Today we’re talking to Wes Hackett, CTO & Co-founder of Addin365; and we discuss how the cloud unlocked potential for the company, the impacts that the new Viva suite has had on unsung industries, and the importance of sourcing talent from diverse sources.

All of this right here, right now, on the Modern CTO Podcast! 

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About Wes Hackett:

Wes Hackett is the Chief Technical Officer (CTO) at AddIn365. As CTO, his main responsibilities include leading the development team and supporting clients in understanding and using Office 365. 

Wes holds Microsoft Most Valuable Professionals (MVP) status for 7 years and counting. MVPs are technology experts who are always on the ‘bleeding edge’. They have very deep knowledge of Microsoft products and services, while also being able to bring together diverse platforms, products, and solutions, to solve real-world problems. MVP status is only given to a handful of individuals by Microsoft, globally.

About Addin365:

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AddIn365 is a London-headquartered Microsoft Charter Partner, recognized as one of the best partners globally for Business Applications and Content Services solutions, by Microsoft.

AddIn365 specializes in delivering and enhancing employee experiences on Microsoft 365; from communications capabilities that leverage Viva, SharePoint, Yammer, Teams, and Stream to productivity solutions that leverage Microsoft Teams and the Power Platform.

Proudly home to elite accredited globally recognized experts, AddIn365’s leadership team includes 3 in-house Microsoft MVPs.

We are regularly invited to speak at many of Microsoft’s largest conferences to share our insights and customer success stories; which include many of the world’s best-known brands and structurally complex organizations such as WPP, Signant Health, St. James’s Place Wealth Management, Wincanton, Wales & West Utilities, Highways England and Lotus Cars. You can discover more by visiting the discovery centre Helping Organisations Unleash the Power of Microsoft 365 AddIn365.

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Joel’s conversational style and insightful questions quickly gained traction, attracting high-profile guests such as Microsoft’s CTO, Kevin Scott, and T-Mobile’s CIO, Cody Stanford. With each episode, the podcast’s popularity continued to grow, and soon, Joel found himself with a waiting list of future guests.

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