In Episode 49 of the CXO2 Minute, Wayne tells listeners why they should attend Summit NA based on his experience attending as a CIO who was sent by his employer, as a consultant for his clients, and on his own to learn more about optimizing Microsoft tools.
This episode of the CXO2 Minute is sponsored by Community Summit North America, the largest independent gathering of the Microsoft Business Applications ecosystem taking place October 10-13 at the Gaylord Palms in Orlando, Florida. With 500+ Dynamics 365 & Power Platform sessions and over 300 speakers, this event is a must-attend for Microsoft customers. Go to summitna.com for more details.
00:59 — CEOs and CIOs may be hesitant to send their business employees to an IT conference during a time when business is slow and uncertain. Summit NA offers attendants much value and encourages them to think about “software as an asset.” Since there continue to be enhancements to software, it doesn’t depreciate.
02:52 — Microsoft puts out two planning guides per year as it relates to Dynamics 365 and Power Platform — one in March and one in September.
03:17 — The guides that Microsoft distributes consist of over 1,500 pages, filled with proposed enhancements to occur over the next year. Each page is filled with links that take users to the real documentation, the vast majority of which are “generic horizontal enhancements.”
05:05 — For CEOs and CIOs, Microsoft Dynamics 356 and Power Platform have “an enormous value locked up in the platform.” Although Microsoft “turns on the capability” for users, it does not train people to use it correctly. Therefore, Summit NA is a chance for business users to “learn what they are missing.”
05:54 — A theme that Wayne took away from Microsoft’s plans for the upcoming months is that AI enables faster decision-making and creates better ways to get data into the analytics part of the system. He also noticed a lot of investment in vertical industry work, sustainability, nonprofits, healthcare, and supply chain.
07:03 — Wayne encourages all users of Dynamics 365 and Power Platform to attend Summit NA this year to understand what their money is being spent on and how Microsoft is making the investment go further.
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