Hitachi’s Mike Gillis, Keynote Speaker for
MS Dynamics Vendor Day
Wednesday, 25 January 2012
08:00 Registration and Buffet Breakfast
11:45 End of Program - Networking
MS Dynamics Vendor Day will coincide with the State’s enterprise Dynamics service offering available to agencies in 2012 and inform agencies and attendees of the Dynamics centralized service offering. The morning provides Commonwealth decision makers and technical Dynamics users a learning opportunity on the features and capabilities of Dynamics to accommodate agency business needs.
Keynote Speaker – Mike Gillis
Hitachi Consulting's Mike Gillis was ranked number three on this year’s Dynamics World Top 100 list of Most Influential People in Microsoft Dynamics. With more than 1,000 nominees and more than 500,000 votes, the annual Top 100 list recognizes the most prominent contributors to the Microsoft Dynamics community, including industry leaders, thought leaders, innovators, and bloggers. Dallas, TX (PRWEB) June 07, 2011
The annual Top 100 list recognizes the most prominent contributors to the Microsoft Dynamics community, including industry leaders, thought leaders, innovators, and bloggers. With more than 1,000 nominees and more than 500,000 votes, the three-year-old list – sponsored by Dynamics World -- is now firmly established in the Microsoft Dynamics consciousness. Gillis moved up two spots; last year he held the number five position.
Gillis is a long-time innovator and leader in the Microsoft Dynamics community. His accomplishments include helping to establish Hitachi Consulting’s Global Microsoft Dynamics practice and founding Iteration2, a multiple Microsoft Dynamics partner of the year winner that was acquired by Hitachi Consulting in 2007. He was also instrumental in making these organizations a successful Microsoft Dynamics AX partner, helping support Microsoft Dynamics AX Independent Software Vendors (ISVs), and creating a global distribution channel of Microsoft Dynamics AX resellers. Gillis also participates in numerous Microsoft Dynamics boards and councils, is a Microsoft Dynamics Eagle Award recipient, and was the first person inducted into Microsoft Dynamics Hall of Fame.
Under his leadership, Hitachi Consulting has been named Microsoft Dynamics Partner of the Year several times, and our clients have consistently received Customer Excellence awards for their Microsoft Dynamics AX, Microsoft Dynamics CRM, and Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online implementations. He has also led the company to achieve Microsoft Dynamics President’s Club and Inner Circle year after year.
MBS Presidents Club and Inner Circle (Top 1% of all Microsoft Business Solutions Partners)
Microsoft Gold Certified Partner
Over 200 Microsoft Dynamics Implementations across CRM and AX
4-time winner of Microsoft Dynamics Partner of the Year Award: 2011 (CRM), 2009 (AX), 2006 (AX), 2005 (AX)
AX 2012 TAP (Beta) Participant with Microsoft
Microsoft Federal Dynamics CRM/xRM Partner of the Year 2011
Sam Fields, OA/OIT, The MS Dynamics enterprise service offering at the Commonwealth
Dynamics as an Information Management Platform
Chuck Russell, Collective Intelligence
Paul Reitmeyer, Planet Technologies
Charles T. Russell is a Senior Partner with Collective Intelligence Inc., a firm providing computer--‐consulting services throughout the northeastern United States. A veteran of over thirty years in the computer industry, Mr. Russell focuses Enterprise Portal, CRM and Business Intelligence. He has taught, written and consulted extensively on each of these topics. More recently, Mr. Russell has focused on the design and deployment of enterprise wide SharePoint portal implementations with commercial industry, higher education and department of defense. Mr. Russell acting as an advisor and architect has focused primarily on leveraging SharePoint as collaboration, content management, business intelligence and software development platform. He has pioneered the use of SharePoint 2010 Business Connectivity Services connecting SharePoint to enterprise data. Mr. Russell has taught Object Oriented Analysis and Design, System Architecture, the Java and Smaltalk languages, JAD Facilitation, Data Modeling and the Information Engineering methodology. He has spoken at many information technology seminars and is currently engaged on an advisory basis with several fortune 1000 corporations.
Paul Reitmeyer is Planet Technologies CRM Practice Lead. Paul has been working with Microsoft CRM since version 1.0 and has been actively working with Microsoft Partner organizations in the implementation, customization, and deployment of CRM for the past 7 years. Paul is responsible for the architecture, development and implementation of Microsoft Dynamics CRM deployments for an array of clients within the commercial, federal, and SLGE sectors at Planet Technologies. He leads a team of customization experts, developers and data migration specialists to provide robust and fully integrated CRM solutions for Planet’s customer base. While in this role, he has had the opportunity to develop solutions which span both CRM and ERP with backend integrations from SAP, Oracle, PeopleSoft, JD Edwards (AS/400), and numerous 3rd party publishers.
The initial panel will focus primarily on business cases and real world practical use of Dynamics. Some of the areas of interest to the commonwealth are integration with Microsoft Office, especially Excel and Outlook and how the emails containing a token can be associated in Dynamics. Activities and auditing associated with a record will also be covered. Other topics could include a demonstration practical uses of Dynamics to manage all types of information and reporting. This could include business intelligence, case management, 311 center, correspondence management and/or Grants management. This session will be presented using common business terminology and will not be technical. The commonwealth audience will be agency Deputy Secretaries of Administration and other agency business decision makers.
Dynamics as a Development Platform
Bob Kanzler, RSM McGladrey, Inc.
Al Smith, Trecom Systems Group
Bob Kanzler is a member of the Technology Services team in the Moorestown, New Jersey office of McGladrey. He is responsible for the management, development and direction of a programming and software architecture and development team focusing on Dynamics CRM and Microsoft platform technology.
Mr. Kanzler’s collective experience includes developing high performance business applications in client-server environments. He is adept in all aspects of application development with particular focus to teamwork and standardization of development methodologies. He has developed several business solutions for various products, with primary focus over the last three years on Microsoft Dynamics CRM. He has experience in software product life cycles and in the design and re-engineering of business systems
Al Smith is a Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist, MCSD, MCAD and MCT with deep experience on the Microsoft platform. He has recently implemented Dynamics CRM for PA DCNR and TreCom's internal operations. Al's Dynamics certifications include: Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS) for MS Dynamics CRM Applications, Deployment, Configuration & Customization and Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT) for Dynamics CRM.
This panel discussion will focus on the technical aspects of Dynamics while not delving into a display of programming code. Topics will include plug in’s, workflow (perhaps show event log custom entity and configuration entity as well with this), integration with Microsoft Office such as Excel and demonstrate “live” data analysis, and reporting. The commonwealth audience will be agency CIOs/IT Managers, application developers and potentially individuals from the first session.
The commonwealth audience will be agency Deputy Secretaries of Administration and other agency business decision makers. The public and industry are invited to participate. $50/pp for TechQuest Members, $89/pp for non-members
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