Worldwide Partner Conference
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
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!
General Manager Microsoft Belux
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.
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.
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
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
the District is a part, has a population of 5.3 million, the ninth-largest metropolitan area in the
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
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.
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;
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
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
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.
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.
Agenda First Night Casual Dinner Agenda
@ Elephant and Castle
Saturday, July 10 Monday, July 12
06.30pm Gathering at JW Marriott
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
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
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.
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
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.
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
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
9:00 am – 4:00 pm Hands-on Labs
So, let’s meet in the WEE
10:00 am – 2:00 pm Expo (Western Europe Regional
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.
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
12:30pm – 5:00pm
Continuous shuttle service between the WCC,
Grand Hyatt, Renaissance Hotel and JW Marriottt
Name: Marc De Swaef Messenger: firstname.lastname@example.org 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: email@example.com Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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.
Name: Wim Van Heesvelde Mobile: +32 492 272 002 Name: Reinhart De Lille Messenger: email@example.com
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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
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.
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@
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?
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.
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
• Information Worker Solutions
• Networking Infrastructure Solutions
• Advanced Infrastructure Solutions
• Security Solutions
Advantive is located in Maasmechelen, near Genk (Belgium) and in Leende, near Eindhoven
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: email@example.com Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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: email@example.com
Email: arnaud.marliere@ Mobile: +32 472 98 28 01
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.
Name: Bart Reyserhove Messenger: firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
Name: Danny Buysse Messenger: email@example.com
Company: CODit Stay in Washington: 10-07-2010 / 16-07-2010
Job Title: Partner Manager
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
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.
Name: Tom Struye Mobile: +32 498 90 32 50 Name: Raymond Beijen Messenger: firstname.lastname@example.org
Company: COMPUTACENTER N.V. Messenger: email@example.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@
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.
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-
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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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
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Name: Ann Vansichen Mobile: +32 479 98 40 11 Name: Hans Demeyer Messenger: email@example.com
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: firstname.lastname@example.org Email: email@example.com
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
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
To be updated on all Microsoft products and approaches.
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.