Directions North America 2018 Agenda

Community for Dynamics NAV partners

Directions North America 2018 Agenda

The only North American conference for Microsoft Partners to discover more about Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central

Directions North America is here to empower Microsoft partners servicing the SMB market to boost the efficiency of their business and strengthen important relationships.

Throughout the conference, you will discover a wealth of content that has been created as a result of partner feedback to enable the channel to drive sales, enhance their product knowledge and skills, explore the latest ISV solutions, and learn and apply best business practices.

2018 Learning Paths:

Directions' content is a series of learning paths built for specific audiences, including leadership, sales & marketing, development, implementation, consulting, and project management. Each learning path features an expert(s) on the topic who will provide cutting edge training and information. See sessions by specific audiences or by learning Paths.

New to Dynamics 365 Business Central – Are you struggling with how to make the transition to Business Central? This learning path will have sessions that help you get up-to-speed, learn how to successfully transition customers from other systems, and maximize your investment!

Migrating Your Existing Offering – Is adapting to a new product and business model putting stress on your business? Do you know when and how to make the investment? Learn some of the common pitfalls, how to invest, common mistakes to avoid, and how to be profitable while you migrate your existing offerings in this learning path.

Latest Innovations on Dynamics 365 Business Central – With all of the change in the channel and technology, how can you keep up? Where can you find the best information? In this learning path you will learn about Power Apps, Extensions, Modifications, Development 2.0, and new functionality to give you a leg up on your competition!

Marketing and Sales – Do you have the resources and knowledge to demo best practices? Is your sales and marketing team able to optimize offers in your vertical space? Learn tips and tricks that can help you stand apart from your competition in this learning path.

Bundling a Solution Offering – How can you stay relevant? Which industry should you target? How can you start building your own IP? In this learning path you will focus on the technical aspects and go-to-market strategy of creating and improving your solution offering through apps and services, including how you can leverage the Microsoft stack (Business Central, Office 365, Azure).

Improving Your Professional Services – How can you find the right talent? Do you need help improving billable time, customer satisfaction, or applying application features to customer needs? Hear real examples of how people in the channel have trained, staffed, managed customer conflict, and streamlined their upgrades and implementations in this learning path.

Session Types Include:

Directions 2018 Agenda:

Times and topics are subject to change. More details coming soon!

Sunday, September 30th
8:00 AM - 8:30 PM
Registration & Conference Service Desk Open
12:30 PM – 2:45 PM General Session
3:15 PM - 4:15 PM Breakout Sessions, Town Halls, Workshops
4:30 PM - 5:00 PM ISV Sessions
5:15 PM - 6:15 PM Breakout Sessions, Town Halls, Workshops
6:15 PM - 8:30 PM Welcome Expo Reception
   
Monday, October 1st
7:00 AM - 8:30 PM
Registration & Conference Service Desk Open
7:00 AM - 8:00 AM Breakfast
8:00 AM - 10:00 AM General Session
10:15 AM - 11:15 AM Breakout Sessions, Town Halls, Workshops
11:30 AM - 12:00 PM ISV Sessions
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM Lunch
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM Breakout Sessions, Town Halls, Workshops
2:45 PM - 3:15 PM ISV Sessions
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM Breakout Sessions, Town Halls, Workshops
4:45 PM - 5:15 PM ISV Sessions
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM Breakout Sessions, Town Halls, Workshops
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM Expo Reception
   
Tuesday, October 2nd
7:00 AM - 7:30 PM
Registration & Conference Service Desk Open
7:00 AM - 8:00 AM Breakfast
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM Breakout Sessions, Town Halls, Workshops
9:15 AM - 9:45 AM ISV Sessions
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Breakout Sessions, Town Halls, Workshops
11:15 AM - 11:45 AM ISV Sessions
11:45 AM - 1:15 PM Lunch
1:15 PM - 2:15 PM Breakout Sessions, Town Halls, Workshops
2:30 PM - 3:00 PM ISV Sessions
3:15 PM - 4:15 PM Breakout Sessions, Town Halls, Workshops
4:30 PM - 5:00 PM ISV Sessions
5:15 PM - 6:15 PM Breakout Sessions, Town Halls, Workshops
7:00 PM - 11:30 PM Partner Celebration
   
Wednesday, October 3rd
7:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Registration & Conference Service Desk Open
7:30 AM - 8:30 AM Breakfast
8:30 AM - 9:30 AM Breakout Sessions, Town Halls, Workshops
9:45 AM - 10:45 AM Breakout Sessions, Town Halls, Workshops
11:00 PM - 12:00 PM Breakout Sessions, Town Halls, Workshops
12:15 PM - 1:15 PM General Session
1:15 PM - 2:15 PM Lunch

Expo Receptions and Partner Celebration.

Directions offer a multitude of opportunities for networking at all levels. The Welcome & Expo Receptions (September 30 and October 1) are a great venue to join your peers to exchange ideas and learn from over 60 Sponsors and Expo Exhibitors who will share their products, services and solutions.

Don’t miss the Partner Celebration (October 2) at an incredible location for an evening of great food, open bar, entertainment and lots of interactions with friends new and old.