IAMCP-Inspire
 

IAMCP @ Inspire 2020  

Microsoft Inspire is an annual event that gathers the largest group of professionals working in the Microsoft ecosystem. Also, it is the most popular conference for IAMCP members to meet, network, share their expertise and ideas, develop new business deals and make new friends.





This year, for the first time ever, Inspire is going digital, and the IAMCP is making its greatest presence so far with 11 sessions hosted by its members within the Connection Zone. We will also join different Partner Conversations and support our co-members, our friends at The WIT Network.

Microsoft Inspire Opening Session

July 21st, 8:30 AM PST

Welcome with Judson Althoff, Nick Parker & Gavriella Schuster

Make sure you don’t miss sessions and conversations that are hosted by, or include IAMCP members. Save these time slots and plan your schedule.



TUESDAY, JULY 21ST


Our members @ Inspire



ICOM357

Building a sustainable and stable business through P2P

Speaker: Eddie Bader

Using real world examples, this session focusses on how, through P2P connections, partners build more sound, stable and lucrative technology practices. By providing a full technology service offering to customers, partners no longer need to leave money on the table because they don't have the solutions or relationship to address the customer need.

11:45 AM - 12:15 PM PDT

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ICOM358

It takes Teams

Speaker: Sandra Knight; Modern Business Solutions, LLC

Join us and learn how IAMCP Americas uses Microsoft Teams to run their entire organization. You will see Power Automate integrations, a P2P Marketplace solution and a glimpse of how the groups uses BI to improve member and strategic partner value.

2:45 PM - 3:15 PM PDT

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ICOM364

Grass roots or top-down advocacy: How to be an effective leader while doing the most good

Speaker: Ryan Risley; Wipfli LLP

What does it mean to be an advocate? Real world examples of how thought leadership on advocacy approaches can differ in effectiveness.

7:45 PM - 8:15 PM PDT

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Partner Conversations


ICOM255

Partner Conversations: The Covid Effect – Changes to business and future opportunities

Connection Zone

Join this informal conversation with your peers to discuss how business might shift, and what opportunities might look like in the future. The purpose of this conversation is to foster open dialogue as you learn from and network with other partners. This conversation will not have prepared content or presentations and you can actively engage through video, audio and chat.

12:30 PM - 1:00 PM PDT

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ICOM254

Partner Conversations: Getting new business in the “New Normal”

Connection Zone

Join this informal conversation with your peers to discuss how fellow partners are finding new business in the middle of a pandemic. The purpose of this conversation is to foster open dialogue as you learn from and network with other partners. This conversation will not have prepared content or presentations and you can actively engage through video, audio and chat.

2:45 PM - 3:15 PM PDT

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ICOM364

Grass roots or top-down advocacy: How to be an effective leader while doing the most good

Speaker: Ryan Risley; Wipfli LLP

What does it mean to be an advocate? Real world examples of how thought leadership on advocacy approaches can differ in effectiveness.

8:30 PM - 9:00 PM PDT

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The WIT Network @ Inspire


ICOM352

Promoting your inner winners

Speaker: Julie Simpson; ResourceiT Consulting Ltd

Keen to propel your organization forward by recruiting and retaining great talent? Want more women to apply for open roles? Scratching your head for a solution? Cross-border and cross-culture, WIT Network members continually provide unique insights for how to equip and support organizations to become truly diverse and inclusive. Join Julie Simpson, who will lead this informative session to accelerate your progress and enable you to make informed decisions about how stand out from the crowd.

11:00 AM - 11:30 AM PDT

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ICOM353

Why Diversity & Inclusion is good for business

Connection Zone
Speaker: Corinne Sharp; The WIT Network

Companies that include diversity as a strategy to product development, employee hiring and engagement are positively impacting their revenue growth and customer success. Neurodiversity, them/they, employee resources groups, people with abilities - what does this all have to do with business, growing revenue and being competitive in a global market? D&I is a business strategy for some companies, a concept for several companies and for many, they don’t even know where to begin.

