From July the 14th to the 18th, Devoteam attended Microsoft Inspire in Las Vegas (Nevada) for the third time. The annual conference was held by the Microsoft Corporation for its worldwide partner community, and welcomed over 30,000 attendees this year.
Here are the key takeaways from Microsoft Inspire 2019 :
The numbers 100:17:7 have a strong purpose for Satya Nadella, Microsoft’s CEO, as he emphasised them many times during his corenote. 100:17:7 highlight the need for the Microsoft ecosystem – both Microsoft and its partners – to fulfill one mission:
Empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more.
In other words, the 100,000 Microsoft employees and 17 million partners have an impact on the 7 billion people on the planet. Thanks to AI and experience through multi-devices that is now infusing all technologies, Microsoft enriched technologies are here to help businesses in terms of digital technology: this tech intensity has become a priority. According to Satya Nadella, each company will end up being a software company at some point, and trust is therefore a necessity.
Trust is what really matters
Trust is at the heart of the relationship between Microsoft, its partners and their customers; through a better control of information. The GDPR established the first elements of a renewed digital trust, but areas of shadows do persist. Making trust a priority will help reverse the loss of confidence, and accelerate the digital transformation of businesses – while taking into account the personal concerns of those who use these services.
“You can’t claim trust and you have to earn it each day.”
Chief Executive Officer of Microsoft
Companies have to make bold decisions and be consistent over time to build a trustworthy relationship with customers. Rethinking its business models, missions and technologies with trust at its core is essential.
Tech Intensity = (Tech adoption x Tech capability)^Trust
With the rise of AI in most organisations and existing technologies, new visions and solutions must be found to promote the fundamental values that made the Microsoft network successful while ensuring the trust of users. Microsoft and its partners have to set up clear ethical principles to guide and regulate AI, but also to make cyber security a part of the everyday engineering.
Developers and technologists at the core of every organisation
Microsoft was founded in 1975 by developers and is now back at it. With 36 million developers on GitHub, the company from Redmond is a leader on open source and is getting closer with developers. Developers? Yes, and not only the ones in software-driven companies.
As Satya Nadella said, developers and technologists influence every function: sales, marketing, HR, finance… and infuse every company with more agility. The number of tech profiles being hired in non-technological fields is growing 11% faster than the hiring process within the tech industry. For example in the automotive industry, the number of software engineers will be three times the number of mechanical engineers this year.
Something else to remind from 2019 Microsoft inspire?
As a leading technologist, Microsoft’s CEO also made big announcements on its 3 clouds: Azure, Dynamics 365 and Modern Workplace solutions (O365 and Teams). To learn more about the technological breakthrough, watch the replay of the Microsoft Inspire + Microsoft Ready Corenote with Satya Nadella.
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