Disclaimer: the following blog post was originally published at the European SharePoint, Office 365 & Azure Conference blog.
For the third year in a row, DevScope will sponsor the European SharePoint, Office 365 & Azure Conference, this time in the beautiful city of Prague. Because you don’t sponsor an event for 3 consecutive years unless you really enjoy it and get something out of it, the ESPC organization asked us to share our perspective with everyone.
Here are the top 5 reasons we feel your company should attend the European SharePoint, Office 365 & Azure Conference 2019 based on our team’s experience.
We will have top speakers from all areas of the office 365 ecosystem
ESPC’s set of speakers is a mix of quality and diversity and features some of the most influential experts on SharePoint, Office 365 and Azure from around the world. Microsoft is obviously always well represented, from executives to MVPs and Regional Directors, but you’ll also have a chance to listen and see what partners from all over the globe have been cooking with SharePoint, Office 365 and Azure. Throughout the event’s four days, you’ll have the chance to attend over 100 sessions and interact with some of the best professionals in a plethora of areas that will surely cover your company’s specialties. The challenge here is picking which to attend.
You’ll have access to a diversified partner network
Being the largest SharePoint, Office 365 and Azure event in Europe, partners not only from the whole continent but from all over the world flock to the ESPC. Some will lecture technical sessions, others will demo their products and services at booths, but the vast majority is attending the ESPC to learn more and take the opportunity to have an “offline” opportunity with potential business partners. Interdependence is vital in IT, and a good partnership can help all involved companies pull what they’d never be able to accomplish alone. During last year’s edition, we had the chance to partner with Nestlé, Bosch, and Draeger, three companies doing amazing work in the digital transformation of their more “traditional” industries. If you’re attending, be sure to drop by our booth and share with us some of your challenges too.
International recognition of company brand and solutions
DevScope is a Microsoft Gold partner almost since its inception, and a well-known IT company in Portugal when it comes to SharePoint, Azure solutions and Power BI, but by international standards, we’re a small company, probably best known for our suite of products for Power BI and some healthcare industry awards. However, we never felt like a small company at the ESPC and were able to showcase our solutions to an audience just as large as larger companies next to our booth.
If Azure is one of your priorities, you’ll want to be at ESPC 2019
Azure’s growth has been astounding on all levels, so it’s not exactly surprising to see it reflected at the ESPC. Up until 2017, it wasn’t even a part of the ESPC, but last year, cloud-based applications and SaaS powered by Azure were probably the most popular partner offerings at the event’s booth section. DevScope was no exception to this, with our SmartDocumentor Expenses solution being our booth’s focus, with SharePoint-based intranet portals taking the second stage. We predict most of our intranet’s extensions and apps will run on top of Azure workloads and microservices.
Top-notch organization for both sponsors and attendees
From the registration to the booth set up and the event itself, the ESPC organization has worked flawlessly for us. When setting up our booth, we noticed we forgot to book a tv screen in advance and immediately panicked at the possibility of being unable to find one in such short notice. Thankfully, the organization was fully prepared for sloppy participants like us and handled the situation quickly. Finally, we need to mention the quality of the catering service. If you’ve had your fair share of technology events, you most likely noticed a trend when it comes to food quality. Fortunately, the ESPC is an exception and the food is just fantastic, as our Catarina Ricca, Product Owner, couldn’t help but notice in last year’s event highlights video.