Since 1 January 2019, Thomas Winter is responsible for the partner and SMEs (OCP & SMC) division at Microsoft Switzerland. As head of the partner organization, his top goal is it to work with Microsoft partners to create implement cloud-based solutions which accelerate digital transformations the joint customers. 

Prior to joining Microsoft, Winter was at Cisco, where he has held various roles in sales, marketing, IT, operations, and business development since 2000. Most recently, Winter worked as Chief Digital Officer for the global partner organization. Prior to that, he held IT management positions at Telekurs (now SIX Group). Thomas Winter holds a Bachelor of Science in Electronics and Computer Science from the HSR in Rapperswil and an MBA from the University of St. Gallen and University of Toronto.

In his spare time he enjoys the outdoors with his family and working with a number of early stage startups.