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HSO Appoints Venkat Rao as US Vice President of Application Platform

06 Feb, 2023

Strategic hire expands HSO’s Power Platform expertise and capabilities in Microsoft Azure cloud services.

In the past five years, the demand for rapid application development, automation, and powerful data insights has grown exponentially. To meet this demand, HSO is pleased to announce the addition of Venkat Rao as US Vice President of Application Platform. Venkat will provide thought leadership, vision, and strategy in the expansion of HSO’s Power Platform business.

Venkat brings a wealth of Power Platform expertise having led the transition for large enterprises across various industries from legacy systems to Microsoft Business Applications and has been the visionary for expanding the Power Platform business for Fortune 10+ companies.

Venkat joins HSO from Avanade, where he focused on the strategy for delivering Microsoft solutions with a focus on Power Platform and Dynamics 365 while ensuring an exceptional end-user experience. Prior to his time at Avanade, Venkat ran the Power Platform team at PowerObjects, which gave him a deep understanding of what customers really need from low-code application development.

“What attracted me to HSO was an opportunity to do something I am really good at – helping organizations leverage the power of low-code, no-code application development in cloud transformation and app modernization initiatives,” says Venkat. “By expanding this part of the business, HSO will be even better equipped to address the unmet needs of our customers.”

“Supporting our customers in harnessing the low cost, high impact value of Power Platform is important to us,” said Alan Kahn, President of HSO US. “As business leaders look to deploy rich applications, create powerful workflows, automate business processes, and leverage AI (Artificial Intelligence), HSO is well positioned to be their go-to business advisor for Microsoft cloud technology.”

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We help companies modernize business operations, adopt intelligent automation, deliver real-time performance insights and connect the enterprise – accelerating the impact of digital transformation.

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