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Tech Strategist Jain Takes Azure Specialist Role

With more than 20 years in the technology industry, including the last three with Microsoft, Aparna Jain says she’s excited about her new position, in which she’ll work with California state and local governments.

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Aparna Jain has been named the Azure sales specialist for Microsoft in the State and Local Government group serving the state of California.

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Aparna Jain
Jain, an El Dorado Hills resident, joined Microsoft three years ago as a technology strategist, working with state government agencies using Microsoft technologies. In her new role, Jain will focus exclusively on Microsoft Azure cloud, helping customers adopt cloud computing technologies to drive business outcomes and transformation.

Before joining Microsoft, Jain had spent 20 years in various lead roles in the technology industry for both the public and private sectors.

“I am excited for my new role and looking forward to partner with our government customers to use Microsoft Azure technologies to deliver fast, reliable and secure digital services to all Californians,” Jain told Techwire.

Rick Joyer, Azure sales director for the West Region, said Jain’s skills and experience will serve her well in her assignment.

“I am thrilled to see Aparna taking on this new role, where she’ll have the opportunity to bring her rich background and experiences to her customers, further enabling the state in its quest to re-imagine how services are delivered to Californians everywhere,” Joyer told Techwire. “Her passion, knowledge and customer advocacy will certainly serve her well in her new charter and act as the foundation for how she is partnering with the state to empower every person and every organization to achieve more.”

Jain’s previous experience includes consulting and project management roles with Applitech Solutions, Interra Information Technologies and AgreeYa Solutions. She has numerous professional credentials from Microsoft as well as the Project Management Institute.
Dennis Noone is Managing Editor of Techwire. He is a career journalist, having worked as a reporter and editor at small-town newspapers and major metropolitan dailies in California, Nevada, Texas and Virginia, including as an editor with USA Today in Washington, D.C. He lives in the Northern California foothills.