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CAMBRIDGE, MA – May 25, 2016 – QuickBase concluded its EMPOWER 2016 conference with more than 600 people in attendance—a nearly 60 percent increase from 2015.
The leading low-code application development platform provider’s annual customer conference aimed to equip citizen developers with education and resources to supercharge their digital transformation initiatives. The conference, which took place in “Music City U.S.A.”—Nashville, Tennessee—on May 10-13, 2016, focused on the unification of line of business citizen developers and IT with a variety of breakout sessions, hands-on training, keynotes, panel discussions and after-dark networking parties.
“At our inaugural conference, we brought together our unique set of customers and proved to the market the power of true citizen development,” said Allison Mnookin, CEO of QuickBase. “This year’s event took that concept even further showcasing customers in both the line of business and IT who have partnered to drive digital transformation. We also celebrated our new independence as a standalone QuickBase, Inc. and gave customers a peek into what’s ahead for the platform.”
Onsite the company announced its own corporate social responsibility program, “QuickBase Cares.” As its first commitment, QuickBase made a donation to one of its non-profit customers— the American Transplant Foundation—and pledged to match attendee donations for up to $10,000 in total.
The company also introduced the QuickBase Training program, featuring instructor-led classes and virtual sessions as well as self-service eLearning, as well as several new integrations offerings and a partnership with enterprise workflow service, Workato.
The conference featured sixty speakers, with keynotes including Allison Mnookin, CEO at QuickBase; Mark Driver, Vice President ∓ Research Director at Gartner; Geoffrey Moore, technology market theorist and author of “Crossing the Chasm” and the new book “Zone to Win”; and Jeff Prus, Vice President of Product Management at QuickBase.
The 2016 QuickBase Customer Awards honored organizations and individuals that represent the best of the company’s community. This year’s winners were ResCare (Innovation Award); Helm (Transformation Award); Legend Solar (Small Business Award); Mark Shnier, Your QuickBase Coach (Community Contribution Award); Josh Miller, FedEx Office (Hero Award).
"EMPOWER 2016 was inspirational for our team,” said Michael Wacht, Vice President of Operations and Infrastructure, Helm, Inc. “We are looking forward to the many new features and capabilities that Quickbase will release in the coming year!"
"EMPOWER is, hands down, the best tech conference I have ever been to—not just because of everything we learned, but also because of the sense of community at this show," said Anastasia Darwish, Executive Director of American Transplant Foundation. "And being the recipient of so many generous donations through QuickBase Cares has been a heartwarming bonus!"
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Next year’s conference will be held May 22-25, 2017, in Boston. Sign up to be notified for early bird registration at http://empower2017.com/.
Launched in 1999 and headquartered in Cambridge, Mass., QuickBase Inc., formerly a division of Intuit, is a newly independent company focused on helping businesses of all sizes drive productivity and digitally transform their organizations. The platform’s unique low-code interface enables users to create custom applications faster and easier without learning code. Today, QuickBase is used by more than 6,000 customers, including half of the Fortune 100, across a variety of industries and use cases. The company was divested from Intuit in March 2016 and is backed by Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe. For more information, please visit: www.quickbase.com.