D365UG / AXUG Summit 2017

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Join Merit Solutions at D365UG / AXUG Summit 2017 in Booth #410.

October 10th – 13th
Nashville, TN

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What is AXUG Summit?

D365UG / AXUG Summit is focused specifically on education for end users of Microsoft Dynamics 365 and Microsoft Dynamics AX. Summit 2017 will include 200 user-led, role-based educational sessions covering current and past versions of Dynamics 365 / AX. With thousands of Dynamics users and partners expected to attend, Summit also provides a unique opportunity to make resourceful connections with Dynamics peers in the same role, industry and geography. Summit is dedicated to helping companies using Dynamics be more successful.

Watch this video or keep browsing below to learn more about D365UG / AXUG Summit 2017.

Merit Solutions is supporting the following AXUG Summit sessions:

Top 10 Tips for Manufacturers Going Live on AX/365
Wednesday, October 11
Time: 1:30-2:30pm
Room: Tennessee Ballroom B

Mobility: Solutions for Digital Innovation
Wednesday, October 11
Time: 1:30-2:30pm

Life Sciences: Validating the Cloud: A Look at Microsoft Dynamics 365
Wednesday, October 11
Time: 1:30 – 2:30pm
Room: Governor’s Chamber A

What’s All the Buzz? Introduction to IoT, Machine Learning and Data Intelligence
Wednesday, October 11
Time: 2:45-3:45pm

Life Sciences Roundtable
Thursday, October 12
Time: 8:00 – 9:00am
Room: Jackson A

Mobility and IoT: Data-Driven Solutions for Digital Innovation
Thursday, October 12
Time: 9:15 – 10:15am

Your Project is at Risk! Now What?
Thursday, October 12
Time: 2:30 – 3:30pm
Room: Presidential Chamber A

Life Sciences: Lessons Learned from Implementing Dynamics 365 in Life Sciences
Thursday, October 12
Time: 3:45-4:45pm
Room: Governor’s Chamber B

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