Microsoft Business Forward

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Microsoft Business Forward
November 1, 2017
Revel Motor Row
2400 S. Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60616

Take the next big step towards your next big idea at Microsoft Business Forward.

Experience a new way to think about data, artificial intelligence, and processes for your business in today’s digital landscape. Join Microsoft leaders including Microsoft Executive Vice President, Judson Althoff, Corporate Vice President, James Phillips, General Manager, Alysa Taylor, Forrester Vice President & Principal Analyst, Nigel Fenwick, and guest speaker, Emmy Award Winner, Dr. Oz. Several of our successful customers and industry luminaries join them to discuss how the latest advancements coming in Dynamics 365 applications, LinkedIn, Power BI, and the Microsoft Cloud will help you transform the way you do business today—so you’re ready for what’s next tomorrow.

You will get exclusive insights into our strategy and solutions as well as the opportunity to network with your peers and participate in executive briefings with senior Microsoft leaders at this historic landmark in Chicago.


Judson Althoff

Judson Althoff, Executive Vice President, Worldwide Commercial Business, Microsoft

James Phillips

James Phillips, Corporate Vice President, Business Applications Group, Microsoft

Dr. Oz

Dr. Oz, Doctor -Former Health Expert on "The Oprah Winfrey Show" -Host of "The Dr. Oz Show" -Author, "You: The Owner's Manual"

Alysa Taylor

Alysa Taylor, General Manager of Marketing for the Cloud & Enterprise Business Applications, Microsoft

Nigel Fenwick

Nigel Fenwick, Vice President & Principal Analyst, Forrester


Wednesday, November 1
  9:00am - 10:00am Registration, Breakfast and Networking
10:00am - 12:00pm Opening Keynotes with Microsoft EVP Judson Althoff and Microsoft CVP James Phillips
12:00pm - 1:00pm Networking Lunch
  1:15pm - 2:15pm Nigel Fenwick, Vice President & Principal Analyst, Forrester
  2:30pm - 3:30pm Industry Sessions
  3:45pm - 4:30pm Closing Keynote with Microsoft GM Alysa Taylor and Dr. Oz
  4:30pm - 6:00pm Networking Cocktail Reception

*Agenda subject to change.

Industry Sessions

Sales and service transformation in Manufacturing Product engineering and quality still matters! But for manufacturers the fourth industrial revolution is also presenting new opportunities to align their whole business to deliver new customer experiences and their customers business outcomes. Learn from manufacturers who are competing by transforming their sales, service and business models using Microsoft’s intelligent cloud.
Retail reimagined Retailers and Consumer Goods brands are embracing digital transformation as they seek to provide relevant experiences that drive loyalty, empower employees to deliver differentiated experiences and build agile, insight-driven organizations in an increasingly competitive environment. Join us in this session to hear from industry leaders who are transforming their businesses and reimagining the industry.
Reimagining the customer experience in financial services In this session leading financial institutions will share how they are reinventing themselves to meet customer, regulatory and shareholder mandates, and predict how the emerging digital transformation in banking will impact the ability of financial institutions to survive and thrive. We will explore how financial institutions can reimagine the client experience and deliver value through real-time insights and more relevant offers by engaging clients in natural, highly personal, and innovative ways helping to drive increased relevance, loyalty, and profitability.
Transforming healthcare to improve patient care and help save lives Health leaders are re-imagining what they can do in a mobile-first, cloud-first world. They are exploring new ways to empower care teams, improve patient health and satisfaction, and increase the overall health of their patient population. And they are doing it while controlling costs, increasing security and meeting compliance mandates. Join us in this session to hear from other health leaders who have helped transform their organizations to improve patient care and help save lives.