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  • Worldwide Partner Conference Washington, D.C. July 11-15/2010 Belux Delegation
  • Infinite Possibilities Dear Partner, I’m glad ‘you’re in’ for our journey to Washington DC. The Worldwide Partner Conference this year will focus on infinite possibilities, specifically exploring Microsoft Cloud Services. Microsoft is ‘all-in’ with the cloud and we would like to explore together this challenging opportunity. The evolution to the cloud is one of the most dramatic evolutions the IT-industry has ever encountered. This paradigm shift needs all our attention. Finding the balance between taking the necessary steps to prepare for the cloud (r)evolution and staying current on our latest technologies and products is the journey we have ahead of us. At the moment we are preparing this booklet, already 80 people from Belgium have registered, representing more than 60 different partners. I'm grateful that my Belux colleagues and I will be able to spend time with you in Washington DC. The conference will provide you with invaluable resources for adopting our cloud strategy & offerings. You will have the opportunity to acquire Washington Convention Center is technology information and strategic business insights and have the opportunity to forge new located between 7th and 9th Streets collaborative partnerships. Not only from a Microsoft perspective. Leading industry analysts such as Gartner, IDC and Forrester will give you expert advice and provide you with competitive and N Street and Mt. Vernon Place Verizon Center (Vision Keynotes) information that you can use for your business-planning. You will definitely be inspired by the in downtown DC, right across from 601 F Street, NW keynote speech of Bill Clinton, former president of the United States. the new City Museum. Washington, DC 20004 Besides all the interesting keynotes, sessions, hands-on labs, the Worldwide Partner Conference is the opportunity to connect with thousands of partners from all over the globe, Microsoft staff and Microsoft Belux people. Microsoft Belux is sending a delegation of more than 20 people. This Contact details: Joris De Coninck +32 478 30 55 32 group is there for you and to make sure you get the most out of your investment. We will work together on the plans for next year. We will make sure that you feel fully equipped and armed to face the challenges and opportunities ahead of us. Let’s exchange ideas, connect and interact to make sure we have a compelling joined business plan. In this booklet you will find more details on Washington DC, the planned activities and the people joining this year. The Belux program will help you to discover & explore this beautiful city and it will give you the time to get to know colleagues of other partners and the whole Microsoft Belux Delegation. Thanks again for your commitment! I am confident that this journey will be beneficial to your partnership with Microsoft and provide you with useful insights to guarantee the future growth and profitability of your company. You will return home ‘inspired’ and with tons of useful information to play an active part in this paradigm shift. No doubt you will return with good memories on the great experiences and good fun you enjoyed during these days. Enjoy your stay! Phillip Vandervoort General Manager Microsoft Belux 2 3
  • Infinite Possibilities Washington, DC Article One of the United States Constitution provides for a federal district, distinct from the states, to serve as the permanent national capital. The centers of all three branches of the Washington, DC, formally the District of Columbia and commonly referred to as federal government of the United States are located in the District, as are many of the nation's Washington, the District, or simply DC, is the capital of the United States, founded on July monuments and museums. Washington, D.C. hosts 174 foreign embassies as well as the 16, 1790. The City of Washington was originally a separate municipality within the Territory headquarters of the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the Organization of of Columbia until an act of Congress in 1871 effectively merged the City and the Territory American States (OAS), the Inter-American Development Bank, and the Pan American Health into a single entity called the District of Columbia. It is for this reason that the city, while Organization (PAHO). The headquarters of other institutions such as trade unions, lobbying legally named the District of Columbia, is known as Washington, D.C. The city shares its groups, and professional associations are also located in the District. name with the U.S. state of Washington, which is located on the country's Pacific coast. The city is governed by a mayor and a 13-member city council. However, the United States Congress has supreme authority over Washington, D.C., and may overturn local laws. Residents of the District therefore have less self-governance than residents of the states. The District has a non-voting, at-large Congressional delegate, but no senators. D.C. residents could not vote in presidential elections until the ratification of the Twenty-third Amendment to the United States Constitution in 1961. Geography The District has a total area of 68.3 square miles (177 km2), of which 61.4 square miles (159 km2) is land and 6.9 square miles (18 km2) (10.16%) is water.The District is no longer 100 square miles (260 km2) due to the retrocession of the southern portion of the District back to the Commonwealth of Virginia in 1846. The District's current area consists only of territory ceded by the state of Maryland. Washington is therefore surrounded by the states of Maryland to the southeast, northeast, and northwest and Virginia to the southwest. The District has three major natural flowing streams: the Potomac River and its tributaries the Anacostia River and Rock Creek. Tiber Creek, a watercourse that once passed through the National Mall, was fully enclosed underground during the 1870s. Climate Washington is located in the humid subtropical climate zone, exhibiting four distinct seasons. Its climate is typical of Mid-Atlantic U.S. areas removed from bodies of water. Month JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC Average high 5.8 8,1 13,2 19,1 24,1 28,8 31,3 30,2 26,3 20 14,1 8,3 (°C) The city is located on the north bank of the Potomac River and is bordered by the states Precipitation 81,5 66,8 91,4 70,4 97 9,5 93 87,4 96,3 81,8 77 77,5 of Virginia to the southwest and Maryland to the other sides. The District has a resident (mm) population of 599,657; because of commuters from the surrounding suburbs, its population Sunshine 145,7 152,6 204,6 228,0 260,4 282,0 279,0 263,5 225,0 204,6 150,0 133,3 rises to over one million during the workweek. The Washington Metropolitan Area, of which hours the District is a part, has a population of 5.3 million, the ninth-largest metropolitan area in the country. The District is located in plant hardiness zone 8a near downtown, and zone 7b elsewhere in the city, indicating a temperate climate. Spring and fall are warm, with low humidity, while winter 4 5
  • Infinite Possibilities is cool, with annual snowfall averaging 37 cm. Average winter lows tend to be around −1 °C of education, finance, public policy, and scientific research. George Washington University, from mid-December to mid-February. Blizzards affect Washington on average once every four Georgetown University, Washington Hospital Center, Howard University, and Fannie Mae to six years. The most violent storms are called "nor'easters", which typically feature high winds, are the top five non-government-related employers in the city. There are five Fortune 1000 heavy rains, and occasional snow. These storms often affect large sections of the U.S. East companies based in Washington, of which two are also Fortune 500 companies. Coast. Architecture Summers are hot and humid, with the July high and low averaging 31 °C and 21 °C, though The architecture of Washington varies greatly. Six of the top 10 buildings in the American the high will surpass 35 °C, accompanied by high dew points. The combination of heat and Institute of Architects' 2007 ranking of "America's Favorite Architecture" are located in the humidity in the summer brings very frequent thunderstorms, some of which occasionally District of Columbia: the White House; the produce tornadoes in the area. Washington National Cathedral; the Thomas Year Population Change Jefferson Memorial; the United States Capitol; Demographics 1800 8,144 the Lincoln Memorial; and the Vietnam Veterans According to the 2007 American Community Survey 1850 51,687 84,24% Memorial. The neoclassical, Georgian, gothic, conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau, the population 1900 278,718 81,46% and modern architectural styles are all reflected distribution of Washington, D.C. is 55.6% Black or African among those six structures and many other 1910 331,069 15,81% American, 36.3% White, 3.1% Asian, and 0.2% American prominent edifices in Washington. Notable 1920 437,571 24,34% Indian. Individuals from some other race made up 4.8% exceptions include buildings constructed in the of the District's population while individuals from two or 1930 486,869 10,13% French Second Empire style such as the Old more races made up 1.6%. In addition, Hispanics of any 1940 663,091 26,58% Executive Office Building. race made up 8.3% of the District's population. There 1950 802,178 17,34% were also an estimated 74,000 foreign immigrants living 1960 763,956 -5,00% Outside downtown Washington, architectural styles are even more varied. Historic buildings are in Washington, D.C. in 2007. Major sources of immigration 1970 756,510 -0,98% designed primarily in the Queen Anne, Châteauesque, Richardsonian Romanesque, Georgian include individuals from El Salvador, Vietnam, and revival, Beaux-Arts, and a variety of Victorian styles. Rowhouses are especially prominent in 1980 638,333 -18,51% Ethiopia, with some concentration of Salvadorans in the areas developed after the Civil War and typically follow Federalist and late Victorian designs. 1990 606,900 -5,18% Mount Pleasant neighborhood. Since Georgetown was established before the city of Washington, the neighborhood features 2000 572,059 -6,09% the District's oldest architecture. The Ronald Reagan Building is the largest building in the Economy 2009 599,657 4,60% District with a total area of approximately 3.1 million square feet (288,000 m2). Washington has a growing, diversified economy with an increasing percentage of professional Culture and business service jobs. The gross state product of the District in 2008 was $97.2 billion, which would rank it No. 35 compared to the 50 U.S. states. In 2008, the federal government Historic sites and museums accounted for about 27% of the jobs in Washington, D.C. This is thought to immunize The National Mall is a large, open park area in the center of the city. Located in the center of Washington to national economic downturns because the federal government continues the Mall are the Washington Monument and the Jefferson Pier. Also located on the mall are operations even during recessions. However, as of January 2007, federal employees in the Lincoln Memorial, the National World War II Memorial at the east end of the Reflecting the Washington area comprised only 14% of the total U.S. government workforce. Many Pool, the Korean War Veterans Memorial, and the organizations such as law firms, independent contractors (both defense and civilian), non- Vietnam Veterans Memorial. The National Archives profit organizations, lobbying firms, trade unions, industry trade groups, and professional houses thousands of documents important to associations have their headquarters in or near D.C. to be close to the federal government. American history including the Declaration of Independence, the United States Constitution, and As of January 2010, the Washington Metropolitan Area had an unemployment rate of 6.9%; the Bill of Rights. the second-lowest rate among the 49 largest metro areas in the nation. The District of Columbia itself had an unemployment rate of 12% during the same time period. The Smithsonian Institution is an educational The District has growing industries not directly related to government, especially in the areas foundation chartered by Congress in 1846 that 6 7
  • Infinite Possibilities maintains most of the nation's official museums and Congressional powers over the District to a local government administered by an elected galleries in Washington, D.C. The U.S. government mayor, currently Adrian Fenty, and the thirteen-member Council of the District of Columbia. partially funds the Smithsonian, thus making its However, Congress retains the right to review and overturn laws created by the city council collections open to the public free of charge. The most and intervene in local affairs. Each of the city's eight wards elects a single member of visited of the Smithsonian museums in 2007 was the the council and five members, including the chairman, are elected at large. There are 37 National Museum of Natural History located on the Advisory Neighborhood Commissions (ANCs) elected by small neighborhood districts. ANCs National Mall. Other Smithsonian Institution museums traditionally wield a great deal of influence and the city government routinely takes their and galleries located on the mall are: the National Air suggestions into careful consideration. and Space Museum; the National Museum of African Art; the National Museum of American History; the National Museum of the American Indian; the Sackler and Freer galleries, which both focus on Asian art and culture; the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden; the Arts and Industries Building; the S. Dillon Ripley Center; and the Smithsonian Institution Building (also known as "The Castle"), which serves as the institution's headquarters. Performing arts and music Washington, D.C. is a national center for the arts. The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts is home to the National Symphony Orchestra, the Washington National Opera, and the Washington Ballet. The Kennedy Center Honors are awarded each year to those in the performing arts who have contributed greatly to the cultural life of the United States. The President and First Lady typically attend the Honors ceremony, as the First Lady is the honorary chair of the Kennedy Center Board of Trustees. Washington also has a local independent Citizens of the District of Columbia have no voting representation in Congress. They are theater tradition. Institutions such as Arena Stage, the Shakespeare Theatre Company, and the represented in the House of Representatives by a non-voting delegate, Eleanor Holmes Norton Studio Theatre feature classic works and new American plays. (D-D.C. At-Large), who may sit on committees, participate in debate, and introduce legislation, but cannot vote on the House floor. D.C. has no representation in the United States Senate. The U Street Corridor in Northwest D.C., known as "Washington's Black Broadway", is home to Unlike residents of U.S. territories such as Puerto Rico or Guam, which also have non-voting institutions like Bohemian Caverns and the Lincoln Theatre, which hosted music legends such delegates, citizens of the District of Columbia are subject to all U.S. federal taxes. In the as Washington-native Duke Ellington, John Coltrane, and Miles Davis. financial year 2007, D.C. residents and businesses paid $20.4 billion in federal taxes; more than the taxes collected from 19 states and the highest federal taxes per capital. Sports Transportation Washington, D.C. is home to five major professional men's teams. The Washington Wizards (National Basketball Association) and the Washington Capitals (National Hockey League) both The Washington Metropolitan Area is often cited as having some of the nation's worst traffic play at the Verizon Center in Chinatown. Nationals Park, which opened in Southeast D.C. in and congestion. In 2007, Washington commuters spent 60 hours a year in traffic delays, 2008, is home to the Washington Nationals (Major League Baseball). D.C. United (Major League which tied for having the worst traffic in the country after Los Angeles. However, 37.7% of Soccer) plays at RFK Stadium. The Washington Redskins (National Football League) play at Washington commuters take public transportation to work, also the second-highest rate in the nearby FedExField in Landover, Maryland. country. Government The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) operates the city's rapid transit system, Metrorail (most often referred to as the Metro), as well as Metrobus. The subway and Article One, Section Eight of the United States Constitution grants the U.S. Congress bus systems serve both the District of Columbia and the immediate Maryland and Virginia ultimate authority over Washington, D.C. The District of Columbia did not have an elected suburbs. Metrorail opened on March 27, 1976 and presently consists of 86 stations and 171.1 city government until the passage of the 1973 Home Rule Act. The Act devolved certain km of track. 8 9
