Spring is traditionally the time for change and this spring is no exception to that rule for me. Many of you know that I always spend the time in my current role thinking about the steps that lie ahead. Well, after just over a year helping Karl Childs and the VCDX program review, re-vise, and re-focus, it’s time for me to move back over into some architectural work within the VMware Global Support Advanced Architecture Support team. It’s actually a little known fact that I have always had dual report both into GSaaS and Education, but most of my time to date was spent helping re-shape the VCDX program.
As of April 1st I have started be involved with the VCDX program only as a “Strategic Advisor”. My duties will continue in helping Karl and the program with key strategic decisions. I will remain on the VCDX Advisory Council for as long as Karl needs me to provide input.
I am proud about some of the key things Karl and I have accomplished together including:
- Launching the new VCDX Micro-Site and Directory
- Programmatically having the VCDX workshops in conjunction with VMUG-HQ
- Documenting many of the VCDX Operational Processes
- Creating the VCDX Advisory Council
- Holding the first VCDX Day at VMworld 2015
There is also many things that we did that are not public facing all of which I am proud to say I have helped with to get the program back on track for success. I will still be presenting two of the VCDX workshops in Carolina and Atlanta at the VMUG User Conferences, so be sure to sign up.
In turn, I am also excited about the new opportunities that lie ahead. Most people who know me by now, know I work very hard to ensure that every role I take has a purpose as well as an end goal. I believe we need to constantly be looking to the next opportunity ahead not just marching in the same place. This is no exception and I have already been heavily involved in many things related to the GSaaS group helping shape some new programs and processes. I am doing more work than ever before including mentoring some of my teammates with their professional goals which for me is extremely fulfilling.
Please note that all inquires regarding the VCDX program should be directed to [email protected] where the entire program team can answer them. I will always be available on Twitter and E-Mail for some simple questions, but will be focussing on the next chapter of my VMware career.