesto Consulting; Kim Davis – Vice President of Alliances, Birst; Jeremy Ranson – Managing Director, Praesto Consulting; Jay Larson – Chief Executive Officer, Birst

iTalent built their Birst practice in advance of the business, quickly becoming a go-to resource for Birst’s West Region.

Partner Award iTalent

Kim Davis – Vice President of Alliances, Birst; Vikas Sachdeva – VP Product Engineering, iTalent; David Hawke – Practice Director of BI, iTalent; Jennifer Cashman – Executive Vice President, Italent; Jay Larson – Chief Executive Officer, Birst

Birst Core Values 2016: StarPoint Technologies

The Birst Core Values award is given to Birst internal employees and also to one partner annually. This year, the partner award honors StarPoint Technologies for their teamwork, results orientation, character and dedication to customer success.

Partner Award - Starpoint

Kim Davis – Vice President of Alliances, Birst; Chris Hunt – Principal Consultant, StarPoint Technologies; Chris Griffith – Chief Executive Officer, StarPoint Technologies; Jay Larson – Chief Executive Officer, Birst