  • Infinite Possibilities Agenda First Night Casual Dinner Agenda @ Elephant and Castle Saturday, July 10 Monday, July 12 06.30pm Gathering at JW Marriott Belux Activity 07.00pm Casual Dinner 10.00pm It’s Saturday Night… 6:30 am – 7:30 pm Registration Elephant & Castle opened its first North American pub 6:30 am – 8:00 am Breakfast and restaurant in 1977 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. E&C's distinct atmosphere and selection of popular British Classics food made it 8:00 am – 12:00 pm Vision Keynote at Verizon Center 'Featuring Steve Ballmer' an instant success. 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm Lunch Agenda 12:30 pm – 6:00 pm WPC Connect Table & Regional Lounge Hours Sunday, July 11 12:30 am – 4:30 pm Expo 8:00 am - 8:00 pm Registration 12:30 pm – 6:00 pm Hands-on Labs 10:00 am - 5:00 pm WPC Connect Table Hours 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm Solution Value Keynotes 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm Regional Lounge Hours 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm Breakout Sessions & Interactive Discussions 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm Microsoft Partner MS101 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm Breakout Sessions & Interactive Discussions 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm Day of Giving Volunteer Activities 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm Expo Reception 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm World Cup Final Match Belux Activity Welcome reception @ the Residence of the Belgian Embassador 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm WPC 2010 Welcome Reception & Community Party Make sure to pick up your badge! 05.30pm Gathering in front of the Convention Center 06.00pm Transport to the Embassy 06.30pm Reception Belux Activity World Cup After Party 09.30pm Transport to the City Center 07.30pm Gathering in front of the Convention Center 07.30pm Party Time Tonight’s World Cup After Party will be held in the Sky Box - the roof top deck bar – 3 TVs total - with cabana and high-top seating, and flat screens at the front and back bars. The result is a visually stunning venue that merges the building’s old rustic character with the modern twist. 10 11
  • Infinite Possibilities Agenda Agenda Tuesday, July 13 Wednesday, July 14 6:30 am – 6:00 pm Registration 7:30 am – 7:30 pm Registration 6:30 am – 8:00 am Breakfast 7:30 am – 9:00 am Breakfast 8:00 am – 10:00 am Vision Keynote at Verizon Center 9:00 am – 11:30 am Vision Keynote at Verizon Center 'Featuring Bill Clinton' 10:30 am – 6:00 pm WPC Connect Table & Regional Lounge Hours 11:30 am – 1:00 pm Lunch 11:00 am – 12:00 pm Solution Value Keynote Repeats & Interactive Discussions 11:30 am – 6:00 pm WPC Connect Table & Regional Lounge Hours 11:30 am – 6:00 pm Expo 12:00 pm – 3:30 pm Expo 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm Lunch 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm Hands-on Labs 11:30 pm – 6:00 pm Hands-on Labs 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm Segment Value Keynotes 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm Business Value Keynotes 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm Breakout Sessions & Interactive Discussions 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm Breakout Sessions & Interactive Discussions 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm Breakout Sessions & Interactive Discussions 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm Breakout Sessions & Interactive Discussions 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm Interactive Discussions Belux Activity City Tour and Dinner 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm Expo Reception 05.30pm Gathering in front of the Convention Center (L street doors) Belux Activity Georgetown PAM Dinners 06.00pm Depart City Tour 07.30pm Dinner at Old Ebbits 06.30pm Gathering at JW Marriottt 07.00pm Depart One of the city’s finest tour guides will introduce you to the history and 07.30pm PAM Dinners architecture of Washington DC with stories, facts, trivia and perhaps a few old wives tales as you explore monuments, memorials and notable buildings. Get the best dining in Washington DC with this Dine-Around. You have the Enjoy a drink with rooftop view. chance to eat in one of the best restaurants Washington DC has to offer. 12 13
  • Infinite Possibilities Agenda Thursday, July 15 7:30 am – 5:00 pm Registration You will always find a 7:30 am – 9:00 am Breakfast Belux attendee in the WEE Lounge. 8:00 am – 4:00 pm WPC Connect Table Hours In the exhibition area there 8:00 am – 9:00 pm Regional Lounge Hours is a lounge available for all 11:00 am – 4:00 pm Western Europe attendees. This is the place where we 9:00 am – 11:00 am Regional Keynotes will gather during breaks and lunches. 9:00 am – 4:00 pm Hands-on Labs So, let’s meet in the WEE lounge. 10:00 am – 2:00 pm Expo (Western Europe Regional Lounge) 11:15 am – 12:15 pm Breakout Sessions & Interactive Discussions 12:15 pm – 1:30 pm Lunch 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm Breakout Sessions & Interactive Discussions 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm Breakout Sessions & Interactive Discussions 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm Partner Reception Belux Activity Belux afternoon 12.30pm Gathering in front of Convention Center (L street door) 12.45pm Transport to Sequoia Restaurant 01.00pm Barbeque @ the riverside 04.30pm Transport back to the Convention Center 05.00pm Partner Reception @ Convention Center 07.00pm Party Time! Located right on the waterfront on K Street, Northwest D.C., Sequoia is one of the trendiest places for D.C’s hipsters to dine. This will certainly be a Belux meeting to remember. 14 15
  • Infinite Possibilities Transportation Schedule Transportation Schedule Shuttles between WPC hotels and the conference venues are continuous every 10-15 minutes andevery 5 minutes during peak periods. Sunday, July 11 Convention Center Shuttle Wednesday, July 14 Thursday, July 15 Convention Center Shuttle 5:00pm – 7:45pm Verizon Center Shuttle Convention Center Shuttle Continuous shuttle service between the WCC and 7:30am – 8:15pm WPC hotels 7:00am – 8:45am 6:45am – 9:45am Continuous shuttle service between WPC hotels Continuous shuttle service between WPC hotels 4:00pm – 7:15pm and the Washington Convention Center (WCC) Tuesday, July 13 and the Verizon Center Continuous shuttle service between WPC hotels and the WCC Day of Giving Transfer Verizon Center Shuttle Shuttle service is available between the Verizon 10:00am – 4:00pm Center and the WCC following Vision Keynotes. 6:30am – 8:00am No shuttle service available 12:30pm The WCC is an approximate five block or Transfer service to/from the WCC and the three Continuous shuttle service between WPC hotels 10-minute walk. No service is available to hotels destination schools and the Verizon Center from the Verizon Center Monday, July 12 Shuttle service is available from the Verizon Core Meeting Shuttle Center to the WCC and Grand Hyatt following Verizon Center Shuttle Vision Keynotes. Both the WCC and Grand Hyatt 12:30pm – 5:00pm are five blocks or a 10-minute walk. No service is Continuous shuttle between the WCC and the 6:30am – 8:00am available to other hotels from the Verizon Center. Grand Hyatt, Renaissance Hotel and JW Marriottt Continuous shuttle service between WPC hotels Convention Center Shuttle and the Verizon Center. Core Meeting Shuttle 5:00pm – 7:45pm Shuttle service is available between the Verizon 12:00pm – 5:00pm Continuous shuttle Center and the WCC following Vision Keynotes. Continuous shuttle between the WCC and the service between The WCC is an approximate five block or Grand Hyatt, Renaissance Hotel, and JW Marriottt the WCC and 10-minute walk. No service is available to hotels Convention Center Shuttle WPC hotels from the Verizon Center 5:00pm – 6:15pm Core Meeting Shuttle Continuous shuttle service between the WCC and WPC hotels 12:30pm – 5:00pm Continuous shuttle service between the WCC, Grand Hyatt, Renaissance Hotel and JW Marriottt 16 17
  • Infinite Possibilities Name: Marc De Swaef Messenger: marcdeswaef@hotmail.com Name: Steven Hermans Stay in Washington: 10-07-2010 / 16-07-2010 Company: Accel Computer Service Stay in Washington: 9-07-2010 / 18-07-2010 Company: Ad Ultima Already attend WPC: 2 Job Title: Managing Director Already attend WPC: 3 Job Title: Product manager Website: www.accel.be Website: www.adultima.be Email: marc@accel.be Email: steven.hermans@adultima.be Mobile: +32 475 790 325 Mobile: +32 476 320 914 Who am I? Who am I? I'm just over 50 years young and I would love to spend some more time on my hobbies ..."ICT", Sailing, Living in the countryside near Oudenaarde with my wife Stephanie and 3 kids: Emma (6), Elena (4) and Diving, Motorcycling, Skiing, Traveling... and of course my wife and three kids. Mathis (1). Hobbies (when I find the time) are all kinds of sports but mainly (beach)volleyball, MTB and running. Next to that, I spend al lot of time in the garden as well. Why do I attend WPC? Why do I attend WPC? - Getting informed about the MS strategy and products ... especially about the cloud 're'volution - Learn how we can adapt our business to that new SW + Services + Solutions model During WPC, I hope to get an update on the Microsoft Strategy for the domains in which Ad Ultima is - Meet colleagues facing the same questions .. active. Next to that, I want to get in contact with Belgian and international MS partners with whom Ad - I hope to get a new PDA based on Windows Phone 7 ! Ultima could collaborate or exchange experiences. Company Description Company Description Managed Service Provider and infrastructure partner for SMB customers. Ad Ultima implements business solutions based on MS Dynamics AX and does this combining product We offer fully managed and co-managed ICT servcies based on state of the art RMM and PSA tools. knowledge and the required experience in the customers' vertical. We specialize in companies in 'Discrete Manufacturing' (IEM, WOOD,...), Construction and Environmental Services. Next to the pure ERP, Ad Ultima has build up competencies in BI, Collaboration and Document Management. Ad Ultima is active for over 10 years and has successfully implemented more than 85 cases. We are not only present in Belgium on two locations but you can find us in France as well. 18 19
  • Infinite Possibilities Name: Wim Van Heesvelde Mobile: +32 492 272 002 Name: Reinhart De Lille Messenger: redl@adifo.be Company: Ad Ultima Stay in Washington: 10-07-2010 / 16-07-2010 Company: Adifo NV Already attend WPC: 2 Job Title: Sales Manager Renaissance Washington Job Title: R&D Manager Website: www.adultima.be Already attend WPC: 2 Website: www.adifo.com Email: wim.van.heesvelde@ Email: redl@adifo.be adultima.be Mobile: +32 495 36 39 70 Who am I? Who am I? Living in Merelbeke and working in Kortrijk. Aged 45, married and father of four (yes, 4) children. I'm I’m 33. I live in Lembeke (smell of Lotus cookies every morning!) with my wife Lien and daughter Lara. wandering around in the Dynamics world since 1995, and have spent most of that time within the NAV I’m known as an innovative, creative and somewhat crazy and loud person, but it helps doing my job as segment. Since 4 years I've changed camp and am now fully dedicated to AX. an R&D Manager. Helping people in the company working towards innovative, value-added solutions for our customers is my mission in life. My hobbies are collecting SF books, computers and lots and lots My hobby used to be cycling. Cycling around the vineyards in the South of France and Tuscany brought of music. I play bass in a metal band called Makheena and synths/vocals in a Dark Electro band called me to my current hobby: tasting wine, a hobby that is non compatible with cycling. Ono Sendai. Why do I attend WPC? Why do I attend WPC? The partner conference is the place to be for meeting my international contacts and colleagues. The Adifo is constantly looking out for innovations in the IT market. As a Gold Certified Partner, we want to opportunity to have such networking meetings is very important. The key notes and break-out sessions keep up to date with the latest info on product developments. provide an enormous amount of knowledge in a very short period. Company Description Company Description Adifo NV: Since its establishment in 1974, Adifo has specialised in software solutions for the Ad Ultima is committed to get the best results from your organization. These results will be obtained international food, feed and animal production sector. Thanks to our great expertise and our specific thanks to Microsoft Dynamics AX and our experience in your industry. market contacts, Adifo has grown into a world-leader in the supply of advanced automation solutions and services. We mainly focus at manufacturing companies that wish to ensure their growth thanks to a highly reliable, flexible and future proof ERP system. Throughout the entire farm-to-fork chain, Adifo is your partner. Our integrated software solutions cover the entire production flow, including product development, product formulation and optimisation, Ad Ultima has, thanks to the successful delivery of more than 85 projects since 1999, a thorough specification management, Enterprise Resource Planning, Administration and Accounting, Tracking & expertise in optimizing specific business processes. This is the reason why we definitely chose for a Tracing facilities and Customer Relation Management. Our thorough understanding of the supply chain, verticalised market approach. coupled with state-of-the-art solutions, help our customers to boost their businesses. Our flagship products are BESTMIX, a least-cost recipe formulation and management tool that is Number 3 in the world in feed and food, and MILAS, an extensive ERP solution for the Feed and Agribusiness industry. The next version of Milas will be based on Microsoft Dynamics AX. 20 21
