As Microsoft continues its move to the cloud first, mobile first strategy under the leadership of our new CEO, Satya Nadella, how we work with our partners must also change. WPC 2014 will be the first Vision Keynote for Phil Sorgen, the Microsoft Channel Chief, and he will talk about how the Microsoft Partner Network is evolving to help you make selling the cloud profitable for your business.
Given this fresh approach we are taking to our business, and based on partner feedback, we are bringing back the US keynote at WPC 2014.
Join Jenni Flinders, Vice President for the Microsoft US Partner Group; Judson Althoff, President of Microsoft North America; and special industry, partner, and customer guests for a discussion about the Microsoft US business today, priorities for the business for the coming year, how the partner ecosystem is evolving and where we think it’s heading, and how you can engage with the United States team as a partner to capitalize on new opportunities.
Make your plans now to join Jenni, Judson, guests, and the US Partner Team on Tuesday, July 15 at 4:00PM in Ballroom ABC of the Walter E. Washington Convention Center.
We’ll see you there!
Watch the US Keynote Video (added July 23, 2014)
How to add the US Keynote to your WPC Schedule
Add session LS629, the United States Regional Keynote, to your WPC Schedule in WPC Connect. Sign in to WPC Connect, then click this link https://aka.ms/us-keynote-wpc. Above the session number and title, add it to your calendar by selecting the + My schedule.
Complete your session evaluations and receive a gift from the US Partner Team
Your feedback about the keynote, as well as the other US sessions, is important to us. Complete your session survey for the United States Regional Keynote and for other US sessions you attend, before 4:30PM on Wednesday, July 16. If you are among the first 700 US keynote attendees to submit your survey, you will be eligible* to receive a free portable phone charger. For the other US sessions, the first 25 people per session to submit their evaluations will be eligible. One prize per person. Visit the US Lounge by 5:30PM on Wednesday, July 16, to claim your prize.
Fill out your session evaluation at https://connect.digitalwpc.com/Pages/MyEvaluations.aspx or through the WPC mobile app. Make sure you have added the session to your calendar so that the evaluation shows up in your Connect or mobile app experience.
Flip through our guide to WPC 2014 for a look at what you’ll see, hear, and do while at WPC 2014. The deck includes a content preview, details about US partner activities, and tips for making the most of your conference attendance. You can review the deck and download it from our US Partner Community Yammer network at https://aka.ms/uswpcguide.
As we approach the conference, we’ll update the deck as needed to reflect new details. You can come back to it anytime on the US Partner Community on Yammer at https://aka.ms/uswpcguide.
Stay informed about US activities at WPC 2014 through Twitter @WPCUS, and join the conversation at #WPC14 and #usatwpc.
* One prize per person. Offer good only to registered attendees of the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference who are actively enrolled in the Microsoft Partner Network 18+ and who are not residents of Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Sudan, or Syria and who complete a session evaluation for a US session they attended (verified by badge scan). This offer does not apply to non-US sessions. Offer good only to the first 25 per US breakout session or the first 700 of US keynote attendees to respond. Limit one gift per person. This offer is non-transferable and cannot be combined with any other offer. This offer ends on July 16, 2014 or while supplies last, and is not redeemable for cash. Taxes, if any, are the sole responsibility of the recipient. Any gift unclaimed at the event will be forfeited. Microsoft reserves the right to cancel, change, or suspend this offer at any time without notice.