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Recently a new VMware vExpert Sub-Program has been announced: the vExpert PRO program. But compared with the vExpert program and the other vExpert sub-programs, is slightly different.

A vExpert Pro is a current vExpert who excels in their local region, adding value to the program and giving back to the community. This person has a strong relationship with the local IT community in general, and works as an advocate for the vExpert program, recruiting, mentoring and training people.

The idea behind the development of vExpert PRO program is to create a network of vExperts around the world who are willing to identify and recruit new vExperts in their local communities and be mentors for these new vExperts.

So is much more a mentoring program rather than a technology evangelist program… but anyway a vExpert PRO it’s selecte from the vExpert list, so it’s just a different purpose of the program itself.

This is the list of the vExpert PRO, with almost one for each country:

Name Country GEO Twitter Blog
Matt Crape Canada AMERICAS @MattThatITGuy http://www.42u.ca
Mike Preston Canada AMERICAS @mwpreston https://blog.mwpreston.net/
Ariel Sanchez Mora US AMERICAS @arielsanchezmor http://blogs.arielsanchezmora.com
Edward Haletky US AMERICAS @Texiwill https://www.astroarch.com/blog/
Matt Langguth US AMERICAS @gsxesx
Nicholas Scuola US AMERICAS @NScuola http://spookysolutions.wordpress.com
Mark Ukotic Australia APJ @originaluko http://blog.ukotic.net/
Eddie Kwok Hong Kong APJ
Harjit Singh India APJ @pmlogs https://vmwars.wordpress.com/
DODDI PRIYAMBODO Indonesia APJ @doddipriyambodo http://www.bicarait.com
Kaz Igarashi Japan APJ @tcpninja
Jong Keun Hong Korea South APJ @hongjongkeun https://starionweb.wordpress.com
Chi Kin Wu Macao APJ @umacboyvictor https://wuchikin.wordpress.com/
Srinivas Rao Malasya APJ @srinytechie https://srinytechie.wordpress.com/
Myint Htay Aung Myanmar APJ @myinthtayaung92 https://vmlabblog.wordpress.com/
Steven Kang New Zealand APJ @ssbkang http://ssbkang.com
Erick Gubi Philippines APJ @callmegubi http://letsdocloud.com
Wee Kiong Tan Singapore APJ @tanwk3 http://plain-virt.blogspot.com/
Wei-Ren Wang Taiwan APJ @weithenn http://weithenn.org
Manfred Hofer Austria EMEA @Fred_vBrain http://www.vbrain.info
Kim Bottu Belgium EMEA @kim_bottu http://vmusketeers.com/
Spas Kaloferov Bulgaria EMEA @SpasKaloferov http://kaloferov.com/
Liselotte Foverskov Denmark EMEA @LFoverskov http://blog.textrovert.dk/
Ebrahim Aldesouky Egypt EMEA @EbrahimAldesouk https://itsaurus.wordpress.com/
Gareth Edwards England EMEA @GarethEdwards86 http://www.virtualisedfruit.co.uk
Gregg Robertson England EMEA @greggrobertson5 http://thesaffageek.co.uk
Noham France EMEA @Noham_m https://myvmworld.fr
Fabian Lenz Germany EMEA @lenzker https://vlenzker.net/
Kiss Tibor Hungary EMEA @kisstib0r https://kisstibor.info
Marteinn Sigurdsson Iceland EMEA @vMarteinn http://vblog.is
Andrea Mauro Italy EMEA @Andrea_Mauro https://vinfrastructure.it
Sandra Bertrand Luxembourg EMEA @
Martijn Smit Netherlands EMEA @smitmartijn https://www.vmguru.com
Lars Troen Norway EMEA @larstr http://core-four.info/
Wojciech Marusiak Poland EMEA @wojciehnet https://wojcieh.net
Nuno Antunes da Silva Portugal EMEA @nlbasilva
Leandro Ariel Leonhardt Spain EMEA @leonhardtla https://www.blogvmware.com
Erik Bussink Switzerland EMEA @ErikBussink http://www.bussink.ch
Dmitry Kharytonov Ukraine EMEA @ https://vixen.uno
Rolando Kohl Argentina LATAM @rolmk http://virtualrol.wordpress.com
Valdecir Carvalho Brasil LATAM @homelaber http://homelaber.com.br
Patricio Cerda Chile LATAM @patote83 http://www.patriciocerda.com
David Espejo Colombia LATAM @davidmirror https://vcloudopia.wordpress.com
Larry Gonzalez Costa Rica LATAM @virtualizecr http://www.virtualizecr.com
Ariel E. Antigua Ferreras Dominican Republic LATAM @aantigua http://arielantigua.com/weblog
Celia Cristaldo Cantero Paraguay LATAM @celiacri http://www.v-celia.com

The vExpert PROs have been choosed following several criterias:

  • very active in their local IT community
  • able to translate and explain the advantages of the vExpert Program
  • willing to support current local vExperts to improve and grow
  • willing to discover and recruit new vExperts in their local region
  • willing to assist new people who what to become a vExpert
  • willing to be a mentor to new and current vExperts

I accept this opportunity, not only to promote the vExpert program and increase the presence in Italy, but because the vExpert PRO program will be more of it.

It’s only the beginning, there will be more in the future, so stay tuned.

Andrea MauroAbout Andrea Mauro (2918 Posts)

Virtualization, Cloud and Storage Architect. Tech Field delegate. VMUG IT Co-Founder and board member. VMware VMTN Moderator and vExpert 2010-18. Dell TechCenter Rockstar 2014-15. Microsoft MVP 2014-16. Veeam Vanguard 2015-18. Nutanix NTC 2014-18. PernixPro 2014-16. Several certifications including: VCDX-DCV, VCP-DCV/DT/Cloud, VCAP-DCA/DCD/CIA/CID/DTA/DTD, MCSA, MCSE, MCITP, CCA, NPP.


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