  • Infinite Possibilities Name: Marc Crauwels Mobile: +32 475 70 94 62 Name: Yves Vuurstaek Mobile: +32 473 89 71 48 Company: Admiral Dynamics BVBA Stay in Washington: 11-07-2010 / 16-07-2010 Company: Advantive bvba Stay in Washington: 10-07-2010 / 17-07-2010 Job Title: Managing Partner L'Enfant Hotel Job Title: Managing Director Donovan House Website: www.admiraldynamics.com Already attend WPC: 3 Website: www.advantive.be Email: marc.crauwels@ Email: yves.vuurstaek@ admiraldynamics.com advantive.be Who am I? Who am I? I am 49 years old, happily married, no children and my hobbies are racing, reading, cooking and My name is Yves, I'm 32 years old and I live in the city of Maasmechelen, Limburg. In 2009, together travelling. with my three partners, I founded Advantive Belgium. We're a Gold Certified Partner on the areas of Information Workers Solutions, Networking Infrastructure Solutions, Advanced Infrastructure Solutions, Why do I attend WPC? ISV/Software Solutions and Security Solutions. Next to my role as managing director of Advantive Belgium, I'm also active as a SharePoint consultant. In the weekends you can find me cycling in the In the first place to enlarge my international contacts for our hosting part of the business. Secondly as a region of Limburg. board member of IAMCP I am intersted in getting partners exited about joining IAMCP. Why do I attend WPC? Company Description I'm attending the Partner Conference for the first time. I hope to get to know new people in the Admiral Dynamics delivers AX and CRM solutions for the fashion world (clothing, shoes and jewellery). Information Worker business and get an insight on the latest wave of products Microsoft has introduced We have strong partner relationships with other Microsoft partners to be able to deliver the full solution this year. from POS to BackOffice and remote administration. Company Description Advantive builds and implements innovative ICT solutions based on Microsoft technology. Our solutions ABOUT WASHINGTON D.C. enable organisations to operate in a more productive and efficient manner, by improving the internal and external communication, by optimising the finding and sharing of information, and by facilitating A 2005 poll found that 78% of Americans did not know that residents of the District of the team effort. And all this in an ICT environment that is manageable, stable, and secure. Columbia have less representation in Congress than residents of the 50 states. Advantive operates as a Gold Certified Partner. The company works on the realisation of solutions in the following areas: • Information Worker Solutions • Networking Infrastructure Solutions • Advanced Infrastructure Solutions • Security Solutions Advantive is located in Maasmechelen, near Genk (Belgium) and in Leende, near Eindhoven (The Netherlands). 22 23
  • Infinite Possibilities Name: Pieterjan Senaeve Mobile: +32 478 90 77 19 Name: Wim Vandesompele Mobile: +32 477 78 99 75 Company: Astena Stay in Washington: 11-07-2010 / 16-07-2010 Company: Astena Stay in Washington: 11-07-2010 / 16-07-2010 Job Title: Solution Sales JW Mariott Job Title: Solution Sales JW Mariott Website: www.astena.be Website: www.astena.be Already attend WPC: 3 Email: ps@astena.be Email: wv@astena.be Who am I? Who am I? I’m a 27 year-old guy who is most interested in social life: hanging around with my friends, talking I think I'm a cyclist , I read a lot and love to wine and dine ... but honnestly I have no active hobbies about sports and sometimes having a drink. Enjoying a good life isn’t always so healthy, which is why I anymore , thanks to Astena and my lovely wife & 2 boys (2 & 4 years old). try to do sports at least once or twice a week: football, squash, running, cycling,… I like to keep things moving! Why do I attend WPC? Why do I attend WPC? Experiencing the Microsoft roadmap ; networking with Belgian and other partners ; one week away from the job = time to (re)think ; be treated by my PAM. I want to receive some new battle material to beat the “zombies” and the so called “solutions” in the ERP Industry. And of course I’d like to learn everything about NAV 2009 and the value of the Microsoft Company Description Platform in a formal and informal atmosphere. Astena Business Software is a Belgian software company that delivers services to Belgian SMEs. As a Company Description Microsoft Gold Certified Partner, Astena offers total software solutions, of which the most important are Microsoft Dynamics NAV and its own add-ons, Astena Project Comfort and Astena Service Comfort. Astena is a Belgian software company that delivers services to Belgian SMEs. As Microsoft Gold Certified With these add-ons, Astena focuses on firms in the field of installation, construction, distribution and Partner, Astena offers total software solutions, of which the most important are Microsoft Dynamics ICT, as well as on companies that offer customer services, maintenance and repairs. NAV and its own add-ons, Astena Project Comfort and Astena Service Comfort. With these add-ons, Astena NV focuses on firms in the field of installation, construction, distribution and ICT, as well as on Apart from the competencies of Microsoft Dynamics NAV, Astena also relies on its own considerable companies that offer customer services, maintenance and repairs. experience in Business Intelligence and Information Worker. We have also specialists in Dot.Net applications (such as: Support Portal, Webshop and Mobile Field Service on PDA) all integrated with Apart from the competencies of Microsoft Dynamics NAV, Astena also relies on its own considerable NAV. Today, more than 100 companies are using Astena’s software. experience in Business Intelligence and Information Worker. Astena has also specialists in Dot.Net applications (such as: Support Portal, Webshop and Mobile Field Service) all integrated with NAV. Today, more than 100 companies are using Astena NV’s software. 24 25
  • Infinite Possibilities Name: Arnaud Marlière Mobile: +32 473 25 03 06 Name: Dirk Cipido Messenger: dirkcipido Company: Belgacom Stay in Washington: 11-07-2010 / 17-07-2010 Company: Bell Microproducts BVBA Stay in Washington: 11-07-2010 / 16-07-2010 Job Title: SME IT Solutions & L'Enfant Plaza Job Title: Sales Manager L'Enfant Plaza Strategy Website: www.bellmirco.eu Website: www.belgacom.be Already attend WPC: 1 Email: dcipido@bellmicro.eu Email: arnaud.marliere@ Mobile: +32 472 98 28 01 belgacom.be Who am I? Who am I? Born in Diest on Dec 31st 1980. Studied Applied Economics in Leuven. Age: 44 Living with my wife Isabel in Tielt-Winge (no kids so far...) Hobby: Golf. My passions are electronic music (I attempt some home-made productions when time allows), travelling Maried. (just back from US/Hawaii) and 'social activities'. Father of two adolescents. Not a fanatic sportsman, I try do be active twice a week in the Gym or on my MTB... Why do I attend WPC? Why do I attend WPC? Engage More Effectively with our customers and of course Microsoft :-) Getting updated on Microsoft solutions and partner programs. Get to know the Microsoft Network. Company Description Company Description Bell Micro is an international value-added ICT distributor. An industry-recognised specialist in storage products, we are one of the world's largest storage-centric value-added distributors. We serve a diverse Belgacom is the incumbent Telecom operator in Belgium providing fix & mobile telecom services as well set of customers including original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), commercial and value added as ICT (mainly) in Belgium. resellers (VARs) and system builders. 26 27
  • Infinite Possibilities Name: Bart Reyserhove Messenger: bartreyserhove@hotmail.com Name: Michel Kennis Mobile: +32 497 05 36 68 Company: Capgemini Stay in Washington: 11-07-2010 / 16-07-2010 Company: Capgemini Stay in Washington: 11-07-2010 / 19-07-2010 Job Title: Managing Consultant The Madison Job Title: Microsoft Service Line Westin Washington DC Website: www.capgemini.com Manager City Center Email: bart.reyserhove@ Website www.be.capgemini.com capgemini.com Email: Michel.Kennis@ Mobile: +32 486 53 91 06 capgemini.com Who am I? Who am I? I am 32 years old, married and a father of two boys (4 yr and 1 yr). I am passionate about software 44, married to Beatrijs and father of a son and 2 daughters. Knows everything (or rather used to) about development, so that takes also some of my spare time (reading books, blogs, visiting conferences). The movies and music. remainder of my spare time goes to my family and to food and wine. Why do I attend WPC? Why do I attend WPC? To meet people, learn about the Microsoft future, discover the city. And have some fun! I have two main reasons for attending: 1) learn more about Microsoft products and solution offerings to be able to position them in my day to Company Description day professional life. 2) Network with attendees from Capgemini and Microsoft. Capgemini, one of the world's foremost providers of Consulting, Technology and Outsourcing services, has a unique way of working with its clients, called the Collaborative Business Experience. Backed Company Description by over three decades of industry and service experience, the Collaborative Business Experience is designed to help our clients achieve better, faster, more sustainable results through seamless access to Capgemini, one of the world’s foremost providers of consulting, technology and outsourcing services, our network of world-leading technology partners and collaboration-focused methods and tools. enables its clients to transform and perform through technologies. Capgemini provides its clients with insights and capabilities that boost their freedom to achieve superior results through a unique way of Through commitment to mutual success and the achievement of tangible value, we help businesses working, the Collaborative BusinessExperienceTM. implement growth strategies, leverage technology, and thrive through the power of collaboration. Present in more than 30 countries, Capgemini reported 2009 global revenues of EUR 8.4 billion and The Group relies on its global delivery model called Rightshore®, which aims to get the right balance employs 90,000 people worldwide. of the best talent from multiple locations, working as one team to create and deliver the optimum solution for clients. Present in more than 30 countries, Capgemini reported 2009 global revenues of EUR 8.4 billion and employs 90,000 people worldwide. 28 29
  • Infinite Possibilities Name: Danny Buysse Messenger: dannybuysse@hotmail.com Company: CODit Stay in Washington: 10-07-2010 / 16-07-2010 Job Title: Partner Manager Website: www.codit.eu Email: danny.buysse@codit.eu Mobile: +32 497 05 31 97 Who am I? I'm a former BizTalk Server MVP (Most Valuable Professional) and part of the Microsoft Virtual Technology Specialists for Microsoft EMEA. I've been working in the .NET area from the very beginning. First as a .NET competence center leader in one of the top 3 service providers in Europe, now as active board member and SOA architect of CODit. I'm involved as SOA Architect for different of our top clients and drive in partnership with key business experts many initiatives in the BPM area. For CODit I'm managing the Product unit and I'm Managing the partnerships. I'm married and proud father of 3 wonderful daughters. I like doing sports and gastronomy. Why do I attend WPC? CODit is are a long time partner of Microsoft. As we are continually looking for new opportunities in our business area the WPC looks a great opportunity both for our relationship with to Microsoft as with other partners. Company Description Since 1999, CODit focuses on integration using the Microsoft technology stack including BizTalk Server, SharePoint, Windows Communication Foundation (WCF), Work Flow Foundation (WF), SSIS and much more. During the past 10 years we bundled our extensive hands-on experience into the CODit SOA platform and set up the only Dedicated BizTalk Support Center in Europe. Both the CODit SOA Dashboard and the CODit CIP (Collaborative Integration Platform) come with a pragmatic approach and methodology that helps to avoid common integration pitfalls. We reduce the Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) with efficient operational tools for both functional and technical issues. 30 31
  • Infinite Possibilities Name: Tom Struye Mobile: +32 498 90 32 50 Name: Raymond Beijen Messenger: raymondbeijen@hotmail.com Company: COMPUTACENTER N.V. Messenger: tstruye@hotmail.com Company: Comsoft Direct Belgium Stay in Washington: 10-07-2010 / 17-07-2010 Job Title: Sales Manager Job Title: Sales Director Renaissance M Street Website: www.computacenter.be Website: www.comsoft-direct.be Already attend WPC: 4 Email: tom_struye@ Email: Raymond.Beijen@ computacenter.com comsoft-direct.be Mobile: +32 491 25 84 31 Who am I? Who am I? Working at Computacenter and reponsible for all sales & marketing related activities within Belgium. 45 Hi, my name is Raymond, 37 years old. Together with Annemarie we (almost) have two kids. years, married and father of two teenagers Gert-Jan & Tineke. Hobbies are good food, MTB and Gospel. Hobbies: golf, squash and skiing. I also sing in a band called SenS. Basically everything which is nice to enjoy in life. Why do I attend WPC? Why do I attend WPC? I am attending WPC to strengthen my relationship with Microsoft and its (Belgian) partners. And I want Network with partners, have fun and build futher upon our Microsoft relations. to learn more about the near and longterm strategy of Microsoft and their solutions. Company Description Company Description Computacenter is a leading independent provider of distributed information technology services. Comsoft direct is an international organization with offices in Switserland (HQ), Austria, France, To help our customers maximise the value of IT to their business, we offer services at every stage The Netherlands and per 1st of March we opened a new office for Belgium and Luxembourg. of IT investment: Computacenter can advise customers on their IT strategy, implement the most We are specialized in: software licensing, Software Asset Management and Online Services. appropriate technology from a wide range of leading vendors and manage elements of their technology infrastructures on their behalf. Computacenter employs 10,000 people in the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Spain, Belgium, Luxembourg and Netherlands. Within Benelux, Computacenter has established offices in Brussels, Luxembourg, and Amsterdam. Drawing on two decades of experience, Computacenter has great depth of knowledge in providing international IT services. Computacenter's coverage extends to 120 countries for both products and services, supported by our direct businesses and partner network (CCI) throughout Europe, Asia Pacific and North America. The Benelux organisation focuses on 3 key domains: Consulting & Integration, Supply Chanin services, and managed services. 32 33
  • Infinite Possibilities Name: Bert De Craecker Mobile: +32 496 59 21 41 Name: Astrid De Vlam Mobile: +32 498 90 71 77 Company: ContributIT Stay in Washington: 1-07-2010 Company: Copaco Belgium Stay in Washington: 8-07-2010 / 18-07-2010 Job Title: General Manager Hilton Alexandria Mark Job Title: Business Unit Manager Mayflower Center Renaissance Washington Website: www.aXperts.be Website: www.copaco-belgium.be Already attend WPC: 1 Email: bdecraecker@ Email: adevlam@copaco- contributit.be belgium.be Who am I? Who am I? Age 39, male. I'm 35 years old, married and I have a daughter, Laura who's 11 years old. My hobby's are painting, horsebackriding and playing tennis. Why do I attend WPC? Why do I attend WPC? 1) meeting other partners - networking 2) I'm on holiday at the same time and take advantage of the opportunity I believe that the WPC is one of the most important ICT events in the world. By attending this event I hope to receive plenty of new information, meet people from other companies Company Description and also to do even better and more Microsoft business in the future. - Process improvement and guidance in ERP implementations Company Description - Project management - Training Dynamics AX Copaco has a dedicated sales team, all focusing on a specific reseller audience. Since July 2005 Copaco - Dynamcs AX/NAV consulting. expanded its activities to France with the setup of Copaco France SAS. The Copaco distribution group is a founding member of EWG : European Wholesaler Group, active in 15 European Countries. Copaco Has 9 Business Units : System & Peripherals, Printing & Imaging, Server, Storage & Security Solutions, Prof AV solutions, Software, Automotive, Lifestyle, Components and a Telecom business unit. 34 35
