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The Microsoft Partner Network is the largest community of partners across the globe. Hosted by Microsoft’s Rachel Braunstein, this podcast brings you insider access to unforgettable interviews with Microsoft partners, executives, and industry thought leaders. Tune in to learn more about the big ideas shaping business and technology today. Subscribe to the podcast to never miss an episode, and rate and review to let us know what you think.
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Aug 23, 2019

In this month’s episode we continue our conversation with Gerry Murry from IDC about marketing budgets and investments. Gerry Murray is a Research Director with IDC’s Marketing and Sales Technology Research Service. IDC has worked closely with Microsoft for many years, particularly on the partner marketing business with our team. In this episode you will learn more about how much to budget to allocate towards marketing efforts and what investments partners should be thinking about making.

Jul 15, 2019

In this two-part episode Research Director at IDC, Gerry Murray teaches us about organizing team structure and resourcing. In part two, we'll focus on making wise investments and managing a budget for your marketing team.

Jun 21, 2019

Learn about the importance of customer lifetime value (CLV) and how to maintain it with Prashanth Subramanian, co-founder and executive director of Microsoft partner Quadrasystems.

May 15, 2019
Learn about high-engagement marketing strategies and tools to drive increased rate of prospect-to-buyer conversion with Jeff Wedren, AVP of Microsoft partner PowerObjects.
Apr 25, 2019

Hosted by Microsoft Global Channel Marketing Lead Jennifer Tomlinson, this month’s episode takes a deep dive with Microsoft partners Chris Wright and Barnaby Ellis from fiftyfiveandfive and Kenechi Duru from Rackspace on social media, blogs, and how they can support modern digital selling.

Mar 27, 2019

Joanne Charley, the Chief Marketing Officer for Neural Impact and a professor of marketing at Capilano University, hosts Episode Five of the Partner Marketing Pros podcast. In this episode, she is joined by Heather Thompson, Senior VP of Marketing at Qorus Software, as they explore several ways to support your inbound and content marketing to support brand leadership, lead generation, and to accelerate the buying journey.

Feb 28, 2019

Don’t miss Brigitte Roy the Director of Marketing, Strategy and Innovation at SherWeb discussing best practices and useful tips for digital marketing, in episode four. 

Jan 23, 2019

Sharka Chobot, Chief Leadership Officer of Neural Impact, talks with LS Retail CMO Eloise Freygang about using emotional engagement in digital marketing to increase buyer interest.

Nov 29, 2018
What's the key to a successful marketing campaign? Knowing your customers. In this month's episode of our Smart Partner Marketing podcast series, MediaValet VP of Marketing Maria Osipova explains how personas lead to prospects.
Oct 31, 2018

Welcome to the Partner Marketing Pros podcast, where each month we feature a new theme that builds towards providing a cohesive marketing strategy you can implement into your business. Today guest host Sharka Chobot, Chief Transformation Office at Neural Impact, sits down with Tim Wallis, CEO of Content and Code, to discuss industry trends that help build a strong marketing foundation. To learn more after listening, check out this blog on Why marketing is as important as your product.

 

Host: Jennifer Tomlinson, Global Channel Marketing Lead at Microsoft. Follow Jennifer on LinkedIn.

Guest: Sharka Chobot, Chief Transformation Office at Neural Impact. Tim Wallis, CEO of Content and Code.

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Oct 17, 2018

In the Microsoft Partner Network Podcast, we speak with industry leaders and Microsoft partners about the big ideas shaping business and technology today.

In today's episode, we hear from Michael Dehmlow, CTO of PAX8 in episode four of our Artificial Intelligence for Business podcast series. Michael shares insights into how businesses are successfully using AI to increase sales, and improve the effectiveness of their sales teams.

Host: Rachel Braunstein, Microsoft Digital Marketing Manager

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Guests:

Michael Dehmlow – CTO of Pax 8.

Oct 10, 2018

In the Microsoft Partner Network Podcast, we speak with industry leaders and Microsoft partners about the big ideas shaping business and technology today.

In today's episode we hear from Forbes Technology Council member, Ganesh Padmanabhan the VP of Global Business Development with Cognitive Scale. Ganesh draws on his extensive experience in technology to explain how companies can only launch responsible, ethical AI initiatives when they put people first.

