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Microsoft for Public Safety & National Security

Promoting partnership and innovation at WPC 2012

31 May 2012 | Dan Bourgoin, Senior Director, Public Safety and National Security Partners

​More than 15,000 attendees from 150 countries will be at the 2012 Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference (WPC) this year, and we are thrilled to offer an exciting lineup of speakers and topics for the industry leaders in attendance. We hope you’ll join us July 8-12 in Toronto to engage with the visionaries, partners and executives that work together to promote public safety and national security around the world.

WPC’s Public Sector Track will focus on partner opportunities in the government, public safety, defense, national security, health, and education industries. Attendees will learn about the innovative solutions developed and marketed by Microsoft partners that address the complex, mission-critical issues of the public sector, as well as hear more about how to grow and build your business, and learn about the support and resources available to help you. Don’t miss these insightful and informative sessions throughout the conference:

Wednesday, July 11

Public sector keynote: Making a real impact together in public sector
Laura Ipsen, Vice President, Worldwide Public Sector, Microsoft

Finding more effective and efficient ways to serve citizens is a growing necessity for public sector institutions around the world. See how Microsoft partners are meeting the demand for innovation, winning against the competition, and growing their business with unique solutions that meet the needs of the evolving public sector marketplace.

Laura will speak about the vast range of new opportunities for connected solutions spanning devices, software, and services, and how partners can highlight their offerings for public sector leaders and institutions—helping you truly harness innovation and make a real impact for a better tomorrow.

Partner ecosystem cooperation for success in the Public Safety & National Security industry
Mark Whittington, General Manager, Worldwide Public Safety and National Security, Microsoft

From emergency solutions for first responders to situational awareness solutions for military commanders, the innovation being driven by Microsoft partners in public safety and national security is truly phenomenal. One thing that’s clear is that it takes an ecosystem to deliver these complex and sophisticated solutions effectively for customers. Whether you’re an independent software vendor (ISV) looking for channel partners to sell, deploy and service your application, or a systems integrator or value-added reseller (VAR) looking for applications to expand your practice portfolio, Mark will share specific approaches that can apply to your unique business scenario.

Thursday, July 12

Roundtable: Security and cyber security solutions

Cyber threats today are characterized as technically advanced, persistent, well-funded and often motivated by profit or strategic advantage. In response, many public sector customers have sought to improve their defense and response to increasingly complex cyber incidents. Microsoft’s security solutions for public sector customers reflect a combination of experience, best practices and advanced capabilities across platforms, products, and services. Participants in this roundtable will learn more about immediate market opportunities and technology to help public sector customers address identity and access management, data protection, compliance and monitoring, secure development and deployment, cyber resiliency, and cyber response.

Roundtable: ISV partnerships

The diversity of operational requirements, organizational size and market maturity within public safety and national security verticals and across all geographies are both broad and growing. The projected growth of these markets – more than 20% per year on a multi-billion dollar base through 2015 – presents a major opportunity for Microsoft and its partners.  Attend this roundtable and hear from other ISVs, system integrators and VARs about effective approaches and practices you can use to partner together for business scale.

Roundtable: Growing partners’ business in Public Safety & National Security

Budgets are reducing but customer missions are becoming ever more challenging and complex. Public safety and national security agencies around the world are counting on the technology industry for innovation to enable them to improve operational effectiveness and achieve high levels of efficiencies – hallmarks of the Microsoft platform and the Microsoft partner ecosystem. Attend this roundtable to learn about how we can help you grow your business in public safety and national security and successfully compete in world of declining budgets, yet growing opportunities.

Not registered yet? Visit the WPC 2012 website to reserve your spot.

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Dan Bourgoin
Senior Director, Public Safety and National Security Partners

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About the Author

Dan Bourgoin | Senior Director, Public Safety and National Security Partners

Dan is the worldwide Partner Sales Lead for Public Safety and National Security (PSNS), where he drives Microsoft’s PSNS partner strategy and shapes how Microsoft engages with partners worldwide to drive business within the PSNS industry ecosystem.