From his management roles at AvePoint since 2008, Garth has advised some of Microsoft’s biggest customers worldwide on strategic implementation of social enterprise and collaborative platforms such as Microsoft SharePoint._x000D_ _x000D_ Since joining AvePoint in 2008, Garth has helped many Australian and international CIOs – including Fortune 500 and public sector organisations – realise their visions of a truly social and collaborative enterprise with forward-thinking investments in people, processes and technologies. Working often in partnership with Microsoft and many of AvePoint’s top partners around the world, Garth has proven expertise in helping CIOs align social enterprise and collaborative platforms such as Microsoft SharePoint with business whilst balancing and balance collaboration with compliance and controls._x000D_ _x000D_ In his current role, Garth oversees AvePoint’s business strategies, Microsoft alliances and channel partners across Australasia, Africa and California. Garth also heads up AvePoint’s global OEM relationship with NetApp’s Snap Manager for SharePoint product set._x000D_ _x000D_ Prior to joining AvePoint, Garth had more than a decade of experience across consulting, implementation, development and SQL programming with the likes of Microsoft and Siemens Business Services, and held MSCE and MCP certifications._x000D_