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

Microsoft Partner Magic Day

May 27, 2024

A very ⭐magical⭐ event for Microsoft Partners at DynamicsMinds.

The Microsoft Partner Magic Day is designed to empower you as a Microsoft Partner and connect you to Microsoft leadership to help you keep pace of where Microsoft is going.

Get prepared to learn and talk about:

⭐AI-powered capabilities for Microsoft Dynamics 365 and Microsoft Power Platform⭐
⭐Building your business and accelerate go-to-market⭐
⭐Microsoft Partner activities and incentives⭐

Partner Benefits

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Get first-hand information on BizApps partner programs, licencing and initiatives.

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Learn how to grow your business and profitability as a Microsoft Partner.

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Have direct communication with the leaders from Microsoft.

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Exchange your experience with other Microsoft Partners.

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Mingle with old friends and make new valuable connections.

Microsoft Partner Magic Day AGENDA

Monday, May 27, 2024

09:00 – 09:05Sponsor Greetings 
09:05 – 09:50

Product Vision Opening Session

Dona Sarkar, Shay Gurman and Mike Morton

10:00 – 10:45

Sales Strategy Panel

Brian Galicia, Rick McCutcheon, Nenad Sljivic, moderated by Joe Corigliano

10:45 – 11:00BREAK
11:00 – 12:00

Microsoft AI Cloud Partner Program & how Partners can benefit

Brian Galicia, Joe Corigliano

12:00 – 12:20

MSDW Survey results

Jason Gumpert

12:20 – 12:35

Product Vision F&O

Georg Glantschnig

12:35 – 12:40

Sponsors’ Lunch Invite

12:40 – 14:00

NETWORKING LUNCH

Event is sponsored by

With You at Microsoft Partner Magic Day

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Georg Glantschnig

VICE PRESIDENT, 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.

KING OF THE DANCE FLOOR

Mike Morton

VICE PRESIDENT, DYNAMICS 365 BC AND SMB BUSINESS APPS @ 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 27 years, moving from Seattle to Denmark three 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.

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Shay Gurman

VICE PRESIDENT & 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).

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.

LORD COMMANDER OF THE NIGHT'S WATCH

Brian Galicia

SR DIRECTOR @ MICROSOFT

Brian Galicia is a dynamic sales leader at Microsoft with over 27 years of software selling experience. As part of the global partner team, he empowers independent software vendors to drive revenue growth with the line of business applications on Dynamics 365. Brian’s expertise spans business process, CRM, social, and cloud solutions. He shares his insights at prestigious events like LinkedIn Sales Connect and Microsoft Inspire & Envision, as well as universities nationwide, enlightening audiences about the impact of Microsoft and LinkedIn on selling. A recipient of Microsoft’s highest honor, the Circle of Excellence—Platinum Club award, Brian consults with numerous companies to enable digital transformation and harness the power of generative AI. Check out Brian’s book: Navigating LinkedIn for Sales

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Nenad Sljivic

PARTNERSHIP VISIONARY & BUSINESS SYNERGY CREATOR, SENIOR PARTNER DEVELOPMENT MANAGER - BUSINESS APPLICATIONS @ MICROSOFT

Experienced IT Professional with a demonstrated history of working in the computer software industry. Strong consulting professional with a 25 years IT industry. Graduated on Mechanical Faculty at University of Belgrade. 

DOT CONNECTING WIZARD

Joseph Corligiano

EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT @ CIELLOS

I have been in the Microsoft business applications for 32 years and directly with Microsoft for 23 of those years. I first started when Microsoft first entered the business applications industry in 2001 with the purchase of Great Plains.

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Rick McCutcheon

MVP AND HOST OF PARTNERTALKS - DYNAMIC DISCUSSIONS WITH MICROSOFT PARTNERS

I am the host of PartnerTalks.com, a weekly LinkedIn show that has aired over 170 episodes. Our show attracts a global audience of Microsoft Business Professionals. As a Microsoft Dynamics MVP and a Certified Sales Professional, I assist Dynamics 365 partners in growing their businesses by providing strategic consulting, coaching, and training services.

Microsoft Partner Magic Day Moderator

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Martin Pregl

Strategy consultant and business development manager

Martin is an experienced strategist with a keen ability to bridge the gap between technology and business needs.

In his 15 years at Microsoft, he has assumed a variety of roles, ranging from evangelism to sales. His primary focus was on fostering strategic partnerships with globally recognized partners, enhancing their collaborative efforts with Microsoft.

Presently, Martin serves as a consultant and business development manager, where he guides both customers and partners through the integration of new technologies into their operations.

The joint magic of Microsoft and Partners empowers organizations, people and community to shine!

Don’t miss other sessions dedicated to Microsoft Partners (Partner Biz Track) – they are marked with the Partner BizTrack label in the conference agenda. 🤝

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