It’s that time again: 2013 has past and a lot of vendors have nominations running on who their most loyal “servants” were in the past year. All large vendors do this and even Cisco joined the ranks with their Cisco Champions appreciation program. Microsoft has its MVP, VMware is known for the vExperts and since last year EMC has their Elect group.
EMC Elect 2014
Compared to 2013 the group has grown a little bit from 75 to 80 members and the list consists of some great minds that you might have met over the past 12 months. Some of them are hyper active on Twitter, some on ECN, EMC’s own Community Network (the forums) and some (or most) simply write what’s on their minds on their blog websites.
The first year of EMC Elect was new for most of us. We didn’t really know what to expect, but I think the master minds behind the program did a wonderful job and they deserve to be mentioned here, don’t you think? First of all I like to thank Matthew Brender for his enormous dedication to the world of social media and making it all happen for the Elect program. Mark Browne, a wonderful person whose enthusiasm and personal interaction reflects on all of us. Stephanie McBride who brought tons of joy to several events that the Elect visited in 2013 and she has proven to be a wonderful host for the group and Mary Kilgallen who did a great job behind the curtains up until now. To all of you: I salute you! Without you this simply wouldn’t be possible.
But it’s the Elect group itself that deserves to be known as well. The 80 Elect members consist of:
- 31 EMC employees
- 31 Partners
- 11 Customers
- 6 Independents
- 1 Analyst
The list can be found on ECN: THE LIST
In the last 6 weeks of 2013 a team of judges made an effort to filter out those who they thought were valuable for the community. How were the EMC Elect chosen?
It’s a 1 hour event and it starts at 11AM EST / 4PM GMT / 5PM CET.
Join us live or use the #EMCATE filter in Twitter to see what it’s all about.