Host: Rachel Braunstein, Microsoft Digital Marketing Manager

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Guests:

Ganesh Padmanabahn – VP of Global Business Development at Cognitive Scale. @_ganeshp

Oct 4, 2018

In the Microsoft Partner Network Podcast, we speak with industry leaders and Microsoft partners about the big ideas shaping business and technology today.

In today's episode, we hear from Dale Renner, Founder/CEO at RedPoint Global, and finalist for Microsoft Partner of the year. Dale speaks with us about how companies are using machine learning to achieve an unprecedented growth in sales, and how important the next three years in AI will be to your business.

Host: Rachel Braunstein, Microsoft Digital Marketing Manager

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Guests:

Dale Renner, Founder/CEO at RedPoint Global

Sep 27, 2018

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In the Microsoft Partner Network Podcast, we speak with industry leaders and Microsoft partners about the big ideas shaping business and technology today.

In today's episode, we hear from Chris Henley, Senior Manager of Global Alliances at Veeam Software. With 20 years working at the cutting edge of technology, Chris outlines a surprisingly simple argument as to why, despite the hype, companies cannot simply go out and buy an AI solution that just covers everything.

Host: Rachel Braunstein, Microsoft Digital Marketing Manager

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Guests:

Chris Henley - Senior Manager Global Alliances at Veeam Software

Aug 16, 2018

Welcome to the Digital Transformation: Behind the Curtain Podcast, where we discuss big ideas shaping business. Today, we sit down with Christi Olson, Microsoft’s Head of Evangelism for Search, to discuss how AI and chatbots are changing brand engagement and how to utilize data to create authentic, emotional experience for customers. To learn more after listening, check out our digital transformation blog here

 

Host: Rachel Braunstein, Microsoft Partner Marketing Manager. Follow Rachel at @rkbraunstein and on LinkedIn.

Guest: Christi Olson. Microsoft Head of Evangelism for Search. 

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Aug 9, 2018

Welcome to the Digital Transformation: Behind the Curtain Podcast, where we discuss big ideas shaping business. Today, we sit down with Bob Evans, former Oracle CCO, to chat about how customer needs are turning the marketplace upside down and forcing companies to develop new customer-centric digital strategies. To learn more after listening, check out our digital transformation blog here

Host: Rachel Braunstein, Microsoft Partner Marketing Manager. Follow Rachel at @rkbraunstein and on LinkedIn.    

Guest: Bob Evans. Founder of Evans Strategic Communications.

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Aug 6, 2018

Welcome to the Digital Transformation: Behind the Curtain Podcast, where we discuss big ideas shaping business. Today, we sit down with Nickie Smith, a Microsoft Marketing Director, to chat about how search marketing has radically changed over the year and the important role storytelling and inclusivity now play in engaging customers. To learn more after listening, check out our digital transformation blog at [insert link].

 

Host: Rachel Braunstein, Microsoft Partner Marketing Manager. Follow Rachel at @rkbraunstein and on LinkedIn. Guest: Nickie Smith. Microsoft Global Marketing Leader.  Follow MS Partner on Follow MS Partner on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter

Jul 6, 2018

Welcome to the Digital Transformation: Behind the Curtain Podcast, where we discuss big ideas shaping business. Today, we sit down with Rashmi Misra, Microsoft GM, to chat about her technology background and how digital transformation, IoT and AI are changing how the world does business. To learn more after listening, check out our digital transformation blog here.

 

Host: Rachel Braunstein, Microsoft Partner Marketing Manager. Follow Rachel at @rkbraunstein and on LinkedIn. Guest: Rashmi Misra, GM IOT & AI Solutions, PDS at Microsoft. Follow MS Partner on FacebookTwitter and LinkedIn.

 

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Jun 28, 2018

Welcome to the Digital Transformation: Behind the Curtain Podcast, where we discuss big ideas shaping business. Today, we sit down with Larry Walsh, CEO of The 2112 Group, to chat about his business journey and the future of the channel. To learn more after listening, check out our digital transformation blog.

