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Bellevue, WA – June 10, 2015
Akvelon, Inc. recently became one of only a select few companies to participate in The Microsoft Supplier Program (MSP). The MSP is designed to make it quick and easy for Microsoft employees to identify and work with a pre-qualified, select group of suppliers. Microsoft researched and evaluated thousands of companies, interviewed their internal buyers to understand their needs, and analyzed performance data to select only the best companies for MSP. As a result, over 80% of Microsoft’s annual spend is with MSP suppliers and MSP suppliers account for only 10% of Microsoft’s total active supplier population.
According to Microsoft, the primary purpose of MPSP is to define the way suppliers do business with Microsoft, including requirements and expectations, to create a clear, straight path to success. The following are some key elements of MPSP:
In order to qualify for MPSP, there are a quite a few requirements including Anti-Corruption Compliance and Master Contract Compliance, but companies must also be nominated and be a part of the Approved Supplier List. We are happy to be part of a great program, and we are very excited to work with Microsoft on this and other initiatives and looks forward to being a primary reason for increasing the lion’s share of contribution from suppliers.
Akvelon and Microsoft:
Let’s take a look at some of our highlighted work with Microsoft. This infographic demonstrates our close involvement with Microsoft and Open Source work.
Akvelon is based in Bellevue, Washington. Akvelon integrates technology consulting, software development, and IT services into successful business solutions. We leverage Microsoft technologies to provide rapid and cost-effective implementations. Akvelon develops cutting-edge products in collaboration with our partners, spanning multiple technology domains to consistently deliver high-quality solutions to our clients.
Akvelon works with our clients to help them succeed in their strategic goals and day-to-day missions. We are problem solvers with deep technical knowledge, cutting edge ideas, and a passion for outstanding performance. We tackle the most difficult IT issues and challenges our clients face. We deliver long lasting results and add value. We have years of experience helping clients drive innovation, productivity, and business performance.
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It’s been a week since the GeekWire Sports Tech Summit and we here at Akvelon are still thinking about it. What a great event! The panel speakers were incredible with lots of takeaway knowledge and wisdom which made us excited to be in Seattle and involved in sports technology innovations. Sue Bird’s panel and Dr. Uma Jayaram’s talk struck us the most. Between Bird’s push for smart use of data in the world of sports and Dr. Jayaram’s enthusiasm for innovation in meaningful virtual experiences, the entire day was inspiring.
Rush and Jeremiah at the GeekWire Sports Tech Summit
In between the panels and speakers, we were excited to showcase our own involvement in sports tech and virtual experiences with a demo of our augmented reality MiniGolf game developed for the Microsoft HoloLens.
The MiniGolf game allows for users to play a small round of golf on a virtual course overlaid on the real world. Our HoloLens application makes it possible to play golf anywhere. Even in your living room, kitchen or, in our case, the CenturyLink Event Center.
We built a virtual mini golf course in the hallway of the event center with the HoloLens and several attendees of GeekWire’s Sports Tech Summit participated in our demo. It turned into a heated competition at some points with many players asking about their scores curious to know if they were still placing well and in the running to win a prize.
We are extremely grateful to everyone who decided to give our new technology a try. Take a look at some of the participants in our demo having fun on the augmented reality green!
Daniel swinging with textbook form
Daniel taking a serious swing inside rhe HoloLens mixed reality world. #gwsportstech pic.twitter.com/DJlfz0ypVL— Akvelon, Inc. (@AkvelonInc) June 22, 2017
Daniel taking a serious swing inside rhe HoloLens mixed reality world. #gwsportstech pic.twitter.com/DJlfz0ypVL
— Akvelon, Inc. (@AkvelonInc) June 22, 2017
Elizabeth positioning for a top ranking score
Elizabeth from @Avvo taking the third place spot in the MiniGolf experience with a great score! #AR #gwsportstech pic.twitter.com/3nEDFGuaFZ— Akvelon, Inc. (@AkvelonInc) June 22, 2017
Elizabeth from @Avvo taking the third place spot in the MiniGolf experience with a great score! #AR #gwsportstech pic.twitter.com/3nEDFGuaFZ
Jack watching his shot inch closer to the hole
Jack from @StBootstrapper giving AR MiniGolf a swing. #GWSportsTech pic.twitter.com/j2S51ejjei— Akvelon, Inc. (@AkvelonInc) June 22, 2017
Jack from @StBootstrapper giving AR MiniGolf a swing. #GWSportsTech pic.twitter.com/j2S51ejjei
Belle having fun lining up her shot
Belle with #alltech having fun and getting a great score. Currently in 4th place on the leaderboard: https://t.co/ETZLYl735t #gwsportstech pic.twitter.com/5Dv1keAaJO— Akvelon, Inc. (@AkvelonInc) June 22, 2017
Belle with #alltech having fun and getting a great score. Currently in 4th place on the leaderboard: https://t.co/ETZLYl735t #gwsportstech pic.twitter.com/5Dv1keAaJO
Natalie taking to the virtual green like a pro
Natalie with @capitalone taking fantastic shots. Thanks for playing! #gwsportstech pic.twitter.com/orkBhqVJ2y— Akvelon, Inc. (@AkvelonInc) June 22, 2017
Natalie with @capitalone taking fantastic shots. Thanks for playing! #gwsportstech pic.twitter.com/orkBhqVJ2y
A great smile after a great score. Patrick ended up winning first place. Congrats!
Patrick currently has the leading score! Who wants to challenge??? #gwsportstech pic.twitter.com/VQfCJ2lWdF— Akvelon, Inc. (@AkvelonInc) June 22, 2017
Patrick currently has the leading score! Who wants to challenge??? #gwsportstech pic.twitter.com/VQfCJ2lWdF
We appreciate everyone who came by to try out our new technology and a huge thanks to GeekWire for organizing an incredible event! See you at the next one.
Really great work. Thus far we could not be happier with your progress and the results of your efforts.
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