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Lead your digital transformation.


Opening keynote by Professor Brian Cox
and Toni Townes-Whitley, Microsoft Corporate VP Industry.

Microsoft Summit -14–17 November | Sydney



Closing keynote inspired by Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella’s upcoming book, examines Artificial Intelligence, Mixed Reality and Quantum Computing.

Microsoft Summit -14–17 November | Sydney


4 Incredible days.


Connect with peers, global and local thought leaders, and industry experts.

Microsoft Summit -14–17 November | Sydney


Agenda overview*

This overview provides a general map of the experience across the opening keynote, Microsoft Business Summit, Microsoft Partner Summit and Microsoft Tech Summit.

*Agenda overviews across all Microsoft Summit experiences may be subject to change.



Microsoft Business Summit

This one-day event experience is designed exclusively for business leaders and decision makers for businesses of all sizes and across industries.

Tuesday 14 November, 2017 | 7:00am-3:00pm


Registration Opens 7:00am
Event Commences 8:30am

Vision Keynote


Brian Cox - Physicist OBE
Toni Townes-Whitley - Corporate Vice President Industry, Microsoft
Jenny Lay-Flurrie - Chief Accessibility Officer, Microsoft
David Thodey - Chairman CSIRO, Chair Jobs for NSW
Steven Worrall - Managing Director, Microsoft Australia


From the universe to the workplace – how a digital world demands new thinking

From the universe to the workplace – this is the path to be traversed in this fascinating keynote that explores how a blend of new ideas, technology and mindsets is required to adapt to a rapidly transforming business landscape. We will take you to the stars to explore the nature of disruption and lessons we can learn from the intellectual honesty and excitement that characterises science at its best. Then it’s to the new world of digital leadership and inclusion, as unchartered challenges and opportunities continuously emerge in the digital age. We end the journey in the workplaces of Australia, to look at why people, culture and mindset are the most powerful catalysts of change and sit at the heart of successful business transformation.


Break-out Sessions


Select from an array of sessions which will deep dive into technology trends, Australian innovation and digital transformation solutions across industry. Hear insights from peers who are testing, applying and learning from new digital transformation strategies.

Industry Sessions

Regardless of your industry, there’s a stark choice ahead: transform and prosper or be disrupted. In these sessions you’ll hear insights from leading organisations across Australia who are transforming to meet the opportunities of the digital age.
Financial Services Retail Government
The transformation of the financial services industry is being defined by agile FinTech start-ups, game changing technology, radically altered consumer expectations, and a shifting regulatory environment. Join us to learn how forward thinkers are leveraging the cloud to become digital powerhouses.

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As the retail landscape continues to experience profound disruption with the race to provide a rich consumer experience in the digital age, these sessions will explore how to win the race to retain customer loyalty, secure new business and garner a greater share of wallet.

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In these sessions, you’ll see how accelerating digital government transformation at federal, state and local levels is enhancing and evolving government services, optimising citizen engagement and injecting new levels of efficiency.

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Education Healthcare Commercial industries
In this track, you’ll hear how technology, when integrated into overall strategy, is transforming the education landscape and how Australia’s schools and universities are transforming to prepare students for a world reshaped by technology.

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These sessions will showcase how Australia’s health and aged care sectors are entering a new era of possibility, fuelled by digital technology with the potential to transform the patient experience.

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Whether you’re in professional services, telecommunications, mining, manufacturing or other commercial industries. Learn digital transformation lessons from Australian businesses, discover new models of partnership and explore human capital management in the digital age.

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Technology and Trends Sessions

Deepen your understanding of the transformative trends, solutions and technology shifts that are delivering incredible outcomes to businesses and industries today and learn how they will shape your future. Four incredible sessions on offer:
Understand the blockchain buzz

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Diversity and inclusion – empowering people to achieve more

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Behind the scenes of Microsoft’s transformation

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Spotlight on Secure Digital Transformation

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Closing Keynote


Steve Clayton, Chief Storyteller, Microsoft
Lawrence Crumpton, HoloLens Solutions & Partners, Microsoft Asia Pacific
David Reilly, Director, Microsoft Quantum Sydney

Beyond the Cloud

Innovation is Microsoft’s DNA. CEO Satya Nadella identifies the new frontiers of innovation as mixed reality, artificial intelligence and quantum computing. Individually, each is immensely powerful; combined they have the capacity to deliver untold benefits to every sector and across society. Mixed reality will become an essential support in medicine, education, manufacturing. The work Microsoft and its partners are doing with HoloLens is allowing professionals, clinicians and educators to navigate reality and digital worlds at the same time. Artificial intelligence is leveraging big data and sophisticated algorithms to surface genuine intelligence that can be widely shared and applied. AI will help identify and tackle looming challenges for industry, healthcare and the economy. Quantum computing meanwhile promises to transform the very physics of computing – allowing us to tackle previously insurmountable challenges like developing cancer cures or addressing global warming.

Expo


The Expo floorspace is the heart of the connected experience. In this space, you’ll meet Microsoft, our partners and sponsors showcasing their inspirational ideas, innovative products and brilliant solutions.

