Members of the Microsoft Partner Network (MPN) recently converged for the annual MPN Summit and 14th Awards Night, a two-part event where Microsoft connected with its partners and recognized the most outstanding MPN members during the past fiscal year.
Now on its second year, the MPN Summit has become a venue for Microsoft Philippines to gather its partners and share its business initiatives for the current year and provide an update on the different competency enablement, marketing, and sales support initiatives that they can utilize to enhance their services to their customers and consequently grow their businesses.
“At Microsoft, we take pride in a very diverse and hardworking partner ecosystem that continues to strive to bring the best IT solutions and services to businesses, organizations and individuals in the country,” said Bernadette Nacario, Partner and Sales Director, Microsoft Philippines. “We all work hand in hand to provide the right solutions and skills to ensure that Filipino organizations are able to make the best use of technology to compete in the global economy,” Nacario added.
In addition to this, the MPN Summit has provided an opportunity for Microsoft partners to share and learn the best IT practices, expand their networks and experience the latest product innovations from Microsoft. “The MPN Summit was a great opportunity for us to interact with our partners and facilitate an exchange of ideas that will ultimately be useful in our shared mission to enhance the local software industry,” Clarissa Segismundo, Partner Skills, Development and Programs Lead, Microsoft Philippines explained.
The MPN Summit was followed by 14th Awards Night where Microsoft Philippines recognized members of the MPN who have excelled in various areas during the past fiscal year. The awardees for this year are:
Microsoft Partner of the Year – Dimension Data Philippines, Inc.; Microsoft Partner Sales Champion of the Year – Larilyn Ramos of Nexus Technologies Corporation; Microsoft Partner Technical Champion of the Year – Arup Maity of Blast Asia, Inc. and Levi Nabor of DB Wizards, Inc.; Distributor of the Year – Wordtext Systems, Inc.; Solutions Partner of the Year for APIO – DB Wizards, Inc.; Solutions Partner of the Year for BPIO – Dimension Data Philippines, Inc; Solutions Partner of the Year for Core IO – Shellsoft Technology Corporation; License Solution Partner of the Year Large Account Reseller – First Datacorp; License Solution Partner of the Year Value Added Reseller – Microgenesis Business Systems, Inc; Dynamics Partner of the Year – Performance Advantage Systems International, Inc.; Software Partner of the Year – Mannasoft Technology Corporation; Provincial Partner of the Year for Luzon – Infoworx, Inc.; Provincial Partner of the Year for Visayas – NgKhai Development Corporation; Provincial Partner of the Year for Mindanao – Digital Interface, Inc.; Partner of the Year for Small Business – Microgenesis Business Systems, Inc.; Learning Partner of the Year – Edupro, Inc.; Retail Partner of the Year – Octagon Computer Store
“Like Microsoft, our aim is to help Filipino businesses see the value and maximize the use of technology,” said Jorge Buenaventura, President and CEO, First Datacorp. “This is why we hold our partnership with Microsoft in high regard – we share the same vision and move towards the same direction,” added Buenaventura.
This is similarly echoed by Edwin Boon, President, Shellsoft Technology Corporation. “Having achieved the most number of Gold Competencies in Microsoft’s Core IO solutions, and being named Microsoft’s Core IO Solutions Partner of the Year, MPN provides us the framework to deliver the best solutions and services to our customers. We, with the help of Microsoft, give access to world-class skills so Philippine businesses can be at par with their counterparts worldwide in terms of productivity,” Boon said.
“We value our partners as much as their customers regardless of business size,” said Segismundo. “We congratulate this year’s winners and we are excited to further work with our current partners and welcome new ones in a combined effort to transform businesses in the Philippines and empower them with our technology,” Segismundo concluded.