Keynotes – Europe2019-02-01T16:00:41+00:00

Cecilia Flombaum |Microsoft Worldwide Business Applications Partner Lead

Cecilia has led the Business Application Strategy team for One Commercial Partner (Microsoft) with worldwide responsibility since August 2017.

Her responsibilities include capacity planning, capability, growth strategies, and worldwide field execution. She has been instrumental in helping to develop and energize the Business Applications ecosystem, co-selling success, and in helping to develop the capabilities of field leadership to better capture the opportunities in the transition to a world of cloud-first and mobile-first world.

“Partners are finding it difficult to keep a constant focus on staying current. We innovate at a faster pace now than ever before. It involves building the right skills.  Along with our SIs and ISV partners we have a significant opportunity to grow our business fast.”

Cecilia Flombaum speaks 14:30-15:30 25 March.

Mo Osbourne | Corporate Vice President & Chief Operations Officer, Microsoft Business Applications Group, Microsoft

Expertise: overall commercial business and technology strategy and operational excellence
In her role as COO of the Business Applications Group (BAG), Mo works closely with the BAG leadership team to manage spend, assess areas to improve gross margin, and identify opportunities for investment that are critical to growing the business. She is also responsible for Microsoft Customers and Partners’ success, partnering with the Marketing, Field, and Support groups.

Mo has had an impressive career and brings over 25 years of experience in IT, operations, strategy and procurement including insourcing, outsourcing and integration. Most recently she served as Global Chief Information Officer for Ernst & Young, a role she performed for 6 years and in which she was responsible for the firm-wide technology strategy and execution in over 155 countries.

She led a team of 8,000 technologists and managed $1.6B in annual spend, driving E&Y’s strategic objectives of market and service growth, globalization, human capital investment, and IT services with direct responsibility for resources, assets and all IT activities within E&Y’s global network of firms.

Mo Osbourne speaks 9:00 – 10:30, 27 March.

Kees Hertogh | Senior Director, Product Marketing, Microsoft

Kees Hertogh is a Senior Director – for the Microsoft Cloud and Enterprise group in Microsoft Corporation. He has full filled multiple Product Marketing roles within Microsoft. In his current role, Hertogh is leading Experience Product Marketing team for business applications. This discipline includes product evangelism, product roadmap & business models, as well as a focus improving the end-to-end customer experience. The business applications portfolio consists off the Dynamics 365 enterprise cloud offerings, which includes the AI and Mix Reality business applications as well as the Power platform product family (PowerApps, Power BI, Microsoft Flow and the Common Data Service.

In 1999, Hertogh joined Navision a/s, which was later acquired by Microsoft Corp. Preceding his current role, he held various product management and product marketing roles across Microsoft’s business applications portfolio and Azure. Before joining Microsoft Corp, he held the position of product director on the MBS management team at Microsoft Netherlands, responsible for local product strategy and the local product management & development teams.

Hertogh has a bachelor’s degree in management accounting from the InHolland University of Applied Science in Netherlands. He also achieved Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM) status from the Association for Operations Management (APICS) and holds an advanced Marketing degree from the Dutch Institute for Marketing (NIMA).

Kees Hertogh speaks 9:00 – 10:30, 27 March.

Microsoft Dynamics 365 partners have more opportunities than ever to succeed and grow by building and delivering solutions that help customers. At eXtreme365, partners can learn about those opportunities and give feedback about working with Microsoft. If participating in high-quality leadership and learning sessions, and networking with peers and Microsoft is important, I encourage you to attend eXtreme365.”
– Cecilia Flombaum, Lead, One Commercial Partner strategy and implementation
As a partner who has attended eXtreme conferences since 2012, I have always received great value from joining the conference. The eXtreme experience is unique, as it is 100% dedicated to Microsoft Dynamics and the Intelligent Business Cloud and delivers content that adds value in the real world. This real life perspective equips me to be more successful in helping my customers and growing my business. I also find it’s a fantastic place to connect with ISVs”
– Felix Robitaille, XRM Vision
eXtreme365 offers tremendous opportunity for learning through in-depth sessions on Dynamics 365 and the Intelligent Business Cloud platform. With new ISV solutions and expanding platform capabilities it’s critical for the technical community and business leadership to keep informed. The expert instruction at eXtreme365 and ability for one-on-one dialogue with Microsoft and other experts in the ecosystem is invaluable.
– Gert Vonck, Chief Dreamer, Appfie

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