The International Association of Microsoft Channel Partners (IAMCP) descends upon Toronto!
Monday, July 11, 2016
Posted by: Ebbah Tokwe
The IAMCP kicked off the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference with a
Speakeasy to welcome Microsoft staffers, partners and IAMCP members.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 11, 2016 - Seattle, WA
The International Association of Microsoft Channel
Partners, the IAMCP, is announcing an update to the board with the installation
of a new president and vice president. As the organization continues to
transform to meet the needs of the members and to adapt to the Microsoft
Partner community two changes to the board are being implemented.
The duties and responsibilities for these
roles on the board will continue to serve Microsoft partners in the United
Congratulations to Randy Steinle and Ken Meyer. They have
been appointed to the roles of President and Vice-President, respectively.
Mr. Steinle is the Vice President at Onsupport Corporation,
a privately held technology consulting firm specializing in Virtual CIO
strategic consulting, hosted private cloud services, managed services, Security
Audits. Steinle has been a longtime supporter of the IAMCP and has served in
several roles on the board, including the immediate past secretary.
As part of his role, Mr. Steinle will be
leading the 40+ chapters across the United States to help insure Microsoft
partners get the information they need to connect, learn and grow their
“I am looking forward to continuing the great
momentum the board has begun. I am honored to take on this responsibility and I
look forward to meeting members this week at the WPC in Toronto.” said Steinle.
“I’m really looking forward to seeing how many Microsoft partners we can help
by educating them about the work the IAMCP is doing on their behalf. We’d like
to see quite a few Microsoft partners join us and become part of the global
Ken Meyer will be taking on the role of vice president. In
this role he will take on some of the duties and responsibilities of the
president during absences. He will also take on the responsibility of insuring
the rest of the board and the 40+ chapters have the support they need to
operate efficiently while serving the IAMCP members.
Mr. Meyer is the Director of Microsoft Cloud Services at T4
Technologies a privately held technology consulting firm specializing in Office
365, Azure IaaS, Skype for Business and SMB Business Consulting in the Greater
Minneapolis, MN area. Mr. Meyer has been a 10 year member and supporter of the
IAMCP having served in several roles on the International, United States and
Minneapolis/St. Paul chapter Board of Directors in several roles, including the
immediate past Treasurer.
is an honor to assist the IAMCP US in the associations' mission to provide
Partner to Partner business opportunities in the Microsoft ecosystem.” said
Meyer. “As Vice President I will try and bring as much assistance to the local
chapters as possible through our great team of regional leaders. Being a part
of the IAMCP for the past 10 years has helped me build business, learn how to
navigate Microsoft and expand my personal business skills. It is truly an honor
to serve with the rest of our 20 board members.”
In Addition to the new roles being announced
there is also a lot going on this week at the annual Microsoft Worldwide
Partner Conference, aka The WPC.
The IAMCP Leadership Team has worked hard to
coordinate a lot of activities at the WPC. Including the activities listed
below. There is a lot more going on besides these, but this is a snapshot of
some of the energy, momentum and enthusiasm the IAMCP works to bring to the
Microsoft Partner Community.
Executive events – There are a few
roundtable discussions with Microsoft and partner executives. One is with
Microsoft’s Brad Smith, President and Chief Legal Officer at Microsoft. Other
executive events involved partnering, community development and insuring
customer and partner data is secure.
Community Engagement – The IAMCP
leadership and members are very active in numerous community efforts during the
WPC and year round.
in Technology (WIT) – There is a sold-out luncheon being held during the WPC
with over 400 participants hearing about how to get more women involved in the
Time Attendees (FTA) – We have worked with Microsoft to create a mentorship
program for FTA’s and to support these efforts before, during and after the
WPC. If you see someone wearing a red lanyard they are an FTA. Say hello and
(P2P) – Microsoft continues to invest in the partner community and as part of
this effort a roadshow across the USA and Canada will culminate in at least 5
sessions at the WPC. Look for the PTP sessions.
for Innovation (VFI) – The IAMCP has worked very closely with the VFI team to
insure customers and partners are aware and able to take action upon
legislation that may impact their business and data sovereignty.
Booth 71 – Stop by the show
floor and meet with IAMCP members and leaders. Learn how you can Connect, Learn
and Grow your business.
Prometheus Awards – Every year the
IAMCP asks the members to identify their best representatives from the
Microsoft community. The Prometheus Awards recognize outstanding levels of
service to the Partner community.
Sessions – IAMCP members are
speaking at The WPC. Find them in the WPC Session Scheduler to add their
sessions to your calendar.
Shuey – COM21 – Working with Millennials in the Partner Community
McGrail and Diana Kreklow - PTP02 – Partner-to-Partner (P2P) Maturity Model
Overview. There are several PTP sessions. Search for “PTP”
Simpson - MKT01 - Creating stories that bring home the bacon
Rabinowitz - DM01 - Customer experience: The new competitive differentiator
Mercer-MacKay - MKT02w - Creating social buzz on a budget Session Video: Watch
If you think the IAMCP can help you grow your
business please stop by the booth, go to the sessions, meet with people in the
community and consider joining us. Details are below. We look forward to seeing
you at the WPC this week and in the future at a local IAMCP chapter meeting.
We look forward to seeing everyone at the
WPC17 in Washington, DC. From experience we know that a strong local IAMCP
chapter leads to a lot of partner and customer success. We look forward to
seeing a lot of Microsoft partners joining the IAMCP in the coming year and to
a strong WPC17 in DC.
The International Association of
Microsoft Channel Partners (IAMCP) represents Microsoft's best of breed
partners from around the globe. Our organization was formed in 1994 and
provides Microsoft Partners a voice into Microsoft programs, to the IT
community at large, as well as a vehicle to facilitate mutual growth and
business development among partners. The non-profit organization is operated by
an annually elected board of directors, and is funded through membership fees
and sponsor grants. For more details - http://iamcp.site-ym.com/?page=About
The IAMCP - United States has over 40 chapters throughout
the continental United States. Through membership meetings, social networking
events and local websites, IAMCP - United States chapters’ link members with
each other and with industry news from Microsoft. When you join an IAMCP - US chapter
you're on your way to accessing networking capabilities and skill sets normally
limited to only big name consultancies. For information about joining the IAMCP
see the Join Us page – https://iamcp.site-ym.com/general/register_member_type.asp?
Follow the IAMCP on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter:
Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/groups/iamcpus/
LinkedIn (members only) – https://www.linkedin.com/groups/3878190
Twitter - https://twitter.com/iamcpus
For questions contact the IAMCP Marketing Communications Team