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We’re excited to invite you to the first C3 Global Cloud Skills Tour proudly brought to you by The Leading Learning Partners Association
The Leading Learning Partners Association recognizes that transformation to cloud technologies requires skills transformation. In a series of events, the LLPA in close cooperation with Microsoft, Semos Education and other key partners will provide you with an opportunity to gain valuable insights and learn from leading industry experts how you can start building high-performance teams and leverage your cloud investments better. This exciting global tour brings learning thought leaders, executives and partners, together to collaborate, share best practices and accelerate growth by converging key technologies and role-based skills.
The Global Cloud Skills Tour is a part of an exclusive C3 event series. In 2019, the Leading Learning Partners Association (The LLPA) introduced “C to the power of 3”, a cloud certification circle model that incorporates training, certification, reporting and nurturing services that are offered together by its 33 leading learning members and Semos Education to accelerate knowledge worldwide.
The C3 Global Cloud Skills Tour aims to address the cloud skills gaps by ensuring all existing and future cloud customers have the technical skills needed to be successful. Tech intensity requires skills intensity! We need to revolutionize the way we skill our workforce!
This event will include keynote sessions, workshops, panels from Microsoft, LLPA, Government, Companies and IT/Learning experts that have demonstrated advanced knowledge and understanding on how new learning processes can support growth of IT units in businesses.
* By 2022 businesses will require proactive and inventive workplace strategies to help the 54% of the workforce who will require upskilling or reskilling. It is time for a rise in stronger, more collaborative learning ecosystems where professionals are equipped with the right skills for their job role. This will align talent management strategies across businesses to maximize the available opportunities and capitalize on the transformational trends of cloud technology and the Fourth Industrial Revolution – World Economic Forum
Learn about the latest role-based training and certifications, skilling initiatives, skills plans and learning pathways. Find out what’s next and how we can help you develop high performance teams.
Connect with our partners, customers and likeminded business professionals, gain insights and best practice solutions for unlocking your cloud potential and how you can trigger or accelerate learning and training opportunities for workers of all stages of their careers.
Engage with cloud customers, partners and learning experts in 1:1 conversations about how to address skills and people gaps to secure uninterrupted growth for your businesses locally or globally.
Opportunities in Cloud
Fostering life-long learning
Technical skills for business
Unlock your cloud potential
Accelerate your inner azure
How Azure and digital transformation is revolutionizing the way we work
How role-based skills continue to impact success
Journey to becoming future-ready
Company leaders and executives
CLO, HR managers, partners
Government IT departments
Universities and colleges
Azure leaders and experts
Microsoft technical and consulting
Chairman of the Leading Learning Partners Association (LLPA)
Patrick Kersten is a Chairman of the Leading Learning Partners Association (LLPA) a group of 33 well-known Training Centers – each of them a leading IT training company in their country. LLPA members have over 500M EUR revenue, reach over 2 billion people and has over 423K students annually.
Patrick started in the professional IT Education and joined Computrain in Netherlands in 2000 as a product specialist and instructor. Since mid-2011, when Computrain merged with other IT training institutes, Patrick is responsible for the full IT training and services portfolio of the new organization and for managing the partnerships with delivery partners and the big software vendors.Patrick is Chairman of LLPA since 2013.
Global Partner Sales Executive at Microsoft Learning
Wilfried Paroubek has been serving customers and driving change across IT professionals for approximately 20 years. Since coming to Microsoft in 2007 he has held roles across in the Worldwide learning organization. Starting @ Microsoft Learning in as Area Manager for Central and Eastern Europe, Germany and The Netherlands. Since 2018 he is managing the Leading Learning Partner Association and its individual members worldwide, with the main objective to enable skills and certification in all Microsoft’s customer segments and empower those organizations and individuals to achieve more.
He holds a Masters from Erasmus University in Rotterdam on Business administration & Marketing Management. In his free time, he enjoys spending time travelling and the beauty of his homecoming city Amsterdam. He is passionate about learning culture and still upscale his knowledge when his work permits it.
Training Program Manager, Microsoft
Daniela Lišková started her professional endeavor as Audience Marketing Manager, and over the years, she has shaped her professional career through various positions such as Audience Evangelism Lead, Account Engagement Manager, and Program Manager. Throughout her career she has worked as Evangelist of new Microsoft technologies, scenarios and offerings, focus on technical audience (developers, startups, students, IT specialists) and companies who develop SW, across 33 countries in Central Eastern Europe.
Technical director, DunavNET
Nebojša Stojanović is the Technical director in the DunavNET company, and he is working in software development for the last 10 years.
Nowadays, he is focused on the design and development of IoT projects based on Microsoft Azure platform, in the domains of smart cities, precision agriculture and optimization of production processes.
Senior System Engineer, P3-Group
Microsoft Azure trainer, Semos Education
Stefan Gajić is the Microsoft Azure trainer at Semos Education and the Senior System Engineer in P3-Group. He is Azure Cloud enthusiast with more than 10 years of experience in numerous technologies.
Stefan has worked in Microsoft for five years, where he gained passion for Microsoft technologies and excitement to share his knowledge. He is always looking for new technical challenges where he can learn and upgrade his skills in cloud-based environments.
Head of Domain and Cloud Unit, Raiffeisen
Mišo Janković is Head of Domain and Cloud Unit in Raiffeisen bank. He graduated Informatic management, and continued his education through master and MBA studies, as well as through various trainings and certifications.
He started working in Raiffeisen bank in 2007.
Since then, he has been promoted several times, including 2017. when he became IT Team Lead, and 2019, when he moved to his current position.
