Tuesday, March 4, 2014 - Day 1
Convergence Atlanta 2014 Day 1 is marked by keynotes and product General Sessions. At the keynote session and in the best of Convergence traditions, we had a chance to see the volunteering work by attendees who signed up to make the lives of the least fortunate among us a bit better.
|Convergence Community Outreach|
The Keynote session highlighted a number of Microsoft accomplishments and how the company has been delivering innovation through its various platforms and applications.
|Maureen Hurley (Chobani) and Mark Olsen (Weight Watchers)|
|Wayne Morris on Dynamics Innovation Roadmap|
Kirill Tatarinov, Executive VP of Microsoft Business Solutions, then came on stage to talk about the Interconnected World and the role of Microsoft played during the Sochi Winter Olympics in Russia and the future of Microsoft in enabling and expanding interconnection.
Continuing with the Customer Excellence award, Microsoft brought on stage Lotus F1 Team's CEO Matthew Carter to talk about the importance of up to the second cost control and analytics for the team and how the Microsoft Dynamics platform has helped in measuring those costs.
|Lotus F1 Team's CEO Matthew Carter being interviewed by Kirill Tatarinov|
We were once reminded how real customers use Microsoft platforms and applications to run their business with the introduction of Customer Excellence Award winner New Belgium Brewery. While it was still a little early for beers, it was still good to see how diverse industries use Microsoft Dynamics products to solve very complex and challenging business requirements.
|Travis Morrison and Kaitlyn Peot with New Belgium Brewery|
Kirill then recognized the full list of 2014 Excellence Award winners.
|Customer Excellence Award winners|
|Theresa Wise, SVP & CIO and Meleia Jordan, Flight Attendant with Delta Airlines|
|Mark and I on stage presenting at the General Session|
|The Meals Hall|
|Ace Martin and Tracey Stenhjem|
|Expo Hall getting ready for the crowd|
|Last Years Lotus F1 car (no engine)|
Until next post!
Mariano Gomez, MVP