by Vince Menzione, General Manager, Microsoft US Public Sector Partner Strategy

The networking, connection, and content at the 2013 Worldwide Partner Conference offers you incredible business-building and professional growth opportunities. If your company serves Public Sector customers in education, health and life sciences, or government, here are the opportunities you have at WPC to hear from and meet with worldwide and US Public Sector executives and to network with other Public Sector partners and Microsoft experts from across the business.

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If you have not registered, I encourage you to register today—WPC is almost here! Don’t miss out on the opportunity to come partner with the Public Sector team and make plans for the year ahead.

Public Sector Track

If you focus on the education, health, government, public safety, or national security and defense industries, the sessions in the Public Sector track will help you learn how to make a real impact with respect to collaboration, data mining, privacy, security, and intellectual property. You’ll also learn about building economic capacity through development of workforce skills, and walk away with a better understanding of the Microsoft approach to public policy and how you can engage.

In the Session Catalog, filter on Public Sector in the Primary Track section to see the session titles and descriptions. If you are a registered attendee, you can add these sessions to your conference schedule in WPC Connect. There are also two US-specific sessions focused on Public Sector in the US Subsidiary track.

Public Sector Panel and Roundtables – Tuesday, July 9

3:00PM – 3:30PM Executive Panel (PS07)
3:30PM – 5:30PM Roundtable Discussions and Partner Reception (PS08)
Grand Ballroom BE

Back by popular demand, all partners at WPC with a Public Sector focus are invited to interact with the Microsoft Worldwide Public Sector executive team in a panel session that includes a question-and-answer segment. The executives will share their priorities for the upcoming year and answer your questions.

Following the executive panel, more than 20 roundtable discussions will occur simultaneously on a variety of topics. Come for the discussion, and stay to interact with other partners: 

  • Cloud certification and compliance in government
  • Microsoft Office 365 for Education; devices in health
  • Windows 8 and Windows Phone apps in government
  • Licensing, programs, and resources for education
  • The transformation of public safety and justice
  • Expanding your business into EMEA, LATAM, and Asia.

VAR Roundtable with Margo Day, US Vice President for Microsoft Education – Wednesday July 10

12:30PM – 1:30PM at the Hyatt Regency Houston
This roundtable is for VARs and OEMs that sell to US education customers.
Space is limited. Please
RSVP by email to indicate your interest.

Join Margo Day for a small-group roundtable discussion about improving opportunities in the US education market. Discussion topics include building profitable offerings in education, local insights, devices, and how to optimize our programs.

Come partner with us

I am excited about our plans for Public Sector partners at WPC—everything is intended to offer you plenty of opportunities for connection and to help you benefit from sharing ideas and best practices. When making your travel plans, keep in mind that Registration, the expo, and WPC Connect all start on Sunday, July 7, and there are sessions planned until mid-day on Thursday, July 11.

I hope to see you in Houston!

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Resources for Public Sector partners.