In February, Polarion welcomed employees, consultants, and partners to a new kind of event: Polarion Kickoff 2012. The purpose of the event was threefold: to introduce the new Polarion QA product and the new features of the version 2012 release to everyone, to train sales, customer service, and consultants to enable them to answer your questions, and to provide an opportunity for colleagues who have always collaborated remotely from different parts of the world to finally meet face-to-face.
The event really pointed up the global nature of Polarion’s business, with people from 4 continents and a dozen countries as far dispersed as Brazil and Japan gathering in Stuttgart, Germany. It was the first Polarion event for two new partners: Beijing TeamLive Works Technology Co.,LTD. in China, and Radax Software Services in India.
During an intensive week, members of Polarion’s R&D and Product Management teams provided sessions along both technical and sales tracks. The challenging days were followed by fun and relaxing team-building events in the evenings. The face time alone was probably worth the investment, but the kickoff attendees returned home with a wealth of new knowledge and renewed enthusiasm that’s sure to benefit our new and current customers in the year ahead.