Joining Nerdio in mid-2020, it’s crazy to think of the amount of new product features (and products), community building and collaboration activities and staff we’ve added in that time.
For some time now, we’ve been working on cultivating a way to go beyond business as usual and more closely integrate with the biggest Nerdio fans and ones that have significantly helped us with all of the above and more. So it is with great honor that I’m pleased to officially launch the Nerdio Valued Professional (NVP) program!
What Is an NVP?
Being an NVP is not dependent on whether or not you are a Nerdio customer. Tech enthusiasts, bloggers, and folks who operate in our space (ex. work for one of our distributor partners, work at Microsoft driving ACR) are all eligible and considered for the NVP distinction.
Our goal in establishing the NVP program is to support and give back to individuals who have consistently and voluntarily worked to support Nerdio, our products, initiatives and vision. More than just fans of the brand and tech we’re building here, NVPs are community-minded and driven to go the extra mile.
Whether through podcasts and webinars, educational content, sending potential leads and deals our way, or just spreading positiveness and awareness via their social channels – NVPs recognize the way in which Nerdio is reducing the technical complexity and acumen it typically takes to see substantial ROI when implementing Azure Virtual Desktop and/or Windows 365. And they help other IT pros and admins to save time, money and headaches by introducing them to Nerdio. extending our free resources like our Knowledge Base and Cost Estimator, and staying on top of the latest Nerdio, AVD, Windows 365, EUC and Azure news.
Why Would I Want to Be an NVP?
Being named an NVP sets you apart from peers and colleagues in the EUC and IT spaces as it shows not only that you know your stuff when it comes to Nerdio, Azure, and virtual desktops in general but that we know you know and have decided to publicly recognize you as a trusted partner and leading voice in our community or the communities you belong to. Additionally, we are a disruptive startup gaining traction and users at an impressive pace. Being an NVP showcases you are exceptionally tapped into and concerned about innovation and the future of your industry and technology.
Lastly, consistent dedication to our company, people and future means a lot to us and we try to give something back as equally meaningful. NVPs will receive exclusive perks and access, not limited to but likely including Nerdio swag, early access to our new product roadmap before features are released, event tickets and discounts, and much more.
This year we are truly going big on delivering on our goal as the inaugural class of NVPs are invited to a FREE all-expenses paid trip to NerdioCon, our user conference happening February 21-23, 2022 in beautiful Cancun, Mexico.
How Are NVPs Chosen and When Will the 2021 Class Be Announced?
NVPs are chosen at the discretion of Nerdio employees and are evaluated on the following criteria and whether the individual:
- Evangelizes the Nerdio portfolio and what we stand for as a company
- Constantly provides constructive feedback, brings in ideas, feature requests and more
- Educates others on Nerdio, virtual desktops, and other Azure cloud related resources
- Bonus: actively works on potential business opportunities
We have chosen the first class of NVPs and are excited to introduce them all to you in my next blog post, expected to go live toward the end of this month. We’ll share a bit more about who they are, what they do in the technology space, and how they came to find out about (and cheer on!) Nerdio.
For any questions or if you’d like more information about the NVP program, please don’t hesitate to contact us today!
Bas van Kaam, Field CTO, EMEA