Session Details
Day: 13/03/2017
Time: 09:00 - 17:00
Room: Laurus

Track: Training (Product, ISV, Skills)
Level: 300 - Advanced
Audience: ALL
Type:
APP Innovation Challenge

The eXtreme APP Innovation Challenge is a friendly competition between teams of technical thought leaders. You will explore and create solutions to solve real world business problems using Dynamics 365 as a framework. While it's not required, we will challenge our teams to come up with creative solutions using CRM that can help the community.  
Participation is not limited only to developers. The Innovation Challenge is open to all technical attendees!

Each team of participants will be assigned a top notch, highly talented advisor from MVP CRM community. These advisors will work with you to come up with the best solution to your business problem.

Participation in the APP Innovation Challenge is free and open to all technical attendees from the conference. A separate sign up however IS necessary. Please sign up during registration. The challenge is not only fun, but it is a terrific way to get hands-on learning experience from the MVPs working with your team. There is no better way to build your skills than getting your hands dirty!

Two teams will be selected to go head to head during our Wednesday evening Celebration event.  Good luck to you!

 

 
Introducing Your Speaker

Julie Yack, Chief Operations Officer, Colorado Technology Consultants, Inc

Julie Yack is a Colorado-based Microsoft Dynamics CRM MVP serving clients across the globe, providing training, implementation, analysis and insight for companies wanting to take their service to the next level. Julie’s blog, www.julieyack.com, addresses pertinent topics of the day, ranging from Dynamics CRM to technology in education to travel to voting rights.

Julie is an accomplished author and publisher with several books on different technologies under her belt. Julie is a community leader, nationally, locally and online, serving on education committees and curriculum boards in Colorado and as a founding member of SouthColorado.net and xRMVirtual online. She knows how important it is to have your voice heard and has been honored to speak to elected officials at the US Capitol and to the Executive Staff at the White House on topics of technology legislation and the importance of STEM education in our k-12 schools. Julie loves to spend her free time traveling with her husband and kids.



Ulrik Breval Carlsson, Sr. Solution Architect and Readiness Expert, Elev8 Solutions

Ulrik Breval Carlsson is a Senior Solution Architect and Readiness Expert at Elev8 Solutions and author of the CRM chart focused blog CRMChartGuy www.crmchartguy.wordpress.com. 

Ulrik is passionate about user adoption of CRM and working with KPIs and metrics for CRM data, giving the right users the right insights at the right time.



Andrii Butenko, Senior Consultant, Hitachi Solutions America

Andrii has worked on a wide variety of Microsoft CRM projects and taken part in all aspects of solution implementation, from requirements gather, to design, to custom development, to rollout. Andrii especially enjoys going after complex requirements, getting a little extra satisfaction from bringing yet another hard to handle task to submission. Andrii has extensive experience working on projects for companies in finance, event management, and service type organizations. He has completed data migrations to Microsoft CRM from several other CRM packages, as well as developed integrations with ERP systems and data repositories. He is well versed in using many accompanying technologies in order to develop the correct solution for each unique situation - JavaScript, .Net, SSIS, Reporting Services, etc.

Andrii is an ever present expert on the Dynamics CRM forums - always answering user questions and assisting in the moderation of the forums.



Demian Adolfo Raschkovan, Technical Director (MVP), Infoaván Soluciones

Awarded as Dynamics CRM MVP since 2013 (4 times). 
As a technical consultant with extensive experience in Microsoft Dynamics CRM and Microsoft technologies, I have 12+ years of experience working with Dynamics CRM (since 1.2 version).

I currently work as the Technical Director for Infoaván Soluciones, a Microsoft Dynamics CRM partner in Madrid, Spain.

I have worked on 100+ CRM implementations in different positions (as a developer, project leader, trainer, architect, sales and presales) and in different industries (banking, construction, telecommunications, engineers, services, retail, public sector, legal, etc.). I have also worked on international projects in Europe.

I am passionate about CRM and all the possibilities that Microsoft Dynamics delivers. I have a CRM blog (in Spanish). I also collaborate and moderate in other blogs and forums in Spanish: http://www.comunidadcrm.com/ and http://social.microsoft.com/Forums/es-ES/crmspanish/threads (Microsoft Spanish CRM Forum).

I have a some solutions for CRM I share with the community like "Dynamics 365 Workflow Tools" in Codeplex:   https://msdyncrmworkflowtools.codeplex.com/



George Doubinski, Technical Director, AlexaCRM

A 9-time Business Solutions/Dynamics CRM MVP specializing in all things difficult. If you cannot find me online creating the next http://crmtipoftheday.com or recording http://crm.audio podcast, it must be a rare occasion when I sleep, spend time with my family or travel from A to B.

Gus Gonzalez, CEO, Elev8 Solutions Group

Gus Gonzalez is a 5-time Microsoft Dynamics CRM MVP with 200+ CRM Online Deployments. He has over 10 years of consulting experience in the IT Industry, designing and implementing Microsoft Solutions ranging from enterprise to small environments. He has worked as a full time Microsoft Certified Trainer from 2005 to 2009 teaching Microsoft Official Curriculum classes regarding Microsoft Windows Server, Exchange Server, ISA Server, and SMS Server along with Citrix, Cisco, EC-Council, and CompTIA official curriculum.

A CRMUG All Star, and Microsoft Dynamics CRM Community Guest Columnist passionate about User Adoption, he believes in simplicity rather than complexity when implementing Microsoft Dynamics CRM in organizations of any size to drive User Adoption.



Gustaf Westerlund, Principal Consultant, MVP, Founder, CRM-Konsulterna

Dynamics 365 Solution Architect with more than 12 years experience as a Consultant with Dynamics CRM. Gustaf has a wide skillset including requirement analysis, sales and management in software development and IT-infrastructure. 80+ projects that have customer sizes ranging from 3 to more than 5000 users in many verticals including private equity, membership organizations, private banking, telecom, utilities, high tech, and professional services.

Jakub (Kuba) Skalbania, Lead Consultant, Managing Partner, Netwise SA

World renowned expert in building Customer Relationship Management (CRM) strategies and systems with 12 years experience with Dynamics CRM and building xRM platforms.

Founder of Netwise, the company that is number one integrator (according to Microsoft) of Microsoft Dynamics CRM implementations in Central & Eastern Europe. Book co-author and active expert speaking at many conferences. Awarded by Microsoft with Most Valuable Professional title for 6 years in a row.