Mike Gillis, Managing Vice President, Global Microsoft Relationship for Hitachi Consulting Corporation was honored as the initial inductee into the Microsoft Dynamics Partner Advisory Council Hall of Fame, which recognizes an individual's outstanding contributions to the Microsoft Dynamics partner channel.
Microsoft executives David Smith, General Manager of the Microsoft Dynamics U.S. Partner Team, Hal Howard, General Manager for ERP and Retail Systems, and Eddie Marshall, Dynamics Regional General Manager, surprised Gillis with the Eagle Award trophy at a special dinner during the 2009 Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference in New Orleans.
Smith, who is also leader of the Microsoft Dynamics Partner Advisory Council, said Microsoft is incredibly grateful for the dedication shown by Gillis. "Mike has been a tireless advocate and evangelist for Microsoft Dynamics solutions and partners, significantly helping with the progression of the Microsoft Dynamics initiative. Mike's contributions have helped the entire partner channel evolve and grow."
"Mike has lengthy and incredibly valuable Microsoft Dynamics experience that he's brought to Hitachi Consulting and we're glad to see him receive such impressive recognition for his years of contributions," said Phil Parr, President and CEO of Hitachi Consulting. "The impact his work with Dynamics has had on the marketplace has given our firm tremendous growth opportunities and allowed us to make strategically strong changes to our Microsoft Practice. We congratulate Mike."
Gillis' Eagle Award rounds out a record-setting year for Hitachi Consulting's Microsoft Dynamics Practice. Under his leadership, Hitachi Consulting received the 2009 Microsoft Dynamics AX Partner of the Year award, while Hitachi Consulting customers took home three of the top 11 worldwide customer awards handed out at Microsoft Convergence earlier this year.
In his years of work on Microsoft Dynamics AX engagements, Gillis has participated on numerous Microsoft boards and councils, including the Microsoft Dynamics Industry Solutions Program, the Microsoft Convergence council and multiple product-launch boards.
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Hitachi Consulting's client base includes 25 percent of the Global 100 as well as many leading mid-market companies. We offer a client-focused, collaborative approach and transfer knowledge throughout each engagement.
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Hitachi, Ltd., (NYSE: HIT / TSE: 6501), headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, is a leading global electronics company with approximately 400,000 employees worldwide. Fiscal 2008 (ended March 31, 2009) consolidated revenues totaled 10,000 billion yen ($102.0 billion). The company offers a wide range of systems, products and services in market sectors including information systems, electronic devices, power and industrial systems, consumer products, materials, logistics and financial services. For more information on Hitachi, please visit the company's website at http://www.hitachi.com.