Management of Microsoft Learning worldwide meeting up with the campus GmbH, TÜV Rheinland Group

Last week, the General Manager of Microsoft Learning eXperiences Group (formally Microsoft Learning), Alison Cunard, visited the campus GmbH, TÜV Rheinland Group, a large strategic Learning Partner for Microsoft in Germany.

Online PR News – 21-November-2013 – Berlin, Germany – She was attended by a delegation of five Managers of Microsoft’s Learning Experiences Division in Redmond, Berlin, Amsterdam and Munich, namely Lee Anne Caylor (Chief of Staff for Microsoft LeX), Saima Adney (Senior Director at Microsoft LeX EMEA), Wilfried Paroubek (Area Sales Manager CEE & Germany at Microsft LeX), Jan Zimmermann (Senior Partner Sales Manager Germany) and Sebastian Voelkle (Partner Sales Executive Germany).

The last conference between the Redmond, close to Seattle/Washington-located IT giant and the largest German IT training provider took place in July 2013 during the annual „Microsoft WPC Worldwide Partner Conference“ in Houston, Texas.

In Berlin, the Management team together with Alison Cunard met up with the Management of the campus GmbH, TÜV Rheinland Group, consisting of Frank Mies (General Manager the campus GmbH, TÜV Rheinland Group and Vice President International IT Trainings), Annelie Walther (Director Global Vendor Management at the campus GmbH, TÜV Rheinland Group) and Katja Gartung (Director Global Marketing at the campus GmbH, TÜV Rheinland Group) as well as the Management of the Corporate Division Training & Consulting of TÜV Rheinland Group, Siegfried Schmauder (Executive Vice President Training & Consulting and General Manager TÜV Rheinland Akademie GmbH), to exchange and share views about questions such as „How will we learn in the future?“, „How will demands on learning change in terms of consumerization of IT?“ and „How will globalization affect customer claims to the development and the provision of learning contents?”

Well-fitting the topic, the convention took place at “Training Center of the Future” in Friedrichstraße 50-55, the future-oriented training center of the campus GmbH, TÜV Rheinland Group, which the IT training provider and Microsoft Learning eXperiences team conceptualized beforehand and then opened it in April 2013 in close collaboration.

The US-American Corporation, which is currently reshaping their learning business to strategically align with the future market needs, will increasingly rely on global and diverse partners. Alison Cunard was impressed with the strength and diversity of the campus GmbH, TÜV Rheinland Group, to focus on advancing their internationalization: „For more than 20 years, the campus has been a forward-looking training partner, keeping up with the market needs. In areas of learning formations and innovation of learning delivery and content, the campus GmbH, TÜV Rheinland Group is an excellent example of a strong and strategic partner.”

Frank Mies, General Manager at the campus GmbH, TÜV Rheinland Group, stated that he was very happy with the meeting saying: „Thanks to the excellent cooperation with Microsoft in the past years we have been able to bring many innovations to the German IT training market and establish them successfully. Learning itself is currently on a comprehensive change and we are very happy to analyze, develop and implement the concomitant changes in our industry together with a heavy weight like Microsoft.“

Siegfried Schmauder, Executive Vice President Training & Consulting and General Manager TÜV Rheinland Akademie GmbH, agrees with Mies and emphasizes: „That particularly in this important time of structural change of learning we can count on such a close collaboration with Microsoft makes us proud. It also gives us the certainty that we are extremely well positioned for the future and that we will not only keep our market position – also internationally – but further extend it.”

A continuing meeting for enlarging upon the discussions about the „learning of the future“-topic will take place shortly at the Microsoft corporate headquarters in the US state of Washington.

Short profile of the campus GmbH, TÜV Rheinland Group:
the campus GmbH is one of the leading German training- and certification centres
and stands for effective knowledge transfer on the highest quality level since 29 years.
The training portfolio comprises more than 700 topics of the most various challenges in the IT world and turns on users, professionals and experts.
The trainings base on the vendors‘ seminar concepts; solely original vendor course material and trainers certified by the vendor are implemented in the open courses.
the campus GmbH ist a subsidiary of TÜV Rheinland Academy GmbH. This combine ist he largest full-range supplier for IT education and training organization for enterprises in Germany. From Office applications to technology, from management and awareness to experts’ certifications all kinds of topics are covered.
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