Where to next for Microsoft? A conversation with Vanessa Sorenson

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"Everything and everyone connected" - Vanessa Sorenson on the future of NZ’s tech industry, as she steps up to Managing Director role

Last weekVanessa Sorenson stepped into the new role as Managing Director of Microsoft New Zealand. Bringing more than 20 years management experience in the New Zealand corporate world and building on her most recent role as Microsoft New Zealand’s Enterprise Director, Vanessa brings a wealth of experience centering on carving out winning business relationships. Vanessa’s the first to get excited about why her aspirations with Microsoft reach far beyond just “tech” – toward the Microsoft mission to empower every person and organisation on the planet to achieve more. I met with Vanessa at Gorilla Technology studios in Auckland’s K’Rd district to ask the question that’s on everyone’s mind: Where to next for Microsoft?

Watch the video above or listen to the podcast below on Anchor to find out.

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Umbrellar's Digital Journalist, coming from a background in tech reporting and research. Cat's inspired by the epic potential of tech and helping kiwi innovators share their success stories.


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