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Build your personal skills with Business Leadership sessions

Posted on 2-25-2015

Convergence 2015 will feature some fantastic sessions that will help you learn about new technology innovations and best practices. And it will also feature some valuable and insightful sessions that are geared toward enhancing your personal leadership skills.

Our Business Leadership sessions feature speakers from acclaimed organizations such as Dale Carnegie, PricewaterhouseCoopers and more that will provide a unique perspective on the hottest topics in the business world today. From learning how you can build and retain strong teams, to how you can create an effective personal brand to motivate and inspire others, you’ll be equipped with skills that will help increase your confidence as a leader.

Check out the Business Leadership sessions offered and be sure to add them to your Schedule Builder calendar today!

General Sessions that deliver breakthrough ideas and solutions

Posted on 2-17-2015

We are excited to unveil our lineup of General Sessions at Convergence 2015! This year, Convergence will feature seven General Sessions taking place on Monday and Tuesday that will address some of the most important issues facing business leaders today. With content delivered by Microsoft executives and other industry leaders such as marketing pioneer Seth Godin, these strategic sessions will provide fresh, new perspectives and innovative solutions. Here are just a few things you’ll hear and learn:

• How organizations have shifted to an insights and data-driven culture
• What it means to reinvent productivity and how it can drive better value for your customers
• How to rethink your approach to marketing and how leadership plays a key role
• How differentiated, digital work and life experiences can transform an enterprise
• Trends that help you succeed in a cloud-first, mobile-first world

To learn more about each of the General Sessions, access the specialized Session Catalog link (General Sessions will appear on both Monday & Tuesday). If you are a registered attendee, be sure to add these sessions your personalized schedule using Schedule Builder.

The Convergence 2015 Schedule Builder is now LIVE!

Posted on 2-6-2015

If you’re a registered attendee for Convergence 2015, you now have a great new tool to help you plan your specific session schedule! Use Schedule Builder to map out which sessions you’d like to attend and add them to your personalized event calendar. You can search sessions by product, industry, role, solution, and more. A new feature this year gives you the chance to share your personal schedule with others via email. This is a great way to make sure your team has all the sessions covered.

Schedule Builder helps you make the most of your time onsite (and it also helps us gauge interest in sessions so that we make sure to optimize the room size – so it’s a win-win!) Note that you’ll need to sign in to Schedule Builder using the Microsoft Account credentials that you used during the registration process. Schedule Builder is accessible for those attendees with full conference passes only.

Don’t wait – start your planning today!

Announcing an extraordinary lineup of featured speakers

Posted on 2-5-2015

Convergence 2015 is less than six weeks away and the momentum continues to grow. We are excited to have some amazing speakers join us at the event this year. In addition to Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, Convergence will feature executive leaders from across the company, providing a strategic vision for the business opportunities ahead. And industry leaders, such as marketing pioneer Seth Godin, will provide insights and tips that will inspire you both personally and professionally.

Check out our full list of featured speakers and stay tuned for additional updates!

Enter our Name It. Claim It. contest and win a VIP pass to meet OneRepublic!

Posted on 1-20-2015

We have a lot of great things planned for our Convergence Celebration this year, but one thing we don’t have is a name. Put your creative thinking cap on and submit your best idea for a name that represents the spirit of this fun evening. The winner will win a VIP pass to meet special musical guest, OneRepublic!

For more information and to submit your winning name, access our contest website. But hurry, nominations will be accepted through Monday, January 26, 2015. Have fun and good luck!

The Business Leadership Experience program is now open for nominations

Posted on 1-12-2015

Calling all visionaries, innovators and advocates! Do you know of an organization doing amazing things with Microsoft technologies? Do they have key expertise to share with the community? The Business Leadership Experience program could be the perfect fit.

The new Business Leadership Experience program at Convergence 2015 aligns a select group of Microsoft customers with experiences that help them share their use of Microsoft technologies, learn what they need to know to get their business to the next level, and engage with colleagues in a meaningful dialogue. The program brings together previous programs such as the Customer Excellence Awards, Marquee Customer program, speaker nominations and other efforts, into one aligned program.

For more information about the program, and to submit a nomination, access the Business Leadership Experience page on our website. Preliminary nominations are open until Friday, January 30th at 5pm PST. We are reviewing nominations as they come in and spots are limited, so don’t wait until the last day!

