The official meeting of Dynamics 365 Business Central Partners
from Central and Eastern Europe

September 12, 2019 I Prague, The Czech Republic

BCEEpeople – event that empowers partnership

In first BCEEpeople conference took part 65 representatives of Dynamics Business Central Partners from 15 countries of Eastern and Central Europe. BCEEpeople was one of the first initiatives of this type aimed at integrating Partner companies that implemented Dynamics 365 Business Central (Microsoft Dynamics NAV).

The focus of the event was also to indicate the common directions for growth, discuss the strategy for product development and share knowledge, experience and know-how.
CEE partners used the occasion to discuss issues and problems specific for the CEE region. Attendees had the opportunity to compare their experiences with those of partners from other countries, independent experts and the Microsoft representatives.

BCEEpeople provided a platform for the exchange of knowledge, reliable expertise and inspiration. Attendees learned more about the potential behind partnership.

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What's about BCEEpeople conference

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Integrations of Partners from the CEE region

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The future of Dynamics 365 Business Central in the CEE and worldwide

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Trends in the HR market in the IT industry

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Reliable knowledge and practical tips on the marketing and sales strategy

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The exchange of experiences of Partners from the region

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Opportunities to meet and talk directly with experts and the Microsoft team

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A chance to establish new business relationship via networking

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The forum for exchanging opinions, ideas and guidelines

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The only such an event in 2019

Who attended the event?

The conference gathered Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central Partners from CEE region. The BCEEpeople program covered the subjects from the areas of sales, marketing, HR and IT. There was also a wide range of sessions focused on the strategies of developing Business Central worldwide and in the CEE region, trends in the IT market, technological innovations and Microsoft solutions.

BCEEpeople conference program

The session tracks were delivered by experts who discussed modern trends and capabilities, as well as showcased the actual solutions that enable partners to better respond to the needs of today’s market and customers.

The purpose of the conference was also to exchange the experiences on creating new applications for Dynamics 365 Business Central and implementing this new Dynamics NAV version to present and potential customers.

The content of the event covered topics on new Dynamics 365 Business Central version.

The new system functionalities were showcased along with the valid licensing models and possible migration scenarios. Partners from CEE shared their experiences on the process of creating its solutions, that are already available on AppSource. The session tracks included topics related to HR, contemporary job market and partner marketing.

During presentations, attendees got an insight into trends characteristic for the Central and Eastern Europe region and they exchanged their experiences. During marketing sessions, partners received practical guidelines on how to improve their business performance. They also familiarized themselves with the most effective marketing tools including e-marketing and traditional scenarios.

Agenda

11:00 - 12:00

Registration & breakfast

12:00 - 12:20

Opening keynote: What is the future of Business Central in CEE in Partner point of view ?

Piotr Śledź

IT.integro
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12:20 - 13:00

Dynamics 365 Business Central Roadmap and Localization

Soon we will get new Fall Release of Dynamics 365 Business Central. We will introduce you what we can expect from technical and functional point of view in this release as well as what we can expect in the future. Also, we will share experience about already finished localizations in CEE as well as what we can do to get more localizations soon.

Aleksandar Totovic

Microsoft
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13:00 - 13:30

How is Business Central doing today within the partner eco system of Quattro Business Solution?

Quattro Business Solutions or QBS group is the largest Dynamics ecosystem second only to Microsoft itself. Situated in over 20 countries worldwide, with over 500 partners managing more than 30,000 customers. BC is now available for over 18 months in most of the European countries. During this session  I would like to share you with some BC numbers and some of our partner experiences and challenges.

Nelson Tavares da Silva

QBS group
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13:30 - 14:30

Lunch & networking

14:30 - 15:00

My take on your Partnership with Microsoft

Business Applications is a rapidly developing platform, and it is hard to keep track, how best to engage with the Microsoft team, and what resources and materials to use when building your sales, marketing or technical strategy. Join me on the session where I walk you through the options our go-to-market services provide, and get to know where to turn to with your questions that standard channels do not answer.

Peter Kuna

Microsoft
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15:00 - 15:30

Things to consider before making a decision to upgrade customer to Dynamics 365 Business Central.

This session will reveal the different go-to-market strategies and top considerations for Dynamics 365 Business Central cloud versus Dynamics on-premises as well as provide comparisons of both cloud and on-premises models.

During this session you will learn:

  • Positioning strategies for both cloud and on-premises models;
  • Selection criteria for evaluating customers’ solutions state and how best to move forward;
  • Business impact valuations for both Dynamics on-premises and Dynamics 365 Business Central cloud;
  • Customer journey best practices for Dynamics on-premises and Dynamics 365 Business Central cloud;
  • Most common transition paths between Dynamics on-premises to Dynamics 365 Business Central cloud.