  • Infinite Possibilities Name: David Lauryssen Mobile: +32 477 58 67 18 Name: Raf Maesen Mobile: +32 478 84 33 50 Company: CTG Stay in Washington: 10-07-2010 / 19-07-2010 Company: CTG Stay in Washington: 10-07-2010 / 16-07-2010 Job Title: Pre-sales Application Marriottt at Metro Center Job Title: Partnership Manager Marriottt at Metro Center Solutions Website www.ctg.com Website: www.CTG.com Email: raf.maesen@ctg.com Email: David.Lauryssen@ctg.com Company Description Who am I? CTG is an IT Services & Solutions company, specialized in Applications Solutions, IT Service My name is Raf Maesen, partnership manager at CTG. Management, Testing and Regulatory Compliance. I live together with my wife Lieve in Maaseik Belgium and my favorite hobby is tennis. Why do I attend WPC? ABOUT WASHINGTON D.C. Gain more overview and insight in Microsoft Solutions for CTG Europe. By 1790, the Southern states had largely repaid their overseas debts from the Company Description Revolutionary War. The Northern states had not, and wanted the new federal government to take over their outstanding liabilities. As this would effectively mean that the Southern IT services and solutions company. states would assume a share of the Northern debt, in return, the South lobbied for a federal capital located closer to their own agricultural and slave- holding interests. The terms "territory" and "district" were used interchangeably throughout the 19th century until the territory was officially renamed the District of Columbia in 1871. 36 37
  • Infinite Possibilities Name: Ann Vansichen Mobile: +32 479 98 40 11 Name: Hans Demeyer Messenger: hans@ct-interactive.net Company: CTG Stay in Washington: 11-07-2010 / 16-07-2010 Company: CT-Interactive Stay in Washington: 8-07-2010 / 18-07-2010 Job Title: Pre-sales ITSM Marriottt at Metro Center Job Title: Supplier of optimism Already attend WPC: 3 Website: www.CTG.com Website: www.clubhans.net Email: ann.vansichen@ctg.com Email: hans@ctinteractive.net Mobile: +32 496 16 33 01 Who am I? Why do I attend WPC? I'm a 33 years old Pre-sales Consultant at CTG. I live in Belgium in the countryside with my husband For the fun and full nonsense part of myself, try me on www.facebook.com/911je and daughter of almost 4. I like to be in the open air: gardening, camping, walking, skiing, organizing For the serious or business related part, join me on http://www.linkedin.com/in/hansdemeyer garden parties,... My business partner Alex Huart and I have been delivering presentations for Microsoft in the Benelux I love to travel and I've lost my hart in southern Africa! and France for over 15 years now . Beginning of 2010 Microsoft Corp asked us to share our expertise and often original approach and style on a worldwide level as Subject Matter Experts. Why do I attend WPC? Reasons enough to join WPC 2010 to connect, meet, greet, learn, assess and of course... have a lot of fun! To be updated on all Microsoft products and approaches. Company Description Company Description We provide business people, consultants and sales with inspiration, information and optimism, so they CTG is a IT Services & Solutions company specialized in IT Service Management, Application Solutions, can perform better and take better informed decisions. Testing and Regulatory compliance. We started in the ICT environment. Word by mouth has brought us in many other sectors which in turn makes us reinvent ourselves every couple of years to stay on top of what happens in society, in the market places and in the heads of people working and living there. 38 39
  • Infinite Possibilities Name: Sigrid Verbruggen Messenger: sigridverbruggen@ Name: Koen Verstraete Mobile: +32 497 51 11 31 hotmail.com Company: Delaware Consulting Stay in Washington: 11-07-2010 / 16-07-2010 Company: D&D Distribution Stay in Washington: 8-07-2010 / 16-07-2010 Job Title: Senior Manager JW Marriottt Job Title: General Manager Washington Marriott Website: www.delawareconsulting. Already attend WPC: 2 Website: www.dddistribution.be Already attend WPC: 1st time com Email: sigi@dddistribution.be Email: koen.verstraete@ delawareconsulting.com +32 475 96 7482 Who am I? Who am I? Age 42 I'm 38 years young, married with Katrien, and father of three cute sons ( Arthur (7yrs), Arne (5yrs) and Victor (4yrs)). My hobbies are mountainbiking/cycling, running, gardening, dining & wining, and Company Description reading. Distributor Why do I attend WPC? To have an overview of the (new) Microsoft products, to understand the Microsoft strategy, and to network with Microsoft people and partners. Company Description “Combining strengths, delivering solutions” is the baseline of Delaware Consulting. Delaware Consulting combines technology and business consulting to deliver real solutions to our customers’ challenges. We align our competencies with these of our customers and partners, building and maintaining long-term relationships. Based on the technology standards of Microsoft and SAP we define, implement and manage best practice solutions. Our core consulting competencies are ERP, CRM, SCM, BI and Performance Management, Information Solutions and IT service management, enriched with our solid experience and pragmatic approach. ABOUT WASHINGTON D.C. That this formula works, is proven by our ever-growing number of customers. Our technology partners have confirmed our strengths by awarding us the titles of Gold Certified Microsoft partner, Gold SAP With an average of one million trips each weekday in 2009, Metrorail is the nation's Channel, NetWeaver and Business Objects partner. second-busiest rapid transit system in the country, after the New York City Subway. To keep supporting our customers professionally, we are continually strengthening our team and expanding our organization. Currently our team counts some 450 professionals in offices in Belgium (Kortrijk and Antwerp), China (Suzhou and Harbin), US (Atlanta), Luxembourg (Contern), the Netherlands (‘s Hertogenbosch) and France (Lyon). 40 41
  • Infinite Possibilities Name: Luc Van Aelbroeck Mobile: +32 495 59 48 63 Name: Arnold De Ploey Messenger: arnold.deploey@hotmail.com Company: Delaware Consulting Stay in Washington: 11-07-2010 / 16-07-2010 Company: Devoteam NV/SA Stay in Washington: 11-07-2010 / 16-07-2010 Job Title: CEO Hilton Job Title: Business Development JW Marriottt Website: www.delawareconsulting.com Already attend WPC: 3 ECM & UC Email: luc.vanaelbroeck@ Website: www.devoteam.be Already attend WPC: 1 delawareconsulting.com Email: arnold.de.ploey@ devoteam.com Mobile: +32 474 96 32 38 Why do I attend WPC? Who am I? Development of US Microsoft focus within Delaware Consulting Close to 40, born and still living in Leuven, happily married, daughter of 14, son of 12, badminton & tennis, Italy is my second home country. Company Description Why do I attend WPC? Consulting. Get an update on the Microsoft strategy, network with other partners Company Description Devoteam is a unique player on the Belgian market with in depth expertise in both the worlds of IT and Telecom. With 300 highly skilled experts in Belgium and an international network of more than 4700 colleagues we have a state-of-the-art knowledge base and a very solid execution platform. Devoteam in Belgium can offer its experience through consultancy, expertise, education as well as by providing complete solutions. Devoteam offers solutions and services covering IT and Telecom in both the domains of Applications and Infrastructure: Applications: - Enterprise Content Management & Unified Communication (ECM & UC) - Applications for Digital Television - Business Application Integration Infrastructure: - IT Service Management - Advanced Infrastructure Services - Risk & Security Management Devoteam NV/SA has offices in Brussels, Leuven and Herentals. 42 43
  • Infinite Possibilities Name: Stephane De Clercq Mobile: +32 499 57 81 95 Name: Fabrice Legrand Mobile: +32 496 59 34 10 Company: Econocom Products and Stay in Washington: 10-07-2010 / 17-07-2010 Company: Econocom Products and Microsoft Buddy: Anthony Iudicello Solutions JW Marriottt Solutions Job Title: Hosting Licensing Job Title: Sales and Technical Already attend WPC: 5 Specialist Consultant Website: www.econocom.com Website: www.econocom.com Email: stephane.de.clercq@ Email: fabrice.legrand@ econocom.be econocom.be Who am I? Who am I? I'm 36 years old, married and have 2 little boys, Rémi (aged 4) and Félix (aged 2). We are livig in I’m 38 and the father of two wonderful daughters ( 4 and 9 years). Vosselare, a small village near the city of Ghent (Belgium). My favorite sport is field hockey, which I'm playing for almost 30 years now. Damn, I'm getting old... Next to that, I like tennis, snowboarding, Why do I attend WPC? skiing, photography, travelling, comic books, music, movies and last but not least to spend as much time as possible with my kids. :-) Since more than 7 years I'm dedicated to serve hosting partners and I’m attending WPC to be on track with Microsoft’s vision and strategy. It’s also an exceptional opportunity to meet other Microsoft partners and to exchange ideas. give them licensing consultancy and advice. By doing this, they have the possibility to use the best licensing models for their needs. Econocom, the company where I currently work for almost 4 years now, is a Microsoft LAR, ESA and SPLAR covering Belgium and Luxembourg. Company Description Econocom: Econocom is a service company with more than 25 years of experience that helps you gain greater Why do I attend WPC? control over your IT. We offer a total range of products and services, including consultancy, financing , supply, maintenance and facilities-management services. To know all about Microsoft's vision and strategy on Cloud Computing for the coming years. Next to that, I hope to meet with a lot of Microsoft people and partners. Networking, networking and networking. Company Description By managing distributed IT infrastructure for 25 years, Econocom has gained full-fledged expertise in four lines of business. Our watchwords have been quality, adaptability to clients’ needs and unparalleled innovation. To meet these challenges, Econocom does more than simply provide dual expertise in IT and Telecom services; it has specific capabilities in the following four (4) areas: - Managed services for distributed infrastructures: Keeping clients on top of their infrastructures - Customized IT products and solutions: Equipping clients with high performance installations - Telecom services: Making your IT system mobile - IT and telecom asset financing and management: Adapting installations to user needs at the drop of a hat 44 45
  • Infinite Possibilities Name: Jacques Van Branteghem Mobile: +32 475 93 82 01 Name: Alain Vandenborne Mobile: +32 494 57 90 52 Company: EDAN INTEGRATOR NV Already attend WPC: 2 Company: ENQIO NV Stay in Washington: 10-07-2010 / 16-07-2010 Job Title: Partner - Job Title: CEO The St. Regis Managing Director Website www.enqio.eu Already attend WPC: 1 Website: www.edan.be Email: alain.vandenborne@ Email: jacques.van. enqio.eu branteghem@edan.be Why do I attend WPC? Who am I? To connect with interesting people within the Microsoft Process Manufacturing area. I'm 41 years old, married to Diliana, having 2 sons (17 & 11) and a daughter (2) and live in Antwerp. No specific hobbies to mention as my family is consuming all my free time. Nevertheless, I'm always enjoying a good glass of wine in good company. Further I'm the CEO and co-founder of ENQIO. I have more than 20 years of diversified involvement across various industries. Most recently a was founder and CEO of IKAN Consulting, a well known-name in the Business Intelligence landscape in Belgium and Europe, I have an extensive experience in BI systems and analytics along with a complementary mix of technical and business skills. I have a pragmatic, open and very communicative style that enables strong and long-term relationships built on mutual respect. Why do I attend WPC? I'm attending the Partner Conference to strengthen the relationship with Microsoft and their partners and to see what the future in the MS universe will bring. Company Description Intelligence inspires, wisdom works ! Enqio helps get more value out of an organization. Employing software developed for in-depth analyses, the company distils useful insights from large amounts of company data. These insights allow management to calculate risks in a timely fashion and make informed, corporate decisions. Enqio therefore ensures a sustainable increase in turnover and profit. Enqio is an international company focused primarily on the telecom, financial, public and media sectors. Enqio is active in more than 40 countries worldwide. Its customers include Orange, France Telecom, Mobistar, Optimus, Telenet, Rogers Wirelless, Zain, Bharti Airtel, Kinepolis, KBC, Dexia, ING, Alpha Credit, TNS, Movetis, Nuon, Toyota, and many more. More info on www.enqio.eu; www.meetoscar.eu 46 47
  • Infinite Possibilities Name: Bernard Zwaenepoel Mobile: +32 475 97 00 54 Company: EskoArtwork Stay in Washington: 10-07-2010 / 16-07-2010 Job Title: Sr. VP Software Business Renaissance Mayflower Website: www.esko.com Email: bernard.zwaenepoel@ esko.com Who am I? Age : 44 Sailing, wine and dine. Married, 2 sons. Why do I attend WPC? Discover potential strategic directions based on Sharepoint. Company Description Integrated solutions for the packaging preproduction and printing markets. 48 49
  • Infinite Possibilities Name: Geert Janssen Mobile: +32 477 75 43 38 Name: Dirk Michiels Mobile: +32 477 203 374 Company: Ferranti Computer Stay in Washington: 10-07-2010 / 16-07-2010 Company: Ferranti Computer Stay in Washington: 11-07-2010 / 16-07-2010 Systems Hyatt Regency Washington Systems Hyatt Regency Washington Job Title: Sales Director Job Title: Director Operations Already attend WPC: 4 Website: www.ferranti.be Website: www.ferranti.be Email: geert.janssen@ferranti.be Email: dirk.michiels@ferranti.be Who am I? Who am I? I'm 46 years old, married and I have 2 great sons. Married, 47, No kids - love food. Next to my job I am quite passionate about cooking, good food and drinks and music and I like to Like to do walking, cycling, literature, art, classical music spend quality time with my family. Director Operations, responsible for Pre-sales, Project implementation, Product Development Why do I attend WPC? organisation, Service/Application Management Organisation. - Getting first hand information on Dynamics Strategy & Roadmap, particularly towards the Utilities IAMCP BELUX President - Working with Marc Crauwels, Patrick Wielandt, Patrick Steensens to build and Public Sector IAMCP BELUX Chapter - We are looking for motivated people who want to help in IAMCP steering co as - Share partners' vision and experience on how to create added value in their business models we are restructuring the IAMCP BELUX organsiation and value prop with Microsoft BELUX. - Always looking to be inspired Spend 1 week a month in the Ferranti India. Company Description Why do I attend WPC? Ferranti delivers innovative solutions to Energy & Utility companies to optimise and control their business critical meter2cash processes based on our MECOMS platform (based on Dynamics/AX). Partnering - Building relationships Microsoft - Meeting other IAMCP Chapters We call it "Empowering Smart Utilities". We operate a direct business model in our home markets and Understand the Microsoft Strategic Direction a channel partner strategy across Europe and India. Company Description Next to this we deliver innovative solutions to the Public Sector and deliver and manage innovative ICT Ferranti is based in Belgium and India. Infrastructure based on the Microsoft technology stack. We provide: - Business solutions for the Energy, Utility and Public sector. - Deliver and manage ICT Infrastructures We are also developing a standard product based on Microsoft Dynamics AX for the Energy and Utilities market. htttp://www.mecons.com. This product is brought to market (Europe, Asia) using a partner network with support from the Antwerp and Gurgaon (Delhi) office. 50 51
