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Avanade appoints Judson Althoff to Board of Directors

Microsoft’s Althoff brings extensive experience driving large scale, complex change for organizations in a digital world

SEATTLE – NOVEMBER 9, 2016

Avanade, the leading provider of innovative digital and cloud services, business solutions and design-led experiences, announced that Judson Althoff, executive vice president of Microsoft’s Worldwide Commercial Business organization, has joined its board of directors.

Althoff leads Microsoft’s commercial business strategy, including enterprise, public sector, small and mid-market, services, developers and partners. His organization is responsible for leading digital transformations for Microsoft’s commercial customers and partners to realize greater business value through the use of technology. Prior to joining Microsoft in 2013, Althoff spent 14 years at Oracle advancing the company’s worldwide alliances and channels ecosystem.

“As the rapid pace of change continues, we are committed to transforming Avanade to provide the best client experience while delivering the latest digital and cloud innovations,” said Adam Warby, Avanade CEO. “Judson’s breadth of Microsoft ecosystem expertise and strong passion for helping clients realize results will help us deliver on this commitment. We are pleased to welcome Judson to the Avanade Board.”

“I have been impressed by Avanade’s strong growth and vision over the past 16 years,” said Althoff. “Avanade, along with Accenture, is a 12-time winner of Microsoft’s Alliance Partner of the Year, which illustrates the company’s momentum in the marketplace. I am excited to help continue to drive that trajectory,” he added.

The Avanade board members include Paul Daugherty, Accenture chief technology officer; Susan Hauser, Microsoft’s corporate vice president of business and corporate responsibility; Sander van ‘t Noordende, Accenture chief group executive of Products Operating Group; Grant Ireland, Accenture senior managing director of corporate finance planning and strategy; Michael Salvino, former Accenture group chief executive of Accenture Operations; and Adam Warby, Avanade CEO.

About Avanade

Avanade is the leading provider of innovative digital and cloud services, business solutions and design-led experiences delivered through the power of people and the Microsoft ecosystem. Our professionals combine technology, business and industry expertise to build and deploy solutions to realize results for our clients and their customers. Avanade has 29,000 digitally connected people across 23 countries, bringing clients the best thinking through a collaborative culture that honours diversity and reflects the communities in which we operate. Majority owned by Accenture, Avanade was founded in 2000 by Accenture LLP and Microsoft Corporation. Learn more at www.avanade.com.

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