Hello Partners,
 
The 2015 Worldwide Partner Conference is just over six weeks away! Our goal at WPC each year is to provide you with the most relevant, engaging experiences, and this year, we’ve redesigned your opportunities to better fit the ways in which you do business.
 
One of the exciting opportunities we are offering are our General Sessions, delivered by senior Microsoft executives and other industry leaders, and tailored to your customer segment, business focus, product family and partner type.
 
The General Sessions at WPC outline the key priorities for your business and explore the most important issues facing business leaders today. It’s an opportunity for you to hear senior executive speakers share their vision around business challenges and how we can solve them together to meet the needs of customers.
 
We have more than15 General Sessions currently in the 2015 WPC Session Catalog (with more to come). Just select General in the Session Type filter on the left side of the catalog and apply other filters to find the most relevant sessions for your business.
 
To help your search for the right sessions, here are a few questions to consider along with highlights from some of the General Sessions that you can attend this July.
 
Who are your customers?  ​
These General Sessions will help you excel in every customer segment.
 
Discover breakthrough initiatives and investments for Corporate Accounts that will help you co-engage with Microsoft and drive your go to market, marketing and selling efforts with Jennifer Heard, Vice President, Worldwide Corporate Accounts.
 
Learn how to ignite cloud services and hybrid solutions, and unleash profitability potential with Thomas Hansen, Vice President, Worldwide Small and Medium Businesses.
 
Hear from Susan Hauser, Corporate Vice President, Enterprise and Partner Group, on how Microsoft and its partners are providing customers with the capabilities they need to successfully analyze, predict and move into the future.
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WPC also offers executive-hosted sessions specifically for various partner types.
 
Join Kim Akers, General Manager of Microsoft’s ISV business, and James Whittaker, Distinguished Technical Evangelist, as they excite you with what the future holds for ISVs.
 
Listen as Vahé Torossian, Corporate Vice President, Small and Mid-market Solutions and Partners, discusses accelerating sales for LSPs through new motions and driving cloud active usage with customers.
What type of partner are you?​
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What is your current business focus?​
And this year, we have a wide range of business topics for you to choose from.
 
Join Peggy Johnson, Executive Vice President, Business Development, as she invites guest partners to the stage to share their best practices and success stories
 
Hear how Microsoft addresses important security concerns with General Counsel Brad Smith and Phil Sorgen, Corporate Vice President, Worldwide Partner Group.
 
Uncover how to lead your people to success with Phil Sorgen, Corporate Vice President, Worldwide Partner Group, and Peggy Johnson, Executive Vice President, Business Development.
 
This is just a sample of the more than 20 General Sessions that you’ll have to choose from. Check out the Session Catalog for more information and then look for the Session Scheduler coming in June, so you can begin to build your schedule for WPC 2015.
 
I’m looking forward to seeing you in Orlando!
 
Best,

Kati

 
 
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