When Convergence Evaporated

When Convergence Evaporated

Frances Donnelly Convergence, Events, Improvement Management Leave a Comment

When Convergence Evaporated, What Did We Gain? For the last ten years the first quarter of my team’s calendar year has been heavily focused on wrapping up final details and preparing for Microsoft’s event, Convergence. For us the planning effort begins almost as soon as the previous year’s event ends. So one might think that Microsoft’s recent announcement – Convergence is out and Envision is in – would be helpful in eliminating or adjusting resources. Surprisingly, that is not true. A different challenge awaits.

Microsoft Promises New Vision for Convergence 2016

Microsoft Promises New Vision for Convergence 2016

Frances Donnelly Convergence Leave a Comment

Convergence 2015 wrapped with the announcement, as usual, of the next exciting location but also with a subtle shift in timing. Plan for New Orleans in early April not mid-March of 2016! But before you register, you might also want to know of significant shifts in Microsoft event offerings that could result in your travels taking you to other events instead. With Convergence 2016 Comes a New Focus Microsoft is shifting Convergence to a showcase of more Microsoft product-centric offerings targeted to business leaders. The time seems to have come …

11 Best Practices for Maximizing Your Time at Microsoft Convergence 2015

11 Best Practices for Maximizing Your Time at Microsoft Convergence 2015

Frances Donnelly Convergence, Quality Management Leave a Comment

This year we have recognized that organizations are primed to grow, but struggle with scalability (Read our GP Optimizer article: Great Growth. Can you Scale?). This is particularly in the face of extra regulatory challenges, opportunities and production challenges. The need to improve is not new… nor is the effort to find matching solutions to help solve business problems. We enjoy Convergence as a hub of conversation designed to match solutions to problems. We also enjoy it as a place to catch up with partners – both on the expo …