Cloud and AI Country Leader

Cloud and AI Country Leader



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The Cloud + AI Country Leader is a senior leader within Microsoft India who is the face of Cloud, Data & AI for Microsoft in the India market. (S)he engages with the external ecosystem as an evangelist and influencer. (S)he works with strategic customers and partners to help shape Cloud, Data & AI driven digital transformation initiatives, and (s)he serves as a subject matter expert within Microsoft on Cloud, Data & AI.

Influencer Engagement And Evangelism

Primary accountabilities for this role are:
Be a spokesperson and evangelist for Cloud, Data & AI driven digital transformation in the market
Engage an external influencer network to support Microsoft’s strategy on Intelligent Cloud and Intelligent Edge.
Lead holistic impact, working with industry bodies, academic institutions and social impact organizations

Business Enablement
Engage with customers to drive the Cloud, Data & AI and digital transformation agenda within/beyond the CIO’s office
Drive Cloud, Data & AI penetration in the market working with advisory and specialized partners, ISVs and start-ups
Elevate government engagements on cloud, digital transformation, data and AI through strategic partnerships
Subject Matter Expert and Country-wide Initiatives
Drive the country-wide Cloud, Data & AI initiatives as a platform for strategic engagements with customers and partners
Leverage the power of ‘One Microsoft’ to bring engineering and R&D innovations to market
Integrate Cloud, Data & AI into internal business motions to help realize desired outcomes with customers/partners
The ideal candidate for this role is someone with a passion for technology and engineering (esp the emerging field of Data & AI), communication skills to articulate technical topics to disparate sets of stakeholders, and a strategic mindset.


Experiences Required: Education, Key Experiences, Skills and Knowledge:

Professional Experience And Skills
18+ years of experience in technology, especially Data and AI, with depth in data engineering, analytics and cloud platforms. Strategic mindset with ability to engage with customers at the CxO level on data-driven Digital Transformation imperatives to drive business/financial/strategic outcomes.
Communication skills (oral and written) towards public speaking and presenting complex company or product strategies in a compelling manner. Written communication skills to effectively articulate ideas and stories that engage and influence
Growth mindset and curiosity for learning the what, how, when, and why of technology. Deep understanding of technology trends and their impact on markets, business, government and society
Collaboration and influencing skills to be effective in a fluid, cross-functional, matrix organization. Demonstrated ability to quickly build valuable relationships and cultivate sustainable advisory roles
Focus on results and agility, while aligning multiple internal and external stakeholders
Education and Training
Degree in Computer Science/Engineering or similar information technology or engineering related discipline required
Additional training or education in Business, Sales, Consulting, or Marketing preferred

Travel required: 0-50% (travel allowed as per Microsoft safety guidelines)
Re-location will be accommodated for qualified candidates

Microsoft is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, color, family or medical care leave, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation, protected veteran status, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws, regulations and ordinances.

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