  • Infinite Possibilities Name: Gunter Van de Cauter Mobile: +32 476 28 50 65 Name: Richard Nijkerk Mobile: +32 486 76 90 60 Company: Ferranti Computer Stay in Washington: 10/07/2010 - 16/07/2010 Company: Ferranti Computer Stay in Washington: 11-07-2010 / 16-07-2010 Systems Hyatt Regency Washington Systems Park Hyatt Job Title: Sales Manager ICT Job Title: Vice Chairman Website: www.ferranti.be Website: www.ferranti.be Email: gvdcau@ferranti.be Email: richard.nijkerk@nijkerk. com Who am I? Who am I? Hello, I’m 37 year old sales professional, working for Ferranti since 2002. I’m active in IT for more than I have been with the Nijkerk Group for 21 years and engaged with Ferranti since it joined the Nijkerk 10 years in several sales positions. Antwerp, is my hometown but I currently reside in Zoersel, where Group in 1994. I live with my wife Leen and 2 kids; Eveline (6) & Thomas (4). Most of my free time is consumed with family activities. In the rare free time I like to wine a dine and I’m passionate fan of RAFC. My particlar interest is on structuring the international roll-out of the MECOMS platform which has been developed by Ferranti for the Utility market (Power, Gas, Water) through key strategic partners. Why do I attend WPC? As a Dutch native, I have lived in the USA for 8 years, for Bacholor's studies at the University of This is my first WPC and I’m looking forward to it! My main focus will be IT infrastructure related, with Pennsylvania (B.S.Econ from Wharton & B.S. from Penn Engineering) in Philadelphia; and a Masters in special interest for System Center suite. My goals are to get a good overview of Microsoft strategy in Economics from SAIS, Johns Hopkins University, with a focus on the development of South East Asian the Infrastructure workspace, and to get more acquainted with the Microsoft organization. Nations & Japan. Following graduation, I completed a corporate training program in Kyoto, Japan prior Company Description to joining the Nijkerk Group Ferranti Computer Systems helps organizations improve their business through smart implementation As an alumnus of Wharton, I am actively engaged with the international develoment of the of state of the art technologies. We provide a wide array of business and IT consultancy, develop and Management & Technology program and a founding member of the Delhi Alumni chapter. integrate systems and offer high quality Business Process Outsourcing, IT infrastructure and Managed Services that help businesses create an advantage. Married to Lauren Bogen we reside in Brussels Belgium with 2 children. Ferranti has an outstanding reputation in: Why do I attend WPC? - Energy and Utilities Check http://www.mecoms.com for more information on the MECOMS product designed toe Empower Smart Utilities. Positioning Ferranti as ISV in the global utility market - Public Sector including (public) transport Company Description - Core IT Infrastructure project and service management including LAN/WAN, Storage, Server virtualisation, Systems Management and Unified communications Middle East, India and South East Asia. Ferranti has offices in Belgium and India Founded in Antwerp, Belgium in 1976 Ferranti is a member of the Nijkerk Group since 1994. Ferranti has operations in Belgium, U.K., Germany and India 52 53
  • Infinite Possibilities Name: Frank Opsomer Mobile: +32 477 42 55 32 Name: Patrick Vandebosch Stay in Washington: 10-07-2010 / 17-07-2010 Company: Ferranti Computer Systems Stay in Washington: 10-07-2010 / 16-07-2010 Company: Getronics Belgium JW Marriott Job Title: Partner Account Manager Hyatt Regency Washington Job Title: Business Unit Manager Already attend WPC: 8 Website: www.ferranti.be Website: www.getronics.be Messenger: patrickvandebosch@ Email: frank.opsomer@ferranti.be Email: patrick.vandebosch@ hotmail.com getronics.com Mobile: +32 494 055 73 Who am I? Who am I? 46 years old. Married and 2 children. Been in partner business for 20+ years, both on local (BeLux) and Favorite hobbies : International business. - All about Italy - Wine Why do I attend WPC? - Jogging Network with new potential partners - learning about other partners' solutions Why do I attend WPC? Company Description Main purpose is networking and understanding future strategies of Microsoft. Belgian company focused on Utilities sector across the globe. We have a state-of-the-art product for utilities sector (electricity, gas, water, heating, cooling) based on Dynamix AX platform, and seamlessly Company Description integrating other Microsoft products. The product is called MECOMS (http://www.mecoms.com) With worldwide revenue of €2.08 billion in 2009 and about 13,000 employees (FTE) at HY 2009, Getronics is a leading ICT service-provider in the world and the largest ICT service-provider in the Benelux. As expert in workspace management services, connectivity, datacenters, and consultancy, Getronics helps organisations and its employees to improve performance. To do this, Getronics has a complete portfolio of integrated ICT services for the large enterprise market and works according to a Global Service Delivery Model ensuring that services are provided for clients throughout the world that are of consistent quality. 54 55
  • Infinite Possibilities Name: Monique Pierre Mobile: +32 729 72 68 Name: Steven Arrazola de Onate Mobile: +32 473 630 628 Company: HP Stay in Washington: 10-07-2010 / 16-07-2010 Company: iFacto Group Stay in Washington: 10-07-2010 / 16-07-2010 Job Title: Licensing Sales Specialist JW Marriottt Job Title: Partner JW Marriott Website: www.hp.com Already attend WPC: 1 Website: www.ifacto.be Already attend WPC: 1 Email: monique.pierre@hp.com Email: steven.arrazoladeonate@ ifacto.be Who am I? Who am I? I love cooking and especially exotic food : Caribean, Chinese, Japanese, ... and each travel is the 40 years old. opportunity to discover new recipes. Married, 2 children. Why do I attend WPC? Why do I attend WPC? Ideal way to discover the Microsoft strategy, the new products, ... It is also the opportunity to meet Contact with Microsoft and Partners other partners. Company Description Company Description iFacto Group : For 70 years, HP has helped people, businesses, and communities around the world apply iFacto Business Solutions technology in meaningful ways by harnessing new thinking and ideas to deliver reliable MoReICT products and services. We base our solutions on intuitive technology that hides complexity Go4Logistics inside, where it belongs, so our customers’ lives are enriched and their IT experiences are SmartSys simpler, smarter, and more manageable. This allows them to spend less time worrying about technology and more time focusing on what really matters iFacto Vertical NAV solutions: Distri+ for Wholesale & Distribution Some people think of HP as a printer company. Others, as a PC or data center company. Move+ & Rental + for Moving & Renting We’re all that, and more: TMS+ for Transport & Logistics • We ship more than 1 million printers per week. • We ship 48 million PC units annually. iFacto NAV Tools : • One out of every three servers shipped worldwide is from HP. iFacto Integration Framework • HP Software makes calls possible for more than 100 million mobile phone customers around the iFacto NAS Scheduler globe. Imavision • HP Software Licensing & Management Solution is LAR for more than 15 years and is supporting business in over 146 countries • HP helps 50 million customers store and share over 4 billion photos online. 56 57
  • Infinite Possibilities Name: Swen Maes Messenger: swen Name: Roeland Goossens Mobile: +32 473 303 486 Company: iFacto Business Solutions Stay in Washington: 10-07-2010 / 16-07-2010 Company: INFRONT NV Stay in Washington: 10-07-2010 / 16-07-2010 Job Title: Partner JW Marriottt Job Title: Managing Partner JW Marriottt Website: www.ifacto.be Already attend WPC: 3 Website: www.infront.be Email: swen.maes@ifacto.be Email: roeland.goossens@ Mobile: +32 476 24 38 59 infront.be Who am I? Who am I? I am 40 years old and a Dynamics NAV adept since 2000. Married, no kids, which gives me time for my My name is Roeland Goossens. I'm proud to be Managing Partner and founder of Infront, the Microsoft favourite hobbies: motorbikes, movies, kanoeing. Dynamics CRM Competence Centre of the Cronos Group. I'm 37 years old. I graduated from Leuven University as Master Applied Economics in 1991 and have Why do I attend WPC? been around in the Belgian CRM scene for the last 12 years. I have a lovely wife, Kathleen, and 2 kids : Axl (3 years) and Tom (8 months). Meet other partners to discuss common interests, issues and solutions. Check out the future within My hobbies are tennis and travelling. Microsoft Dynamics NAV products and Microsoft in general. Looking for opportunities. Why do I attend WPC? Company Description At WPC 2010 I hope to hear a lot about the strategy for the future of Microsoft in general, and for Over the years iFacto has built an extensive expertise in software applications for various industries. Dynamics and the new Microsoft Partner Network in particular. With years of IT experience and thorough industry knowledge, iFacto Business Solutions offers the On the other hand WPC offers an ideal platform to network with other Microsoft partners and Microsoft solution that meets the unique needs of your organization. executives. Are you ready to take your business to the next level? Then, discover more about iFacto and the Company Description solutions and sectors that we are specialized in on www.ifacto.be. Infront is the Microsoft Dynamics CRM Centre of Excellence of the Cronos Group. We focus exclusively on Microsoft Dynamics CRM; in fact we were one of the first Belgian partners to gain experience with this powerful CRM application. Infront is ahead regarding the extensive knowledge and unique experience in Microsoft Dynamics CRM resulting in 150 implementations at this moment. Our main strength is based on the enthusiasm of our team of very skilled colleagues. 58 59
  • Infinite Possibilities Name: Maarten Verhaert Messenger: verhaertmv@hotmail.com Name: Emiel Herssens Mobile: +32 486 85 74 80 Company: INFRONT NV Stay in Washington: 10-07-2010 / 16-07-2010 Company: Interconnect N.V. Stay in Washington: 10-07-2010 / 16-07-2010 Job Title: Business Development JW Marriottt Job Title: Director Capitol Hilton Manager Website: www.interconnect.be Already attend WPC: 13 Website: www.infront.be Already attend WPC: 1 Email: eherssens@interconnect.be Email: maarten.verhaert@ infront.be Mobile: +32 498 11 11 05 Who am I? Who am I? I'm 30 years old and have been working with CRM since version 1.2. Currently I'm working at Infront I just reached the age of 50, starting my second youth! I have a lovely wife Ariane and two kids, Naomi where my focus is on sales and account management. My hobbies are tennis, traveling and movies. (20) and Nolan (17). Together with my business partner Danny, we started Interconnect back in 1988 and we still love our job! Why do I attend WPC? When I am not working, I like doing nothing (YES), watching TV, jogging (try to do this once a week), To keep up-to-date with all the Microsoft related things (MPN, CRM, Add-On's, ...). skiing in wintertime. I like traveling to East, West and South. Company Description One of my other favorite activities is enjoying good food, good wine and good company. I am not a cook at all, but I love to go out to a restaurant that serves nice food. Infront is the Microsoft Dynamics CRM Centre of Excellence of the Cronos Group. We focus exclusively on Microsoft Dynamics CRM; in fact we were one of the first Belgian partners to gain experience Why do I attend WPC? with this powerful CRM application. Infront is ahead regarding the extensive knowledge and unique experience in Microsoft Dynamics CRM resulting in more than 150 implementations at this moment. To get an update on Microsoft's future plans, to meet new people, to meet friends and to network. The WPC is one of the business highlights of the year for me. Company Description We are Microsoft Gold Partner and focus on core infrastructure. Our main customer base are SME's. we do projects with MS products like Windows Server 2008, Exchange 2010, ISA Server or TMG etc. Recently we did some successful installations based on MS HyperV. We also add services like cabling installations, sell hardware in order to offer complete solutions to our customers. 60 61
  • Infinite Possibilities Name: Jan Vinckier Messenger: jan@jasa.be Name: Frederic Jourdain Mobile: +32 498 90 88 11 Company: Jasa bvba Stay in Washington: 10-07-2010 / 16-07-2010 Company: Kitry SA Stay in Washington: 10-07-2010 / 16-07-2010 Job Title: Managing Director ST. Regis Job Title: Director Marriottt Website: www.jasa.be Website: www.kitrygroup.com Already attend WPC: 1 Email: jan@jasa.be Email: fjo@kitrygroup.com Mobile: +32 475 77 53 68 Who am I? Who am I? System Builder, IT-Distributor. I'm 45 living in Namur with my family (one child, 15 years) Tech addicted as it's my life's passion.... I like to eat, drink, do sports and discuss with everybody. Why do I attend WPC? Nothing in fact. It's a good way to meet Microsoft representatives and understand Microsoft strategy in communication to partners..... Company Description Development company based on .NET Sharepoint and we are planning to become a cloud company by providing all "online" solutions from Microsoft. 62 63
  • Infinite Possibilities Name: Lowie Schaubroeck Mobile: + 32 499 51 05 71 Name: Didier Lagaert Mobile: +32 474 97 20 54 Company: LEBON IT SERVICES NV Stay in Washington: 10-07-2010 / 17-07-2010 Company: MICROCOMPUTING Stay in Washington: 10-07-2010 / 18-07-2010 Job Title: Network Engineer Four Seasons Hotel Job Title: CTO Willard Website: www.lebonitservices.be Website: www.microcomputing.be Already attend WPC: 1 Email: lowie.schaubroeck@ Email: didier.lagaert@ lebonitservices.be microcomputing.be Who am I? Who am I? My name is Lowie Schaubroeck and I live in Roeselare, a town located in the center of West-Flanders. I I joined Microcomputing 7 years ago as System Engineer. Today I maintain and coach our technical am 24 years old and very glad I have the oppurtiny to attend Microsoft's Worldwide Partner Conference partnerships @ Microcomputing. Besides ICT I enjoy rollerblading, sailing, diving and riding my for the first time. I studied mathematics and afterwards I started working at Lebon IT Services last motorcycle. Getting rid of the daily stress in one of these ways is one of my favourite hobbies. summer. Last year has been very interesting and I learned a lot. Besides working I spent my time reading, playing tennis, working in my recently bought house etc. I also hope I will find time to visit Why do I attend WPC? Washington and some of its most interesting places. WPC allows me to network and to exchange ideas, visions and strategies with other parties. Why do I attend WPC? Getting the latest trends and facts for the future allow me to adapt the strategy of our company towards these changes. Since this is my first time I am very keen to just experience the Partner Conference. I also hope to Company Description gain quite some knowledge about the cloud service solutions Microsoft offers and Microsoft's Partner Program. Besides that I hope to meet most of my Belgian collegues and spend a nice time together. An optimized ICT infrastructure offers a high return! By limiting downtime you increase profits by Company Description making the processes and data that are critical to your company available at all times. Techniques such as back-ups, data replications and the complete duplication of sites complete this approach. Lebon IT Services is a value-add reseller with a clear mission: offering professional infrastructure services to government and small to medium sized businesses. Our vision is based on three principles: That’s exactly what MicroComputing can do for you. We will always look for the best ICT concept knowledge, experience and commitment. Since 25 years we want every IT investment our customers for your company. Our approach is similar to the work of an architect: we make an analysis of the make to add value to the productivity and business growth of their company. foundation and build an infrastructure that can grow at your company’s pace. Our starting point: your wishes and requirements! As a client, you have numerous options. From advice concerning your existing network to the implementation of a total concept. Together we will evaluate your situation. Thoroughly and professionally. We can also be your single point of contact for all your ICT needs. This customer-friendly and flexible approach has led MicroComputing to remain a partner of choice, for more than 30 years. 64 65
