Last week we hosted this year’s Worldwide Partner Conference in Houston, and once again, I had an absolutely fantastic time getting to meet and see so many of our partners from all over the world! The excitement levels seemed to be very high coming into the event and then even higher by the end of the week, which I love to see. As noted in my Looking forward to the 2013 Fantastic People of Worldwide Partner Conference! post, I was capturing pictures of several of the partners and influencers I had the pleasure to see, meet, and spend time with last week at the conference, and below is this year’s collection of the Fantastic People of Worldwide Partner Conference 2013:

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With Darren Bibby of IDC
(@darrenbibby)
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With Pete Zarras
(@PZarras) and Dean Murray of Cloud Strategies LLC
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With Kevin McMillen
(@RyanTechKevin) and Carol Walasek (@walawalatex) of RyanTech
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With Jeff Shuey
(@jshuey) of Winshuttle and Christian Buckley (@BuckleyPlanet) of Axceler
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With Joel Zaidspier of ChannelPro SMB
(@ChannelProSMB)
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With Pete Robbins
(@StrataIT) of Strata Information Technology
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With Dino White
(@DinoWhite) of Dicyn Solutions, Inc.
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With Liza Sisler
(@LizaSisler) of Perficient
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With Diego Majlis
(@diegomajlis) of Perception Group S.A.
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With Bill Hole
(@TheHoleGroup) of The Hole Group
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With Ruth Morton
(@ruthm) of Compugen and Mary Jo Foley (@MaryJoFoley) of ZDNet
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With Philipp Mueller
(@philippmuller) of Solid it Solutions B.V.
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With Mary Jo Foley (@MaryJoFoley) of ZDNet
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With Scott Bekker
(@ScottBekker) of Redmond Channel Partner
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With Andrew Brust
(@andrewbrust) or Blue Badge Insights and ZDNet
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With Tiffany Wallace (Ingargiola)
(@TiffanyWI) and Derek Wright of New Horizons
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With Peter Ells
(@PeterElls) and Chris Miller of SoftwareONE
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With Gaston Zelerteins
(@gzelerteins) of Perception Group S.A.
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With Rich Gibbons
(@RichFromBechtle) of Bechtle, Matthew Hughes of Flucidity Ltd, and Darryl Taft of eWeek (@eWeekNews)
WPC_Partners17
With Beth Davis
(@BethADavis) of D&H
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With Scott Barry of Zag Technical Services, Ashley O’Connor of Zag Technical Services, Mathew Rothman
(@rothman20814) of EastBanc Technologies, and Whitney Wainwright of apiphany
WPC_Partners25
With Ryan Risley
(@ryanrisley) of Brittenford Systems, Jason Tierney of Corporate Network Services, Inc., Bret Fisher of Winsitter, Stephen Hall (@dccomputerco) of District Computers, LLC, Matthew Humphries of Allied Technology Group, LLC, and Mathew Rothman (@rothman20814) of EastBanc Technologies
WPC_Partners26
With Ryan Risley
(@ryanrisley) of Brittenford Systems
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With Peter Ells
(@PeterElls) and of SoftwareONE, Stephen Hall (@dccomputerco) of District Computers, LLC, Tiffany Wallace (Ingargiola) (@TiffanyWI) of New Horizons, Mathew Rothman (@rothman20814) of EastBanc Technologies, and Bret Fisher of Winsitter
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With Guy Gregory
(@GuyGregory) of The Final Step
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With Tom Bohn
(@bohntom) of Tushaus Computer Services
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With Stephen Hand of Know Technology, LLC, and Ric Opal
(@ricopal) of Peters & Associates
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With Liz Eversoll of SOLOMO Technology, Inc.
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With Justin Pirie
(@JustinPirie) of Mimecast
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With Bill Hersh
(@whersh011) of D&H Distributing
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With Charlie Ramirez
(@charlieramirez) of Team Venti
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With Aki Antman
(@AkiPekka) of Sulava

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With Ken Thoreson
(@KenThoreson) of Acumen Management Group

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With Ed Luck of Skyline Technologies, Inc.
WPC_Partners44
With Bret Fisher of Winsitter
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With Steve Noel of Commandare / Cloud-IT
WPC_Partners42
With Carol Walasek
(@walawalatex) of RyanTech
WPC_Partners53
With Srdjan Stosic of E-Smart Systems
WPC_Partners50
With Christopher Goebel with Kevu Consulting
WPC_Partners43
With David Gersten
(@dsgersten) of Bond Consulting Services, Jon Rivers (@jon_rivers) of Data Masons Software, Dave Seibert of IT Innovators, Dux Raymond Sy (@MeetDux) of Innovative-e Inc., and Mike Taylor (@IECMike) of Innovative-e Inc.

With Arlin Sorensen of HTG
(@HTGMembers) – This one is a proxy. I met with Arlin at WPC Connect and had a great conversation (as always), then I forgot to get a picture with him! So sorry, Arlin. Was so caught up in our conversation, the pic slipped my mind, but I couldn't not have you included in the post.
 

On Wednesday of WPC2013, we announced that next year’s Worldwide Partner Conference 2014 will be taking place in Washington D.C., and I have no doubt it is going to be another fantastic event. For those of you that joined us in Washington D.C. last time, you know that it is an amazing host city, filled with a gigantic collection of things to see and do, which makes for an incredible opportunity to wrap a few extra days around the conference to get in a well-deserved vacation.

I am already looking forward to all of the new and familiar people I will get the chance to meet and see next year at WPC14 and the Fantastic People of Worldwide Partner Conference 2014!

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