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Convergence 2014 – Highlights for HP Enterprise Services


Conver.pngAs in past years, HP had a fantastic experience at Microsoft’s Convergence 2014 in Atlanta, GA.  This event is an enormous gathering of Dynamics clients, prospects, thought leaders, and experts.  It provides an awesome opportunity for networking and information gathering/sharing. As a Premier Sponsor, HP had an ideal position at the entrance of the exhibit hall, enabling us to have many insightful conversations with attendees.  So, what did we hear?


What’s hot?  Here’s what we heard

- “It’s People to People!

-“Non-Stop Customer Experience

-“Customer experience Management

-“Competitive Intelligence

-“Microsoft announcement of Leo Unified Desktop. Customer Services get their wish granted!

-“Democratized role of the Marketer"

- “Context Sensitive Digital Disruption” 


Conver.pngGeneral Arena:  Microsoft invited customers to share their stories. We learned that global studies indicate that customers are 80% more likely to respond when businesses leverage existing relationships intelligently and respond contextually to social feeds. The most interesting stories shared were from New Belgium Brewing: Rangers and Delta Air Lines


HP provided demonstrations of many industry solutions:


HP Customer Experience Management as a Service

Enables businesses to combine structured and unstructured social data to drive actionable customer insights by listening, analyzing, and engaging in social conversations.


HP Dealer Management as a Service: Integrates the vehicle dealer-distributor-OEM value chain to optimize marketing, sales, customer service, vehicle servicing, & asset/product/knowledge management


HP Case Management as a Service: Improves contact center customer service through a comprehensive set of features to manage service-level agreements, dynamic work streams, business rules and workflow, documents, computer-telephony integration, and mobile apps.   


 Jeff Smith, Senior Vice President, Global Application Services, Program Excellence and Industry Solutions at HP; Anthone Withers, Director, Worldwide Business Process as a Service at HP; and Jules Orme, VP of Apps Strategy and Operation at HP participated in the conference and held multiple private sessions with clients and prospects.


 KT.pngHP also presented a breakout session.  KT Prasad and Matt Parks enlightened the audience on how to modernize their business processes and took them through client journey to next generation technologies. KT explained key market enablers with a key focus on increasing market share and business outcome based selling.


Team that made it possible: Special thank you to individuals who put such a splendid show together -- Anthone Withers, Archie Reed, Shefali Dua, Rob Stewart and Luke Mathers. A big thank you to our HP booth area executives and members -- Nicole Taylor, John Yaggie, Peter Bertell, Sandie Overtveld, Xi Xu, Matt Parks, KT Prasad, Dan Zibble, Shawn McCubbin, Avi Gupta, Lucas Alexander, Will Green, Paul Roworth and John Bowdler.



As in past years, Convergence was a great opportunity for HP to network with attendees, partners and analysts.  Congrats to Microsoft on another great event.  We look forward to seeing you next year!!


Related links:

HP Enterprise Applications Services for Microsoft Dynamics CRM

Start Your Journey interactive video

Start Your Journey microsite



About the Author




Shefali Dua is leading Worldwide Strategy and Solution Innovation team for the BPaaS Practice at HP Enterprise Services as the Solution Innovation Manager. She responsible for planning and delivery of industry solutions across verticals like social media, big data, mobility and security on the HP Enterprise Cloud offering  for CRM Technologies. She is also driving Enterprise Application Development initiatives as the Solution Architect for the HP CRM Americas Practice for strategic engagements.  She is reachable at .

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Shefali Dua is leading Worldwide BPaaS Strategy & Solution Innovation team at HP Enterprise Services as the Solution Innovation Manager. Her...

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