  • Infinite Possibilities Name: Kristof D'Hoossche Mobile: +32 0475 78 32 01 Name: Jan Hofman Messenger: jan_hofman@msn.com Company: Net IT Stay in Washington: 10-07-2010 / 16-07-2010 Company: Net IT Stay in Washington: 10-07-2010 / 16-07-2010 Job Title: Partner & Commercial Job Title: Managing Partner Director Microsoft Website: www.net-it.be Dynamics CRM Email: jan.hofman@net-it.be Website: www.net-it.be Mobile: +32 475 82 51 60 Email: kristof.dhoossche@ net-it.be Who am I? Who am I? 38 y - Diving - Living together & 1 daughter of 11 y. Besides my passion for Microsoft Dynamics CRM, I’m a real family man. Last year I got married with Passioned by CRM. the wife of my dreams with whom I’m building a house, to take our next step... Being a child of the eighties (I’m 34 years old), I’m passionate about the pop and rock music of that Why do I attend WPC? period. In earlier days I was a successful dj in my region. Today I spend my free time being together with my family, with whom I like to go out eating and doing Networking with Microsoft people & partners city trips from time to time. If the traffic wouldn’t be that slow, driving my car would be one of my What's new hobbies. Microsoft Dynamics CRM 5.0 Mobile 7 Why do I attend WPC? Other stuff Networking and finding out new stuff. Company Description Company Description Microsoft Dynamics CRM/xRM We have built a vertical solution based on the Microsoft Dynamics CRM platform --> PSO : Professional Microsoft Dynamics CRM/xRM Services Management We have built a vertical solution based on the Microsoft Dynamics CRM platform --> PSO : Professional Services Management 66 67
  • Infinite Possibilities Name: Bart Troubleyn Mobile: +32 476 40 52 71 Name: Gerry Appeltants Messengerr: gaike_the@hotmail.com Company: Nextel Stay in Washington: 10-07-2010 / 16-07-2010 Company: Ordina Belgium NV Stay in Washington: 11-07-2010 / 18-07-2010 Job Title: Managing Director Renaissance Mayflower Job Title: Division Director Marriottt Website: www.nextel.be Website: www.ordina.be Already attend WPC: 4 Email: bart.troubleyn@nextel.be Email: gerry.appeltants@ ordina.be Mobile: +32 475 96 29 00 Who am I? Who am I? 40 year old father of 3 kids (8, 10 & 12) spending weekends driving kids around and doing various I'm 35 years, I have one daughter of 2 and a half years old and I just moved to Hove near Antwerp. sports (running, squash). As a Solution Specialist, I’ve carried out activities in the field of business development, presales, coaching of development teams and project control for several software ICT and Consulting firms. Why do I attend WPC? Why do I attend WPC? Get introduced to the Microsoft Partner network, get a clear view on Microsoft strategies and plans, improve understanding of business model for Microsoft partners. Networking, Up-to-date info and Fun. Company Description Company Description Nextel is a Belgian Telecom Integrator (150 FTE, 28 MIO € turnover) specialised in bringing our Ordina Belgium customers added value through … provides you with consultancy, ICT and outsourcing services. A single point of contact for your - Unified Communication Solutions, integrated portfolio. From strategy to tactical and operational solutions. From package to custom - Data & Security, software. From architectures to tools. From projects to right sourcing and applications management. All - Specialised Communication Applications and on the right scale for you. - Operator Services. … bundles business know-how with superior technology expertise. Our competence centres convert your processes into ICT. Ordina works for banks and insurance companies, government, utility and telecommunications companies, retail, transport and industry. … is expert and results-driven. But with Ordina as your partner, you can expect more. You can expect us to be honest, fair and respectful in doing business, with great commitment and a sense of responsibility. And we do what we promise.… is close to you. Flexible, pragmatic and reachable. In terms of capacity and synergies, a big player. Together with Ordina in the Netherlands, we have 5300 ICT people at your disposal. Ordina is among the fastest- growing ICT companies in the Benelux. 68 69
  • Infinite Possibilities Name: Hein Bruggeman Mobile: +32 473 23 15 47 Name: Marc Degryse Mobile: +34 769 8 33 31 Company: SAVACO Stay in Washington: 11-07-2010 / 16-07-2010 Company: SAVACO Stay in Washington: 11-07-2010 / 16-07-2010 Job Title: Customer Services JW Marriottt Job Title: Product Strategy JW Marriottt Manger ICT Manager Infrastructure Solutions Website: www.savaco.com Website: www.savaco.com Email: marc.degryse@savaco. Email: hein.bruggeman@ com savaco.com Who am I? Who am I? I am 43 years old and living in Kortrijk (Belgium). 38 years. I am married to Sophie and we have 2 lovely daughters; Julie and Manon. 'Newly' father (first daughter is now 6 months). My hobbies? You can call me a foodie. I like good food, I also like to cook and I enjoy a glass of good Musea & recreationals sports. wine. I especially like to share all this with my friends while having a good laugh in a great atmosphere. Next to this, I also like good music, a good book and I am interested in photography. I also do some WPC is the start of a "New England/Connecticut" tour (DC-Boston-NY) sports, i.e. playing badminton, going for a walk in the countryside and making rides with my bike. Why do I attend WPC? Why do I attend WPC? 1) the cloud is coming/here already ... This will be my first attendance to the Microsoft Partner Conference. I hope to get in touch with a lot of How make it an opportunity instead of a threat for our infractructure solutions people and make new contacts. Next to this I expect to get a good mix of firsthand product information and new ideas and insights on business opportunities for our company. 2) roadmaps of all core-IO products (especially System Center) 3) The evolution in the Microsoft Maturity approach Company Description SAVACO is an IT-services company focusing on ICT Infrastructure Solutions (Core IO), Business Company Description Productivity Solutions and CAD & PLM Solutions. 2 business units: - ICT Infrastructure - CAD & PLM Solutions ((mechanical) engineering software) 70 71
  • Infinite Possibilities Name: Jean-Francois Lienart Already attend WPC: 3 Name: Marc Dries Mobile: +32 472 95 79 46 Company: SOGETI Stay in Washington: 10-07-2010 / 18-07-2010 Company: Spikes NV Stay in Washington: 10-07-2010 / 16-07-2010 Job Title: Alliance Manager JW Marriottt Job Title: Managing Director Marriottt Website: www.sogeti.com Website: www.spikes.be Already attend WPC: 1 Email: jean-francois.lienart@ Email: marc.dries@spikes.be sogeti.be Who am I? Who am I? I'm 51, married, 3 (big) children and my big hobbies are travelling and discover countries and people, I'm 46, married with Marijke Kuijken and 2 kids Emily and Fleur. I co-founded Spikes in 2002. cooking, and nonsense . I am passionate about innovating businesses through technology. In my spare time, I enjoy reading and the family life. I'm the alliance Manager for Sogeti Belgium and Luxembourg which is an exciting full time job . Why do I attend WPC? Why do I attend WPC? Spikes decided to attend the WPC for a third time Marketing & technology update at the source, trends for next year networking & socializing. 1) to meet partners who already have an offering in cloud computing to look for synergies, 2) understand how Microsoft brings its products to market and 3) to strengthen our relationship with Microsoft and the partner ecosystem. Company Description Company Description Sogeti is a 100% subsidiary of Cap Gemini with offices in Antwerp, Brussels and Luxemburg. Our activities cover Infrastructure management, Application services and testing. We employ more than Spikes is a 100% Microsoft Technology based solution provider. We mainly focus on solutions based on 1000 employees in Belux. .Net, Sharepoint, Office, Dynamics CRM and Biztalk. Spikes currently employs 50 FTE. 72 73
  • Infinite Possibilities Name: Marc Nagelmackers Mobile: +32 476 33 47 50 Name: Carl Alloin Messenger: calloin@techdata.eu Company: SYSTEMAT Stay in Washington: 10-07-2010 / 16-07-2010 Company: Tech Data Stay in Washington: 10-07-2010 / 16-07-2010 Job Title: Licensing sales specialist Walter E. Washington Job Title: Country Manager Belux team leader Convention Center Website: www.techdata.be Website: www.systemat.com Already attend WPC: 2 Email: calloin@techdata.be Email: marc.nagelmackers@ Mobile: +32 497 593 295 systemat.com Who am I? Who am I? Age: 45 years old, 40 years. Hobbies: scuba diving, travel, Married with Catherine De Schryver, 2 wonderful kids: Gilles (8 years) and Arnaud (7 years). Family: married, one child. Started my career at Alcatel in 1993 and worked since 1998 for different telecom operators/ISP's as EUnet, KPN Belgium, Planet Internet, Scarlet, Telenet and Clearwire. Why do I attend WPC? End 2009 I joined Tech Data, initially as Sales Director, since May 1st as Country Manager. Hobbies: visiting restaurants. Networking, Microsoft products and strategy update Why do I attend WPC? Company Description Having worked my whole career in the telecommunications industry and having joined the ICT IT-service provider for nearly 25 years, Systemat has asserted itself as an independent intermediary distribution industry since a few months, this is a unique opportunity to become familiar with the offering high added-value services to organizations. This success stems from a resolute strategy, Microsoft world. modelled on the changing needs of its customers. Company Description Since its foundation in 1984, Systemat has pursued one single objective: to free its customers from the constraints of managing the computer aspects of their business in order to allow them to concentrate Being at the center of the IT supply chain means Tech Data is in the unique position to provide a broad on their firm’s core business. To date, Systemat has 10 subsidiaries in Belux covering every aspect of the range of product lines, logistics capabilities and value-added services that enable technology makers computer industry. 450 highly qualified staff, distributed throughout the various units in the group, are and technology resellers to deploy powerful and cost-effective IT solutions. While we don't make any of constantly in the service of customers. the IT products we sell, we play an indispensable role in getting them from those who do and delivering them to those who bring technology to life-all with the knowledge that, at Tech Data. Systemat disposes of expertise in a huge number of fields: design and integration of networks, PCs and servers, support and maintenance, help desk, remote management, Business Continuity & Disaster Recovery, hosting and web design, ERP solutions, accounting software, e-commerce solutions, Storage Area Networking (SAN), financing, etc. 74 75
  • Infinite Possibilities Name: Stef Van Langendonck Mobile: +41 797 52 31 16 Name: Francis Adams Messenger: francis.adams@tcog.be Company: Tech Data Europe Stay in Washington: 11-07-2010 / 16-07-2010 Company: The Concept Group Stay in Washington: 11-07-2010 / 16-07-2010 Job Title: Commercial Director Marriottt Washington Job Title: CEO Best Western Georgetown Website www.techdata.be Already attend WPC: 1 Website: www.tcog.be Already attend WPC: 4 Email: stef.vanlangendonck@ Email: francis.adams@tcog.be techdata.ch Mobile: +32 (0)477 25 14 89 Who am I? Who am I? In a nutshell: living is Switzerland, during the week: reponsible for the commercial relation with the 43 years old, playing golf whenever possible, married for 20 years; having 2 daughters from 18 and 15 Microsoft OEM and FPP team within Tech Data in Europe. In the weekends: enjoying nature, playing yeras old. with gadgets, sightseeing, gardening, reading, cooking & eating. Why do I attend WPC? Why do I attend WPC? - Networking First of all to have some executive meeting with MS Corp. Secondly to understand how Tech Data and - SharePoint 2010 / Office 2010 Microsoft can strengthen partnership and how we can support each other to fuel future growth. - BI - The Future vision by Microsoft Company Description Company Description Tech Data Corporation (NASDAQ GS: TECD) is one of the world's largest distributors of technology products from leading IT hardware and software producers. Tech Data serves more than 125,000 IT The Concept Group is a Microsoft Dynamics NAV partner with a strong focus on wholesale and retail. solution providers in over 100 countries. Every day, these value-added resellers depend on Tech Data Through proven software solutions, we've build a customer portfolio in Belgium, Luxembourg and the to cost-effectively support the technology needs of end users, including small and medium businesses Netherlands. (SMB), large enterprises and government agencies. Ranked 109th on the 2010 FORTUNE 500(R), Tech Data generated $22.1 billion in net sales for its fiscal year ended January 31, 2010. 76 77
  • Infinite Possibilities Name: Peter Bertels Mobile: +32 479 7 078 16 Name: Patrick Hoornaert Messenger: patrick@hoornaert.net Company: The Concept Group Stay in Washington: 7-07-2010 / 16-07-2010 Company: TOBIUS N.V./S.A. Stay in Washington: 10-07-2010 / 16-07-2010 Job Title: CFO | CIO Best Western Georgetown Job Title: Enterprise Architect Marriottt Washington Website: www.tcog.be Already attend WPC: 2 Website: www.tobius.be Email: peter.bertels@tcog.be Email: patrick.hoornaert@ tobius.be Mobile: +32 499 96 37 71 Why do I attend WPC? Who am I? Networking, New Technology and Trends As an Enterprise Architect, I can draw on more than 18 years of professional experience related to the application of Information Technology in Business. In 1992 - after a free-lance start at the VUB (Free Company Description University of Brussels) – I initiated a creative business venture, supplying business services and network solutions to smaller organizations in and near Antwerp (harbour) and Brussels. From 1994 to 1999 this The Concept Group is a Microsoft Dynamics NAV partner with a strong focus on wholesale and retail. company steadily grew by building and operating information applications and networks for mid-size Through proven software solutions, we've build a customer portfolio in Belgium, Luxembourg and the organisations, including merchants based in London, where I lived and worked for 3 years. Within the Netherlands. Business area, I thus became thoroughly acquainted with Business Intelligence, Customer Relationship Management, Project & Service Automation, Supply Chain, Store Systems and Customized Back- Office Applications. In 1999 I sold my participation, to perform as a Consultant for a well-established multi-national organization, where I accumulated extensive hands-on experience pertaining to project and financial management and administration, in addition to the analysis, design, development and deployment of on-line transactional and analytical systems. In the Technology field, I primarily remained focused on the Microsoft .NET platform, development with Project Server, Visual Studio .Net and Team System (Software Factory), BizTalk (Messaging and Business Process Integration) and SQL (Relational Databases). My ultimate career objective at TOBIUS is to become ever better at IT Project Management, Architecture and Solution Design, in order to build and integrate complex but secure, scalable and maintainable systems in multi-cultural environments. Why do I attend WPC? TOBIUS-Microsoft Alliance Management Company Description TOBIUS is your trusted partner and advisor in delivering best-in-class ICT solutions and services that help maximize business results and enable future performance and growth. 78 79
