Logicalis appoints Mick McNeil Vice President for Business Development as Microsoft & Logicalis build Mutual Strategic Partnership

London, 29th September 2020Logicalis, an international IT solutions and managed services provider, today announces the appointment of Mick McNeil to the position of Group VP for Business Development, a role created to lead the evolution of Logicalis’ Digital Transformation business leveraging Microsoft’s technologies. This appointment comes as both Logicalis and Microsoft commit to a global strategic alliance that brings their teams together to innovate with industry-leading solutions and services – jointly delivering on the promise to support customers with tangible business outcomes as they transform their businesses. 

McNeil, who is relocating from Microsoft’s headquarters in Seattle to Europe, held several global roles within Microsoft’s commercial partner organisation, most recently leading the incubation of strategic partnerships across the America, Asia & the UK. In that role, McNeil was instrumental in helping Microsoft's global partners transform their operating models to succeed in a cloud-first world. 

In the form of a global strategic partnership, this renewed joint commitment builds upon Logicalis being one of only 65 global firms out of 60,000 cloud partners to achieve Microsoft Azure Expert MSP status worldwide. Through this elevated partnership status and Mick’s appointment, Logicalis can further accelerate the development of its highly innovative, leading-edge solutions and services embedded with Microsoft technology for its 10,000 global customers.

“Adoption of cloud technologies to empower employees, engage customers, optimize operations, and transform products is at the forefront of every CEO’s mind today. As I look across the globe at Logicalis capabilities in cloud infrastructure, advanced analytics, IoT, business process automation, and remote work/collaboration – my focus will be to bring these capabilities to deliver impact for every customer in every region, with Microsoft industry-leading technology platforms at the centre. I could not be more excited to work with our global team of 6,500+ professionals as we accelerate customers’ transformation journey to innovate and adapt in a cloud-first world,” says McNeil.

Robert Bailkoski, Logicalis CEO, concludes, “As we welcome Mick McNeil to Logicalis, we note that this strategic partnership with Microsoft provides our customers with the opportunity to work with the combined benefits of Microsoft and Logicalis together. We are proud to be part of this elite group of global Microsoft accredited Azure Expert Managed Service Providers as we continue to deliver the best business outcomes for our global customers.”

To learn more about how Logicalis is working with Microsoft to empower customers to leverage the latest technologies to meet organisational needs, contact us here

About Logicalis
Logicalis is an international solutions provider of digital services currently accelerating the digital transformation of its 10,000 customers around the world.

Through a globally connected network of specialist hubs, sector-leading experts (in education, financial services, government, healthcare, manufacturing, professional services, retail and telecommunications) and strategic partnerships (including Cisco, Microsoft, HPE, IBM, NetApp, Oracle, ServiceNow and VMware), Logicalis has more than 6,500 employees focused on understanding customer priorities and enhancing their experience.

As Architects of ChangeTM, Logicalis’ focus is to design, support, and execute customers’ digital transformation by bringing together their vision with its technological expertise and industry insights. The company, through its deep knowledge in key IT industry drivers such as Security, Cloud, Data Management and IoT, can address customer priorities such as revenue and business growth, operational efficiency, innovation, risk and compliance, data governance and sustainability.

The Logicalis Group has annualised revenues of $1.7 billion, from operations in Europe, North America, Latin America, Asia Pacific, and Africa. It is a division of Datatec Limited, listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange, which has revenues of over $4.3 billion