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Bangladeshi partners awarded at Microsoft summit

  • Published at 09:43 pm October 18th, 2018
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Microsoft's third annual Southeast Asia New Markets Partner Summit held in Thailand on Thursday, October 18, 2018 PATIPAT

Microsoft organized the annual summit to recognize best performing partners of the company

Three Bangladeshi partners have been awarded at Microsoft’s third annual Southeast Asia New Markets Partner Summit in Thailand for their outstanding year on year growth in the last financial year.

Smart Technology (BD) Limited received the Distributor Award, while Corporate Projukti Limited and Aamra Technologies Limited received the Reseller Award.

The two-day session held in Thailand allowed partners to engage with Microsoft’s regional leadership team on the company’s mission, business priorities, and upcoming product and service roadmap.          

Microsoft concluded its summit on Thursday, bringing together more than 160 regional and global partners from Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brunei, Cambodia, India, Laos, Maldives, Myanmar, Nepal, Netherlands, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Thailand, and Vietnam.

Speaking at the event, General Manager for Southeast Asia New Markets at Microsoft Asia Pacific, Sook Hoon Cheah, said that what makes Microsoft unique is their focus on empowering people and organizations, in every industry, worldwide.

“Microsoft has always been a partner-led company, and this ecosystem drives local economies and creates massive growth," she added.

Chief Partner Officer for Southeast Asia New Markets at Microsoft Asia Pacific, Anh Pham, said the way forward for Microsoft is to move away from transactional partnerships to transformative partnerships.

She further said: “What binds us together is not our success. It's the success that our customers achieve. To ensure our customers succeed and achieve above and beyond, our partners will start their transformation journey keeping customers at the center."

Microsoft organized the annual summit to recognize best performing partners of the company who demonstrated excellence in innovation, and helped customers embrace digital transformation with Microsoft's technology.

“I am proud to recognize this year’s partner winners from Bangladesh which represent the best and most dynamic innovators coming out of our partner community,” said Sonia Bashir Kabir, managing director for Microsoft Bangladesh, Myanmar, Nepal, Bhutan, and Laos.

She added that these companies are helping businesses and the larger society reach new heights fueled by cloud technology, artificial intelligence, mixed reality, and the Internet of Things (IoT).

The agenda for the summit included topics on industry trends, FY19 priorities, product and solutions overviews, and modern partner transformation journey.

Representatives of Microsoft also reinforced their company’s vision for the Southeast Asian region and the role their partners must play in it.