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.
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.
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 PartnerRedmond, WA, United StatesMicrosoft Partner news, success stories and resourcesTwitter: @msPartner
US Partner TeamRedmond, WA, United StatesMicrosoft Partner news, success stories and resourcesTwitter: @msinspireus
US SMB Partner InsiderRedmond, WA, United StatesHelping #MSPartners who sell to #smallbiz navigate news & insights from Microsoft US SMB Insider CommunityTwitter: @SMBInsiderJoe
IAMCP OrganizationWorldwideThe International Association of Microsoft Channel Partners (IAMCP)Twitter: @IAMCPorg
Petey the IAMCP Traveling GnomeMassachussets, United StatesOfficial IAMCP Traveling Gnome.Twitter: @IamcpGnome
Judson AlthoffExecutive Vice PresidentRedmond, WA, United StatesTwitter: @judsonalthoff
Satya NadellaCEO of Microsoft CorporationBellevue, WA, United StatesTwitter: @satyanadella
Eemon MooreCEO of Hikari Data SolutionsDublin, IrelandTwitter: @eamonmoore
Deb PfundsteinGlobal Partner Marketing Lead – Microsoft Solutions at CloudreachSaratoga Springs, NY, United StatesTwitter: @DebPfundstein
Jon RiversPresident and Social Media Disruption Expert, Marketing MonarchsTampa, FL, United StatesTwitter: @jon_rivers
Haseet SanghrajkaCEO of City DynamicsLondon, United KingdomTwitter: @iamHaseet
Jeff ShueyTechnology Alliances, ZertoSammamish, WA, United StatesTwitter: @jshuey
Dux Raymond SyCMO, AvePointWashington, DC, United StatesTwitter: @meetdux
Tiffany WallaceVice President of Business Development – New Horizons Computer Learning CentersNew Orleans, LA, United StatesTwitter: @TiffanyWI
Reed WilsonCEO Palmetto Technology GroupGreenville, South Carolina, United StatesTwitter: @sreedwilson
Jon Ferrara of Nimble
Jon is a pioneer & creator of #CRM solutions and noted speaker about Social Media’s effects on Sales and Marketing. His most recent venture is Nimble.com, a leading Social Relationship Manager. He has been recognized by Forbes as one of the Top 10 Social Chief Executive Officers, Top 10 Social Salespeople In The World and among the Top 50 Social Business Twitter Accounts You Must Follow.