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Directions EMEA 2021

How to Get Your Customer Cloud-Ready - a Partner Discussion

Date: Wednesday, October 27, 2021 | From: 16:00:00 to 16:45:00 | Room: AMBER5+6 | Session Owner:

Do your customers have misconceptions about security, payback period, technical limitations, or any other fears about the transition to the cloud? Frankly, more often than not, they have good reasons for these aprehensions, but that doesn't mean we can‘t overcome them and get them ready for all the benefits of the cloud. In this panel discussion, industry experts and fellow Microsoft Dynamics Partners will share their experiences preparing different sized clients - and themselves - for the transition to the cloud.

Speakers:

Rimvydas Saulis

Rimvydas Saulis

Cloud Business Line Manager - 1ClickFactory

Bio: Rimvydas Saulis joined 1ClickFactory in 2020, bringing nearly 20 years of experience in international business development, partner channel management, and product management to the 1ClickFactory team. Over the past ten years, Rimvydas has led Microsoft partner sales, marketing, and business development teams in the Baltics, Central Asia, and South East Asia, while expanding the Cloud business footprint and achieving high partner channel satisfaction. In his previous role as Product Manager, Rimvydas was at the roots of the extensive business expansion of Navision and Microsoft Dynamics. He was also one of the first Microsoft executives to focus on Cloud business development in the Baltics.

Tobias Fenster

Tobias Fenster

CTO - Cosmo Consult

Bio: Tobias Fenster started as a developer in the 1990s. Holding different positions including Head of Technical Consulting and Head of Development before becoming CTO for a Dynamics 365 BC ISV, Tobias is now the CTO for the COSMO CONSULT group. He is a Microsoft Regional Director and holds dual Microsoft MVP awards for Business Applications and Azure. He is blogging on tobiasfenster.io, where he writes about Business Applications, Docker and Windows Containers, but also tooling like Azure DevOps, Visual Studio Code and infrastructure automation. His other focus is Azure, mainly around container environments and SQL.

Tomas Stankevičius

Tomas Stankevičius

R&D Lead at 1ClickFactory - 1ClickFactory

Bio: Tomas Stankevicius is a devoted ERP expert with an outstanding record of developing and implementing Dynamics solutions. He worked for the leading Dynamics partners in Lithuania for more than twenty years, managing high-volume development and implementation projects. Tomas led 1ClickFactory's NAV Team and NAV Upgrade Business until 2014, when he began managing the Cloud Business Line. In this role, he launched self-provisioning for NAV/Business Central on Azure, was awarded numerous awards by Microsoft, including 'Cloud Ambassador of the Year', and made 1ClickFactory the leading NAV/Dynamics 365 Business Central hosting on Azure provider worldwide. In 2020, Tomas took on a new challenge as the leader of 1ClickFactory's R&D initiative.

Ugnė Kontarė

Ugnė Kontarė

- Soft4

Bio: Ugne is representing one of the most successful Cloud-ready companies in the CEE region, Softera Baltic. Having developed three ready-for-the-AppSource solutions under the SOFT4 brand for property management, leasing/asset financing businesses, and lease accounting under the IFRS16/ASC842/AASB16 standard, and having experienced all sides of the Cloud journey, Ugne and her team are often invited to various Microsoft partner conferences and events to share their Cloud story as well as lessons learnt along the way. The strategic cooperation with 1ClickFactory, already in place for more than a decade, covers areas such as business consulting, technical training, customer deployments on Azure, and preparing the solutions for certification.