P2P Prometheus Award 2018 starts

Dear IAMCP members,

Each year the IAMCP provides an opportunity for Partners to recognize the Microsoft staff that work with them through the IAMCP Prometheus Awards. This is an important way to acknowledge and celebrate the people that make a real impact on Partner businesses. The awards recognize those who have provided an outstanding level of service to the Partner and will have shown exceptional commitment in supporting the Partners that they work with.

The IAMCP Prometheus Awards are presented annually to provide high-profile recognition of the top 5 representative regions. One award will be given in each of these 5 geographical areas.

Participating Regions 2018:



 Prometheus Award winners will be recognized in Las Vegas during Microsoft Inspire and potentially locally at Partner Summits.

 Please submit your nomination using this form: https://tinyurl.com/yc7npgxg

The nomination period will close on 11th May, 2018

IAMCP have created a process that establishes specific rules for nomination, voting and execution of the IAMCP Prometheus Awards. These awards will be granted by the IAMCP to Microsoft employees worthy of such merit.

 Any member of the IAMCP can propose candidates for the awards:

  • The nomination may not be conditional on obtaining specific benefits, either for the company or person nominating the candidate. No monetary or other incentive is to be made to the person nominating a candidate.
  • All candidates must be serving as a Microsoft Full time employee.

A Winning “Prometheus” candidate will demonstrate the following:

· Manages the appropriate number of skilled partners for the local market
· Participates in a sufficient number/quality of partner planning discussions in any one year
· Balances Microsoft requests for information from partners with commensurate value in return
· Organizes and facilitates executive meetings between partners and Microsoft
· Understands Partners’ business needs and priorities
· Clearly communicates the gives/gets of the Microsoft/Partner relationship
· Advocates for Partners within Microsoft / Acts as a positive Representative of the Microsoft ecosystem / Remains professional under difficult circumstances 

· Proactively shares information and facilitates early access to reliable information
· Fosters partners learning opportunities such as training/certification

Gives partner visibility to customers through broad customer awareness and/or 1:1 connections
· Helps partners grow their revenue or become more efficient
· Funds the appropriate number and type of partner activities
· Assists in closing sales opportunities with partners / Accompany partner visits with customers
· Removes barriers to partner sale


April 16th: Nomination period is open

May 07thFinal call for nominations
May 11thNominations close
May 14th – 18thJudging period

June 1st:  Award-winners notified. Also notification of winner to MS local, regional and WW
June 1th Runners up notified by IAMCP in conjunction with Microsoft
July 17th, 2018: Awards event at Microsoft Inspire

Please contact info@iamcp.org with any questions about the 
IAMCP Prometheus Awards 2018.

Best Regards

IAMCP International Prometheus Awards 2018 Committee.



Microsoft Inspire Speaker Nomination Form is now open

Dear IAMCP Colleagues,
The Microsoft Inspire Speaker Nomination Form is now open. This online form will allow Partners and Microsoft Subject Matter Experts to submit a session and speaker nomination for consideration at Microsoft Inspire.
The tool will close on Friday, April 13, 2018.
Below are the next steps/deadlines related to the Community Hub speaking opportunity:

Friday, March 16
Speaker Nomination Tool open – Nominate yourself or someone you know to speak!

Friday, April 13
Speaker Nomination Tool closes

Monday, April 16
Microsoft Inspire team will review submissions

Friday, April 20
Microsoft will communicate decision to submission owners
Detailed informational will be requested from content owners
For those selected, Microsoft may request revisions

Friday, April 27
Submission owners return revisions to Chelsea Hewitt
Thursday, May 3
Submission owners will provide final revisions

Monday, May 14
Sessions will be available to book in the session catalog

The Community Hub has 9 proposed topics for both the theater content and hot topic lounges for 2018:

  • Artificial Intelligence
    Diversity + Inclusion
    Big Data
    Internet of Things (IoT)
    Security (including GDPR)
    Partnering with Microsoft
    Partner-to-Partner (P2P)
    Skilling or Training
    Marketing/Social selling

If you have questions related to the tool, please email msinspirespkr@microsoft.com with questions. Any questions related to Community Hub, please contact Chelsea Hewitt at v-chhewi@microsoft.com

Best Regards,

Debra Pfundstein
IAMCP International Inspire Chair

Partnership branches are lead by new IAMCP Executive committee

It becomes easier to find partners, reach partner services, get training and many other options. IAMCP EMEA established the Executive committee with a lot of teams.

Please contact managers of the appropriate teams with any questions or suggestions.

Alliance Manager, Executive Committee
International Affairs Manager, Executive Committee
Marketing Manager, Executive Committee
Diversity Manager, Executive Committee
Services Manager, Executive Committee
Microsoft Liaison, Executive Committee
Membership Manager, Executive Committee
Compliance Manager, Executive Committee
Training Manager, Reports to Executive Committee
Apps & Infra Area Manager, Reports to Executive Committee
Data & AI Area Manager, Reports to Executive Committee
Licensing & Incentives Area Manager, Reports to Executive Committee
Business Applications Area Manager, Reports to Executive Committee
Survey & Analysis Manager, Reports to Executive Committee
Modern Workplace Area Manager, Reports to Executive Committee
Partner-to-Partner (P2P) Manager, Reports to Executive Committee
Communication Manager, Reports to Executive Committee

IAMCP EMEA opens Executive committee positions


 IAMCP EMEA has modified its leadership structure by adding an Executive Committee to the existing “Board of Directors”.

For this new Executive Committee there are new positions that we want to open to any member of the IAMCP in EMEA. Apply here before February 5th !

Some of the roles available are:  International Affairs Manager | Institutional Manager | Marketing Manager | Diversity Manager | Compliance Manager | Services Manager | Membership Manager | Alliance Manager…

As a non-profit organization, these positions will not be compensated economically but you will be rewarded with: Experience, Training, Public Recognition, Social Media Visibility, Business Opportunities, Networking, Events and a closer relationship with Microsoft.

What you need to know:

❶ Requirement:  The only requirement is to work for a Microsoft Partner member of IAMCP in the EMEA region.

❷ Application:  If you are interested, register yourself here before February 5th.

❸ Next Steps:  An appointed committee will review all applications and get back to you before February 23rd.


We are waiting for you,


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