Worldwide Partner Conference New Orleans T-11 Pre-briefing, July 2nd Mille, Mechelen
BELUX 2009 69 individuals of partners 49 partners organizations 20 Microsoft employees 27 GM/CEO/Managing partner level 2 people of press (IT Pro, Datanews) Only 2 women… 7/6/2009 2 Attendee Overview
Overview participants More then 4800 partners registered WE partner registration: 824 109 countries represented 7/6/2009 3 Attendee Overview
TimeActivity 8am – 8pm Registration Opens 10am – 5pm Connect meetings can be booked – Tables located in Hall B, next to Regional Lounges 1pm – 5pm Day of Giving Activities 5pm – 6pm International Association of Microsoft Certified Partners (IAMCP) Membership Meeting 6pm – 8pm Microsoft and Partner Meet and Greet @ Convention Center 7/6/2009 4 Sunday July 12: Arrival – first activities Best thing to do: Register on Sunday
Day of Giving Activities Ernest N. Morial Convention Center Wall of Hope Help paint predesigned murals alongside teachers, students, and local artists. This will be combined into a “Wall of Hope” and installed at Carver High School when complete Location: Ernest N. Morial Convention Center Time: 1:00–5:00 P.M., Central Time Offsite Rebuilding Activities in the 9th Ward of New Orleans Help a local elementary school (Arise Academy Charter at Charles Drew) with classroom rehab—assisting in their computer labs and installing a wireless network, outdoor painting, landscaping 7/6/2009 5 Sunday July 12: Arrival – first activities Interested? Update your registration & bring appropriate clothing
Evening activity 8:00 PM – .... Jean Lafitte’s blacksmith shop Authentic bar Bourbon Street Oldest building still standing in the entire Mississippi Valley In the past: a ‘front’ for more lucrative, extra-legal pursuits Live Jazz Band! 7/6/2009 6 Sunday July 12 – Warming up ....
TimeActivity 7am – 8pm Registration Opens 7am – 8:15am Breakfast 8:30am – 11am Vision Keynotes Allison Watson, Corporate Vice President, Worldwide Partner Group Bill Veghte, Senior Vice President, Windows Business Group Bob Muglia, President, Server and Tools Business Stephen Elop, President, Microsoft Business Division 7/6/2009 7 Monday July 13: 1st Conference Day
TimeActivity 11m – 11:30 Break 11:30 – 12:30 Solutions Value Keynotes Chris Capossela, Senior Vice President, Information Worker Product Management Group Bob Kelly, Corporate Vice President, Infrastructure Server Marketing Todd Peters, Corporate Vice President, Mobile Communications Marketing Group Rich Reynolds, General Manager, Windows Marketing 7/6/2009 8 Monday July 13: 1st Conference Day
TimeActivity 12:30 PM – 2 PM Lunch 2 PM – 3 PM Solutions Value Keynotes (Ctd.) Kirill Tatarinov, Corporate Vice President, Microsoft Business Solutions Neil Charney, General Manager, Application Platform and Development Jason Zander, General Manager, Visual Studio, Developer Division 7/6/2009 9 Monday July 13: 1st Conference Day
TimeActivity 3 PM – 6 PM Solutions Tracks Breakout Sessions (Includes 30 minute breaks between sessions) Application Platform (6 sessions) Business Leadership (3 sessions) Business Productivity (6 sessions) Core Infrastructure (6 sessions) Microsoft Dynamics (6 sessions) Mobility (2 sessions) Sales and Marketing (3 sessions) Small and Midsize Business Solutions (2 sessions) Software-plus-Services (4 sessions) 7/6/2009 10 Monday July 13: 1st Conference Day Go To Schedule Builder and choose your sessions up-front
Monday July 13: Exploring New Orleans Evening activity 5:00 – 5:30 pm Pick up at Convention Center for ‘historic’ Sightseeing Tour 6:30 pm Arrive on Canal Street , board Natchez 7:00 - 9:00 pm Cruising down the Mississippi river with music, drinks and diner 9:00 pm Natchez Docks Portside Bourbon Street 9:00 pm- .... .....
