I am extremely humbled and grateful to have been renewed as a Veeam Vanguard for 2020 and am excited for the year ahead! If you would like to know more about the Veeam Vanguard program, please visit: https://www.veeam.com/vanguard.html
I am honoured to have become a part of the Veeam Vanguard program in 2019, and more recently to have been renewed for 2020! For those of you who are unaware, the Veeam Vanguard program is an advocate program run by Veeam. This program is “…Veeam’s top-level influencer community… Experts in the Vanguard program are a combination of many different disciplines, contribution types and advocacy mechanisms yet are each the best in space regarding technical thought leadership for the technical communities in which Veeam exist.” (Veeam, 2020)
All Veeam Vanguards are nominated and embody the brand to the greatest degree within the various technology communities in which Veeam associates. Individuals are selected based on their expertise, commitment, and approach to all activities (online, and off.) The group exchanges differing views, offers feedback, and is dedicated to shared achievement and success. I encourage absolutely anyone with a love for Veeam to apply for the program – the experience has been invaluable to me!
Unfortunately, this year the Vanguard Summit offered last year in Prague will not be going ahead due to covid and the associated travel restrictions/health directives. Typically, this is a fabulous perk of the program where you are provided an opportunity to visit a different country! Veeam’s main Research and Development (R&D) Centre is located in Prague – providing the perfect meeting point for the Veeam R&D team and Vanguards to meet in person and exchange thoughts, feedback, and ideas.
It was awesome being able to meet some of the Vanguards face-to-face last year. The group is quite diverse in the sense that many Vanguards live in a great variety of countries. This fact provides many opportunities for discussion around how Veeam technologies are being used and applied within varied scenarios.
The Veeam Vanguard program is an excellent advocacy program run by Veeam! Members are encouraged to openly share their opinions and insights on topics related to Veeam technologies while enabling exclusive networking opportunities. Veeam’s primary goals for the program are to develop mindshare of technical thought leaders and provide opportunities for growth through insight and feedback on topics related to Veeam technologies. The program comes with many perks including swag, travel (normally), a forum to provide feedback and perspective and the ability to easily access Veeam product teams.