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Thessaloniki Azure Open Day 2018 | A day dedicated to Cloud!

03/04/2018 | News

Microsoft Hellas and joined forces to organize a day dedicated to cloud, technology and innovation. The first interactive Azure Open Day took place at the Thessaloniki Concert Hall on Tuesday 27/3/2018 and attracted the interest of more than 120 industry professionals.
Experienced executives, both from and Microsoft, were available throughout the day to answer questions, run live Azure workshops and advise anyone thinking of transferring data or infrastructure to the Cloud.

At the top of the agenda was the new Azure Pack Data Center and the new GDPR solutions for IT resellers. Among the subjects discussed were also an interesting case study on Azure functions use, a real Azure use scenario from an ISV and useful tips for young entrepreneurs starting their own start-ups. Detailed agenda:

Throughout the workshop, participants were able to submit their questions online through an interactive platform. Users could submit their queries, vote for their favourite questions and see the answers live using their smartphones. Questions and answers are available in using the hashtag #AzureOpenDay.

At the end of the event, the user who posted the question that received the most votes won a virtual reality gadget! The gift was awarded in the closing ceremony, after the speech of the CEO, Vasileios Zografos, who spoke about the cloud opportunity and the “unbreakable” cloud.

After the event, a reception was held where the attendees had the opportunity to relax and network, enjoying the amazing view of the Thermaikos bay. CIOs, IT admins, Developers and CEOs enjoyed cold beer and discussed in a friendly atmosphere about the initiative by, a workshop that showed the dynamics of the IT sector in Northern Greece.

The extraordinary audience attendance and response to the overall initiative showed once again that young people are embracing new technologies and that there is space for even more knowledge-sharing events that provide information and support for entrepreneurship development in Greece.

In the context of the ongoing effort to inform and educate young people, regularly provides free, online seminars for IT professionals:
The event was powered by Microsoft and supported by Oktabit,,, .net Thessaloniki and youthnest.

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