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Watch highlights from the first day of this year’s Worldwide Partner Conference, including Satya Nadella’s vision keynote, in this video from Microsoft.
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Tech journalist Bill Magee is in Toronto, reporting for CompanyNet from Microsoft’s Worldwide Partner Conference. Here’s his take on Satya Nadella’s opening Vision Keynote.
Dateline: Silicon Valley North [Toronto -Ed]
“Fresh” from celebrating the Euro 2016 grand final with my new Portugese pals, it’s back to business at this year’s Microsoft WPC with Satya Nadella’s Vision Keynote here in Toronto.
The software giant’s CEO told twenty thousand partner-delegates from 144 countries that his number one priority is digital transformation.
To cut to the chase — more will be achieved in the next five years compared with the previous three decades.
Digital and physical experiences are undoubtedly undergoing inextricably-linked “accelerations” coupled with a wiring and rewiring of business models.
Here it has to be all about empowering an organisation’s employees whilst simultaneously and optimizing everyday commercial processes to engage with and meet customer needs.
The opportunities before each and every one of us are unprecedented: “We are lucky to be involved in information technology as the world is digitising … where for the first time literally everything will be connected. That truly is the opportunity in front of us as the entire GDP is shaped.”
Everyone has the opportunity to tap into this revolution where at its core is handling data to help customers achieve their ambitions. In such a scenario, the key is the “intelligent cloud” where modern IT tools are tailored to specific business processes and needs.
The next phase of the intelligent cloud platform is cognitive capabilities and services. In Microsoft’s case this means, of course, the Cortana Intelligence Suite.
One groundbreaking Microsoft collaboration revealed is with McDonald’s, to dramatically improve its drive-thru experience using voice recognition and natural language processing.
Mine’s a chicken enchilada with fries…
Our Business Development Manager, Brian Douglas, arrived in Toronto on Sunday for his first ever Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference. Here’s what he did as the conference prepared to kick off.
This year’s Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference (WPC) is a sell-out for the first time, with 16,000 registered to attend. We’re here to network with other partners, and to find out what innovations are on the horizon at Microsoft.
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