Tomas Stankevičius

1ClickFactory
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15:30 - 16:00

Microsoft Dynamics: The shape of the ecosystem in 2019

Since Nigel Frank launched, we’ve been producing annual reports that get to the heart of the Dynamics ecosystem. Earlier this year, we asked professionals and employers in the Dynamics community to give us their thoughts and experiences for the eleventh time. We’ve combined these sentiments with our own data on hiring trends and job market development to bring you the latest insights into product usage, salaries, benefits, and working culture. Join us as we present key findings from 2019’s Microsoft Dynamics Salary Survey, and reveal cutting-edge intelligence to help you benchmark your compensation package, and find out how to attract and keep the best Dynamics talent.

Katarzyna Iwaniak

Frank Recruitment Group
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16:00 - 16:30

Coffee break & networking

16:30 - 17:00

How it is on the forgotten NAV markets? What’s our ABC action plan?

During my topic I would share:

  • Where do we stand today?
  • Baltic market insight?
  • Are we ready for business model? Where is business ?
  • How to be ready for BC online availability?
  • Do we need a new business model?

Reinis Sparāns

ELVA
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17:00 - 17:30

The strategy of building localized applications within the Ready to Go program

The biggest challenges and successes achieved, the implementation of new technologies in the process of developing a local layer. The summary of the current status and further development plans.

Aleksander Mavec

Adacta
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Leho Hermann

BCS Itera
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Matjaž Fajfar

Adacta
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Wojciech Kwiczor

IT.integro
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17:30 - 18:00

Q&A

18:00 - 19:00

Roundtables

  • How to embrace technological innovations in Dynamics 365 Business Central, the latest knowledge and challenges related to transition to the cloud model? Developing new collaboration patterns for the Microsoft Partner Community in CEE.
    Expert: Alexander Ermakov | Awara IT Solutions

 

  • Localization and localization strategies for CEE countries. Return on the investment in localization and localization pricing. The discussion on how to streamline and align localization and translation processes for local versions of Business Central and ISV products ASAP with expected quality.
    Expert: Aleksandar Totovic | Microsoft

 

  • Marketing. How to enhance the competitive advantage and market recognition of Business Central in CEE? Combining the actual local experience of CEE partners and Microsoft’s vision of market presence in CEE.
    Experts: Péter Kuna | Microsoft

 

  • Positioning of Business Central on CEE local markets. The overview of the present position of Business Central on the CEE market, defining its competitive advantage and identifying possible obstacles to product success in CEE.
    Expert: Krzysztof Zieliński and Andrzej Dudzik | IT.integro

 

  • BCEEpeople representation as a common voice of CEE partners at Directions EMEA. Defining the strategic goals of the CEE partner community for collaboration with Microsoft.
    Expert: Piotr Śledź | IT.integro

20:15

Dinner

Attendees were invited to Strahov Monastery, which is located in Hradčany, the most famous district of Prague. They tasted czech cuisine, take part in mini brewery tour and beer tasting. What is more, we were accompanied by czech accordionist.

Strahov Monastery
Strahovské nádvoří 1/132, 118 00 Praha 1-Strahov

Last event

Sponsors

The Organizers

BCEEpeople / IT.integro sp. z o.o.

Ząbkowicka 12, 60-166 Poznań, Poland
phone: +48 61 834 36 15
www.BCEEpeople.com
info [at] BCEEpeople.com

STARS EVENTS s.r.o.

Pod Vilami 785/22, 140 00 Praha 4
tel.: +420 222 521 226
www.stars.cz
info [at] stars.cz

Piotr Śledź

President of the Board at IT.integro - Microsoft Dynamics 365 Partner

Manages a team of 150 professionals delivering Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Dynamics NAV) projects, both in Poland and worldwide. For over 20 years, Piotr Śledź has been focused on creating a customer value proposition in the scope of using ERP systems as business management solutions.

An enthusiast of novelties, innovations and digital transformation. Engaged in daily project coordination, development of new solutions and apps, marketing and sales activities as well as company management and growth.

Aleksandar Totovic

PTS Business Apps - CEE MC at Microsoft - Dynamics 365 Business Central Roadmap and Localization

Aleksandar Totovic was an MVP for Dynamics NAV the four years in a row and now he continues with his career in Microsoft, working on Dynamics partner’s readiness, especially on the cloud transformation readiness as Partner Technology Strategist. He has experience in Dynamics and project management more than 15 years, working on many different projects in different countries and different cultures.

Working with Dynamics NAV in the past, he made dozens of “How Do I” videos, NAV official video courses on DLP and he provided a lot of trainings for Dynamics partners all around the world. Joining to Microsoft, he expanded his knowledge with many other solutions and now he is trying to provide models of integrated Dynamics solutions. He is also frequent speaker on Microsoft global and regional conferences (Directions NA, Directions EMEA, eXtreme 365 EMEA, eXtreme 365 US, Dynamics Summit, NAV TechDays…) and he is active on his blog and community.

Katarzyna Iwaniak

Business Manager | CEE - Frank Recruitment Group

About Nigel Frank

We’re the recognized global leaders in Microsoft recruitment—it’s all we do. Since 2006, we’ve worked with over 21,000 organizations around the world to meet their staffing needs. Our 500+ consultants work in 15 offices across Europe, North America, and Asia-Pacific to give our clients access to the best Microsoft talent available. Our unrivalled coverage in the marketplace gives us access to more than 300,000 Microsoft professionals, including thousands of contractors available to start immediately.

