InSpark wins two prestigious awards at the Microsoft Partner of the Year Awards 2024

Amstelveen, June 27, 2024 – Microsoft specialist InSpark, part of KPN, has proudly received two prestigious awards at the Microsoft Partner of the Year Awards 2024. InSpark has won a Global Award in the Identity category and a Country Award for Data & AI. This dual and unique recognition confirms to InSpark and KPN’s clients that they are partnering with a leading IT industry player.

InSpark was honored by Microsoft with the Global Award in the ‘Identity’ category for its innovative advancements in identity solutions for clients in the Netherlands.

As a launching partner, InSpark exceeded expectations with thirteen successful implementations of Microsoft Entra ID Governance. One of these implementations was at the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam, renowned for its collections of Rembrandt and Vermeer. Faced with challenges in identity management, InSpark demonstrated the benefits of the Microsoft solution to the Rijksmuseum.

Additionally, InSpark was awarded the Country Award for Data & AI, distinguishing itself with its Data & AI solutions, including Microsoft Copilot implementations and the development of data integration software named ‘Nitrogen Control Center,’ available in the Azure Marketplace.

InSpark: The Microsoft Cloud Incubator

Part of KPN, InSpark serves as the Microsoft Cloud Incubator within KPN, where innovations flourish, new ideas are tested, and impactful applications are brought to life for organizations in the Netherlands. This results in the best solutions for business digital challenges, big or small, implemented with speed and scalability through the smart combination of InSpark and KPN. InSpark is a rapidly growing Microsoft Cloud partner, home to the best Microsoft talent in the Netherlands, focused on highly efficient implementations and operations across the entire Microsoft Cloud portfolio through maximum automation.

Chantal Vergouw, Chief Business Market and member of the KPN Board of Directors:
“These awards for InSpark align perfectly with our Connect, Activate & Grow strategy, where we enhance our customer focus with a top-notch customer experience. By forging stronger connections, activating innovative solutions, and promoting sustainable growth, we better support business in the Netherlands in their digital transformation. InSpark plays a crucial role in this by developing advanced technologies and innovative ideas as an innovation hub and a full-fledged managed services partner for KPN. This brings us closer to our mission of making the Netherlands the most advanced digital country in the world.”

Microsoft Partner of the Year: wat does this mean?

The Microsoft Partner of the Year Awards recognize Microsoft’s best partners who have demonstrated outstanding achievements in innovation and implementation of customer solutions based on Microsoft technology. These awards are presented annually and are a significant recognition within the Microsoft ecosystem. Winners are selected from a global network of partners, highlighting a partner’s dedication and success in delivering exceptional services and solutions. For InSpark, winning these awards is a confirmation of their expertise, innovation capabilities, and the impact they have on their clients. This assures InSpark and KPN clients that they are working with a top-tier company that leads the way.

Robbert Kelder, Chief Technology Officer at InSpark:
“In recent years, InSpark has evolved as a Microsoft partner for Dutch clients from a consulting organization to a full-fledged consultancy partner, managed services provider, and independent software vendor (ISV) across all Microsoft domains. We work closely with Microsoft to help clients accelerate their digital transformation. Winning these two awards is a unique recognition.”