Microsoft is undergoing a significant evolution in the overall direction of the Microsoft Dynamics Partner Strategy. It all starts with the new Microsoft Partner Network which replaces the Microsoft Partner Program and allows Microsoft to truly differentiate and promote partners that have demonstrated investment and success in Dynamics.
These changes will impact the way you promote your business, train your staff and interact with Microsoft in the coming year.
Please join us for a 1 hour live webcast as we announce the details behind the new ERP and CRM competencies under the Microsoft Partner Network.
You will learn:
- How your partner brand will change. For example “Gold Certified” branding will change to an “Advanced ERP” or “Advanced CRM” Competency brand
- How you can take advantage of the enhanced benefits provided by the Microsoft Partner Network program
- How you can meet the new requirements for the ERP and CRM competencies
- When these branding changes and associated benefits and requirements will take effect
- Where you can go to find information specific for your business
Please join us for this important update. And thank you for your continued commitment to Microsoft Dynamics.
Vice President of Microsoft Dynamics Partners
Doug Kennedy joined Microsoft Corp. in March 2006 as Vice President of the Microsoft Dynamics Partners team. In this role, Kennedy is responsible for managing the overall business relationship between Microsoft and Microsoft Dynamics partners.
Before joining Microsoft, Kennedy worked for Oracle Corp. for 17 years, holding various positions within Alliances and Channels, Field Sales, On Demand, and Enterprise Support. Most recently, Kennedy was Oracle’s Senior Vice President of Worldwide Alliances and Channels. In this role, he reported to Oracle’s President, Charles Phillips, and led the organization that was responsible for the ongoing development and education of Oracle’s Alliances and Channel strategies and programs, partner revenue-generating initiatives, Oracle’s PartnerNetwork program, and the models for managing all of Oracle’s 20,000-plus Alliance and Channel partners. Kennedy also held technical and sales positions at IBM Corp., where he worked before joining Oracle.
Kennedy graduated with a bachelor of science degree in computing science and business administration from Simon Fraser University in British Columbia. He also holds a diploma of technology in broadcast communications from the British Columbia Institute of Technology.
Director of Dynamics Channel Strategy
Jeff Edwards is the Director of Dynamics Channel Strategy with responsibility for global partner business models and partner programs as well as long-term channel strategy. Prior to this, he also held various roles in Microsoft Dynamics ERP, including Director of ERP Product Marketing and Director of Industry Solutions.
Edwards joined Microsoft in 2001 with 10+ years of technology experience in Europe, Latin America and the United States. Before joining Microsoft, Edwards worked at several technology companies including Compaq Computer Corp. and Texas Instruments.
Director of WW Partner Capacity and Readiness
Anders Spatzek is the Director of Dynamics Channel Capacity & Readiness with responsibility for global channel development including partner readiness, methodologies and partner business excellence. Prior to this, he held various marketing and sales leadership roles in Microsoft at both corporate and field level in Europe, Africa and North America.
Spatzek joined Microsoft in 2002 from the Dynamics channel, bringing experience from a small, start-up partner in a developing market as well as from a large systems integrator in a mature market. Before joining the Dynamics ecosystem, Spatzek worked in sales, marketing and logistics roles within the process manufacturing industry.
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