Microsoft Business Mentoring Programme
Overview of the initiative
A business mentoring programme (phase 2) was established in October 2017 between 12 Senior Executives from Microsoft Ireland and 12 Enterprise Ireland and Local Enterprise Office client companies. The Microsoft mentors have considerable senior level international expertise in business operations (e.g. supply chain, project management), software engineering (e.g. applications and services, cloud PaaS / IaaS, online properties and apps), and strategic business planning and finance (tax, business planning/strategy, leadership, import/export trade finance, software asset management, licensing compliance) and voluntarily shared their advice and guidance with the client companies. Mentors undertook between 4 and 6 meetings with their CEO and senior team’s clients, over an eight-month period. The programme has been a huge success with positive feedback from clients, who have found the programme extremely beneficial. Testimonials from mentee companies are below:
A survey was undertaken to gather the views of the mentee companies* participating in the Microsoft business metoring programme. Results from the survey are below.