The Evangelist

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The Evangelist

Yeah, you need new business cards – A peer of mine 4 or 5 titles ago

You’ve perhaps seen me at events or seen my content in other places or on my public blog or Twitter, etc… and that’s been great. What I’ve lacked in frequency here on the old bloggity blog I hope to make up for soon… starting by purposely NOT doing a 2011 Recap/Top Stories/Year in Review.

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So, here’s the double redacted pseudo-cryptic secret spilled finally about what I’m doing now… (Hint: It’s the title of this post)

I’m hoping to be around these parts a bit more now in my new (slightly more formalized) role as Evangelist for strategic sales in Global Service Providers (SP) and Systems Integrators (SI) at VCE. This is my sixth or seventh title within VCE but it’s always been a part of my day to day duties. I’m still as passionate as ever about helping companies realize the dream of ubiquitous workload substrates in their datacenters: Vblock Infrastructure Platforms.

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So… What’s new?

For 2012 (and frankly right now!) the following areas are where I’ll focus for the Vblock ecosystem:

  • VCE Strategic Accounts

  • VCE Executive Briefing Center (EBC), Cisco EBC, EMC EBC, VMware EBC, and VCE Technology Alliance Partner EBC

  • VCE Customer Advisory Board

  • Speaking and representing VCE for SP/SI events with VCE Marketing

  • Champion for SP/SI specific initiatives

Put another way… I get to put on hats of many shapes and sizes working with the most amazing teams one could ask for.

  • Evangelist for strategic sales in SP/SI with VCE Strategic Accounts customer meetings

  • Representative for strategic sales along side VCE Corporate Engineering (seriously… uber mega rockstars galore) at EBCs, CABs, etc.

  • Speaking and representing VCE for SP/SI at public events through VCE Marketing at trade shows, road shows, etc.

  • Embed with Cisco, EMC, VMware teams in SP/SI specific offerings such as VMDC, PMDC, HCS, UC, Puppet, NMS, SAP, Cloud Foundry, etc.

  • Collaborate with VCE Technology Alliance Partners on SP/SI specific offerings from APPTIO, ASTARO, CA TECHNOLOGIES, COLLABNET, INFOBLOX, INFORMATICA, LIQUIDWARE LABS, NIMSOFT, SAS, SCIENCELOGIC, UNIDESK, VISUAL NETWORK SYSTEMS, XANGATI, etc.

  • Create SP/SI specific social media content like this blog and other internal blogs, Twitter, YouTube, SlideRocket, Google+, Friendster, etc.

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That sounds like a lot of stuff and overuse of etc. so what do you bring to the table?

_Do you need someone from VCE that has been around a while and gets it? _I’ve been with VCE for well over a year. That makes me 85 years old in VCE years. I get it. I know a bunch more like me…. WE get it.

_Do you need the goto place for something that is VCE or Vblock specific? _Ping me. I’ll get it for you or find someone smarter that will. One stop shopping. Fast and easy delivery. Hmm… that sounds FAMILIAR.

Yeah, but what we need is X, Y, Z, and… and… and…

Whatever it is… We’re going to figure this out and we’re going to make it happen.

GAMEON!!!