Breaking Through Together
  • MPS 2013 is up close and personal - like never before. You don’t want to miss it!

  • Leadership Lounge - An opportunity for the partners to connect with Microsoft Leadership team.

  • MPS Connect - Partner to Partner is the way to go. Make business connections that matter. Network & explore opportunities with other top partner leadership.

  • With the fine balance between business and pleasure, MPS 2013 is packed with exciting and fun-filled sessions and activities.

     
  • We are really excited to invite you to Microsoft Partner Summit 2013 – Our single largest annual partner event! There’s no better time than now for all of us to come together, and co-create our vision for FY14. We are truly breaking through this year, as a devices and services company. Our opportunity is clear - and it has never been greater. Now it’s up to each of us to seize it.

    Going forward, our strategy will focus on creating a family of devices and services for individuals and businesses that empower people around the globe at home, at work and on the go, for the activities they value most. We at Microsoft are proud to work in an era that is landing the changes necessary to win in an ever changing world. Our ability to tell the left to right story of connected devices with integrated services for every person and every business is more important than ever. We have big challenges and even bigger opportunities ahead of us, and what better than MPS as a platform, to Come together, Strategize & Win out there!

    This year MPS 2013 is going up-close & personal. This year, we come closer to you , in a city near you ! MPS goes REGIONAL & BIG. Now, we celebrate , network & importantly, share a single powerful vision – OUR vision. We go different & relevant .. MPS like never before!

    You’ll hear much from us in the near future. For now, mark the dates:

      City:
    Dates:
    Venue:
    Bengaluru
    Thursday, October 3, 2013
    ITC, Gardenia
      City:
    Dates:
    Venue:
    Mumbai
    Tuesday, October 9, 2013
    Lalit, Mumbai
      City:
    Dates:
    Venue:

    Gurgaon
    Monday, October 21, 2013
    Kingdom Of Dreams, Gurgaon

    The potential we can create is huge, and it’s only by all of us coming together, that we can maximize the impact. I call upon each one of you to partner with us as we together make a giant leap. Because, there is success for each of us and all together at the end of it!

    Dream it, Believe it, Achieve it. Together, we will be Breaking Through in FY14 and beyond.

  • With the fine balance between business and pleasure, MPS 2013 is packed with exciting and fun-filled sessions and activities

     
    Time: 08:00 AM onwards
    Topic: Registration
    Location: Lalit Plaza
    Time: 09:30 AM to 10:15 AM
    Topic: Vision Keynote
    Speaker Name: Karan Bajwa, Managing Director - SMSG Microsoft India
    Location: Majestic Ballroom
    Time: 10:15 AM to 11:15 AM
    Topic: Springboard to Success
    Speaker Name: Chakrapani Gollapalli, General Manager - CCG
    Location: Majestic Ballroom
    Time: 11:15 AM to 11:45 AM
    Topic: Coffee with Opportunity
    Location: Pre-function Area
    Time: 11:45 AM to 13:30 PM
    Topic: Surging Ahead with Services
    Speaker Name: Tyler Bryson, General Manager - M&O
    Location: Majestic Ballroom
    Time: 13:30 PM to 14:25 PM
    Topic: Food for Thought - Lunch break
    Location: Pre-function Area
    Time: 14:25 PM to 16:15 PM
    Topic: Breaking Through Sessions (Partner Type)
    Topic: Breakout 1 - Passion (Alliance / LAR / Industry Partners)
    Speaker Name: Sudhir Nayar, Director, Partner Sales
    Location: Majestic Ballroom
    Topic: Breakout 2 - Commitment (VARs / Cloud / Distribution)
    Speaker Name: Manisha Sood, Director - SMB
    Location: Trendz
    Topic: Breakout 3 - Ambition (ISVs / Azure / Solution Partners)
    Speaker Name: Galahad Franklin, Partners Sales Lead
    Location: Quorum-4
    Topic: Breakout 4 - Persistence (OEM / CCG / Retail Partners)
    Speaker Name: Deepanshu Sharma, Director – Partner/ Channel Marketing
    Location: Regal Ballroom
    Topic: Breakout 5 - Excellence (MBS)
    Speaker Name: Samik Roy, Lead - Dynamics
    Location: Regal Ballroom
    Topic: Breakout 6 - Pride (Public Sector (EPG PS + VAR PS)
    Speaker Name: Vikas Aggarwal, Industry Lead - PS
    Location: Forum 1
    Time: 16:15 PM to 16:40 PM
    Topic: Coffee with Opportunity
    Location: Pre-function Area
    Time: 16:40 PM to 17:10 PM
    Topic: Keynote
    Speaker Name: Bhaskar Pramanik, Chairman, Microsoft India
    Location: Majestic Ballroom
    Time: 17:10 PM to 18:30 PM
    Topic: Truly "Breaking Through. Together."
    Speaker Name: Meetul Patel, General Manager -SMS&P India
    Location: Majestic Ballroom
    Time: 18:30 PM to 19:30 PM
    Topic: Solution Showcase
    Location: Lalit Plaza
    Time: 19:30 PM Onwards
    Topic: Awards & Entertainment
    Location: Majestic Ballroom
  • Bhaskar Pramanik

