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ANNOUNCING! Our incredible speaker lineup for Microsoft Business Applications Summit

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Get ready to connect, collaborate and pack in as much learning as possible at Microsoft Business Applications Summit, the event for Dynamics 365, Power BI, Excel, PowerApps and Flow users, July 22-24 in Seattle. We’ve just announced our featured speaker lineup – you won’t want to miss these experts, plus three amazing keynotes. Check it out!


Three inspiring keynotes


Malcolm Gladwell – Special guest closing keynote

New York Times bestselling author and like-minded analytics aficionado Malcolm brings new clout to analytics and intelligence through his captivating narratives about the data behind pop-culture. Come see one of TIME’s 100 Most Influential People explore how data and analytics can drive large-scale change, and how business intelligence can help you positively disrupt your org.

James Phillips, CVP, Business Applications Group, Microsoft

James leads more than 5,000 team members worldwide, driving the new and next for Microsoft’s Business Applications Group development organization. His teams build and operate a complete set of business applications and developer services, including Dynamics 365, Microsoft Stream, the Business Applications Platform, and a robust range of Azure services. You won’t want to miss this keynote.

Alysa Taylor, CVP, Business Applications and Industry Marketing, Microsoft

Leading the product marketing teams responsible for Dynamics 365 and the Business Applications platform, Alysa has deep roots in Microsoft marketing – previous roles include leading the Cloud & Enterprise business marketing in the U.S., as well as GM for developer and platform evangelism marketing. Catch her keynote and to hear more about the products’ global reach, now and in the future.



Awesome featured speakers


Muhammad Alam, General Manager, Dynamics 365, Finance and Operations + Enterprise Group, Microsoft

As a GM in R&D, Muhammad is responsible for product strategy and product development of Dynamics 365 for Finance & Operations, focused on streamlining, simplifying and improving the Dynamics customer experience.

Marko Perisic, General Manager Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central, Microsoft

Marko and his team recently launched Dynamics 365 Business Central as the next generation of the Dynamics NAV product for the age of digital transformation – taking it from a great desktop, on-premise product, to a mobile and cloud-first world-class solution for SMBs.

Shelly Bakke, Principal Program Manager, Microsoft

A longtime Microsoft employee, Shelly knows the ins and outs of customer and partner needs – and currently leads Customer and Partner Experiences for Dynamics 365 for Finance & Operations. Prior to joining the R&D, organization she provided support for customers and partners using the Dynamics solutions.

Will Thompson, Program Manager, Power BI, Microsoft

Will is a self-confessed data geek who helps translate customer and market requirements into new features as a Program Manager on the Power BI team.

Adi Regev, Principal Group Product Manager, Microsoft

Adi is committed to planning and developing large-scale products in the BI space that generate and visualize valuable business insights for organizations, via a platform for low-code/no-code big data ingestion and transformation.

Stephen Siciliano, Principal Group Program Manager, Microsoft

When his SaaS company MetricsHub was acquired by Microsoft in 2013, Stephen joined the Microsoft Azure team to develop monitoring, management and automation experiences for Azure customers.

Julie Strauss, Principal Program Manager, Microsoft

With 15+ years of experience ranging from hands-on technical engagements to roles in product marketing, leadership and program management, Julie drives the ISV product investments for the Citizen Application Platform, Microsoft’s low-code application development services for the technical business user.

Brian Jones, Program Manager for Excel, Microsoft

Brian is passionate about building services and tools that help teams make better decisions – including building intelligent ML-backed services that dramatically increase tracking and analysis capabilities in Excel across devices.

Shakun Grover, Program Manager for Visio, Microsoft

Shakun leads product strategy and development of Visio Visual for Power BI, bringing real-world visualizations to otherwise limited dashboards, and making diagrams like process flows and floorplans available on all devices.

It doesn’t get much better than this lineup of business applications experts! Also, be sure to check out our full session catalog. You can explore 140+ sessions, workshops, breakouts and networking opportunities the event has to offer, and start outlining your best conference experience.


We hope to see you there!