Munich, 05.06.2019 – Two experts from Devoteam Alegri have just been appointed new Microsoft Regional Directors by Microsoft. This business program pays tribute to people who have excellent business contacts and influence in their region. They are called “trusted advisors to the developer and IT professional audiences and Microsoft” by Microsoft.
A Microsoft Regional Director advises on strategy and business processes. With experience from many customer projects and cross-platform architecture capabilities, the Regional Director not only excels as a Microsoft expert, but also as a profound technology specialist with vision and diverse perspectives.
At Devoteam Alegri, Michael Kaufmann and Raphael Köllner have now been appointed Regional Directors by Microsoft. That makes Michael and Raphael two of only 175 Regional Directors worldwide – and there is probably no other company that employs two Microsoft Regional Directors. A great award and congratulations!
Only 175 selected Regional Directors worldwide
Founded in 1993, the Microsoft Regional Directors Program is comprised of 175 of the world’s leading technology visionaries specifically selected for their proven cross-platform expertise, community leadership and commitment to business results. Regional Directors are typically keynote speakers at top industry events and lead community groups and local initiatives.
In addition to their recent appointment as Microsoft Regional Director, Michael Kaufmann and Raphael Köllner have long been distinguished as MVPs (Microsoft Most Valuable Professionals).
Michael Kaufmann has been MVP for Developer Technologies since 2015 and has many years of experience in the areas of DevOps, agile development and Cloud.
Raphael Köllner has been MVP for Office Apps and Services (Microsoft 365) since 2013 and Windows Insider MVP since 2016. He has many years of experience in the areas of Modern Workplace, Security, Compliance and Data Protection.
Differentiated Microsoft expertise, diversity and commitment
Two Microsoft Regional Directors at Devoteam Alegri and thus in the Devoteam Group offer our clients – along with many other renowned experts among the employees – clear advantages, since the Regional Directors are involved in the latest Microsoft technologies at an early stage and are in permanent exchange with Microsoft management about the market and customer situations. Due to this knowledge advantage, Devoteam Alegri can become active on the market faster and adapt offers and services accordingly. In addition, the company receives quick help from Microsoft in the event of problems and is also directly supported in lighthouse projects.
With these appointments, Devoteam Alegri is once again able to demonstrate the high-calibre employees with whom it is driving technology leadership in the Microsoft area. We are very happy with our colleagues!