For us in comdivision knowledge sharing is in our genes. Many of us are instructors and teach the majority of VMware products, but we are also very active in the different VMware communities.
What is the vExpert Program all about:
The VMware vExpert program is VMware's global evangelism and advocacy program. The program is designed to put VMware's marketing resources towards your advocacy efforts. Promotion of your articles, exposure at our global events, co-op advertising, traffic analysis, and early access to beta programs and VMware's roadmap. The awards are for individuals, not companies, and last for one year. Employees of both customers and partners can receive the awards. In the application, we consider various community activities from the previous year as well as the current year's (only for 2nd half applications) activities in determining who gets awards. We look to see that not only were you active but are still active in the path you chose to apply for.
What it takes:
If you are interested in becoming a vExpert the criteria is simple. We are looking for IT Professionals who are sharing their VMware knowledge and contributing that back to the community. The term "giving back" is defined as going above and beyond your day job. There are several ways to share your knowledge and engage with the community. Some of those activities are blogging, book authoring, magazine articles, CloudCred task writing, active in Facebook groups, forum (VMTN as well as other non VMware) platforms, public speaking, VMUG leadership, videos and so on.
We are proud that we can keep a constant high number of vExperts in our team. For 2020 the following people made it thru the evaluation process:
Beside the main VMware vExpert Program there are sub programs from different VMware Business Units which require an additional registration and also some extra work in these areas.
vExpert Cloud Management
vExpert Cloud Provider
Results are outstanding as the program launched later.
vExpert Pro - This one is not product related, but focusses on people which help others to grow in the community and become a vExpert themselves one day.
Backed up by 20 years of experience in the IT-Industry, not only with comdivision but also with various national and international companies, Matthias’ goal is to comprehensibly communicate complex solutions by using a clear, understandable language.
As a certified VMware architect, designer and trainer, Matthias holds various VMware certifications VCP3-6 DCV, VCP6-7 Cloud, VCP NV, VCIX-NV, VCIX-DCV, VCAP7-CMA Design and is also a VMware Certified Instructor (VCI) Level 2. He also teaches current and beta deliveries since 2009.
Jens is comdivision's architect for desktop, working with virtual desktops since the first release of VMware View (VMware VDM) in 2007. His first experience with ESX 2.0 was back in 2003 and he has accumulated extensive experience with nearly all VMware technologies such as the vRealize Suite and NSX since then.
I have been around this industry for more than 25 years. The main thread throughout my career is monitoring. I have done a lot of demos pulling HDs from servers that generated alerts on my phone... magic...
Nearly 25 years of working in the IT industry Reinhard had the unique chance to see a major change in the overall technologies used and build on this broad experience.
Coming from a electronical engineering background and holding a Master of Medical Computer Science also gave him the theoretical and methodical toolset to suceed in this industry.
Reinhard is working with virtualization technologies since VMware Workstation v2.x and VMware ESX v2.5. Since then he has build up a vast amount of knowledge in the virtualization space.
Backed up by 17 years of experience in the IT-Industry, not only with comdivision but also with various national and international companies. More than 10 years from now Tobias is focusing at virtualization Technology and Cloud projects based on VMware.
Related to the Enterprise Mobility Management era, Tobias decided to take a second footprint in his professional life and focused on Workspace One Solutions.
With more than 20 years of experience in the IT-Industry, Yves was – beside his work at the comdivision group – also involved with successfully bringing several (IT) startup companies to market. Yves was honoured several times by vendors and customers for his capability of transporting the highly technical IT concept to regular IT consumers using their language.