General Session - Opening

Date: Sunday, May 5, 2019| From: 12:45 PM to 2:45 PM | Room: Red Rock BCEFHI

Directions North America 2019 General Session features Microsoft Keynote and presentations from Directions Diamond and Gold Sponsors. Agenda as follows: (1) Directions Welcome. (2) Diamond Sponsor eOne Solutions: Boom it’s Integrated. (3) Gold Sponsor k-eCommerce: Digital Evolution: Partner Success with ERP-Integrated E-Commerce. (4) Gold Sponsor ForNAV: Reports Made Easy for Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central. (5) Gold Sponsor ChargeLogic: Magically Increase Recurring Revenues. (6) Platinum Sponsor Microsoft Keynote.


Name: Toby Bowers

Company name: Microsoft

Name: Chris Hanson

Company name: eOne Solutions

Job title: SmartConnect Product Manager

Bio: I have been part of the eOne team for the last 8+ years, and became a part of the user group communities soon after joining the team. Within eOne, I worked through support, development, consulting and sales teams before ending up in a partner and solution focused role. I focus mainly on positioning and designing integration solutions that solve client needs - mainly using our integration platform SmartConnect. Outside of work, I enjoy a variety of activities with my wife and 2 kids. Hiking, biking, road trips, and just basic trips to the park take up most of my free time. I also love to golf, although I don't get out as often as I'd like. I am a huge football fan - SKOL Vikings! And have way too many fantasy football teams.

Name: Martin Olsen

Company name: eOne Solutions

Job title: Owner

Bio: I was a bad accountant who took a job on a GP helpdesk. 20 years later I owns and operate eOne Solutions, with customers using 20,000 of their modules. I'm passionate about integration. SmartConnect is now a leading Integration solution for D365 Business Central, NAV, CRM, GP, Dynamics 365 and many cloud software solutions. With businesses turning more and more to 'best of breed' cloud applications, integration is more important than ever to keep your business efficient.

Name: Meredith Mitchell

Company name: ChargeLogic

Bio: Meredith’s vast experience in the world made her a natural fit with the ChargeLogic team. After graduating top of her class from Towson University, Meredith worked for a Dynamics NAV partner before heading to the hills of West Virginia University where she earned her Master’s Degree in Communications. She spent several years performing development work for Maryland’s largest human service provider before partnering with a small team to start a bicycle retail business. This experience in business development gave her insight into the challenges entrepreneurs face daily and helped her to truly understand the needs of ChargeLogic’s customers. Meredith may no longer be in the bike business, but she has not left that passion behind. You can catch her biking to the office several days a week or around town, as she travels on two wheels regularly.

Name: Michael Nielsen

Company name: ForNAV

Job title: Partner

Bio: Focus on engineering and management. Michael brings with him 30 years of experience in the global IT industry, primarily focused on Research and Development of large-scale ERP systems. Work history: Having worked for 28 years at Microsoft and Navision (acquired by Microsoft in 2002), Michael is, among other things, the father of C/AL and C/SIDE. For the last five years, he has been a director of engineering responsible for moving Microsoft Dynamics NAV from on-premises to a cloud solution and from a Windows user interface to app-on-device. Education: Michael has an MSc in Electrical Engineering from the Technical University of Denmark and holds several diplomas from Harvard Business School executive education within the areas of innovation, leadership and marketing. Specialties: Engineering, product strategy, scalable software architectures, leadership, recruiting, agile development and governance.

Name: Jan Sillemann

Company name: ForNAV

Job title: Partner

Bio: Focus on sales, marketing and management. Jan has 25+ years’ experience in the Danish and Global IT industry, primarily focused on ERP systems and solution sales. Work history: For the last five years, Jan has been driving his own business, 1step2win, which helped businesses grow and expand internationally. Prior to that, Jan was the Director of Microsoft Dynamics NAV Global Product Management, where he was responsible for the global Microsoft Dynamics NAV business, sold in more than 40 countries, with around 100,000 customers. He worked almost 16 years for Microsoft and Navision. Education: Jan has a diploma in business administration from the Copenhagen Business School, one year of law school from the University of Copenhagen and a Managing ICT Software & Services Strategically (MITS) Diploma Program from CBS-SIMI, Copenhagen. Specialties: Sales, marketing, strategy, channel management, product management, coaching, business development.

Name: Louis Mousseau

Company name: k-eCommerce

Job title: Chief Revenue Officer

Bio: As Chief Revenue Officer, Louis Mousseau leads k-eCommerce’s sales and marketing team, and has overall revenue accountability for the Integrated E-commerce software provider. A high-energy and adaptable manager, Louis has 20 years of experience, and a track record of helping Software, Telecommunications and Media companies, grow through sales, innovation, strategic partnerships and corporate development. Before joining k-eCommerce in 2017, Louis spent 6 years at Softvoyage, a leading Travel Technology company providing ERP, distribution and e-commerce solutions to the Canadian travel industry, more recently as an EVP and partner. Louis also spent 6 years at OpenText, a global leader in Enterprise Information Management, where he was promoted ultimately to a SVP role, leading a $500MM sales organization. Earlier in his career, Louis worked as a Director of Marketing at Bell Interactive, and as an Associate Attorney at Fasken. Louis holds a MBA, a Law Degree (Ll.b.), and is a member of the Québec Bar.

Name: Rob Anderson

Company name: Rob Anderson Magic

Bio: Rob Anderson is an illusionist and TV host living in Las Vegas. Rob is best known as the host of MTV's international hit TV show, Bugging Out. With over 15 million views on his Youtube channel, The Huffington Post has dubbed Rob "The Magical Humanitarian" for his viral videos, some of which feature magic to help the homeless. Additionally, Rob has been featured performing magic on TV shows such as Syfy's Wizard Wars, Good Morning America, Today, and more.