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The Microsoft Inspire, organized by the Microsoft take place from 9th to 13th July 2017 in Washington D.C. at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center. Among the keynote speakers: CEO Satya Nadella; Microsoft President Brad Smith; Gavriella Schuster, Microsoft corporate vice president of the Worldwide Partner Group; and Judson Althoff, Microsoft executive vice president, Worldwide Commercial Business. Addressing 17,000 Partners from 140 countries gathered in the INSPIRE conference and it is an ideal conference for business and channel leaders in SMB, Corporate Accounts and Enterprise markets and more.

 

The big idea that came out of this year’s conference was the crystallization of Microsoft’s overall strategy. It’s been a huge year of change for Microsoft as they’ve realigned their product stack and strategy for moving to cloud-based business solutions. Microsoft Remains A Partner-Focused Company, with an unprecedented opportunity, and mission is to empower every person and machine in the planet. In a brief speech before Nadella, Ron Huddleston, Microsoft corporate vice president and head of the company's One Commercial Partner organization, talked about Microsoft's efforts to create a single point of contact for partners through his operation. He also cited the company's plans to spend $250 million on more go-to-market efforts for partners and to hire new channel managers to work with partners in their sales efforts.

 

Digital transformation represents a massive opportunity and Microsoft has always been a partner-led company, and this ecosystem drives local economies and creates massive growth. Together we have unprecedented opportunity, as technology impacts every aspect of our global society and economy, Satya Nadella, Microsoft , CEO.

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