The Record

The best of enterprise technology on the Microsoft Platform

Summer 2016

The Record Magazine

Acting Editor: Lindsay James
Publication manager: Andy Clayton-Smith

In this first issue of The Record, we continue our long tradition of speaking to the most highly regarded experts within Microsoft and its partner network. Don’t miss our cover story, where we hear from Rocky Blanton, Microsoft’s recently appointed corporate vice president for the worldwide enterprise and partner group, to find out how the cloud is helping enterprises the world over to embrace digital transformation.

In our financial services section you can discover the importance of mobility in today’s banking environment in a special feature led by Microsoft’s Marcelo Marquez de la Garza. In the manufacturing section you can find out why many of today’s leading automakers are choosing Microsoft to fulfil their connected car vision. And in the retail and hospitality section you can hear how Microsoft is at the heart of strategies to connect the modern customer journey.

Meanwhile, in the communications and media section, hear from Microsoft’s Rikke Helms on how today’s telcos can transform themselves into nimble, technologically- advanced businesses. And in the public sector section find out about the rise of the smart city.

Plus, there are news articles, viewpoints, case studies, interviews and much more.

We hope you enjoy the magazine and welcome your feedback.

Magazine highlights


Enabling the connected car

Microsoft’s Sanjay Ravi and Rohit Bhargava discuss the future of automotive

Finding efficiencies in product design and engineering

Aaron Frankle and Jan Larsson from Siemens PLM Software tell us more

Transforming customer relationships

Microsoft’s Colin Masson highlights the need for a complete view of the customer

Streamlining the clinical supply chain

Massimo Crudeli from AX for Pharma on integrated ERP


Supporting telco transformation

Rikke Helms on Microsoft’s strategy

Staying up to date

How the cloud helps journalists by Simon Andrewes from

Partnering for growth

Steve Haworth from Telewareexplains how telcos can succeed

The challenges of the mobile revolution

How to avoid security threats, by Dell Security’s Florian Malecki

Stronger together

How HPE and Microsoft have joined forces to help their customers embrace digital transformation

Transforming meetings with digital

Alister Esam from eShare outlines the future of meetings

Reinventing productivity with Project ‘Madeira’

Jon Seddon from Outsourcery explains

Embracing Skype for Business

Outsourcery is helping Keoghs to become more efficient


The next step in Microsoft’s mobile and cloud strategy, plus the latest news from across the Microsoft partner network


Understanding the role of technology

According to Microsoft’s Kathryn Willson

Securing public data

Microsoft’s Jennifer Byrne on the benefits of digital information

Creating a smart city foundation

Russ Vanos from Itron outlines a roadmap for success

Powerful productivity

How Outsourcery is helping London Business School

Personalising citizen services

East Hampshire District Council is benefitting from Optevia solutions


Guaranteeing the perfect guest experience

Mark Voermans on IreckonU helping hospitality providers

The modern travel experience

Microsoft’s Greg Jones on the connected traveller

Innovating the friction out of retail

Vic Miles outlines Microsoft’s strategy to help retailers

Becoming an insight-driven organisation

According to Microsoft’s Luke Shave and Karen Garrette


The future of risk modelling

Microsoft’s Johnathan Silverman on risk modelling in insurance

Empowering the world

Peter Haslebacher explains how FIS is helping insurers

Providing flexible solutions for insurers

Joel Fox and Stephen Hollands from Willis Towers Watson explain

Cloud solutions for risk modellers

Pat Renzi explains Milliman’s approach

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