Liferay North America Symposium Highlights Growth, Business Versatility of Portal Platform

Attendees from diverse industries gather to leverage open source platform for innovation, participation and efficiency

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – (October 8, 2012) – Liferay, Inc., provider of the world’s leading enterprise-class, open source portal platform, today announced the kick off of the Liferay North America Symposium in San Francisco where representatives from more than 180 enterprises, universities and government agencies converged for the two-day event. Partners, customers, and community members representing aerospace, financial services, health care, higher education, manufacturing, technology, and other industries gathered to learn how the market-leading open source portal platform is being used to create solutions for today’s biggest business challenges.

Keynotes and case studies from Liferay executives, industry thought leaders, and customers such as Air Liquide, Honda Manufacturing, Intermountain Healthcare, and Union Pacific will highlight the innovative solutions being built with the Liferay platform. Yuri Aguiar, Chief Information Officer at global advertising firm Ogilvy & Mather, is planned to give a talk on harnessing today’s fast-moving technological innovations for one’s business advantage. Special sessions and keynotes from Liferay North America Symposium will be streamed on Liferay LIVE at

“Using the Liferay platform, our customers are seeing success across a variety of business objectives, such as increasing customer satisfaction, stimulating collaborative learning, involving patients in their own care, and managing complex business systems,” said Bryan Cheung, Liferay’s Chief Executive Officer. “In a cloud-enabled, mobile-connected, ‘always on’ era, having a strong portal platform that manages identity, interaction, and information is more important than ever for maintaining strong relationships with customers, partners, and employees.”

Liferay ended 2011 with a 55 percent jump in revenue over the previous year, an increase that continues the pattern of double-digit year-over-year growth the portal provider has recorded consistently. In response, Liferay expanded this year to 350 employees in 12 countries with notable growth in the support, business development, and sales teams. Liferay has also responded to increased international interest in its products with key hires in regions such as Benelux, France, Ireland, Japan, and the UK. With openings of more international offices planned to be announced in forthcoming months, Liferay has positioned itself in areas that are facing transforming changes in technology and business.

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About Liferay

Liferay, Inc. is a leading provider of enterprise open source portal and collaboration software products, servicing Fortune 500 companies worldwide. Clients include Allianz, BASF, Cisco Systems, Lufthansa Flight Training, Société Générale,Rolex SA, Siemens AG, The French Ministry of Defense, and the United Nations. Liferay offers Enterprise Edition subscriptions, which provide access to emergency fixes, software updates, 24/7 support SLAs, and subscription-only features. Liferay also offers professional services and training to ensure successful deployments for its customers.