CEO Technology Associates (Microsoft Gold PPM & Midmarket Partner) & UK Regional Lead for MVP Reconnect Executive Business Coach https://www.linkedin.com/in/kelvinkirby/
Kelvin Kirby is the multi-award winning CEO of Technology Associates, a Microsoft Gold Partner specializing in Project and Portfolio Management. For many years Kelvin has led the PPM team at Technology Associates in the deployment of complex project and portfolio management solutions for a range of companies including some of the largest companies in EMEA and USA. Kelvin has held a number of senior leadership positions in many organisations including Rover Cars, Jaguar, Land Rover, Amazon, and at the International Association of Microsoft Channel Partners (IAMCP) where he served as International board member for 8 years and after being appointed as Worldwide Treasurer in January 2010, continued to serve in that role until December 2015 with a brief interlude when he served as Worldwide President in 2012. Kelvin has a 20+ year history with the Association and held positions on the EMEA and UK Boards and as UK Chapter President from 2008 to 2015. In addition to several other board level appointments at European and International level, Kelvin has worked with major blue chip companies for more than 30 years, including those in the Pharmaceutical, Biotech, Healthcare, Financial Services, Insurance, IT, Engineering, Manufacturing, Retail, Fashion and Automotive sectors, although this is by no means an exclusive list. Kelvin was named as the world’s first ever Microsoft Most Valued Professional (MVP) for Microsoft Project in 1995, and retained his role as MVP for over 11 years. Today Kelvin is the UK regional lead for the Microsoft MVP Reconnect community and is a member of the MVP Reconnect Advisory Board based in Seattle. Kelvin also served on the elite and exclusive Microsoft Partner Executive Engagement Board for 6 years. In 1993 Kelvin co-founded and became a co-director of The Microsoft Project User Group and helped to grow a vibrant and loyal group of members before the group was bought out in 2001. Today Kelvin is an active member of, and since 2014 has been EMEA regional director for the Microsoft PPM User Group and a group admin on the Microsoft Project Users LinkedIn Group. Kelvin is on the CRN (Computer Reseller News) A-List of UK movers and shakers in the IT industry (2012 to 2018).