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Big change, No changes…

Well, this is something I was never expecting to write on my blog. Something huge, at least for me, something that marks a personal milestone in my life.

I’ve been working for the MVP Award Program for several years: first, as a Community Program Manager (aka MVP Lead) for Italy, then, little by little, my manager gave me this great opportunity to take also care of the MVP Program in Central and Eastern Europe. That was a big change too, not only because of the increased number of MVPs I was about to represent, but also managing the business in 21 Countries meaning talking to the local stakeholders and making sure the MVP Program was getting enough visibility and awareness for the sake of both parties.

During this journey I met Amazing People, from so many different Countries and with different cultures and backgrounds I only dreamed of. Amazing and talented people from half of the Continent, I had the pleasure to attend so many different events and social gatherings, I had the opportunity to visit places that were only in my dreams. And all of this, I still have vividly on my mind.

Now is the time for a change. Big change. Huge change, as I said, at least for me. Well, to be honest I am not going anywhere (if someone is worrying about me leaving the Company I love :)). Even more, I’m not leaving the MVP Award Program, the Program I helped to build and that I never, for a moment, doubted its existence and its power and strength in the online and offline Communities.

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So what’s the big deal then? I’m thrilled and honored to announce that I’ve been appointed Regional Manager for EMEA. WOW !! I still can’t believe that. The amazing thing is that the Team I love, the Program I love, the Communities I started to love years ago, will still part of my life :).

I’ll be driving the Program in the whole Region, going to talk to a lot of different colleagues (internal awareness, as in all the Companies, it’s an important part of any Program) as a sort of “MVP Evangelist” as well as externally to the broad audience.

I’ll be responsible for the “EMEA Dream Team”, Talented People who, on a daily basis, take care of the MVP Award Program in different areas of the Region, driving the business in the Countries they represent and making sure other parties engage the MVPs in various activities.

This wouldn’t have happened without the learning process I’ve been involved in: great Managers, a great Executive Team, great people around me from which I learned a lot and to whom I’m really grateful. And it’s not just a bunch of people, I think the learning curve went up in the last 2 years also because of the many people I had the pleasure to interact with. Whether it was during an event, on Twitter, on Facebook, by e-mail, through Lync meetings and in-person discussions and roundtable. Wow, if I think about that I really can’t count the number of online and offline interactions I had during the last few years !

Having said that, I’ll be soon announcing, by email this time, the changes that will happen in the Region. Specifically for CEE & Italy MVPs, don’t worry about a thing, you’ll be in good hands! But right now I just wanted to drop down a few lines, making sure you’d see me happily jumping in the office, from one meeting room to another (you got the picture right? :))

Thank YOU so much for trusting me, I’m intending to return the favor by doing my best and make the Program, with the help of the EMEA Team, even better in the whole Region !

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  1. 24/04/2013 at 10:15

    Congratulation my dear

  2. Jose Luis Latorre Millas
    24/04/2013 at 10:27

    Congratulations Alessandro!! well deserved and glad that you are still with us :) Now, you will be able to do more and better!!

  3. 24/04/2013 at 10:27

    Congrats, my friend! Thats’s great news, for all of us! I am really happy for you :)

  4. 24/04/2013 at 10:27

    Congrats Ale!!!

  5. 24/04/2013 at 10:28

    Congrats Alessandro,
    You deserve being promoted. It is nice to hear that now You will have a chance to share Your enthusiasm in EMEA Region.

  6. 24/04/2013 at 10:29

    Congrats Alessandro, nice surprise, I wish you good luck

  7. 24/04/2013 at 10:52

    Wow! this is a great new! well deserved Ale warm congrats!!!!

  8. 24/04/2013 at 11:11

    Congratulations! Yes, for a minute I was sure you were saying you are leaving Microsoft. :)

  9. 24/04/2013 at 11:24

    We are all happy that you stay with us Alle, really we are in good hands. Congratulations from the heart and best wishes on new position :)

  10. 24/04/2013 at 11:29

    Congrats, Ale! Now we have the right guy on the right place :)

  11. 24/04/2013 at 11:33

    Congrats Ale for you well-deserved promotion!! :) I’m really glad that we will continue to interact!

  12. 24/04/2013 at 11:33

    Sounds HUGE! Congrats Ale!!

  13. 24/04/2013 at 12:20

    Congratulazioni!

  14. 24/04/2013 at 12:21

    Congratulations! Very well deserved!

    ML

  15. 24/04/2013 at 12:52

    Congratulations Alessandro, I can’t think of a better person for this role! :-)

  16. 24/04/2013 at 12:54

    Congratulations Alessandro!

  17. 24/04/2013 at 13:26

    Thank you everyone for the warm wishes, it really means a lot to me !

  18. 24/04/2013 at 13:31

    Wow, wow, wow! Big news! And I had to find out through a blog post :)

    Very happy for you, Ale, and the MVPs.

  19. 24/04/2013 at 14:07

    Congrats, Ale!

  20. 24/04/2013 at 15:01

    Congratulations Ale! I wish you all the best for the new role and I am sure you will support the MVP Award Program in the best possible way!

  21. 24/04/2013 at 15:08

    Molto bene! Complimenti Ale

  22. 24/04/2013 at 15:51

    It was about time! Congratulations Ale!

  23. 24/04/2013 at 15:52

    Congratulations Ale! :) I’m happy for you and wish ya all the best!

  24. 24/04/2013 at 16:53

    WOW! Congrats Ale!

  25. 24/04/2013 at 17:42

    Congratulations Alessandro! Very well deserved!

  26. 24/04/2013 at 17:43

    congratulations Ale! Thanks for your energy, I hope it helps you in future!

  27. 24/04/2013 at 20:34

    congrats Ale, cool changes :)

  28. 24/04/2013 at 21:19

    I am so happy we will now stay in contact even more ;-) big congrats, well deserved

  29. 24/04/2013 at 22:06

    Wow! Congratulations Ale!

  30. rrestelli
    24/04/2013 at 22:30

    Congratulations, Alead! I’m really happy for you and this new opportunity.
    The program needs, today more than ever, people with your enthusiasm and energy.
    [Italian] In bocca al lupo!!! [/Italian]

  31. 24/04/2013 at 23:05

    Congratulations Ale!! :)

  32. 25/04/2013 at 13:12

    WoW!!! I’m so happy for your Ale. I hope to meet you soon to celebrate this in the right way as the Italian Gladiators can do!

  33. 25/04/2013 at 16:26

    Congratulations Ale!!! :-)

  34. 25/04/2013 at 16:36

    Amazing!!! I know that you work so hard Ale in the MVP stuff…so, even if we’re gonna see you a little less, it’s a pleasure to see you keep growing…Congratulations!!!

  35. 25/04/2013 at 22:19

    A public congratulations to you Ale! :) The EMEA team is in great hands and I’m looking forward to a continue a strong engagement with the team! All the best!

  36. nick60
    27/04/2013 at 09:44

    Congatulazioni Ale, e un grande in bocca al lupo!

  37. 27/04/2013 at 20:53

    Congratiulations! Well deserved!

  38. 04/05/2013 at 10:36

    Congratulations, Ale! I’m sure you’ll do great! It was always a pleasure exchanging thoughts and ideas with you.
    The Company needs more people like you, for sure!

  39. 31/08/2013 at 02:23

    ben fatto, ale, congratulazioni! (scusa il ritardo ma …)

  40. 13/12/2013 at 18:48

    I missed this post — just saw it as part of your annual 2013 FB review — awesome :)

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