From Microsoft: “Our Partner Business Briefings in May provide the opportunity for you to get the latest business updates from Microsoft Executives; hear from current Cloud Partners about their successful Cloud business models and see how, as a Microsoft partner, you can collaborate with other partners to establish and extend your cloud offerings.”
- 11th May 2011 – Manchester
- 17th May 2011 – Birmingham
- 19th May 2011 – London
- 24th May 2011 – Aberdeen
09.30 – 13.00:
Welcome & Executive Keynote.
Update from our business managers and Microsoft Exec. Update on Microsoft vision and strategy and the evolution of our cloud offering.
Cloud showcase for small and medium businesses, including demonstrations on our latest technologies, hosted and on-premise.
Transitioning to the Cloud “Practicalities”
Guidance on evolving your business model to make a successful transition to becoming a Cloud partner, with examples collated from Microsoft Cloud partners across EMEA. Delivered by independent consultants.
Partner Cloud Programme: Showcase
Insight from partner on their cloud programmes, showcasing the opportunity to establish your cloud offering through partnering with others.
13.00 – 14.00: Lunch and networking.
Take advantage of this time, and utilize the P2P connector (Peer to Peer) to connect with other partners attending the event and start extending your partner network.
14.00 – 16.15: Your choice from two optional Breakout Tracks
1 – OEM Track: Increase business with your SMB customers
Access targeted resources and support to increase your OEM SMB business. Brought to you by Microsoft and Intel, this session will give you specialised sales training and provide details on the new SMB Accelerate Programme! The session will also touch upon the new OEM Express Deployment Tool, which simplifies pre-installation processes and dramatically reduces deployment time.
2 – MPN Track: Create and maintain effective partnerships
ResourceiT present real world examples of a variety of partnerships that exist within the channel. This session will equip you to make the best decisions in relation to developing a more profitable collaborative business whether you are focused on cloud, on-premise or both.
Click here to reserve your seat. (You will need your Partner and Windows Live ID to book.)
Susanne Dansey is the Managing Director of Purple Cow Ideas Management – an organisation that facilitates a paradigm shift in the collaborative nature of the ICT Industry. You can follow her on Twitter and join the conversation on Facebook.