Events: TechPartner -- Take Your Business to the Next Level

Julie Bennani, the new general manager of the Microsoft Partner Program, will be the keynote speaker at RCP's upcoming TechPartner conference in Las Vegas.

Bennani's address is among the highlights of a two-day program packed with insights and advice aimed at helping partners build their businesses.

Also on the agenda for the event, to be held Oct. 16-17 at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino:

  • Howard Diamond, chairman and CEO of ePartners Inc., will speak on maximizing opportunity in a difficult market.
  • Mike Harvath, president and CEO of Revenue Rocket Consulting Group, will take a hard look at the "building vs. buying" approaches to growing a business.
  • Keith Lubner, managing partner of Channel Consulting Corp., will share secrets of successful vendor-partner relationships.
  • Geoff Owen, associate managing partner of Acumen Management Ltd., will explain how to create a sales-driven company environment.
  • John Rowell, CTO of OpSource Inc., will discuss what Software as a Service means for partners.
  • Ken Thoreson, president, Acumen Management Ltd., will describe ways to build high-performance, self-managed sales teams.
  • Charles Weaver, president of the MSPAlliance, will present best practices for moving into managed services.

Other TechPartner sessions will cover the current competitive landscape, help you find the right people in Redmond and offer details about Microsoft's financing options.

For more on the conference's keynote speaker, see the August 2007 cover story "The Right Stuff."

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