With less than a week to go before the start of Microsoft’s major partner event, Inspire, 9-13 July 2017, the Vuzion team is busy finalising individual programmes and, as a UK headline sponsor looking forward to catching up with existing partners and meeting new partners in the Convention Center’s UK Regional Lounge.
Vuzion MD, Michael Frisby, will also be speaking in four breakout sessions, with a major focus on business transformation, security-as-a-service, and delivering managed services.
We’ve collated the details below, so do book in, as they promise to be insightful and thought-provoking sessions.
Learn about new SAM revenue opportunities at scale
Tuesday 11 July 1-2pm, Washington DC Convention Center room 154AB / WEWCC Level 100
Michael will be speaking with: Shamik Das Chowdhury (Microsoft), Gunter Schneider (Microsoft), Hani Shakeel (Microsoft)
Michael’s first breakout session considers how partners can open new channel and business opportunities such as software asset management (SAM) hosting, customer acquisition with CSP/hosters, and non-traditional partnerships.
Grow your SMB business with the power of 3
Wednesday 12 July 1-2pm, Washington DC Convention Center room 202A / WEWCC Level 200
Michael will be joining speakers: Ankur Arora (Microsoft), Erica Leigh (Microsoft) and Will Rowley (Cloud Direct).
With the target audience partners selling to 20-150 employee organisations through CSP, the session’s focus is on the new innovative, unified solution created to help SMBs optimise their IT offering across the three pillars of productivity, infrastructure and security. Topics will cover the ideal customer profile, profitability, FAQs, success stories, go to market, and resources to help partners take advantage of this new market opportunity.
How to transform your business beyond your comfort zone
Wednesday 12 July 2.30-3.30pm, Washington DC Convention Center room 202A / WEWCC Level 200
Michael will speak alongside: Hameed Mohammed (Microsoft), Jeanne Johnson (Microsoft), Jeff DeVerter (Rackspace); Meinrad Lay (Microsoft), Robin Marley (Lenovo).
The theme for this panel discussion covers how to help partners looking to transform into a managed services provider utilizing Microsoft's cloud services. The session features three partners who have experienced a significant transformation, developing their portfolio alongside Microsoft offerings, to be able to meet their customers’ evolving requirements.
Security-as-a-service and GDPR
Wednesday 12 July 4-5pm, Washington DC Convention Center room 202A / WEWCC Level 200
Michael will join Ankur Arora (Microsoft).
This session should be of particular interest to partners wanting to develop and enhance customer lifetime value through CSP. With SMBs showing an increasing interest in security-as-a-service, the session agenda will also look at the implications and requirements of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and Microsoft’s support and advice for partners in helping customers become GDPR compliant.
Michael Frisby, says, “I’m excited and honoured to be part of Inspire, sharing the insights and experiences we’ve developed at Vuzion.
“Our mission at Vuzion is to help resellers make a profitable transition to reselling Cloud Services and I’m looking forward to presenting on a range of topics including Security, Managed Services and new service innovation.”
Catch up with the Vuzion team at Inspire in the UK Regional Lounge – you can pre-book a slot, or just turn up.