From their CEOs, Jack Dangermond and Satya Nadella, down to the individual developers and field sellers, Esri and Microsoft work together very closely.
“We are connected at almost every level to each other’s companies,” says Lea Ann Thurman, Microsoft’s global alliance manager.
Both Esri and Microsoft have much invested in this alliance.
“There are dozens of resources on both sides that are focused on making sure that we are connected,” says Heather Blatchford, Esri’s director of global strategic alliances. “We spend a lot of time at each other’s headquarters.”