The Adventures my role took me on for
Hello, my name is Šárka and currently I am working as a Business Development Manager with focus on Education sector and I am also MACH Lead for CEE. I joined Microsoft 2 years ago with a positively mixed expectations J Microsoft is really strong brand and I was always interested in working for this kind of company.
As part of my role, I am responsible for managing partners selling to the academic customers as well as other education partners – solution partners, deployment partners, etc. Every year, Microsoft is organizing a conference for partners in education field – Global Education Partner Summit. This summit is taking place in Redmond, where Microsoft was founded, and also where we have the strongest population of employees. I was always interested to visit this place, meet with executive leaders and also visit our Microsoft Visitors Centre and in 2016 I had the opportunity to bring to GEPS two partners from the Czech Republic. GEPS is 4 days event full of presentations from executive leaders (Key Note speech was presented by Anthony Salcito, Corporate VP), seminars, workshops and networking. I met with a lot of interesting people/ partners from all over the word as with Microsoft employees I only talk via email so far. This kind of events is always a great inspiration not only for professional development, but personal as well.
I enjoyed Seattle for couple of days more for holiday, I visited the city and took a trip to the nature. It was a great experience!
Business Development Manager