Come join us for our monthly meeting at Microsoft's New York Office in Time Sq. Each month we have unique sponsor who present their services to our partner to help grow their business. There will be great networking opportunities, food & drinks and an informative presentation.
4:30pm – 5:00pm - Networking
5:00pm – 5:15pm - Chapter update and official business
5:15pm – 5.45 pm - The New World of Artificial Intelligence, Jeff Schwartz, Channel Futures editor-at-large
One of Microsoft's key priorities is to make AI "accessible and valuable to every individual and organization." As ambitious as that might sound, this is not a visionary or long term goal. In her State of the Channel assessment last week, Gabriela Schuster, corporate VP and leader of Microsoft's worldwide One Commercial Partner (OCP) organization, identified AI as a critical opportunity that all partners should embrace.
Schuster noted that 20 percent of Microsoft's managed partner ecosystem has already started delivering the company's AI technologies in some form. Moreover, many new and existing MS products now have AI capabilities, use bots or natural language processing. So far, MS partners have delivered 1,600+ AI-based solutions, with more than 3,500 more in the pipeline according to Schuster. Regardless of what type of IT services you offer, there's a place, if not a priority, to include AI where it makes sense.
Channel Futures editor-at-large Jeff Schwartz will share his unique insights on the AI capabilities Microsoft offers, and how partners can lead and/or play a key role in delivery of AI enabled solutions. The discussion will include perspectives on how the technology is making customers more efficient and competitive.
Whether you have never delved into AI or you want to share your experiences delivering AI, we encourage you to attend this month's meeting!
6:00 pm – 6.30 pm - Lessons Learned from 23 Years at Microsoft by Joseph Landes
Joseph is the Chief Revenue Officer at Nerdio--an innovative company that empowers Managed Service Providers to build and rapidly grow their cloud IT practices in Microsoft Azure through its ridiculously simple IT management platform. Prior to Nerdio, Joseph spent 23 years at Microsoft Corporation where he led cloud product management, international marketing and sales, and international business development teamsacross multiple business groups including Cloud and Enterprise, Mobility, and Developer and IT Pro Evangelism. Joseph is well known for his experience managing and driving large diverse teams towards big, bold goals with high employee satisfaction.
6:30pm - 7.30pm - Extended Networking
We hope to see you all there!
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