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  • 1. Worldwide Partner Conference <br />New Orleans<br />T-11<br />Pre-briefing, July 2nd<br />Mille, Mechelen<br />
  • 2. BELUX 2009<br />69 individuals of partners<br />49 partners organizations<br />20 Microsoft employees<br />27 GM/CEO/Managing partner level<br />2 people of press (IT Pro, Datanews)<br />Only 2 women…<br />7/6/2009<br />2<br />Attendee Overview<br />
  • 3. Overview participants<br />More then 4800 partners registered <br />WE partner registration: 824<br />109 countries represented<br />7/6/2009<br />3<br />Attendee Overview<br />
  • 4. TimeActivity<br />8am – 8pm Registration Opens <br />10am – 5pm Connect meetings can be booked – Tables located in Hall B, next to Regional Lounges<br />1pm – 5pm Day of Giving Activities<br />5pm – 6pm International Association of Microsoft Certified Partners (IAMCP) Membership Meeting <br />6pm – 8pm Microsoft and Partner Meet and Greet @ Convention Center<br />7/6/2009<br />4<br />Sunday July 12: Arrival – first activities <br />Best thing to do: Register on Sunday<br />
  • 5. Day of Giving Activities<br />Ernest N. Morial Convention Center Wall of Hope<br />Help paint predesigned murals alongside teachers, students, and local artists. <br /> This will be combined into a “Wall of Hope” and installed at Carver High School <br /> when complete<br />Location: Ernest N. Morial Convention Center <br />Time: 1:00–5:00 P.M., Central Time <br />Offsite Rebuilding Activities in the 9th Ward of New Orleans<br />Help a local elementary school (Arise Academy Charter at Charles Drew) with classroom <br />rehab—assisting in their computer labs and installing a wireless network, outdoor painting, <br />landscaping <br />7/6/2009<br />5<br />Sunday July 12: Arrival – first activities <br />Interested? Update your registration & bring appropriate clothing <br />
  • 6. Evening activity<br />8:00 PM – .... Jean Lafitte’s blacksmith shop<br />Authentic bar<br />Bourbon Street<br />Oldest building still standing in the entire Mississippi Valley<br />In the past: a ‘front’ for more lucrative, extra-legal pursuits<br />Live Jazz Band!<br />7/6/2009<br />6<br />Sunday July 12 – Warming up .... <br />
  • 7. TimeActivity<br />7am – 8pm Registration Opens <br />7am – 8:15am Breakfast <br />8:30am – 11am Vision Keynotes <br />Allison Watson, <br />Corporate Vice President, Worldwide Partner Group <br />Bill Veghte, <br />Senior Vice President, Windows Business Group  <br />Bob Muglia, <br />President, Server and Tools Business <br />Stephen Elop, <br />President, Microsoft Business Division<br />7/6/2009<br />7<br />Monday July 13: 1st Conference Day<br />
  • 8. TimeActivity<br />11m – 11:30 Break<br />11:30 – 12:30 Solutions Value Keynotes <br />Chris Capossela, <br />Senior Vice President, Information Worker Product Management Group Bob Kelly, <br />Corporate Vice President, Infrastructure Server Marketing Todd Peters, <br />Corporate Vice President, Mobile Communications Marketing Group Rich Reynolds, <br />General Manager, Windows Marketing <br />7/6/2009<br />8<br />Monday July 13: 1st Conference Day<br />
  • 9. TimeActivity<br />12:30 PM – 2 PM Lunch<br />2 PM – 3 PM Solutions Value Keynotes (Ctd.) <br />Kirill Tatarinov, <br />Corporate Vice President, Microsoft Business Solutions Neil Charney, <br />General Manager, Application Platform and Development Jason Zander, <br />General Manager, Visual Studio, Developer Division <br />7/6/2009<br />9<br />Monday July 13: 1st Conference Day<br />
  • 10. TimeActivity<br />3 PM – 6 PM Solutions Tracks Breakout Sessions<br /> (Includes 30 minute breaks between sessions) <br />Application Platform (6 sessions) <br />Business Leadership (3 sessions) <br />Business Productivity (6 sessions) <br />Core Infrastructure (6 sessions) <br />Microsoft Dynamics (6 sessions) <br />Mobility (2 sessions) <br />Sales and Marketing (3 sessions) <br />Small and Midsize Business Solutions (2 sessions) <br />Software-plus-Services (4 sessions) <br />7/6/2009<br />10<br />Monday July 13: 1st Conference Day<br />Go To Schedule Builder and choose your sessions up-front<br />
  • 11. Monday July 13: Exploring New Orleans<br />Evening activity<br />5:00 – 5:30 pm Pick up at Convention Center for ‘historic’ Sightseeing Tour<br />6:30 pm Arrive on Canal Street , board Natchez<br />7:00 - 9:00 pm Cruising down the Mississippi river with <br /> music, drinks and diner<br />9:00 pm Natchez Docks Portside Bourbon Street<br />9:00 pm- .... .....<br />
