Are you going to the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference (WPC) in Toronto in July? If so, then you may also want to consider attending the Microsoft Global Education Partner Summit, run as a pre-day to the main WPC event, on the 8th July.
In a nutshell it’s a pre-day for partners who are active in the education market, to look at some of our future strategies and plans. There will be over 100 education partners there from around the world, and the content at these briefings is designed to help partners to understand how their area of education business fits into the wider picture of both Microsoft’s strategy and the future direction of education customers and policies. It’s also a great way to connect up with people in the worldwide Microsoft Education business.
Unfortunately, I won’t be able to make it over there this year, but my colleague Jason Trump from our APAC education team, will be there to help make some connections for you.
The agenda includes:
- Anthony Salcito, Microsoft Vice President for Worldwide Education, talking about our future direction
- Michael Moe, a market investor in education technology companies, sharing insight into where investors are betting in education IT
- Kirk Gregerson, from Microsoft’s Office team, explaining the key partner opportunities created by Office 365 in Education
- Bernard Caldas, from the Windows team, talking about Windows 8 in education, and the context of application development
- And a series of breakout roundtable discussions about cloud services, phone, devices and building education solutions
And the good news is that it’s free to attend for any partners going to WPC.
This is run as a single day, attached to WPC, for partners who aren’t able to get to the full Microsoft Global Education Partner Summit in February each year, which is held at our corporate headquarters in Seattle. If you want to get info on that when it’s published, let me know