Microsoft Inspire: sessions to help partners drive business growth

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Microsoft Inspire—our largest partner event of the year—opens opportunities for partners to create and strengthen their connections, build their business and celebrate together. During the event, which this year will be held virtually from July 14-15, we come together to discuss how we can empower customers to achieve more through strategy, innovation, differentiation, and growth.

Every industry is facing transformational change right now. Many organizations worldwide are planning for a return to the office, while thousands more are also mapping the transition to a hybrid workplace. And our customers everywhere are relying on our partners to help them transform their businesses and remain competitive, and there’s tremendous opportunity for our partner ecosystem across the Microsoft cloud and through the investments we’re making in partner growth and profitability.

We know our partners make more possible, and we’re deeply invested in our partners’ success. In the era of the intelligent cloud and intelligent edge, collaboration amplifies innovation and accelerates time to market. And in today’s environment, time is of the essence. From building together, getting to market faster and enabling partners to sell on their terms, our partner-focused business platform empowers possibilities for the future.

The sessions and discussions that take place during Inspire will help your organization stay ahead of the curve so you can better meet the evolving needs of your customers.  Today, we released the Microsoft Inspire session catalog, so you can learn about the sessions available at this year’s event – from executive keynotes to breakout sessions, ask the experts and featured partner table topics. Start building your schedule today.

Partner opportunity, growth and profitability will be discussed throughout the event, and to see  sessions focused specifically on opportunities for driving growth for your business, you can search “partner opportunity” in the session catalog. A few sessions from Microsoft leaders are highlighted below.

Microsoft – your partner for growth: Microsoft offers partners unique value with Microsoft cloud innovation, go-to-market scale and differentiation opportunities. Hear from our executives how we are investing for our partners’ growth and profitability.

  • Speakers: Nick Parker, Corporate Vice President, Global Partner Solutions, Rodney Clark, Corporate Vice President, Channel Sales, and Charlotte Yarkoni, Chief Operating Officer, Cloud & AI

Drive revenue with the most partner-focused commercial marketplace: The Microsoft commercial marketplace is the most comprehensive business-to-business marketplace on the planet serving virtually every software need with over 30K apps and services published and 4M+ monthly active shoppers (with 95% of Fortune 500 companies using Microsoft Azure). The commercial marketplace is central to selling with Microsoft. Join us to learn about our newest features, and how application builders and resellers can reach new markets and accelerate their customers’ innovation.

  • Speakers: Jake Zborowski, General Manager, Microsoft Commercial Marketplace, and Tanuj Bansal, General Manager, Azure Product Marketing.

Partner programs to help you differentiate: The breadth of the Microsoft cloud not only enables services partners to draw on the strength of the Microsoft technology platform – it also empowers our partners to sell to a broader set of customers and go to market faster with partner programs that showcase your differentiated capability while enabling access to benefit packages that accelerate your organization's growth.

  • Speakers: Ashley Asdourian, Director, Azure Product Marketing, and Dan Rippey, Director, Partner and Experiences.

Microsoft cloud for ISVs – unlock your opportunity: Microsoft has the most diverse enterprise cloud solutions to help you build software for connected customer experiences. Across the Microsoft cloud, ISVs can unlock innovation and accelerate time to customer value. Learn why Microsoft is the best cloud partner to build with and sell with.

  • Speakers: Casey McGee, Vice President, ISV Sales, and Toby Bowers, General Manager, Business Applications Product Marketing

Our customers rely on us to provide the solutions, services, and guidance they need to support their digital transformation. By combining our efforts, we will continue to go above and beyond for our customers. Take the opportunity to connect with other partners and Microsoft teams during Microsoft Inspire next month so we can continue to build on our partnership and discover new ways to accomplish more together.