vExpert for the fourth time!

The vExpert 2014  are announced. This year 754 people (including me) are awarded with the vExpert 2014 title. 


Each of these vExperts have demonstrated significant contributions to the community and a willingness to share their expertise with others.

This is the fourth time I got the vExpert award. I would like to thank John Troyer, Corey Romero and the rest of the VMware Social & Community Team for making this possible.

Congratulations to all the other 2014 vExperts. The official 2014 vExpert list can be found here, link.

vExpert 2012

Yesterday the 2012 vExpert awards are announced. Great to hear that I have the vExpert title for another year!

Two Ictivity colleagues are on the list too. Edwin Friesen made it for the fourth year and Michael Wilmsen for the second year. Congrats guys!

I want to thank John Troyer, Alex Maier and the VMware team for making this possible.

The full list of all the 2012 vExperts  can be found here.


VMware vExpert 2012 applications are open!

The applications are now open for the vExpert 2012 title.

The annual VMware vExpert title is given to individuals who have significantly contributed to the community of VMware users over the past year. The title is awarded to individuals (not employers) for their commitment to sharing their knowledge and passion for VMware technology above and beyond their job requirements.


This year there are three different paths to becoming a vExpert. Here are the three paths listed:

Evangelist Path
The Evangelist Path includes book authors, bloggers, tool builders, public speakers, and other IT professionals who share their knowledge and passion with others with the leverage of a personal public platform to reach many people. Employees of VMware can also apply via the Evangelist path.

Customer Path
The Customer Path is for internal evangelists and community leaders from VMware customer organizations. They have contributed to success stories, customer references, or public interviews and talks, or were active community contributors, such as VMUG leaders.

VPN (VMware Partner Network) Path
The VPN Path is for employees of our partner companies who lead with passion and by example, who are committed to continuous learning and to making their technical knowledge and expertise available to many. This can take shape of event participation, video, IP generation, as well as public speaking engagements.

VMware vExpert Benefits:

      • Public recognition of the vExpert award with a certificate, gift, permission to display a logo, and inclusion in any public vExpert listing

      • Access to a private vExpert community of your peers

      • Free subscription to conference session materials on

      • Access to exclusive events, beta programs, software licenses, and other exclusive opportunities to participate in activities with VMware. vExperts do not represent VMware and are not required to participate in any activities


Applications are now open for the vExpert 2012 title.