Where is the best place to go in 2011 to:

  • experience the latest advancements in computer and mobile technology?
  • learn about newest techniques and best practices that can revolutionize your business?
  • develop relationships that can promote new business opportunities and solve problems facing your organization?

That place would be the 2011 Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference taking place in Los Angeles, July 10th-14th.

The aim of the WPC 2011 is to inform Microsoft’s partners about the company’s road map for the next year including product announcements, programs, improvements to the partner network and other news that will benefit their businesses. Conference participants will have opportunities to learn new skills and become acquainted with new techniques from Microsoft. They will also be able to network with Microsoft personnel and partners from around the world, building professional and business relationships that can facilitate the growth of their business. And more than 250 Microsoft executives will be present with the goal of listening to partner needs and helping them plan for the coming year.

The conference with be highlighted by numerous sessions and a number of keynote speeches. The list of keynote speakers includes:

  • Steven A. Ballmer, Microsoft CEO
  • Jon Roskill, Corporate Vice President, Worldwide Partner Group
  • Kevin Turner, Chief Operating Officer
  • Satya Nadella, President, Servers and Tools Business
  • Kurt DelBene, President, Microsoft Office Division;
  • Kirill Tatarinov, Corporate Vice President, Microsoft Business Solutions
  • Andy Lees, President, Mobile Communications Business;
  • Steven Guggenheimer, Corporate Vice President, OEM Division
  • Orlando Ayala, Corporate Vice President, Chairman Emerging Markets, Chief Advisor to the COO

Sessions are divided up among various tracks which allow conference participants to develop their own schedule based on their areas of interest.

And for the fourth year, the conference will begin with a Day of Giving, an opportunity for conference attendees to participate in giving back to the community. This year a Street Fair/Carnival will be held on Sunday, July 10th from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm with the proceeds going to three local charities.

Besides having the opportunity to learn about Microsoft’s products and services during the conference partners will be able to showcase their own products and services in an expo, the Solution Innovation Center.

One of the great advantages of this conference is the opportunities for social networking. Not only is Microsoft reaching out to its partners through social networking sites such as Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIN, they are also facilitating the forming of business relationships with their WPC Connect, an online networking tool that allows registered attendees to find and contact other attendees relevant to their business needs and to arrange face-to-face networking meetings.

As a Microsoft Gold Partner, Common Sense is proud to be among the participants at this year’s Worldwide Partner Conference. Our own Juan De Abreu, VP Delivery Director and Project Director, will be attending. If you are planning on attending the WPC and are interested in cloud computing, mobile development or nearshore services then Juan is certainly the person to talk with.

There is not another event that you could attend this year like the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference which can have such a positive impact on your business and your company’s future. We look forward to meeting you there!

For more information visit the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference site.