  • Infinite Possibilities Name: Emanuel van der Aalst Messenger: manu@tones.be Name: Serge De Geyter Mobile: +32 497 522 050 Company: Tones BVBA Stay in Washington: 10-07-2010 / 16-07-2010 Company: TopPower NV Already attend WPC: 4 Job Title: Public Relations Marriottt Washington Job Title: Managing Director Website: www.Tones.be Website CEO Email: manu@tones.be Email: serge.degeyter@ Mobile: +32 476 81 49 98 toppower.be Who am I? Who am I? I'm a 30 year old guy who made his hobby his job. I'm passionate about politics and computers. Like to I joined Toppower at the end of 2000 as a shareholder and CEO after 6 years at Compaq, developing eat well and enjoy every day of my life. the Belgian market and 6 years at Transposia republising multi media CD Rom titles for children in the European market. Why do I attend WPC? Why do I attend WPC? Because we, as a company, value the partnership with Microsoft and want to enforce this in the future. At WPC, which I am attending for the 4th time, I hope to understand «the cloud « better and I will be Company Description looking for new SAAS opportunities to broaden our service offering. Our core business is BTO high-end computers for the demanding professional or professional gamer. Company Description Toppower NV: Toppower is an ISV focusing on the Belgian SMB market with software solutions for different vertical solutions. (Accountants, Petrol distribution, ..) Next to our own software development Toppower is also a MS Dynamics NAV partner. One of our add-ons, Evasion, is an automatic invoice management with an integrated document management system that offers a complete solution for the scanning, processing, validation through a workflow, booking and archiving of all your commercial documents within Dynamics NAV. 80 81
  • Infinite Possibilities Name: Claude Verschueren Stay in Washington: 10-07-2010 / 17-07-2010 Name: Peter Viellefont Messenger: peter.viellefont@vortalities.be Company: Traviata JW Marriottt Company: VORTALITIES VOF Stay in Washington: 10-07-2010 / 16-07-2010 Job Title: Managing Director Already attend WPC: 4 Job Title: Managing Director JW Marriottt Website: www.traviata.be Website: www.vortalities.be Already attend WPC: 1 Email: claude.verschueren@ Email: peter.viellefont@ traviata.be vortalities.be Mobile: +32 2 476 984 002 Mobile: +32 496 52 99 59 Messenger: claude.verschueren@ traviata.be Who am I? Who am I? Born in 1948, I'm graduated from Leuven Unviversity with a degree in Civil Engineering. Ever since, I As our company is growing fast I have no time for hobbies. Or maybe the hobby is working :) am active in the IT sector mainly in software but also in services . I have been working as consultant, Every quarter I travel with my family for a couple of days abroad as we all love traveling :) presales, sales, sales management, general management, marketing, business development and today I enjoy a good restaurant and of course a good bottle of wine is always appreciated. again as Managing Director. Why do I attend WPC? Together with Wim Geukens, I co-founded Traviata in 2003 and since we have had great times together and built a strong team of professionals with passion for CRM. Networking Find out new trends During my free time (a little bit), with my wife Danielle, we have fun with our children. We play Strategic and Tactical reasons sometimes golf and go cycling regularly . Currently we live in the centre of Leuven near de Vismarkt. See my ex-colleagues @ Microsoft I also investigate astrophysics. Fun part of course!! Why do I attend WPC? Company Description It will be the 5th time that I attend WPC. It is a unique opportunity to understand in a very short time We always offer hosted services. This can be our own hosting, partner hosting or Microsoft Online. Microsoft strategies and tactics, to meet many people and to capture energy for the next 12 months. We are specialised in Sharepoint and provide consulting, development, training and support. Company Description You can see this under our brand www.sharepointdesigners.be Travi@ta, a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner, only focuses upon the implementation of Microsoft Dynamics CRM in Belgium. Our office is located in Diegem 82 83
  • Infinite Possibilities Name: Andy De Meyer Mobile: +32 495 24 34 94 Name: Luk Denayer Mobile: +32 475 41 58 67 Company: Xylos Stay in Washington: 11-07-2010 / 16-07-2010 Company: Xylos Stay in Washington: 12-07-2010 / 16-07-2010 Job Title: R&D Manager Marriottt Washington Job Title: Managing Director Grand Hyatt Website www.xylos.com Website www.xylos.com Email: andm@xylos.com Email: luk.denayer@xylos.com Who am I? Who am I? I am 31 years old, my hobbies are photography, traveling, gaming and keeping up with technology. I 43 years old, father of 2 kids, Aline & Nathan. am happily married and have no kids (yet). Before being the Managing Director of Xylos, I was active in the ERP world and financial solutions. When I'm not working, I like to read a good book. My favorite authors are Stieg Larsson and John Why do I attend WPC? Irving. As head of R&D for Xylos I am mainly interested in getting up to date and speed with the latest Futhermore I like to sport, 2 to 3 times a week: mountainbike, fitness, jogging. Microsoft technologies, as well as getting acquainted with other partners and products which might be complementary to our business. Why do I attend WPC? Company Description To learn more about the future of Microsoft. What will be the impact on our business? What is their strategy on the Cloud? What are they offering on BI? Xylos is a leading ICT service company, specialising in Systems Integration, Systems Management, Information Worker solutions, Learning. The company was founded in 1983 and has over 170 The Microsoft eco-system. Meet and share information with other Microsoft partners. professional employees, based in Antwerp, Brussels and Moscow. Company Description Xylos distinguishes itself through a project-based approach, based on the principle of ‘Applied ICT’. This means: knowledge transfer based on a wide practical experience, with the aim of maximizing the Xylos is a leading ICT service company, specialising in Systems Integration, Systems Management, productivity of the customer and its individual employees . Using the discipline of Applied ICT, we are Information Worker solutions, Learning. effectively creating productive people and, they – in turn – are building the Productive Enterprise. The company was founded in 1983 and has over 180 professional employees, based in Antwerp, Brussels and Moscow. The following values characterize Xylos and our people: Pragmatism, People Centricity, Professionals, Passion for ICT, Perspective. Xylos distinguishes itself through a project-based approach, based on the principle of ‘Applied ICT’. This means: knowledge transfer based on a wide practical experience, with the aim of maximizing the productivity of the customer and its individual employees . Using the discipline of Applied ICT, we are effectively creating productive people and, they – in turn – are building the Productive Enterprise. 84 85
  • Infinite Possibilities Other partners also joining us at the Worldwide Partner Conference Other partners also joining us at the Worldwide Partner Conference Name: Filip Goos Name: Jan Druppel Company: CHEOPS TECHNOLOGY Company: QURIUS BELGIUM Job Title: Managing Director Job Title: MD Qurius Belgium Name: Frederik Poelman Name: Marc De Keersmaecker Website: www.realdolmen.com Company: COMBELL GROUP NV Company: REALDOLMEN Email: marc.dekeersmaecker@realdolmen.com Job Title: COO Job Title: COO Mobile: +32 494 72 28 09 Name: Jonas Dhaenens Name: Gerdy Dhondt Company: COMBELL GROUP NV Company: SIMAC Job Title: CEO Job Title: Business Consultant Team Lead Name: Robin Maes Name: Johan Diels Company: COMPUTACENTER N.V. Company: SIMAC ICT BELGIUM NV Job Title: Infrastructure Integration Manager Job Title: Sales and Marketing Director Name: Benoît Pirotte Name: Filip Aesaert Mobile: +32 475 29 37 17 Company: CONTRASTE GROUPE Company: TOBIUS Stay in Washington: 10-07-2010 / 16-07-2010 Job Title: CEO Job Title: Sr. Account Manager Marriottt Washington Website: www.tobius.be Email: filip.aesaert@tobius.be Name: Peter Oyserman Company: DELAWARE CONSULTING Name: Arjan Vermeulen Job Title: Partner Company: XOLYD Job Title: Commercial Director/Partner Name: Johan Vranckx Website: www.xolyd.com Company: ENQIO NV Email: arjan.vermeulen@xolyd.com Job Title: Sales Manager Mobile: +31 646 61 75 25 86 87
  • Infinite Possibilities Name: Farida Ahidar Website: www.microsoft.be/partner Name: Tom Braekeleirs Website: www.microsoft.be/partner Company: Microsoft Stay in Washington: 9-07-2010 / 16-07-2010 Company: Microsoft Stay in Washington: 10-07-2010 / 16-07-2010 Job Title: Partner Territory Manager Sint Regis Job Title: Partner Account Manager JW Marriott Mobile: +32 475 47 20 55 Mobile: +32 477 72 92 58 Already attend WPC: 3 Email: farahi@microsoft.com Email: tbraeke@microsoft.com Messenger: tbraeke@messengeruser.com Who am I? Who am I? I am 35 years old, married with Thierry Olivier, my big love, and I have 2 beautifull childeren: Besides being 36 years of age and a 10 year Microsoft veteran, I spend my professional time as Partner Mikael - 7 years & Noor - almost 2 years. Account Manager for Dynamics CRM. I can just as well spend hours talking about AX or NAV as I spend I love to read, enjoy the outdoors (camping, fishing), spend time on the computer, and play with my 7 years managing and marketing these products as well. lovely kids! On a more personal note, I'm married and have 2 beautiful children aged 4 and 6. My spare time is usually filled with music, running, movies and lots of DIY. Why do I attend WPC? Why do I attend WPC? It's the place to be to meet our partners/collegues worldwide and to lear from each other. To connect, network and have great conversations with partners. Company Description Producing, marketing and selling the world's best software. Name: Barbara Baeyens Email: barbara.baeyens@microsoft.com Company: Microsoft Website: www.microsoft.be/partner Job Title: Partner Sales Manager Mobile: +32 473 98 22 25 barbara.baeyens@ microsoft.com Who am I? I love skiing, cycling, art & movies, food & wine. 88 89
  • Infinite Possibilities Name: Marc Charlier Website: www.microsoft.be/partner Name: Catherine Closset Website: www.microsoft.be/partner Company: Microsoft Already attend WPC: 4 Company: Microsoft Stay in Washington: 10-07-2010 / 17-07-2010 Job Title: Dynamics Lead Job Title: Partner Account Manager St. Regis Belgium/Luxembourg Mobile: +32 473 98 28 12 Mobile: +32 474 97 34 48 Email: cclosset@microsoft.com Email: mcharlie@microsoft.com Who am I? Who am I? I’m 46 years old and finishing my 5th year at Microsoft. I’m married and father of 3 children: Claire, Married - 2 boys (1 & 3 year old) Guillaume and Pierre. Enjoy travelling & sports (field hockey is my favorite) In my spare time, familytime is crucial to us to make the life of our 2 boys as nice as possible ... Why do I attend WPC? Outdoor activities are our favorite Network with our partners and learn about the strategic directions Microsoft will take moving forward. Why do I attend WPC? Having fun is also a big part of WPC :-) I am attending the Partner Conference as part of my professional role as a Partner Account Manager to be able to connect as most as possbile with our partners & to be able to facilitate networking relationships. Apart from that I see this as the moment of the year to hear all the new plans & this in one week time & to come back to use this information in the best possible way to increase partner relationships & joint business. 90 91
  • Infinite Possibilities Name: Tom Costers Website: www.microsoft.be/partner Name: Joris De Coninck Website: www.microsoft.be Company: Microsoft Company: Microsoft Stay in Washington: 10-07-2010 / 17-07-2010 Job Title: OEM Director Job Title: Integrated Marketing & Willard Mobile: +32 475 58 18 10 Communications Email: tcosters@microsoft.com Mobile: +32 478 30 55 32 Email: v-jorisd@microsoft.com Messenger: jorisdc@hotmail.com Who am I? Who am I? After 5 years in different Sales and Partner Management roles within SMS&P, I have recently become I am 32 years old and living in Mechelen with my wife and daughter. Hobbies are swimming, running OEM Director, heading a team which is responsible for all local and multinational PC manufacturers. and skiing. Before joining Microsoft I have been working in local and EMEA jobs in IT distribution. Music was my first love (occasionally you can spot me twisting knobs and spinning wheels as a deejay, or making Why do I attend WPC? lots of noise in a rock band), but I happily share this love with my wife and 2 great little daughters, Charlotte and Marie. The sports pages in my diary are few, but I go scuba diving every once in a while Come to me with all your practical questions about the Belux program and keep up swimming: an excellent pastime for clearing my head of everyday’s busy business. 92 93
  • Infinite Possibilities Name: Laurent De Grauwe Website: www.microsoft.be Name: Peter Dedrij Website: www.microsoft.be Company: Microsoft Already attend WPC: 2 Company: Microsoft Stay in Washington: 12-07-2010 / 17-07-2010 Job Title: Partner Account Manager Job Title: Partner Strategy Willard Hosting & Programs Lead Mobile: +32 496 46 75 11 Mobile: +32 494 50 66 60 Already attend WPC: 2 Email: laurent.degrauwe@ Email: pdedrij@microsoft.com microsoft.com Who am I? Who am I? I'm living together with my girlfriend in St-Stevens-Woluwe. After working hours I try to stay active by After growing up in a small village in the heart of “Haspengouw” I studied practicing different sports. Besides sports I love hanging out with friends, catching a movie or just relax engineering in Louvain and afterwards a master at Vlerick Management School. My first working doing nothing. experience was at Sabena Technics, INCAT and LUON and I joined Microsoft almost 5 years ago as Mid Market Marketing Manager. I have been working at Microsoft for over 2 years now, specializing in the hosting business. My main task consists of developing the hosting business and SPLA program in Belgium and Luxembourg. For 2 years now, I am responsible for the Partner Strategy & Programs division within Microsoft Belgium & Luxembourg where our main challenge is threefold: The market trends and Microsoft's cloud strategy are demonstrating huge opportunities for the 1. Optimizing the way we communicate with our partners to give them the information they need to do partners. However an important shift in our business model is needed. business 2. Offer our partners’ resources the right training programs so they are better equipped to do business Why do I attend WPC? 3. Engage with our partners in campaigns so we can trigger customers together to evaluate and purchase our solutions. WPC is the ideal place to get to know partners and colleagues in a different setting. Also it allows to get announcements about new releases, strategies etc. for the coming year. Of course to accomplish all of this, a good team is essential. Therefore I get the support from Lien Deleenheer, Imma Verheyen and Ann De Bisschop doing everything possible to realize these goals. Personally I am married and have a beautiful son of 1,5 year doing his best to keep his parents busy. I also enjoy playing music, photography, my motorbike and renovating our house. Why do I attend WPC? I believe the WPC is the only place where we can offer our partners this degree of insight about our strategy, solutions and future vision. On top of this WPC is also about networking: - with partners from BeLux - with partners from all over the world - with Microsoft BeLux management team and Microsoft Executives 94 95
