Top 60 People to Learn from at Microsoft Inspire 2021

Learn from at Microsoft Inspire

Microsoft Inspire, the annual conference that Microsoft provides for its global partner community, is scheduled for  (July 14–15, 2021). Thousands of partners from more than 190 countries are expected to attend to learn about the product roadmap, the direction Microsoft leadership is headed, how to accelerate the digital transformation for themselves and their customers, as well as how to extend their sales and leadership knowledge.

Attending Microsoft Inspire is an amazing opportunity for you and your team to learn from other partners, create new relationships, catch up with your current business partners, and gain insights from Microsoft team members. 

We put this list together because we believe that building relationships is the most important aspect of building a business. This list is a compilation of key people to connect with and learn from across Microsoft’s entire ecosystem including; featured speakers, Microsoft team members, thought leaders, subject matter experts, MVPs, distribution partners, resellers, and software creators.

After you have identified people that you’d like to invite for a meeting at Inspire, go through their digital footprint to find out what drives them and reach out with a tailored message.

Make networking and relationship building a breeze with Nimble by reading our latest blog, How to be Nimble at Microsoft Inspire. We share tips and tricks on how you can secure back-to-back meetings throughout the conference and the different ways you can use Nimble to enhance your networking and business development opportunities. Did you know that Nimble directly integrates with Microsoft Teams?

Microsoft Inspire 2021 Twitter Influencer List

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You can import our #MSInspire 2021 Top List into Nimble to make connecting easy! If you’d like to learn how to easily import this list into your Nimble database and enrich the contact records with individual and company data, check out this article or watch the video below.

Influencers to Follow and Connect with at #MSInspire

While we have not captured all Microsoft Inspire insiders, these individuals certainly caught our attention and we think they are worth following on Twitter and on LinkedIn and connecting with at the conference. People are listed in alphabetical order by last name.

We also several keynote speakers who are not yet talking about #MSInspire, but we are confident these socially influential people will be, soon.

Judson Althoff

EVP & Chief Commercial Officer at Microsoft

Jo Amato-Tuck

Global Partner Sales Lead at Microsoft

Goran Andersson

Global Partner Development Director at Microsoft

Ashley Asdourian

Director of Azure Partner Marketing at Microsoft

Jared Bisbano

Global Microsoft Alliance Partner Manager at Rackspace Technology

Christine Bongard

Director, Strategic Alliances at Episerver-Optimizely

Jason Brown

Vice President, Product at SherWeb

Erin Chapple

Corporate Vice President, Azure Core at Microsoft

Hani Chohan

Partner Business & Development at Microsoft

Joseph Cicero

Senior Program Manager - CxE EDU Partner Development at Microsoft

Rodney Clark

Corporate Vice President, Global Channel Sales and Channel Chief at Microsoft

Nicole Dezen

Vice President Device Partner Sales at Microsoft

Jon Ferrara

Founder & CEO at Nimble

Alyssa Fitzpatrick

General Manager, Worldwide Partner Sales at Microsoft

Brian Galicia

Sr. Director, Strategic Global ISV Alliances at Microsoft

Oliver Gardner

Vendor Business Manager at intY, a ScanSource Company

David Gersten

Strategic Engagement Manager at Dynamic Consulting

Jenny Gibson Kautz

Partner Development Specialist at PC Connection, Inc

Guy Gregory

Partner Technology Strategist at Microsoft

Ragnar Heil

Microsoft MVP | Quest Channel Manager | Exec MBA Candidate | Working Out Loud | Blogger | Podcaster | Stream Out Loud

Nicole Herskowitz

General Manager, Microsoft Teams at Microsoft

Takuya Hirano

Vice President, Global System Integrators and Advisory Partners at Microsoft

Diana Emleila Ishak

Marketing Director; GTM Strategy MSUS OCP Services Partner Channel at Microsoft

Vasu Jakkal

Corporate Vice President Security, Compliance & Identity at Microsoft

Eduardo Kassner

Chief Technology Officer, Partner Success at Microsoft

Guido Kerkhof

Partner Marketing Advisor - Global Partners at Microsoft Western Europe HQ

Evan Kirstel

Chief Digital Evangelist & Cofounder of eViRa Health | Techfluencer w/ 500K+ social media followers specializing in Enterprise Tech, B2B Social Media Marketing and Content Creation

Mark Kroese

General Manager, Sustainability Solutions at Microsoft

Rohan Kumar

Corporate Vice President, Azure Data at Microsoft

Lee Latham

Microsoft Business Manager at Softcat plc

Rick McCutcheon

Business Applications MVP at PartnerTalks

Casey McGee

Vice President Global ISV Sales at Microsoft

Denis Meade

Partner Development Lead for Microsoft

Vince Menzione

Host, Ultimate Guide to Partnering® | Founder, Ultimate Partnerships®

Eamon Moore

Founder & Chairman at Hikari | Founder & CEO at

Satya Nadella

Chairman and CEO at Microsoft

Marcus Ollenbuttel

SVP, Digital Distribution, Europe at intY, a ScanSource Company

Sabrina Paradis

Product Marketing Strategist at Sherweb

Nick Parker

Corporate Vice President, Global Partner Solutions at Microsoft

James Phillips

President, Digital Transformation Platform Group at Microsoft

Sherlaender “Lani” Phillips

Vice President, US Channel Sales Organization at Microsoft

Kati Quigley

Senior Director, Global Industry Marketing at Microsoft and Executive Leadership Coach

Bianca Ritchi

Partner Development Lead at Microsoft

Jon Rivers

President at Marketing Monarchs

Corey Sanders

Corporate Vice President for Microsoft Solutions

Julie Sanford

Vice President, GTM Strategy & Programs, Global Partner Solutions at Microsoft

Justin Slagle

Partner Development Director Supporting TCS at Microsoft

Brad Smith

President at Microsoft

Matt Soseman

Senior Security Architect at Microsoft

Laurie Souter

Microsoft Solutions Sales Specialist at Softchoice

Jared Spataro

Corporate Vice President at Microsoft

Justin Spelhaug

Global Head – Tech for Social Impact at Microsoft

Alysa Taylor

Corporate Vice President | Business Applications & Global Industry at Microsoft

Regina Tolbert

Senior Partner Development Manager at Microsoft

Edie van den Berge

Director Cloud Channel Solutions EMEA at Insight

Jimmy Vaughan

Partner Technical Specialist - Microsoft Teams Rooms at Microsoft

Tiffany Wallace

Vice President Of Business Development at United Training

Daniel Warelow

Product Manager at Giacom World Networks

Charlotte Yarkoni

COO, Cloud + AI at Microsoft