Mauritius hosts Microsoft Cloud Society Training Camp

Mauritius hosts Microsoft Cloud Society Training Camp

As technology becomes more diverse every day, our experts in the field must be trained accordingly to better serve the company. It is with this in mind that the Microsoft Cloud Society started a training session on Thursday, May 10 at the Shangri-La’s Le Touessrok Hotel in Trou d’Eau Douce.



New technologies are driving the world’s companies and growing the economy at the same time. A lot of professions are emerging around them and many people want to make a career out of it.

For those already working in the sector, Microsoft Cloud Society has initiated a training camp on Thursday at the Shangri-La’s Le Touessrok hotel, in Trou d’Eau Douce. The program draws on the passionate and influential experts in the Middle East and Africa to help any individual or organization in the region develop world-class expertise in the field of Cloud Computing. This gives IT experts the opportunity to gain hands-on experience with disruptive technologies.


“This is the perfect time for Mauritius to host such a conference. It is an opportunity for the country as Mauritius is positioning itself as an ICT hub for Africa and the region through several initiatives. Events such as the one organised by Microsoft today enable participants to become thinkers and above all agents of change in their own countries. It is for this reason that I encourage Microsoft to make this conference a recurring event in Mauritius, in order to foster knowledge sharing and take advantage of the country’s infrastructure for the Cloud. Moreover, as of next year, two new submarine cables will connect our island to the world which will allow us to be better positioned to host data centers or Disaster Recovery Centers accessible through the cloud,” said Yogida Sawmynaden, Minister of Technology, Communication and Innovation, during her speech at the opening ceremony of the training camp.


Maurice accueille le camp de Formation de Microsoft Cloud Society


Participants in this boot camp will have access to a wide range of resources to help them in their quest to master cloud computing. This training will enable them to shape the next generation of technological innovation.

Namely, the Microsoft Cloud Society program, launched in May 2017, aims to boost cloud computing, digital skills and technical abilities in the region. A program that also wants to create communities that can guide the next generation of cloud systems and solutions.


“Our mission at Microsoft is to help every person and every organization develop their skills to be more successful. Our investment in youth and experts like those gathered here today encourages us in our commitment to support the region’s digital transformation while staying in line with our strategy to foster a cloud-driven world,” said Marc Israel, head of cloud and enterprise for Microsoft Sub-Saharan Africa.


Maurice accueille le camp de Formation de Microsoft Cloud Society


This year’s Cloud Society Camp brought together more than 30 experts from countries including South Africa, United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Israel, Maghreb, Mediterranean, Parkistan, Central and Sub-Saharan Africa. The goal is to facilitate training and increase employment opportunities in a number of sectors, while helping local people develop marketable skills to prepare them for the digital jobs of the future.

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