60 Key @Microsoft Influencers to Learn from at #MSInspire 2019

Microsoft Inspire, the annual conference that Microsoft provides for its global partner community, is just around the corner (July 14 – 18, 2019). Thousands of partners from more than 130 countries are expected to arrive in Las Vegas 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 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 to gain insights from Microsoft team members.

Because of the positive feedback we received on our list of the 60 #MSInspire thought leaders to follow in 2018, we decided to make it even easier for attendees to grow their network during Inspire this year. The list is a compilation of key people to connect and learn from across Microsoft’s entire ecosystem including; speakers, official Microsoft Twitter accounts, Microsoft team members, thought leaders, subject matter experts, MVPs, distribution partners, resellers, and software creators.

We put the list together because we believe that building relationships is the most important aspect of building a business. After you have identified people that you’d like to invite for an in-person meeting at Inspire, go through their digital footprint to find out what drives them and reach out with a tailored message.

During your meeting, let them tell you what they are passionate about and what their current business focuses and struggles are. If you listen and let other people talk, they will share what you need to know to figure out how you may add value to their journey and help them achieve what they want.

“People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” ~ Maya Angelou

Even if you are not able to attend Inspire in person, you can easily stay up-to-date by following the press and social media updates. To make it even easier for you to follow everything that’s happening at Inspire this year, we compiled everybody into a simple Twitter list as well. Feel free to click on the link below and subscribe to the list.

Microsoft Inspire 2019 Twitter Influencer List

Click here to follow the top #MSInspire insiders

Import the #MSInspire Influencer List into Nimble to make connecting easy!
If you’d like to learn how you can easily import this list into Nimble and enrich the contact records with individual and company data, check out this article on the Nimble blog.

Methodology – How We Built The #MSInspire List

We used the combination of our internal database containing the research results we did in 2017 and 2018, a tool called LittleBird and BuzzSumo that allows you to analyze connections across the social web to discover top influencers based on industries, hashtags etc., and the MyInspire Connections and the Meeting Request Tool to identify top people that are attending the conference.</p >

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

Microsoft & IAMCP Twitter Accounts

Microsoft & IAMCP Twitter Accounts
Microsoft PartnerRedmond, WA, United StatesMicrosoft Partner news, success stories and resourcesTwitter: @msPartner

US Partner Team

US Partner TeamRedmond, WA, United StatesMicrosoft Partner news, success stories and resourcesTwitter: @msinspireus

US SMB Partner Insider Redmond, WA, United StatesHelping

US SMB Partner InsiderRedmond, WA, United StatesHelping #MSPartners who sell to #smallbiz navigate news & insights from Microsoft US SMB Insider CommunityTwitter: @SMBInsiderJoe

IAMCP Organization WorldwideThe International Association of Microsoft Channel Partners

IAMCP OrganizationWorldwideThe International Association of Microsoft Channel Partners (IAMCP)Twitter: @IAMCPorg

Petey the IAMCP Traveling Gnome

Petey the IAMCP Traveling GnomeMassachussets, United StatesOfficial IAMCP Traveling Gnome.Twitter: @IamcpGnome

Corenote Speakers

Judson Althoff Executive Vice PresidentRedmond

Judson AlthoffExecutive Vice PresidentRedmond, WA, United StatesTwitter: @judsonalthoff

Satya Nadella CEO of Microsoft CorporationBellevue

Satya NadellaCEO of Microsoft CorporationBellevue, WA, United StatesTwitter: @satyanadella

Gavriella Schuster Corporate Vice President

Gavriella SchusterCorporate Vice President, Commercial Partner Channels & ProgramsRedmond, WA, United StatesTwitter: @gavriels1

Brad Smith President and Chief Legal OfficerRedmond

Brad SmithPresident and Chief Legal OfficerRedmond, WA, United StatesTwitter: @BradSmi

Featured speakers

Rebecca Alexander Keynote Speaker, Author, PsychotherapistNew York

Rebecca AlexanderKeynote Speaker, Author, PsychotherapistNew York, NY, United StatesTwitter: @Reb_Alexander

