Empower your classroom with the latest intelligent business applications from Microsoft!


Invitation: Empower your classroom with intelligent business applications from Microsoft

Birmingham City University
Millennium Point
Curzon Street
B5 5JU
United Kingdom

March 1, 2017, 9.30AM-3.30PM

The Microsoft Dynamics Academic Alliance (DynAA) works with educational institutions worldwide, helping them use Microsoft Dynamics in their curriculum, exposing students to the latest Customer Relationship Management (CRM) and Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) technologies to give them a competitive advantage in the job market.

This is your chance to differentiate your program and take your curriculum to the next level! We invite you to join us in learning how intelligent business applications can empower your students to be the best of tomorrow’s workforce. You will have the opportunity to network with peers, alumni, Microsoft partners and Microsoft. By engaging with faculty interested and experienced in using Microsoft technology, you will be able to collect valuable information, resources, and best practices to better prepare your classroom and your students!

Microsoft Dynamics 365 is a suite of intelligent business applications encompassing Operations (ERP), Sales and Customer Service (CRM) solutions. When used in a realistic learning environment, Microsoft Dynamics allows students to gain a holistic understanding of business processes and interactions across roles and departments, helping to better prepare students for business using today’s technology. Integrating Microsoft technology into your curriculum can demonstrate thought leadership, relevance, and innovation.

Participation is free of charge; however, registration is required! Online registration is available here.


0930-1000 - Registration and Coffee/Tea

1000-1015 - Welcome

1015-1030 - Introduction to the day - Mike Davies, Account Executive, Microsoft in Education

1030-1100 - Introduction to Microsoft Dynamics Academic Alliance programAndrea Ely and Adrian Boyd, Business Solutions Specialists, Microsoft

1100-1130 - How universities enhance students' employability with Microsoft business applicationsRehan Bhana, Associate Professor, Birmingham City University

1130-1200 - Job opportunities and placements with Microsoft PartnersSenior Manager, Pythagoras

1200-1245 - Lunch

1245-1315 - Digital transformation and how it applies to the skills your students need?Bruce Nicholson, Business Solution Specialist, Microsoft

1315-1345 - Research developments in data analytics with machine learning - Dr Mohamed Gaber, Professor and Head of Data Analytics, Birmingham City University

1345-1415 - How you can work with Microsoft - Laurence Tinsley, Business Solutions Specialist, Microsoft

1415-1515 - Networking sessions - with pop-up stands hosted by Microsoft and partners

1515-1530 - Thank you and close

1530-1700 - Optional: The big data debate - Birmingham City University’s postgraduate community in their inaugural scientific debate series

Please don't hesitate to send your questions to Andrea Ely, Microsoft anely@microsoft.com.

We look forward to seeing you at this event.

Learn more about Microsoft Dynamics Business Solutions: www.microsoft.com/en-gb/dynamics
Learn more about Microsoft Dynamics Academic Alliance: www.microsoft.com/dynamicsaa

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