Microsoft Ignite, Microsoft’s premier event, is back and the Microsoft Ignite 2023 edition will be held at the Seattle Convention Center, Washington from November 14-17, 2023. This four-day event will keep the attendees abreast with latest innovations in the Microsoft technology space. The theme for this year’s event is “Experience AI transformation in action” and there will be a lot of information shared about the AI transformation that Microsoft has undertaken this year.
Coming back to the event, proceedings will kick off with a powerful opening keynote from Satya Nadella. It will be followed by 578 more sessions on various topics delivered by Microsoft and industry experts. It is apparent from the session catalog that the leading themes for the Microsoft Ignite 2023 conference are AI/Copilot advancements, business applications, data security, modern workplace solutions, etc. The edition is also expected to offer some interesting insights and updates on Microsoft Copilot, Microsoft Azure, Microsoft Syntex, Microsoft Fabric, Power Platform, Microsoft Loop, Microsoft Teams, Microsoft Viva, etc.
However, with such a long list of impressive sessions, it can be difficult to build a perfect schedule. So, we have mapped out the top 10 sessions you will want to keep on your radar if you are attending the Microsoft Ignite 2023.
1: Measure Microsoft 365 Copilot Readiness and Impact with Viva Insights
Speaker: Peter Bergen (Product Manager, Microsoft)
In this interactive session, Peter Bergen will share a deep insight into how the new Viva Insights dashboard will help CIOs measure readiness, engagement, and the impact of Microsoft 365 Copilot. He will also define how CIOs can determine whether they are getting the most out of their investments providing visibility into workplace activities and collaboration patterns that impact the business outcomes.
2: The Future of Content Management in the AI era with Microsoft Syntex
Speakers: David Minasyan, Kristen Kamath, Sean Squires (Principal Program Manager, Microsoft), Jolene Tam (Sr. Product Marketing Manager, Microsoft)
AI is the talk of the town! This session will deliver insights about AI innovations in Microsoft Syntex. Attend this session to learn all about organizing and managing the volumes organizational data for better productivity, collaboration, and compliance. The team of experts will share insights on various scenarios wherein new Syntex capabilities can help organizations.
3. Be a Part of the Creation Process: Simplify and Streamline Teams UX
Speaker: Anupam Pattnaik (Sr. Product Marketing Manager, Microsoft)
The new era of Microsoft Teams is here! Reimagined from the ground up for a faster, simpler, and more flexible experience. This session by Anupam Pattnaik will provide insight into how organizations can simplify the user experience for a diverse and growing user base. Attendees can also share their UX pain points and share a creative wish list of ideas to simplify and streamline Teams UX.
4. Explore the Future of Customer Identity and Access Management (CIAM)
Speakers: Edward Wu, James Casey, Santosh Panchapakesan, (Principal Product Manager, Microsoft)
This session will highlight the “Microsoft Entra External ID”, a developer friendly CIAM solution for customized authentication experiences in web and mobile apps. Participants can join the introductory CIAM and explore the future of External ID to determine how it ties into your existing solutions portfolio.
5. Generative AI Drives Enhanced Employee and Customer Experiences
Speakers: Jerry Lack (Director, Microsoft Alliances, Kyndryl), Richa Shekhar (Consult Cloud Leader, Kyndryl), and Ron Xavier (Global Microsoft Solutions Leader, Kyndryl)
A session that promises to deliver great insights into how Generative AI can be used to improve workplace experience by curating customer sentiment insights to enhance frontline worker interactions. The team from Kyndryl will address the implementation of observability, orchestration, monitoring, cost management, and all things responsible AI across the enterprise.
6. Optimizing your Microsoft Teams environment
Speakers: Casandra Marrero and John Gruszczyk (Sr. Product Marketing Manager, Microsoft), Jamie Stark (Program Manager, Microsoft), Mansoor Malik (Principal Group Product Manager, Microsoft)
During this interactive session Casandra Marrero and team of experts will answer customer questions on how to configure their Teams environment following the best practices for implementation, optimization, and better governance. Join this session and learn how a Teams’ single integrated experience powered by data and automation allows heterogeneous teams to work smarter and collaborate seamlessly across locations.
7. Microsoft Loop: Help Transform the Future of Co-creation
Speakers: Jacob Cohen, Sammy Chiu (Principal Product Manager, Microsoft), and Tricia Van Hollebeke (Sr. Product Marketing Manager, Microsoft)
Microsoft Loop is a collaborative app that brings together teams, content, and tasks across various tools and devices. It enables teams to communicate ideas asynchronously, collaborate, and stay in touch wherever they are despite time zone differences, commutes, and work style preferences. In this session, a team of experts from Microsoft will present Loop features and their power to enhance productivity within the organization.
8. Build the Future of your Multicloud Access with Microsoft Entra
Speakers: Jasmine Betthauser (Principal Product Manager Lead, Microsoft) and Rahul Prakash (Principal PM Manager, Microsoft)
Today 85% of organizations are leveraging more than two cloud platforms. Securing and accessing multi-cloud infrastructures has become a common concern for IT professionals and experts. In this insightful session, Jasmine and Rahul will share how the capabilities of Microsoft Entra in enhancing multi-cloud access and security.
9. Engaging Users with Experience Insights in Microsoft 365 Admin Center
Speaker: Amisha Bhatia (Principal Product Manager, Microsoft)
The Microsoft 365 admin center delivers a customizable and tailored experience to meet the unique needs of roles and responsibilities within the organization. In this session, Amisha Bhatia will share how the Microsoft 365 admin center is expanding to support more IT roles and responsibilities. The session will also highlight the adoption or success of driving healthy usage and happy users with Microsoft 365 in their organization.
10. Operational Databases in Fabric Data Estate
Speakers: Matt Longley and Ninar Nuemah (Design Program Manager, Microsoft)
Microsoft Fabric is reshaping how everyone accesses, manages, and acts on data and insights by connecting every data source and analytics service together—on a single, AI-powered platform. This interactive session is all about sharing views and experiences with Fabric. Participants can express their expectations and perspectives related to configuration, monitoring, security, and automation to enhance experience.
For a complete list of sessions and other details, you can visit the Microsoft Ignite 2023 official website by clicking here.
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