Bond Consulting Services Recaps Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference 2015 #WPC15

Bond Consulting Services Has Successful Week at #WPC15

BCS Team Microsoft Partner Conference 2015From July 12 through July 16, key members of our team represented us at the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference 2015 in Orlando, FL. Bob Bond, President; Dave Bond, Development Manager; and David Gersten, Customer Success Manager travelled to the sunshine state to join over 16,000 Microsoft partners. The overall take away? We ARE Microsoft!

We anticipated this year’s Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference (WPC) would be especially memorable for us for several reasons:
1. We would get a chance to meet with our partners from throughout the United States
2. We would receive two IAMCP awards during a special ceremony.
3. Our Development Manager/Consultant, Dave Bond would be attending for the first time.
4. David Gersten would get a chance to run a Microsoft Band contest, write more blogs and record more vlogs.

Well all four did indeed happen along with other exciting highlights.

Bob Bond Joins Panel with Anantha Ramachandran, Sr. Product Marketing Mgr., Microsoft

In a joint panel discussion with Jeff Lynn from Tribridge and James Crowter from TecMan, Bob Bond shared his insight on the topic at hand: Expanding your business by offering ERP with CRM to SMB customers. Naturally, he had a lot to offer being a Dynamics CRM solution provider to hundreds of business clients. He spoke of the progression of BCS offering ERP and CRM and shared pearls of wisdom from an entrepreneur and small business owner’s perspective. We captured Bob’s highlights in the video below.

Bond Consulting Services Wins Two IAMCP Awards!

IAMCP Award Winners 2015
In a special ceremony on day 2 of WPC 2015, we joined dozens of IAMCP partners as award recipients. In the inaugural awards program launched by the IAMCP, we were selected by the IAMCP International Board as WINNER – IAMCP Worldwide Partner 2015 and WINNER – IAMCP P2P Partner 2015 (US). We announced the exciting news in a press release last month. These awards mean so much to us and are a reminder for us to continue to Connect, Learn and Grow with IAMCP.

As a team, we’ve invested in annual memberships to the Southern California chapter and greatly value the relationships we’ve built with leading partners. This has allowed us to go beyond meeting the needs of our clients and help them achieve greater success.

Burning Rubber, Guess our Steps Contest

#WPC15BurningRubber Contest
The first of its kind and the brainchild of Jon Rivers, Marketing Monarchs and David Gersten. Tied with the hashtag #WPC15BurningRubber this Twitter-only contest was a fun highlight and created a social media buzz amongst the partners at #WPC2015. After following the Twitter accounts of all three contest promoters, users began tweeting their best guess of the collective number of steps Jon and David walked throughout WPC 2015. The prize? A Microsoft Band. Promptly on day 1, the tweets began pouring in. The lucky winner posted this tweet after learning the great news:

David Gersten’s Photos & Recaps

After 10 long days in Orlando for WPC 2015, David accomplished a lot! He shared his tips, lessons learned and unique experience in brief posts on his personal Facebook page as well as Twitter. Thanks to David’s frequent photo snapping, we had over 200 photos to post in our Facebook photo album.

View BCS at WPC 2015 photos on Facebook.

Microsoft Keynote Videos and Blogs

Microsoft leaders including Satya Nadella, CEO; Kevin Turner, COO; Phil Sorgen, VP WPC, and more kicked off the event with powerful and exciting keynotes. The vision keynotes are available to view on-demand on the WPC website. Click here to view videos from July 13 and July 15. If you scroll down to the videos posted from 2014, you’ll notice a familiar face. David Gersten shares the value of IAMCP in the video titled Strengthen your partnership with IAMCP membership.

Thank you! See you next year in Toronto for WPC 2016!