Host: Rachel Braunstein, Microsoft Partner Marketing Manager. Follow Rachel at @rkbraunstein and on LinkedIn. Guest: Larry Walsh. Founder of ChannelEconomics and CEO of The 2112 Group https://www.linkedin.com/in/lmwalsh2112/ Follow MS Partner on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.

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Dec 26, 2017

In the Microsoft Partner Network Podcast, we speak with industry leaders and Microsoft partners about the big ideas shaping business and technology today.

In today's episode of Include: exploring our shared experiences, Rachel speaks with Colleen O'Brien and Sonia Dara. While working together at Microsoft, Colleen and Sonia connected about their shared passion for technology, and the growing need to showcase women in the industry. Thus, their podcast, Women in Business & Technology was born.

Listen in as Colleen and Sonia share their vision for their podcast and the role women are playing in Microsoft's focus on inclusion.

Host: Rachel Braunstein, Microsoft Digital Marketing Manager. Follow Rachel at @rkbraunstein and on LinkedIn.   

Guests:

Colleen O'Brien: Azure Business Manager
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/colleenobrienmba/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/colleenobrien

Sonia Dara: Surface Product Marketing Manager
Linkedin: www.linkedin.com/in/sonia-dara
Twitter: https://twitter.com/sonia_dara

 

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Dec 18, 2017

In the Microsoft Partner Network Podcast, we speak with industry leaders and Microsoft partners about the big ideas shaping business and technology today.

Today, Rachel speaks with Ray Meiring, CEO and Co-Founder of Qorus Software, a company helping organizations build better business documents. Originally born in South Africa, Ray co-founded Qorus in 2012 and has since taken it global, now running the office in Seattle. In today's conversation, Ray shares how he leads a global company with a culture founded in diversity and inclusion.

Host: Rachel Braunstein, Microsoft Digital Marketing Manager. Follow Rachel at @rkbraunstein and on LinkedIn.   

Guest: Ray Meiring, CEO and Co-founder of Qorus. Connect with Ray at @RayMeiring and on LinkedIn.

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Dec 11, 2017

In the Microsoft Partner Network Podcast, we speak with industry leaders and Microsoft partners about the big ideas shaping business and technology today.

Today's episode of Include: exploring our shared experiences, features Melissa Mulholland, Partner Cloud Profitability Lead at Microsoft. With 10 years of Microsoft experience, Melissa leads strategy and business development for businesses to be profitable in the Cloud. In today's conversation, Melissa delves into what excites her about the partner ecosystem, how diversity has impacted her career as a female leader, and the inspiring role technology has played in her family’s life. 

Host: Rachel Braunstein, Microsoft Digital Marketing Manager. Follow Rachel at @rkbraunstein and on LinkedIn.   

Guest: Melissa Mulholland, Microsoft Partner Cloud Profitability Lead. Connect with Melissa at MeliMulhol and on LinkedIn

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Dec 4, 2017

In the Microsoft Partner Network Podcast, we speak with industry leaders and Microsoft partners about the big ideas shaping business and technology today.

In this episode of Include: exploring our shared experiences, we hear from Steve Hall, CEO of District Computers LLC. Listen in as Steve tells Rachel about the role mentorship continues to play in his career as a mentor and business leader himself. 

Host: Rachel Braunstein, Microsoft Digital Marketing Manager. Follow Rachel at @rkbraunstein and on LinkedIn.   

Guest: Steve Hall, CEO of District Computers LLC, and Founder of GTOWN Basketball. Follow Steve at @DCSteveHall and @dccomputerco, and on LinkedIn 

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Nov 27, 2017

In the Microsoft Partner Network Podcast, we speak with industry leaders and Microsoft partners about the big ideas shaping business and technology today.

In today's episode of Include: exploring our shared experiences, Rachel speaks with Kate Woska, Co-Founder and CEO of Atikus Investments Incorporated. Since developing the idea for Atikus in 2011, Kate now oversees all aspects of the business, with the goal to level the playing field for low-income individuals by maximizing the output of small business lenders. Listen in as Rachel and Kate discuss their career paths as female leaders in business, as well as the role of tech in financial inclusion.

