+40 256 706 057 [email protected]
Avaelgo’s General Manager reappointed as Microsoft Regional Director & renewed as Azure MVP for 12th time

Avaelgo’s General Manager reappointed as Microsoft Regional Director & renewed as Azure MVP for 12th time

Avaelgo's General Manager reappointed as Microsoft Regional Director and renewed as Azure MVP for 12th time

Mihai Tataran Microsoft Regional Director

I am honored and grateful, as always, to start my 12th consecutive years a Microsoft MVP++ and my second 2 years term as Microsoft Regional Director. I look forward to bringing the experience and insights provided by these communities to our customers and partners at Avaelgo.

Mihai Tataran

General Manager, Avaelgo

Many times before, ever since we first announced Mihai Tataran’s first 2-year term of Regional Director back in 2018, we’ve been asked if he works now for Microsoft. Not many know that Regional Directors are not employed by Microsoft. In some cases, Regional Directors or their companies may have contracts to deliver goods or services to Microsoft, but they are not employees.

Members are hand-picked by Microsoft across a number of strict standards to serve as leading consultants and advisors. On an ongoing basis, these individuals participate in strategic sessions with Microsoft’s senior leadership teams and use their influence to provide vital feedback directly to Microsoft engineers.

The RD program is quite different from the MVP Program. Mihai was nominated as an MVP for the 12th consecutive time. Many RDs like Mihai also carry the MVP award title, although it’s harder and harder to maintain both credentials as each has different demands on the member’s time which makes it difficult to qualify and maintain both.

However, the key differences really come down to the business consultative nature, customer experience, and cross-platform architect skills possessed by RDs versus the deep technical focus on Microsoft technologies which qualifies an MVP.

We congratulate everyone who was nominated as an MVP and appointed as RD, as we know the huge amount of work, consistency, and dedication it requires.

We are very proud to see Mihai receive such a high honor from Microsoft. Avaelgo has had a longstanding relationship with Microsoft for moer than 13 years, and we are looking forward to diving even deeper into Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning with this great opportunity.”

Whitepaper: Shaping the Future of Business

Whitepaper: Shaping the Future of Business

The pandemic changed many things. What we knew as business as usual until March 2020 became business unusual ever since. And sadly, the impact of COVID-19 will continue to be felt for quite some time.

We can see how traditional business models are now shifting toward a digital model with innovative technologies that allow them to both survive in the unstable market and then thrive thanks to the gained agility.

In our whitepaper 𝐒𝐡𝐚𝐩𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐅𝐮𝐭𝐮𝐫𝐞 𝐨𝐟 𝐁𝐮𝐬𝐢𝐧𝐞𝐬𝐬 we explore how digital transformation helps businesses mitigate the effects of a crisis, as well as why the Cloud – the foundation of many such digital initiatives – is the future of business, regardless of the industry.

Get your copy of the whitepaper to learn about the role of Cloud Computing in digital transformation, and why the Cloud is worth the struggle during a crisis.

This paper is dedicated to all business leaders that want to understand how digital transformation can help their business mitigate the effects of a crisis situation, as well as why the cloud, the foundation of such digital initiatives, is the future of business.

The Cloud isn’t a big scary thing that will ruin your business

The Cloud isn’t a big scary thing that will ruin your business

A free event for technical decision-makers, department managers, team leads, cloud architects, project managers and senior IT professionals (system engineers and developers). 

How it all began

Nearly four years ago, we were having an internal discussion on the Cloud and its impact on day to day business activities. That discussion soon led to an idea of building a conference designed entirely to address that very topic. It didn’t take long to mobilize the team (this is where years of hosting and managing tens of events and conferences helped a lot), so in late 2017 we already had the first edition of the Cloud Conference.

We contacted partners, customers, and the media, we put together a first stellar speaker line-up, and got things off the ground. We felt Bucharest was the best spot for this, and we went along with it.

Focus on Digital Transformation 

This year, at its 4th edition, we’re already looking at an event that has evolved quite a lot. While we’ve mostly kept a similar format (one day, two tracks, 10+ business & technical sessions delivered by industry experts), the focus of the topics has shifted to address the growth in Cloud adoption and expertise in the market.

A lot more companies are already finding themselves involved in digital transformation and Cloud migration initiatives and are looking for concrete references, best practices, and guidelines.

Throughout the years, we witnessed the Romanian market’s evolution, as it’s becoming more and more mature, which brings challenges that are far more complex and detailed than we saw a few years back.

It’s no secret that Avaelgo’s primary focus for the past years has revolved around Microsoft’s Cloud solutions (Azure, Office 365, Microsoft 365). Even back in 2017, we saw a lot of interest in the market towards Cloud migrations and Cloud strategy initiatives.

But at the same time, we also saw a lot of confusion.

A common thing we noticed when discussing with customers was the lack of a proper grasp on what moving to the Cloud entails. Coherent Digital Transformation initiatives were few and far between, and clear Cloud strategies were even more scarce. We felt the market (and especially customers taking their first steps towards the Cloud) needed better guidance, stability, and proven track records on complex Cloud projects.

