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Microsoft Global High Tech Summit 2010

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14th Feb 2010
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The Global High Tech Summit represents Microsoft's premier business event for the High Tech & Electronics industry. The summit brings together luminaries from every segment of the industry to speak about the sustained business value realized from innovative IT solutions.This year's summit was held on February 10 and 11 at Santa Clara, California. Some of the key takeaways of this event are discussed below.

Theme: Empowering Excellence: Accelerating Through the Turn

Let the "Big Ideas" of your peers help you position your company to "accelerate through the turn."

Empowering Excellence: Accelerating Through the Turn

The global recession has hit all sectors, yet signs are appearing that may signal the end of the downturn. Will the turnaround be far behind?

Rebounds belong to the prepared. Cutting costs is important, but smart High Tech executives invest part of the savings into positioning their companies for the upturn. Now is the time for investment in improving business systems and processes:

•Product development and innovation management systems to keep the idea pipeline flowing, increase collaboration and product/service quality and speed time-to-market.

•Sales and marketing systems to increase customer insight, strengthen customer relationships, reduce sales administration time, build brand awareness, and drive revenue growth and market share.

•Supply chain management systems to reduce supply chain costs and increase supply chain agility.

•Manufacturing and operations systems to increase plant floor visibility and production agility.

Some of the Panel Discussions held:

Panel Discussion Session: Improving Innovation and Speeding Time-to-Market Panel Discussion Session: Improving Innovation and Speeding Time-to-Market

Fireside Chat: Building the Engaged, Interactive and "Sticky" Customer Relationship Fireside Chat: Building the Engaged, Interactive and "Sticky" Customer Relationship

Customer Presentation: Balancing Supply and Demand under Economic Uncertainty Customer Presentation: Balancing Supply and Demand under Economic Uncertainty

Fireside Chat: Creating a Collaborative, Responsive Sales Channel Fireside Chat: Creating a Collaborative, Responsive Sales Channel

Panel Discussion: Leveraging IT to Accelerate Through the Turn Panel Discussion: Leveraging IT to Accelerate Through the Turn

 

 

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