Early registration discount ends January 8

Posted on 1-5-2015

Don’t miss your opportunity to save $300 off the standard registration price for Convergence 2015. Early registration ends January 8th, so act fast and get yourself registered today! Access the Registration page for a link to register online, as well as a full listing of pass types and costs, including the exclusive Up! Pass which provides you with increased value and convenience.

Customer nominations to open January 7

Posted on 12-24-2014

Nominations for the Convergence 2015 Business Leadership Excellence program will open on January 7, 2015. The Business Leadership Excellence program is a new customer involvement program for Convergence, and brings previous programs such as Customer Excellence Awards, Marquee, Executive Experience, customer speaker nominations, and Inside Track into one aligned program. Customers will be accepted into the program as nominations come in, so be sure to check back on January 7 to submit your nomination(s).

Enter to win a FREE Up! Pass to Convergence 2015

Posted on 12-17-2014

Don’t miss your opportunity to win your way to Convergence 2015 in Atlanta! We are giving one lucky winner the ultimate Convergence experience with a FREE Up! Pass (valued at $2,145). We are also giving away five $100 gift cards to some of Atlanta's top restaurants. All you have to do is enter our giveaway on Facebook. But hurry, the giveaway ends December 22, 2014 at 11:59pm ET!

OneRepublic set to headline the Convergence Celebration

Posted on 12-9-2014

The momentum around Convergence 2015 just keeps building. We’re excited to announce GRAMMY-nominated, OneRepublic will headline the Convergence Celebration this year!

OneRepublic released their debut set, Dreaming Out Loud, in 2007. The album included the smash single, “Apologize,” which shattered digital sales and airplay records worldwide and received a Grammy nomination. The band’s sophomore album, 2009’s Waking Up, produced three singles: “All the Right Moves,” “Secrets” and “Good Life.” OneRepublic released their third studio album, Native, in March 2013 where it debuted at No. 4 on the Billboard Top 200 chart. The set includes hits, “If I Lose Myself,” “Feel Again,” “Counting Stars,” “Love Runs Out” and “I Lived.”

Stay tuned for more details around the Convergence Celebration coming soon!

The Convergence 2015 Session Catalog is now live

Posted on 12-4-2014

If you want a sneak peek at some of the exciting sessions that will be offered at Convergence 2015, check out the Session Catalog. The catalog features a number of ways to search for and identify the sessions of greatest interest to you. You can use the filters to drill down further into industry, role, experience and more.

Keep in mind that the session catalog is a work in progress – you’ll continue to see many more sessions added over the coming months. And starting in late January, registered attendees will be able to start building their personal session schedule with the Schedule Builder tool.

Happy browsing!

Satya Nadella to headline Microsoft Convergence 2015

Posted on 12-2-2014

We’re excited to announce that Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella will headline the Convergence 2015 opening keynote on Monday, March 16 in Atlanta, GA. Joining Kirill Tatarinov, executive vice president of the Microsoft Business Solutions group, and other visionary leaders, Nadella will be sharing how Microsoft solutions are helping organizations around the world transform their business.

Delivering value and productivity to organizations is also central to the announcements made December 2, 2014, around the new releases and major updates to our core Microsoft Dynamics business solutions. Be sure to read more about the latest advancements and benefits in Kirill Tatarinov’s blog

Don’t miss the opportunity to hear valuable insights from industry leaders first-hand and learn how to position your business most effectively for the future. Register today for Convergence 2015! Link to: 

Time Is Running Out! Tell Us: What Do You Hope to Learn at Convergence 2015?

Posted on 11-26-2014

With the span of business solutions from Microsoft ranging from Microsoft Dynamics, Azure, Lync, Office, Sharepoint and more, we know there’s a plethora of topics that can be covered in our Convergence breakout sessions in Atlanta. When we gather together March 16 – 19, 2015, you have an unprecedented opportunity for gaining skills and knowledge on the solutions currently running your business, and for exploring the solutions on the horizon for your business.

With the Convergence 2015 Content Survey, we’re inviting you to advise us on those topics that you want to learn about the most. Relate to us what your priorities are, and HOW you want to learn more—whether by learning about them, talking about them, hearing how others use it or seeing them in action.

The Content Survey is set to close on December 5 so that we can take action on your collective ideas and deliver what you’re looking for. Clearly, the more people we hear from, the more valuable our content will be to our attendees.

