Wednesday, October 15, 2014
After a jammed pack Academy Training day on the previous day, Summit Day 1 begins with a little stroll from my hotel down to the America's Center Convention Complex. On the way there, I cannot help but to snap a picture of the now very famous Runner Fountain at Kiener Plaza, which happened to be running a pink to red tone in support of the Cardinals.
|The Runner Fountain at Kiener Plaza (in front of Jefferson National Expansion Memorial)|
|The Runner Fountain in front of historic Old Court House and Gateway Arch|
|Keynote Speech with Andy Hafer|
|Keynote with Andy Hafer and Hal Howard (Summit by the numbers)|
It was time to turn the tides and on came funny man, motivational speaker, and self-proclaimed "attitude adjuster", Steve Rizzo, who started the day with a very cool outlook into his early childhood and key learnings from his career as a comedian. The highlight: "Feeling good is the fuel that drives motivation." Steve proposed achieving this by simply changing our early morning attitude. Focusing on the good things in life - as opposed to the non-essential and non-consequential - by getting "your shift together" makes all the difference.
|Attendees to Mariano's Toolbox Series: Integration Manager session|
My session had well over 50 attendees and showcased some of the key aspects of working with Integration Manager and how scripting can expand the out of the box capabilities - well, I believe I lost a few people here, but I think the audience was satisfied with the overall presentation.
Once my session concluded, I went over to the Ferrara Auditorium to attend the GPUG Summit General Session, MCed by Kim Peterson,
|GPUG General Session|
|Premier Sponsors: Fastpath, Metaviwer, and Rockton Software on stage|
|Microsoft Dynamics GP Vision|
After the General Session, it was time for my second session of the day: Mariano's Toolbox Series: Web Client Deployment. Again, this session was a real treat to those in attendance as only a couple of hands went up when asked if they had seen or work with the Dynamics GP web client. We got a chance to look at all the components, some technical implementation aspects, and definitely all related to infrastructure on premise and in the cloud.
Following my session, it was time to head back to the Expo and comingle with the ISV community.
|2nd Day of Expo|
By now, you are familiar with Rock-n-Rave at Summits and Convergence and this time it was no different. The venue: the Lucky's Dueling Piano Bar. However, still too much for me to go through so off I went to my hotel for a quiet night.
Until next post!
Mariano Gomez, MVP
Intelligent Partnerships, LLC