Kick off time @ MTI Germany

I have just returned from a great weekend with MTI Germany, which brought together over 50 colleagues for fun, football and focus.

MTI Germany

MTI Germany

Table football was the main attraction on Friday evening and comprised of 10 teams taking part in the league, with lots of conversations and laughter, well into the early hours of Saturday morning.

Kick-off time

Kick-off time

No Spinning

No spinning!

The winning team from the football was Thomas B, Gerald K, Stefan F & Andreas M as team “I”. The runners up were team “A” led by Jürgen P. They had a golden goal “grudge” rematch on Saturday morning and Thomas B and his team won again. Absolutely without fail, everybody thoroughly enjoyed themselves.

Prize giving

Prize giving

I opened the session on Saturday morning with the main message that MTI is a great company, and MTI Germany is a great team. We talked about teamwork, problem-solving, seizing opportunities and enabling each other to succeed. We took loads of actions. Executive sponsors committed to supporting those who are driving change, and, I believe, we all left with a stronger sense of purpose.

KC presenting on  the power of teamwork

KC presenting on the power of teamwork

So thank you to MTI Germany. I had an excellent time with you all. I know that together we will go on to achieve great things.

Moving from .Now to .Next

As many of you will know, I have been talking for a while now about evolving our business to ensure we can help our clients to meet the challenges of the future head-on. Or, as I like to say – moving the world from .Now to .Next.

But what does that mean? For me, it is really about understating the challenges that living in a .Now digital world presents, and then assisting our clients – current and future – move seamlessly into the .Next world of the future. MTI helps its organisations evolve from relying on traditional IT silos (and the inefficiencies and cost burdens this represents!) to a world focussed on agility and performance. MTI’s mission is to stay ahead of emerging technology such as software-defined applications, infrastructure, and data centers.

With this in mind, I am delighted to announce that MTI has earned recognition for its forward-thinking approach.  MTI has been named ‘High Growth Partner in Flash’ at EMC’s ‘Partner Redefined Event’ earlier this week. Our very own Simon Walters, Director of Managed Services was on hand to collect the award on behalf of UK Sales Director for Managed Services & Datacentre, Craig Russell. By all accounts, Simon enjoyed receiving the award in the plush surroundings of the BAFTA Studios in London. I am sure Craig would want me to emphasise that this award is recognition of the work that everyone at MTI has been doing recently.

The BAFTA Academy

The BAFTA Academy, the location for EMC’s “Partner Redefined” Event


Simon Walters of MTI steps in for Craig Russell and collects the award on from EMC, naming MTI as “High Growth Partner in Flash.”

Simon Walters , representing Craig Russell and MTI

Simon Walters, representing Craig Russell and MTI

This award is another feather in our cap and validates our approach where we are continuing to invest in cloud, big data, mobile, and security for the .Next world. The award also comes on the back of our recent achievement in becoming the first partner certified to deliver end-to-end services for EMC’s all-flash-array solution, XtremIO.

As you can see, it’s been a busy couple of months at MTI. It’s always nice to get awards for our efforts and everyone at MTI should be extremely proud of everything we have achieved over the last few months.

I know that our focus on helping our clients move into the .Next world is going to ensure we stay ahead of the game and we’ll continue to win accolades or our industry-leading work. We might even need to start working on a few more BAFTA-esque award acceptance speeches!