The Content Survey should take you 10 – 15 minutes to complete. We’re eager to see the results!

Microsoft Convergence 2015 registration is now open!

Posted on 11-13-2014

The day is finally here! Registration is now live for Convergence 2015 in Atlanta, GA, March 16-19. Convergence 2015 is shaping up to be one of the biggest and best yet. Here are just a few of the highlights:

Kirill Tatarinov, executive vice president of the Microsoft Business Solutions Group, will be joined by other visionary leaders on the keynote stage to unveil insights and opportunities for driving business forward. Stay tuned for some exciting keynote speaker announcements very soon!

In addition to sessions that deliver tips and best practices for optimizing current business solutions, Convergence 2015 will feature expanded content that focuses on discovering the power of Microsoft’s full portfolio of solutions. Business leaders that are looking to position their businesses most effectively for the future will find the enriched content invaluable.

Our Expo Experience is on track to be the biggest yet, and we are setting aside dedicated time within the agenda to allow attendees to maximize their visitation. Interact with hundreds of partners from around the world and get a close-up look at new technologies and services.

Don’t miss this opportunity – register today! Save $300 by taking advantage of the early registration pricing.

See you in Atlanta!

Missed Convergence 2014 Europe? Watch all the sessions on-demand

Posted on 11-11-2014

Convergence 2014 Europe was packed with over 100 enlightening sessions that provided delegates with tips, insights, and strategic vision. If you missed the event, you can now view all the sessions on-demand, right at your desktop.

The Convergence Video Library provides online access to the keynote session, general sessions, breakout sessions and deep-dive sessions. You can easily search by session type, speaker, product, and more. Plus, you’ll also be able to access content from past Convergence events as well.

If you were a registered Convergence 2014 Europe full-conference pass holder, don’t forget that you have the added benefit of accessing both on-demand sessions as well as the session PowerPoint files through Schedule Builder.

Not able to attend? Watch the Convergence 2014 Europe keynote live

Posted on 10-30-2014

If you’re not able to attend Convergence 2014 Europe this year, you can still catch some of the excitement by tuning into the live-streamed keynote session, 4 November from 09:00-10:30 CET. Hear what Kirill Tatarinov, Executive Vice President of Microsoft Business Solutions, and others have to share about recent technology trends and delivering amazing customer experiences. Mark your calendars now!

If you're not able to tune in live, you’ll be able to access the keynote plus all the general sessions, breakout sessions and deep-dive sessions on-demand, 24-48 hours after the conclusion of the sessions. Bookmark our Convergence Video Library site and access a wealth of informative and thought-provoking content right at your desktop.

The Convergence 2014 Europe mobile event app is now available!

Posted on 10-28-2014

Find the Convergence 2014 Europe event information you need, right at your fingertips. By downloading the Convergence mobile event app you can easily check the agenda, access Schedule Builder, complete evaluations, find venue maps, receive announcements, and much more. The Convergence app is available for Windows Phone, Windows 8/8.1, Apple iOS and Android.

Get more information and download the app today!

Announcing our Convergence 2014 Europe Customer Excellence Award Winners

Posted on 10-24-2014

We are thrilled to announce the winners of our Convergence 2014 Europe Customer Excellence Awards! We received over 200 nominations, all showcasing amazing work being done with Microsoft solutions. This year’s Customer Excellence Award winners truly delivered excellence, innovation and impressive results.

Check out the list of winners on our event website, and join us in congratulating them on their achievements!

Sponsor & Exhibitor opportunities at Microsoft Convergence 2015 are now available!

Posted on 10-22-2014

Don’t miss the opportunity to showcase your solutions and services, make new business connections, and strengthen your existing customer relationships by sponsoring or exhibiting at Convergence 2015 in Atlanta, GA March 16-19.

Convergence is the premier event that brings the entire Microsoft business community to life. Every year Sponsors and Exhibitors tell us that in this competitive market place, they can’t afford not to be a part of the valuable conversations that happen onsite between their peers and customers.

This year we’re adding even more value by offering dedicated Expo time during the event, redesigning the Expo floor for increased traffic, offering additional marketing and promotional opportunities, and much more.

See the Expo page for further details and to download the partner prospectus, or contact Suzy Harvey for more information: v-suzyle@microsoft.com, +1-347-281-6521 (direct) or +44 7809 344 881 (mobile).