  • 12. 350 (!) Sessions available<br />Different types of sessions<br />Breakout Session [228]   <br />Business Model Keynote [4]   <br />Hands-on Lab (Self Paced) [41]   <br />Instructor Led Lab [47]   <br />Value Keynote [9] <br />Different entry points for searching sessions<br />7/6/2009<br />12<br />Schedule Builder<br />
  • 13. 7/6/2009<br />13<br />Schedule Builder: www.digitalwpc.com<br />
  • 14. You can easily synch with Outlook<br />Select a session and add them to you outlook calendar!<br />No seating guarantee, first come, first serve<br />7/6/2009<br />14<br />Schedule Builder – Create personal agenda<br />
  • 15. TimeActivity<br />7am – 8:15am Breakfast <br />8:30am – 11am Vision Keynotes <br />Allison Watson, <br />Corporate Vice President, Worldwide Partner Group <br />Steve Ballmer, <br />Chief Executive Officer   <br />7/6/2009<br />15<br />Tuesday July 14: Day 2<br />
  • 16. TimeActivity<br />12:30 – 2 PM Lunch <br />11:30 – 12:30 Solutions Value Keynotes <br />Chris Capossela, <br />Senior Vice President, Information Worker Product Management Group Bob Kelly, <br />Corporate Vice President, Infrastructure Server Marketing Kirill Tatarinov, <br />Corporate Vice President, Microsoft Business Solutions Rich Reynolds, <br />General Manager, Windows Marketing Neil Charney, <br />General Manager, Application Platform and Development <br />7/6/2009<br />16<br />Tuesday July 14: Day 2<br />
  • 17. TimeActivity<br />12:30pm – 2pm Lunch <br />12:30pm – 6 pm Expo Hall opens<br />2pm – 6pm Solutions Tracks Breakout Sessions<br />Application Platform (7 sessions) <br />Business Leadership (3 sessions) <br />Business Productivity (3 sessions) <br />Core Infrastructure (8 sessions) <br />Microsoft Dynamics (9 sessions) <br />Mobility (3 sessions) <br />Sales and Marketing (4 sessions) <br />Small and Midsize Business Solutions (3 sessions) <br />Software-plus-Services (4 sessions)<br />7/6/2009<br />17<br />Tuesday July 14: Day 2<br />
  • 18. Evening activity<br />6:00 – 7:00 pm Happy hour in Sheraton<br />7:00 – 7:30 pm Depart Sheraton for Swamp Tour<br />7:30 pm Arrive at Manchac<br />7:30 – 11:00 pm Authentic Creole Dinner at Frenier’s Landing &<br /> Swamp tour<br />11:30 - … Arrive at Sheraton Hotel or Afterparty Location <br />7/6/2009<br />18<br />Tuesday July 14: Haunted Night<br />
  • 19. TimeActivity<br />7am – 8:15am Breakfast <br />8:30am – 11am Vision Keynotes <br />Allison Watson, <br />Corporate Vice President, Worldwide Partner Group Jack Welch (guest speaker)<br />Author, Business Visionary, and former CEO of General Electric Kevin Turner, <br />Chief Operating Officer   <br />7/6/2009<br />19<br />Wednesday July 15: Day 3<br />
  • 20. TimeActivity<br />11am – 11:30am Break <br />11:30 – 12:30pm Segment Value Keynotes <br />Simon Witts, <br />Corporate Vice President, Enterprise and Partner Group Steven Guggenheimer, <br />Corporate Vice President, Original Equipment and Manufacture Division Linda Zecher, <br />Corporate Vice President, Worldwide Public Sector Martha Béjar, <br />Corporate Vice President, Communications Sector  Birger Steen, <br />Vice President, Worldwide Small and Midsize Business & Distribution <br />7/6/2009<br />20<br />Wednesday July 15: Day 3<br />
  • 21. TimeActivity<br />12:30pm – 2pm Lunch <br />12:30pm – 6 pm Expo Hall opens<br />2pm – 6pm Segment and Industry Breakout Sessions<br />Enterprise Partner (12 sessions) <br />Industry – Manufacturing and Resources Sector, Fin services, Distribution (3 sessions) <br />Industry – Distribution and Services Sector (3 sessions) <br />Industry – Communications Sector: Telecommunications, Media & Entertainment<br /> (6 sessions) <br />Industry – Communications Sector: Hosting (3 sessions ) <br />Original Equipment Manufacturers (3 sessions) <br />Public Sector – Education, government, healthcare (10 sessions) <br />Small and Midsize Business Partner (9 sessions) <br />Certified Partners for Learning Solutions (2 sessions)<br />7/6/2009<br />21<br />Wednesday July 15: Day 3<br />
  • 22. Evening activity<br />6pm – 7pm Happy Hour @ Sheraton<br />7pm Walk from Sheraton to French Quarter<br />7.30pm – 10.30pm PAM Dinners<br />7/6/2009<br />22<br />Wednesday July 15: PAM Dinners<br />Tonight, get the best dining in New Orleans!<br />You have the chance to eat in one of the best restaurants New Orleans has to offer.<br />
