Darren Roberts, Vuzion Azure Commercial Lead, writes ...
Microsoft’s annual flagship partner event, Inspire, will be hosted in Las Vegas, as in 2018 - and this year takes place 14-18 July.
Microsoft promotes the event as follows - “Microsoft Inspire is where partners meet to connect, collaborate and celebrate as one community. Joining together with thousands of partners from over 130 countries, you’ll find inspiration from shared experiences and insights. Wherever you are in your journey as a partner, Microsoft Inspire can help accelerate your success.”
And for us at Vuzion, Inspire is always one the highlights of the year. We get to hear about Microsoft’s future focus, forthcoming plans, and product road-maps. We’re able to take part in workshops and participation sessions, as well as to chat with leading technology innovators - and of course, it’s a great opportunity to be able to catch up with our partners, and to meet new businesses to incorporate into our expanding ecosystem.
As a specialist with a huge interest in all things Azure, I’m particularly looking forward to the Azure-focused sessions, and those especially around AI (artificial intelligence) - but, there really is something for everyone at the event, and no matter your specialisation or level of experience.
Newcomers to the event are particularly well looked after, with a mentoring system meaning that if this is your first visit, you’ll be able to get as much from the event as old-timers - and if you’ve been before, you’ll know the tremendous benefits of attending.
However, if you’re not able to get to Las Vegas this year, we’re holding our usual London-based post-Inspire event, Inspired- this year on Thursday 8 August. We’ll be including key learning's from Inspire, takeaways, updates, and news, and there’ll be the opportunity to network and discuss in greater depth over lunch.
Microsoft will be launching an app to enable attendees to schedule meetings and catch-ups during the event. But, if you’d like to arrange to meet any of the Vuzion team before that comes available, just get in touch!
And we’ll be posting further blogs as the Inspire agenda becomes available.