International Association for Microsoft Channel Partners (IAMCP), the world’s largest independent Microsoft partner association with operations in over 40 countries, launched its Chennai chapter. The chapter was inaugurated by Rajiv Sodhi, General Manager, Partner Ecosystem, Microsoft India. The launch was open to all Microsoft partners, associated with Microsoft technologies as developers, resellers, systems integrators, in Chennai, and was attended by over 50 Microsoft partners.
Sodhi said, “Worldwide, IAMCP has been at the forefront of driving collaboration, sharing of best practices and P2P business among Microsoft partners. IAMCP has been growing by leaps and bounds in India, and I am delighted to inaugurate the Chennai chapter of IAMCP. Microsoft’s success depends on its partners and their innovative solutions which drive growth for our customers. In fast changing and dynamic business environment, we believe that our partners are best placed to assist organizations, of all sizes to make the transition from simple digitization to digital transformation. The IAMCP Chennai chapter will bring together partners to foster collaboration and sharing of best practices, which will contribute to both partner and customer success.”
Prashanth Subramanian, Vice President, IAMCP International, commented, “In today’s demanding business environment, it is important for partners to forge strong complementary relationships to serve their customers better. Worldwide, IAMCP has been at the forefront of this movement in the Microsoft ecosystem, and with India being one of the most important markets for Microsoft worldwide, we believe IAMCP will play a very significant role in helping partners to acquire new skills, partnerships and synergies as they help customers transform for the digital era.”
Suresh Ramani, President, IAMCP India spoke on how partners can leverage IAMCP to grow their business, and the value of IAMCP especially with respect to partnering and learning. He also mentioned the special ‘Women in Technology’ (WIT) community, as well as diversity and inclusion initiatives by IAMCP as an association and how the member organisations are also embracing it.
He said, “IAMCP will help Chennai Partners in 3 core areas a) Partnering across Competencies & Geographies b) It’s a self help Community of Partners focused on Microsoft Technologies c) Learning cutting edge Technologies through IAMCP exclusive sessions conducted by renowned experts.”
The Board of IAMCP Chennai comprises of experienced technology leaders, including Koushik Ramani, Head – India Business at MindTree, and Anandhi Krishnan, CEO, Xencia Technologies. Also present at the launch were Manu Bansal, Director – Channel Development and Mohammed Sadiq Pasha, Director – Distribution.