Microsoft Learning eXperiences General Manager Alison Cunard Discusses Internet of Things, Skills Gap and Global Competitiveness, Exclusively on SarderTV

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General Manager of Microsoft Learning eXperiences talks about the importance of career development, IT certifications, and loving her job in an exclusive interview with Russell Sarder

Alison Cunard has an insider view on the world of information technology, Microsoft certifications, and IT education and training. We are proud to add her interview to our 'Learning from Experts' section of SarderTV.

In an exclusive interview with Russell Sarder, CEO of NetCom Learning and creator of the learning channel SarderTV, Alison Cunard, General Manager of Microsoft Learning eXperiences (LeX), shares her thoughts about her professional success with Microsoft, current hot Microsoft certifications, the “Internet of Things”, and why IT certifications matter. Microsoft Learning eXperiences is a global reigning and skills development organization providing innovative learning products and services to customers that help them maximize their use of Microsoft technologies.

“Alison Cunard has an insider view on the world of information technology, Microsoft certifications, and IT education and training. We are proud to add her interview to our 'Learning from Experts' section of SarderTV,” stated Russell Sarder, CEO of NetCom Learning.

In her current job, Alison Cunard oversees the development, distribution, and worldwide marketing of a comprehensive line of products and programs that include Microsoft certifications, Microsoft authorized Learning Partner program, Microsoft Press, and Online Training. Alison credits her professional success to a passion for learning which keeps her moving forward. She has been at Microsoft for over twenty years serving in different roles. In the interview, Alison discusses how her current position gives her the ability to see how training and learning can dramatically change lives for the better on a global scale.

A growing problem in the United States is a skills gap that leaves thousands of jobs unfilled. In the interview with Russell Sarder, Cunard admits the skills gap is a frustrating problem even for organizations like Microsoft that cannot fill all of its open positions. According to Cunard, there are ways to address the skills job issue through education by getting kids interested in technology at a young age. “It is too late to try and interest them in high school or college, the drive to attract individuals to technology careers must start young,” stated Cunard. Also in the interview are Cunard's views on how the “Internet of Things” will impact both individuals and businesses, the four hottest career paths in information technology, and what Microsoft is doing to keep certifications current.

SarderTV offers provoking, educational and candid interviews so that new entrepreneurs and aspiring business people can learn from them. The database is part of the international Learning Movement created by Russell Sarder to help spread knowledge and inspire a passion in lifelong learning. Operating on the premise that motivated individuals can learn from the experience, the success and the mistakes of others, SarderTV provides a unique opportunity to see and hear influential personalities talk about the subjects that matter to them. Some of the past interviewees have included Ira Neimark, former CEO of Bergdorf Goodman, Susan Davis, CEO of BRAC USA, and Dan Hoffman, President and CEO of M5 Networks.

Don't miss this informative interview with Alison Cunard at SarderTV

About Sarder TV
SarderTV is a learning channel that contains a series of exclusive educational interview videos from top leaders in their industries, as well as motivational videos encouraging our public to succeed in their personal and professional lives, and many more. Russell Sarder, CEO of Sarder TV, has interviewed a series of leaders, who have shared their experiences and how they were able to achieve their success. Some of the names that Sarder has interviewed are: Ira Neimark, former CEO of Bergdorf Goodman; Russ Edelman, co-author of Nice Guys Can Get the Corner Office, Dan Hoffman, and David Hershfield, SVP Online Technology at RedCats.

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