Host: Rachel Braunstein, Microsoft Digital Marketing Manager. Follow Rachel at @rkbraunstein and on LinkedIn.   

Guest: Kate Woska, Co-Founder and CEO, Atikus. Connect with Kate on LinkedIn

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Nov 20, 2017

In the Microsoft Partner Network Podcast, we speak with industry leaders and Microsoft partners about the big ideas shaping business and technology today.

In today's episode of Include: exploring our shared experiences, we speak to Toby Richards, the General Manager of Partner Programs at Microsoft. Listen in as Rachel and Toby discuss what it means to be intentional in creating a culture of inclusion, how technology is influencing that culture, and the role mentorship has played in Toby's career.

Host: Rachel Braunstein, Microsoft Digital Marketing Manager. Follow Rachel at @rkbraunstein and on LinkedIn.   

Guest: Toby Richards, General Manager, Partner Programs at Microsoft. Connect with Toby on LinkedIn or follow him on Twitter

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Nov 13, 2017

In the Microsoft Partner Network Podcast, we speak with industry leaders and Microsoft partners about the big ideas shaping business and technology today.

Today we interview Dona Sarkar in the first episode of our series called Include: exploring our shared experiences. As the "Chief NinjaCat" on the Windows Insider program at Microsoft, Dona leads 10 million+ people utilizing technology to make a lasting impact on the world. In this episode, Dona weighs in on the importance of having diverse mentorship and conversations, and what it means to bring different perspectives to the table. 

Host: Rachel Braunstein, Microsoft Digital Marketing Manager. Follow Rachel at @rkbraunstein and on LinkedIn.   

Guest: Dona Sarkar, Chief #NinjaCat, Windows Insider Program. Connect with Dona on LinkedIn.

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Oct 17, 2017

In the Microsoft Partner Network Podcast, we speak with industry leaders and Microsoft partners about the big ideas shaping business and technology today. Today we hear from Gene Marks in episode 5 of 6 in our Hacking the Future podcast series. Gene Marks is a contributor to many contributions including Forbes and Huffington Post and is also a Microsoft Partner. Today, Gene tells us about how becoming a Microsoft Partner has impacted his small business. Be sure to follow us on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter @MSPartner.  

 

Host: Rachel Braunstein, Microsoft Digital Marketing Manager Follow her @rkbraunstein and on LinkedIn.  

Guest: Gene Marks, President of The Marks group, Columnist and Speaker. Follow Gene at @genemarks and LinkedIn.

Oct 9, 2017

In the Microsoft Partner Network Podcast, we speak with industry leaders and Microsoft partners about the big ideas shaping business and technology today.

In today's episode we hear from Nancy Watt and Shann McGrail in episode 5 of 6 in our Hacking the Future podcast series. Bringing their own practical experience in Tech and Improv, Nancy and Shann explain how an emphasis on "play" can spark inspiration in anyone's professional environment. Be sure to follow us on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter @MSPartner.

 

Host: Rachel Braunstein, Microsoft Digital Marketing Manager

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Guests:

Nancy Watt, Speaker and Owner of Nancy Watt Communications. Follow Nancy at @nancyWatt1 and on LinkedIn.

Shann McGrail, Co-Founder and Strategic Program Specialist at Devreve. Follow Shann on LinkedIn.

 

Sep 30, 2017

 

In the Microsoft Partner Network Podcast, we speak with industry leaders and Microsoft partners about the big ideas shaping business and technology today.

Today we hear from Jill Rowley in episode 4 of 6 in our Hacking the Future podcast series. Earlier this year at Microsoft Inspire, Jill, Chief Strategist & Startup Advisor at #SocialSelling, tell us about about how marketing and sales have evolved in the digital world. Be sure to follow us on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter @MSPartner.

 

Host: Rachel Braunstein, Microsoft Digital Marketing Manager

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Guest: Jill Rowley, Chief Strategist & Startup Advisor at #SocialSelling

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Sep 19, 2017

In the Microsoft Partner Network Podcast, we speak with industry leaders and Microsoft partners about the big ideas shaping business and technology today.

