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'''Who are the Knowledge Partners?'''
'''Who are the Knowledge Partners?'''

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Our new home is now in the *Micro Focus Community*

Who are the Knowledge Partners?

They are out there. You'll find their postings in forums and on mailing lists. They write blogs, maintain wikis, personal web sites and participate in beta programs. They provide the forum answers, blog posts, articles, tips and tools to be found on other areas of our community. These are the people that love to share their experience, knowledge and expertise both with the company, and all the others within the community. They contribute the best, most up to date, real world experiences and expertise to the community that even we at Micro Focus/SUSE can't always match.

We are thrilled to be able to recognize these customers, partners, and enthusiasts who provide exceptional value and contribution to us and our customers via the Knowledge Partner Program.

Knowledge Partners are nominated and selected by their peers and Knowledge Partner program management. They represent the best and the brightest contributors to shared knowledge surrounding our products. We have the pleasure of reviewing the nominations yearly with those in the program and interested Employees from around Micro Focus and SUSE. After review to ensure a nominated individual has the expertise, quality contributions, and temperament necessary to meet program standards, selected nominees will be invited to join the Knowledge Partner program.

Benefits to program participants:

  • An active Knowledge Partner has the right to use the title and program mark.
  • Knowledge Partners have access to our private discussion forums and direct, private contact with the Knowledge Partner Support Team and other Knowledge Partners.
  • Access to training materials
  • Access to product subscriptions
  • Access to unreleased products
  • There may be other benefits such as Knowledge Partner events and/or training opportunities

Benefits to Micro Focus/SUSE:

  • The chance to get direct input from Knowledge Partners on a variety of issues ranging from technical to procedural.
  • The customer satisfaction and retention gained by consumption of the shared knowledge provided by the Knowledge Partners.
  • Knowledge Partners interactions with our customers and potential customers in the community helping us gain/retain customers.
  • Quick identification of product problems/bugs.

Benefits to our community members:

  • The ability to tap the shared knowledge provided by the many hours of contributions from Knowledge Partners.
  • Confidence that the Knowledge Partners have gone through a rigorous selection process and that their opinions and suggestions can generally be trusted.

Program Details:

Participants are selected via a nomination process and, if they decide to join us, become a Micro Focus or SUSE Knowledge Partner. Program participation and benefits run for 12 month blocks, depending on participation. Program participants are required to sign a non-disclosure agreement as they will often have access to internal information.

Certain benefits may be reserved for the top contributors to the program.

Knowledge Partner Personal Pages

Would you like to know more about a specific Knowledge Partner you've interacted with? Links to their individual information is below:

Aaron BurgemeisterAleksandar MujadinAlex Belousov
Alex McHughAnders GustafssonAndy Konecny
Breno AbreuDavid GersicEdward van der Maas
Geoffrey CarmanGuillaume BeaudoinJens Mozdzen
Jim HendersonJoakim GanseJuan Urraburu
Ken EtterKevin BoyleKevin Hurni
Kim GronemanLothar HaegerMalcolm Lewis
Marius IversenMark SmithMassimo Rosen
Mathias BraunSebastian KoehlerSimon Flood
Srihari VSNSusan RickeyThomas Sundell
Tom MorrisonWillem Meens

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Thanks to those who have served but have had life changes that have forced them to move on:

Al StearnsAlan AdamsAllen Harris
Andrew TaubmanAndy ThompsonBarry Merchant
Barry SchnurBarry StJohnBen Walter
Bob KingBob MaharBrad Doster
Brett WarthenBrian IversonCatarina Luppi
Charles RoseCraig JohnsonCraig Wilson
Dan LokerDanita ZanrèDave Kearns
Dave LunnDave ParkesDeborah Schmidt
Demitrius LivadasDennis BeachDon Crawford
Donald AlburyDoug ArchellDoug Lindout
Duane FishEdison OrtizFelton Green
Frank McCallisterFrank ThingholmGert ter Berg
Gertjan LettinkGreg SmithHamish Speirs
Jared JenningsJeff ChumbleyJeff Grammar
Jim MichaelJoe DoupnikJoe Marton
John McCannJohn PenceJohn Stoecker
Justin GroteKai ReichertKevin Nathan
Laura BuckleyLee MathesonLes Lovsee
Lindsey JohnstoneMarcel CoxMarcus Breiden
Marcus WilliamsonMarilyn RatchesonMark Christie
Mark GibbsMark RobinsonMartin Bremner-Garthwaite
Matt RayMichael BellMickey Applebaum
Mike CrabtreeMike MaynardMike Willis
Niclas EkstedtNiels PoulsenNorm 0'Neal
Pablo GeralnikPaul FranzPeter Kuo
Peter van der WoudeRainer BrunoldRich Adams
Richard GuaraldoRichard HornbakerRick Beels
Robert KleinRolf LidvalRolf Lidvall
Sandra HarrellScott KunauScott Wertz
Sebastiaan VeldShaun PondSteve Meyer
Steve TaylorSuzanne MilesTerry Rodecker
Tim HeywoodTimothy LeerhoffTom Kustner
Tom LarsenTommy MikkelsenUwe Buckesfeld
Vikas MahajanWill Schneider

In memory of the good times we've had with members of, and people important to our team who are no longer living: In Memory