In this Feb. 2, 2018, file photo, Qualtrics CEO Ryan Smith poses in the Hub at the company’s headquarters in Orem, Utah. Survey-software provider Qualtrics went public Thursday, Jan. 28, 2021, two years after German software giant SAP bought the company for $8 billion, marking the latest achievement for a company that has become one of the crown jewels of a technology corridor near Salt Lake City that Utah likes to call “Silicon Slopes.” (Jeffrey D. Allred/The Deseret News via AP)

Survey software provider Qualtrics went public Thursday two years after German giant SAP bought the company for $8 billion, marking the latest achievement for the company that has become one of the crown jewels of a technology corridor near Salt Lake City that Utah likes to call “Silicon Slopes.”

The move brings more recognition to Qualtrics just months after founder and executive chairman Ryan Smith purchased the NBA’s Utah