1:15 PM - 1:45 PM PDT

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ICOM354

Pathfinders: Women lighting the way through crisis

Connection Zone
Speaker: Christine Bongard; The WIT Network

Join The WIT Network for inspiring storytelling from women in the channel leading corporate transformation during the COVID-19 pandemic. We will share stories from an upcoming e-book on women working in technology who are helping their clients adapt during crisis, including: Helping clients quickly pivot to a new business model, Providing creative solutions to help companies respond to social distancing, and Supporting business process changes and workflows that support a remote workforce

3:30 PM - 4:00 PM PDT

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WEDNESDAY, JULY 22ND


Our members @ Inspire



ICOM361

Why should my business take inclusion seriously?

Speaker: Randy Steinle; OnSupport Corporation

This session stresses the importance of applying inclusiveness to business, and to the solutions we deliver as Microsoft Channel Partners. Learn how business can be impacted adversely if we do not account for diversity while delivering solutions.

4:30 AM - 5:00 AM PDT

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ICOM355

How to become a more diverse and ethical supplier

Speaker: Sarika Malhotra; C3IT Software Solutions

Learn about the importance of inclusive leadership as a first step in the journey to evolving as a more diverse and ethical supplier.

5:15 AM - 5:45 AM PDT

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ICOM356

Driving digital change in light of lessons learned during COVID-19

Speaker: Klaus Fander; acadon AG

This session covers real world examples of how partners innovated quickly to address societal challenges presented by the pandemic.

6:00 AM - 6:30 AM PDT

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ICOM359

Overcoming challenges on the path to become more diverse - and eventually a role model for the community

Speaker: Elena Baeva; 365 Resource Ltd

Learn from real life stories from IAMCP's diversity and inclusion poster competition winners on how to create an inclusive culture..

6:45 AM - 7:15 AM PDT

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Partner Conversations: Traditional hosting is changing - how to craft your future as an asset-light virtual hoster

Speaker: Per Werngren; Accelerator & Awakish

Join this informal conversation to discuss how to set your organization up to transition to an asset-light virtual hoster...

6:45 AM - 7:15 AM PDT

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ICOM360

How to build and lead a successful business when you represent a minority group

Speaker: Frank Valdivieso; Gryphon Consulting, LLC

In this session, hear from a panel on their experiences building successful businesses while overcoming bias due to their status as a minority in the world of tech.

7:30 AM - 8:00 AM PDT

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ICOM362

Digital skilling during high unemployment scenarios

Speaker: Frank Valdivieso; Gryphon Consulting, LLC

With 250 million people worldwide forecast to be unemployed due to COVID-19, follow this global perspective for insights on alternative modalities to staffing for technology enablement. We will also discuss expanding access to technology careers to support an inclusive recovery.

11:45 AM - 12:15 PM PDT

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ICOM367

IAMCP/VFI Round-table on D&I community engagement and advocacy

Speaker: Eddie Bader; COMPANYBUILT

This IAMCP/Voices for Innovation round-table highlights advocacy examples of how partners are leaning into Microsoft initiatives to promote D&I in their communities, companies and the tech ecosystem. Hear from partners on their stories of impact and inspiration around D&I.

1:15 PM - 1:45 PM PDT

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ICOM363

Inclusive cross generational leadership

Speaker: Crista Thielen

In a world of flux, effective leaders are busy navigating the dynamics of enterprise development and business climates while leading, connecting and rallying team members. Leaders who foster a cross-generational approach unlock the ability to include and more effectively coach all generations within their organization.

2:00 PM - 2:30 PM PDT

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Partner Conversations


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Partner Conversations: Learn how to use partnerships to expand your business globally

Connection Zone

Join this informal conversation to discuss how to expand your business globally during this time of lock downs and social distancing. Learn how to work with partners in other geographies to find customers and deliver your solutions. This highly interactive conversation will not have prepared content or presentations and you can actively engage through video, audio, and chat.

4:45 AM - 5:15 AM CEST

Other times
Tuesday, July 21 10:15 PM - 10:45 PM CEST

Thursday, July 23 12:30 AM - 1:00 AM CEST

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ICOM253

Partner Conversation: Inclusive Leadership in Tech

Connection Zone

Join this informal conversation with your peers to discuss how to be a more inclusive leader. The purpose of this conversation is to foster open dialogue as you learn from and network with other partners. This conversation will not have prepared content or presentations and you can actively engage through video, audio, and chat.

7:00 AM - 7:30 AM CEST

Other times
Wednesday, July 22 8:00 PM - 8:30 PM CEST

Thursday, July 23 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM CEST

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