Today we hear from Corinne Sharp & Gail Mercer-MacKay in episode 3 of 6 in our Hacking the Future podcast series. Corinne, President and Channel Chief of Sharp Perspective, and Gail, Chief Storyteller of Mercer-MacKay Digital Storytelling, discuss the best way to create a channel marketing strategy. For a full transcript of the podcast, check out the blog, and be sure to follow us on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter @MSPartner.

 

Host: Rachel Braunstein, Microsoft Digital Marketing Manager

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Guest: Corinne Sharp, President and Channel Chief of Sharp Perspective, and Gail Mercer-MacKay, Chief Storyteller of Mercer-MacKay Digital Storytelling

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Sep 12, 2017

In the Microsoft Partner Network Podcast, we speak with industry leaders and Microsoft partners about the big ideas shaping business and technology today.

Today’s we hear from Carol Roth in episode 2 of 6 in our Hacking the Future podcast series. Carol, creator of the Future File® legacy planning system, discusses why most tech companies fail when selling to small businesses, what mistakes she sees most frequently in the partner ecosystem, and what can be done to succeed instead. For a full transcript of the podcast, check out the blog, and be sure to follow us on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter @MSPartner.

 

Host: Rachel Braunstein, Microsoft Digital Marketing Manager

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Guest: Carol Roth, Creator of the Future File® legacy planning system, billion-dollar dealmaker, national media personality and bestselling author

Follow her @CarolJSRoth, on LinkedIn, or visit http://www.carolroth.com/ and futurefile.com

Sep 6, 2017

In the Microsoft Partner Network Podcast, we speak with industry leaders and Microsoft partners about the big ideas shaping business and technology today. In today’s episode, we hear from Jeremy Epstein, CEO for Never Stop Marketing, founder of Crypto Explorers Association, and founding director of Blockchain Board.  He talks about how blockchain is making its way into the mainstream. Tune in weekly for access to the latest episode. For a full transcript of the podcast, check out the blog, and be sure to follow us on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter @MSPartner.

 

Host: Rachel Braunstein, Microsoft Digital Marketing Manager

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Guest: Jeremy Epstein, CEO for Never Stop Marketing, founder of Crypto Explorers Association, and founding director of Blockchain Board

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Aug 23, 2017

In this new series, we’re bringing all new interviews with some of the technology and business world’s biggest thought leaders to provide a fresh perspective on how Microsoft Partners can future-proof their business. The podcast will return this September, so be sure to subscribe and tune in weekly for access to the latest episodes. To learn more about this new podcast series, check out the blog, and be sure to follow us on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter @MSPartner.

Host: Rachel Braunstein, Microsoft Digital Marketing Manager

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Aug 1, 2017

In the Microsoft Partner Network Podcast, we speak with industry leaders and Microsoft partners about the big ideas shaping business and technology today. In today’s episode, we hear from Alyssa Fitzpatrick, global sales lead for Microsoft’s Small and Midmarket Business segment. She talks about how industry data can provide us with the clues we need to really connect with the SMB customer. Tune in weekly for access to the latest episode. For a full transcript of the podcast, check out the blog, and be sure to follow us on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter @MSPartner.

 

Host: Rachel Braunstein, Microsoft Digital Marketing Manager

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Guest: Alyssa Fitzpatrick, Microsoft Global Sales Lead for Small and Midmarket Business

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Jul 26, 2017

In the Microsoft Partner Network Podcast, we speak with industry leaders and Microsoft partners about the big ideas shaping business and technology today. In today’s episode, we hear from Eduardo Kassner, Director of Strategy and Innovation for Microsoft’s One Commercial Partner group. He dives into the topic of the technology skills gap and how companies can get the talent they need to succeed. Tune in weekly for access to the latest episode. For a full transcript of the podcast, check out the blog, and be sure to follow us on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter @MSPartner.

 

Host: Rachel Braunstein, Microsoft Digital Marketing Manager

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Guest: Eduardo Kassner, Microsoft Director of Strategy and Innovation

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Jun 26, 2017

In the Microsoft Partner Network Podcast, we speak with industry leaders and Microsoft partners about the big ideas shaping business and technology today. In this episode, Kati Quigley talks about the importance of strong values, authentic leadership, and community building. Tune in weekly for access to the latest episode. For a full transcript of the podcast, check out katithe blog, and be sure to follow us on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter @MSPartner.

