I was pondering the fact earlier today that this will be my 5th Varrow Madness -- after joining Varrow in late 2010, we put on our first Varrow Madness in March 2011. This also got me thinking...looking from the outside in, it may be hard to realize what the big deal is. Or...if I say it … Continue reading Varrow Madness – what’s the big deal?
In the category of "hopefully better late than never", I wanted to acknowledge the honor of being selected for EMC Elect 2015 as well as jot down a few thoughts. For those not familiar, EMC Elect is a community-driven recognition program with core characteristics focused around Engagement, Commitment, and Leadership. Read more here if not … Continue reading EMC Elect 2015! (with a Varrow thought)
In case you're not aware, Varrow Madness is almost here -- lots of details at the main site (go look if you haven't already). To the best of my knowledge, this is the largest technology conference in the Carolinas. While Varrow as a company isn't a vExpert or EMC Elect, to me this conference lets … Continue reading Varrow Madness – Session Breakdown by Theme
Note: this is a live blog…apologies for typos - this will be relatively analysis-light (focused on keeping up). Walked in to live music and customer quotes on the big screen - one of them was TIAA-CREF (customer who Varrow works with in Charlotte, NC). 3D Glasses on all the seats - opening video uses 3D … Continue reading EMC Redefine Possible – Live Blog
I'm greatly looking forward to the EMC Redefine Possible event tomorrow - otherwise known as MegaLaunch 2014. http://newsblog.emc.co.uk/redefine-possible-mega-launch-2014-20-days-to-go/ From what I'm hearing there's some very good stuff coming (surprised, eh? 😉 ) -- I know that's vague but I don't want to steal the thunder from tomorrow's announcements. What's most fascinating to me is the … Continue reading EMC Redefine Possible – The Day Before…
As anyone reading this likely knows, the 2014 vExpert list was announced earlier this month (I'm honored to be a member for the third year now and will post later about my application). vExpert 2014 Announcement Shortly after, Jeramiah Dooley updated his analysis post - very cool that he’s done this for a third year now. But…he … Continue reading Having fun with vExpert to employee ratios, take 2
Or rather...how I became EMC Elect. EMC Elect is a program in its 2nd year to recognize social outreach/evangelization focused on the EMC portfolio -- similar to VMware's vExpert program. More details here. https://community.emc.com/community/connect/emc_elect/blog/2014/01/14/how-were-the-emc-elect-of-2014-chosen It is a notably smaller program however by number of members -- 750+ vExperts vs. only 80 EMC Elect. https://community.emc.com/community/connect/emc_elect/blog/2014/01/15/the-emc-elect-of-2014--official-list I … Continue reading How to become EMC Elect