It was great to meet so many wonderful Microsoft partners in Toronto this week. WPC16 was a great success for everyone involved and Microsoft did a tremendous job pulling it all together.
I personally divided my time between the IAMCP and delivering sessions. This year we had our P2P Track, based on the P2P Maturity Model, with ten sessions slots and a team of great fellow speakers. I also moderated "How to take your business to North America" and the room was just packed.
On the entertainment front I got invited to the party for US partners and that was a terrific network event on Poulson Pier at La Cabana. I got the opportunity to meet so many great friends on that party. Needless to say that the Partner Celebration night with Icona Pop and Gwen Stefani was just amazing.
Our IAMCP board meeting closed the week and the board agreed on many things for how to continue to develop the association and we will even more work on diversity and onboarding new types of partners. The IAMCP team did their best WPC ever and we had 50+ volunteers working hard to deliver the success!
I personally had several great meetings with Microsoft partners that are seeking advice for how to turn their companies into high performing higher margin successful Microsoft partners with a high degree of recurring revenue. As I have experience from developing my recently sold Idenet, as well as I have insights from all over the globe for how to build modern successful partners, I look forward to finding companies to advice in this capacity.