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Caught by Surprise
Interviews with Microsoft Employees and Partners hosted by Gui Carvalhal
Jul 23, 2020
Gui Carvalhal - How Microsoft Scale Partners performed in the 2020 Microsoft IMPACT Awards
In this episode I will be talking about the amazing Scale Partners we have in Canada and the deserved recognition they received for their performance in the Microsoft fiscal year 2020. Softchoice, Ingram Micro, Insight were the big winners, alongside to Compugen, Long View, CDW and Sherweb to made to the finals. Congratulations to the winners. Congratulations to all finalists. And a sincere Thank You to every single Scale Partner and the Scale Partner Ecosystem in Canada. Gui Carvalhal
Jul 7, 2020
Heather Stephenson - July 21-22 is Microsoft Inspire 2020, with special moments for Canada
Heather Stephenson is the masterpiece behind the scenes orchestrating the Microsoft Inspire for Canadian Partners. From the IMPACT Awards, to the Canadian General Session, Heather works day and night to bring us the best content and the best experience for this 2 days event. Now in 2020, Microsoft Inspire is going digital and Heather explained to us how this is going to happen and what you should know.
Jun 30, 2020
Gaelan Love - Diversity & Inclusion - PRIDE and why June is not the only month for us to be together
Our second Diversity & Inclusion interview will touch PRIDE in a great conversation with Gaelan, who can make everyone comfortable talking about anything. Nobody better than him to give us some advice on how to become a better ally and kick off this conversation.
Jun 23, 2020
Tony Colucci – Kilobytes accelerates digital transformation for its customers using Azure and Teams
Kilobytes is a long standing Microsoft Partner in Canada, working as System Integrator and Managed Services Provider. For decades they have been helping Enterprise and Midsize customers to take the best of Microsoft solutions. Like everyone else, they are seeing a big spike on demands to move infrastructure and business solutions into Azure, as well as adopting Microsoft 365 and Microsoft Teams.
Jun 16, 2020
Jenica Mckenzie - Diversity & Inclusion - Blacks at Microsoft (BAM) and how you can become an ally
Our first Diversity & Inclusion interview was hosted by Rekha Rao-Mayya, who leads our D&I board for Microsoft One Commercial Partner in Canada. In this interview, Rekha spends time with Jenica talking about BAM - Blacks at Microsoft - to understand when and how it started, taking us to key topics of today and how we could all be part of it.
Jun 9, 2020
Jay Goldman - An ISV that moved to Microsoft Cloud platform and into the Microsoft Partnership
Jay Goldman is Co-founder and CEO of Sensei Labs, an ISV (Independent Software Vendor) that 18 months ago decided to migrate its internal environment from GSuite, Apple, Slack and Zoom to everything Microsoft. Sensei Labs also migrated its main application, called Conductor, from AWS to Microsoft Azure. In this interview Jay will share the main reasons that made him take this decision and how his business is facing new opportunities with Microsoft technology and Microsoft partnership.
Jun 2, 2020
John Zarei - What is IAMCP and why every Microsoft Partner should be a member?
IAMCP (International Association of Microsoft Channel Partners) is a non for profit organization helping Microsoft Partners to get together as a community to support each other and gain strength to raise their ideas and feedbacks to Microsoft executives in Canada and worldwide. John is the president of IAMCP Canada, running "chapters" across the entire country and inviting you to join this group, virtually or in person.
May 26, 2020
David Latulippe - ITCloud.ca offers, onboarding process and simplicity to make everything personal
ITCloud.ca is one of Microsoft Indirect Providers in Canada, today the one with most Microsoft CSP Partners in its ecosystem. David, VP of ITCloud.ca, explained more about ITCloud.ca simplicity and its differentiations, the 3 main offers available to complement Microsoft Cloud, the famous ITCloud.ca onboarding process, and the technical staff plus executives always ready to talk to their Partners.
May 19, 2020
Trish O'Keeffe - The importance of a Company to support, enable and motivate its people
In this interview, Trish O'Keeffe - Senior Cloud Manager at Insight Canada - talks about her experience and challenges as an Ironman to stay active during COVID-19. She challenged her family for "daily steps", motivated her team to stay active, and shared how Insight's culture actually helped her before to focus on her personal goals to stay active.
May 12, 2020
Michael Contento - My Blue Umbrella explains in detail WORKanyPLACE three pillars solution
In an energetic interview hosted by Andre Faria we had the opportunity to meet Michael Contento and get to know more about WORKanyPLACE, a solution offered by My Blue Umbrella, changing how customers can work anywhere even before COVID-19 situation.
May 5, 2020
Darrell Angai - LinkedIn tools for Social Selling and Remote Learning
A great conversation with Darrell Angai - Microsoft Account Strategist at LinkedIn - giving a full perspective about LinkedIn tools available to all type of customers. Darrell explored the concept of Social Selling and how this is becoming even more critical for SMB customers today during COVID-19.
Apr 28, 2020
Kevin Belyea - Meet Spartan Systems, a Microsoft Canada Partner from the Atlantic region
Industries being impacted by COVID while others are taking advantage of it. Spartan Systems is helping small businesses to accelerate Digital Transformation during COVID, making them ready for today and our new future.
Apr 16, 2020
SPECIAL Kevin Peesker - Learnings, visions and fun moments in this 20 minutes special episode
A very special episode with Kevin Peesker - Microsoft Canada President - talking about his life at home during COVID-19, what he is seeing inside Microsoft globally, and his thoughts about our Canadian market for Customers and Partners. At the end, of course, a good "Challenged By Surprise" to make us all enjoy it even more.
Apr 14, 2020
Jason Thompson - Advices about Microsoft Modern Workplace and Microsoft Teams
In this quick chat Jason Thompson - Microsoft Modern Workplace Director - guided us through some offers available for Customers and Partners to accelerate Digital Transformation during COVID19, from Microsoft Store bootcamps to online trainings and the Partner ecosystem across Canada.
Apr 10, 2020
Kimberly Godon - SYNNEX programs and offers in full detail, for Microsoft Cloud Partners
From financial support to Cloud assessment. SYNNEX has a great portfolio of Programs and Offers easily accessible to new Partners who reach out via MicrosoftBDM@SYNNEX.com.
Apr 7, 2020
Diana Hakki & Mo Wahab - Microsoft Training Days and other advices from Modern Workplace Specialists
In this fun interview we had our two Modern Workplace Specialists, Mo Wahab and Diana Hakki, talking about life and work at home during this COVID-19 time we all have to keep ourselves productive and safe!
Apr 2, 2020
Greg Henson - Henson Group free offers are helping Customers and Partners to embrace Microsoft Cloud
This episode is showcasing a unique Microsoft Partner that is helping Customers to migrate to Microsoft Cloud, including Office 365, Azure, Dynamics 365 and more!
Mar 31, 2020
Jared Bernatt - The Microsoft Modern Workplace solutions and offers during COVID-19
In this interview Jared Bernatt, Microsoft 365 Product Manager, will be telling us how to work remotely using Microsoft Teams and what is available in market to help new customers to work from home during COVID-19 situation.
Mar 28, 2020
Arash Heidari - How Ingram Micro is helping ISVs to build or move their applications to Azure
In this episode I interviewed Arash Heidari, Ingram Micro ISV Lead, who told me about Ingram Micro offers and model to help ISVs running or moving their applications to Azure.
Mar 27, 2020
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