IAMCP Names New Leaders to the Association to Enhance Technology Businesses Globally; Be the Local Friend for Microsoft Partners

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International Association of Microsoft Channel Partners (IAMCP) continues its 17-year old commitment to helping Microsoft solution providers succeed

The International Association of Channel Partners (IAMCP) is the world’s leading technology partnership of Microsoft with over 7,000 members and 100+ chapters in over 40 countries worldwide.

Last week, new leaders were appointed to head the IAMCP in 2012, naming 12-year IAMCP veteran, Kelvin Kirby as the 2012 International Board President. Kelvin is the CEO of Technology Associates International in the UK. Regional Leaders also named include EMEA President, Per Werngren of Idenet (Sweden); US President, Rudy Rodriguez of Team Venti (Texas, USA); Latin American President, Angel Perez of Rock Solid Technologies (USA) and Canadian President, Dennis Brink (Canada).

“With Kelvin’s many years as Treasurer on the IAMCP International Board, he is well-groomed for the role as president and has a solid relationship with Redmond. It’s time for the next generation and I wish him all the very best for his forthcoming term,” stated IAMCP former president, Per Werngren.

The IAMCP serves the broad partner community as an advisory body, voice to Microsoft and vehicle to facilitate business development among partners through peer partnerships, shared best practices and business education.

The regional leaders anticipate a great year ahead. My fervent wish is that this will be a revolutionary journey that our members can all share and enjoy together as a team and as friends. That is what the IAMCP family is all about and I am so immensely proud to be a part of it,” said Kelvin Kirby, newly appointed President.

One of the key roles for the organization has been to foster advocacy efforts to shape policies and standards. IAMCP members have the opportunity to influence Microsoft, government legislatures and the media through collaborative efforts and peer connections. The IAMCP will continue to influence legislation and policies that are favorable for economic growth unique to each region.

In 2012, the association will also help lead the business transformation around cloud services that many partners are facing as they transform their business to offer cloud-based solutions. They IAMCP will facilitate best-practice sharing and modeling to help give community a vision for the future.

In July 2012, IAMCP will shine its brightest at the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference where partners from around the world will convene in person with Microsoft and the broad community. The IAMCP serves to co-host and extend the vision conveyed at WPC year-long with the messages and momentum that is initiated in July. “The association is here to ensure that what starts at WPC continues through the IAMCP locally,” stated Kelvin Kirby of the annual event. “We’ve started our involvement already and expect WPC 2012 to be a phenomenal opportunity to engage with one another.”

Held this year in Toronto, Canada, the event is expected to draw a record crowd in 2012.

“The IAMCP is able to offer something unique to supplement Microsoft’s MPN partnership. They are the handshakes and the smiles in every city that make the relationship with Microsoft very special,” added Pam Salzer, Microsoft Director of the Worldwide Partner Group.

Regional members are optimistic about the year ahead under new leadership at the International and the regional level.

“Kelvin is a consummate professional and a great UK IAMCP leader who will take us to the next level with my full support. I’m looking forward to continuing what has been an enjoyable working relationship.” Nigel Gibbons, UniTech (UK).

“This is excellent news for the worldwide community. Kelvin is a great human being and an excellent leader that I am sure will lead IAMCP to the next level.” Ulises Aguilar Nahle, CEO, e-Nfinito (Mexico).

“As we move into 2012, I think a mix of fresh talent and wisdom makes for a rich and productive group. I am excited to be part of that as we move into 2012 and I am privileged to follow in the footsteps of some great leaders,” adds Kirby.


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