Back in July this year this article http://communities.bentley.com/communities/other_communities/b/bentley_communities_blog/archive/2014/12/22/who-are-bentley-s-knowledge-executives mentioned that Knowledge Executives would be announced. Unless I have missed it I haven't seen the announcement. have there been any new Knowledge Executives? If so who are they?
Bear said:to date most of the updates have been through Bentley's Twitter account.
I don't treat Twitter can be promoted a main announcement channel. My experience is Twitter is great as a channel for short news, but more official announcements are always published also on web. I see Bentley Systems Twitter channel has about 9k followers ... many local channels have much more. And where to provide information and announcements about Knowledge Executives, that is community appraisal, than on the community web?
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Bear said:With the loss to the communities of people like Phil Chouinard, there may not be many left to run any program.
Bear said:There was a promise of a restart, but things have been very quiet since then.
In my opinion the problem is not only missing person(s), but primarily in not clear definition of the program itself, its concept and why Bentley should implement and maintain such activity. It's not easy question and I can see how other companies with similar programs balancing and changing conditions from time to time (but not every few months ;-) to better follow overall company direction and priorities. But at least they define, agree and announce what users and communities are treated as important and contributing.
Kelly Chinappi said:We WILL revisit this very important program!
I believe that the term Knowledge Executive is over blown and conceited. In contrast, the accolade Most Valued Professional (MVP) is used extensively in the software industry. There's no point in having letters after one's name if nobody understands the significant of those letters. Knowledge Executive is an invention of Bentley Systems and, it seems, you have difficulty yourselves in explaining its nature.
Why not revert to the MVP programme, which is common currency?
Regards, Jon Summers LA Solutions