The Expo is open all day with experiences including:
• Meet the speakers
• Industry solution providers
• Ask the Experts
• Meet the Microsoft team
• Community lounge
• Peer networking

Event Closes 3:00pm

Microsoft Partner Summit

This 2-day event experience is designed exclusively for Microsoft partners or organisations interested in starting a partnership with Microsoft

Tuesday 14 November - Wednesday 15 November, 2017


Day 1 | Day 2

Day 1 of 2

14 November, 2017 | 7:00am-5:30pm

Registration Opens 7:00am
Event Commences 8:30am

Vision Keynote

Combined delegate/attendee experience with Business Summit.

Brian Cox - Physicist OBE
Toni Townes-Whitley - Corporate Vice President Industry, Microsoft
Jenny Lay-Flurrie - Chief Accessibility Officer, Microsoft
David Thodey - Chairman CSIRO, Chair Jobs for NSW
Steven Worrall - Managing Director, Microsoft Australia


From the universe to the workplace – how a digital world demands new thinking

From the universe to the workplace – this is the path to be traversed in this fascinating keynote that explores how a blend of new ideas, technology and mindsets is required to adapt to a rapidly transforming business landscape. We will take you to the stars to explore the nature of disruption and lessons we can learn from the intellectual honesty and excitement that characterises science at its best. Then it’s to the new world of digital leadership and inclusion, as unchartered challenges and opportunities continuously emerge in the digital age. We end the journey in the workplaces of Australia, to look at why people, culture and mindset are the most powerful catalysts of change and sit at the heart of successful business transformation.


Partner Vision Keynote


General Keynote


Closing Keynote

Combined delegate/attendee experience with Business Summit

Steve Clayton, Chief Storyteller, Microsoft
Lawrence Crumpton, HoloLens Solutions & Partners, Microsoft Asia Pacific
David Reilly, Director, Microsoft Quantum Sydney

Beyond the Cloud

Innovation is Microsoft’s DNA. CEO Satya Nadella identifies the new frontiers of innovation as mixed reality, artificial intelligence and quantum computing. Individually, each is immensely powerful; combined they have the capacity to deliver untold benefits to every sector and across society. Mixed reality will become an essential support in medicine, education, manufacturing. The work Microsoft and its partners are doing with HoloLens is allowing professionals, clinicians and educators to navigate reality and digital worlds at the same time. Artificial intelligence is leveraging big data and sophisticated algorithms to surface genuine intelligence that can be widely shared and applied. AI will help identify and tackle looming challenges for industry, healthcare and the economy. Quantum computing meanwhile promises to transform the very physics of computing – allowing us to tackle previously insurmountable challenges like developing cancer cures or addressing global warming.
Facilitated Networking

End Day One with this Partner-only experience: a new approach to networking and building connections that last beyond the event.
Event Closes 5:30pm

Day 2 of 2


15 November, 2017 | 7:30am-9:00pm


Registration Opens 7:30am
Event Commences 8:30am

Opening Keynote


Break-out Sessions

Select from a mix of rapid-fire and deep dive sessions designed to inspire ideas and build skills for both leaders and teams to help you uncover local opportunities, build your business and optimise your go-to-market strategy. Learn the theory, then join the related deep-dives to get hands-on and put the theory into practice.
Industry and Technology Trends Build With Go-to-market
Hear insights into industry trends, how technology is changing the face of industry and the opportunity for partners in Australia. Sessions on offer:
Industry sessions
Financial Services
Health
Retail
Education

Technology Trends sessions
Digital Transformation
Blockchain

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These sessions are designed for any Partner organisation thinking about, or undertaking their own business transformation. They are loaded with insights and learnings on transforming your business while managing your bottom line.

Sessions are grounded in four themes:
Empower your employees
Engage your customers
Transform your product
• Optimise your operations

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These sessions focus on helping Partners optimise their go-to-market strategy across:
• Optimising sales: disruptive selling and accelerating your sales cycle
• Customer engagement: how to engage the new digitally savvy buyer and differentiate your organisation
• Leveraging social: Social selling tools and building your personal brand
• Business strategy: value based pricing strategies and finding channels to win new customers

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Microsoft Express Zone
Join these sessions to hear directly from local and global Microsoft experts sharing the latest information on Microsoft solutions, products and programs.

Expo

The Expo floorspace is the heart of the connected experience. In this space, you’ll meet Microsoft, our partners and sponsors showcasing their inspirational ideas, innovative products and brilliant solutions. The Expo is open all day with experiences including:
• Meet the speakers
• Industry solution providers
• Ask the Experts
• Meet the Microsoft team
• Community lounge
• Peer networking


Closing Keynote

Event Closes 6:30pm


Partner Celebration Evening

After two full days of sessions, relax and unwind at the Partner Celebration Evening.

Partner Celebration Evening 6.30-9.00pm

Microsoft Tech Summit

This two-day event experience is for IT Professionals and Developers

Thursday 16 November - Friday 17 November, 2017


Day 1 Conference Agenda Day 2 Conference Agenda
Breakfast
Registration and Continental Breakfast

Morning Sessions
Keynote: Julia White - Corporate Vice President Cloud Platform, Microsoft
Break
General Sessions
Break

Lunch
Lunch and Networking

Afternoon Sessions
IT Pro Breakouts | Developer Breakouts
Break
IT Pro Breakouts | Developer Breakouts

Breakfast
Continental Breakfast

Morning Sessions
General Sessions
Break
IT Pro Breakouts | Developer Breakouts
Break

Lunch
Lunch and Networking

Afternoon Sessions
IT Pro Breakouts | Developer Breakouts
Break
IT Pro Breakouts | Developer Breakouts