I'm pleased to be able to discuss a project that I've been trying to bring to life for almost 4 months now: the VMworld 2012 vSpecialist Expert Bar! (Quick link to scheduling!)
The last few VMware & EMC conferences I've been to I've been approached by customers and partners (and even some partial competitors!) asking if there was a way for them to just quickly/easily schedule a short period to just ask quick random questions without needing a full on trip with a sales guy, etc.
So, I'm happy to announce that with a bunch of work, and a lot of help from the EMC vSpecialist management team (thanks to Jeff Thomas, Fred Nix & Wade O'Harrow) and the EMC marketing team, we will have the vSpecialist Expert Bar open for business the entire time the floor show is open.
We'll have people that are experts in VDI, vC Ops, VNX, Symmetrix, vCloud Director, SRM (RecoverPOint and SRDF).
We'll have a table with built-in whiteboard, 2 people taking questions and maybe some schwag to give away :).
But wait - there's MORE!
We'll also be allowing you to schedule a 20 minute block ahead of time, so you can make it work with your schedule. We'll also have walk-up availability when there are no appointments or cancellations/no-shows.
- Please be nice and don't just sign up all the slots
- Think about what you'd like to discuss during your appointment.
- We can't guarantee which vSpecialist you'll talk to - sorry!