Saturday, 6 February 2016

2016 Australian / New Zealand vExperts





The list of 2016 vExperts was officially announced by VMware. This year sees a total of 1374 people awarded the title of vExpert. Australia / New Zealand represent 4.2% of the total vExpert numbers.

This year the vExpert nomination form asked for your country, so lets hope VMware publish that info. So for now, this is a list of names we recognise as from Australia or New Zealand.

This year sees the number of locals grow to 58, up from 48 last year. There was quite a few that made it onto the 2015 second half year announcement.

Melbourne still leads, up 3 from last year, even though 3 people weren't renewed from last year, which means there were 5 people added from last year.

Canberra added their first during the mid year announcements last year, and they've added another since.

Sydney added 3 to their total from 2015, now up to 14.

Contrary to my previous comment about Brisbane, they snuck in 2 more this year.

Adelaide IS on the map. Amin Naserpourven (VCDX 188). He actually made the list last year.

The eastern island of Australia, also known as New Zealand, quietly gained 1, now up to 9.

There's been a lot of noise from the guys in Perth, but that's about it. No change from last year.

It's great to see the community growing each year, and hope to catch up at vForum.

I've picked up a few errors in the previous vExpert blogs, so I might have to go back and update those ones. Stay tuned.

If you see anyone I've missed, let me know.

NameLastTwitterRegion
DavidBarclay@davidbarclay99BrisbaneAdelaide1
NickBowie@nickbowienzNew ZealandBrisbane7
StevenBridle@virtuallyeucCanberraCanberra2
LukeBrown@luke_brPerthMelbourne22
AndrewBrydon@sidbrydonMelbourneNew Zealand9
AndreCarpenter@andrecarpenterMelbournePerth3
LuisConcistre@luisconcistreSydneySydney14
AlastairCooke@DemitasseNZNew ZealandGrand Total58
AndrewDauncey@daunce_Melbourne
DonovanDurand@donovanjdMelbourne
MarkElliott@eggme1New Zealand
FrankFan@frankfan7Melbourne
AndrewFirthSydney
MichaelFrancisBrisbane
DanFrith@penguinpunkBrisbane
RAMESHGEDDAMBrisbane
KevinGorman@Kev_McCloudMelbourne
MatthewHealy@matt232hMelbourne
BorisJelic@Boris_jelicMelbourne
ChrisJones@cpjones44Melbourne
StevenKang@ssbkangNew Zealand
PraveshKhanna@pravesh2012Melbourne
AskarKopbayev@AkopbayevSydney
SanitKumar@sanitkumarNew Zealand
WillyLEESydney
DavidLloyd@davlloydSydney
DavidManconi@dmanconiNew Zealand
WillMansfield@aussiewjmSydney
RyanMcBride@RyanMcBride81Sydney
GregMulholland@g_mulhollandMelbourne
NirajNaidu@mr_champySydney
AminNaserpour@AminNaserpourAdelaide
ScottNorris@auscottnorrisCanberra
JeffO'Connor@JeffOConnorAUSydney
GrantOrchard@grantorchardSydney
AaronParker@stealthpuppyMelbourne
ClintonPrenticeNew Zealand
DavidQuinney@quinney_davidSydney
JahninRajamoni@jahninSydney
SimonSharwood@ssharwoodSydney
KeiranShelden@Keiran_SheldenBrisbane
MannySidhu@MannySidhu2Melbourne
BrettSinclair@Pragmatic_IOMelbourne
AnthonySpiteri@anthonyspiteriPerth
ArronStebbing@ArronStebbingMelbourne
TasTareq@justonetazBrisbane
TysonThenMelbourne
MarkUkotic@oringinalukoMelbourne
RobWaite@rob_waite_ozMelbourne
JonWaite@jondwaiteNew Zealand
JustinWarren@jpwarrenMelbourne
CraigWaters@cswaters1Melbourne
MichaelWebster@vcdxnz001New Zealand
NathanWheat@wheatcloudMelbourne
ShaneWhite@ausvmguyMelbourne
TimWilliams@ymmit85Perth
JeffWong@jumpyjwSydney
TravisWood@vTravWoodBrisbane


A summary of the changes between 2015 & 2016:

IN
StevenBridle@virtuallyeucCanberra
KevinGorman@Kev_McCloudMelbourne
BorisJelic@Boris_jelicMelbourne
ChrisJones@cpjones44Melbourne
PraveshKhanna@pravesh2012Melbourne
AskarKopbayev@AkopbayevSydney
WillMansfield@aussiewjmSydney
TysonThenMelbourne
TravisWood@vTravWoodBrisbane
ClintonPrenticeNew Zealand
WillyLEESydney
OUT
HarshaHosur@harsha_hourMelbourne
JoshOdgers@josh_odgersMelbourne
ShanonOlsson@sfolssonMelbourne