Péter Kuna

Dynamics Partner Programs Lead - Central & Eastern Europe at Microsoft

Peter is a Business Applications enthusiast, with technical and sales experience in multiple CRM, ERP and business Intelligence platforms. In his professional journey he is an advocate of transformation using modern business solutions. He is working in Microsoft Central and Eastern Europe as Partner Programs Lead for the Microsoft Dynamics and Power Platform portfolio and his goal is to be your partner in your path to build a service based business on the Microsoft platform.

Tomas Stankevičius

Cloud Business Line Manager, 1ClickFactory

Tomas Stankevicius, an ERP expert, has been working with Microsoft Dynamics NAV/Business Central since 1999. Stankevicius has an impeccable track record of developing and implementing Microsoft Dynamics solutions working for the top Microsoft Dynamics Partners in Europe and leading the cloud business line at 1ClickFactory. At 1ClickFactory, Tomas notably managed to build the award-winning “Solution of the Year” Self-Provisioning Portal that enables Dynamics NAV/Business Central solutions’ implementation on Microsoft Azure.

Wojciech Kwiczor

Products Development Manager, IT.integro

Wojciech Kwiczor is a graduate of the Faculty of Computing at the Poznań University of Technology, having specialized in Computer Integrated Manufacturing and Management Systems. From the beginning of his career, Wojciech Kwiczor has been involved in implementing ERP systems as business management solutions. He also worked as an ERP system consultant on Microsoft Dynamics NAV in a team dedicated to international implementations, then as a SPOC in the international help desk department. Presently, Wojciech Kwiczor is a Product Development Manager. He likes spending his free time with good music and in good company, and when the winds are favorable - sailing.

Nelson Tavares da Silva

Vice President Business Development, at Quattro Business Solutions (QBS group)

Having gained an economical education in Amsterdam (HES Amsterdam) he built a strong career within ICT in a wide variety of positions, ranging from network Administrator to Cloud business development (direct and indirect).  The variety of companies (NSK-RHP, Pecoma, Microsoft, Interoute) he worked for, strengthened his ICT empathy and ability to understand the business processes and see where channel development can be applied in order to create new market opportunities and improve company results. He joined QBS group in 2014 as the DNA of QBS group is all about partnerships and indirect sales, with a strong focus on Microsoft partners in order to help grow their business with great QBS Services and passionate people.

He believes in the strength of partnerships, healthy life balance and generating visible results. Nelson is from the Netherlands although with clear Portuguese roots married and has 2 kids.

Specialties: Cloud and network infrastructure, cloud Strategy & Planning and Channel sales and channel management.

Reinis Sparāns

Strategic Development Manager | Member of the Board

Matjaž Fajfar

General Manager at Adacta Belgrade

Matjaž Fajfar has more than 25 years of experience with Microsoft technologies.

Having graduated at Ludwig-Maximilians University in Munich, Matjaž Fajfar joined Adacta to start Microsoft Dynamics Business. At the very beginning, he was engaged with establishing and increasing Adacta's presence in the Adriatic region.

Currently, Matjaž is a General Manager at Adacta Belgrade and he is strongly focused on managing this fast-growing company which counts more than 100 employees.

Besides his engagement in Adacta, he also manages XQZ Music, promoting two bands, Xequtifz and Xazz. In Xequtifz he performs as a drummer.

Aleksander Mavec

Regional Evangelist, Adacta Group

During the 24 years of IT experience and strong technical and development background, Aleksander Mavec has found himself in many roles.

After finishing his studies at the Faculty of Computer and Information Science in Ljubljana, he started to work on web technologies and big data for one telecommunication company as a Developer. His journey throughout Dynamics World started very soon at company Adacta by working on large scale projects, where he needed to build his consultant skills. All his work was dedicated to building products out of projects, where he saw the potential for reselling. This is how he became a Product Manager. He occupied this position for several years.

As a member of Adacta'sCoE Team, Aleksander is currently working on the position of a Regional Evangelist with responsibilities to deliver knowledge about new technologies to employees in the whole Adriatic region.

He strongly believes that knowledge increases through sharing, and not by keeping it for oneself. By delivering a wide range of successful trainings, he can put this into practice.

Leho Hermann

BCS Itera  |  Sales Manager

Leho has been involved in sales work whole his life. Right after graduating university he started selling IT solutions but after while focused on ERP sales. “I’m been in this business long enough to remember how Navision 2.6 or 3.01 looks like” he describes his experience with todays Business Central and its predecessors.

Beside managing customer relations Leho is also involved developing company itself what means he has to keep posted up with latest trends in ERP world and selling these ideas inside company.

All people in BCS Itera very much believe in power of knowledge sharing and that’s why BCS Itera is always ready to talk about its experiences – how to overcome everyday challenges and how to avoid mistakes.

Today BCS Itera has appr 60 employees focused in Business Central/NAV and BI in Baltic states and also in Finland.

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