Jean-Philippe Courtois, president of Microsoft International, paid a visit to the Netherlands on november 26th, 2014. In the course of the day he spoke with customers and Microsoft partners about what currently mattered to them. Questions to Jean-Philippe Courtois could also be asked via social media . Cloud adoption was a central theme. I was one of three people which askes him a question via Skype.

The question i asked:

“My question is regarding the following; A Lot of organizations have difficulties to put all their data and services completely in the cloud. Reasons are from security, having control to manageability. What is Microsoft’s opinion regarding hybrid solutions, how to facilitate such organizations and how it is part of Microsoft’s roadmap?”

His reaction on all three questions is recorded here:

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A professional which inspires, motivates and educates businesses on how to leverage emerging technologies using Virtual, Augmented and Mixed Reality in their journey to digital innovation. He has a strong background on SharePoint, Office 365 and Microsoft Azure and is working with machine learning, artificial intelligence and cognitive services. Primarily focused on manufacturing, construction, industry, logistics and maritime/offshore, his goal is helping businesses to achieve more on creating, improving, smartening and shortening of business processes by using services, apps and devices. Furthermore, he engages in speaking, blogging and is organizer of events like the Mixed Reality User Group, Mixed Reality Talk @ VR, SP&C and the Global AI/MR Bootcamp. With more than 20 years of IT Business experience, acting in different roles like solution architect, he believes the future is just starting! Highly experienced in all realities, HoloLens and other devices, User experiences on devices and connecting the world to the cloud will help him to shape that future!


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