As the Tech Summits event series near the end of their tour, the Tech Community team traveled to connect with attendees in beautiful Stockholm. Just under 1,500 attendees gathered to get the latest updates on Azure and Microsoft 365 at the Stockholm Waterfront Congress Center.
We had two keynotes, the first delivered by @Catherine Boeger (KURSCH) Microsoft General Manager of Office Marketing featuring customer Region Jämtland Härjedalen, and the second delivered by @Nicole Herskowitz, Microsoft General Manager for Azure.
With just under 60 breakouts delivered in Stockholm in total, attendees were spoilt for choice with sessions. If attendees had challenges choosing which sessions to go to, they could rest assured they could view the slides and recordings from sessions they missed in the Tech Community.
Continuing our commitment to Diversity and Inclusion, the Microsoft Sweden subsidiary hosted a panel discussion about ‘How to Make IT Equal’ and an inclusive environment as a sector. While the focus was mainly on gender diversity, the panelists recognized the topic was much broader in scope.
Most of the buzz at the event was happening at the Hub. With the beautiful Stockholm City Hall in the background, we were lucky to have great discussions with attendees at Community Central and in the Expert Center.
Our ever-popular theater sessions were a hit, with many local MVPs delivering short talks providing guidance on everything from Azure Information Protection, AI in Office 365 and Azure, and PowerBI.
Extremely grateful to not only have local MVPs at the event, but also MVPs traveling from countries within the Western Europe region eager to connect with attendees and generally be helpful with any questions about Microsoft products and the cloud in general.
If attendees had any questions about what they had heard at the event, our speakers and MVPs were on hand to provide insights. Some of our experts offered free technical consulting on site! It’s connections like these that make the Tech Summits awesome events.
If attendees wanted to have a deeper technical learning experience, we hosted workshops on topics ranging from Web Apps to PowerApps; Teamwork to Microsoft 365 Deployment. These 3.5h workshops were led by Microsoft experts as well as members of the MVP community.
We finished off the first day with two panels, hosted by MVPs and Microsoft Ignite 2017 Community Reporters @Magnus Mårtensson and @Dux Raymond Sy. They brought their energy and candor to great discussions about Azure and Microsoft 365 respectively.
It was a fantastic event, and I am excited to reconnect with many of the community at Microsoft Ignite in 2018.
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