Windows Business Group Manager, Microsoft NZ
Dean Edwards manages the Windows Business Group in New Zealand, responsible for the strategy, sales & marketing efforts of the Windows group of products, and of course the launch of Windows 8 in New Zealand! Dean is a 6 year Microsoft veteran, and in a previous role was responsible for organising Microsoft’s Tech Ed event. Prior to joining Microsoft in 2006 Dean worked for telco TelstraClear in a variety of product management and finance roles.
Dean has a BCom (Marketing) from the University of Auckland.
Enterprise Voice Specialist, Microsoft NZ
Paul Dolley is a Senior Enterprise Technology Strategist focusing on Unified Communications and business productivity solutions based on the Microsoft platform in the Asia marketplace. Paul is part of Microsoft’s Global Customer Advocacy team and is based out of Auckland, New Zealand. Prior to his current role Paul was the Unified Communications Solution Specialist for Microsoft New Zealand.
Technical Evangelist – Windows Infrastructure, Microsoft NZ
Nathan has been with Microsoft New Zealand since 2000 as a Systems Engineer, Technology Specialist and now as a Technical Evangelist. He works with the NZ IT Professional audience around Window Infrastructure technologies including Windows 8, Windows Server 2012 and Hyper-V. Nathan's previous jobs have included consulting for the finance sector in Wellington, focusing on systems management, and being a *nix administrator for an ISP. He currently holds both the MCT, MCSE and the CISSP security qualification. When not working, Nathan can be found listening to electronic music, skydiving, mountain biking, and/or visiting exotic destinations.
Business Development Manager for Connected Devices, Micrsoft NZ
Adam’s role is focused on telling the story around how Microsoft’s hardware family (phone, PC, Xbox and slate) deliver an optimised experience together. Adam’s background is in the management and delivery of mobile content (games, apps, music). He managed Telecom’s mobile entertainment store (TWorld) and previous to that worked at Vodafone as the Partner Manager for the mobile marketing sector.
Adam believes that with the launch of Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 the Microsoft ecosystem story has never been stronger and is keen to work with partners and customers to communicate this message.
Microsoft Office Division Business Group Lead,Microsoft New Zealand
Zaid has worked in the field of IT and Marketing for the last 14 years across many disciplines from Business Strategy to Product Management.
Zaid is currently responsible for the marketing and adoption of the Microsoft Office suite, SharePoint, Exchange, Lync, Project and Visio in New Zealand. Zaid is also responsible for Microsoft Cloud productivity offering with Office 365.
For the last two years Zaid has sponsored many sessions and met thousands of people across the country with the aim to increase productivity by improving the adoption and use of Microsoft Office.
Zaid will be introducing you to the New Office, a preview to the new release of Microsoft Office.