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Sanjay Patel

Sanjay leads Microsoft’s solutions business in South East Asia & Emerging Markets to enable the Digital Transformation for commercial and government customers. This involves driving the  strategic products – Azure, Office 365, Secure Productive Enterprise, Skype for Business and Project Cloud. Sanjay has over 23yrs of experience in IT in various leadership, business development and consultancy functions. He has spent the last 8yrs developing Microsoft’s Cloud business in EMEA and Asia which has been Microsoft’s fastest growing segment ever. In London he led the Europe, Middle East & Africa sales team with responsibility for the Office 365 business helping to build that business to $1bn. He led Microsoft efforts to successfully build a model that supports financial regulators and  financial institutions to move to public Cloud across many countries.


Sanjay set up the Office365 business in Asia in 2009 whilst working at Microsoft headquarters in Redmond, Washington, USA. Previously he managed the Global Strategic Alliance with Nortel which Microsoft created in the Communications arena and was responsible for the Go to Market across 30 countries.


Before that, he led the Real Time  Communications business in EMEA and UK for the Finance, Telco and Media sectors. Before moving into Unified Communications, he worked as Account Executive in the Microsoft Communications Sector with key fixed and wireless operators – Vodafone, BT, Orange.


Sanjay has also held roles with start up search engine Ask Jeeves and spent 8 years at IBM in a variety of roles in their UK & EMEA Banking & Financial Services group focussed on Retail Banking and e-business banking solutions.


He holds a Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts degree in Theoretical Physics from Trinity College, Cambridge University, UK and lives with his wife and 2 children in Singapore..

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Sanjay Patel

Sales Director, South East Asia WW Enterprise & Partner Group

Microsoft Corporation