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GPUG Amplify

GPUG Amplify Opening Session

Monday, March 20
4:30 PM - 5:45 PM
Room: Platinum 5

Format: General Sessions

CPE: N/A

Welcome to Anaheim - if you were here last year, welcome back! Bob McAdam & Pam Misialek officially welcome attendees to the 2nd annual GPUG Amplify event.

The Microsoft Dynamics GP team will talk about what's currently shipping, Dynamics GP 2016 R2, as well as what is coming up in the future with GP Next. Join to us get up to speed on what’s going on with Dynamics GP as well as other technologies you should be thinking about for the future.

Bob McAdam

GPUG General Manager
Dynamic Communities

Bob is GPUG's General Manager within Dynamic Communities, a fast-growing business management organization that develops and supports Microsoft Dynamics user groups like GPUG. Previously, he spent several years in the Dynamics GP partner channel where he sold, designed, and deployed Dynamics GP solutions in a variety of industries. In addition to GPUG programming, Bob fulfills regular training opportunities in both live & virtual classroom settings for the GPUG Academy and is a member of the Dynamics GP Credentialling Committee at DynamicsPro.org. Bob is also a regular contributor to the GPUG Summit Planning Committee, a Microsoft Certified Trainer, a periodic blogger on GPUG Collaborate, and co-host of Enterprise Software Podcast. He serves on the Board of the IAMCP Tampa Chapter as well.

Bob began his Dynamics GP career in 1998. Born and raised in western New York, Bob earned his undergraduate degree from St. Bonaventure University in 1987 and his MBA from Clarkson University in 1992, but permanently relocated to the Tampa Bay area with his family shortly thereafter, where he has been ever since.

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Pam Misialek

Microsoft

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Chad Sogge

GPM
Microsoft

Chad Sogge is a GPM on the Dynamics SMB team. With over 16 years of software and services experience, Chad leads a team of program managers focussed on the Microsoft Dynamics SMB solutions. These include GP, NAV, SL and Dynamics 365 solutions. Some of the recent work that his team has been part of includes the newly created Dynamics 365 for Financials, GP 2016 and NAV 2017. Chad joined Microsoft in 2001 with the acquisition of Great Plains Software. He's held positions in sales, marketing, product management and R&D over the course of his career. Chad lives in Barnesville MN with his wife and four children.

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Errol Schoenfish

Director
Microsoft

A native of North Dakota, Errol’s 29-year career has been exclusively involved in the ERP/CRM software industry. As the Director of Product Marketing, Errol has led the product direction of Microsoft Dynamics GP working closely with the development organization on strategy and cross-Microsoft product collaboration. Errol previously led Partner and Field evangelism for Microsoft Dynamics CRM in the early years of that products lifecycle. Errol gained international experience as the Director of Sales and Marketing for Microsoft Business Solutions Australia, leading the MBS sales and marketing strategies from 2001 to 2003. Before relocating to Sydney, Errol was based in Fargo where he was the Director of National and Global Accounts for Great Plains Software from 1999 to 2001. An accomplished presenter, Errol has delivered keynotes at hundreds of Microsoft and partner led customer events.

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Theresa Nistler

Senior Program Manager
Microsoft

Theresa Nistler is a Senior Program Manager for the Microsoft Dynamics SBM development team. Theresa has been with Microsoft and Great Plains since 1986 and has held a variety of positions within Technical Support and Product Development. She is currently focused on shaping the next release of Microsoft Dynamics in the Financials and Payroll series.

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Jodi Christiansen

Senior Program Manager
Microsoft

Jodi Christiansen is a Program Manager on the Microsoft Dynamics SMB team and has been working in software product development and support for the past 17 plus years. As a Program Manager in development she conducts research with customers to better understand their needs as she designs new software features. She is focused on the Distribution series, Workflow, Document Attachment as well as the Office 365 and Power BI integration with Microsoft Dynamics GP. She has presented at many technical conferences and evangelizes products by interacting with customers whenever possible. Jodi focuses on the customer requests while maintaining quality in software being developed.

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