  • Infinite Possibilities Name: Lien Deleenheer Website: www.microsoft.be/partner Name: André Huynen Website: www.microsoft.be/partner Company: Microsoft Stay in Washington: 8-07-2010 / 16-07-2010 Company: Microsoft Stay in Washington: 11-07-2010 / 16-07-2010 Job Title: Partner Network Manager JW Marriottt Job Title: SMB Segment & Distribution JW Marriott Mobile: +32 477 35 50 82 Already attend WPC: 3 Channel Lead Email: liend@microsoft.com Mobile: +32 479 98 16 00 Already attend WPC: 3 Messenger: lien_deleenheer@hotmail.com Email: andrehu@microsoft.com Who am I? Who am I? I working at Microsoft for more than 3 years. Within the Partner Strategy & Programs group I am Have been at Microsoft for almost 8 years. Always in the SMB space (sales & marketing). Previously taking care of the Microsoft Partner Program and the TO-partner Communications, eg: Partner Portal, worked at Compaq/HP. Have the honor of leading a team of enthusiast MS colleagues who are Newsletter, and different events like the Sales & Marketing Update and off course: the Worldwide passionate about SMB segment and our SMB partners !! Partner Conference. Married and one daughter of 2,5 years. Also tennis player (B-2/6) I am 33 years old and living with Idris and Julie (12 years old) in Steendorp (very very small village near Sint-Niklaas). In my spare time I’d love to go out for dinner, enjoying good food and wine. As a Why do I attend WPC? consequence I need to do some sports to stay fit. The power of the partner eco-system and network is incredible... I am exploring on my mountainbike the nice bike trails on the borders of the ‘Schelde’ and you can find me regurlarly on the tennis court. I love to listen to music and go to a concert or festival. Company Description You all know Microsoft activities :-) And do not forget: we're all in :-) Why do I attend WPC? I am attending this year’s partner conference to achieve 1 goal: Offer the partners that have chosen to invest in their relationship with Microsoft a great experience. This means provide the perfect cocktail of valuable business content, unlimited networking opportunities and lots of fun! 96 97
  • Infinite Possibilities Name: Anthony Iudicello Website: www.microsoft.be/partner Name: Peggy Janssens Website: www.microsoft.be/partner Company: Microsoft Stay in Washington: 10-07-2010 / 18-07-2010 Company: Microsoft Already attend WPC: 6 Job Title: Partner Account Manager Grand Hyatt Job Title: Dynamics Partner Lead Mobile: +32478369982 Already attend WPC: 6 Mobile: +32 479 97 79 33 Email: aniudice@microsoft.com Email: peggyj@microsoft.com Who am I? I’m really enjoying working for Microsoft for almost 10 years now. I love skiing, dancing, swimming. I’m also reading lots of books. Who am I? Married to Paule Peeters. Two Boys : Jonathan (10 years old) and Nicolas (8 years old). In my free time Why do I attend WPC? -together with my family- we run a small farm and I enjoy a lot of sports activities like Football, Golf, Skiing and Biking. Spend some valuable time with our Belgian Dynamics partner community, and our colleagues. Why do I attend WPC? Networking with Partners and colleagues all over the globe. Understanding key initiatives for FY11 Name: Mieke Kennof Website: www.microsoft.be/partner especially in cloud computing. Get inspired ! Company: Microsoft Already attend WPC: 1 Job Title: Distribution Partner Account Manager Mobile: +32 477 48 05 16 Email: miekenn@microsoft.com Who am I? I joined Microsoft 3 years ago as distribution Partner Account Manager. Why do I attend WPC? The Partner Conference is the best time of the year to learn all about our strategy for the new fiscal year, to focus on tracks that can help me and my partners to better focus on distribution business. And the networking and the fun of course! 98 99
  • Infinite Possibilities Name: Dirk Kooreman Website: www.microsoft.be/partner Name: Philippe Lemmens Website: www.microsoft.be/partner Company: Microsoft Stay in Washington: 11-07-2010 / 16-07-2010 Company: Microsoft Stay in Washington: 11-07-2010 / 17-07-2010 Job Title: Partner Account Manager JW Marriott Job Title: Business Group Manager Already attend WPC: 1 Mobile: +32 475 46 83 88 Already attend WPC: 7 Server & Tools Email: dirkk@microsoft.com Mobile: +32 479 38 98 52 Email: plemmens@microsoft.com Who am I? Who am I? I like to play volleyball, ski and fitness. I'm 50 years young and will shortly start my 15th year at I live in Ruisbroek, near Antwerp together with Els and our two kids Lies & Wout. We recently moved Microsoft. We have 2 kids. into a new house that still needs lots of work, so spare time is limited. Whenever I have the time I enjoy a good movie, socializing with friends (preferrably in a restaurant or in a bar). I desperately need to pick Why do I attend WPC? up sports again, but that's another story. Spending time together with our Belgian partners. Why do I attend WPC? Company Description Obviously the first reason is to meet with our partners and to get a better understanding on what's top of their minds. Next to that, I'm looking forward to learn about all the new things coming our way. Dynamics ERP and CRM. Company Description At Microsoft, we're motivated and inspired every day by how our customers use our software to find creative solutions to business problems, develop breakthrough ideas, and stay connected to what's most important to them. 100 101
  • Infinite Possibilities Name: Eric Martens Website: www.microsoft.be/partner Name: Tom Mertens Website: www.microsoft.be/partner Company: Microsoft Stay in Washington: 10-07-2010 / 16-07-2010 Company: Microsoft Stay in Washington: 10-07-2010 / 17-07-2010 Job Title: Partner Account Manager St. Regis Job Title: Partner Technology Advisor St. Regis Mobile: +32 477 22 39 44 Already attend WPC: 4 Mobile: +32 476 31 63 13 Email: emartens@microsoft.com Email: tommer@microsoft.com Messenger: eric_martens@hotmail.com Messenger: tommer@microsoft.com Who am I? Who am I? I am working at Microsoft for almost 5 years now as a Partner Account Manager. I am 36 years old, Tom is working at Microsoft for 7 years and joined the partner team almost one year ago as Partner married to Heidi and since May 22nd of this year the proud father of our daughter Norah. Technology Advisor. He started his career at the company in technical audience marketing and as My hobbies are skiing, karting, wining & dining, hang out with friends and enjoy life as much as product marketing manager for the developer tools. Before that he had his own company where he had possible. a strong focus on software solutions and next generation application development. Being 34 years old, Tom recently started sporting again: running, biking and fitness. He also adores Why do I attend WPC? horses and horseback riding. The Partner Conference is the perfect place to hear in avant-première the Microsoft focus areas for Why do I attend WPC? the next fiscal year. It also allows you to sit down with your partner(s) and talk about these focus areas and how to translate it into a business plan for the next fiscal year. It is also the perfect place to enable To work with our partner ecosystem, looking at the products, technologies and solutions they'll focus on networking amongst partners and discover relationships that may help them do business in areas where in the next 12 to 18 months to build a sustainable and profitable practice and business... Don't hesitate they don't have the expertise themselves. to talk to Tom about Microsoft's products and technologies, including on how to go to market with them. Company Description Company Description At Microsoft, we're motivated and inspired every day by how our customers use our software to find creative solutions to business problems, develop breakthrough ideas, and stay connected to what's most At Microsoft we deliver innovative products, technologies and services that enable our partner important to them. We run our business in much the same way, and believe our five business divisions ecosystem to build and implement great solutions that help solve business problems of customers. offer the greatest potential to serve our customers. When talking about the cloud: yes, we're all in... 102 103
  • Infinite Possibilities Name: Gunter Staes Website: www.microsoft.be/partner Name: Caroline Steenhaut Website: www.microsoft.be/partner Company: Microsoft Stay in Washington: 10-07-2010 / 16-07-2010 Company: Microsoft Stay in Washington: 10-07-2010 / 16-07-2010 Job Title: Partner Technology St. Regis Job Title: Partner Account Manager JW Marriottt Advisor Mobile: +32 476 56 17 49 Mobile: +32 479 97 00 16 Already attend WPC: 1 Email: casteenh@microsoft.com Email: gstaes@microsoft.com Who am I? Who am I? Married, 1 daughter Yasmine (8 years old). In my free time I'm a Student Pilot. So if you are afraid of I joined Microsoft 1,5 years ago as a Partner Account Manager for the value added resellers. I'm 31 the clouds ... Talk to me. years old and I live in Aalst with my husband Didier. I like to play tennis, swimming and running. Why do I attend WPC? Why do I attend WPC? We're all in the cloud so this must be the place to be. I'd like to find out all about the strategy for our next fiscal year and to deepen insights with our partners. I'm really looking forward to exploring Washington with you all... Company Description At Microsoft, we're motivated and inspired every day by how our customers use our software to find creative solutions to business problems, develop breakthrough ideas, and stay connected to what's most important to them. We run our business in much the same way, and believe our five business divisions offer the greatest potential to serve our customers. 104 105
  • Infinite Possibilities Name: Steven Stokmans Already attend WPC: 4 Name: Joeri Van Vooren Website: www.microsoft.be/partner Company: Microsoft 10-07-2010 / 16-07-2010 Company: Microsoft Stay in Washington: 11-07-2010 / 16-07-2010 Job Title: Director SMS&P JW Marriottt Job Title: MS Dynamics PAM Already attend WPC: 1 Mobile: +32 497 52 42 00 Mobile: +32 475 350 366 Email: stevenst@microsoft.com Email: joevan@microsoft.com Website: www.microsoft.be/partner Who am I? Who am I? In all humility and simplicity, there are some basics that guide me through life: Hi, I am 28 years old and a proud father of a 2 year old son and 5 months old daughter. When I'm not 1/ Fly on the wings of your strenghts working I love to spend time with my family or to do some sports such as mountainbiking, tennis or 2/ No words but action running (in preparation for 20km of Brussels). I hate traffic jams and that is why I live in Kortenberg, 3/ Anything can be done very near to the Microsoft office. This allows me to spend less time in my car and more time with my family and friends. As a consequence, I became a 41-year old father of 3 young kids and own 3 chickens and 2 rabbits. I share my passion between my family, antiques & architecture and sailing on the one hand, and yes, Why do I attend WPC? my job indeed on the other hand. WPC is always a great learning and networking experience. Next to this I look forward to discover The most beautiful professional challenge I can dream of, is the one of developing the SMB business for Washington during day and night. Microsoft in the Belux, through an enthusiastic and energetic partner community. Realising my partners’ dreams and plans, is the basis of my personal and professional success and satisfaction. I would love to Company Description discuss what we can do together! I bet you already know it. Why do I attend WPC? The WPC is thé place to be for people who want to get early insights into new technology developments and strategies. Every year, I come back from WPC with a bag full of learnings and opportunities, what more can one dream? At WPC, I get most of the energy from talking with the people who are really driving our industry - the Microsoft Partner Community. The most influential and active partners always join! 106 107
  • Infinite Possibilities Name: Carl Vanden Eynde Already attend WPC: 4 Name: Phillip Vandervoort Stay in Washington: 11-07-2010 / 16-07-2010 Company: Microsoft Stay in Washington: 10-07-2010 / 16-07-2010 Company: Microsoft Marriottt Job Title: Partner Group Lead Renaissance Job Title: General Manager Mobile: +32 479 97 00 53 Mobile: +32 484 39 99 99 Email: carlve@microsoft.com Email: phvand@microsoft.com Website: www.microsoft.be/partner Who am I? Who am I? As I already have 47 years of lovely springs and hard winters behind me, it are my 2 childeren that can Phillip is the General Manager of Microsoft Belgium and Luxembourg. He leads 350 Microsoft call themselves generation Y members.... But it's not age that counts; it's all about how you feel and “passionistas” who put the Microsoft software, tools and solutions in the market. Phillip is a strong going to the WPC is certainly a "feel good" experience, whatever generation you're part of. I live in advocate of the New World of Work: a world where people work at any location, at any time with any Oud-Heverlee next to Leuven and with my spare time that's left after work and family, I love to do some device to realize their potential. As such, he has made – together with his people- the Zaventem office a biking, hiking and gardening together with my wife, Annemie. showcase of this New World of Work. Apart from spending spare time with his wife and three children, Phillip is also fond of cars and motorbikes. In sports he practices golf and tennis and just realized a Why do I attend WPC? biking tour from Brussels to the Mont Ventoux (France) As Partner Sales Lead, I'm looking forward every year to the WPC. It's the perfect place to connect with our partners : it's the perfect moment to discuss several topics a bit deeper and longer. But also from a content point of view, I'm looking forward as this year is a very special one : we're all in the cloud : I do expect some pretty exciting messages on partners in the cloud ! Last but not least : having fun, with good company in a nice environment : how can a summer start in a better way ? 108 109
  • Infinite Possibilities Name: Hans Verbeeck Website: www.microsoft.be/partner Name: Rember Verbuyst Website: www.microsoft.be/partner Company: Microsoft Stay in Washington: 11-07-2010 / 16-07-2010 Company: Microsoft Stay in Washington: 10-07-2010 / 16-07-2010 Job Title: Evangelism Manager Job Title: Partner Account L’Enfant Plaza Mobile: +32 479 98 32 56 Manager - Solutions Email: hansver@microsoft.com Mobile: +32 473 35 00 57 Already attend WPC: 3 Email: rember.verbuyst @microsoft.com Who am I? Who am I? I'm a 39 year old father of 2 lovely daughters. I love technology. Cars, computers and gadgets. Since May 5, 2010 my spare time has got 2 little feet and 10 cute little fingers. My spare time grows When I'm not connected to the internet, there's a good chance I'm on my bike. every day… :-) Why do I attend WPC? Why do I attend WPC? I work with ISV's and other types of partners who are looking to adopt cloud computing. I'm going to Connection and commitment are the two main drivers in my way of working as partner account WPC to meet with partners and get a better understanding of challenges and opportunities that cloud manager. Connection enables me to better understand the priorities and strategy of my accounts, presents to them. and brings the plans of Microsoft and the partner in synch. What's more a personal connection makes the ‘second-5-minutes’possible. A deep commitment is the other qualifier of a strong partnership. Company Description Establishing mutual commitment to grow business, to co-engage and to drive customer satisfaction is an everyday focus. Build market and sell the greatest software in the world. And guess what? The World Partner Conference is one of the best places to invest further in these fundaments. My partners and I can hear which commitment Microsoft will show and how to deal with it, and I believe that we will be connected in one way or another… at the end of the trip. 110 111
  • Name: Ilse Wathion Website: www.microsoft.be/partner Company: Microsoft Stay in Washington: 10-07-2010 / 17-07-2010 Job Title: BPOS Partner Account JW Marriottt Manager Mobile: +32 495 55 97 22 Already attend WPC: 1 Email: iwathion@microsoft.com Who am I? Coming originally from the the oldest city of Belgium "Tongeren". I am passionate about cooking with a professional degree as "chef". Like travelling with my backpack and discover new things. And go out running to get rid of the stress. Why do I attend WPC? Get to know partners with whom I have not yet worked before and better understand how the "cloud" can bring added value next to their current business. And have fun as well of course ;-) 112 113
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