  • 23. TimeActivity<br />7am – 8:45am Breakfast <br />9am – 10:30am Regional Keynotes (Western-Europe)<br />10:30am – 11am Break <br />11am – 12pm Business Model Keynotes <br />12pm – 1:30pm Lunch <br />1:30pm – 5:30pm Business Model Breakout Sessions<br />Certified Partners for Learning Solutions (4 sessions) <br />Digital Agency (3 sessions) <br />Independent Software Vendor (3 sessions) <br />LAR&apos;s Distributors and SAM Partners (7 sessions) <br />System Integrator (3 sessions) <br />Web Development (3 sessions) <br />7/6/2009<br />23<br />Thursday July 16: Day 4<br />
  • 24. Agenda<br />4pm – 4:15 pm Welcome & gathering<br />4:15pm – 4:35pm     Introduction by Steven Stokmans & <br /> Wolfgang Ebermann<br />4:35pm – 5:20pm Preview of Belux priorities FY10<br />5:20pm – 5:50pm Q&A Belux & WE management<br />5:50pm – 6:00pm Belux awards & Wrap-up<br />6:00pm – 7:30pm Jazz Fest<br />7:30pm - ….  Belux Celebration<br />7/6/2009<br />24<br />Thursday July 16: Belux Meeting @ Convention Center<br />
  • 25. A valuable WPC: it’s in the preparation...<br />7/6/2009<br />
  • 26. 7/6/2009<br />26<br />www.digitalwpc.com!<br />
  • 27. Networking Opt-In <br />Must opt in to participate; book meetings or invited to meetings<br />Personalized Calendar <br />Create your free/busy schedule<br />Synchs with Session Scheduler<br />Networking Profile<br />Populated with Registration Data <br />Unique sets of Partner and Microsoft data records<br />Ability to modify data for WPC Connect purposes only<br />Arrange a Meeting<br />Search for attendees, review free/busy schedules<br />Determine location for the meeting, book the meeting<br />Meeting Summary <br />Summary view of all meetings you have booked and attendee status<br />7/6/2009<br />27<br />WPC Connect = Networking @ WPC<br />
  • 28. 7/6/2009<br />1<br />WPC Connect Log In Screen<br />Need Windows Live ID you used during Regisration<br />
  • 29. 7/6/2009<br />1<br />WPC Connect Overview Screen<br />
  • 30. 7/6/2009<br />1<br />Create your own personalized calendar to show your Free & Busy times <br />
  • 31. 7/6/2009<br />1<br />Schedule a meeting<br />
  • 32. NEW ORLEANS<br />7/6/2009<br />
  • 33. Betsy, George, Rita?<br />One of the oldes cities in the States<br />Founded may 1718<br />469,605 households or 88.1% of its pre-Katrina levels<br />Hot, humid summers<br />Located on the banks of the Mississippi River<br />Mardi Gras (fat Tuesday)<br />Famous ‘French Quarter’<br />Jazz fest <br />‘Best restaurants’ in the United States<br />The most vulnerable city in the States, when it comes to<br /> hurricanes<br />New Orleans in a nutshell<br />More info in the WPC Booklet!<br />
  • 34. Catching-up<br />7/6/2009<br />
  • 35. Who is your buddy?<br />Check it out in the Belux WPC Booklet<br />Part of your personal info<br />Contact your buddy:<br />When you forgot where to be @ what time<br />Whenever you have other practical questions on Belux acivities<br />When you are lost & lonely <br />7/6/2009<br />35<br />Catching Up – Your Microsoft ‘Buddy’<br />Make sure you have your buddy’s phone number for any practical questions<br />
  • 36. 7/6/2009<br />36<br />Catching Up – Meet us in WE Launge<br />And watch out for the Belgian flags when seating for the keynotes!<br />
  • 37. Catching Up – Belux Activities<br />July 12, 8pm Walk from Convention Center to Jean Lafitte’s<br />July 13, 5pm Pick up out of Convention Center (out of hall C /D)<br />July 14, 6pm Happy Hour @ Sheraton – Haunted Night<br />July 15, 6pm Happy Hour @ Sheraton – PAM Dinner<br />July 16, 4pm Belux Afternoon Session @ Convention Center (room #345, 3rd floor)<br />
  • 38. Catching Up – Belux Activities<br />New this year: Belux page on ‘Digitalwpc’<br />Follow-us on Twitter: Beluxwpc<br />
  • 39. Prepare your trip... Only 11 days to go<br />Your bag for New Orleans<br />Belux Jacket<br />Will keep you warm <br />Easy to find other Belux attendees<br />WPC Booklet Belux Delegation<br />More info on New Orleans<br />Overview of Belux Delegation (MS + partners)<br />Overview shuttle services<br />In-flight entertainment<br />Take it with you for you & your colleagues when you leave tonight<br />
  • 40. Prepare your trip... Only 11 days to go<br />Check your International Passport<br />Must be more than 6 months valid<br />Register online: https://esta.cbp.dhs.gov<br />Opt-in & profile yourself in WPC Connect<br />Schedule your agenda (Schedule Builder)<br />Plan your meetings (WPC Connect)<br />Accept the Belux calendar invites<br />Pack your bags<br />Be mentally prepared for a trip you will never forget!<br />
  • 41. Questions?Liend@microsoft.com<br />7/6/2009<br />

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