Host: Rachel Braunstein, Microsoft Digital Marketing Manager
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Guest: Kati Quigley, Microsoft Senior Director of Partner Marketing and Recruiting
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Jun 21, 2017

In the Microsoft Partner Network Podcast, we speak with industry leaders and Microsoft partners about the big ideas shaping business and technology today. In this episode, Distinguished Engineer James Whittaker talks about staying relevant in the future of artificial intelligence. Tune in weekly for access to the latest episode. For a full transcript of the podcast, check out the blog, and be sure to follow us on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter @MSPartner.

Host: Rachel Braunstein, Microsoft Digital Marketing Manager
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Guest: James Whittaker, Microsoft Distinguished Engineer
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Jun 12, 2017

In the Microsoft Partner Network Podcast, we speak with industry leaders and Microsoft partners about the big ideas shaping business and technology today. In this episode, author and marketer Yoli Chisholm talks about how individuals and businesses can foster a spirit of entrepreneurship within a corporate environment and how that creates new and exciting opportunities. Tune in weekly for access to the latest episode. For a full transcript of the podcast, check out the blog, and be sure to follow us on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter @MSPartner.

Host: Rachel Braunstein, Microsoft Digital Marketing Manager
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Guest: Yoli Chisholm, Microsoft Director of Digital Marketing
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Jun 5, 2017

: In the Microsoft Partner Network Podcast, we speak with industry leaders and Microsoft partners about the big ideas shaping business and technology today. In today’s episode, Rodney Clark discusses key issues around digital security and the growing realm of IoT. Tune in weekly for access to the latest episode. For a full transcript of the podcast, check out the blog, and be sure to follow us on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter @MSPartner.

Host: Rachel Braunstein, Microsoft Digital Marketing Manager
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Guest: Rodney Clark, Microsoft Vice President of Worldwide IoT Device Experience
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May 29, 2017

In the Microsoft Partner Network Podcast, we speak with industry leaders and Microsoft partners about the big ideas shaping business and technology today. In today’s episode, CEO James Farhat talks about the 100 Days to Cloud workshop and how partners need to rethink their business model to take advantage of the cloud market opportunity. Tune in weekly for access to the latest episode. For a full transcript of the podcast, check out the blog, and be sure to follow us on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter @MSPartner. 

May 18, 2017

In the Microsoft Partner Network Podcast, we speak with industry leaders and Microsoft partners about the big ideas shaping business and technology today. In today’s episode, Gavriella Schuster, shares her story of finding a positive work life balance, and discusses some of the key success factors that got her to where she is today. Tune in weekly for access to the latest episode. For a full transcript of the podcast, check out the blog, and be sure to follow us on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter @MSPartner. 

May 12, 2017

In the Microsoft Partner Network Podcast, we speak with industry leaders and Microsoft partners about the big ideas shaping business and technology today. In today’s episode, Eric Baumgartner, shares his insights into how businesses need to change to meet evolving customer expectations. Tune in weekly for access to the latest episode. For a full transcript of the podcast, check out the blog, and be sure to follow us on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter @MSPartner. 

May 4, 2017

In the Microsoft Partner Network Podcast, we speak with industry leaders and Microsoft partners about the big ideas shaping business and technology today. In today’s episode, we discuss customer lifetime value along with the challenges of M&A with Mike Weaver, Director of Enterprise Migrations at QUADROtech. Tune in weekly for access to the latest episode. For a full transcript of the podcast, check out the blog, and be sure to follow us on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter @MSPartner.

Apr 28, 2017

In the Microsoft Partner Network Podcast, we speak with industry leaders and Microsoft partners about the big ideas shaping business and technology today. In today’s episode, we hear from author and entrepreneur Matthew Pollard, the Rapid Growth Guy, about the importance of differentiating your business in a crowded market. For a full transcript of the podcast, check out the blog, and be sure to follow us on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter @MSPartner. Follow Matthew Pollard  on Twitter and LinkedIn for more great insights. Don’t forget to tune in weekly for access to the latest podcast.  