We were in the right position, and had the right partners, to be able to deliver just that.

That’s what the vision behind the Cloud Conference is all about: a way for us and our team of excellent partners to show that the Cloud is not a big scary thing that will run amok and wreck all your carefully budgeted costs and plans.

Tudor Damian

CIO & Partner, AVAELGO

In many ways, the Cloud, just like Machine Learning and AI, will transform the industries similarly to how PCs and the Internet impacted them 25-30 years ago.

And whether you’re willing to accept it or not – how you deal with the Cloud today could have a significant impact on how your company will be able to address tomorrow’s challenges and opportunities.

Looking back at the previous three editions (2017, 2018, 2019), I feel we’ve delivered on that vision so far.

Over the years, we’ve focused on providing access to Cloud experts, companies sharing their success stories, we’ve delivered compelling breakout sessions and post-conference workshops, and we’ve helped companies better define their strategy to move to the Cloud.

What to expect @ Cloud Conference

The Cloud Conference has generally delivered two types of content, as we found both to be incredibly relevant.

One side is more focused on the business side of things (governance, cost management, strategy), and the other delves deeper into some of the more technical aspects of Cloud (strategy, migration, onboarding, and day-to-day management).

We mixed all of this with partners’ success stories, specific scenarios and solutions, learning, and networking opportunities.

All we do is show people that the Cloud is something you can keep under control, and even more so, it’s something that can transform and empower your entire organization.

Tudor Damian

CIO & Partner, AVAELGO

A few years ago, we were looking at companies who were still asking themselves whether the Cloud is a good idea, trying to find out how privacy and data protection were addressed in a Cloud environment, and attempting to figure out the best deployment and migration strategies. Next, the focus shifted to defining an end-to-end approach for Cloud migration and governance, hybrid deployments, DevOps, and containers. Last year, we saw topics focusing on specific industry verticals, PaaS, SQL hybrid, and cybersecurity. And we’re planning to step things up even further this year, with an even more compelling set of technical sessions, business best practices, and case studies.

Join the Cloud movement

So, if you feel like the Cloud is something that is (or will probably be) affecting your company, make sure you don’t miss out on what we’ve got in store for you this year – you can find all the details (speakers, schedule, venue) on cloudconference.ro – so go ahead and save the date (September 30th) right now!

Cloud it’s a place where security, data governance, transparency, and trust are crucial elements.

Tudor Damian

CIO & Partner, AVAELGO

Avaelgo and InterKnowlogy Announce Strategic Partnership

Avaelgo and InterKnowlogy Announce Strategic Partnership

Avaelgo, a full-service tech solution, and managed services provider, empowering companies to redefine the way they do business leveraging the Microsoft Cloud technologies, today announced a new strategic partnership with InterKnowlogy, a worldwide leader in custom app development, which leverages current and emerging technologies to provide connected experiences through AI, ML, Computer Vision, AR/MR, 3D, Blockchain, and many other cutting-edge software technologies.

Through this strategic partnership, Avaelgo and InterKnowlogy pave the way to augment InterKnowlogy’s custom application development business with several new business offerings under the umbrella of Managed Services. At the same time, Avaelgo’s services will be offered to customers within the US.

Mihai Tataran continues to hold his General Manager position of Avaelgo and will assume the role of CEO of InterKnowlogy. The alliance derived naturally, given the proven synergy and excellent business relationship between the two companies throughout the years.

“We are excited to partner with InterKnowlogy. It is an honor to work together with this exceptional company who has built software applications using cutting-edge technology, earning their customers 100s of millions of US dollars in revenue. We plan to continue doing the same business of custom applications development, but also leverage the Managed Services practice using Avaelgo’s consultants and best practices in the US”.

Mihai Tătăran

General Manager, Avaelgo | CEO, InterKnowlogy

With this partnership, InterKnowlogy adds a new line of business in Managed Services, one that Avaelgo has been so successful with, both in the generation of revenue and custom application development opportunities:

  • Managed Services of Cloud (Microsoft Azure & Office 365)
  • Consulting / Advisory
  • Custom Training
  • Azure / Office 365 Reselling

The entire InterKnowlogy company is excited to have such a successful technical business person with a proven track record take over the helm at IK. InterKnowlogy is a 20-year-old company.  What Mihai has done in such a short period with Avaelgo is nothing short of impressive.”

Tim Huckaby

Exec Chairman / Founder, InterKnowlogy

Both Avaelgo and InterKnowlogy have been recognized as Microsoft Gold Partners on Application Development and Cloud Platform. Avaelgo is also a Microsoft Gold Partner for Cloud Productivity and ISV, and Microsoft Silver Partner for Small and Midmarket Cloud Solutions and is the winner of the 2018 Microsoft Partner of the Year award.

Avaelgo recognized  as 2018 Microsoft Country Partner of the Year for Romania

Avaelgo recognized as 2018 Microsoft Country Partner of the Year for Romania

We proudly announce Avaelgo won the 2018 Microsoft Country Partner of the Year Award for Romania. We were honored among a global field of top Microsoft partners for demonstrating excellence in innovation and implementation of customer solutions based on Microsoft technology.