Jacqueline Jones Head of Strategic Partnerships for Global Diversity

Jacqueline JonesHead of Strategic Partnerships for Global Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging at LinkedInSan Francisco, CA, United StatesLinkedIn: jacquelinejones3

Polly LaBarre Cofounder Editorial Director at Management Lab/>

Polly LaBarreCofounder & Editorial Director at Management Lab (MLab) & the MIXNew York, NY, United StatesTwitter: @pollylabarre

Simon Sinek

Simon SinekOptimist and best-selling author leading a movement to inspire people to do the things that inspire themNew York, NY, United StatesTwitter: @simonsinek

Kendrick K. Wong, Ph.D.

Kendrick K. Wong, Ph.D.Director of Training at TalentSmart, Inc.San Diego, CA, United StatesLinkedIn: Kendrick K

Microsoft Employees

Jo Amato-Tuck

Jo Amato-TuckMicrosoft Global Partner Development Manager – HPESeattle, WA, United StatesTwitter: @mamajoamato

Michel Bouman

Michel BoumanTerritory Channel ManagerAmsterdam, NetherlandsTwitter: @BoumanMichel

Brent Combest

Brent CombestGeneral Manager, One Commercial Partner at MicrosoftSeattle, WA, United StatesTwitter: @BrentCombest

Christophe Fiessinger

Christophe FiessingerPrincipal Program Manager, MicrosoftBellevue, WA, United StatesTwitter: @cfiessinger

Alyssa Fitzpatrick

Alyssa FitzpatrickGeneral Manager, Worldwide Partner SalesSeattle, WA, United StatesTwitter: @alysfitz

Brian Galicia

Brian GaliciaWorld Wide Sales Leader – Sales Automation & LinkedInRedmond, WA, United StatesTwitter: @briangalicia

Guy Gregory

Guy GregoryPartner Technology Strategist | One Commercial Partner | Microsoft UKReading, United KingdomTwitter: @GuyGregory

Diana Ishak

Diana IshakSenior Manager – One Commercial Partner USBellevue, WA, United StatesTwitter: @emleila2000

Eduardo Kassner

Eduardo KassnerChief Technology Officer, Worldwide Channels & ProgramsSeattle, WA, United StatesTwitter: @ekassner

Jenny Kordell

Jenny KordellGlobal Partner Audience Marketing Lead, One Commercial PartnerRedmond, WA, United StatesTwitter: @jennykordell

Mark Kurtz

Mark KurtzWorldwide GTM Partner Marketing at MicrosoftSeattle, WA, United StatesTwitter: @markkurtz

Paul Maher

Paul MaherPartner, General Manager- Industry ExperiencesSeattle, WA, United StatesTwitter: @PaulJFMaher

Sandeep Misra

Sandeep MisraSenior Sales Executive & Strategy LeadSeattle, WA, United StatesTwitter: @SandeepMisra1

Melissa Mulholland

Melissa MulhollandPartner Cloud Profitability leadSeattle, WA, United StatesTwitter: @Melimulhol

John O’Donnell

John O’DonnellSr. Partner Development ManagerRedmond, WA, United StatesTwitter: @jodonnel

Gretchen O’Hara

Gretchen O’HaraVP, Go-To-Market Strategy, One Commercial PartnerRedmond, WA, United StatesTwitter: @GretchenOHara

Annie Parker

Annie ParkerGlobal Head of Startups at MicrosoftGadigal Land, Sydney, AustraliaTwitter: @annie_parker

Tracey Pretorius

Tracey PretoriusDirector of Global Partner Business StrategySeattle, WA, United StatesTwitter: @traceypretorius

Kati Quigley

Kati QuigleySenior Director, Marketing, Microsoft Business Applications & Global IndustryRedmond, WA, United StatesTwitter: @katiqu

Mark Rice

Mark RiceGeneral Manager, Services Partners I Cloud LeaderSeattle, WA, United StatesTwitter: @MarkRice_1