    Chairman
    Microsoft Corporation India Pvt. Ltd.


    Bhaskar Pramanik is responsible for overseeing Microsoft’s sales, marketing and services subsidiary, provide overall leadership on all Microsoft assets in India and lead the company’s citizenship agenda in close alignment with India’s national priorities.

    Bhaskar has more than 35 years of experience in the Indian IT industry. Prior to joining Microsoft, Pramanik was Managing Director at Oracle India.

    Prior to that, he worked for Sun Microsystems for 13 years as the Managing Director in India and his last assignment was as Global Vice President, Commercial Systems at the U.S. HQ. At Sun Microsystems, Pramanik was instrumental in building the company’s presence in India and growing the company at a pace faster than the industry average. Bhaskar has held several senior management positions in companies like Digital Equipment India Ltd., Blue Star Ltd., and NELCO.




    Karan Bajwa

    Managing Director
    Microsoft Corporation India Pvt. Ltd.


    Karan Bajwa joined Microsoft India in November 2007 after serving in senior leadership roles. He has been appointed as Managing Director of the sales and marketing operations of the subsidiary in 2013. In this capacity, his responsibilities include growing the sales and marketing operations, driving strategic partnerships and alliances with global platform partners, channel partners, international and local OEMs services, telecommunications industries and the system builder community.

    Karan has spent almost 25 years in the IT and telecom industry, working for organizations like Microsoft, Cisco and IBM. At Cisco, he handled various roles spanning the organization including Services, Business Development in the APAC region; and also had a successful stint as the head of the Public Sector Business for Cisco India. At IBM Singapore, as the head for the Networking Business for ASEAN region, he was responsible for transforming the Networking Business across the seven countries in the region.




    Chakrapani GK

    General Manager - Consumer Channels Group
    Microsoft Corporation India Pvt. Ltd.


    Chakrapani has the overall responsibility for the Consumer Channels Group (CCG) at Microsoft India, having been appointed in this role in October 2011. CCG consolidates all of Microsoft’s consumer products and channels across the Retail, OEMs and Operator Channels. This group has single point of accountability for all of the India subsidiary’s consumer channel and product partner activities across all device platforms; Windows PCs, Windows Phones and Xbox 360.

    With over 19 years of experience, Chakrapani brings expertize in the IT industry and deep understanding of how to create scale in an emerging market. Prior to joining Microsoft, he spent 6 years at Nokia where in his last role, he was Director, Mobile Financial Services business. In his earlier role with Nokia, he served as Country General Manager for the Enterprise Solutions Business Group where he led the team to establish and scale the smartphone and Eseries business for Nokia in India.




    Meetul Patel

    General Manager, Small and Midmarket Solutions & Partners, India
    Microsoft Corporation India Pvt. Ltd.


    Meetul Patel is the General Manager for SMS&P India. He is responsible for establishing and executing Microsoft’s strategy in this fast-growing segment of over 1 million small and medium businesses. He is focused on building and working with a broad partner ecosystem to raise awareness of Microsoft’s solutions in this segment and on increasing the adoption of emerging technologies by Indian businesses to improve their productivity, competitiveness, and profits.

    Prior to this role, Meetul was the General Manager of Microsoft’s Services business in India. In this position, he was responsible for bringing together IT Strategy, Solutions Implementation, and Critical Support services to help clients across industries effectively leverage technology to address their business challenges. Before joining Microsoft, Meetul spent over fifteen years in management consulting at Capgemini, Mercer Oliver Wyman, and Accenture.




    Tyler Bryson

    General Manager Marketing & Operations
    Microsoft Corp. (India) Pvt. Ltd


    Tyler Bryson oversees marketing and operations for Microsoft’s India subsidiary. Tyler functions as Microsoft’s Chief Marketing Officer for India and has broad responsibility for all sales, marketing and services operations. His responsibilities span both consumer and commercial customers as well as the Microsoft partners that serve these customers.

