Last week I announced the date for the 2013 Microsoft Australia Education Partner Summit – on Monday 25th March in Sydney, and the fact that we've got Anthony Salcito kicking off the event with his characteristically engaging story telling on the future of education, and our role in supporting the process of teaching and learning.

Now I can give you more on the whole agenda for the day, to explain some of the value that you're going to be able to get from investing a day with us.

 

Time

Content

Presenter

9:00

Introduction

Renee Gamble
Microsoft Australia OEM Lead

9:15

Education Keynote

Anthony Salcito
Vice President of Microsoft Education Worldwide

10:15

Executive Q&A

Anthony Salcito and senior Microsoft Australian Executives

11:00

The Future of Education

Ray Fleming
Education Industry Market Development Manager

12:00

Lunch

 

1:00

Scenario Workshop 1

See below

2:00

Scenario Workshop 2

See below

3:00

Scenario Workshop 3

See below

Afternoon Scenario Workshops

The Scenario Workshops will focus on three specific education scenarios common across schools and other education institutions, and give you an opportunity to participate in a deeper session on up to three topics. Each of these will be run in smaller groups on rotation, so you can choose which order, and whether you attend one, two or all three of them.

The three Scenario Workshops are:

  • Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) in Education: What opportunities does this provide, and what advice is out there for education customers and Microsoft partners?
  • Compete in Education: Comparing education strategies achievable with different devices
  • Collaboration and the Cloud in Education: How partners can achieve growth through cloud services, and the strategies to support education institutions as they move to the cloud

If you attend the whole Education Partner Summit, including all three Scenario Workshops, the day will close at 3:45PM.

Who should attend the Education Partner Summit?

The Education Partner Summit is open to all of the partner organisations who are registered on the Microsoft Partner Network, and who focus on the education market in Australia. Acronym Soup – Our Microsoft Partner Network (MPN) partners include AERs, OEMs, ISVs, SIs and LARs.

The day has been designed to be most valuable to partner executives and employees who have direct customer sales, pre-sales and advisory roles, as well as business strategy roles.

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