 

 

Apr 18, 2017

In the Microsoft Partner Network Podcast, we speak with industry leaders and Microsoft partners about the big ideas shaping business and technology today. In today’s episode, Dylan Dias brings the topic of Big Data and modern analytics to life. Tune in weekly for access to the latest episode. For a full transcript of the podcast, check out the blog, and be sure to follow us on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter @MSPartner.

 

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Apr 13, 2017

In the Microsoft Partner Network Podcast, we speak with industry leaders and Microsoft partners about the big ideas shaping business and technology today. In today’s episode, Tom O’Reilly, shares insights into how partners can leverage the growing IoT opportunity. Tune in weekly for access to the latest episode. For a full transcript of the podcast, check out the blog, and be sure to follow us on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter @MSPartner.

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Apr 8, 2017

In the Microsoft Partner Network podcast, we speak with industry leaders and partners about the big ideas shaping business and technology today. In today’s episode, we hear from the co-founders of EventBase, Jeff Sinclair and Ben West, about their cutting ede app platform for Tier 1 conferences and events including Microsoft Inspire. They share the challenges they faced by launching their new bot Abby at SXSW and their goals for providing a more personal event experience.

Apr 2, 2017

In the MPN Podcast, we speak with industry leaders and Microsoft partners about the big ideas shaping business and technology today. In today’s episode, we hear from Geoff Colon, author of Disruptive Marketing, about how businesses can make room for more impactful and unexpected marketing strategies that connect with today’s customer. Be sure to follow Geoff (@djgeoffe) and MPN (@MSPartner) on Twitter, and tune in weekly for access to the latest podcast episode.

Mar 24, 2017

In the MPN Podcast, we speak with industry leaders and Microsoft partners about the big ideas shaping business and technology today. In today’s episode, we hear from Kevin Conroy, founder of Blue Rooster, about how he took his business from an SI to an ISV and how the new SaaS model is changing how partners do business. Be sure to follow Kevin (@SeattleRooster) and MPN (@MSPartner) on Twitter, and tune in weekly for access to the latest podcast episode.

Mar 17, 2017

In the MPN Podcast, we speak with industry leaders and Microsoft partners about the big ideas shaping business and technology today. In today’s episode, we talk to Jen Sieger, Director of Business Strategy at Microsoft about how you can use personal branding and thoughtful social selling to grow your business. Tune in weekly for access to the latest episode.

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Mar 10, 2017

In the MPN Podcast, we speak with industry leaders and Microsoft partners about the big ideas shaping business and technology today. In today’s episode, we hear from Jenn Martin, Vice President of Global Sales at Microsoft Partner BitTitan, about what it takes to scale a business, and how building IP can take your company to the next level. Tune in weekly for access to the latest episode.

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Mar 3, 2017

In the MPN Thought Leader Podcast, we speak with a variety of industry leaders about their unique insights and perspectives on doing business in the technology industry. Episodes feature interviews with inspiring speakers such as author David Meerman Scott, author and entrepreneur Jo Burston, and leadership coach Kim Plachy covering topics from marketing to management to the future of the Intelligent Cloud. Tune in weekly for access to the latest episode. This podcast is available for download on iTunes, SoundCloud, iHeartRadio, Google Play Music, and YouTube.

Feb 27, 2017

In the MPN Thought Leader Podcast, we speak with a variety of industry leaders about their unique insights and perspectives on doing business in the technology industry. Episodes feature interviews with inspiring speakers such as author David Meerman Scott, author and entrepreneur Jo Burston, and leadership coach Kim Plachy covering topics from marketing to management to the future of the Intelligent Cloud. Tune in weekly for access to the latest episode. This podcast is available for download on iTunes, SoundCloud, iHeartRadio, Google Play Music, and YouTube.

