August 19th  11:45 am EST – 4:00 pm EST

August 20th  11:00 am EST – 4:30 pm EST

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You are invited to attend our exclusive Microsoft Executive Briefing Conference. 

While this year’s event will be hosted virtually, we have brought together some of the top experts from Microsoft to discuss the question that continues to dominate everyone’s mind:  how can organizations not only survive, but also thrive in this new world?


The global pandemic has disrupted every global industry. Now more than ever, the ability to rapidly adapt is critical in responding to changing customer expectations, creating a productive environment for employees, growing your business, and reducing IT TCO.

This unique session will review strategy and technologies that can help drive effective modernization efforts across your enterprise.


Registration for this event is now closed.


DAY 1 - 11:45am - 12:45pm EST
Executive Keynote: Renewing Modernization Efforts
Chris Barry, VP for Enterprise Commercial & Strategy at Microsoft

Modernization is the key to uplift business and effectively adapt to societal change.  We will look at the value that cloud can provide beyond cost savings and more as a smart investment to future proof business.


Why Azure? This session will focus on how Azure can help you enable innovation, build on your terms, operate hybrid seamlessly, and feel safe with continued security and compliance investment.

Arif Samad, Customer Success- Azure Data & AI

Data is the new gold. But due to complexity, costs, and performance constraints, it’s not always easy to get value from it. In this session, we’ll discuss how you can convert any kind of data into insights using BI & Reporting, Advanced Analytics, and Real-Time Analytics.

Stela Solar, Global Head of Artificial Intelligence Solutions at Microsoft

Artificial Intelligence, continues to be one of the #1 trending topics and comes up in almost every discussion with technology decision makers today.  We’ll share best practices about to get started, examine what is real and available today verses what is coming, and have a close look at how AI can transform business. 

Ryan Cunningham, Product Lead for Microsoft PowerApps

The Microsoft Power Platform brings together Microsoft tools including Microsoft Office 365, Dynamics 365, Azure, and hundreds of other apps. Learn how Microsoft is using Power Platform internally, beyond just Power BI, to turn great ideas into impactful solutions.

Vladimir Medina García

In this session, gain an overview of Microsoft Power Apps and learn how low-code application delivery can kick start an organization’s digital transformation journey. You will learn how other organizations have enabled citizen and pro developers alike release apps, positively impact their jobs, release apps, transform processes faster than ever before.

Kent Weare, Principal Program Manager Lead - Power CAT at Microsoft

Get a deep dive into how to rapidly adapt and automate with Power Platform. You’ll learn to accelerate business processes in a changed world by leveraging Microsoft Power Platform.

Willie Ahlers, Senior Business Program Manager at Microsoft

Organizations around the world are working to implement digital transformation and become intelligence-driven companies. In this session, we’ll share why it’s important to implement digital feedback loops and how to do so successfully by taking into account executive strategy, technical capabilities, an agile operating model, and clear business use cases. There will be a chance for you to share your perspective and experiences.

Richard Tkachuk, Principal Program Manager, Power BI, Microsoft

In this session, we’ll discuss why it’s important to build a data culture by democratizing access to data and how to do so successfully that everyone across the organization can extract action-oriented insights from data leveraging Power BI.

Meet Our Speakers

Chris Barry

Vice President for Enterprise Commercial & Strategy at Microsoft

Arif Samad

Customer Success - Azure Data & AI

Stela Solar

Global Head of Artificial Intelligence Solutions at Microsoft

Ryan Cunningham

Product Lead for Microsoft Power Apps

Kent Weare

Principal Program Manager Lead - Power CAT at Microsoft

Willie Ahlers

Senior Business Program Manager at Microsoft

Vladimir Medina García

Technical Fellow and SharePoint Trust Advisor

Richard Tkachuk

Principal Program Manager - Power BI at Microsoft

Questions? Please contact sogetimarketing@us.sogeti.com

Kelly Maroney
Kelly Maroney
Associate Vice President of Marketing

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