IT Academy Summit Announced

After an eventful summer, which saw events such as 15 year old Rebecca Rickwood from the UK pulling off a significant shock at the 2011 Worldwide Competition on Microsoft Office by being crowned 'World Champion in Microsoft Excel', Microsoft's IT Academy programme continues on its quest to add value for both students and academies across the sector.

The achievements seen by the likes of Rebecca could only be made possible by hours of hard work from students and the support and facilities of the IT Academy, itself.


To help equip IT Academies, both existing and prospective, with the information they need to continue developing the Rebecca Richwood's of the future we are hosting another of our popular IT Academy Summit's.

Hosted at Microsoft's UK Headquarters at Thames Valley Park Campus on Wednesday 19th October from 9am, the IT Academy Summit brings together speakers from Microsoft, industry and the academic community to cover a full range of topics to help those involved get the most from their IT Academy memberships.

With keynotes from Karen Price (CEO at E-Skills) and Stephen Uden (Head of Skills and Economic Affairs at Microsoft UK) the sessions and discussions will include;

  • How will the shift towards Cloud technologies change the skills that the IT Industry will demand?
  • Updates on new IT Academy benefits including free certification vouchers
  • Discover new technology releases and how they can help you, including Windows Phone and Kinect

Additionally, there will also be opportunities for networking with other academies, Microsoft employees and our education partners.

Spaces for the Summit are limited. If you would like to attend or learn more about the event itself, please do not hesitate to contact Marc Barfoot at for more information.

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