We are thrilled to be recognized by Microsoft as Country Partner of the Year. We believe this award is a reflection of Avaelgo’s Cloud first approach and our team’s skills on Microsoft cloud technologies. This recognition is the result of a team effort and comes as a wonderful reward for our commitment to excel in everything we do.

Mihai Tataran

General Manager, Avaelgo

Awards were presented in several categories, with winners chosen from a set of more than 2,600 entrants from 115 countries worldwide. Avaelgo was recognized for providing outstanding solutions and services, as well as representing excellent subsidiary engagement in Romania.

The Microsoft Country Partner of the Year Awards honor partners at the country level that have demonstrated business excellence in delivering Microsoft solutions to multiple customers over the past year. This award recognizes Avaelgo as succeeding in effective engagement with its local Microsoft office while showcasing innovation and business impact, driving customer satisfaction, and winning new customers.

“We are honored to recognize Avaelgo of Romania as a Microsoft Country Partner of the Year,” said Gavriella Schuster, corporate vice president, One Commercial Partner, Microsoft Corp. “Avaelgo has distinguished itself as a top partner, exemplifying the remarkable expertise and innovation we see in our Microsoft partner community to deliver transformative solutions.”

The Microsoft Partner of the Year Awards recognize Microsoft partners that have developed and delivered exceptional Microsoft-based solutions over the past year.

Conferința de Cloud 2018 a avut loc pe 19 aprilie 2018

Conferința de Cloud 2018 a avut loc pe 19 aprilie 2018

A doua ediție a conferinței dedicată tehnologiei cloud

Conferința de Cloud, singura conferință IT dedicată tehnologiei Microsoft cloud din România a avut loc pe 19 aprilie 2018 la București. Participanții au avut ocazia să vadă cum se poate aborda cu succes Cloud-ul, respectiv să își completeze cunoștințele tehnice de Microsoft Azure și Microsoft Office 365. Prin organizarea Conferinței de Cloud, Avaelgo și-a propus să rămână poziționată în piață ca o companie super-specializată pe tehnologia Microsoft cloud și să fie una dintre companiile care sprijină activ dezvoltarea pieței de cloud din România.

Conferința a răspuns la întrebări precum: ”De ce Cloud?” sau ”Cum mă poate ajuta acesta?” și a explicat cum se pune în aplicare un plan de migrare de la zero: consolidarea identităților, migrarea proceselor de lucru și aplicațiilor, realizarea unui proces de continuitate a afacerii și recuperare în caz de dezastru și, nu în ultimul rând, conformitatea cu GDPR.

Agenda conferinței a fost împărțită pe două track-uri:

Track-ul de business, dedicat managerilor și persoanelor de decizie din cadrul tuturor companiilor interesate să afle cum Cloud-ul Microsoft poate să îi ajute prin reducerea costurilor, cresterea productivității, agilității și scalabilității organizațiilor pe care le conduc. Participanții care au asistat la prezentările acestui track, au aflat cum să gândească și să planifice în perspectivă strategia companiei lor în relație cu tehnologia cloud.

Track-ul tehnic, pentru profesioniștii IT interesați să învețe despre Microsoft Azure și să interacționeze cu experți din domeniu.

Speakerii care au vorbit la cea de a doua ediție a Conferinței de Clous sunt specialiști în cloud și IT, o mare parte din ei fiind și oameni de business, aducând o bogată experiență practică subiectelor prezentate. Dintre aceștia, am reușit să aducem în fața audienței un număr de:

  • 6 Microsoft MVP (Azure, AI si Cloud and Datacenter Management)
  • 2 Microsoft Regional Directors
  • 4 experți GDPR

Dintre speakeri, aminitm: Mihai Tătăran (General Manager, Avaelgo și Azure MVP), Tudor Damian (CIO, Avaelgo si Cloud and Datacenter Management MVP), Daniel Rusen (Cloud & Enterprise Lead, Microsoft), Ciprian Jichici (General Manager, Genisoft & CTO, HTSS, Microsoft Regional Director si AI MVP), Alexandru Mang (CEO, KeyTicket Solutions și Azure MVP), Radu Vunvulea (Chief Cloud Strategist, Avaelgo  si Azure MVP), Florin Loghiade (IT Consultant, Avaelgo si Azure MVP), Oana Terteleac (Enterprise Channel Manager & GDPR Advisor, Microsoft), Cristiana Fernbach (CIPP/E, Partner and Head of Technology and Data Protection, Stratulat Albulescu), Ovidiu Pismac (Account Technology Strategist, Microsoft).

Speakeri Conferinta de Cloud 2018

Sponsorii și partenerii Conferinței de Cloud

Participarea la Conferința de Cloud a fost gratuită mulțumită sponsorilor ALEF Distribution RO, Microsoft Romania, BinBox, COMPAREX Romania și Stratulat-Albulescu pentru că ni s-au alăturat și au făcut posibil acest lucru! Mulțumim și partenerilor noștri Automobile Bavaria Group, Orange România, Revista Biz, Mobzine, ANIS România și City Hub București pentru susținera lor!

Pin It on Pinterest