Announcing our incredible speaker lineup for Microsoft Business Applications Summit, including guest speaker Malcolm Gladwell!

We’re bringing our BizApps community together for the first-ever Microsoft Business Applications Summit, the place for Microsoft Flow, Dynamics 365, Power BI, Excel and PowerApps superfans to connect, collaborate and pack in as much learning as possible, July 22-24 in Seattle. Whether you’re a BizApps whiz or one in the making, this all-new conference has something for you.

Three inspiring keynotes

Malcolm Gladwell – Special guest closing keynote

Hear from New York Times bestselling author and like-minded analytics aficionado Malcolm Gladwell in a special closing keynote. A pop-culture detective who uses data to drive insights about the everyday – and to uncover fads, trends and subcultures we never knew existed – Gladwell brings new clout to analytics and intelligence. He’s a 20+-year New Yorker staff writer with a deep affinity for data, and his 10-part podcast Revisionist History is currently in its second season.

Come see one of TIME’s 100 Most Influential People explore how data and analytics can drive large-scale change, and how business intelligence can help you positively disrupt your org.

James Phillips, CVP, Business Applications Group, Microsoft

James leads more than 5,000 team members worldwide, driving the new and next for Microsoft’s Business Applications Group development organization. His teams build and operate a complete set of business applications and developer services, including Dynamics 365, Microsoft Stream, the Business Applications Platform, and a robust range of Azure services. You won’t want to miss this keynote.

Alysa Taylor, CVP, Business Applications and Industry Marketing, Microsoft

Leading the product marketing teams responsible for Dynamics 365 and the Business Applications platform, Alysa has deep roots in Microsoft marketing – previous roles include leading the Cloud & Enterprise business marketing in the U.S., as well as GM for developer and platform evangelism marketing. Catch her keynote and to hear more about the products’ global reach, now and in the future.

Awesome featured speakers

Muhammad Alam, General Manager, Dynamics 365, Finance and Operations + Enterprise Group, Microsoft

As a GM in R&D, Muhammad is responsible for product strategy and product development of Dynamics 365 for Finance & Operations, focused on streamlining, simplifying and improving the Dynamics customer experience.

Marko Perisic, General Manager Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central, Microsoft

Marko and his team recently launched Dynamics 365 Business Central as the next generation of the Dynamics NAV product for the age of digital transformation – taking it from a great desktop, on-premise product, to a mobile and cloud-first world-class solution for SMBs.

Shelly Bakke, Principal Program Manager, Microsoft

A longtime Microsoft employee, Shelly knows the ins and outs of customer and partner needs – and currently leads Customer and Partner Experiences for Dynamics 365 for Finance & Operations. Prior to joining the R&D, organization she provided support for customers and partners using the Dynamics solutions.

Will Thompson, Program Manager, Power BI, Microsoft

Will is a self-confessed data geek who helps translate customer and market requirements into new features as a Program Manager on the Power BI team.

Adi Regev, Principal Group Product Manager, Microsoft

Adi is committed to planning and developing large-scale products in the BI space that generate and visualize valuable business insights for organizations, via a platform for low-code/no-code big data ingestion and transformation.

Stephen Siciliano, Principal Group Program Manager, Microsoft

When his SaaS company MetricsHub was acquired by Microsoft in 2013, Stephen joined the Microsoft Azure team to develop monitoring, management and automation experiences for Azure customers.

Julie Strauss, Principal Program Manager, Microsoft

With 15+ years of experience ranging from hands-on technical engagements to roles in product marketing, leadership and program management, Julie drives the ISV product investments for the Citizen Application Platform, Microsoft’s low-code application development services for the technical business user.

Brian Jones, Program Manager for Excel, Microsoft

Brian is passionate about building services and tools that help teams make better decisions – including building intelligent ML-backed services that dramatically increase tracking and analysis capabilities in Excel across devices.

Shakun Grover, Program Manager for Visio, Microsoft

Shakun leads product strategy and development of Visio Visual for Power BI, bringing real-world visualizations to otherwise limited dashboards, and making diagrams like process flows and floorplans available on all devices.

It doesn’t get much better than this lineup of business applications experts!

Check out the session catalog

If we didn’t have you at “Gladwell,” check out our session catalog. You can explore all the 140+ sessions, workshops, breakouts and networking opportunities the event has to offer, and start outlining your best conference experience.

Sessions cover a range of tools and topics to help you combine insights, applications and platform in innovative, seamless ways that flex to your needs. Plus you’ll learn about the latest and greatest features before anyone else. 

Summertime in Seattle, exclusive access to expert insights, and a vibrant community of power users, analysts, architects and knowledge explorers: it doesn’t get much better. We hope to see you there – Register Today!