Navicon’s AX Fair in Moscow was a big success. Around 150 peopled gather to learn about Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012. There were a few keynotes followed by two breakout tracks, hands-on labs to allow everyone to interact with AX 2012. Also every attendee got a free copy of the Russian version of Inside Dynamics AX 2012. The book has been translated by Navicon – the host of the conference.

The Fair was dressed in traditional Russian style and colors, including a guy playing the mandolin (I think) most of the day.
WP_20130607_003 The first keynote was by Алёна Геклер from Microsoft Russia – I ‘m sorry to say that I missed some of the details, as both the slide deck and the talk was in Russian.

I followed next, speaking about developing large scale software, and how a MS-Press book is written.

The next keynote was by Vadim Korepin – who among other things gave Navicon’s expectations to future AX versions.

Vadim is also my host for the conference, and he has been the main translator of the Russian version of Inside Dynamics AX 2012. He has done a great job, and I’m sure he will be tired tonight.

WP_20130607_011 The final keynote was by Oleg Ognev, Director of IT at IZOVOL. He spoke about Izovol’s AX implementation. Izovol is the first live Russian customer running Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012. The talk also covered why AX was chosen over SAP and Oracle - again the talk was in Russian – but my interpretation was that AX is simply much better.

During lunch there was a book signing session. The excitement around the book truly amazed me – I stopped counting how many hands I’ve shaken and how many dedications I’ve written.

Being a bit challenged by the language, I selected to attend the few English sessions. I saw Keith Thaulow, EMEA Sales Director, Demand Solutions speaking about the importance of good Forecasts for Sales and Production. The forecasting solution from Demand Solutions can free up cash tied up in Inventory – you can expect to reduce the inventory levels by at least 10%; and whats equally amazing is that the vast majority of companies installing Demand Solutions’ AX Forecasting solution is able to have it fully implemented within the first 6 months. WP_20130607_017

Tonight I’m having a tradition Russian/Ukrainian dinner with developers from the Russian community.

Спасибо Москва