Lawrence is the Breadth and Community Engagement Manager at Microsoft 4Afrika where he specializes in developing, nurturing and growing technical talent across the African continent. He manages Microsoft’s engagement with African technical communities, startups and developers and is responsible for their growth and success.
This role is aligned with Microsoft 4Afrika’s goal to deliver affordable access to the internet, develop a skilled workforce and invest in local technology solutions. To achieve this, Lawrence works with Innovation Partners, Hubs and technical communities to deepen existing relationships and come up with new strategies to enable technical growth across the board.
Prior to this role, Lawrence worked as a Technical Evangelist in Microsoft 4Afrika. His role was to empower and inspire Independent Software Vendors, and developers with tools and technologies that allow them to unlock new and unique opportunities across cloud technologies and build scalable solutions.
Lawrence has held multiple customer and partner-facing roles at Microsoft. From an Office365 Solution Sales Professional to a Partner Technology Strategist to a Technology Solutions Professional for Dynamics 365.