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CRMPC PreGAME in Conjunction with Convergence 2014

Monday, March 3, 2014 from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM (EST)

CRMPC PreGAME in Conjunction with Convergence 2014

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Dynamics CRM VARs and ISVs are invited to this exclusive event just prior to Convergence 2014 Atlanta. Presented by CRM Partner Connections (CRMPC), PreGAME gives Dynamics CRM Partners an opportunity to expand their network in the CRM community, share experiences, collaborate with key Microsoft personnel, and gather tips on creating a better experience at Convergence 2014.


PreGAME 2014 will be another invaluable opportunity for VARs and ISVs in the Dynamics CRM community to enhance your competency and grow your community.  Hosted by CRM Partner Connections, we’ll spend the afternoon hearing directly from the Microsoft product team, learn how to close more deals faster, and gain deeper insight into winning solutions that you can leverage for your clients.  Topics under development include developing solutions within the supported development framework, how to be a successful xRM/CRM partner, managing IP, the competitive CRM landscape, and BPM/mobility.  On hand will be a plethora of experts, MVPs, and Microsoft executives, providing the perfect opportunity to network with 200 of your fellow partner community members and focus on your business before Convergence starts.  And to be efficient we’ll roll right into the evening’s partner events hosted by Microsoft.  Don’t miss this exclusive partner networking and educational event!

PreGAME 2014 is FREE to all Microsoft Dynamics CRM Partner Organizations.  This is a Partner-only event. Attendance is free, so sign up today and we'll save you a seat! Important: This will sign you up to participate in PreGAME activities only.  Convergence 2014 will require its own registration. 



Rooms: International Ballroom A - C Juniper Magnolia
12:00 - 1:00pm Registration (Prefunction Lobby outside Grand Ballroom)
1:00 - 2:00pm CRMPC PreGAME Welcome & General Session (International Ballroom A - C)
2:15 - 3:00pm Ear to the CRM Ground - What is the Marketplace Telling You about "Compete" Embracing New Features in BPM within Dynamics CRM 2013 Getting to Know Parature 101
3:15 - 4:00pm Dissecting Dynamics CRM 2013 Upgrades - Best Practices & Lessons Learned  Customer Viewpoint: Lessons Learned from Enterprise CRM Deployments Best Practice Consulting Framework for CRM Marketing Services - Space is limited. Additional Registration Required - Click Here
4:05 - 4:50pm Customer Panel - Partners Listen Up! (International Ballroom A - C)
4:50 - 5:00pm CRMPC Wrap-Up (International Ballroom A - C)
5:00 - 6:00pm Microsoft Partner Presentation - Presented by Hal Howard & Mike Ehrenberg (Omni Hotel)
6:00 - 8:00pm Microsoft Partner Reception (Omni Hotel)

 * NOTE: Lunch will not be provided at CRMPC PreGAME so please grab a bite to eat before you attend. Beverages and snack will be provided at one of the afternoon breaks.



Session Title: Session Description:
General Session Sneak Preview Into Leo - The next release of Microsoft Dynamics CRM is just around the corner. Hear an update from the Product team as to the status and key messages around Microsoft Dynamics CRM "Leo" hitting the marketplace. - Presented by David Pennington & Ben Werner, Microsoft
Academic Alliance - One of the key challenges facing the Dynamics Partners in upcoming years is ensuring the channel has highly competent resources to fill the demand. The Academic Alliance is a key strategy to filling that capacity. This briefing will bring you up to date on the Academic Alliance program and how your firm can leverage it to attract and retain the talent you need for now and in the future - Presented by Katie Hasbargen, Microsoft
Getting to Know Parature 101 With the recent announcement of Microsoft's acquisition of Parature, hear details around how Microsoft Dynamics CRM customers will be able to strengthen their ability to connect with customers on their own terms, using whatever device and whatever channel they prefer. This update will give you insight into how the product is being integrated into Dynamics and how partners can pose the value proposition to customers and prospects. - Presented by Christine Zmuda - Microsoft
Ears to the CRM Ground - What is the Marketplace Telling You About "Compete"? As the Microsoft Dynamics CRM product evolves, so do the opportunities, but so does the competition. In this session, listen as fellow partners share their competitive experiences with Microsoft Dynamics CRM. Don't miss the chance in this session to also hear from Microsoft as they provide additional insight in what their data and research is showing. - Presented by Marc Ossinger & Kelly Bagley French, Microsoft
Embracing New Features in BPM within Dynamics CRM 2013 Join this informative session with process guru and CRM MVP, Richard Knudson, as he helps us all make sense of new Business Process Management functionality in Dynamics CRM 2013. - Presented by Richard Knudson, Magenium Solutions
Dissecting Dynamics CRM 2013 Upgrades - Best Practices & Lessons Learned Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2013 has not been out very long. However, it includes great functionality benefits for existing customers. But the real secret is how to upgrade them effectively and efficiently to use this functionality. In this roundtable discussion, we jump in and dissect approaches/techniques/tools that have been used to pergorm upgrades. Participate in this session as we share lessons learned from those who have done 2013 upgrades so far. - Presented by Chris Cognetta, Tribridge & Gus Gonzalez, Zero2Ten
Customer Viewpoint: Lessons Learned from Enterprise CRM Deployments Join this session to hear directly from Tim Thorpe of Black & Veatch as he shares his lessons learned from working with Dynamics CRM at a couple of large organizations. Tim's perspective on implementing and supporting Dynamics CRM at two large organizations may help guide your next project. He will also share his plans for future CRM endeavors from the eyes of a customer. Black & Veatch is an employee-owned, global leader in building Critical Human Infrastructure in Energy, Water, Telecommunications and Government Services. Since 1915, the company has helped clients improve the lives of people in over 100 countries through consulting, engineering and construction projects. - Presented by Tim Thorpe, Black & Veatch
Best Practice Consulting Framework for CRM Marketing Services The Marketing Solution landscape is considerably more complex than the salesforce automation world. This session will help your team become well versed in Marketing Discovery and Service Delivery powered by Microsoft CRM and the new capabilities of MarketingPilot and Netbreeze. This is a must attend session for any business owner who is lookng to capitalize on the $4B CMO spend in CRM this year. Attendees will receive deliverables that they can leverage in their own practice as they build our Dynamics CRM marketing consulting capabilities. - Presented by Mark Kurtz & Tom Belle, Gage Training  Space is limited. Additional Registration Required - Click Here
Customer Panel - Partners Listen Up! Don't miss this exciting session as three prominent CRM Customers share their thoughts around the topics of best practices for working with partners and what keeps them up at night. Use the information gleaned from this uncensored roundtable session to make your services more valuable to your customers and prospects. - Presented by Zara Kamruddin, CLEAResult; Britta Scampton, TruNorth & Tim Thorpe, Black & Veatch

To learn more about CRM Partner Connections, click here.

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When & Where

Omni Hotel at CNN Center
190 Marietta St. NW
Atlanta, GA 30303

Monday, March 3, 2014 from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM (EST)

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