The Heroes Program celebrated its 2nd Anniversary at its reception last week at Dell Technologies World. We brought together over 400 partners at the Rockhouse, representing all the regions, to celebrate this amazing program which has trained partner solution architects around the world. At this fun filled reception we had a raffle draw giving away drones, Bose headphones and speakers, and a Microsoft gifts to our lucky partners. The Heroes Reception gave our partners a chance to network and take a break from the intensity of Global Partner Summit on its final day. Our partner heroes were joined by their counterparts (Super Man, Batman, and Wonder Woman) to celebrate the culmination of another successful year for the program.
We were joined by Chad Sakac from Pivotal and Dell EMC executives Joyce Mullen, Cheryl Cook, John Byrne, KC Choi, Dan O’Brien, and Matt Dunfee. They spoke about the importance of our partners to Dell Technologies as whole and the support and training that the Heroes Program provides to our partners where they live and work.
Our partners were treated to a keynote speech by the co-founder of Kubernetes, Craig McLuckie, who spoke about the emerging technology that Kubernetes is at the forefront of. He spoke of the technological changes coming to IT, notably automation and how that links to the digital transformation which is happening right now.
This year the Heroes Program ran a Use Case Contest to find wins from our partners, where they enabled their customers to solve business and societal problems using Dell Technologies-based solution and their services. At this reception, we recognized our submitters and we announced the grand prize winner – Neeba Merin Thomas from Northstar Solutions. They were able to deploy ECS for their customer Emaratech to manage passenger data at the Dubai Airports. By deploying a Dell Technologies Solution, they reduced response time and total cost of ownership/overhead and created a flexible software defined architecture. Congratulations to Neeba for winning the $1,500 MyRewards Prize!
While Dell Technologies World has come to a close for another year, we want to remind you that Q2 is just getting started, and we will be holding many more Heroes Exchange events. These include live events where our partners live and work and webinars that are accessible from anywhere in the world.
The Heroes Program is a foundational program that prepares our Partner SEs to represent Dell Technologies as best as possible to customers around the world, but it takes YOUR participation for the Heroes program to be successful!