Veeam Vanguard 2022 – Level 7!

Hi, this morning I received a great new from Nikola Pejkova. I have been selected for the Veeam Vanguard program for the 7th year! Honored and proud to be selected as a Veeam Vanguard 2022 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 2021

Vanguards Summit 2021 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 2021 overview:

I’m a Data Management and Security Team Leader at Monaco Digital – Avangarde. I’m currently focused on Security and Data Governance – Protection. 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 IT blog mainly focused on Data Management, 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

Thanks to effective marketing, the company has seen steadily rising sales for 7 years! Special thanks to my mates Barbara and Jérôme, 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.

In 2021, I had the opportunity to participate in a live show “Arrow Talk Show” with Veeam Software, Arrow, and, Aviti, talking about: Cloud, Digital Transformation, Data Protection, and Security. Watch the recording of the live show in french below (replay).

Thanks to Veeam User Group France VUG France. I had the opportunity to participate in a live podcast in French with Yoann Castillo (Team Lead Systems Engineering @Veeam), and Eric Machabert (CISO & CTO @Maincare Solutions), talking about: Cloud, Data Protection and Security. Watch the recording of the live podcast in french below.

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 automatic “Priority 1”,
  • Exclusive access and the invitation to events organized by Veeam.
  • 3 years ago, I participated in “VeeamON” in Miami and Vanguards Summit for Vanguards global meeting.

    Last year I participated in Vanguards Summit 2021 in Prague for the Vanguards global meeting.

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