Microsoft Convergence is always a great event, and 2015 was no different. We’re so excited to have had a chance to sponsor and attend, but most of all, to have met so many diverse, enthusiastic, and passionate Microsoft customers..
It’s always a delight to speak with a Convergence crowd, and this year didn’t disappoint. The scope of industries represented was amazing, and provided for a lot of lively and interesting discussions. The depth of knowledge and expertise from the IT-heavy crowd was impressive, as always.
We also had a hand in creating a lot of buzz at Convergence ourselves, part of which came from our never-ending espresso tap!
But more than just free coffee, our InsideView team led some great sessions. Rob Nieset, our Product Marketing Manager for sales intelligence, took the stage in sessions hosted by Microsoft but in which much of the discussion focused on Insights powered by InsideView. Most of those attendees were new to Insights, so there were lots of “how do I…” questions and “I had no idea it could do…” comments.
Our team also gave presentations on Insight Selling to consistently packed crowds, with great feedback from attendees.
We also sponsored the Geekvergence cocktail party, which helped those gathered unwind and connect off of the expo floor. Great to have some relaxing time when you’re at one of these big events, right?
Another interesting aspect to see and hear in person was Microsoft’s new approach to the competition, as you may have read over the past few months. Many people talked about how the iPad was mentioned in the keynote and that Microsoft products are becoming more integrated into other products–at least that’s how it seemed on the Surface (pun intended).
All in all, it was another great event for Microsoft and our joint set of customers. See you all in New Orleans next year!