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Ask Me Anything: Referrals & Co-Sell (Live Event: Wednesday, Nov 13, 10:30am PT)

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Title/TopicCreate valuable customer connections through the Microsoft referral engine


Description: Tap into the Microsoft referral engine with how-to guidance to maximize your access to Microsoft customers and sellers. Learn how your business profile and solutions help generate demand for your company, what go-to-market benefits best suit your needs, and how to become Co-sell ready.


Speaker Bio:

Kate Gibbons is the One Commercial Partner Worldwide referral lead, focusing on delivKate.jpgering high quality customer leads and opportunities to Microsoft’s partner ecosystem. Prior to joining One Commercial Partner, Kate spent three years in a customer and partner experience team within Azure engineering. Kate brings a diverse industry background to Microsoft, having once been a legislative aide to a U.S. Congressman, a fashion executive and a newspaper reporter. Kate has a master’s degree in journalism and mass communication from the University of Colorado—Boulder.


Maria.jpg small.jpgAs a professional dancer and teacher with more than 20 years’ experience within the performing arts industry, Maria Thomson utilized her passion for theatre and visual communication to move into an event management company for 4 years managing clients such as Nokia and AVI. Having developed a reputation for client management, experiential execution and attention to detail, Maria was offered a role within Microsoft (Nokia Mobile Devices) to build and communicate the online app store look and feel.  As part of this role, Maria managed a multi-regional environment across East, West and Southern Africa, as well as regional and Global relationships to drive optimal app downloads and ecosystem development. Thereafter Maria moved into the role of Independent Software Vendor Go to Market lead for South Africa and in 2018 Partner Marketing Advisor, where she developed, supported and executed go to market plans driving success for both partners and Microsoft. As a result of Maria’s success in driving the Co-Sell relationship with partners in South Africa in 2018 she was offered the role of Co-Sell Evangelism and Success Lead on the Microsoft Corp Co-Sell programs team. In this role Maria is responsible for driving awareness of the Co-Sell program and the successes generated.


Details to Participate: To participate in this AMA, start asking questions on this thread and tune in for the AMA event on Wednesday, November 13, 10:30-11:00am PSTThe top kudoed questions will be answered first.  Also, be ready to ask questions during the event after the presentation.


'See' you there!

-MPC Team


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