350 (!) Sessions available Different types of sessions Breakout Session  Business Model Keynote  Hands-on Lab (Self Paced)  Instructor Led Lab  Value Keynote  Different entry points for searching sessions 7/6/2009 12 Schedule Builder
You can easily synch with Outlook Select a session and add them to you outlook calendar! No seating guarantee, first come, first serve 7/6/2009 14 Schedule Builder – Create personal agenda
TimeActivity 7am – 8:15am Breakfast 8:30am – 11am Vision Keynotes Allison Watson, Corporate Vice President, Worldwide Partner Group Steve Ballmer, Chief Executive Officer 7/6/2009 15 Tuesday July 14: Day 2
TimeActivity 12:30 – 2 PM Lunch 11:30 – 12:30 Solutions Value Keynotes Chris Capossela, Senior Vice President, Information Worker Product Management Group Bob Kelly, Corporate Vice President, Infrastructure Server Marketing Kirill Tatarinov, Corporate Vice President, Microsoft Business Solutions Rich Reynolds, General Manager, Windows Marketing Neil Charney, General Manager, Application Platform and Development 7/6/2009 16 Tuesday July 14: Day 2
TimeActivity 12:30pm – 2pm Lunch 12:30pm – 6 pm Expo Hall opens 2pm – 6pm Solutions Tracks Breakout Sessions Application Platform (7 sessions) Business Leadership (3 sessions) Business Productivity (3 sessions) Core Infrastructure (8 sessions) Microsoft Dynamics (9 sessions) Mobility (3 sessions) Sales and Marketing (4 sessions) Small and Midsize Business Solutions (3 sessions) Software-plus-Services (4 sessions) 7/6/2009 17 Tuesday July 14: Day 2
Evening activity 6:00 – 7:00 pm Happy hour in Sheraton 7:00 – 7:30 pm Depart Sheraton for Swamp Tour 7:30 pm Arrive at Manchac 7:30 – 11:00 pm Authentic Creole Dinner at Frenier’s Landing & Swamp tour 11:30 - … Arrive at Sheraton Hotel or Afterparty Location 7/6/2009 18 Tuesday July 14: Haunted Night
TimeActivity 7am – 8:15am Breakfast 8:30am – 11am Vision Keynotes Allison Watson, Corporate Vice President, Worldwide Partner Group Jack Welch (guest speaker) Author, Business Visionary, and former CEO of General Electric Kevin Turner, Chief Operating Officer 7/6/2009 19 Wednesday July 15: Day 3
TimeActivity 11am – 11:30am Break 11:30 – 12:30pm Segment Value Keynotes Simon Witts, Corporate Vice President, Enterprise and Partner Group Steven Guggenheimer, Corporate Vice President, Original Equipment and Manufacture Division Linda Zecher, Corporate Vice President, Worldwide Public Sector Martha Béjar, Corporate Vice President, Communications Sector Birger Steen, Vice President, Worldwide Small and Midsize Business & Distribution 7/6/2009 20 Wednesday July 15: Day 3
TimeActivity 12:30pm – 2pm Lunch 12:30pm – 6 pm Expo Hall opens 2pm – 6pm Segment and Industry Breakout Sessions Enterprise Partner (12 sessions) Industry – Manufacturing and Resources Sector, Fin services, Distribution (3 sessions) Industry – Distribution and Services Sector (3 sessions) Industry – Communications Sector: Telecommunications, Media & Entertainment (6 sessions) Industry – Communications Sector: Hosting (3 sessions ) Original Equipment Manufacturers (3 sessions) Public Sector – Education, government, healthcare (10 sessions) Small and Midsize Business Partner (9 sessions) Certified Partners for Learning Solutions (2 sessions) 7/6/2009 21 Wednesday July 15: Day 3
Evening activity 6pm – 7pm Happy Hour @ Sheraton 7pm Walk from Sheraton to French Quarter 7.30pm – 10.30pm PAM Dinners 7/6/2009 22 Wednesday July 15: PAM Dinners Tonight, get the best dining in New Orleans! You have the chance to eat in one of the best restaurants New Orleans has to offer.
