IBM East Africa
06 Nov 2019 12:15 PM -13:00 PM | Panel Discussion: ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE: THE NEXT FRONTIER
Lawrence is a Breadth and Community Engagement Manager at Microsoft 4Afrika where he specializes in developing, nurturing and growing technical talent across the African continent. He manages Microsoft’s engagement with African technical communities, startups and developers and is responsible for their growth and success. This role is aligned with Microsoft 4Afrika’s goal to deliver affordable access to the internet, develop a skilled workforce and invest in local technology solutions. To achieve this, Lawrence works with Innovation Partners, Hubs and technical communities to deepen existing relationships and come up with new strategies to enable technical growth across the board.
Prior to this role, Lawrence worked as a Technical Evangelist in Microsoft 4Afrika. His role was to empower and inspire ISVs (Independent Software Vendors), developers and technical audiences with tools and technologies that allow them to unlock new and unique opportunities across cloud technologies and build scalable solutions.
Lawrence has also held multiple customer and partner-facing roles at Microsoft. From an Office365 Solution Sales Professional to a Partner Technology Strategist to a Technology Solutions Professional for Dynamics 365.
Lawrence holds a Bsc. Computer Science from Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology. He is also a Certified Azure Cloud Architect and holds other industry certifications. His interests include gaming, reading and kickboxing.
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