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16 Awesome Quotes from Microsoft WPC 2016



The 2016 Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference attracted 16,000 attendees from 144 countries over 3 days (July 10-14) in Toronto, Canada. Drinking thousands of beers (and tweeting even more) we knew there would be some great quotes to share. We pulled together 16 of our favorites. Which do you like best?

  1. “Microsoft has always been a partner-led company and will always be a partner-led company.”
    – Satya Nadella, Microsoft CEO [@satyanadella]

  2. You want to know the reason we chose Office 365? It's because of Microsoft. Microsoft got cool again.
    – Tim Campos, Facebook’s CIO [read more]

  3. “Here is the lesson you need to learn: The concept is way more important than the details.”
    – James Whittaker, Storyteller [@docjamesw]

  4. Helping the channel transform and become cloud-first, recurring revenue first and creating managed services will be the key to digital transformation and driving cloud adoption. 
    – Rocco Seyboth, BitTitan [read more]

  5. “We are the only ecosystem that can truly deliver an enterprise data estate for an enterprise.”
    – Judson Althoff, Microsoft EVP Worldwide Commercial Business [@judsonalthoff]

  6. There are two types of companies. Those who've been hacked & those who don't know they've been hacked. 
    – James Comey, FBI Director

  7. “Not only must you change, but you can change. There is a past and there’s going to be a future. And the future is going to derived on who digitizes the fastest.”
    – Jeffrey Immelt, Chairman and CEO of GE [read more]

  8. “90% of the world's data has been generated in the last two years.”
    – Kirk Koenigsbauer, Corporate VP Office Marketing  [@kjkoenigsbauer]

  9. Data is the new black ... it is the ticket to the C-suite.
    – Judson Althoff, Microsoft EVP Worldwide Commercial Business [@judsonalthoff]

  10. “1.8 million words is the value of one minute of video.” 
    – Dr. James McQuivey, Forrester [Blog]

  11. “By 2020 about 50% of all US workers will be millennials.”
    – Kirk Koenigsbauer, Corporate VP Office Marketing [@kjkoenigsbauer]

  12. “Microsoft chose to embrace change, and our partners who have embraced the cloud have seen the payoff.”
    – Gavriella Schuster, Corporate VP, Microsoft Worldwide Partner Group [@gavriels1]

  13. “Partners doing business with Microsoft are 19% more profitable than those working with our nearest cloud competitor, because we’re partner-led.”
    – Gavriella Schuster, Corporate VP, Microsoft Worldwide Partner Group [@gavriels1]

  14. “Three startups gave me books for my son at WPC. Business should be personal; thanks to those that make it so.” – Matt Wallaert, Director at Microsoft Ventures [@mattwallaert]

  15. “We need an internet that respects people’s rights, we need an internet that’s governed by good law.
    – Brad Smith, Microsoft President and Chief Legal Officer [read more]

  16. “Looking forward to this lady performing tonight [Gwen Stefani] ... and a few drinks.”

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