Global Azure Virtual 2021 Keynote (Russian MVP Community)

Russian Introductory and overview Business

Alexander Ermakov, Microsoft MVP and RD Denis Kyzmihykh, Azure BG Lead Russia


Alexander Ermakov

Partner at Awara IT

Microsoft Regional Director in Russia, Microsoft MVP in Business Applications and Azure, inspiring speaker, MCT, MCSE, MCSA, MOMS, MCP, MBA, Certified Auditor, Partner at Awara IT, beloved husband, father of two and just a good guy. Alexander has over 25 years of experience working with IT, last 14 were tightly dedicated to Microsoft technologies in Business Applications. He had sold his heart to Dynamics NAV (now Dynamics 365 Business Central - besides he does sometimes Dynamics 365 F&O projects), and for many years in a raw evangelizes Dynamics platform inside Russia and across the board - with a focus on Russian localization and compliance with local legislation requirements. Having graduated in two degrees - in Economics and Mathematics - Alexander got MBA in 2000. Alexander has accounting background, being certified Auditor (since 2009) and working as Chief accountant before he dedicated himself to IT. This makes him not just a perfect D365 functional consultant, especially in Finance, but a person who exactly knows the problems and fears of the users and can address them accordingly. His credo is to always use the standard functionality and avoid customizations where possible. Starting from 2012, he is also MCT and lectures customers as well as public community in seminars all over the Russia. Since 2006, he works for one on the most efficient and competitive IT companies in Russia that deals with implementation of ERP systems and business consulting. Awara IT is a part of Awara Group, a well-established consultancy holding that provides a variety of services to foreign companies in Russia. In IT it supports international companies that develop their business in Russia, sharing unique knowledge. They are especially good in automation of fin administration processes, compliance with local Russian accounting and taxation, automation of management reports based on IFRS and GAAP principles. Awara IT is Gold Microsoft partner for Business Applications. It is Microsoft Country Partner of the Year 2019 in Russia, as well as Dynamics 365 Business Central, Power BI and Teamwork Partner of the Year. It is working on the edge of technologies, providing its customers the best innovative solutions. Implementations on Dynamics NAV 2018 and Business Central in Russia, Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations, plenty of Power Platform and Azure solutions. Complex BI solutions, a lot with Microsoft Power BI. Database performance issues and SQL optimization. Awara IT is also 1C partner in Russia, and uses benefits of offering customers the best options from both vendors. Alexander is networking with foreign partners who might need local support of their customers when they expand to Russian market, and he is a reliable local partner in Russia for many partners already. If you would need an assistance in understanding Russian market and its specifics, please feel free to contact him. Awara IT has offices in Spain, Germany, Finland, US, Kazakhstan and continue expansion. Specialties: Microsoft Azure, Dynamics 365, Russian Accounting, Taxation and Audit, IFRS ERP systems: #MSDyn365BC, #MSDyn365FO, 1C, SAP

Alexander Lipkin

Microsoft Russia, Customer Success Leader

I'm leading the Customer Success Unit @ Microsoft Russia. Our mission is helping customers to innovate, expand, and realize real business value from their investment in Microsoft. We are doing it through the delivering connected customer experience from technical sales and cloud projects delivery to cloud baseline management and technical support for Microsoft products & cloud services. I have a rich and diverse experience of the development and driving the Microsoft Cloud business at the Enterprise market by a leading a team of the Azure Solution Sales Specialists and Cloud Solution Architects in a close partnership with Sales, Marketing, Support teams and engineering groups at Microsoft HQ.

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