South Africa, 21 April 2021

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We’re excited to invite you to the second C3 Global Cloud Skills Tour in South Africa 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 South Africa.


21 April 2021

9:00am – 1:00pm (GMT+2)

Virtual event


Participation in the event
is free of charge


9:00am – 9:15am

Welcome and introduction

Sharon Oosterberg
Business Development Manager
CTU Training Solutions
Sharon has been in the IT Training and Certification industry since 1984 and is passionate about Education, Training and Development…
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9:15am - 10:00am

Keynote - 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.

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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10:00am - 10:45am

Skill 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
  • Certifications, Pathways and Assessments
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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10:45am - 11:00pm

Interactive Q&A Session

11:00am - 11:45am

Unlock Your Cloud Potential

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

Johannes Kanis
Cloud and Enterprise Business Group Lead
As the Cloud and Enterprise Business Group Executive for Microsoft South Africa, Johannes is responsible for the Intelligent Cloud Platform…
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11:45am - 12:15pm

Accelerate Your Inner Azure - Plan, Execute, and Implement with Confidence!

Trust your cloud, learn how to gain security from the ground and how to implement new and innovative technology solutions for your organization.

Anton van Rooyen
Anton van Rooyen is a savvy and dynamic MCSE professional experienced in Infrastructure design, communication and cloud technologies. He has…
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12:15pm - 12:45pm

Customer Success Stories

Pierre-Andre van Leeuwen
Sefeko (Pty) Ltd
Sefeko is a startup technology company and depends on its systems to provide reliable, world-class services to its clients. Pierre-Andre…
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12:45pm - 1:00pm