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Global Knowledge appoints Thomas Lee as Chief Architect

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Global Knowledge, the world's largest independent IT Training company, today announced the appointment of Thomas Lee, as Chief Architect.

Thomas Lee
Thomas Lee 

The position has been created specifically to reflect the increasing importance of the Microsoft market to Global Knowledge and the growth the company has already achieved in EMEA. In his new role, Lee will be responsible for the development and delivery of leading edge training programmes on Microsoft technologies, identifying future market trends, and recommending new products. Lee will also be working with Global Knowledge's European operations to develop and grow their overall Microsoft capabilities.

"I am delighted to have someone with the breadth of skills that Thomas brings to the role and our company. With his experience and know-how we will continue to enhance our position as the leading IT Training company in EMEA." We and Microsoft are delighted that with Thomas's appointment and our planned, future investments we are on track to exceed our joint business plan: Says Richard Pryor-Jones, President EMEA, Global Knowledge.

Lee has over 20 years of experience of the technical training environment, is a published author and co-author of several TCP/IP books, and has been a Microsoft Most Valued Professional (MVP) continuously since 1995. He also writes regular columns for both PC Pro and Server Management Magazine.

Before joining Global Knowledge, Lee was Microsoft Chief Architect at QA training, and prior to this Senior Partner at PS Partnership. As Senior Partner, Lee was active in designing, developing and delivering a variety of technical training courses as well as performing various consultancy assignments.

In addition to his responsibilities for Global Knowledge, Lee participates in a number of Microsoft advisory and accreditation boards, including the Microsoft Certified Learning Consultant Review Board.

"Thomas is an exceptional technical community leader and has been an outstanding Microsoft Most Valued Professional for 12 years. His dedication and focus on Microsoft technologies has been a great benefit to not only Microsoft but to technology users worldwide." Says Sean O'Driscoll, Microsoft General Manager CSS Community and MVP.

Commenting on his new role, Lee says "I am super excited about becoming part of the Global Knowledge team. Global Knowledge is a dynamic company and the European market offers considerable opportunities. My aim is to position Global Knowledge as the leader in innovative Microsoft training solutions across Europe."

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