I've had a lot on my mind for the last 6 months when it comes to Business Catalyst and the partner ecosystem. We've had a really amazing year with a killer Adobe MAX last year, launch of PRO, and the first official Partner conferences (Sydney was so frickin awesome).
Looking back on this year, I can make several observations:
Recently, I have had several revelations about who we are and how we as a company can help propel the overall community upwards. I realized that my job was not only to lift up the community, but to begin making you the Gurus, not just my company.
What does that mean - make you the Guru?
It's going to mean a lot of things, but its the most important revelation and reflection I've made this year.
There is nothing I need to tell you we are going to do besides that: You, the Guru.
What you will begin to see is changes on this site to begin realizing this vision. You will see our product begin to rapidly evolve down this path and along the way I welcome feedback.
The September 24 San Jose conference is a beacon that I have put forth for my company to reach for to have this new framework in place. Parts of it will be released before the conference, but that day is where I will present what it means in concrete terms.