    Tyler has over 20 years of experience in the software industry in a variety of executive sales and marketing positions. Prior to his current role, he worked as Microsoft’s General Manager for the Enterprise and Partners Group in the Southwest United States. He also worked as the General Manager for Marketing and Sales for United States Manufacturing and Resources Sector. Before joining Microsoft, Tyler was the Vice President of Sales and Marketing for QuickStart Technologies, an IT services firm that focused on helping organizations understand and apply Microsoft technology.

We are really excited to invite you to Microsoft Partner Summit 2013 – Our single largest annual partner event! There’s no better time than now for all of us to come together, and co-create our vision for FY14. We are truly breaking through this year, as a devices and services company. Our opportunity is clear - and it has never been greater. Now it’s up to each of us to seize it.

Going forward, our strategy will focus on creating a family of devices and services for individuals and businesses that empower people around the globe at home, at work and on the go, for the activities they value most. We at Microsoft are proud to work in an era that is landing the changes necessary to win in an ever changing world. Our ability to tell the left to right story of connected devices with integrated services for every person and every business is more important than ever. We have big challenges and even bigger opportunities ahead of us, and what better than MPS as a platform, to Come together, Strategize & Win out there!

This year MPS 2013 is going up-close & personal. This year, we come closer to you , in a city near you ! MPS goes REGIONAL & BIG. Now, we celebrate , network & importantly, share a single powerful vision – OUR vision. We go different & relevant .. MPS like never before!

You’ll hear much from us in the near future. For now, mark the dates:

  City Dates Venue
  Bengaluru Thursday, October 3, 2013 ITC, Gardenia
  Mumbai Tuesday, October 9, 2013 Lalit, Mumbai
  Gurgaon Monday, October 21, 2013 Kingdom Of Dreams, Gurgaon

The potential we can create is huge, and it’s only by all of us coming together, that we can maximize the impact. I call upon each one of you to partner with us as we together make a giant leap. Because, there is success for each of us and all together at the end of it!

Dream it, Believe it, Achieve it. Together, we will be Breaking Through in FY14 and beyond.

With the fine balance between business and pleasure, MPS 2013 is packed with exciting and fun-filled sessions and activities

  Time   Topic   Speaker Name   Location
  08:00 AM onwards   Registration       Lalit Plaza
  09:30 AM to 10:15 AM   Vision Keynote   Karan Bajwa, Managing Director - SMSG Microsoft India   Majestic Ballroom
  10:15 AM to 11:15 AM   Springboard to Success   Chakrapani Gollapalli, General Manager - CCG   Majestic Ballroom
  11:15 AM to 11:45 AM   Coffee with Opportunity       Pre-function Area
  11:45 AM to 13:30 PM   Surging Ahead with Services   Tyler Bryson, General Manager - M&O   Majestic Ballroom
  13:30 PM to 14:25 PM   Food for Thought - Lunch break       Pre-function Area
  14:25 PM to 16:15 PM   Breaking Through Sessions (Partner Type)        
      Breakout 1 - Passion
(Alliance / LAR / Industry Partners)
  Sudhir Nayar, Director - Partner Sales   Majestic Ballroom
      Breakout 2 - Commitment
(VARs / Cloud / Distribution)
  Manisha Sood, Director - SMB   Trendz
      Breakout 3 - Ambition
(ISVs / Azure / Solution Partners)
  Galahad Franklin, Partners Sales Lead   Quorum-4
      Breakout 4 - Persistence
(OEM / CCG / Retail Partners)
  Deepanshu Sharma, Director – Partner   Regal Ballroom
      Breakout 5 - Excellence (MBS)   Samik Roy, Lead - Dynamics   Royal Ballroom
      Breakout 6 - Pride
(Public Sector (EPG PS + VAR PS)
  Vikas Aggarwal, Industry Lead - PS   Forum 1
  16:15 PM to 16:40 PM   Coffee with Opportunity       Pre-function Area
  16:40 PM to 17:10 PM   Keynote   Bhaskar Pramanik
Chairman, Microsoft India
  Majestic Ballroom
  17:10 PM to 18:30 PM   Truly "Breaking Through. Together."   Meetul Patel, General Manager -
SMS&P India
  Majestic Ballroom
  18:30 PM to 19:30 PM   Solution Showcase       Lalit Plaza
  19:30 PM Onwards   Awards & Entertainment       Majestic Ballroom

Bhaskar Pramanik

Chairman
Microsoft Corporation India Pvt. Ltd.


