31. Oct 2022 | Corporate News, Partner News

CANCOM Microsoft Connect 2022: CANCOM deepens partnership with Microsoft

  • Focus of CANCOM Microsoft Connect is the successful support of customers in their cloud journey
  • Joint competence event between CANCOM and Microsoft strengthens cooperation between departments
  • Exchange on a large scale is to take place regularly

How can CANCOM and Microsoft successfully support their customers on their cloud journey? That was the topic of the first CANCOM Microsoft Connect 2022 (CMC) at CANCOM headquarter in Munich on October 6 and 7. The joint event was aimed at CANCOM employees with the goal of further expanding the core competencies of all Microsoft units at CANCOM, increasing the ability to innovate, and promoting exchange among each other. The focus was on the customer and his needs.

CANCOM and Microsoft have enjoyed a successful partnership for many years and share a common understanding of modern cloud environments. Microsoft is one of the world’s most important providers of cloud platforms and applications. CANCOM takes up Microsoft’s platform approach and ties in seamlessly with its range of services from a solution perspective. In order to successfully support customers on their cloud journey and to shape their digital future even better, around 80 employees from Microsoft and CANCOM came together at CANCOM Microsoft Connect 2022 at the beginning of October in keeping with the motto #bettertogether. From IoT to Modern Work Solutions, the latest tech trends were discussed at the two-day event and best practices for solutions used by Microsoft and CANCOM were presented in numerous keynotes. The management teams of both companies were also present to underscore their joint strategic orientation. The agenda was rounded off by an evening get-together, which invited to a relaxed exchange of ideas and networking.

The introduction to the competence event was provided by Rüdiger Rath, COO and designated CEO of CANCOM SE, who gave a positive summary: “Our employees are an essential part of our innovation capability. With CMC 2022, we are pursuing the goal of having them come together, share their experiences of a wide variety of customer requirements, and exchange ideas about future-proof solutions. This is important to support our customers in the best possible way on their cloud journey and to stay one step ahead of digitalization.”

“The partnership between Microsoft and CANCOM is very important to us. Together we make our customers successful”, explains Edith Wittmann, Senior Director Global Partner Solutions at Microsoft. “In Germany, we have a diverse customer landscape. Our customers are represented in a wide variety of industries and sectors. Their requirements for cloud platforms and services are correspondingly diverse. In order to provide them with the best possible support on their cloud journey and to pick them up exactly where they are, the interaction between CANCOM and Microsoft is enormously important.”

In the future, CANCOM Microsoft Connect will take place every year and serve as a networking platform for the exchange of information between all Microsoft units and for expanding the Microsoft community within CANCOM.


As a leading Hybrid IT Service Provider, CANCOM accompanies organizations into the digital future. We support our customers to simplify complex enterprise IT and increase their business success through the implementation of modern technology. In order to comprehensively meet the IT needs of companies, organizations, and the public sector, CANCOM delivers tailor-made IT end to end from a single source. 

The CANCOM Group’s range of IT solutions includes consulting, implementation, services, and the operation of IT systems. Customers benefit from the extensive expertise as well as a holistic and innovative portfolio that covers the IT requirements that are necessary for a successful digital transformation. As a hybrid IT integrator and service provider, we provide an integrated range of services and solutions including business solutions and managed services, such as cloud computing, analytics, enterprise mobility, IT security, hosting, and as-a-service offerings. 

The more than 5,600 employees of the internationally active CANCOM Group, with around 80 locations in the DACH region, Belgium, Slovakia, Romania and the Czech Republic, as well as an efficient partner network, ensure market presence and customer proximity. The CANCOM Group is managed by Ruediger Rath (CEO), Jochen Borenich (CSO) and Thomas Stark (CFO). The company’s headquarters are in Munich. CANCOM generated annual revenues of around €1.5 billion in 2023. The Group parent company CANCOM SE is listed on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange in the TecDAX and SDAX (ISIN DE0005419105).