IAMCP Seattle Chapter Meeting
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For this month's meeting we will hear from Jon Roskill, CVP of the Worldwide Partner Group at Microsoft, who will discuss the upcoming Worldwide Partner Conference, the growth of the Microsoft Partner Network, and answer questions. You can register at http://iamcpseattle.eventbrite.com

When: 3rd Thursday of each month
11:30am to 1pm unless otherwise posted
Where: Microsoft Civica Building
205 108th Ave NE, Suite 400
Bellevue, Washington  98004
United States
Contact: Christian Buckley

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This month's meeting is on Thursday, April 19, 2012, and will be held in Bellevue at the Microsoft CIVICA Office at 205 108th Ave NE, Suite 300, Bellevue, WA 98004. This meeting will be held at a different time from our usual meetings, and will be held from 1:00PM - 2:30PM.

Registration: http://iamcpseattle.eventbrite.com/ (Select the date for April 19, 2012)

Please register online to confirm your attendance. Lunch is free for first time guests and all paid up members. Others, please bring $20 for the lunch. A special thanks to last month's Lunch Sponsor, ProperSync (www.propersync.com), and for this month's Lunch Sponsor, TSS Redmond (www.tssredmond.com).

Meetings are held on the third Thursday of each month, at the Microsoft CIVICA Office in Bellevue, unless otherwise noted.

April Topic

Jon Roskill, Corporate Vice President, WW Partner Group As head of the Worldwide Partner Group, Jon Roskill is responsible for Microsoft's worldwide channel strategy for the company's commercial products and cloud offerings. In this capacity, Roskill leads a global sales and marketing team comprised of 5,000 employees and Microsoft's 640,000 independently owned-and-operated partner companies, a channel that drives 95% of Microsoft's annual revenue. Roskill leads the effort to activate Microsoft's diverse partner ecosystem, which includes distributors, system integrators, value-added resellers, independent software vendors, and Web application developers, to Microsoft's new cloud offerings. Jon Roskill will be joining IAMCP Seattle to discuss Microsoft's direction with partners and to answer your questions. Please join us for a very special IAMCP Seattle presentation and to hear directly from Jon Roskill.


Parking Note:Parking is available underneath the CIVICA building. The parking lot entrance is on 108th Ave NE. Validation required. Bring your parking ticket to the Microsoft receptionist for validation.

If you have any questions regarding the meeting, please contact Christian Buckley ( cbuck@axceler.com)

We will be ordering lunch for each person, so please register to confirm your attendance. Map to this event


1:00 - 1:20 - Lunch and Networking (Lunch provided)
1:20 - 1:30 - Introductions (Name, Company, Something you hope to get out of the meeting, a deal that you just completed because of IAMCP connections, etc.)
1:30 - 1:40 - Lunch Sponsor (TSS Redmond and Kodak)
1:40 - 2:30 - Guest Speaker, Jon Roskill, Corporate VP, WW Partner Group, Microsoft
2:30 - 3:30 - Board Meeting Worldwide Partner Conference Registration


MSFT Worldwide Partner Conference (WPC) registration is open now! WPC will be held in Toronto, CANADA, July 8-12, 2012. www.digitalwpc.com/registration  

Register as an IAMCP Member Membership is required for group events, although non-members are encouraged to attend one or two meetings to see if the group is useful to them. After attending one or two meetings, however, membership is suggested. To learn more about becoming a member, and the benefits (especially members-only meetings and mixers) of becoming a member, please view the IAMCP-US web site at http://www.iamcp-us.org.

Upcoming Meetings

May 17th Julie Bennani, Microsoft, "Taking Advantage of the Microsoft Partner Network" Learn how the Microsoft Partner Network has been strategically repositioned to enable you and Microsoft win together. Get an introduction to a range of tools and support that help you drive and deliver business. Understand how partner incentives have been applied to the full sales and deployment lifecycle to better enable your sales and delivery teams. At the end of this session, you will understand how MPN is evolving, what new tools and resources are available and how incentives can be applied to drive your business.

June 21st Rand Fishkin, "Understanding SEO and Inbound Marketing" Rand Fishkin is the CEO & Co-Founder of the web's most popular SEO Software provider; SEOmoz. He co-authored the Art of SEO from O'Reilly Media and was named on the 40 Under 40 List and 30 Best Young Tech Entrepreneurs Under 30. Rand has been written about in The Seattle Times, Newsweek and PC World among others and keynoted conferences on search around the world. He's particularly passionate about the SEOmoz blog, read by tens of thousands of search professionals each day. In his minuscule spare time, Rand enjoys the company of his amazing wife, whose serendipitous travel blog chronicles their journeys.

About IAMCP Seattle

The IAMCP Seattle is a Chapter organization of IAMCP-US and or IAMCP International. IAMCP Seattle is organized by Microsoft partners that are local to the Seattle - Redmond area, and is dedicated to helping Microsoft partners work better together. Please join us at our monthly meetings on the third Thursday of each month for lunch and for networking. Registration is required for some meetings and events. IAMCP Seattle http://www.iamcpseattle.org  

IAMCP-US http://www.iamcp-us.org  

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