He sees Cloud as a new ecosystem of technologies, and he believes in its application on local businesses and financial systems. He thinks that investing in personal development is unfailing investment, and that we can’t afford to ever stop learning.
Strategy Director, Comtrade System Integration
Emilija is business leader and technology enthusiast, with focus on bridging the gap between business and IT by adopting technology at a pragmatic pace. Digital transformation requires changing the underlying business processes, as well as adopting new technologies through innovative approaches and initiatives.
With over a decade of experience in developing business, leading teams and providing consulting services, she understands what it takes to develop, lead and execute successful digital strategies that help companies reach their financial objectives and disrupt the industry.
Chief Executive Officer, Semos Education
Valentina Taseva is CEO and co-owner of Semos Education, and co-owner of Clear View and CertiAdria; official partners of Microsoft, Cisco, Oracle, EC-Council, Autodesk, Adobe and many others established IT brands.
She is also one of the founders of The LLPA Leading Learning Association which today counts 29 members from EMEA countries and Member of MASIT Macedonian Association of IT Companies.
Data Solution Architect Data&AI, Microsoft Serbia
Bojan Prerad is the Data Solution Architect and Data&AI in Microsoft Serbia.
He has been working with data and advanced analytics for more than 15 years, focusing on Artificial Intelligence and Data-driven business transformation. Currently working as a Cloud Solution Architect at Microsoft, he is focused on helping customers build solutions on Azure. Acting as a trusted advisor when working with organizations from C-levels to consultants, bridging the gap between management, IT and business lines in order to define cloud solutions, increasing value from customers analytical environments and data.
Working with retail, telecommunication, banking, energy, government and other industries gives him wide experience and knowledge to share. Bojan loves technology and looks forward for smart and connected world.
Digital Architect, Microsoft Serbia
Marko Marjanović is seasoned professional with a wide knowledge and experience in implementation of business solutions and creation of business value through digital transformation. Able to inspire teammates and keep them motivated for the highest performance, along with development of their potential. Passionate about deploying technology which effectively underpins people and their business needs on innovative way. Gained experience in corporate governed multinational companies and privately owned local companies, through their different development and maturity stages, leading multiple functions/projects on the Executive level either to support rapid growth or to optimize existing business models.
Country director for Serbia, Semos Education
Aleksandar is born in 1980 in Ljubljana. He has a degree from Faculty of Economics, University in Belgrade and has 18+ years of experience in leading and managing initiatives in area of education, digital skills and education technology. He is father of two.
Aleksandar is Country Director for Serbia in Semos Education, which is one of the largest IT training providers in the Western Balkans with over 60,000 attendees to date. Aleksandar has a valuable experience in managing programs with a focus on pre-school, primary, secondary education and life long learning. He has worked as a consultant with governments in the region where he has helped them to develop and implement new policies in the field of digital skills, general education, entrepreneurship and employment policies.
08:00 – 09:00
Registration and Networking
09:00 – 09:30
Welcome and Introductions
• Marko Marjanović, Digital Architect, Microsoft Serbia
• Valentina Taseva, CEO, Semos Education
09:30 – 10:15
Keynote - Tech Skills for Tech Intensity
Fostering lifelong learning requires a focus on certification, and qualifications. Related systems should provide a range of appropriate credentials, the possibility to take short- and long-term options to re-train, and opportunities to explore adjacent, in-demand skills. Azure role-based certifications are the enablers required in businesses today to trigger learning and training opportunities for workers at all stages of their careers because let’s face it, to build the business of the future, we need to revolutionize the way we skill our workforce! Power your workforce empower your business.
10:15 – 10:45
Boost your growth with Azure: New practices, new opportunities
This session is intended both to current and prospective Azure customers. Bojan will talk not only on the benefits of Microsoft Azure, but he will also share how it can help you grow your business.
10:45 - 11:15
11:15 – 11:45
Microsoft Learning Pathways and Certification
Daniela will share with us the information about the latest learning pathways that can help everybody get relevant technical skills necessary for technical intensity.
11:45 – 12:15
Keynote - Helping your organization achieve more through Modern Skilling Initiatives and Role-Based Certifications.
LLPA is THE Microsoft Global Cloud Skills Services Partner. Patrick will introduce you to the Cloud Certification Circle model, designed to support your organizations ambitious learning goals. He will also showcase how the LLPA and it’s 33 members provide blended and scalable training solutions and exam services to thousands of Microsoft customers and partners worldwide.
12:15 – 12:45
Learning – a key factor of organizational success
Aleksandar will share with us insights about the latest trends in workplace learning and what are the Semos Education plans to address these opportunities.
12:45 – 13:30
Lunch break and networking
13:30 – 14:45
Panel discussion - Unlock Your Cloud Potential
On this panel, you will hear how Cloud services together with the right skills can amplify your business and help you be future-ready. Speakers will share case studies and their experience of migrating and working on the Cloud. They will also provide you with information on how they have addressed skills gaps during this process. On this panel discussion, we will have the following participants:
Moderator: Stefan Gajić, Semos Education Trainer and Senior Cloud System Administrator at P3
- Mišo Janković, Head of Domain and Cloud Unit, Raiffeisen Bank Serbia
- Emilija Ristić, Strategy Director, Comtrade System Integration
- Dragan Anchevski, Head of ICT and Security, A1 North Macedonia
- Nebojša Stojanović, CTO, DunavNET
- Marko Serafimovski – Head of International Business Development, Semos Education
A deep discussion led by Microsoft customers, partners and early adopters focused on how Azure and digital transformation is revolutionizing the way we work. Most importantly, you will have the opportunity to hear how role-based skills will continue to impact the success of this journey to becoming future-ready.