Seen at Convergence 2013
A selection of the various partners and personalities we experienced at the recent Microsoft Dynamics Convergence 2013 user and partner event.
Microsoft Convergence 2013 drew over 11,000 users and partners from around the globe to New Orleans, where the company boasted its cloud, social and mobile leanings.
Keynote address by Microsoft Business Solutions group president Kirill Tatarinov
Wayne Morris, co-keynote presenter corporate vice president, MBS marketing
James Bowman, Jr. President and CEO of Microsoft Dynamics Master VAR SBS Group
Bryan Wiggins and Pascal Van Dooren, Avalara
Chris Gryskiewicz and Steve Templeton, Templeton & Co.
Jessica Balfour and Sean Gross, CCH
Skip Reardon and Stijn Hendrikse, Acumatica
Attendees peruse the show floor, filled with reseller, ISV and add-on partners
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