Renāte Strazdina was announced as the new Country Manager for Microsoft Latvia, on August 22nd, reporting to the Baltics CM. She is based in Riga, and brings to Microsoft her international experience from consulting business throughout the Baltic States. Renāte is native from Latvia, graduated from Riga Technical University where she is active as a leading technical researcher for last 10 years. Her 10+ years of professional experience was in advisory services specializing in government sector, EU related services, educational and welfare matters and information technology. This allowed her to develop wide knowledge and experience in project management; e-Service process design; IT supervision of implementation: IT project audit; IT governance and organizational change support and development of IS concepts and requirements (including IT strategy developments).