Bhaskar Pramanik is responsible for overseeing Microsoft’s sales, marketing and services subsidiary, provide overall leadership on all Microsoft assets in India and lead the company’s citizenship agenda in close alignment with India’s national priorities.

Bhaskar has more than 35 years of experience in the Indian IT industry. Prior to joining Microsoft, Pramanik was Managing Director at Oracle India.

Prior to that, he worked for Sun Microsystems for 13 years as the Managing Director in India and his last assignment was as Global Vice President, Commercial Systems at the U.S. HQ. At Sun Microsystems, Pramanik was instrumental in building the company’s presence in India and growing the company at a pace faster than the industry average. Bhaskar has held several senior management positions in companies like Digital Equipment India Ltd., Blue Star Ltd., and NELCO.

Karan Bajwa

Managing Director
Microsoft Corporation India Pvt. Ltd.


Karan Bajwa joined Microsoft India in November 2007 after serving in senior leadership roles. He has been appointed as Managing Director of the sales and marketing operations of the subsidiary in 2013. In this capacity, his responsibilities include growing the sales and marketing operations, driving strategic partnerships and alliances with global platform partners, channel partners, international and local OEMs services, telecommunications industries and the system builder community.

Karan has spent almost 25 years in the IT and telecom industry, working for organizations like Microsoft, Cisco and IBM. At Cisco, he handled various roles spanning the organization including Services, Business Development in the APAC region; and also had a successful stint as the head of the Public Sector Business for Cisco India. At IBM Singapore, as the head for the Networking Business for ASEAN region, he was responsible for transforming the Networking Business across the seven countries in the region.

Chakrapani GK

General Manager - Consumer Channels Group
Microsoft Corporation India Pvt. Ltd.


Chakrapani has the overall responsibility for the Consumer Channels Group (CCG) at Microsoft India, having been appointed in this role in October 2011. CCG consolidates all of Microsoft’s consumer products and channels across the Retail, OEMs and Operator Channels. This group has single point of accountability for all of the India subsidiary’s consumer channel and product partner activities across all device platforms; Windows PCs, Windows Phones and Xbox 360.

With over 19 years of experience, Chakrapani brings expertize in the IT industry and deep understanding of how to create scale in an emerging market. Prior to joining Microsoft, he spent 6 years at Nokia where in his last role, he was Director, Mobile Financial Services business. In his earlier role with Nokia, he served as Country General Manager for the Enterprise Solutions Business Group where he led the team to establish and scale the smartphone and Eseries business for Nokia in India.

Meetul Patel

General Manager, Small and Midmarket Solutions & Partners, India
Microsoft Corporation India Pvt. Ltd.


Meetul Patel is the General Manager for SMS&P India. He is responsible for establishing and executing Microsoft’s strategy in this fast-growing segment of over 1 million small and medium businesses. He is focused on building and working with a broad partner ecosystem to raise awareness of Microsoft’s solutions in this segment and on increasing the adoption of emerging technologies by Indian businesses to improve their productivity, competitiveness, and profits.

Prior to this role, Meetul was the General Manager of Microsoft’s Services business in India. In this position, he was responsible for bringing together IT Strategy, Solutions Implementation, and Critical Support services to help clients across industries effectively leverage technology to address their business challenges. Before joining Microsoft, Meetul spent over fifteen years in management consulting at Capgemini, Mercer Oliver Wyman, and Accenture.

Tyler Bryson

General Manager Marketing & Operations
Microsoft Corp. (India) Pvt. Ltd


Tyler Bryson oversees marketing and operations for Microsoft’s India subsidiary. Tyler functions as Microsoft’s Chief Marketing Officer for India and has broad responsibility for all sales, marketing and services operations. His responsibilities span both consumer and commercial customers as well as the Microsoft partners that serve these customers.

Tyler has over 20 years of experience in the software industry in a variety of executive sales and marketing positions. Prior to his current role, he worked as Microsoft’s General Manager for the Enterprise and Partners Group in the Southwest United States. He also worked as the General Manager for Marketing and Sales for United States Manufacturing and Resources Sector. Before joining Microsoft, Tyler was the Vice President of Sales and Marketing for QuickStart Technologies, an IT services firm that focused on helping organizations understand and apply Microsoft technology.