The last year saw the rise and rise of EMC Elect program which is in some ways different than the other community programs as well. I have had the opportunity to be selected for a 3rd year.
While selection in the program is of great personal honor, it is humbling to be part of a group that is highly active in the IT community. I will admit that it was a great learning curve initially when I first got selected to the VMware vExpert program but luckily that learning helped after I became an EMC Elect.
Now it is a lot more easier to share knowledge through various avenues, reach out directly to other professionals, and network with some very well known experts within the Virtualization and Storage groups.
As much as we give back as members of these programs, there is a lot more that we receive in return by the way of increasing community presence, professional boost, and establishing our cred with a wider audience.
This year’s list of EMC Elect and the official announcement is available the following link – EMC Elect 2015
A total of 102 members were selected worldwide and I look forward to providing my own valuable contribution to the community in this year ahead.