Welcome as an EMC Elect
EMC has designed a program to span the gap between brand loyalty and brand advocacy. In november 2012 EMC announced a new recognition program called EMC Elect. This program provides community driven recognition to individuals who have demonstrated the highest levels of commitment to thought leadership in the fields of data center management, Cloud computing, and big data. The scope of this award is unprecedented within EMC.
The year starts well for me. I received a mail from Matthew Brender, SR Social Engagement Manager at EMC started with the words; "I am pleased to welcome you to the EMC Elect!" Wow, I am choosen to be one of few to be an EMC Elect.
What makes the EMC Elect program different from similar programs that preceded it is the state of online social activity. In the age of blogs, Facebook, and Twitter, conversations, especially in the technical community, have moved from conference rooms and chat rooms to online communities. Programs like EMC Elect knock down the barriers that have long separated vendors from customers, by extending the conversations to include other opportunities to exchange information. This program makes the business relationship more of a collaborative effort.
The top three reasons people were chosen for EMC Elect are:
- Regular engagement on the EMC Community Network
- Great conversations on Twitter
- Strong technical presence via blogs and at industry events
In my case because of my strong presence on the ECN, blog and blooming use of Twitter – not to mention the number of nominations I received :) were all reasons why EMC invites me to this select community.
As an EMC 'ambassador' I can not be more proud to wear this title. And therefore my thanks.
Besides myself I congratulate everyone who has been selected as an EMC Elect too. A great achievement where you can be proud of. According to EMC there will be a gathering for award winners at EMC World. I'll be there and hope to see you all soon.
For all those who have not achieved getting the award this year, keep investing and keep sharing. EMC can’t recognize you if they don’t know about you! I wish you better luck next year.
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