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Cloud Business to Expand / Microsoft Manager Kai Göttmann to Move to All for One Steeb AG

Kai Göttmann, Microsoft Senior Director Partner Sales to augment the All for One Steeb AG management team / Will come on board effective 1 October 2015 / Forging ahead with Microsoft Azure cloud computing and SAP HANA real-time platforms / Digital transformation taking shape in the midmarket Segment

Filderstadt, 07 July 2015 – All for One Steeb AG is increasingly seen as a source of inspiration and momentum when it comes to shaping the digital transformation in the midmarket segment. This is why the Number 1 in the German-language SAP market is further expanding its cloud business. Because the Microsoft cloud computing portfolio like Azure is gaining strategic importance in conjunction with the real-time application platform SAP HANA, the newly created position within All for One Steeb AG’s management team having overall responsibility for the cloud business will be occupied by someone from the Microsoft ecosystem. Consequently, Kai Göttmann (48) will be moving from Microsoft Deutschland GmbH to All for One Steeb AG.

Göttmann came to Microsoft Germany in 2005 following 10 years of different management positions at ORACLE and is considered one of the key architects of Microsoft’s partner and cloud business. As the Sales Director SME & Partners, Göttmann initially had executive oversight over the whole of Microsoft’s sales regarding all co-selling channels. It was during his tenure as the Director of the Server, Tools & Cloud Business division, that such new products as the SQL Server 2012, System Center 2012, Windows Server 2012 and the advanced Azure cloud platform were launched. As Senior Director Partner Sales, Göttmann is currently responsible for the Microsoft co-selling channels with a strong focus on mid-sized enterprises.

»Leaving Microsoft after 10 exciting and successful years of work is not an easy thing for me to do. One thing I particularly enjoyed as part of my responsibility for Microsoft’s partner business however was the remarkable performance of All for One Steeb. For me personally I’m looking forward to the very special challenge and pleasure of working together with my new colleagues to strengthen the partnership with Microsoft and SAP and also to expedite All for One Steeb’s managed private and public cloud services business«, says Göttmann. »Kai and his network will give our team the boost to form the most powerful and efficient cloud services provider for the midmarket segment in countries where German is spoken«, observed a very pleased All for One Steeb CEO Lars Landwehrkamp.

Göttmann will assume his new position within the All for One Steeb AG management team on 1 October 2015.