imageLast spring we kicked off the first ever Microsoft Partner Network Interactive Leadership Forum which gave you, our partners, the opportunity to join us for a live online session with the leadership team here in Redmond to hear the latest and to ask your questions directly to them. Well, the next Microsoft Partner Network Interactive Leadership Forums are taking place on Tuesday, December 6th (one at 7:00 am PST and one at 6:00 pm PST), and you are invited to participate in a couple of ways, the details of which are included below.

As I have mentioned many times here on my blog, through my Twitter account, my Linkedin account, my Facebook account, in-person meetings, and many other places, here at Microsoft, we are continually striving to reach out, listen to, communicate with, and work with our partners to build a strong partnership with you and to enable the highest levels of joint success possible. Part of this effort includes helping partners get answers to questions they have, addressing misconceptions that may exist, and bringing awareness to resources available that you may not be familiar with.  As such, we are hosting an interactive online forum with the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Group leadership team to bring you the latest information as well as discuss topics, questions, concerns, misconceptions and more with you, our partners around the world regarding the Microsoft Partner Network and our working together.

The speakers included in this interactive forum include:

image Julie Bennani: General Manager, Microsoft Partner Network
 
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image Ross Brown: Vice-President, Worldwide Partner Strategy  
  
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image Karl Noakes: General Manager, Microsoft Partner Strategy & Programs 
  
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image Jon Roskill: Corporate Vice-President, Worldwide Partner Group  
 
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image Eric Ligman (Me): Director, Worldwide Partner Experience – Session Moderator
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The sessions will consist of two parts. First, we’ll kick off with the latest information and updates from each of the members of the leadership team regarding their parts of the business and we’ll follow that with an open Q&A session where attendees will be able to ask additional questions of the presenters.  As a Microsoft partner, you have several opportunities and ways to ask questions of the leadership team for these sessions:

  • Know a question you’d like to ask them already? Submit your question(s) in advance for a specific presenter or a general question for the panel online right now through the Microsoft Partner Network Interactive Leadership Forum question submission form.
  • During the session, you will be able to submit a written question through the online Q&A tool, and this will be available throughout the entire session
  • During the second part of the session, you will have the opportunity to ask a live question via phone

You can register to attend either or both the 7:00-8:00 am PST or the 6:00-7:00 pm PST online sessions with the Worldwide Partner Group leadership team RIGHT HERE. At Microsoft, we are proud to have what we truly believe to be the best partner ecosystem anywhere, consisting of partners of many types and sizes from locations all around the world. (Thank you, Partners!) These sessions are open to all Microsoft partners, so please join us as we would love the opportunity to connect with you in this forum. Also, please share this session information with your peers so that they are aware of this opportunity to hear this information and ask their questions as well.

We’ll be bringing you information and updates via social media during the sessions, so you can participate via social media by following and using the #MPNLive hashtag during the sessions. Oh, and if you have the Microsoft Partner Info mobile app installed on your Windows Phone, it even has an “MPN Live” section built in already under the “Events” section.

Did you find this information helpful? If so, you may want to make sure you are utilizing all of the areas I share information online, such as: my Facebook page, my Twitter account, my Linkedin account, and my blog. Plus, you can now get all of the latest Microsoft Partner Information right on your phone!

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