Feb 20, 2017

In the MPN Thought Leader Podcast, we speak with a variety of industry leaders about their unique insights and perspectives on doing business in the technology industry. Episodes feature interviews with inspiring speakers such as author David Meerman Scott, author and entrepreneur Jo Burston, and leadership coach Kim Plachy covering topics from marketing to management to the future of the Intelligent Cloud. Tune in weekly for access to the latest episode

Feb 20, 2017

In the MPN Thought Leader Podcast, we speak with a variety of industry leaders about their unique insights and perspectives on doing business in the technology industry. Episodes feature interviews with inspiring speakers such as author David Meerman Scott, author and entrepreneur Jo Burston, and leadership coach Kim Plachy covering topics from marketing to management to the future of the Intelligent Cloud. Tune in weekly for access to the latest episode

Feb 13, 2017

In the MPN Thought Leader Podcast, we speak with a variety of industry leaders about their unique insights and perspectives on doing business in the technology industry. Episodes feature interviews with inspiring speakers such as author David Meerman Scott, author and entrepreneur Jo Burston, and leadership coach Kim Plachy covering topics from marketing to management to the future of the Intelligent Cloud. Tune in weekly for access to the latest episode

Feb 6, 2017

In the MPN Thought Leader Podcast, we speak with a variety of industry leaders about their unique insights and perspectives on doing business in the technology industry. Episodes feature interviews with inspiring speakers such as author David Meerman Scott, author and entrepreneur Jo Burston, and leadership coach Kim Plachy covering topics from marketing to management to the future of the Intelligent Cloud. Tune in weekly for access to the latest episode

Jan 30, 2017

In the MPN Thought Leader Podcast, we speak with a variety of industry leaders about their unique insights and perspectives on doing business in the technology industry. Episodes feature interviews with inspiring speakers such as author David Meerman Scott, author and entrepreneur Jo Burston, and leadership coach Kim Plachy covering topics from marketing to management to the future of the Intelligent Cloud. Tune in weekly for access to the latest episode.

Jan 30, 2017

In the MPN Thought Leader Podcast, we speak with a variety of industry leaders about their unique insights and perspectives on doing business in the technology industry. Episodes feature interviews with inspiring speakers such as author David Meerman Scott, author and entrepreneur Jo Burston, and leadership coach Kim Plachy covering topics from marketing to management to the future of the Intelligent Cloud. Tune in weekly for access to the latest episode.

Jan 23, 2017

In the MPN Thought Leader Podcast, we speak with a variety of industry leaders about their unique insights and perspectives on doing business in the technology industry. Episodes feature interviews with inspiring speakers such as author David Meerman Scott, author and entrepreneur Jo Burston, and leadership coach Kim Plachy covering topics from marketing to management to the future of the Intelligent Cloud. Tune in weekly for access to the latest episode.

Jul 9, 2016

Looking for great tech talent? We can help.

The Microsoft Software and Systems Academy (MSSA) helps active duty US service members develop the skills needed for careers in today's fast-paced technology industry. At a time when many tech organizations are struggling to find high-quality talent, graduates of the MSSA have the training, plus all the great qualities our military men and women possess.

In this podcast, Kati Quigley, Senior Director of Partner Marketing in the WPG, interviews Major General Chris Cortez, Vice President of Military Affairs at Microsoft, Jenn Halabi and Tony Montoya of partner Nintex, and John Holk and Duane Kord of Microsoft about their experiences with the MSSA program.

There is no cost for Microsoft partners to hire these candidates, so if you're looking to fill positions, be sure to check out military.microsoft.com/hiringpartners or email mssaops@microsoft.com.

May 9, 2016

What does a technology evangelist do, and why is it such a critical role for a technology company? Partner Christian Buckley takes us through how an evangelist can help your company connect with customers, build better solutions, have more presence in your community, and identify good partners to work with. Listen to the podcast, then find more detail in Christian's LinkedIn SlideShare, "Evangelism: How the role can benefit your business."

Apr 18, 2016

There are so many reasons to attend the Worldwide Partner Conference, and your WPC Experience Ambassador, Dean Martin, details some of the biggest and best in our first Microsoft Partner Network podcast. Hear his conversation with Shantel Gascoigne, Content Strategy Lead for MPN, and partner Lori Borg, CEO of Northwest Cadence and 10-time attendee! Then be sure to register to join us at WPC 2016 in Toronto!

Mar 30, 2016

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