Podcast: WPC Toronto update with Jon Roskill

Microsoft channel chief Jon Roskill

Microsoft channel chief Jon Roskill

We’re just over three months away from Microsoft descending on Toronto, Ontario for the first Worldwide Partner Conference in this country since 2004, and the company has been promising the biggest and best WPC of all time for this year.

On this week’s edition of the Podcast, we catch up with Jon Roskill, corporate vice president of the worldwide partner group at Microsoft, on what we can expect at this year’s WPC in Toronto. Roskill addresses the choice of Toronto, how the company is injecting some Canadian culture into the event, and even shares an anecdote about keynotes at past WPCs. It’s a not-to-be-missed interview.

Also on the show:

  • Avaya Canada channel chief Renzo DiPasquale discusses Avaya’s new cloud-based unified communications products, the company’s purchase of Radvision, and the channel leadership scene at Avaya now that Jeremy Butt has left the company.
  • New Kaspersky Lab North American channel chief Chris Doggett drops by to chat about his new role with the security vendor, his goals and plans for his new job, and what to expect at the company’s Americas Partner Conference next month.
  • Modest Mycyk, who’s heading up the expansion of online backup and data recovery vendor Datto in Canada talks about the company’s launch and value proposition for solution providers.

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