A Tech Leader Bringing His Teams to the Cloud: Carlos Mattos

Carlos Mattos works as a chief technologist at an IT services management company, specializing in solutions for the financial sector. His role has a wide scope: the company covers 15 different countries, and they are expanding into the industrial space as well, with an eye on the internet of things (IoT).

As an executive with a technical background, Carlos lacks the time to get his hands dirty with actual projects, so Cloud Academy helps him keep up-to-date and fill his own skill gaps. He also sees the effectiveness of this type of learning at scale, especially for a busy multi-project team like the one he manages.

Certifications prove a team’s abilities

Among other accomplishments, Carlos is a Microsoft Regional Director and former MVP for 12 years. At this stage of his career, he’s got enough “street cred” when he is talking to colleagues and vendors. But he really sees the value of certifications for his teams and believes in them getting multi-cloud certified to attest to their competence with internal groups as well as clients.

Carlos’s favorite features

Carlos loves the easy interface of Cloud Academy. It’s really easy to find any topic he needs. Learning paths help him achieve what he’s looking for, since all the steps are sequential and bite-sized. This structure helps him find any topic, ranging from business to vendor specifics, so he can jump right in.

Another big advantage for Carlos is the quality of content and instructors. He really appreciates that the instructors are thorough and prepared for all the courses they narrate, delivering content in an engaging way.

As a technical person, Carlos loves the practical experience users can gain in labs, without the worry of running up huge cloud bills. He sees this as a scalable way that he can train his team.

As Carlos’s clients all move to the cloud, so must he and his team. Gone are the days when a small team can get trained and then share that knowledge internally — that just doesn’t scale. This is why he likes Cloud Academy: its core competency is training technical people at scale.

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