Veeam Vanguard 2020 – Level 5!

Hi, today I received a great new from Nikola Pejkova. I have been selected for the Veeam Vanguard program for the 5th year! Honored and proud to be selected as a Veeam Vanguard 2020 then congratulations to all the returning and new Vanguard! 🙂

What is “Veeam Vanguard” program?

Veeam Vanguard

Veeam Vanguard program:

A Veeam Vanguard represents Veeam brand to the highest level in many of the different technology communities in which they engage. Since 2015, Veeam Software has considered relevant to promote the values of Veeam (understand the products and are closest peers in IT). This program is both much like other award programs you may be familiar with yet different in their own way (for example Microsoft MVP, VMware vExpert Cisco Champion community). Some Vanguards are bloggers, partners, customers, influencers others are very active users (Veeam forum), others are Spiceworks where users share content and answers about Veeam, etc. Veeam Vanguards are people who embrace Veeam the best in their respective communities. They come from all backgrounds and are spread across different products. The best way to follow Veeam Vanguards is to follow the official Twitter account @VeeamVanguard and hashtag #VeeamVanguard.

Veeam Vanguards Summit 2019

Vanguards Summit 2019 in Prague

Many thanks to Veeam and Veeam Vanguards Staff: Danny Allan, Rick Vanover, Kirsten Stoner, Aubrey Galen, Nikola Pejková, Dmitry Kniazev, David Hill, Melissa Palmer, Michael Cade, Anthony Spiteri, Niels Engelen and Andrey Zhelezko.

My story and 2019 overview:

I’m a Data Protection & Governance Team Leader at Monaco Digital – Avangarde. I’m currently focused on Security and Data. Veeam Certified Engineer and recognized as an international Veeam Expert with Veeam Vanguard award. I have been sharing my experience and knowledge since 2014 through Training, Publications and Public Speaking at workshops and webinars. Author of Original-Network.com IT blog mainly focused on Data Protection & Governance, Security, Backup and Disaster Recovery solutions. I am responsible for generating Veeam content, evangelism, designing and production, and presenting at events. My function is also to support and strengthen the local sales teams and Channel aggregators dedicated to this market. I have experience in designing and managing IT services needed by companies to support their business.

Secure IT Day Paris 2020

Secure IT Day 2020 in Paris at Cloud Business Center – Session with Veeam about v10

Matinale IT Paris 2019

Matinale IT 2019 in Paris on a boat – Session with Veeam and Quantum: Offline Backup topic

Proof that the company’s growth is in full swing. Thanks to effective marketing, the company has seen steadily rising sales for 4 years! Special thanks to my mates @Barbara and Lea, they did a very amazing work! Basically, its an amazing experience working together (#DreamTeam). Thanks to sales and production teams, also to the head management for this trust. Proud to work here and helping them grow their businesses.

Workshop Veeam VCSP Monaco Digital 2020

Workshop VCSP with Veeam and Monaco Digital in Monaco – Session with Alexis Mariani & Baptiste Tellier

Thanks to Microsoft aOS community, Jeff Angama and Patrick Guimonet 🙂

aOS Monaco 2019

Microsoft aOS 2019 in Monaco – Office 365 + Veeam Better together session


Last year, I have written an article about Microsoft Teams and the Digital Workspace in French for “SMART DSI” magazine (Edition 2019, March). This is a French IT magazine intended for IT Manager and Business Manager. The topic is “Microsoft Teams: How a company can embrace the Digital Workplace?”. Basically, the article is written in French. In the context of Digital Transformation and Digital Workplace, Microsoft Teams need to know takes a deep dive into Office 365, Microsoft’s fastest ever growing product. Microsoft is positioning Office 365 as being able to respond to key trends in the digital workplace: remote work from anywhere, bring your own device (BYOD), shrinking IT budgets, Cloud collaboration.

SMART DSI

Veeam benefits of Vanguards:

Some of the benefits of being Veeam Vanguards are:

  • NFR licenses for all Veeam products,
  • Access to betas and RC before they are on the market to pick up our Feedback and propose changes,
  • Access to Webinars and meetings with Veeam head staff like Anthony, Michael, Mike, Rick, Jorge, Luca or Gostev,
  • Exclusive access to a forum for Veeam Vanguards in which we talk about large subjects,
  • Exclusive access to support Veeam, when Vanguard all cases we opened are automatically “Priority 1”,
  • Exclusive access and the invitation to events organized by Veeam.

  • Last year I participated in “VeeamON” in Miami and Vanguards Summit for Vanguards global meeting.

    Veeam Vanguard


    Due to concerns around the coronavirus, I think all physical events will be complicated to maintain, especially VeeamON in Las Vegas. I feel the health & safety of customers is more important & we should focus on keeping free of the virus. Veeam has decided to bring VeeamON 2020 to you virtually in place of their face to face gathering in Las Vegas. Specifics around the event are being finalized, but mark June 17‑18 on your calendars. Take care and #StayAtHome.

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    Christopher GLEMOT

    Data Protection & Governance Team Leader | Technical specialist around Data, Security, Backup, Disaster Recovery, Cloud, Virtualization and Storage | Veeam Vanguard 2016-19 & VMCE | Founder of ArmoricanCloud.com | Owner of original-network.com
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