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If you are going to the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference in Los Angeles next month, then there's the chance to join the worldwide Microsoft Education team for some of the conference sessions. With the team promising that you can "learn why education is one of the fastest growing industry segments at Microsoft", you'll also get clear updates on our products and solutions, and hear from other partners.

Education Sessions during WPC

There are two specific education sessions during the main WPC agenda:

  • July 12 - BP06i - Office in Education: The Evolution of Live@edu and Office 365 for Education
    Come to this session for an interactive discussion around the Microsoft Office Cloud offerings for education. We will present an overview of Live@edu, the future of Office 365 for education and discuss the major opportunities this presents for partners worldwide.
  • July 13 - 4:15 pm - PS04 - Growing your Business in the Education Industry - Strategies for Success!
    Anthony Salcito, WW VP Education, will outline Microsoft’s overall strategy with the theme of "Partners and Microsoft –Education Inspired." Salcito will address how and where things are evolving for partners within our ecosystem. We are focusing on simplifying our approach, helping partners make money, competing to win and growing our joint market share by driving partner-led solutions.

You can find out more about WPC, and register, here

Global Education Partner Summit at WPC

On Friday 15th July, directly after WPC, there is an additional event, the Global Education Partner Summit (GEPS) @ WPC, which is specifically reserved for education partners. This will in the morning, at the Omni Hotel in downtown LA.

    Time Title Speakers
    9:00 - 9:45 Opening and introduction Larry Nelson & Anthony Salcito
    9:45 - 10:30 Trends in Education: What you Need to Know to Grow Your Business Profitably in Education Industry Bruce Dixon, Fellow, Education Impact
    10:30 - 11:00 Break & networking  
    11:00 - 12:00 Business Modeling for the Cloud Dr. Petri Salonen, CEO TELLUS International, Inc
    12:00 - 1:15 Roundtable discussions; 2 rotations, 40 minutes each:  
      Transitioning your Business Solutions to the Cloud Bradley Tipp, WW Director Education Cloud Computing
      Building Education Scenarios Across the PC, Phone & Browser John Rivera-Dirks, WW Client Strategy Manager
      Helping Education Customers Manage "the Business of Schools", Applying CRM & SQL Server to Build Learning Analytics Solutions Mike Lloyd, WW Education Industry Solutions Specialist
      Supporting Partners entering the Education Industry Alessandro Giacobbe, Sr. Director WW Education Partners, MSFT Office Division
    Mike Chase, Education Transaction/AER Partners
      Building a Services Business in Education with the Education Services Portfolio Larry Nelson, WW Managing Director, Education Partners
      Leveraging the transformation to digital content David Langridge, WW Sr. Director Partner Development
      Leverage Windows Multipoint Server (WMS) to Increase Access for Students Pankaj Srivastava, Principal Program Manager, WMS
    1:15 - 1:30 Concluding remarks Anthony Salcito

Learn MoreFind out more about, and register for, the Global Education Partner Summit (GEPS) @ WPC