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The International Association of Microsoft Channel Partners (IAMCP) descends upon Toronto!

Monday, July 11, 2016   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Ebbah Tokwe
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The IAMCP kicked off the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference with a Speakeasy to welcome Microsoft staffers, partners and IAMCP members. 


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 States. 


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 businesses.


“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 IAMCP community.”


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.

“It 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.”


This is WPC Week


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.

o   Women 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 technology community.

o   First 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 welcome them.

o   Partner-to-Partner (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.

o   Voices 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.


o   Jeff Shuey – COM21 – Working with Millennials in the Partner Community

o   Shann McGrail and Diana Kreklow - PTP02 – Partner-to-Partner (P2P) Maturity Model Overview. There are several PTP sessions. Search for “PTP”

o   Julie Simpson - MKT01 - Creating stories that bring home the bacon

o   Eric Rabinowitz - DM01 - Customer experience: The new competitive differentiator

o   Gail Mercer-MacKay - MKT02w - Creating social buzz on a budget Session Video: Watch Video



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.


About the IAMCP -

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 -


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 –


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