Microsoft Dynamics 365 and Power Platform Conference
PRE-DAY: MAY 26May 27 – 29, 2024 | Portoroz, Slovenia, Europe

The most ⭐magical⭐ show at DynamicsMinds

Keynote

Are you ready to have a blast with some seriously inspiring Microsoft Dynamics leaders? We’ve got a keynote that’s going to make you learn, laugh and have an amazing time – all at once!

We proudly present Keynote Speakers at DynamicsMinds

DESTROYER OF AN-THRO-PO-MORPH-IZATION, CHIEF TROUBLEMAKER

Dona Sarkar

MICROSOFT COPILOTS AND AI @ MICROSOFT

Dona believes that you are one experiment away from being your most powerful self at work. And yes, in life! Currently at her day job, she’s running 100 experiments as the Chief Troublemaker of the Microsoft AI and Copilot Extensibility Program. Her goal is that people all over the world can use Microsoft’s AI and Copilot programs to reason over their OWN data and truly make AI useful for their business. Dona’s also a keynote speaker (fave audience is corporate leaders like YOU), a multi-published author (it turns out fiction writing is useful in software!), the owner of the ethical luxury fashion brand called Prima Dona Studios and she has recently become a wine bar co-owner and is studying to be a sommelier. A few years ago, she was named one of Fast Company’s 100 Most Productive People and Cosmopolitan magazine’s Businessperson of the Year for her multi-faceted (aka weird) life. And yes, she is always ready to get on a plane and come see YOU.

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Shay Gurman

VP & GENERAL MANAGER OF DYNAMICS 365 AND COPILOT FOR SALES @ MICROSOFT

Shay Gurman is a VP and General Manager of Dynamics 365 Sales and Copilot for Sales organization in the Business Applications Platform organization. Shay’s team owns the strategic Copilot GPT-based experiences for the Sales product across various platforms, including Dynamics 365 Sales, Teams, and Outlook, as well as the core app experience of the Dynamics 365 Sales product. Shay joined Microsoft 16 years ago through Whale communication acquisition, and over the years he has worked in different management roles in Security, Power BI, and Business Applications Group. As part of his role in the PowerBI team, Shay relocated to Redmond for 5 years, where he worked on PowerBI V1 and focused on driving it to be a leading BI product. Over the last 5 years since his return to ILDC, Shay has led engineering for the D365 Sales and Copilot for Sales teams across multiple geos (US, Israel, India).

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Georg Glantschnig

VP DYNAMICS 365 FINANCE, AND SERVICE-CENTRIC ERP @ MICROSOFT

Georg Glantschnig is Vice President of Microsoft Dynamics 365 Finance and Operations Applications. More specifically, he leads end-to-end product strategy, development, and operations for Dynamics 365’s AI Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) applications, which include Finance, Supply Chain, Commerce, Project Operations and Human Resources. Georg is known as a decisive manager able to lead cloud transitions and turnarounds for large companies. He balances deep experience overseeing organizational growth with detailed knowledge of data science, AI, and machine learning. This affords Georg a wide-ranging perspective on Dynamics 365, the possibilities of the dataverse, and the rapidly evolving application market. He is currently evolving the future of AI ERP by using augmented intelligence to transform companies into innovators and empowering CxOs to be better strategic decision makers and more impactful storytellers. Prior to Microsoft, Georg was part of SAP’s extended leadership responsible for the strategy, product, and engineering teams for core applications of their Customer Experience suite. He started his education in electrical engineering and computer science at Graz University of Technology in Austria and has gone on to get an MBA, MA, and other advanced degrees.

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Mike Morton

VICE PRESIDENT, DYNAMICS 365 BC AND SMB BUSINESS APPS AT MICROSOFT

Mike Morton is responsible for SMB (Small and Medium Business) products in the Microsoft Business Applications division. This includes leading Business Central, Microsoft’s flagship solution for the SMB segment. Mike been at Microsoft for 26 years, moving from Seattle to Denmark two years ago to be closer to the BC engineering team. Amongst the highlights of Mike’s time at Microsoft include being a co-founder of SharePoint, the development of Office Offline, and incubating the Fluid Framework.

A Keynote Specially Designed for
⭐Community Wizards and Witches⭐

Join top Microsoft Dynamics leaders for this spectacular show as they unveil their vision for how Business Apps are rapidly transforming with game-changing AI capabilities. As a company on the cutting edge of technology, Microsoft recognizes the responsibility they bear for driving innovation forward. Thus, our keynote speakers will remind us that we are not just ambitious and diligent professionals, but also real people with a genuine capacity for kindness and compassion and with many talents, capable of singing, dancing, playing the guitar, levitating, and performing other magical tricks! 😊

We are all part of the same community with so many brilliant minds and warm hearts. Let’s work together to keep it that way and make it even stronger and more connected 💖.

Meet DynamicsMinds Keynote Moderators

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Dona Sarkar

Director Of Technology - Accessibility at Microsoft

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Keith Whatling

POWER APPS MVP AND
TECHNICAL LEAD @ HSO

Meet DynamicsMinds Keynote Director

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Ivana Djilas

For the second year in the row our concierges to the mystical and magical keynote will be theatre director Ivana Djilas and her creative team of musicians and actors.

Ivana is a theater director, writer and publicist. She wrote the high-profile novel The House and a peculiar collection of autobiographical essay stories entitled Can you be quiet at least once. She is an immigrant who has been living in Slovenia since 1999. An artist, a woman with a career, a feminist, a failed doctoral student, a precarious worker, a holder of a master’s degree and a recipient of an award from the Association of Dramatic Artists of Slovenia, a novelist.

⭐Ivana and her team promise another DynamicsMinds Keynote magical experience.⭐ 

DynamicsMinds 2023 Keynote – Remember the Whimsical Story

DynamicsMinds Keynote 2023✨ was a keynote like no other. It was whimsical, magical, and completely breathtaking! The keynote speakers took us on an extraordinary journey and revealed insights into the future of Microsoft Bizz Apps.

Keynote 2023 Photo Gallery

Keynote 2023 Recap Video

Moderators

Witch
Dona Sarkar

Director Of Technology - Accessibility at Microsoft

Wizard
Mat Batterbee

Global GTM Solutions Director
at Pax8

Let’s learn, network, have fun and together make the community shine!

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