Toby Richards

Toby RichardsGeneral Manager, Partner Programs and MarketingSeattle, WA, United StatesTwitter: @tobyrichards

Justin Slagle

Justin SlaglePartner Channel Development Manager – Southwest areaIrvine, CA, United StatesTwitter: @JustinSlagle

David Smith

David SmithVP US Partner DevelopmentRedmond, WA, United StatesTwitter: @DavidSmithMSFT

Phil Sorgen

Phil SorgenCorporate Vice President, US Enterprise Commercial at MicrosoftBellevue, WA, United StatesTwitter: @phil_sorgen

Matt Soseman

Matt SosemanCyber Security Architect at MicrosoftSan Diego, CA, United StatesTwitter: @SosemanMatt

Alysa Taylor

Alysa TaylorCorporate Vice President, Business Applications and Global IndustryRedmond, WA, United StatesTwitter: @AlysaTaylorMSFT

Regina Tolbert

Regina TolbertBusiness Development ManagerSeattle, WA, United StatesTwitter: @regina_tolbert

Julia White

Julia WhiteCorporate Vice PresidentRedmond, WA, United StatesTwitter: @julwhite

Microsoft Inspire Insiders

Mark Abes

Mark AbesVP of Marketing, Dyn365ProsSan Diego, CA, United StatesTwitter: @MSDyn365Guy

Christine Bongard

Christine BongardMS Partner, Director Partner Channel and Alliances, ATSGParsippany, NJ, United StatesTwitter: @cdbongard

Stephane Bureau

Stephane BureauFounder and CEO, Social_4uGrenoble, FranceTwitter: @SBUCloud

Jon Ferrara

Jon FerraraCEO, NimbleSanta Monica, CA, United StatesTwitter: @Jon_Ferrara

David Gersten

David GerstenMS Partner, Practice Manager, Dynamic ConsultingOrange County, CA, United StatesTwitter: @dsgersten

Ståle Hansen

Ståle HansenCEO & Principal Cloud Architect Team Cloud WayOslo, NorwayTwitter: @StaleHansen

Tim Hughes

Tim HughesCEO and Co-Founder, Digital Leadership AssociatesTwickenham, United KingdomTwitter: @Timothy_Hughes

Rebecca Little

Rebecca LittleManaging Director at ResourceiT Consulting LtdReading, Berkshire, United KingdonTwitter: @bexlittle

Scott May

Scott MayDirector of Channel Programs, VelosioFindlay, OH, United StatesTwitter: @wjscottmay

Rick McCutcheon

Rick McCutcheonDynamics 365 CE/CRM MVP and Social Selling ExpertToronto, CanadaTwitter: @rick_mccutcheon

Vince Menzione

Vince MenzioneCEO, Cloudwave PartnersFlorida, USATwitter: @vincemenzione

Eemon Moore

Eemon MooreCEO of Hikari Data SolutionsDublin, IrelandTwitter: @eamonmoore

Deb Pfundstein

Deb PfundsteinGlobal Partner Marketing Lead – Microsoft Solutions at CloudreachSaratoga Springs, NY, United StatesTwitter: @DebPfundstein

Jon Rivers

Jon RiversPresident and Social Media Disruption Expert, Marketing MonarchsTampa, FL, United StatesTwitter: @jon_rivers

Haseet Sanghrajka

Haseet SanghrajkaCEO of City DynamicsLondon, United KingdomTwitter: @iamHaseet

Jeff Shuey

Jeff ShueyTechnology Alliances, ZertoSammamish, WA, United StatesTwitter: @jshuey

Dux Raymond Sy

Dux Raymond SyCMO, AvePointWashington, DC, United StatesTwitter: @meetdux

Tiffany Wallace

Tiffany WallaceVice President of Business Development – New Horizons Computer Learning CentersNew Orleans, LA, United StatesTwitter: @TiffanyWI

Reed Wilson

Reed WilsonCEO Palmetto Technology GroupGreenville, South Carolina, United StatesTwitter: @sreedwilson
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