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Are you still trying to convince your boss to send you to Dell EMC World in May?

Are you hovering over the decision to head to a convention in the desert that you’re not sure will answer your questions about what you want to know Dell EMC?

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On Leaving Face Book

The Following was the penultimate post I logged on Facebook before I deleted my account:

Long post ahead. Its 1:45 am, 4th January and I have decided to close off my Facebook account. I’m in the process of downloading my content. I am not doing it because I dislike Facebook. I like it a lot. Perhaps too much. I do have concerns for free speech and the corporations alliances with extreme Leftist liberal leaning people and governments and vested interests who want to control things because they know better than the rest of us. Granted thats my perspective. But really it’ not that important or whats driving me to do this.. The real reason for giving up Facebook is that its too easy to the point of being a pavlovian behaviour to keep in touch with people.

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A new dawn on the 7th September

First of all, my sincere apologies for not posting in over several months. My blog fell to way side with family, work and study. And I apologise. I’m also mad at myself for not continuing to post, because I do have lots to share and talk about. But let me just focus on today, because it is indeed a bittersweet day in my career.

Its’s the end of an era for EMC, and for me. I have been an EMC employee since the 5th January 2005.

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Who will be the EMC Elect of 2016?

Who will be the EMC Elect of 2016? Well only those that nominate can decide.  EMC_Elect_Nominate

It will the 4th year for EMC Elect, and its hard to believe another year of the program has passed. But ut has and with recent announcments 2016 is shaping up to be the most compelling year for EMC.

And I believe the EMC Elect of 2016 are going to be ones with the exclusive access to tell that story, minus the spin and the FUD.

Nominations close on the 30th November at Midnight EST (US).

Do not let your favorite EMC knowledgable peer miss this exciting oppurtunity to join a very vibrant Technical community.

And to the EMC Elect of 2015, even though the sun is beginning to set on 2015, I want to thank you for the tremendous passion and commitment you have given to this community. Once EMC Elect, always EMC Elect. I sincerely thank you on behalf of EMC and the EMC community who are the true beneficiaries of the erudite content you share passionate and curious technology geeks! I really appreciate you all and it is an honour to faciliate the program.

And the very best of luck to all those nominated for the EMC Elect of 2016.

Now don’t delay, time is short. :Nominate:

Up next, a panel discusson on strategies to grow and maintain a successful Social Community

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So yes its been a while, but I have been busy. Leading the EMC Elect has been a very involving, challenging but definitely fulfilling role so far. Its been a busy summer, with a vacation to fit in, and lots of family stuff.  Its been fun, even if the weather has not.

Anyway, I head to New York next week as an invited speaker on a panel at the Customer Service Experience 2015 conference. The Panel will discuss “Strategies to Grow and Maintain a Successful Social Community” 

Even though I am now fully fledged in a Social Marketing role, My experience in customer service stretches back 15 years. And it continues in that marketing role.

My invite came on the back of my applying to thisconference to speak about EMC’s Ask the Expert Program which I created and developed, when I was working in the Customer Service division in EMC.  Its not exactly my first panel discussion. I participated in my very first one back in 2012 at EMC World. But I was surrounded by EMC Community Network Legends. This time I am on my own. I hope to be a ltlle less nervous than I was then, but probably will be just as nervous.

And while this is going on I am planning EMC Elect stuff for VMWorld 2015. So busy at hyper speed. But you’ll here plenty about that in due course.  Between v0dge ball team formation, VMunderground sponsorship and EMC Elect’s new pod cast launch its crazy busy. But it’s things Iam passionate about, so its all joy.

An overdue blog post

I just wanted to share that I have been very busy in my new role and regrefully have not blogged for quite a while. This post comes to you from the Claifornian Coast in San Diego.  From the Atlantic coast to the Pacific Coast I have travelled.  I was attending  Csco Live and it was a great show and I achieved a lot.

Anyway, I have not been silent, I am tweeting away, recording podcasts, which I started at Cisco Live and pretty focused on EMC Elect.

Here’s a list of content I have been sharing elesewhere 🙂

EMC Elect at EMC World 2015

EMC Elect on Tap Pod Casts

Now with that out of the way I have been thinking of late about this blog, my own personal brand and generally how to disrupt before I get disrupted! 🙂 I am considering n overhaul of the content I share here and even the whole look and feel . Just to improve things from my perspective and to imorove things for readers too.

I have no plan as yet, just ruminating really. None the less I have not gone away nor has this blog.

But rest assured, I the human behind this keyboard, yeah me is not changing. I am still my authentic self who believes that that Community is not ony vital but the only way to succeed in endeavour.

Until next time, Mind yourselves and thrive in your endeavours.

Ciao

New beginnings : a natural evolution and an exciting challenge

Discovering the New Frontier!

This month I celebrated 10 years and 3 months with EMC.

When I joined EMC way back in 2005 I soon learned, that no day is ever going to be the same. I mean ever!  And that has not changed since that day to this. EMC is maniacally focused on its Customers and for me with the strong customer service background that was and still is  maniacally attractive.

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EMC Elect discount code giveaway for EMC World 2015

This post will be short but effective. The EMC Elect have been given a good number of discount codes to giveaway to people who are about to register for EMC World.

Each code gives a discount of $150 off one EMC World Registration. Cool giveaway right!

All you have to do is reach out to the EMC Elect via twitter with #EMCElect saying you want a discount code.

You can also reply to this thread on the EMC Community Network right here: http://bit.ly/1bRdJU0

There is of course a catch, these codes expire on April 6th, which means you have to get one and use it by April 6th. 

So Don’t delay, secure your $150 discount for an EMC World Registration and attend the premier conference hosted by EMC and learn thier vision for Big Data, Converged Infrastructure, Hybrid Cloud and Flash in the  IT future.

Looking forward to seeing you in Las Vegas.