Microsoft Inspire – register today! - Microsoft Cloud Partner Program

Microsoft Inspire – register today!

Microsoft Inspire, July 19 - 20, 2022

I want to personally invite you to register today for Microsoft Inspire, our annual partner event, which will be hosted virtually on July 19-20, 2022.

Since last year’s event, we continue to see customers adopting Microsoft Cloud innovations to accelerate their digital transformations and enable hybrid work. And they look to you, our partners, for the solutions and services they need. At Microsoft Inspire, we’ll discuss these opportunities, and reinforce the strong ties we share within this vital community – hundreds of thousands of global partners strong.

Microsoft Inspire is where we come together, to celebrate our partners’ successes and discuss ways you can continue to adapt and grow your business with the Microsoft Cloud. This year, we’ll focus on how you can:

  • Drive growth and profitability with a partner-focused business platform
  • Unleash revenue potential through migration and modernization
  • Empower your customers’ shift to hybrid work with collaborative business experiences
  • Offer your customers comprehensive multicloud, multiplatform security
  • Scale your solutions to help customers in every industry transform

Across this two-day digital event, you’ll have the opportunity to hear from Satya Nadella, Microsoft CEO, and other Microsoft executives including:

  • Judson Althoff, Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer, Customer and Partner Solutions
  • Nick Parker, Corporate Vice President, Global Partner Solutions
  • Nicole Dezen, Corporate Vice President, Device Partner Sales
  • Jessica Hawk, Corporate Vice President, Data, AI and Mixed Reality Product Marketing
  • Emily He, Corporate Vice President, Business Applications Marketing
  • Vasu Jakkal, Corporate Vice President, Security, Compliance, Identity & Privacy
  • Casey McGee, Vice President, Global ISV Partner Sales
  • Kathleen Mitford, Corporate Vice President, Azure Marketing
  • Julie Sanford, Vice President, GTM Strategy & Programs

We’ll provide insights and answers to your questions in real-time, bringing together the partner and Microsoft community. After the keynote sessions, choose from a variety of breakout sessions hosted by Microsoft leaders who’ll discuss partner programs, hybrid work, multiplatform cloud solutions, how to go-to-market with Microsoft, and much more. Plus, make sure to consult ask the experts or table topics in the Connection Zone with other partners in a forum where you can engage in open discussions, learn from one another, and continue to grow.

Microsoft Inspire delivers every year, because we know the value of a thriving partner ecosystem, and a prosperous community of connected Microsoft partners. Join me to explore new areas of business growth, connect and celebrate partners’ successes, and learn from one another.

Thank you for your partnership with Microsoft.

Nicole Dezen
Corporate Vice President, Device Partner Sales
Microsoft Corporation


  • Nicole Dezen
    Chief Partner Officer and Corporate Vice President, Global Partner Solutions

    Nicole Dezen serves as Chief Partner Officer and Corporate Vice President, Global Partner Solutions (GPS) at Microsoft. She leads the commercial partner business and is responsible for building and selling Microsoft Cloud applications, services and devices with partners. She collaborates with a broad set of commercial partners including Advisory partners, device partners, Global System Integrators (GSIs), Independent Software Vendors (ISVs), and services partners to drive digital transformation, scale, business growth and profitability with partners. Nicole believes in empowering people to drive growth. She works to help partners unlock the virtually limitless power of the Microsoft Cloud to provide solutions that create new value for customers. Prior to leading GPS, Nicole led the Microsoft Device Partner Sales organization, where she successfully drove business growth and innovation across the device ecosystem by developing strategies with the most innovative original device and equipment manufacturers, silicon partners, along with resellers and distributors. Under her leadership, the team delivered opportunity and growth across Microsoft’s device and edge partner ecosystem spanning Windows PCs, IOT, Collaboration devices, Servers and Mixed Reality. With more than 25 years of sales experience in tech, Nicole's innate curiosity has led her from several years in telecommunications, to leading tech start-ups as CEO, to driving Microsoft's multi-billion-dollar commercial partner business today. Nicole joined Microsoft in 2007 and served in multiple roles in the US, Asia and EMEA. Nicole is a proud Los Angeleno living in the Pacific Northwest. In her personal time, Nicole is a foodie, and loves cooking family recipes, or crushing a Peloton ride. She loves to travel and experience the local culture and food in the cities and countries she visits.