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Next Wednesday, on 12th December, Patrick Pathinathan - the Microsoft Partner Director for Australia - is hosting a briefing event for local Microsoft partners at our Melbourne office. It’s an opportunity to hear about our plans and strategies, as well as to meet up with members of the local Microsoft team from a number of different areas. Although I’m not going to be there, there will be my equivalents from the other public sector teams there – Brad Coughlan, the Government IMDM, and Brian McLaughlin, the Health IMDM. There’s also a chance to meet others in the local team.

If you’re in Melbourne on Wednesday, can I recommend it as a good use of a morning. In addition to the content sessions planned, it’s often the conversations you can have during the breaks that delivers great value from connecting with Microsoft and other partners.

Patrick’s description of the briefing is:

  As Microsoft enters a new era , the demands of consumers and the pressure that this places on the Consumerisation of IT across organisations is going to be magnified to a greater level.  You are invited to attend a partner update aimed at equipping you with the insight you need to compete and win in the enterprise. We will share perspectives on the industry as well as the themes that are shaping the buying behaviours of CxO’s across the enterprise. The update will also include insights on industry growth areas,  as well as a deep dive into how Microsoft,  together with our industry partners can position solutions designed to amplify the impact of our platform through industry solutions.  

The details…

You will need to register in advance, as we'll need to make sure we've got a place reserved for you:

  • Registration: 8:30am – 9am
  • Briefing: 9am – 11:30am
  • Date: 12th December 2012
  • Venue: Microsoft Melbourne (Level 5, 4 Freshwater Place, Southbank)

Please register by email here