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IAMCP SoCal 10th Anniversary Party
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The SoCal IAMCP is the largest chapter of the International Association of Microsoft Channel Partners in the United States. Join us in celebrating our 10th year together.

When: Thursday, October 24
9:00 AM
Where: Hotel Irvine
IRVINE, California  92614
United States
Contact: Justin Slagle

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IAMCP SoCal 10th Anniversary Party

October 24, 2019 / Hotel Irvine

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Why You Should Attend

Listen, learn, network and have fun with fellow members and Microsoft executives. Get many of the perks of Microsoft Inspire without paying $2,000 for a ticket and traveling across the country!

Listen, Learn and Make Connections
This two-part event showcases the best of IAMCP. During our speaker sessions, you'll listen to industry leaders talk about the value of Microsoft Partnerships and how to leverage them. Food, beverages and fun will be provided at the Anniversary Party following the sessions.


Keynote Speakers

Gavriella Schuster

Gavriella Schuster 

Worldwide Corporate Vice President, Microsoft

As a C-Level Microsoft Executive and Thought Leader, Gavriella has grown a P&L of $6.5B and currently leads a global portfolio of channel partners that has influenced over $1 trillion in ecosystem revenues. She brings over 20 years of leadership in digital and cloud transformation roles, driving strategy and execution spanning all aspects of business model and product development, launch, marketing, sales and partner development. She leads global recruitment, enablement and engagement of Microsoft’s fast-growing partner ecosystem.



Brent Combest

US General Manager, Microsoft

Brent started his journey in sales and marketing in the Microsoft Dynamics channel and later joined Microsoft where he's spent the majority of his tenure coaching field teams and partners on cross-functional strategy (e.g., business model transformation to Cloud, sales process reengineering, marketing campaign strategy, P&L analysis, and leadership mentoring).

Beth Cavanaugh

National Partner Sales Director, Microsoft

During her eight year tenure at Microsoft, Beth has worked her way up from West Region Channel Manager of Microsoft Dynamics to National Partner Sales Director. As the National Partner Sales Director, Beth is responsible for managing and leading a partner sales team covering Microsoft's strategic System Integrators that focus on building cloud solutions in Azure, Dynamics and Office365 across the United States. Before becoming the National Partner Sales Director for strategic System Integrators, Beth served as the National Partner Sales Director for Dynamics where she built and lead a team that delivered Dynamics revenue growth through partners. In this role she also was responsible for executing on Microsoft's industry vertical and strategy and Cloud adoption through partners.


Event Schedule


9 AM - 12 PM Educational Sessions

Educational Sessions

Advanced Technical Track


  • How Microsoft deployed Microsoft Teams Internally to 180,000 Employees (Emily Kirby and Rachelle Blanchard, Microsoft Teams Engineering)
  • Taking Security to a New Level with Microsoft 365 Advanced Security (Matt Soseman, Microsoft Security Architect)


Partnering 101, Marketing, Business Track


  • Go-To-Market Services Available to Microsoft Partners (Helane Cohen, Microsoft Senior Marketing Advisor)
  • Creating a Demo Tenant for Any Microsoft Product - (Kevin Martins, Microsoft Partner Technical Architect)
  • Plays in a Box and Easy Play Buttons to Boost Your Business (Diana Ishak, Microsoft Senior Marketing Manager)
  • Microsoft Partner to Partner Collaboration Tools (Hannibal Scipio, Microsoft Global Partner to Partner Lead)


9 AM - 12 PM Invite Only Sessions

Microsoft Executive Roundtables

Invite only sessions for our VIPs! Engage in a small group setting (1:20 ratio) with the following Microsoft Executives:



12 - 1:30 PM Diversity & Inclusion Panel and Discussion

Diversity & Inclusion Panel and Discussion

  • Diversity & Inclusion Panel hosted by the WIT Network from 12-1:30pm: (Sarah Geoghegan, Chair of the WIT Network SoCal to lead the discussion)
  • All partners, sponsors and guests are invited to attend this session. This is a free session to members of the WIT Network, Women in Cloud and IAMCP even if they are not participating in our event. Lunch will be provided for all paid attendees and sponsors of the IAMCP Party.

Panelists will include:


  • Sarah Geoghegan, SoftwareOne (Host – the WIT Network SoCal Chair)
  • Rodney Campbell, Partner Development Manager, Microsoft
  • Seppy Aziad, Vice President, IT Governance at Korn Ferry (Microsoft Customer)
  • Dave Shah, Global IT Infrastructure Director at Skyworks (Microsoft Customer)
  • Heather Newman, CEO, Creative Maven (Microsoft Partner)
  • Beth Cavanaugh, US Sales Director, Microsoft


2 - 5 PM Speaker Sessions

Keynote and General Session

5 - 6 PM VIP Reception

VIP Reception and Party

Must have a VIP ticket. Enjoy all of the benefits of being a true VIP at this special reception. Walk up on a red carpet and mix and mingle with the 40 Microsoft employees who want to celebrate YOU at this event. You will have special access to a VIP Concierge that ensures that you have everything that you need to get the most out of your experience. VIPs will also enjoy special gifts, drinks and extra raffle tickets for our prizes.

5 - 8 PM Partner Celebration

Partner Celebration and Expo

  • Enjoy food, beverages, live bands, games and more with fellow Microsoft Partners and executives



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