Tech Skills for Tech Intensity

Johannesburg, 29 January 2020

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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, CTU Training Solutions 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.

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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 CTU Training Solutions 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.

Key Topics

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


Focus Rooms Linbro Park

Heaton Lane Longlake 20, Modderfontein, Lethabong

29 January 2020

8:00 – 18:00


Participation in the event
is free of charge


08:00 – 09:00

Registrations and Breakfast

09:00 – 09:30

Welcome and Introductions

Johannes Kanis, Microsoft Business Group Lead
  • Setting the scene
  • Opportunity in Cloud
  • What to expect in the Keynote
09:30 – 10:30

Keynote - Tech Skills for Tech Intensity

Michael Mansour, Microsoft Area Learning Lead

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.

10:30 - 11:00


11:00 – 12:30

Azure Learning Pathways and Certification

Wilfried Paroubek, Microsoft Area Lead and Juanie Newby, CTU Training Solutions CEO
  • LLPA and Partner Background
  • The Enterprise Skills Initiative (The Why, How and What)
  • Certification and Pathways – Introducing The Cloud Certification Circle
12:30 – 13:30


13:30 – 15:30

Unlock Your Cloud Potential

To be announced

Explore how featured Azure products together with the right skills can amplify your business and help you be future-ready.

*This track is designed for businesses who are in the early stages of cloud adoption, this will be a great opportunity to get to know Azure, explore the world of cloud and find out what sets Azure apart.

  • Introduction to Cloud Computing
  • What is Azure
  • Security
  • Global Scale
  • Kickstart the Skilling Journey
13:30 – 15:30

Accelerate Your Inner Azure

To be announced

Trust your cloud, learn how your business can gain security from the ground up when combining the right internal skills with the capabilities offered by Azure.

*This track is a deep dive for existing Azure customers wanting to leverage the right solution to meet the changing needs of applications and business.

  • Azure overview
  • Azure vs. AWS
  • The future of cloud
  • Cloud Adoption
  • Unpacking your Skills Plan
15:30 – 16:30

Panel Discussion

To be announced

A deep discussion led by Microsoft customers, partners and early adopters focused on how Azure and digital transformation is revolutionizing the way we work and most importantly, how role-based skills will continue to impact the success of this journey to becoming future-ready.

16:30 - 17:00




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