DX to help #StopTheSpread
Last week, we wrapped up the first of two Micro Focus Virtual Universe events for 2020. As we outlined in our press release, we originally made the decision to move from a physical event that was due to be held in The Hague to a virtual event held online due to the rapid spread of COVID-19 in Europe. To further support the cause to #StopTheSpread, we have also decided that we will be taking our North America based event that was due to be held May 19-21 in San Antonio, Texas online also.
We saw a tremendous online community come together for Micro Focus Universe, nearly 4000 customers and partners joined Micro Focus subject matter experts in sharing their stories about how they Run and Transform their business as they race to Digital Transformation (we also debated on twitter with former CIO Tim Crawford if it really should be Business Transformation, we agreed it probably should).While going virtual was the right thing to do – and we are incredibly thankful to all of our customers and partners for joining us online – we didn’t have all the opportunities we would have normally been afforded in a face-to-face environment to recognize and celebrate some of our partner award winners.
Micro Focus International Partner Award Winners
As such, I wanted to take a moment to congratulate our 2020 Micro Focus European and Latin America (we refer to this as our International Region) Partner award winners! We have over 6000 partners in our eco-system, including channel partners, resellers and alliance partners. Each of our partners are an extension of our sales team, collaboratively helping deliver on our promise to customers. Therefore, it gives me great pleasure to recognize three of our International region partners in particular for their exceptional contributions over the past year in delivering value for customers and supporting them on their Business Transformation journey. Please join me in a virtual high five and a digital community round of applause to our partners: Atos, Twingo and Tech Data.
International Alliance Partner of the Year
We are thrilled to recognize Atos as our International Alliance Partner of the Year. During the past 12 months, the partnership between Atos and Micro Focus has continued to prosper, delivering opportunity and growth across a number of joint value propositions. The success of this collaboration underpins the business transformation agenda we are driving with our customers, allowing them to move fast and maximize their competitive advantage. Vincent Demange, SVP Alliances, Atos accepted the Award, commenting “Micro Focus and Atos have strong alignment with matching capabilities to help enhance value for our customers in their business transformation – and the Alliance Partner of the Year Award is good encouragement for us to deliver more together!”
International Channel Partner of the Year
Next up, our International Channel Partner of the Year, which I’m delighted to announce is awarded to Twingo. Based in Israel, they have been a Platinum Vertica partner for the past seven years. Twingo’s reach is far and wide and they have helped to increase the North America channel business by participating in the first North America Channel event, where they presented their best practices in collaboration with Micro Focus and showed us all how to unlock the true power of Big Data. Golan Nahum, CEO and founder, commented, “I take great pride in the enduring partnership and collaboration we have with Micro Focus / Vertica, and I’m very honored that Twingo has been awarded, ‘International Channel Partner of the Year’ for the second year running.”
I’m also excited to announce our International Distribution Partner of the Year, Tech Data. The strength of the relationships which the Tech Data and Micro Focus teams have forged has, in every way, enabled us to provide superior services to Micro Focus’ Channel Partners and our joint Customers. Over the past year, Tech Data has made significant investment in additional resources and expansion of their Micro Focus expertise across their teams throughout the International region. With their proactive engagement, their operational excellence, and commitment to embrace the entire Micro Focus portfolio, Tech Data are the highest distribution revenue contributor in International for the second year in a row.
Tech Data’s Vice President Software and Cloud Europe, Denis Fouquet, responded, “We’re delighted to receive the International Distribution Partner of the Year 2020 from Micro Focus!” He continued, “Our collaboration gives partners the tools & solutions to build, operate, secure, and analyze the enterprise and thus accelerate in bridging the gap between existing and emerging technologies. With our aligned focus on solutions, services and support we speed up the production, aggregation and consumption of those technology solutions”.
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Please join me and show immense virtual support for our Micro Focus Partners of the Year by sharing this post and using the hashtags #virtualUniverse #partners and the @MicroFocus Twitter handle.
For those of you who missed out on Micro Focus Universe round one you can access the on-demand content and we invite you to join us for Micro Focus Virtual Universe part two, taking place May 19-21, by registering here.