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Veeam has announced the Veeam Vanguard 2019, actually only by email. The official list is still outdated with 2018 names, but probably there will be several renewal and some changes.

The Vanguard program represents Veeam brand to the highest level in many of the different technology communities. It’s a program around the community of Veeam experts that truly get our message, understand our products and are our closest peers in IT.

For several aspects, like the VMware vExpert or Microsoft MVP program, where the communities contribution is one of the main aspect.

In this first round there where 31 individuals. Now (in the third year) there are 40 people chosen for their acumen, engagement and style in their activities on and offline.

The Vanguard program is led by the Veeam Product Strategy Team and supported by the entire company but seems that does not replace other programs like the Veeam Technical Expert Club (VTEC) that remain more at a different level.

I’m really honored to have been confirmed as one the “Veeam experts” (the list is rich with serveral vExpert or MVP) in this first round and would be really interesting see how this program will run.

Most have been re-confirmed from the 2018 list, but there are also some new entries.

For more information about the Vanguard program, see also this post: Veeam Vanguard – more than just an influencer program.