Yesterday at WPC 2013 was a great day, start to finish. After two previous days of insightful sessions and valuable networking time, yesterday's keynote presented by Jon Roskill focused on how cloud economics and partner profitability simply aren’t theoretical anymore. According to the IDC Study, cloud-oriented partners drive incredible rates of growth. Take a look at Julie Bennani’s blog as she writes about what’s next for the MPN with cloud integration.
Day 3 also included:
- Keynote speaker Laura Ipsen announced the global initiative CityNext. Integrating partner solutions, the Microsoft platform and data-driven decisions, CityNext seeks to work with city leaders to create thriving urban spaces for governments, businesses and citizens. Read Channel Chief, Jon Roskill's latest blog post on this topic.
- Chief Operating Officer Kevin Turner, who outlined Microsoft’s roadmap for FY14. Microsoft’s 4 point game plan for winning in FY14:
- Win in mobile – tablets & phones!
- Accelerate our customers’ move to our Cloud!
- Competing to WIN – offensively doubling down!
- Customer Satisfaction – take it to a new level!
The day was capped off with a spectacular party, as always, hosted by Microsoft and featuring a performance by Lenny Kravitz. Who could have asked for a better end to the week’s event and in my case, a birthday party? (Thanks to all who helped me celebrate!)
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Safe travels everyone. See you in Washington D.C. for WPC 2014!