2 January 2016
SumProduct is pleased to announce that our MD, Liam Bastick, has been re-awarded Microsoft’s Most Valuable Professional (MVP) award for Excel for 2016. This award recognises exceptional technical community leaders from around the world who voluntarily share their high quality, real world expertise with others. Microsoft MVPs are a highly select group of experts representing technology's best and brightest who share a deep commitment to community and a willingness to help others.
Worldwide, there are over 100 million participants in technical communities; of these participants, there are fewer than 4,000 active Microsoft MVPs. In Excel, c.120 people have received this award.
Microsoft’s MVP Award evaluates technical expertise and voluntary community contributions for the past year, considering the quality, quantity and level of impact of contributions. It’s a difficult award to attain and just as difficult to retain. This is Liam’s fifth consecutive award.
Now part of the Microsoft Partner Network and with intended involvement in this year's Excel Summit South, the Amsterdam Summit, the Data Insights Summit and the MVP Summit, as well as the usual presentations / talks / training throughout Europe, US and Asia on our own, with various accounting institutes and other training partners, it's going to be another busy year for SumProduct - and we hope to justify Microsoft's continued faith in us.