26 Jul AuraPortal at Microsoft Inspire 2017
This July, AuraPortal took part in Microsoft Inspire, the largest event dedicated to Microsoft Partners, which gathers more than 18,000 attendees from more than 130 countries to meet in a week of networking, generating leads and opportunities, forming partnerships and experiencing deep learning for business-building strategies.
Microsoft Inspire main stage.
AuraPortal CEO and President of the International Association of Microsoft Channel Partners (IAMCP) EMEA, Olivia Trilles, held and participated in insightful sessions throughout the week, including:
- IAMCP Women In Technology (WIT) Mentoring Circle
An In-Person and Online interactive session which explored hot topics and the value of mentorship circles to support women in technology. Microsoft Senior Director, Kati Quigley was joined by Olivia Trilles CEO of AuraPortal, Gail Mercer-MacKay of Mercer-MacKay Solutions Inc and Kay Warren, Channel Strategy Manager at Microsoft to host this first ever Women in Technology Mentoring Circle at Microsoft Inspire Partner Conference.
Olivia Trilles (AuraPortal CEO) and Kati Quigley (Microsoft Senior Director).
- 10 tips for successful co-selling and co-marketing with Microsoft
Olivia Trilles presented this 30-minute Community Hub Theater session, providing top tips on how to successfully engage with Microsoft teams for co-selling and co-marketing actions.
Olivia Trilles presenting at the “Community Hub Theater”.
The session had such a great turnout and such positive feedback that it was repeated the following day, with a total of 150 attendees and feedback scores of 4.74 out of 5, reaching 1st place out of the 10 sessions in its category.
- Going Global: Strategies for taking your Microsoft business international
A panel discussion providing actionable advice for taking businesses global. Stepping through the regions and high-priority countries, the carefully selected panel revealed practical insights and learnings from successes and failures they have experienced, to ensure a successful expansion.
Panel speakers from left to right: Paul Solski (International Business Development Executive at AIM International), Olivia Trilles (AuraPortal CEO), Petri I. Salonen (ISV Cloud Educator at TELLUS International) and Per Werngren (President of IAMCP WW).
- IAMCP Meet & Greet Networking Session
Olivia Trilles gave the opening speech at the networking session for all “International Association of Microsoft Channel Partner” leaders from EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa). A powerful meeting for strengthening relations and exchanging opinions.
In addition to the insightful sessions and conferences, the event provided an ideal environment to discover new Partners, strengthen relations and generate contacts and opportunities of great value. Indeed, AuraPortal formed a new triangle of collaboration to provide a complete solution to one of the biggest problems today, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which will take effect on May 25 2018 throughout the EU; The solution is the collaboration of legal consultant, Crowe Horwath, technology consultant, Sogeti and software provider, AuraPortal:
Collaboration triangle between Sogeti, Crowe Horwath and AuraPortal to provide a complete solution to the General Data Protection Regulation.
Top left: Chris Dial (Senior Director Cloud ISVs) and Olivia Trilles (AuraPortal CEO) at the main stage. Top right: roundtable with Gavriella Schuster (Vice President of Microsoft Partners). Bottom left: roundtable with Jacques Bablon (Area Lead GDPR Partner Readiness) and Brendyn Ryan (Area Lead Senior Attorney). Bottom right: Pilar López (General Manager of Microsoft Spain) and Olivia Trilles (AuraPortal CEO).
Before the event drew to a close, Olivia Trilles was interviewed for the IAMCP Sweden TV channel about her sessions and the impact of the event. Here is the full interview: