Keynote Speaker

Scott Guthrie, Microsoft Executive Vice President, Microsoft Cloud and Enterprise Group to Keynote Summit 2016

Available this fall, Microsoft Dynamics 365 evolves Microsoft's current CRM and ERP cloud solutions into one cloud service with new purpose-built apps to help manage specific business functions, including: Financials, Field Service, Sales, Operations, Marketing, Project Service Automation and Customer Service. Click here for more information about Dynamics 365.

Dynamic Communities, Inc. is pleased to welcome Scott Guthrie to join us in Tampa on October 11, 2016. Join Scott Guthrie on Tuesday, October 11 during the Opening Keynote Session from 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm at the Amalie Arena.

As executive vice president of the Microsoft Cloud and Enterprise Group, Scott Guthrie is responsible for the company’s cloud infrastructure, server, database, CRM, ERP, management and development tools businesses. His engineering team builds Microsoft Azure, Windows Server, SQL Server, Microsoft Dynamics, Active Directory, System Center, Visual Studio and .NET.

Prior to leading the Cloud and Enterprise Group, Guthrie helped lead Microsoft Azure, Microsoft’s public cloud platform. Since joining the company in 1997, he has made critical contributions to many of Microsoft’s key cloud, server and development technologies and was one of the original founders of the .NET project. Guthrie graduated with a bachelor’s degree in computer science from Duke University. He lives in Seattle with his wife and two children.

“Summit is dedicated to educating organizations using Dynamics to be more proficient in their use of the technology thereby propelling business success,” said Janet Lampert, Dynamic Communities, Inc. President and COO. “As such, we are thrilled to welcome Scott Guthrie to share the future direction of Dynamics with Summit attendees who will be among the first to see Dynamics 365 in action during Tuesday’s compelling keynote experience.”

Ray Wang, Constellation Research Founder & Principal Analyst

R “Ray” Wang is the Principal Analyst, Founder, and Chairman of Silicon Valley based Constellation Research, Inc. He’s the author of the popular business strategy and technology blog “A Software Insider’s Point of View”. With viewership in the 10’s of millions of page views a year, his blog provides insight into how disruptive technologies and new business models such as digital transformation and artificial intelligence impact brands, enterprises, and organizations. Wang has held executive roles in product, marketing, strategy, and consulting at companies such as Forrester Research, Oracle, PeopleSoft, Deloitte, Ernst & Young, and Johns Hopkins Hospital.

His best selling book, Disrupting Digital Business, published by Harvard Business Review Press. The book provides insights on why 52% of the Fortune 500 have been merged, acquired, gone bankrupt, or fallen off the list since 2000. In fact, this impact of digital disruption is real. However, it’s not the technologies that drive this change. It’s a shift in how new business models are created.

Wang is a prominent and dynamic keynote speaker and research analyst working with clients on digital, artificial intelligence, innovation, business model design, engagement strategies, customer experience, matrix commerce, and big data.

His Silicon Valley research firm, Constellation Research, Inc., advises Global 2000 companies on the future, business strategy, and disruptive technology adoption. Ray is a regular contributor to Harvard Business Review and well quoted in The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Bloomberg, CNBC TV, Reuters, IDG News Service, and other global media outlets. Wang has thrice won the prestigious Institute of Industry Analyst Relations (IIAR) Analyst of the Year Award and has repeatedly been in the #1 slot in the AR Power 100 list for over 7 years.

Join your peers from the AXUG community for this compelling keynote experience.