34-year-old IT Professional makes history; becomes 1st Ghanaian to win Microsoft MVP award

34-year-old IT Professional makes history; becomes 1st Ghanaian to win Microsoft MVP award

- Abou Conde, a Ghana-based IT professional has received the 2020-2021 Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) award

- The 34-year-old IT professional won the award for his extraordinary technical community leadership on the Microsoft Azure cloud computing platform in Ghana

- American multinational technology company, Microsoft, gave Abou Conde the award in recognition of his contribution

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A Ghana-based Information Technology (IT) professional, Abou Conde, has clinched the 2020-2021 Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) award.

According to graphic.com.gh, American multinational technology company, Microsoft, gave the award in acknowledgment of his distinguished technical community leadership on the Microsoft Azure cloud computing platform in Ghana.

Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Micosoft, Satya Nadella, noted that the company recognises and values Conde’s contributions and commitment to technical communities worldwide.

"By sharing your real-world expertise and technical skills, you demonstrated outstanding technical community leadership. Thank you," Satya Nadella said.

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By this achievement, Conde, 34, becomes the first Ghana-based Microsoft MVP and joins a select group of only 32 MVPs in all of Africa.

Conde revealed that he won the award by dedicating himself to providing online support about Microsoft to persons in Ghana and his activities over the past one-year and finally earned the attention of a 10-year Microsoft MVP who nominated him for the award.

34-year-old IT Professional makes history; becomes 1st Ghanaian to win Microsoft MVP award

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The 34-year-old Ghanaian said he noticed that in Ghana, people are not into Microsoft cloud computing while he was providing online support to people in other countries.

He then decided to create a tech community called Microsoft User Group Ghana, The Place which supports and organises events in Ghana.

''IT veteran Microsoft Regional Director and MVP, Patrick Guimonet noticed my activities and nominated me for the award.

Microsoft Community Program Manager, Martine Thiphaine later contacted me for more information about my activities and 2 months later I received the award,'' Abou Conde said.

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