Microsoft Corporation National Technology Officer in Dublin, Ireland

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National Technology Officer

The mission of the National Technology Officer (NTO) and the global NTO community is to help our Public Sector customers address their challenges, fully realize their opportunities, and pursue their national priorities. The NTO is responsible for positioning Microsoft as the trusted technology company of choice and ensuring a favorable sales and policy environment for our Public Sector services. The NTO helps differentiate Microsoft with trust, technology vision, strategic alignment, business model, business practices, and policy approaches. Ultimately the NTO is responsible for helping Public Sector customers lead the way in terms of digital transformation and cloud adoption, and for driving business development opportunities and expanding addressable markets. This includes unblocking markets, incubating new solutions to create markets, and helping drive cloud adoption and consumption.

The NTO role is a highly collaborative position, with a responsibility for working with many other roles and groups within Microsoft Ireland and globally, such as our overall Leadership Team in Microsoft Ireland along with key experts in security, legal, products, etc. to achieve the desired outcomes for the markets and countries in which Microsoft operates.

The NTO will develop, in conjunction with these groups, an engagement strategy that addresses current and emergent technology policy issues that impact Microsoft’s business model and capacity to grow. Through this engagement strategy, the NTO will assist in extending and defending Microsoft’s addressable market, and ensure that our subsidiary's short, medium and long term growth prospects can be realized. By addressing both current and emerging technology policy issues and informing government policy we can mitigate the risk of government action that restricts the pace of change demanded by our customers in local markets and around the world.

As the NTO you will be responsible for aligning with Public Sector customers to understand and address their needs, and driving internal and external transformation as the company and customers transition to the cloud. You will also work alongside the MS Ireland Public Sector Lead and Managing Director to influence National/ Regional Government, support policy making and deliver an enabling environment for technology adoption based on the opportunities that provides for our customers, e.g. in realising the future educational environment in Ireland.

Some Of The Things You Will Be Doing:

Unblock markets, incubate scenarios and create markets to drive cloud adoption and consumption:

•Remove customer engagement blockers, expand addressable markets, and drive Public Sector business development for our cloud offerings by incubating and driving strategic lighthouse wins with a focus on medium to longer term and cloud services.

•Differentiate Microsoft with trust, technology, business model, business practices and policy, and seek new opportunities to differentiate.

•Support and enable key Public Sector deals, incubate new scenarios, and drive the digital transformation to enable cloud adoption and consumption

•Develop a technology strategy and government official engagement plan that addresses existing and emergent technology policy issues to ensure a favorable sales and policy environment

Earn Trust and Differentiate with Trust. Position Microsoft as the Partner of Choice for Public Sector

•Champion Microsoft‘s trust portfolio, technology vision, strategy, and capabilities and the positive impact these have on citizens, society, and the business of government.

•Drive customer digital transformation by helping Public Sector customers leverage cloud services and new cloud solutions to achieve their national priorities.

•External outreach and engagement, and trusted advisor relationships with technology thought leaders, policy elites, leading academics, and government decision makers.

Drive internal readiness and transformation, share your knowledge and experiences:

•Drive internal transformation by improve the effectiveness of Microsoft Ireland teams, transferring knowledge, skills, and messaging to technical and sales staff, especially pertaining to the cloud and technology policy issues.

•Advocate for the needs of our Public Sector customers to the senior leadership team and engineering groups. Influence our strategy and platform decisions to ensure widest market adoption and avoidance of negative policy impacts.

•Serve as the point of escalation on critical technical and technology policy issues, and proactively representing customer requirements in product feedback and planning processes.

It’s your chance to

•Become immersed in a global organization that offers plenty of opprtunities to grow.

•Enjoy access to refreshingly innovative technology.

•Have the entire Microsoft network at your fingertips.

•Get out of the office and alongside your clients, whilst building strong connections with internal teams too.

•Collaborate with colleagues & peers across a worldwide organization.

•Benefit from the mobile technology which will allow you to work flexibly and have a good work/life balance.

If you can bring

Professional Experience and Qualifications:

•10+ years of experience as CIO, senior technologist, or senior government official experienced in working with the Public Sector or regulated industries such as financial services, health, or education. Experience as proven C-level or VP-level executive experienced in driving transformation, challenging industry leaders, and driving results.

•Recognized technology visionary, IT industry sales executive or technology policy professional with a strong technical background in cloud services and extensive experience with privacy, security, compliance and technology policy issues.

•Experienced and credible storyteller and communicator who can simplify technology and policy issues and lead conversations with high-level company executives and government officials. Demonstrated ability to deliver vision and strategy with collaboration and ground-level execution and sound business judgment.

•Experienced on national issues and global environment, and sensitive to different government sentiments towards U.S. technology providers. Deep technical knowledge and deep knowledge of business scenarios, pivoted by industry, size of company, and degree of security maturity.

•Strategic thinking including ability to analyze industry trends and competitive landscape.

•Strong collaborator and influencer who can motivate and lead by influencing.

Top Attributes and Characteristics:

•Passion for intersection of technology, policy, and business, and the impact on society.

•Motivated and proven change agent who can help drive internal and xternal transformations.

•Thought leader willing to drive change, take smart risks, and open to new ideas and ways of thinking.

•Highly self-motivated with a drive, initiative and capacity for hard work. Growth mindset and life-long learner.

•Genuine, trustworthy, self-aware, mature, empathetic and excellent listener who can quickly understand and align with customer needs, mobilize to address them, and drive business results.

•Ability to rapidly gain/build trust and confidence of potential customers and partners. Highest ethical standards with a deep commitment to customer, partners and employees.

•Strong business acumen, ability to identify and create novel polic and business opportunities.

•Thoughtful executive with ability to adapt in a fast-paced and rapidly changing environment.

•Polished, self-aware, articulate corporate diplomat who can effectively represent company externally.

•Intelligent, confident in capabilities, and able to thrive in a competitive environment with other highly motivated, intelligent professionals, including a willingness and ability to challenge other leaders and accept and encourage challenge from others.

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