Convergence 2010

Convergence is the premier Microsoft Dynamics event where you can experience the Microsoft Dynamics community in action. This event offers you a unique opportunity to network with your peers, partners, Microsoft team members, and industry experts together to share ideas and knowledge—all in one place. You’ll experience first-hand how you can use the power of Microsoft Dynamics and the full range of Microsoft products to optimize your business and improve your bottom line—now and in the future.

Convergence 2010 Atlanta—the Premier Microsoft Dynamics Event from April 24 – 27, 2010.

AGENDA:

Saturday, April 24th 2010

All Day (different times) Volunteer Activities
12:30pm Registration Opens
12:30pm – 2:30pm Lunch
12:30 – 5:00pm Community and Learning Center
1:30 – 3:00pm User Group General Sessions
2:00 – 5:00pm Expo
3:15 – 4:30pm User Group Breakout Sessions
4:45 – 6:00pm User Group Breakout Sessions
6:00 – 10:00pm Convergence Reception

Sunday, April 25th 2010

7:00am Registration Opens
7:00 – 8:30am Breakfast
8:30 – 10:30am Opening Keynote
10:30am – 6:00pm Community and Learning Center
11:00am – 12:00pm General Sessions
12:00 – 2:00pm Lunch
12:00 – 5:00pm Expo
2:00 – 3:00pm General Sessions & Concurrent Sessions
3:30 – 4:30pm General Sessions & Interactive Discussions
5:00 – 6:00pm Concurrent Sessions & Interactive Discussions
6:00 – 9:00pm Expo Reception

Monday, April 26th 2010

8:00 – 9:00am Breakfast
8:00am – 5:30pm Community & Learning Center
9:00 – 10:00am Concurrent Sessions & Interactive Discussions
10:30 – 11:30am Concurrent Sessions & Interactive Discussions
11:30am – 1:30pm Lunch
11:30am – 5:30pm Expo
1:30 – 2:30pm Concurrent Sessions & Interactive Discussions
3:00 – 4:00pm Concurrent Sessions & Interactive Discussions
4:30 – 5:30pm Concurrent Sessions & Interactive Discussions

Tuesday, April 27th 2010

8:00 – 9:00am Breakfast
9:00 – 10:30am Keynote
10:30am – 4:30pm Community & Learning Center
10:30am – 1:30pm Expo
11:00 – 12:00pm Concurrent Sessions & Interactive Discussions
12:00 – 1:30pm Lunch
1:30 – 2:30pm Concurrent Sessions & Interactive Discussions
3:00 – 4:00pm Concurrent Sessions & Interactive Discussions
4:30 – 5:30pm Concurrent Sessions & Interactive Discussions

Sponsors (Platinum & Gold):

HP (Platinum) – As a world-leading information technology company, HP applies new thinking and ideas to create more simple, valuable and trusted experiences with technology. Our focus is to continuously improve the way our customers live and work through technology products and services, form the individual consumer to the largest enterprise. More information can be found at www.hp.com

Accellos (Gold) – Accellos is a global provider of supply chain solutions including warehouse, third party logistics, and transportation management for Microsoft Dynamics. We deliver valuable supply chain solutions for small to medium sized businesses that support and solve real-world problems – giving you more control, and more innovation for less investment. Small to medium sized businesses require supply chain solutions that are extremely flexible, modular, and scalable to accommodate agility and rapid growth characteristic of this market. Unlike most supply chain solutions on the market today, Accellos solutions are not scaled back versions of large enterprise Warehouse Management Systems. Our portfolio of supply chain solutions, including our 2010 acquisition of vSync EDI and shipping solutions for Microsoft Dynamics, enables us to provide the market with a wide array solutions like no other provider. EDI & Shipping Solutions Automated Data Collection Solutions Warehouse Management Solutions Supply Chain Essentials for Route Optimization, Slotting, Scheduling, Business Intelligence and more Visit us online at www.accellos.com or www.vsync.com

Ignify eCommerce (Gold) – Ignify eCommerce is the leading B2B eCommerce and B2C web store solution integrated with Microsoft Dynamics ERP and Microsoft CRM providing full integration for Sales Orders, Product Catalog, Customers, Inventory, Pricing, Payments. Ignify eCommerce has helped over 200 Microsoft Dynamics customers increase revenues and lower costs. Customers that use Ignify eCommerce include Dallas Cowboys, Atlanta Falcons, McDonalds, and Aerosoles. Ignify eCommerce is offered both as licensed software and in a subscription model. The Ignify eCommerce platform processes over $1 billion in online revenues annually across its customers– be part of this success story. Ignify eCommerce provides: – Online customer self-service – Accept web orders and integrate them with Microsoft Dynamics ERP – Expose your catalog over the web with customer specific pricing – Increase your revenues with native Search Engine optimization – Achieve PCI compliance – Offer multiple payment methods including Credit Card, Purchase Order, Terms, PayPal – Provide item promotions, order promotions – Capture website analytics including conversion rates, keyword effectiveness Visit us on the web at www.Ignify.com/eCommerce

LS Retail (Gold) – LS Retail is the leading provider of end-to-end solutions for the Retail and Hospitality industry based on Microsoft Dynamics technology. Since 1988, LS Retail has been singularly focused on providing solutions to meet the needs of the demanding retail environment on the Microsoft Dynamics platform. LS Retail is sold and supported by more than 120 certified partners in over 60 countries, which makes it possible to deploy LS Retail on a worldwide scale. This is probably the largest existing channel for a vertical Microsoft Dynamics add-on product. All our partners are certified and have undertaken advanced training on LS Retail NAV. LS Retail is a 2009 Inner Circle and President’s Club for Microsoft Dynamics® member and Microsoft Dynamics ISV Partner of the Year for Western Europe 2009 LS Retail is used by more than 1500 companies with 27.000 stores operating over 55.000 POS terminals worldwide. Among many satisfied users of our solutions are: adidas, Kiddicare UK, Dobbies Garden Centres, Dreams, Rivoli Group, aswaaq, Alliance Pharmacy, Popular Bookstores, Pizza Hut Belgium, IKEA, SPAR Belgium, HDS, ABRL Group, Disney Artist Shops, Uninor, Gallo Retail, Inc., Bodycare International, APC Japan, Baltika Group, Čili Pizza, Elie Saab, Wind Italy and many more.

Solver (Gold) – Solver is Microsoft’s 2009 BI Partner of the Year. We leverage Microsoft’s market-leading business intelligence technology platform and complementary value added components such as BI360 and ProfitBase for live reporting and budgeting and dashboards on Microsoft Dynamics. We provide pre-configured data warehousing, analytics and business monitoring solutions that transform an organization’s strategy into actionable results.

To Increase (Gold) – As a global ISV and Microsoft Gold Certified partner, To-Increase develops solutions for industry verticals—including manufacturing, retail, construction, warehouse, and professional services. Our portfolio for Microsoft Dynamics AX and Microsoft Dynamics NAV includes end-to-end industry solutions, business integration solutions, and a wide range of add-on products. We also develop e-Con, a leading sales and product configurator designed to work seamlessly with Microsoft Dynamics ERP and CRM solutions. The To-Increase team brings together deep experience developing business software with industry vertical expertise. In July 2009, we were awarded the Microsoft Dynamics Outstanding ISV of the Year. For the second consecutive year, we were also named to the Inner Circle and President’s Club. We sell our solutions indirectly, through a global partner network.

For the list of exhibitors at the CONVERGENCE 2010, please follow this link or go to my recent post “CONVERGENCE 2010 – Exhibitors List

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