David Gibson, Accomplished Executive; International Business, Technology, Education and Certification Authority; Group Product Manager for Employability Certification and Career Excellence at Microsoft


This is the next blog in the continuing series of interviews with top-echelon and renowned professionals. In this blog, I interview David Gibson, Accomplished Executive, International Business, Technology, Education and Certification Authority, Group Product Manager for Employability Certification and Career Excellence at Microsoft.


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Stephen Ibaraki,
FCIPS, I.S.P., ITCP/IFIP IP3, MVP , DFNPA, CNP, Advanced Technology,YouShapeIT


This week, Stephen Ibaraki has an exclusive interview with David Gibson.


David GibsonDavid Gibson is currently the Group Product Manager for Employability Certification and Career Excellence at Microsoft. He is responsible for global development of certification products that address the needs of the end-user market and the aspiring practitioner. In addition to the Microsoft Business Certification program, David’s team is driving the development of several new initiatives that will increase the relevance of certification as a measure of the professional journey MS customers engage as they develop their careers. David frequently represents Microsoft in various accreditation and diplomatic efforts surrounding certification and ICT education. He speaks frequently at events such as the recent Futuralia Conference in Lisbon and serves on the Certification Council of the European Industry Leadership Board.


David brings to this role over fifteen years experience in technology and education. He has held positions in technology management, sales management, educational content development and acquisition at Thomson Publishing, Edgia, Macmillan Computer Publishing and Harcourt Brace College Publishers. He earned a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Dallas, holds a lifetime secondary teaching certificate for the State of Texas and he is a Microsoft Certified Application Specialist.


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