Lead your digital transformation with Microsoft

“Irrespective of your industry, organizations today must start thinking and operating like digital companies.” -Satya Nadella, CEO, Microsoft

Microsoft Envision
September 25-27, 2017 | Orlando, FL

Featured speakers

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Michelle Obama

Former First Lady of The United States

As a transformative First Lady, Mrs. Obama launched and led four key initiatives: Let’s Move!, to address the challenge of childhood obesity; Joining Forces, to support veterans, service members and their families; Reach Higher, to inspire young people to seek higher education; and Let Girls Learn, to help adolescent girls around the world go to school.

Before becoming First Lady, Michelle Obama attended Princeton University and Harvard Law School. She started her career as an attorney at the Chicago law firm, Sidley & Austin, where she met her future husband, Barack Obama. She later worked in the Chicago mayor’s office, the University of Chicago, and the University of Chicago Medical Center. Mrs. Obama also founded the Chicago chapter of Public Allies, an organization that prepares young people for careers in public service.

Mrs. Obama was born on January 17, 1964. She married Barack Obama in 1992. They currently live in Washington, DC and have two daughters, Malia and Sasha.

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Satya Nadella

Chief Executive Officer, Microsoft

Satya oversees all aspects of Microsoft business and leadership - from cloud and mobile development to digital and IoT implementation. His strategic vision leads innovation through transforming company culture, empowering employees and helping customers digitally transform by optimizing business operations with data intelligence.

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Beth Comstock

Vice Chair, GE

Beth Comstock leads GE’s efforts to accelerate new growth. She operates GE Business Innovations, which develops new businesses, markets and service models; drives brand value; and partners to enhance GE’s inventive culture. Since 2008, she served as GE’s chief marketing and commercial officer. From 2006, she was President of Integrated Media at NBC Universal, overseeing ad revenue and the company’s digital efforts, including early development of hulu.com and Peacock Equity. In 2003 she was named the company’s first chief marketing officer in more than 20 years. Beth is a member Nike’s Board of Directors and Trustee president of the Cooper-Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum.

Join us at Microsoft Envision to challenge assumptions and explore what is possible through digital transformation.

When digital transformation requires human transformation, culture is the new currency. Hear from Kathleen Hogan, Microsoft Chief People Officer, about how Microsoft is driving a culture shift and investing in human capital management.

Source: IDC

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The challenge of optimizing operations while managing cost is not new, but ways of addressing them are in a state of constant change. Further the discussion at Microsoft Envision.

Source: Gartner

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As the economy changes and organizational needs evolve, businesses who adapt to address challenges with an eagerness to learn from IT are setting new trends. Get the inside story at Microsoft Envision.

Source: Forrester

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Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Microsoft

Amy leads Microsoft’s worldwide finance organization, including acquisitions, treasury activities, tax planning, accounting and reporting, and investor relations. She has been instrumental in leading the strategic transition to cloud services like Office 365 and the acquisitions of Skype and Yammer.

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President and Chief Legal Officer, Microsoft

Responsible for Microsoft’s corporate, external, and legal affairs, Brad leads a team of more than 1,300 professionals working in 55 countries. His team’s work in intellectual property, cybersecurity and piracy has established the legal foundations for cloud computing.

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Sir Ken

Acclaimed Expert on Creativity and Innovation
Author, Finding your Element, The Element, Out of Our Minds

An internationally recognized authority in creativity and innovation in education and business, Sir Ken Robinson is also one of the world’s leading speakers. Videos of his TED Conference talks are the most viewed in the history of the organization, seen by an estimated 300 million people in over 150 countries.

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Toni Townes-

Corporate Vice President, Worldwide Industry, Microsoft

Toni leads company strategy for driving digital transformation across public sector and commercial industry customers and partners in support of our mission to empower every person and organization on the planet to achieve more. Her organization is responsible for defining industry-specific needs with engineering teams, defining industry solution selling go-to-market, and helping cultivate a thriving ecosystem for partner-led industry solutions globally.

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Daily Agenda

7:00 - 8:15amMeet and network with business leaders over breakfast
8:15 - 9:30amVision Keynote with Satya Nadella
10:00 - 10:45amKeynote
11:15am - 12:00pmFireside chats with top business and industry leaders
12:00 - 1:30pmContinue networking over lunch
1:30 - 5:00pmFireside chats and a variety of topical industry discussions for business executives
5:00 - 8:00pmNetworking and Happy Hour
Events and times subject to change

See how Microsoft enabled digital transformation for Rolls-Royce, Special Olympics, and Temenos.

Rolls RoyceSpecial OlympicsTemenos

Rolls-Royce monitors 14 million flight hours per year—terabytes of data—using Microsoft Azure cloud-based services to make airlines more efficient.


Venue: Hilton Orlando

6001 Destination Parkway,
Orlando, FL 32819

Hilton Orlando seems worlds away from anything, but is just minutes away from everything you want to do. The Orange County Convention Center, this year’s location for Microsoft Ignite, is a small walk away and there’s an array of things to do without ever leaving the grounds. From two pools, lazy river, whirlpool, cabanas, fire pits, spa and fitness center, the 9-hole putting green, jogging track, and recreational courts, entertainment is everywhere you look.



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