2019 Top Channel Chiefs: Bruno Delamarre

Bruno Delamarre is the general manager, One Commercial Partner & SMC, Microsoft Middle East & Africa

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Bruno Delamarre has been spearheading Microsoft’s partner ecosystem the Middle East and Africa. Under his leadership, Microsoft successfully launched a cloud computing platform and services for its partners in MEA.

Years with company: 8            Years in channel: 8

He is a strong advocate and an active member of Women@Microsoft driving diversity and inclusion efforts in the region. He also provides mentoring support to start-ups in the UAE and Europe.

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Year so far

Earlier this year, Microsoft announced a multi-million-dollar investment to create economic opportunities for South Africa by opening two new enterprise-grade data centre regions in Africa – in Cape Town and Johannesburg. Microsoft also opened its first Africa Development Centre [ADC] in Nairobi, Kenya and Lagos, Nigeria. In June, Microsoft launched two data centres in the United Arab Emirates.

Future plans

Cloud is the next big thing in technology. With local data centres in our region, we are excited to help our partners accelerate their digital transformation as customers continue to move to the cloud. Partner skilling is another key priority for us in the region. With the training centre on the Microsoft partner website, we are helping our partners in accessing role-based technical and sales training, and resources across the Microsoft stack. In the future, the Microsoft Learn website will serve the technical skilling initiatives that support Microsoft partner programs.

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