Every year, Azure hosts our Annual CEO Summit. We have participation of many corporate entities, such as Alibaba, Amazon, Citrix, Dell, Disney, Ericsson, GoDaddy, Google, HP, IBM, Intel, LinkedIn, Microsoft, Oracle, VMware, and more.
Our portfolio companies participate in one-on-one meetings to initiate and continue business development and strategic partnership dialogue.
The day also includes discussions from leading thinkers in their space, for example in 2016 we had “A Winning Formula for Creating Multiple Successful Start-Ups” by Jeff Kearl, Founder and CEO of Stance as well as a presentation on “Microsoft’s Cloud Strategy and How Partners Can Ride This Tidal Wave” by James Phillips, Corporate VP at Microsoft and co-founder of Couchbase.
Throughout the day, our portfolio companies provide demo day-style presentations to the audience of potential strategic partners, investment banks, and venture capital firms.
The event concludes with a reception and dinner to continue the networking dialogue in a social and informal setting.