Are you attending Microsoft WPC 2016 in Toronto? If you’re already familiar with this high-profile event, you know WPC brings together over 15,000 attendees from around the globe for a week of networking and learning—all with the goal of increasing partner profitability and accelerating business growth. If you’re interested in growing your business and strengthening your Microsoft partnership, then WPC is an event you need to attend.
WPC 2016, taking place July 10-14, is an action-packed event, leaving you not a minute to spare. With so many sessions to choose from it can be overwhelming, not to mention time-consuming to narrow down the sessions you should attend. In an effort to save you time, we have scouted the conference agenda and identified the top 7 sessions that should be on your schedule:
1. Vision Keynote
Satya Nadella, Microsoft CEO. Satya will kick off WPC 2016 outlining his plans and vision for the coming year. Expect to hear more about hot topics like cloud computing, big data, mobility and Microsoft’s innovation roadmap.
2. Profit-Grow-Win. Amplify your business with the Ingram Micro Ecosystem of Cloud
Join Nimesh Dave, EVP and Head of Ingram Micro Cloud, as he discusses the pathways to success, profit and winning in the exploding cloud economy, with Ingram Micro’s Ecosystem of Cloud—the most comprehensive portfolio of platforms, cloud services catalog, multi-partner channels, and business transformation tools.
3. Partner Theater Session. Todd Carter, Platform Evangelist - Odin
Fire up your Microsoft CSP Business with a modern customer experience and a comprehensive ecosystem. Envision a strong portfolio of in-demand services centered on Microsoft’s CSP offerings, and fully integrated with your choice of cloud service delivery platform. Join Todd Carter, Odin’s Platform Evangelist, and learn how to realize that vision and deliver differentiated services to get ahead of the competition.
4. The Modern Profitable Cloud Partner
The cloud opportunity is immense and competition is on the rise! Through research with IDC, Microsoft has identified Four Pillars of the Modern Partner that contribute to building a profitable, sustainable cloud business. Join Jen Sieger from Microsoft and Steve White, VP of Channels & Alliances from IDC to learn how to differentiate your cloud business and stand out from the crowd.
5. Accelerate Your Business Growth With Microsoft Azure
Microsoft Azure is one of the hottest cloud products. Many top Fortune 100 companies are using it today. Partners who know how it works and how they can scale their business via Azure can become more profitable. Come learn about how you can quickly take advantage of Microsoft Azure, and resources available to help you get started.
6. Become An Expert In Maximizing The Lifetime Value Of Your Cloud Customers
In the cloud, continuous engagement and value-add is key to partner growth and customer satisfaction. Learn new insights on SMB cloud customer behavior and how Microsoft can help partners to build a Customer Lifecycle Management practice, maximize customer lifetime value, and grow revenue.
7. Think, Execute, Dominate: The Keys To Visionary Leadership
Are leaders born or made? Former NBA player Walter Bond will take you through what you need to know to be a high-level leader. Learn to create your vision, establish executive presence, and build an aligned organization.
The Ingram and Odin team look forward to seeing you in Toronto. Be sure to stop by booth 900 and chat with us about how we can help accelerate your journey to the cloud!