Trustwave's David Broggy, Senior Solutions Architect, Implementation Services, joined a select few by being awarded Microsoft's Most Valuable Professional (MVP) Award.
This honor is given annually to a select group of technology leaders worldwide who share a deep commitment to community and have a willingness to help others. David is among 3,000 recipients of the award this year, representing 90 countries.
"I love to learn but even more I love to share what I've learned with others. Having this award will hopefully allow me to share my experiences with more people," Broggy said.
The MVP Award is a worldwide program that recognizes technology experts and community leaders who actively support technical communities through unique, innovative, and consistent knowledge sharing, according to Microsoft.
"It is with great pride that we announce that David Broggy has been awarded as a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional," said The Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) Award Team. "As a recipient of this year's Microsoft MVP award, David joins an exceptional group of individuals from around the world who have demonstrated a willingness to reach out, share their technical expertise with others and help individuals maximize their use of technology."
"Naturally inquisitive, a thirst to understand and not just learn, and he is an incredibly caring and supportive member of the community willing to share his experiences and knowledge. Microsoft technology provides the perfect environment for an individual of David's abilities to continue to explore and share his experiences in helping Trustwave, and the industry, unlock the maximum potential of Microsoft," said Trustwave CISO Kory Daniels.
Broggy noted that attaining MVP status is complicated and requires years of effort working on Microsoft-related products.
"A person is nominated by a Microsoft employee or another MVP, and then you have to document your contributions that show your actions are worthy of recognition," he said. "You need to have passionately worked on something Microsoft related for several years – in my case, it was mostly Azure Security."
In the end, Broggy noted, "It's all about helping the community and proving you've put significant time into helping others outside of your work duties."
Becoming an MVP
The MVP Award is a global program of recognized technology experts and community leaders who actively support technical communities through unique, innovative, and consistent knowledge sharing. These community leaders actively contribute to support the developer and IT Pro communities worldwide, helping them learn, build, and use our products. Learn below what the Microsoft MVP Program seeks for recognition of future community leaders.
An MVP must demonstrate to Microsoft community leadership and influence, technical expertise, being a great advocate for the technical community and contribute to the success of its products.
As an MVP, David will have the opportunity to meet with Microsoft executives, network with peers and position themselves as technical community leaders. MVPs also receive early access to technology through a variety of Microsoft programs, placing them at the cutting edge of the software and hardware industries.
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