We’re putting the finishing touches on Convergence 2014 Europe content!

Posted on 10-21-2014

We’re in countdown mode and looking forward to officially kicking off Convergence 2014 Europe in less than two weeks. Be sure to check out the latest conference agenda  for the most up-to-date plans. We've made some recent refinements to the event schedule in order to bring you the best experience possible.

We’ve got some terrific speakers lined up – including industry thought leaders from Gartner, Sirius Decisions and Social Centered Selling, as well as globally acclaimed speakers from Dale Carnegie. And of course we’ll have plenty of Microsoft product & solution experts to provide their knowledge and expertise.

If you’re a full conference pass holder, be sure to utilize Schedule Builder to access the latest session information and plan out your specific session schedule. It’s an incredibly helpful tool to ensure you’re maximizing your time onsite.

Happy planning – we’ll see you in Barcelona!

Microsoft Convergence 2015: Get the latest information and stay in-the-know

Posted on 10-16-2014

Microsoft Convergence is THE place where the business community comes together to learn, share, and be inspired. Planning is well underway for Microsoft Convergence 2015 in Atlanta, Georgia, March 16-19, and we’ve got some exciting things in store. This year you’ll find even more opportunities for business leaders to connect and engage around the most important issues facing businesses today. And you can expect to see even more innovations and solutions that will help you take your business into the future.

Check out some of the latest event details and make sure you stay connected for hot-off-the press information.

• Access our event website  for information on the current event agenda, sponsor & exhibitor opportunities, registration information, and more. We’ll be adding additional details over the coming months, so be sure to bookmark this site and check back often.
• Join our Facebook , Twitter  and LinkedIn pages for the latest buzz and conversation.
• Sign up for e-mail alerts  to be the first to receive registration information and other event details.

Registration opens November 13, 2014, so get ready. We can’t wait to have you join us in Atlanta!

Build your personal skills with the Business Leadership track

Posted on 10-8-2014

Convergence 2014 Europe will feature some fantastic sessions that will help you learn about new product innovations and best practices. And it will also feature some valuable and insightful sessions that are geared to enhance your personal leadership skills.

The Business Leadership track features internationally acclaimed Dale Carnegie® trainers that will provide a unique perspective on the hottest topics in the business world today. From learning how you can build and retain strong teams, to how you can create an effective personal brand to motivate and inspire others, you’ll be equipped with skills that will help increase your confidence as a leader.

Check out the Business Leadership sessions offered and be sure to add them to your calendar today!

Schedule Builder for Convergence 2014 Europe  is now LIVE!

Posted on 10-2-2014

If you’re a registered delegate for Convergence 2014 Europe, you now have a great new tool to help you plan your specific session schedule! Use Schedule Builder to map out which sessions you’d like to attend and add them to your personalized event calendar. You can search by track, product, timeslot, and much more. A new feature this year gives you the chance to share your personal schedule with others via email. This is a great way to make sure your team has all the sessions covered.

Schedule Builder helps you make the most of your time onsite (and it also helps us gauge interest in sessions so that we make sure to optimize the room size – so it’s a win-win!) Note that you’ll need to sign in to Schedule Builder using the Microsoft Account credentials that you used during the registration process. Don’t wait – start your planning today!

Get social with us!  Follow our new Convergence Facebook & LinkedIn pages

Posted on 9-24-2014

Hot-off-the-press, you can now be even more connected to all things Convergence through our NEW Facebook  and LinkedIn  pages! All year ‘round we’ll be posting the latest event details and helpful tips, and will provide some fun ways to engage. Be sure to ‘like’ and ‘follow’ our new pages to stay in the know and keep up with your favorite event!

And don’t forget to follow us on Twitter as well. Use #CONV14 (for Convergence 2014 Europe) and #CONV15 (for Convergence 2015) to join the conversation and see what others are talking about.

Networking at Convergence 2014 Europe: Tons of great ways to connect!

Posted on 9-9-2014

The opportunity to connect with others is one of the main reasons people come to Convergence year over year. Through scheduled activities such as Roundtable Discussions, delegates are provided the opportunity to meet with others who are in similar business roles or industries. Informal opportunities like the spontaneous hallway or mealtime conversations can also be a surprising and productive bonus to your participation.

Check out the many ways you can network at Convergence. You’ll make the most of your experience onsite, but more importantly will make connections that will last long after the event is over!