Attendees of eXtremeCRM were the first to be briefed on the soon to be released Microsoft Dynamics CRM Statement of Direction in a keynote address delivered by Craig Dewar, Director Microsoft Dynamics CRM Product Marketing.
According to Craig Dewar, Director Microsoft Dynamics CRM Product Marketing, “It is exciting to see the energy and passion from the Microsoft Dynamics CRM ecosystem at eXtremeCRM! It is truly a community hub with tremendous partner engagement. eXtremeCRM is the place for partners to get connected with each other, Microsoft and the Microsoft Dynamics CRM roadmap. We look forward to the next event in Rome!”
Designed specifically to meet the needs of each member of the CRM organization, more than 70 sessions were offered at eXtremeCRM 2012 Las Vegas. Educational sessions, led by industry experts, were tailored specifically for business leaders, implementers, developers, and those in sales and marketing. This year’s conference also offered the new eXecutive Summit, an exclusive opportunity for business owners to work together with Microsoft executives and industry experts in an interactive executive forum. In addition to Craig Dewar, keynote addresses from Microsoft included Seth Patton, Microsoft Dynamics CRM Product Marketing Senior Director, Microsoft, and Connor Marsden, US Director, CRM, Microsoft. They also heard from author and industry analyst Paul Greenberg as he addressed the communications revolution that is taking place.
Technology and applications take center stage at eXtremeCRM 2012 Las Vegas. Developers participated in the App Challenge which is designed to push technical development in the CRM community to the next level. In this challenge, developers competed head-to-head to create the most compelling application within a 24-hour period. The winning apps, selected by eXtremeCRM attendees, were Give Big, an online bidding application, and bridgeit from Creativemages, a Windows 8 application, which communicates with Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 with help of Windows Azure. Bridgeit connects organizations with their partners allowing them to collaborate and share opportunities.
eXtremeCRM awarded the first ever Innovative New App Award, which recognizes a compelling new application that works with Microsoft Dynamics CRM. Assistance Software received this award for their product, Assistance PSA for Microsoft Dynamics CRM, a solution for the Professional Service Industry.
The App Launchpad, new at this year’s conference, invites sponsoring partners with new applications to promote their new product announcements with conference attendees, for no additional charge.
The Training Academy also made its debut this year, welcoming eXtremeCRM attendees two days early for the opportunity to hone their knowledge of CRM technology and applications. Several ISV certification trainings were offered including Scribe, ClickDimensions and CWR Mobility.
eXtremeCRM 2012 Las Vegas is led by the eXtremeCRM board of directors which is comprised of several Microsoft Dynamics CRM partners: Betsy Bilhorn, Scribe; Bryan Tuttle, CodeRight Inc.; David Kohar, Zero2Ten; Marc Wolenik, Microsoft; Mike Holland, Dynamics Partner Plus; Mike Rogers, CustomerEffective;
“eXtremeCRM 2012 Las Vegas hosts hundreds of the most successful and innovative members of the CRM ecosystem. Highly anticipated, intelligently designed, and technologically geared, this year’s conference provided both educational and personal opportunities for business success ,” stated Christy Spokely, CEO of eXtremeCRM. “Attendees tell us that eXtremeCRM is the single best investment they have made this year.”
eXtremeCRM 2012 Las Vegas boasts 40% growth in attendees from 16 different countries. Sponsorships were sold out and increased 75% over last year.
eXtremeCRM Rome is scheduled for February 3 – 6, 2013
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