C3 Global Cloud Skills v-Tour Speakers

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 business including the go-to-market strategy, revenue performance, and long term strategic growth across all business units. During his 18 years of service with the organization, he has also performed various other roles including 10 years in the Microsoft Consulting Services business, leading the partner business for several years, as well as an international stint looking after the consulting strategy across 8 countries in MEA.

Prior to joining Microsoft, Johannes was the General Manager for Partnerships at MTN Business where he was accountable for the Enterprise Partner and Wholesale business.

As a proud South Africa, Johannes has a passion for the African continent, and how technology can empower people and organisations to achieve more.

His international career across the IT and Telecommunications industries span 20+ years which has given him invaluable depth and breadth experience, and he has accumulated a wealth of knowledge in the areas of consulting and architecture, pre-sales and solution selling, partnering, and in recent years, executive-level strategy and marketing. As part of his work, Johannes has travelled to more than 50 countries across the globe.