TimeActivity 7am – 8:45am Breakfast 9am – 10:30am Regional Keynotes (Western-Europe) 10:30am – 11am Break 11am – 12pm Business Model Keynotes 12pm – 1:30pm Lunch 1:30pm – 5:30pm Business Model Breakout Sessions Certified Partners for Learning Solutions (4 sessions) Digital Agency (3 sessions) Independent Software Vendor (3 sessions) LAR's Distributors and SAM Partners (7 sessions) System Integrator (3 sessions) Web Development (3 sessions) 7/6/2009 23 Thursday July 16: Day 4
Agenda 4pm – 4:15 pm Welcome & gathering 4:15pm – 4:35pm Introduction by Steven Stokmans & Wolfgang Ebermann 4:35pm – 5:20pm Preview of Belux priorities FY10 5:20pm – 5:50pm Q&A Belux & WE management 5:50pm – 6:00pm Belux awards & Wrap-up 6:00pm – 7:30pm Jazz Fest 7:30pm - …. Belux Celebration 7/6/2009 24 Thursday July 16: Belux Meeting @ Convention Center
A valuable WPC: it’s in the preparation... 7/6/2009
Networking Opt-In Must opt in to participate; book meetings or invited to meetings Personalized Calendar Create your free/busy schedule Synchs with Session Scheduler Networking Profile Populated with Registration Data Unique sets of Partner and Microsoft data records Ability to modify data for WPC Connect purposes only Arrange a Meeting Search for attendees, review free/busy schedules Determine location for the meeting, book the meeting Meeting Summary Summary view of all meetings you have booked and attendee status 7/6/2009 27 WPC Connect = Networking @ WPC
7/6/2009 1 WPC Connect Log In Screen Need Windows Live ID you used during Regisration
Betsy, George, Rita? One of the oldes cities in the States Founded may 1718 469,605 households or 88.1% of its pre-Katrina levels Hot, humid summers Located on the banks of the Mississippi River Mardi Gras (fat Tuesday) Famous ‘French Quarter’ Jazz fest ‘Best restaurants’ in the United States The most vulnerable city in the States, when it comes to hurricanes New Orleans in a nutshell More info in the WPC Booklet!
Who is your buddy? Check it out in the Belux WPC Booklet Part of your personal info Contact your buddy: When you forgot where to be @ what time Whenever you have other practical questions on Belux acivities When you are lost & lonely 7/6/2009 35 Catching Up – Your Microsoft ‘Buddy’ Make sure you have your buddy’s phone number for any practical questions
7/6/2009 36 Catching Up – Meet us in WE Launge And watch out for the Belgian flags when seating for the keynotes!
Catching Up – Belux Activities July 12, 8pm Walk from Convention Center to Jean Lafitte’s July 13, 5pm Pick up out of Convention Center (out of hall C /D) July 14, 6pm Happy Hour @ Sheraton – Haunted Night July 15, 6pm Happy Hour @ Sheraton – PAM Dinner July 16, 4pm Belux Afternoon Session @ Convention Center (room #345, 3rd floor)
Catching Up – Belux Activities New this year: Belux page on ‘Digitalwpc’ Follow-us on Twitter: Beluxwpc
Prepare your trip... Only 11 days to go Your bag for New Orleans Belux Jacket Will keep you warm Easy to find other Belux attendees WPC Booklet Belux Delegation More info on New Orleans Overview of Belux Delegation (MS + partners) Overview shuttle services In-flight entertainment Take it with you for you & your colleagues when you leave tonight
Prepare your trip... Only 11 days to go Check your International Passport Must be more than 6 months valid Register online: https://esta.cbp.dhs.gov Opt-in & profile yourself in WPC Connect Schedule your agenda (Schedule Builder) Plan your meetings (WPC Connect) Accept the Belux calendar invites Pack your bags Be mentally prepared for a trip you will never forget!