We have just announced dates and venues for our 2015 Education Partner Summits in September, in Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide and Perth. As usual, the invitations are open for Microsoft Education Authorised Resellers and our other partners who deal with education customers.
This year’s education ICT buying season is almost underway, and we have lots of new product and service announcements – including specific versions of Windows 10 and Office 365 for education – that are key for our partners and education customers. There are also significant changes in the market, including a shift to cloud services, Bring Your Own Device, a growing move away from institutional purchases towards students buying devices from retailers, and the devolution of the decision making process from central bodies to schools and individual teachers.
With traditional revenue streams being disrupted by these elements, we are running a national series of Education Partner Summits in September which are an opportunity to gain deep insights into the changing dynamics of the schools, TAFE and universities sectors from the Microsoft Education team. The agenda is specifically focused on meeting the needs of those who want to develop the most effective sales messages and strategies to win and grow in a transformed marketplace by providing practical sales resources. You will also leave the event with an understanding of how you can create new opportunities by leveraging this year’s launch of Windows 10 and getting the most out of Office 365 in Education and Azure cloud services. It will also be an opportunity to develop your relationship with our Education sales team.
The seminar will benefit sales and marketing personnel in Microsoft Authorised Education Resellers dealing with the education sector and provide valuable insight to product marketing and development teams who are looking to identify new profitable product and service opportunities within the sector.
The aim is to ensure that our partners can compete effectively, and tell a differentiated story that appeals across the different levels of decision makers within educational institutions.
Dates and Venues
We’ll be hosting the events in our offices in each of the key capital cities, and each briefing will be a full day from 8:45AM until 5PM
- Brisbane – Mon 14 Sept
- Sydney – Tues 15 Sept
- Melbourne – Wed 16 Sept
- Adelaide – Mon 21 Sept
- Perth – Wed 23 Sept
In addition to some of the national education team from Microsoft (George Stavrakakis, Joseph Alvarez, Jason Trump, Dan Bowen and me), you will also get the chance to meet with our local team in each state – helping you get a solid connection to the national and local team!