Microsoft Inspire

15-19 July 2018


Meet The Team Heading to Microsoft Inspire 2018


Chris Hoard Inspire

Chris Hoard

Chris Hoard has 10 years’ experience of working in the cloud, majoring on Modern Workplace (Office 365, Microsoft 365, EMS) and digital transformation.


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A member of Microsoft Association of Practicing Architects (MAPA) and British Computer Society (BCS), with past positions including Head of Professional Services and Solution Architect, Chris is now Partner Consultant at Vuzion.

As a first-time experience at Inspire, I hope to learn more about the latest developments in Modern Workplace and Digital Transformation, and the new solutions they will provide, so that I can better help Vuzion partners reach their potential and deepen their customer relationships.

I’m particularly looking forward to hearing about the emerging functionality of Microsoft 365, the transition of Skype for Business to Microsoft Teams, and the corenotes given by Satya Nadella and Brad Smith, Microsoft President and Chief Legal Officer.

If you’d like to meet up, I’ll be attending sessions at the Mandalay Bay (Monday – Thursday), and the Modern Workplace Reception at Caesar’s Palace on Monday evening – or I’d be really happy to arrange a meeting, and you get in touch via MyInspire or through LinkedIn or Twitter @vuzion_guy.



Craig Gordon

Craig Gordon

Head of Vuzion, Craig brings to his role 20 years’ cloud experience and “being good at deciphering and simplifying the complexities! – and all things CSP!" 


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I’m looking forward to meeting existing and new contacts at Inspire, and hearing about Microsoft’s strategic direction for FY19 and announcements about the new technologies that will enhance offerings to our partners, and in particular for Azure, Microsoft 365 and Office 365. It's also a great opportunity to network.

Having had an amazing time at Inspire in Washington last year, I recommend pacing yourself, wearing comfortable shoes (lots of walking!), and organising your schedule to take time to visit the Expos. Oh, and don’t forget to bring a phone battery pack – and enjoy the event!

Vuzion will have a dozen attendees at Inspire, and we’ll make sure that someone from Vuzion will be in the UK partner lounge for every part of the day to help anyone who’s at a loss or wants to find out the best networking events to attend – or to chat if you’d like to discuss how to launch Azure services or how Microsoft 365 can add value to you and your customers.




Ian Hill

Ian Hill is Vuzion Chanel Business Development Manager, managing a number of Vuzion’s partners, and responsible for on-boarding new partners.


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This is my first Inspire event and I’m very much looking forward to hearing the keynote from Satya Nadella, particularly as I’ve not heard him speak live before.

I'm also keen to learn about what Microsoft is doing with Modern Workplace and Education, as these are areas of particular interest to me, and I welcome the opportunity to meet with existing partners, prospective new partners, and key Microsoft figures.

Although this is my first Inspire, I’ve attended many vendor events in Las Vegas, and so my advice to anyone new to the event or to the city, is to pace yourself, keep hydrated, and expect to do a fair amount of walking.

The Vuzion team will be visible throughout the event – but, if you’d like to arrange a meeting with me, I can be contacted via: email, by phone +44 7393 460358 or on Skype – and you can find me on Twitter – @Ian_Vuzion – and on LinkedIn.




Julian Dyer

Vuzion CTO, Julian has been a pioneer in the promotion of the CSP (Cloud Solution Provider) model, which he describes as poised to create the 'next revolution' in the adoption of cloud solutions.


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Julian is currently writing his thoughts on Inspire, which will be posted shortly.


Kieran McDonnell

Country Manager for Vuzion Ireland, Kieran is looking forward to meeting up with Irish partners making the trip out to Las Vegas!


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As a senior sales development director, I provide commercial and strategic direction to technology businesses across multiple international territories. I have built an impressive track record of business success, both personally and as a team leader of up to 40 people and am grounded with a high level of professionalism where customers’ needs are kept front of mind.

 With over twenty years’ experience in multiple businesses I have repeatedly recruited, built and empowered teams to deliver on business requirements, most recently delivering net new business of 30+% annually in the commercial and public sectors in Ireland. Proven experience in solution selling into financial, manufacturing, ICT and public service industries in multiple territories including Ireland, the UK, EMEA and the US.

 Passionate and knowledgeable about technology function and development and enjoy working with businesses where IT is a key enabler, uncovering opportunities and new growth both for both customers and work teams.




Mark Terry

A performance marketer for over 15 years, Mark has worked in both B2B and B2C markets across a wide range of industries and is now Head of Marketing at Vuzion.


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At this year’s Inspire, I’m particularly looking forward to hearing about updates to Microsoft Teams (including for the Teams replacement for SfB Broadcast), Linkedin integration (and specifically, whether any of their products will become available on CSP), new Partner Center updates, third party ISV details - and for inspiration from Satya Nadella!

Other major pluses will be Bruno Mars and his fantastic band, and meeting like-minded marketing professionals – and in the meantime, you can follow me at @markterry or contact me through Linkedin.

Having had a fantastic time at Inspire in Washington last year – my visit to Inspire – I thought I’d share a few tips which may be of use to those attending Inspire for the first time this year – such as,

• Plan ahead
• Go to the First Time Attendees session and meet your buddy
• Get involved in the conversation
• Say hello to fellow UK partners in the UK Partners Lounge
• Share Inspire content with your network of contacts
• Wear comfy shoes
• And finally, relive everything at our Inspired event! Thursday 8 August, Microsoft UK, Paddington London



Michael Frisby

"This will be my 10th Inspire and my first ever trip to Vegas. It is one of my favourite weeks of the year, and is always full of great insights and new opportunities.”


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The keynotes are always a highlight for me, along with the chance to meet up with both existing and new contacts. My top tip for the week – plan ahead and allow plenty of time to get around.

The event is huge, and it can take 10-15 minutes to walk between sessions and meetings. We’re hoping to meet up with many of you at the various sessions and events – but, if anyone would like to arrange an individual time to meet, you can contact me at – and I’ll be tweeting regularly about the presentations and what Vuzion is up to at Inspire, so please follow me on Twitter!



Oliver Moazzezi

Oliver Moazzezi

Oliver Moazzezi is Technical Architect for Projects, Development and Innovations at Vuzion, and attending his first Inspire is looking forward to meeting new people ...


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... learning new things, networking generally, attending the keynotes, and hearing the product updates and announcements. Look out for Oli’s tweets - @olivermoazzezi.



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