Pip Marlow, Managing Director, Microsoft Australia addressed a private CEO Boardroom Lunch for 24 senior business executives in an interactive discussion around “All change: Say goodbye to Command and Control, and Hello to Create and Engage”. This lunch was proudly sponsored by Check Point Software Technologies and Equinix.
The new world of work requires a new form of leadership. While the days of clocking on and off are long gone, out-dated management styles are still loitering with intent. In the three years since Microsoft Australia introduced activity based working we have learned a lot about what works and what doesn't. The old ways of command and control just don't cut it. Successful, modern leadership is built on our ability to engage our people so that innovation, imagination and creativity win through.How do we as leaders find the courage to let go of the familiar and embrace the age of disruption?
As Managing Director, Pip Marlow is responsible for Microsoft’s overall business in Australia. She ensures the company meets the needs of its customers and the 11,000 partners and independent software vendors that sell or build on the Microsoft platform.
Pip began her 18-year career with Microsoft Australia in 1995, working in the Australian Partner team on anti-piracy efforts, and the system builder channel and distribution strategy. She then moved to Microsoft’s head office in Seattle, US, where she held a succession of senior roles, including General Manager for US channel sales.
After eight years in the US, Pip returned to Microsoft Australia. She worked in various positions across the business, including as Director of Small and Medium Business Solutions, and Partners. Before being appointed Managing Director in January 2011, Pip held the joint role of Enterprise and Partner Group Director and Public Sector Director.
Pip has a long history in the IT industry. One of her first roles was at Samsung Information Systems, where she was responsible for building the company’s semiconductor distribution business. Before joining Microsoft, she was part of the founding team at Agate Technology, which became one of Australia’s largest storage distributors.
Pip enjoys working in a vibrant, collaborative environment, and is an advocate for flexible workplaces that empower people through trust and accountability.
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