Way back at VMworld 2018 I enrolled in to a program call VMware Champions. At VMworld 2019 (Barcelona) I became the top champion at the event, which resulted in me winning some great prizes along the way as well as Champion of the Month for November.
So what’s it all about and is it for me? Well if you’re a customer of VMware then I would say yes! In return VMware are looking for customers to become Customer references.
Champions is a community created for you, our most valued customers. Join a select group of VMware customers exploring the unlimited possibilities of software to shape the future of digital business and achieve results in innovative ways.
How does it work. Naturally there is a website or app based on the AdvocateHub application.
VMware post a challenge in the form of an article or new product for you to read and digest, then simply answer a few questions, which ultimately leads to points. The more you are able to engage with the VMware Champions team, the more points you can earn. If your answers match what they are looking for then you may be selected to become a reference in say a blog post or case study. They will put you in contact with someone who can take your story and turn it in to a professional article. Only when both of you are happy it will be released. Some champions have been published in the Radius publication that you may have seen online.
What do points make? Well, prizes as the saying goes. You can save up your points and cash them in for anything from baseball caps to a ticket to VMworld (entry only). Just by signing in each day you can collect daily bonus points, and of course you then get to see any new tasks that have been created for you to complete.
My prize from VMworld included an awesome longboard signed by Pat Gelsinger himself.
So if you are a VMware Customer and would like to see your company featured by Champions then you can sign up here