Every July, thousands of partners from around the globe flock to Vegas to learn about Microsoft’s vision and focus for the upcoming year. The event takes place annually and is ‘the’ place to network and build connections, share insights and best practices, experience latest product innovations, and learn new skills and techniques.
This year, participants totaled over 17,000, making it the biggest Microsoft Inspire to date. AMTRA sent a team down to take part in the action, and hear first-hand what to expect this year. And let’s just say we’re Inspired! Here’s a summary of the biggest take-aways from our team’s perspective.
Yesterday Microsoft released their Q3 earnings. Congrats to Microsoft for exceeding Wall Street expectations on revenue, operating income, and earnings per share!
There’s a lot of hype nowadays around initiatives to apply digital capabilities to improve efficiencies, increase customer value, and create new monetisation opportunities.
It’s big business actually. About a 1.3 Trillion USD book of business.
It’s called ‘Digital Transformation’.
Sadly, a lot of it is proving to be useless and ineffective - with one McKinsey Research Report indicating that 70% of these ‘digital transformation’ initiatives fail to achieve their stated goals.