Netherlands, 22 April 2021

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We’re excited to invite you to the first C3 Global Cloud Skills Tour in Netherlands proudly brought to you by The Leading Learning Partners Association

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 32 leading learning members to accelerate knowledge worldwide.

“Contrary to popular belief, digital transformation is less about technology and more about people. You can pretty much buy any technology, but your ability to adapt to an even more digital future depends on developing the next generation of skills, closing the gap between talent supply and demand, and future-proofing your own and others’ potential” – Harvard Business Review. The C3 Global Cloud Skills Tour aims to address the cloud skills gaps by ensuring all existing and future cloud customers have the technical and soft skills needed to be successful.

Although we would prefer to see you all in person, it is not possible at this time, and our journey of knowledge sharing and providing valuable insights must continue. So go on, join over 2,000 chief learning officers, business decision-makers, HR professionals and Azure technical and consulting leads at a local virtual C3 event in Netherlands.


22 April 2021

09:00am – 1:00pm (GMT+1)

Virtual event


Participation in the event
is free of charge


9:00am – 9:10am

Welcome and introduction

Setting the scene, opportunity in cloud and what to expect.

Patrick Kersten
Program Director and Chairman of the Board
Computrain and The LLPA
Patrick Kersten is a Learning and Development professional with more than 20 years of experience. In his role as Program…
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9:10am - 10:00am

KEYNOTE – New Technology Requires New Skills

We will use Dutch examples to illustrate the term “Tech Intensity”. We will talk about the investments that organizations will have to make if you want to start building technology too. You will need access to the latest platform, tools, and a parallel investment in human capital. It’s not enough to have a conceptual vision, but you will also need the right workplace culture, the engineering and design skills to bring your ideas to life.

Jeffrey Vermeulen
Azure BG Lead
Microsoft The Netherlands
The Business Group Lead for Azure (Cloud & AI) has end-to-end accountability for the Azure, SQL Server, Windows Server, System…
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Michel N’Guettia
Director Marketing & Operations
Microsoft Netherlands
Michel is responsible for Microsoft’s Cloud & Enterprise Business Group in Western Europe. Driving marketing and business execution for the…
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10:00am - 10:15am

Coffee Break

Online Networking – Breakout Chatroom

10:15am - 10:45am

Digital Transformation is about People

Digital transformation requires a mindset shift, behavior change and leader support. Implementing the latest digital processes and tools won’t achieve much if people within the organization don’t adopt a digital mindset. There’s no argument that digital transformation involves the addition of new technology, but people are what allow the transformation to succeed. Technology is an enabler of digital transformation; people bring digital thinking, tools, and processes together.

When you focus on equipping the workforce with the knowledge, training, and leader support required to develop a digital mindset and skillset, lasting digital transformation and success of your cloud journey can become a reality.

Wilfried Paroubek
Global Partner Executive
Microsoft Learning
Wilfried Paroubek has been serving customers and driving change across IT professionals for approximately 20 years. Since coming to Microsoft…
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10:45am - 11:15am

Skills Intensity for Tech Adoption

  • LLPA and Partner background
  • The Enterprise Skills Initiative (The Why, How and What)
  • Certification and Pathways – Introducing The Full Certification Circle
Patrick Kersten
Program Director and Chairman of the Board
Computrain and The LLPA
Patrick Kersten is a Learning and Development professional with more than 20 years of experience. In his role as Program…
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11:15am – 11:30am

Coffee Break

11:30am – 12:15pm

Unlock Your Cloud Potential with Azure Data & AI

Through Data and Artificial Intelligence lots of value can be untapped. In this session we will look at some concrete scenarios and use cases where Data and AI will generate value and look at the Azure components used to develop these. Ranging from AI on documents, images and video and data related scenarios.

12:15pm – 12:45pm

Customer Success Stories

12:45pm – 13:00pm

C3 Cloud Skills Cup Tournament

If you think you have what it takes, sign up and compete in the local Cloud Skills Cup Tournament. Measure your tech skills in 5-minutes, succeed with the highest score in the quickest time and you’ll be sent through to the finals where you can represent your country in a C3 Global Cloud Skills Cup World Championships in June 2021.