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Amplify Your Success: What to Expect at GPUG Amplify 2017 (Part 2)

Amplify Your Success: What to Expect at GPUG Amplify 2017 (Part 2)

In part one of this two part blog, we introduced you to Microsoft Dynamics GP’s user-focused event, GPUG Amplify, why it’s so important to attend, and why pre-conference training is a must. Today, we will break into the “meat and potatoes” of the event, the main conference, beginning on the afternoon of March 20 and running through March 22, 2017.

About the Keynote Speaker, Eric Pearson

The Keynote will feature Eric Pearson, Information Security Expert, who brings over 20 years of hands-on experience protecting the nation’s vital information. Pearson currently serves as an Information Technology Examiner with the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, helping ensure the stability and public confidence in the nation’s financial technology systems.

Previously, Pearson was a Sr. Information Security Analyst at both the Social Security Administration headquarters and Lockheed Martin. Pearson also served honorably in the U.S. Air Force, as an Intelligence Analyst and Information Systems Security Officer working under the umbrella of the National Security Agency.

Pearson is a recipient of the distinguished Commissioner’s Citation for developing and implementing a unified IT Systems Inventory process in support of the Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA) and loves the InfoSec industry, frequently conducting training and speaking on the topic.

March 20, 2017: Registration, Partner Content, and Pre-Conference Training

We discussed pre-conference training in part one, and you can learn more about the partner-focused sessions designed to help marketers, leadership, account management, and account executive positions sell GP better in 2017 by clicking here.

Agenda: Pre-Conference Partner and Academy Sessions

Time Event
7:30 AM-5:00 PM Registration Check-In Open
7:30 AM – 8:30 AM Partner-Only Sales/Marketing Workshop Registration/Continental Breakfast
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM Pre- Conference Academy – Additional Registration Required
8:30 AM – 9:00 AM Partner-Only Sales/Marketing Workshop Opening Session
8:00 AM – 12:00 PM Academy: Morning Session (Intro to Management Reporter, The Power of GP Macros, GP Smorgasbord)
9:30 AM – 5:00 PM Academy: Full Day Session (Excel, Power BI, and Dynamics)
1:00 PM – 5:00 PM Academy: Afternoon Sessions (Advanced A/P Topics, Advanced Management Reporter)
9:15 AM – 4:00 PM Partner-Only Events (Multiple Sessions)

See pricing details on pre-conference academy courses here.

GPUG Amplify Opening Session: March 20, 2017, 5:00 PM

Join Bob McAdam & Pam Misialek as they officially welcome attendees to the 2nd annual GPUG Amplify event.

GPUG Amplify Opening Reception and Expo

Meet and network with other Dynamics users, partners, and professionals, and view an exciting opening reception. More information will be announced on the GPUG Amplify event page.

Agenda: March 21, 2017

With a variety of industry- and user-specific events to attend, we’ve broken it down into the three main categories: Reporting, Executive/Leadership, and Educational.

Session 1: 8:30-9:30 AM

Track Event
Educational GP User to GP Superhero in 1 Hour
Educational What’s New in GP 2016 and GP 2016 R2?
Executive/Leadership Management Reporter: A 30,000’ Overview
Reporting OData & Power BI
Reporting SmartList Builder Laid Bare

Session 2: 9:45-10:45 AM

Track Details
Educational 50 Free Add-ons & Tools in 50 minutes for Dynamics GP
Educational Big Rocks – Dynamics GP 2015 and Beyond
Executive/Leadership Marketing and the Millennial Mindset
Reporting Advanced Topics for Management Reporter
Reporting Reporting Smorgasbord

Expo and Lunch: 11:30 AM – 2:00 PM

Meet vendors and solutions experts, and learn more about making the most of Dynamics GP by attending the Expo hours from 11:30 AM to 2:00 PM, and enjoy lunch from 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM.

Industry Roundtables

Meet with others in your industry and learn about best practices by attending an industry-specific roundtable from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM. Details TBA.

Session 3: 3:15-4:15 PM

Track Event
Educational Advanced GP Macros: Macro like a Pro
Educational GP and Office—More Bang for Your Buck
Executive/Leadership Don’t Be Afraid of Using ISV Solutions
Reporting Financial Reporting for Jet Express for Excel
Reporting Intermediate Power BI


This day closes out with another general session, as well as a networking happy hour.

Agenda: March 22, 2017

More events for March 22 will be announced on the Amplify website. These are the currently listed tracks.

Session 1: 9:00-10:00 AM

Track Event
Executive/Leadership Comparing Project Management Solutions
Executive/Leadership Is Your Business Ready for Cloud?


Session 2: 10:15-11:15 AM

Details TBA

Expo, Lunch, and Networking: 11:15 AM – 1:30 PM

Meet vendors and solutions experts, and learn more about making the most of Dynamics GP by attending the Expo hours.

Session 3: 1:30 – 2:30 PM

Track Event
Educational GP Admin Life Hacks
Educational Re-implementing Dynamics GP Security
Reporting Advanced Excel

Partner Solutions Showcase: 2:45-3:15 PM

Learn about the latest Partner products and services.

Session 4: 3:30-4:30 PM

Track Event
Educational GP User to GP Superhero in 1 Hour (Repeat)
Educational What’s New in GP 2-16 and GP 2016 R2? (Repeat)
Executive/Leadership 50 SharePoint Tips in 50 Minutes


Learn More and Register

GPUG Amplify is the event of the year for GP Partners, end users, and executives at companies using GP. Designed to improve attendee skills around reporting, leadership, and industry best practices, attendees representing Dynamics end user organizations, partners, and ISVs benefit from access to Microsoft leaders, Microsoft MVPs, and other subject matter experts while exploring a wide range of solutions to optimize their Dynamics investment and experience a solid return on investment.

The event will take place at the Marriott Anaheim, and attendees receive a special discount on their hotel stay. Learn more about the hotel, pricing for the event, and other must know information at the GPUG Amplify website.


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